In December 2019, the ThriveNorth program successfully completed its five-year mandate. Managed by Futurpreneur Canada, the program helped young entrepreneurs in Northern B.C. launch and grow their businesses by connecting them with resources, financing and mentorship.

Shopping locally this holiday season has more benefits than you may think. Not only will you be purchasing a unique gift that you can’t necessarily find anywhere else for your loved ones, but you’ll also be supporting your local economy. Did you know that for every $100 spent in a chain store, only $13 of that stays in the local economy? However, when you shop local $48 of that $100 goes back into your economy. So we provided you with some great inspiration to help you shop local this holiday season.

E’Klektic Trading
615 3rd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, BC

Eclectic mix of shopping choices ranging from antiques, artisan candies and chocolate, handmade bath and beauty products, quality fibres, wool and tools, handmade crafts and an art gallery.

Little Anchors
532 3rd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, BC

Selling new and nearly new children’s clothing for 0-12 years old and maternity wear.

1434 Sloan Avenue, Prince Rupert, BC

Tribes is a fashion collection which was inspired by the first nations culture and the beautiful pristine nature in Prince Rupert.

LeBlanc Boutique
413 3rd Avenue East (Unit A), Prince Rupert, BC

Clothing and accessory boutique featuring local artists and international brands. Carrying handmade pieces by designer Marcie LeBlanc.

Fortitude Fitness and Training
101 1st Avenue East (Unit 202), Prince Rupert, BC

No matter what your goals are, an exercise and weight management program will be made personally for you at Fortitude Fitness and Training to ensure you achieve them.

Happy shopping!

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