Kakisa Ka’a'gee Tu First Nations Biomass Project

Posted 2014-01-30
Written by Kate Thomson
Category Community Visits

Arctic Energy Alliance (AEA) participated in a community meeting with the Ka’a'gee Tu First Nations January 20-21, 2014.  The purpose of the meeting was to work through final details about the installation of a wood/pellet boiler which will be used to heat the office complex, a motel and a store.  Development of a wood harvest management plan and a FireSmart plan were also on the agenda. 

On the Monday evening, twelve people attended a Burn it Smart presentation that was given by AEA Yellowknife staff.  This presentation discusses the safe and efficiency method to burn wood.

Congratulations to Kakisa for making the effort to reduce their Greenhouse Gas footprint and lower their heating costs!

This picture shows starting at left front, Tom Lakusta (ENR – Forestry), Brent Starling (ENR – Forestry), Chief Lloyd Chico (Ka’a' gee Tu First Nation), Melaine Simba (KTFN Environmental Coordinator), Ruby Landry (KTFN Band Manager), George Simba (KTFN Band Councillor), Dave Lovekin (Pembina Institute), Linda Todd (AEA), Sheila Chico (KTFN Band Councillor), Peter Redvers (consultant).