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Joel McKay (joel@northern is director, communications at Northern Development Initiative Trust, a non-profit organization that stimulates economic growth throughout northern B.C. He is also a Jack Webster award-winning journalist and a former Business in Vancouver editor.

Recent Posts

The ball's in government's court in the wake of the Tsilhqot'in decision

Jul 15, 2014 - Contrary to what some pundits have observed, the Supreme Court's Tsilhqot'in decision does not undermine the B.C. treaty process   Full Article

Airport investment key to ensuring B.C.'s economic growth achieves liftoff

Apr 01, 2014 - The people B.C. will rely on to build the next phase of our economy will travel through our airports   Full Article

Riding northern B.C.'s boom-and-bust roller-coaster

Mar 04, 2014 - The only difference between the Lower Mainland and the rest of the province is that the big city doesn't remember the jobs it has lost   Full Article

On pipelines, a forgotten coast and foreign workers

Jan 14, 2014 - Welcome to January – the time of year when folks like me offer vague recaps of the year before and predictions and analysis for...   Full Article

Pulp and paper playbook dusted off for B.C.'s huge LNG initiative

Nov 26, 2013 - The Shell, Chevron and Petronas LNG projects would bring a combined 12,000 construction workers to the north, which is approximately the...   Full Article

Haida Gwaii's new economy a precursor to B.C.'s economic future

Oct 15, 2013 - Several weeks ago, while standing on an endless stretch of beach in the North Pacific, I watched our ocean lap methodically against...   Full Article

Patience is key when considering mining's payback

Sep 10, 2013 - Despite ongoing commodity market fluctuations, B.C.'s mining sector continues to produce billions of dollars in wealth for residents across this...   Full Article

News flash! B.C. is resource dependent. Now what?

Jul 16, 2013 - If we want to expand our provincial economy, we need to give a hand up to our small communities and ensure that we invest in basic infrastructure...   Full Article

Lack of cell coverage a growing public safety issue in rural B.C.

May 28, 2013 - Do you think you could withstand one workweek without cell service?
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2013 promises to be a pivotal year for B.C.'s north

Apr 16, 2013 - Politics won't be able to stop the tidal wave of development in B.C.'s north   Full Article

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