Northwest Growth Conference pushed back to spring

The Northwest Growth Conference (NWGC) is no longer taking place this month, with organizers making the decision to reschedule for spring.

The Northwest Growth Conference (NWGC) is no longer taking place this month, with organizers making the decision to reschedule the conference for spring.

The conference, which is being organized by Community Futures of the Pacific Northwest and the Hecate Strait Employment Development Society, will now take place on March 6 and 7 at the North Coast Meeting and Convention Centre and in the B.C. Room of the Crest Hotel.

“One of the major take-homes from this conference is to provide … the most up-to-date information as possible. In anticipation of final investment decisions and other factors, it made sense to reschedule the conference to March,” John Farrell, Community Futures of the Pacific Northwest general manager, said.

The NWGC is open to small and medium-sized businesses, investors, industry representatives and up-and-coming entrepreneurs, providing networking opportunities and helping businesses gain knowledge in growth strategies.

“We’re just trying to prepare the foundation for the industrial growth to come and make sure [small and medium-sized businesses are] part of that picture,” Farrell said.

Registration for smaller-scale businesses, investors and decision makers is anticipated to begin at the end of November through the Hecate Strait Employment Development Society’s website.

There will also be a trades show as part of the NWGC, with parties interested in registering a booth being encouraged to contact Paul Vendittelli, Prince Rupert’s economic development officer, at 250-617-5138 or by email at

Just Posted

Pedestrian hit by cab in crosswalk on Second Avenue

A woman was in the crosswalk in Prince Rupert when she was struck by a taxi on Jan. 17

Subsea internet cable to link up Prince Rupert

Cable to connect Haida Gwaii, Prince Rupert, Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast with mainland network

13 per cent increase in Indigenous high school completion

School District 52 saw a steady increase in high school graduates for the 2016/2017 school year

Fees levied for superyachts calling on Cow Bay

The Port of Prince Rupert looks to make pedestrian access easier with the city to charge superyachts

Suspected cocaine seized at traffic stop

Prince Rupert police briefs for Jan. 11 to 14 include drugs, drunk driving and mischief

Kaien Anti-Poverty Society robbed of donated food

Their holiday stockpiles of food for those in need were stolen overnight Jan. 2

Carriers wanted for the Northern View

We have open routes for carriers all over Prince Rupert

Best B.C. cities to live in: millennial edition

Other local municipalities score at bottom of list from real estate blog

LIVE: Solitary confinement in Canadian prisons unconstitutional: B.C. Supreme Court

Associations argued that solitary confinement was inhuman

1 in 4 B.C. consumers unable to pay bills, debt repayment: poll

Since interest rates first rose in July, poll suggests households across B.C. have had to tighten budget

SOGI rally disrupts school board meeting, but business carries on

Chilliwack school board makes statement in support of B.C.-wide gender identity teaching resource

154 remote B.C. communities to get high-speed internet

Government funding to bring subsea fiber optic cable to connect people on the coast

Kelowna West byelection called for Feb. 14

Four candidate race to replace departed former B.C. premier Christy Clark

Northwest husband and wife honoured for saving each other’s lives

BC Ambulance presented each a Vital Link Award for administering CPR

Most Read