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



keili.bartlett@thenorthernview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

DFO wants sports fishers to halve daily catch limits for prawns

Sport Fishing Advisory Committee resisting changes to prawn and clam catch management on North Coast

Rupert Rampage will play Fort St. John tonight in the Coy Cup

2019 tournament schedule has been released and Prince Rupert Rampage plays host team

Prints Rupert Camera Club opens 2019 exhibition

The show is dedicated to the memory of long-time member Chris Green

City council briefs: Cannabis shop, Metlakatla venture and budget consultation

Prince Rupert council meets on March 25 for the Committee of the Whole

Terrace death not considered suspicious at this time: RCMP

Body of 49-year-old man was found in wooded area near Olson Ave. March 22

Rupert’s greens ready for golf season

VIDEO: Prince Rupert Golf Club is open for 2019 with turf that weathered well over winter

Stranger climbs onto B.C. family’s second-floor balcony, lights fire in barbecue

Incident in Abbotsford terrifies family with two-year-old boy

British Columbians are paying more for booze but also broccoli

Victoria’s inflation was 2.3 per cent, a tick above Vancouver’s of 2.2 per cent

UPDATED: Three dead in Surrey crash: police

Single-vehicle crash occurred around 10:30 a.m., police remain on-scene

Eviction halted for B.C. woman deemed ‘too young’ for seniors’ home

Zoe Nagler, 46, had been given notice after living in the seniors complex in Comox for six years

Is it a homicide? B.C. woman dies in hospital, seven months after being shot

Stepfather think Chilliwack case should now be a homicide, but IHIT has not confirmed anything

Coroner’s inquest announced for Victoria teen’s overdose death

Elliot Eurchuk was 16 years old when he died of an opioid overdose at his Oak Bay home

Military officer accused of sexual misconduct, drunkenness in B.C., Alberta

Warrant Officer Jarvis Kevin Malone is charged under the National Defence Act

Harbour Air to convert to all-electric seaplanes

Seaplane company to modify fleet with a 750-horsepower electric motor

Most Read