Monday, April 30, 2018

Metlakatla to receive $375,000 towards shellfish industry through NDIT grant

The Northern Development Initiative Trust distributed funding towards five projects last week, and for the North Coast it was Metlakatla that gained a share of the cash, with the Metlakatla Band Council set to receive $375,000 towards their shellfish industry initiative.

The money is to be used to address large scale production capacity and develop market expansion activities for the shellfish aquaculture industry on the North Coast. That work is in support of the North Pacific Marine Plan.

The funding for the other projects will be delivered to the City of Quesnel, City of Williams Lake, Lilloet Tribal Council and Williams Lake Tribal  Council.

You can find out more about those projects here.

Further background on the NDIT Strategic Initiatives fund can be explored here.

Last week the NDIT also introduced some new officers to the Board of Officers, they include:

New Board Chair -- Gerry Thiessen, Mayor of the District of Vanderhoof

New Vice Chair -- Thomas Hoffman, Manager, External and Stakeholder relations Tolko Industries

New Finance Chair -- Wendy Benyk, CEO Lakes District Maintenance Ltd.

Acclaimed to Positions with the Finance Committee were:

Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall, North Coast Regional Director Michael Racz

Cariboo Regional District Chair Margo Wagner was acclaimed as a member of the executive committee.

Gerald Wesley and Danny Schilds remain a member of the Board as a provincially appointed member, as does Evan Saugstad

Full biographies of the Board membership can be found here.

To view the most recent blog posting of the day, click here.

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