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Success in sight for Valemount ski resort

Glen Korstrom, Business in Vancouver, Aug 29, 2016

The B.C. government earlier this month approved Valemount Glacier Destinations Ltd.’s (VGDL) master plan to build what could eventually be a $500 million ski resort near Valemount in central B.C. near the Alberta border.

Initial financing for an approximately $85 million first phase is coming largely from a trust run by Toronto real estate tycoon Greg Marchant, with other investors including Toronto condo-marketing guru Hunter Milborne.

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B.C. government approves Valemount ski resort master plan

Business in Vancouver, Aug. 17, 2016

The B.C. government on August 17 approved Valemount Glacier Destinations Ltd.’s master plan to build a ski resort up Mount Pierre Elliott Trudeau, near Valemount.

The project has not faced the same opposition that other ski resort projects in B.C. have suffered.

In fact, the project’s developer and consultants had expected the master plan to be approved in January so that there would be enough time for the resort to open on Canada Day 2017.

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Haida Gwaii golf goes national

Stacey Marple, Haida Gwaii Observer, April 8, 2015

Golfing on Haida Gwaii is now bigger and better than ever now that a new promotional program, Golf Haida Gwaii, has gained the attention of Golf Canada. Golf Haida Gwaii works with both Willows and Dixon Entrance Golf Courses to provide a free, island-wide golf program for youth. When Golf Canada heard of this program, along with the islands’ unique natural backdrop,

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DP World to purchase Fairview Terminal in Prince Rupert for $580 million

Shaun Thomas, Prince Rupert Northern View, April 2, 2015

A company owned by the government of Dubai is set to purchase Fairview Terminal from Deutsche Bank for $580 million.

DP World Ltd. announced today its intention to purchase the operations, with the transaction expected to be complete in the second half of this year.

“Fairview Container Terminal offers the fastest access for vessels traveling between Asia and North America.

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Prince Rupert’s port to expand by 500,000 containers

The Canadian Press, March 10, 2015

A container terminal at a northern B.C. port has announced an expansion that will increase the facility’s capacity by 500,000 containers.

Maher Terminals says it’s expanding its operations at the Prince Rupert Port to allow it to handle 1.3 million containers per year, up from its current capacity of 850,000 units.

The Prince Rupert Port Authority says construction of the expansion at the Fairview Container Terminal is scheduled to start between April and June of this year and be finished by 2017.

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Conifex Focused on Power Generation Project

Elaine Macdonald, 250, Feb 27, 2015

Prince George, B.C. – Conifex has released its fourth quarter results, and reports net income of ‘nil’. The 2014 year end net income is reported as $4.6 million compared to $9.5 million for all of 2013. Yet, the company is painting a very positive picture  that  it just might  launch  another “capital expenditure plan”.

Conifex says it intends to stay focused on the commissioning and start up of its Mackenzie power generation facility.

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North Central BC to Lead Province in 2015: Premier Clark

Jan 1, 2015

Elaine Macdonald, 250 News

Prince George, B.C. – Premier Christy Clark says the new year will see North Central B.C. lead the province.

In an open letter to the North Central Local Government Association, she says the North Central part of the province knows how to get things done.

“From 100 Mile to Fort Nelson, from Masset to Dawson Creek, your communities don’t always have it easy.

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Mount Milligan – First new mine to open in BC in a decade

Aug 8, 2013

Derek Penner, The Vancouver Sun

Crews at Thompson Creek Metals’ Mount Milligan project have started crushing rocks and are mere days away from turning on the milling machinery that will grind down the ore and start extracting copper and gold from the first new mine to open in British Columbia in more than a decade.

That development will turn the $1.57-billion construction project into an operating mine with the goal of commencing commercial production of ore sometime in the fall,

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