Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Commercial Sector Developments across the Northwest for 2019












A quick reference guide to the Commercial sector of the North Coast economy, items of note on store openings and closings, planned developments, commercial taxation and such.

Below are some links to Business resources on the North Coast

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The Archive for our monthly synopsis of the commercial scene on the North Coast, Taking Stock can be found here.

The Overall archive for 2019, featuring items and notes from across the Northwest can be found below:

August

Prince Rupert

August 22 -- Cafe plans the latest addition for new Rupert Lawn and Garden Centre expansion  NCR
August 16 -- Prince Rupert contractor gains contract award for Rupert Lawn and Garden renovations  NCR
August 12 -- Renovation plans for Rupert Lawn and Garden Centre, mean some early end of season savings for customers  NCR
August 1 -- Trading Coast Market opens for 2019  NCR


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August

Prince Rupert

August 8 -- BYOB! Bring your own Bag, or prepare for a paper one from BCLC  NCR

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July

Prince Rupert

July 25 -- City anticipating better results for Cow Bay Marina as summer moves forward  NCR
July 25 -- Parking concerns make for conversation topics at Monday's Council session  NCR
July 8 -- Gitga'at look to clean up with new commercial venture  NCR
July 5 -- Voices of Commerce (video)
July 5 -- Prince Rupert gets a new destination for Spa Days ...  NCR
July 5 -- RCMP warn of counterfeit money making the rounds in Northwest BC  NCR
July 4 -- Chamber of Commerce set to host Voices of Commerce this evening at Coast Mountain College  NCR 
July 2 -- Unleash the Kraken ... Argosy Mural unveiled prior to Canada Day weekend NCR

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July 31 --  Gitga'at outline plans for Harbourfront development and Trail construction at Hartley Bay  NCR
July 30 -- Lax Kw'alaams Cable viewers to see changes to system as upgrades get underway  NCR


June

Prince Rupert

June 28 -- Final days to take advantage of Northern Savings Bursary opportunity  NCR
June 28 -- The Last Bouquet! Fours Seasons Flowers to close storefront doors this Saturday  NCR
June 24 -- Chamber Lunch and Learn event to share information on BC Immigrant worker programs  NCR
June 13 -- Prince Rupert Chamber celebrates success of recent Business Walk  NCR
June 13 -- The Pavilion gets the nod as Northern Savings Business of the Month for June  NCR
June 13 -- Residential or Commercial? Biggar Place rezoning quest brings questions on City's priorities  NCR


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June 24 -- Terrace is first past the toke line as retail Cannabis store opens  NCR

May

Prince Rupert

May 31 -- City and partners take a walk as part of annual survey of local business NCR
May 24 -- Jail or Bail ... only you can decide! CIBC hosts Relay for Life fundraiser  NCR
May 17 -- City looks to lease Seal Cove area land to Gitmanmak'ay Nisga'a Society  NCR
May 17 -- Transition Prince Rupert making plans to paint the town Red ... Green, Blue, Yellow and a bunch of other colours too!  NCR
May 15 -- CityWest's reopened Kitimat storefront to be celebrated today  NCR
May 14 -- New clothing store adds to rejuvenation of Third Avenue West's growing commercial options  NCR
May 8 -- Northern Savings hires on new CEO  NCR
May 8 -- New cel phone player set to enter Prince Rupert market  NCR
May 6 -- CityWest mailing outlines just how all that technology makes its way to your home  NCR

May 3 -- Lonnie Wishart profile (video)

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May 4 -- Skeena Valley Farmers Market launches spring season in Terrace
May 2 -- Iron Chef Smithers (video)
May 2 -- Local store in Terrace encourages other businesses to be more eco-friendly

April

Prince Rupert

April 30 -- Rupert Innovation (video)
April 30 -- Showcase tonight for North Coast Innovation Lab
April 18 -- Prince Rupert's Gas Prices settle in at $.1389/litre as long weekend beckons  NCR
April 12 -- Burgers, Fries and a side dish of confusion ...   NCR
April 11 -- Plans to bring A&W to Prince Rupert go cold
April 5 -- Government run BC Cannabis latest to apply for licence for plans to operate in Prince Rupert  NCR
April 5 -- BC Cannabis Store wants to alter BC Liquor Store in Prince Rupert
April 5 -- City seeks your opinion on the downtown core  NCR
April 1 -- New Board members join Chamber of Commerce to steer Chamber agenda for 2019  NCR


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April 30 -- Terrace Beautification (video)
April 29 -- Thrive North Business Challenge update (video)
April 26 -- Security improvement grants available for Terrace businesses
April 26 -- Small business confidence in BC plateauing out as new taxes continue to worry entrepreneurs
April 24 -- Burns Lake: High on Jobs
April 23 -- Holisitic based Smithers business a finalist in Thrive North Business Challenge
April 18 -- Northwest entrepreneurs pitch their plans for cash prizes
April 17 -- Fraser Lake anxious over CIBC exit
April 15 -- Downtown business owners meeting for closed-door forum in Terrace tomorrow
April 12 -- Terrace Farmers Market (video)
April 11 -- Smithers Chamber manager retiring
April 10 -- Film society seeks donations for Beacon's future
April 5 -- Terrace's 'free store' for people in need forced to shut down April 18
April 3 -- Foreign entrepreneurs eye Burns Lake
April 3 -- Decker Lake Trading Post starts new chapter
April 1 -- Smithers Chamber reflects on $280,000 of work promoting business in Smithers


March

Prince Rupert

March 29 -- Second Retail Cannabis location forwarded to the Province for final determination  NCR
March 28 -- Prince Rupert elects 2019 chamber of commerce board
March 27 -- Clarity Cannabis to fill empty Third Avenue store
March 26 -- Prince Rupert Council signs off on second cannabis shop
March 18 -- Northern Savings salutes Stuck on Designs as Business of the month  NCR
March 15 -- CityWest set for storefront return to Kitimat  NCR
March 15 -- Painter of signs, booster of community; Prince Rupert pays respects at passing of Jim West  NCR
March 13 -- Wheelhouse Brewing releases new Great Bear Scallop Stout
March 11 -- Prince Rupert now accepting applications for business facade improvement program
March 11 -- Application period now open for City's Business Facade program NCR
March 7 -- Johnny's Machine Shop will turn 50 under new ownership
March 5 -- BC Liquor Stores once again throw their support behind Dry Grad 2019  NCR
March 4 -- Warburtons will rehabilitate Neptune Inn with a twist
March 4 -- Call for comments on Clarity Cannabis licence consultation ends March 14th  NCR
March 3 -- Prince Rupert and area celebrates the Best of Business with Lester Centre Business Excellence Awards Show Saturday night  NCR
March 2 -- A salute to excellence tonight at the Lester Centre with Business Excellence Awards Showcase  NCR
March 1 -- Coastal Shellfish brings Fresh Scallops to Prince Rupert

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March 29 -- New generation takes over Decker Lake Trading Post
March 28 -- BC Cannabis growing job opportunities in Terrace
March 28 -- Small business owners across northern BC still facing challenging conditions in March
March 26 -- BC Cannabis stores to host Terrace job fair
March 26 -- Terrace hotels quoting higher prices for Junior All-Native tournament
March 22 -- Bulkley Valley members of the North Matter rally in Houston
March 20 -- Nadina Truck
March 20 -- Burns Lake Save On Foods hope to cut food waste by half by 2025
March 17 -- CityWest to reopen its Kitimat office
March 17 -- Terrace participating in BC's immigration entrepreneur program
March 15 -- Competition seeks out entrepreneurs in Northern BC
March 14 -- CityWest reopening Kitimat storefront
March 13 -- Thrive North Challenge (video)
March 13 -- Buy Low Shopping Spree
March 13 -- ThriveNorth Business Challenge offers $35,000 in prize money
March 13 -- Pipeline camp spurs Airbnb bid in Fraser Lake
March 7 -- First Nations' security company hired to improve public safety downtown
March 7 -- Entrepreneurs - step forward and win $10,000
March 5 -- Second marijuana store applies for license in Terrace


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February

Prince Rupert


February 28 -- Coastal Shellfish expands on North Coast (video)
February 28 -- No Building for Old Men (or women) Neptune Inn building to revert to status as hotel accommodation NCR
February 28 -- Bomben's Budget Blue Print, Council statements both point to increased confidence in city's financial results NCR
February 28 -- Indigenous-owned sustainable scallop farm gets licence
February 27 -- Local scallops featured in Fukasaku chef's chowdown chowder
February 26 -- Prince Rupert budget (video)
February 26 -- Council's first look at budget 2019 offers up 2 percent tax cut; increases to RCMP and bylaw staffing  NCR
February 25 -- City proposes 2 per cent tax cut
February 25 -- 2019 City of Prince Rupert budget process to get underway tonight NCR
February 21 -- Scallop sales create economic opportunity for Prince Rupert (audio)
February 20 -- The countdown to the Chamber of Commerce Business awards begins with a nominee Film Festival  NCR
February 19 -- Give preferential treatment to local business: Cunningham says
February 19 -- CityWest eyes fifty percent coverage of Prince Rupert by year end for Fibre to Home expansion project  NCR
February 18 -- CityWest announces fibre-to-the home expansion plans
February 14 -- Election time at Northern Savings with Four Board of Director's  positions to be filled by ballot NCR
February 13 -- Park Avenue Cannabis store proposal gains momentum from city's referral process  NCR
February 13 -- 672, it's new and coming to a calling area vey near you for May 1st  NCR
February 12 -- Need a Spa Day Prince Rupert? Hekate Esthetics has your solution  NCR
February 11 -- Council to give final consideration to cannabis store
February 6 -- The Shutter Shack Shift  NCR
February 5 -- Prince Rupert not ready for commercial cannabis yet

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February 27 -- Terrace resident brings up concerns over noise pollution from Keith Avenue businesses
February 26 -- Small Businesses in Northern BC struggling to fill jobs with right people
February 22 -- Trying to open the door on Smithers pot retail
February 20 -- Organizers prepare for Burns Lake Trade Show in April
February 20 -- Residents in Burns Lake raise concern over cannabis bylaw bid
February 20 -- Happy anniversary to HOuston's Chia's Dream Closet
February 20 -- Organizers prepare for Burns Lake Trade Show in April
February 20 -- Electric vehicle charge station might be replaced
February 19 -- BV Taxi Services in Jeopardy
February 16 -- Security guard now on patrol at three Terrace banks
February 16 -- LNG Canada sponsors driver's license training in Terrace, Kitimat
February 15 -- LNG Canada contribute $80,000 to help Kitimat and Terrace residents get their licenses
February 14 -- Sonny's Collectibles celebrates 25 years
February 13 -- Grassy Plains Store rebuild planned
February 12 -- A Little Relief for businesses with a green thumb
February 10 -- Chamber launches Smithers Music website
February 8 -- Giving back, one beer at a time
February 7 -- Interview with the Barkerville Brewing Company (audio)
February 6 -- Burns Lake Husky won't be sold, owner says
February 1 -- Terrace resident asks council to consider city-wide ban of single-use plastics

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January


Prince Rupert


January 30 -- City Council's cannabis process called into question by hopeful production proponent NCR
January 17 -- Council to seek funding for another year of Business facade grants  NCR
January 16 -- Shutter Shack being held hostage by landlords, protestors say
January 15 -- Northern Savings hails its B Corp certification  NCR
January 10 -- City of Prince Rupert seeks feedback on High Culture Cannabis retail application  NCR
January 10 -- Thrift store switches charity focus from cats to seniors

January 9 -- Prince Rupert's First Cannabis location seeks government licensing approval  NCR
January 8 -- Dine Out Prince Rupert returns to tempt our taste buds through January  NCR 
January 8 -- Impacts on businesses under ongoing boil water notice
January 2 -- Prince Rupert Business Excellence Awards nomination period running until January 6th


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January 25 -- Local Breweries at 2019 Ale Fest
January 25 -- Kitimat has two cannabis store licence applications
January 24 -- Burns Lake KFC shuts down
January 23 -- Burns Lake Husky outlet might be sold off as part of corporate strategic review
January 22 -- Kiwanis Ale Fest looking to build off past momentum this weekend
January 17 -- Terrace extends proposal deadline for land developments
January 14 -- Smithers can now get a cannabis store
January 16 -- Burns Lake bids to bring in new immigrant entrepreneurs
January 14 -- Terrace approves BC Cannabis retail store application
January 10 -- Space 626 opens in Masset with room to grow
January 4 -- Security improvement grants in the works for Terrace businesses
January 2 -- $42M fibre internet expansion bid needs more study, RDBN says
January 2 -- In Burns Lake, winter wear, sports gear most popular holiday shopping items


Archive of items from 2018 can be found here
Archive of items from 2017 can be found here
Archive of items from 2016 can be found here
Archive of items from 2015 can be found here
Archive of items from 2014 can be found here
Archive of items from 2012 and 2013 can be found here

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