NDIT approves $218,000 for Dog Creek Community Store renovations

Northern Development approved four major projects in its service region

Northern Development approved four major projects in its service region that will support and strengthen the local economy through the Economic Diversification Infrastructure Program.

At their April 24 meeting, Northern Development’s board of directors approved funding for the following projects, including one for renovations and upgrades to the Dog Creek Community Store.

In all, $218,000 was approved for the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation for the renovation and modernization of the Dog Creek Community Store.

This project will include the installation of professional grade kitchen equipment, along with new energy efficient freezers and refrigerators.

These improvements will allow the store to cater parties, events and meetings in and around the Nation. It will also encourage community members to do most of their shopping locally, rather than having to travel elsewhere.

Improving the store is a crucial part of Stswecem’c Xgat’tem diversifying their economic opportunities, while increasing local revenues and employment.

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“This will be a huge win for the ocmmunity for the upcoming years,” said Clayton Harry, general manager of Stswecem’c Xgat’tem Development Corporation Ltd. “The Dog Creek Community Store has grown in business very rapidly in the last few years, and, if we would like to continue with this growth we must upgrade the infrastructure we have in place. With this funding, we can begin building for the future.”

Other funds were distributed to the Terrace campus of Coast Mountain College (CMC) for the construciton of a new community recreation centre ($250,000), the District of Houston to replace the refrigeration plant at the Claude Parish Memorial Arena ($250,000) and the North Peace Cultural Society for the renovation of the North Peace Cultural Centre ($250,000).

The next intake deadlien for the Economic DIversification Infrastructure Program is May 10, 2019.


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