Hay River discusses possibility of agricultural plan
Yellowknife, N.W.T. - Hay River could be on its way to having a local agriculture plan.
Councillor Kevin Wallington brought forward a plan earlier this week to get some funding in the hopes of hiring a consultant to develop an agricultural development plan.
The whole thing is being done in conjunction with the Territorial Farmers Association, which is headquartered in Hay River, and the funding would come from the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program.
Mayor Ken Latour said such a plan will support the work already done by some people in the town.
"There have been a few people in this town in the last few years who have really done an awful lot of amazing, and just powerful work in terms of showing what can be done in this community for agriculture."
Latour also said the best part of this plan is that it won't cost taxpayers a dime.
"It's calling on no money from the town, so it's a total win-win. It could get us 60 to 70 grand so we can hire a consultant to kind of unify an agricultural plan for the community and see how town council can support that."
He added the application will be submitted on behalf of the town and if there is a cost, it will be in administrative areas throughout the town.
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