News Archive


2012

The Pathway to Prosperity in British Columbia Runs Through Its Rural Areas
January 18, 2012

Northern Agriculture Research Initiative News Release
January 18, 2012

OBAC Perspective On Mid-Term Timber Supply
May 11, 2012

OBAC Releases Air Traffic and Airport Improvement Strategy
April 26, 2012

2011

Request for Proposal - Northern Agriculture Research Initiative
November 4, 2011

OBAC Receives $3 Million in Funding
April 18, 2011

2010

Coalition Receives Funding Commitment from Premier
November 1, 2010

Rail Freight Service Review
January 29, 2010


2009

2010-2011 Business Plan
December 31, 2009

2009 Six month business plan, Omineca Beetle Action Coalition
Posted September 15, 2009 - released April 27, 2009

2008-2009 Business plan, Omineca Beetle Action Coalition
Posted September 15, 2009 - released April 4, 2009

Omineca Beetle Action Coalition releases two more strategies
July 28, 2009

Omineca Beetle Action Coalition releases Regional Tourism Strategy
June 30, 2009

OBAC releases the Regional Emergency Preparedness and Response Strategy RFP
March 3, 2009

OBAC releases the Agriculture Strategy RFP
January 26, 2009
Amendment February 3, 2009: Appendix Section 5. Note removed, Section 6. Note removed

Canada, B.C. Sign $50 Million Economic Partnership
January 19, 2009

Premier Realigns Cabinet to Meet Economic Challenges
January 19, 2009

2008

Omineca Beetle Action Coalition releases Social Development Strategies
- December 12, 2008

Prince George, BC – The Omineca Beetle Action Coalition (OBAC) today released two more of its strategies as it continues to present recommendations for actions designed to build a prosperous future for the region. One strategy addresses Attraction and Retention of workers and others needed to build strong communities. The other strategy being released today addresses Community Social Services needs... . . . Read More

Two more strategies released as OBAC maps out what will be required to build resilience in the region
November 28, 2008

New Chair appointed as OBAC holds its Annual General Meeting
October 24, 2008

OBAC Releases Alternative Energy Strategy
June 4, 2008

OBAC releases Minerals & Mining Strategy
May 14, 2008
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MEDIA ADVISORY - The Omineca Beetle Action Coalition (OBAC) will release its Minerals & Mining Strategy during Mining Week in BC.
May 8, 2008

OMINECA RECEIVES FUNDING FOR PINE BEETLE RESPONSE PLANS
June 4, 2008

QUEST-WEST PARTNERSHIP PROMOTES MINERAL EXPLORATION
April 18, 2008

PREMIER COMMITS $25M FOR FOREST HEALTH AND MARKETING
April 17, 2008

FORESTRY ROUNDTABLE FOCUSES ON FUTURE
March 7, 2008

$10 MILLION FROM PROVINCE FOR 40 FLOOD PROJECTS
February 21, 2008

DANA HAYDEN NAMED TO FORESTRY ROUNDTABLE
February 18, 2008

HOUSTON OFFERED COMMUNITY FOREST OPPORTUNITY
February 8, 2008

DRINKING WATER IMPROVEMENTS FOR BURNS LAKE
February 8, 2008

With just two months until Minerals North 2008, the organizers have developed a program that reads like a Mining 101 course, covering the mining cycle from grassroots to discovery to development through to reclamation.
February 8, 2008

NEW BIOENERGY STRATEGY ADVANCES INNOVATION
January 31, 2008

WEIGH SCALE PROJECT MOVES AHEAD UNDER CANADA-BC FUNDING
January 21, 2008

TRANSIT PLAN TO HELP B.C. REACH GREENHOUSE GAS TARGETS
January 14, 2008

2007

The Omineca Beetle Action Coalition (OBAC) is pleased to present a new tool to help people figure out who is doing what on the mountain pine beetle issue. August 7, 2007

OBAC to Host Bioenergy Speaker Series
June 19, 2007

Minister Lunn Announces $39.6 Million for Next Phase of Mountain Pine Beetle Response
June 8, 2007 | Backgrounder

TELKWA - Communities and ranchers in B.C.'s north will soon have a new facility to process local meat, thanks to financing support from the Northern Development Initiative Trust. The funding, for Northwest Premium Meats Co-op in Telkwa, marks the 100th project approved by the trust.
December 13, 2007

Local packing plant receives money the upgrade facility
December 4, 2007

Province helps communities move with LocalMotion
November 30, 2007

Cheslatta Carrier issued long-term forest agreement.
November 16, 2007

Mackenzie Green Energy Limited Partnership (the proponent) has received an environmental assessment (EA) certificate for the construction and operation of a new biomass cogeneration facility located within the District of Mackenzie, 175 km north of Prince George.
November 6, 2007

The Village of Valemount has been offered a five-year probationary community forest agreement, Prince George-Mount Robson MLA Shirley Bond announced today.
November 3, 2007

Government funding of $105,500 through the Meat Transition Assistance Program is helping local operator Monroe Creek Meats to upgrade their facilities and achieve certification under the new meat inspection regulation, announced Shirley Bond, Education Minister, Deputy Premier and Prince George-Mount Robson MLA.
November 3, 2007

Northern Trust Announces $750,000 Funding for Geoscience Surveys to Diversify the Mackenzie Region's Economy
July 10, 2007

Geoscience BC Planning For New Regional Surveys in Central BC
May 14, 2007

Omineca Region Receives Funding
April 12, 2007

Northern Trust Announces Pine Beetle Recovery Program and Ten Year Strategic Vision
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anuary 24, 2007

2006

OBAC Expands with More Communities
December 13, 2006

Houston Community Dialogue Announcement
Spring 2006

Smithers Community Dialogue Announcement
Spring 2006

Prince George Community Dialogue Announcement
Spring 2006

Vanderhoof/Fraser Lake Community Dialogue Announcement
Spring 2006

Granisle Community Dialogue Announcement
Spring 2006

Fort St. James Community Dialogue Announcement
Spring 2006

Burns Lake Community Dialogue Announcement
Spring 2006

Omineca Beetle Action Coalition Prepares For Discussions with Communities and First Nations
January 27, 2006

2005

OBAC Interim Executive Meets and Makes Progress on Setup
December 23, 2005

OBAC Interim Executive Hires Interim Manager
November 4, 2005

OBAC Interim Executive Have First Meeting Since Funding Announced
October 7, 2005

Funding Helps Omineca Communities With Beetle Impacts
September 16, 2005

Local Government Leaders Preparing a Beetle Trust Proposal
June 2, 2005