Prince Rupert-based North Coast Innovation Lab by EcoTrust to receive $100,000 from the BC Rural Dividend Program. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

North Coast Innovation Lab granted $100,000

MLA Jennifer Rice announced funds from the BC Rural Dividend Fund

The North Coast Innovation Lab is getting a boost to the tune of $100,000 from the BC Rural Dividend Program.

“We are very pleased with the funding from the BC Rural Dividend Program to the North Coast Innovation Lab,” Devlin Fernandes, senior manager of programs at Ecotrust Canada said.

“This funding supports the build out of the program to bring capacity to the North Coast. This will further enable our goal of supporting tangible, practical projects that build economic resiliency and well-being in Prince Rupert. We’re bringing on two students this summer to work on quick-start projects emerging from community input, and look forward to sharing the work with the community, and advancing local benefits and initiatives.”

READ and WATCH MORE: Growing economic and social projects in a North Coast lab

MLA Jennifer Rice announced funds for the Prince Rupert-based project by Ecotrust as one of three northern B.C. communities receiving the rural dividend grant on March 23.

The North Coast Innovation Lab is exploring economic projects such as a fish market and continuing plans for Re:Design Rupert.

READ MORE: EcoTrust to present research



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