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The Prince George Airport is positioned to become an important link in the emerging Northwest Logistics Corridor.

North America's newest container port at Prince Rupert, British Columbia is the westernmost end of a 1,000 kilometre corridor dedicated to logistics connecting to Prince George and points beyond.

The Prince George Airport is focused on delivering World Class Service at savings that flow to a carrier's bottom line.

Here is a link to a copy of the information package which is very interesting.

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Dean

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I just received this email from Pat Bell our MLA on his trip to China. Thought you would like to read so here it is re posted in its entirety.
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Dean

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Hi All

Back from China and Japan in a very successful trade mission. Although it was a very busy 8 days the benefits in both the short and long term are becoming very clear. This trip yielded sales of 156 million board feet of lumber and over $8 million worth of value added products. Combine this with significant events in Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo as noted below and you can see the future shape of our industry in Asia.

Have a great week!

Pat

1. Our first visit was to the China National Building Materials (CNBM) warehouse at the Taicang Port. CNBM is the largest single importer of BC lumber and has grown from a single warehouse last year to 11 different distribution centres this year covering almost ½ of China’s population. We saw wood from all the major BC lumber manufacturers in BC including Canfor, West Fraser,...

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A new first for the Prince George Airport. The airport will service its
maiden cargo flight tomorrow morning, en route to Caracas, Venezuela. Airport
officials hope it will be the start of future relationships with other
carriers.

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TTM Rescources Pres Says New Mine Would Employ 650 to 800 People
By 250 News
Monday, November 16, 2009 11:14 AM

Prince George- The President and Chief Executive Officer of TTM Resources who are proposing to build a new molybdenum open pit mine south of Vanderhoof, in the Nzako Rd area, says the company feels it can shave off a half billion dollars in investment by going with used equipment.
The project as it now stands, is scheduled to cost 1 billion dollars, and will employ 650 to 800 people when the mine is up and running.
W.K. Crichy Clarke, says we are looking at some used equipment in your area of the province which would cut the cost of the mine by nearly one half.
Clarke appearing on the Meisner show on CFIS Monday, said he has a letter of intent from a Chinese private investor to invest a large sum of money in the project. The investor, who operates a private development company, is seeking approval from the Chinese government to allow him to invest in a project outside of China.
Clarke...

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UNBC Best In The West -Third In Canada
By 250 News

Thursday, November 05, 2009 02:14 PM

Prince George - The nineteenth annual Maclean's magazine ranking of Canadian Universities has rated UNBC, third in its category of primarily undergraduate universities in Canada. MacLean’s gives it the label as the best small university in western Canada, and one of the best in Canada. As in other years, UNBC achieved the high ranking on the strength of its students, high quality faculty, research activity, number one in Canada, and its growing national reputation.

"This is a terrific result for the students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the thousands of people across BC who have each contributed very meaningfully to the University," says UNBC president George Iwama."It is an important result as we continue to foster greater national awareness of the special environment at UNBC, and the impact we are having in our local and global communities. We are a research-active university providing a personal...

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P.G. Economic Base Changing - Opinion 250 - News for Northern and Central Interior of British Columbia, Canada: "By 250 News
Thursday, October 29, 2009 01:41 PM

Prince George, B.C.- A new study by Initiatives Prince George indicates the face of Prince George’s economy is changing.

The 2009 report “Economic Structure by Industry” provides a broad overview of the contribution of industries to the local economy.
“This report confirms that Prince George has moved to become more of a knowledge-based resource economy,” says IPG’s Vice President of Economic Development Katherine Scouten.

“Overall growth of the local economy has come from service industries which include knowledge based sectors, and this has more than made up for declines in employment in primary and secondary industries. In addition, we know that the re-structuring of secondary industries has been in large part knowledge-based and has allowed us to become more competitive globally. This shift...

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