Ontario Helps Algoma Farms Go Green
McGuinty Government Supports Energy Efficiency Initiatives
The agricultural community in the Thessalon area is helping the environment and saving money through energy efficiency upgrades.
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is providing $3,800 to Windimere Farms to buy and install a solar pumping system, water lines, and solar battery operated electric fencing. The Algoma Community Pasture is receiving $4,050 to purchase and install a solar-powered electric fencing system.
Both projects are funded through the NOHFC's Northern Energy Program, which is designed to help northern organizations capitalize on energy opportunities, pursue clean energy alternatives and reduce their energy demand.
- The Algoma Community Pasture provides beef cattle farms with access to pasture during the summer and fall months. The community pasture has supported the development of the beef industry within the area.
- There are five other community pasture associations in Northern Ontario, located in Rainy River, Thunder Bay, Temiskaming and two on Manitoulin Island.
“Investing in the energy efficiency of Algoma farms today ensures the long-term prosperity of our agricultural producers, while contributing to a cleaner, greener, more sustainable environment.”
“Our government is proud of our continued investment in greener energy solutions across all sectors of the Northern Ontario economy.”