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Ottawa wants more greenhouses in the north


August 25, 2014
By The Canadian Press

Aug. 25, 2014, Hay River, NWT — Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the
federal government will spend $2-million to build a permanent campus for
the Northern Farm Training Institute in the Northwest Territories.

Aug. 25, 2014, Hay River, NWT — Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the federal government will spend $2-million to build a permanent campus for the Northern Farm Training Institute in the Northwest Territories.

The money will let the two-year-old school in Hay River run programs year-round from a campus set on 300 acres of farmland with greenhouses, offices and classrooms.

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The school could earn extra money by selling its produce and flowers.

Harper made the announcement on the second leg of his annual visit to Canada’s North.

He also says up to $2 million will be spent on an initiative to commercialize and enhance the productivity of greenhouse projects across the North.


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