Business

Science board selected

THE Northwest Science and Innovation Society saw no changes to its executive board after board elections took place for 2011.

Terrace’s Roger Leclerc, manager of Kitselas Development Corporation, goes into his third term as board chair, and Terrace’s Betty Barton of Barton Construction remains in the vice-chair spot.

The other two executive positions are filled by Terrace residents as well; University of Northern BC’s assistant professor Dr. Alex Lautensach stays as the secretary, and Scotech Systems’ Scott Walter takes his spot as treasurer again.

Three directors from other communities are returning to the board: Prince Rupert’s Barb Faggetter of Ocean Ecology, Kitimat mayor Joanne Monaghan, and Telkwa’s Joe Wong from Woodmere Nurseries.

New directors serving on this year’s board are Terrace’s Northwest Community College’s Beverly Moore-Garcia, Prince Rupert’s Almudena Miles of Oceanwild Nature Shop and Expeditions, and Kitimat’s Rio Tinto Alcan’s Richard Fairbairn.

The Northwest Science and Innovation Society is a non-profit society that supports and promotes the economic development of northwest BC through science, technology and innovation.

Moving

THIRD Avenue Shoes has relocated a few doors down from its old location on the 4600 block of Laklese Ave.

The move was made at the end of January to the former Maison Décor location.

Owner Rudy Reimer says that even though this is a larger space, they won’t be adding new lines of shoes this year.

The Reimers have been in the shoe business in northern B.C. for 34 years, and have been selling shoes in Terrace since 1986.

Opening

ALLISON Gascon and Delaina Snider have rented and renovated the 1,000 square foot space on the 4600 block of Lazelle Ave. for their two businesses.

Gascon has opened an athletic clothing store called One Love Athletic Wear, featuring clothes made in B.C., while Snider’s Runaway Training and Tours offers programs and clinics for running and races.

Gascon said she’s been selling the clothes out of her home for the past few months, and decided to give a storefront business a go.

Snider is a certified fitness instructor who has competed in marathons and races, and has 15 years of running experience.

The stores opened Feb. 1.

Licences

decline

MORE businesses let their licences lapse with the city than did new ventures take out licences or closed ones reopen in 2010 but not by much.

City statistics indicate 127 businesses closed, with March at 31 and June at 48 closures being the highest months for that occurring.

But 106 new licences were taken out and 13 ventures reopened for a net loss of just eight for 2010.

The city had 1,083 active licences at the beginning of January 2010 and ended the year with 1,075 active licences.

In January, 24 licences lapsed and eight new ones were taken out.

That makes the total licence count now stand at 1,059.

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