Excitement around the potential applications of geothermal energy in the village of Valemount has stirred up in lieu of Borealis GeoPower's drilling debut. The Valemount Geothermal Society has expressed a particular interest in the development of a hot pool tourist attraction, and in recent years, the VGS has acted as an avid supporter of Borealis GeoPower and the Canadian Geothermal Energy industry as a whole. The Rocky Mountain Goat newspaper featured Borealis GeoPower and the Valemount Geothermal Society in an article entitled "Hot and enterprising: getting recreational with geothermal" by Andru McCracken. The article discusses Borealis' recent exploratory drilling for the Canoe Reach Geothermal project, as well as the VGS' intention to utilize excess geothermal heat for a hot pool. If you would like to support geothermal development in Canada, please consider contributing to the Valemount Geothermal Society's crowdfunding campaign.
Borealis GeoPower's Canoe Reach project has been featured in the Rocky Mountain Goat newspaper in an article entitled "Groundbreaking: geothermal drilling finally begins" written by Andru McCracken. The article discusses Borealis' drilling debut, which started on Monday, June 11. The article states that "Borealis GeoPower, a Calgary-based energy company began drilling on Monday, June 11, and they aren’t looking for oil. They are looking for heat radiating from the earth’s core, finding its way up through the Rocky Mountain trench."
In addition to being permitted by the BC Oil and Gas Commission, the drilling site (not the power plant site) has also been checked by the Simpcw First Nation via cultural monitoring, as referred to in the article.