A pre-feasibility study is going to be done on a large-scale greenhouse between Moose Jaw and Regina.
The Moose Jaw Regina Industrial Corridor will conduct the study to be finished by the end of 2013.
According to a release, the corridor is “ideally located for a large scale greenhouse with its prime location along the Trans-Canada Highway, access to rail links both east and west and north and south and the location of Loblaw’s Western Distribution Centre at the Global Transportation Hub.”
“The Corridor has enormous economic potential and a large scale greenhouse is one example,” said Tom Lemon, chair of the corridor in the release. “In 2012 we held an exploratory meeting with representatives from industry and government. There was interest to move forward on exploring the feasibility of a large scale greenhouse utilizing waste heat along the Corridor.”
It added interest and support from local, national and international companies is an important part to the study’s success. The consultant conducting the study work will be Judie Dyck, PAg of Agmar International Marketing Inc.
The project is funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the Canadian
Funding for this project has been provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canadian Agriculture Adaptation Program (CAAP).
In Saskatchewan, the Agriculture Council of Saskatchewan provides the program. Another funding partner is the Moose Jaw Regina Industrial Corridor.
The corridor began in 2009 by eight municipalities including Moose Jaw and Regina.
“The Corridor is committed to facilitating a co-ordinated effort to proactively promoting economic development in the region through increased industrial and commercial investment and maintaining good relationships with existing companies,” said the release. “The region is already developed with fertilizer, salt and ethanol companies.”