Yukon's North Star Agriculture is planning to build an indoor vertical aquaponics farm in the Yukon at a cost of $8 million dollars. The proposed farm will be located near the Takhini Hot Pools so that geothermal energy can be used to reduce energy costs by at least a third. The farm would not only produce fish and plants, but would also generate income from agro-tourism.
|Matt Douglas and Sonny Gray of North Star Agriculture, with development permits to begin building an aquaponics facility in the Takhini hot springs area. (North Star Agriculture, source CBC.ca)|
The Whitehorse company is partnering with and receiving some funding from Edmonton-based NutraPonics. They also hope to partner with the Carcross-Tagish First Nation.
Read more at cbc.ca
|Chief Andy Carvill of Carcross-Tagish First Nation says he's confident construction will begin soon. (David Common/ CBC)|
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