Borealis GeoPower's Sustainaville project was featured on The Tyee website in an article entitled "Underground Heat Gives Small Town Hope" written by Erin Ward. The article goes into the details of the immediate demand for geothermal energy as a heat and power solution in the Valemount region.
In the context of potential commercial applications of geothermal, Korie Marshall, president of the Valemount Geothermal Society, is quoted as saying
"We got really excited about the spin-offs. You know, the idea of a greenhouse business, a hot pool business, a fish farm, maybe starting an education program around geothermal, having trails whether for bikes or hiking around the marsh that are heated by geothermal and having little signs that help explain to other people who visit us what’s going on.”
Borealis GeoPower's success story was recently featured on the Alberta Clean Technology Industry Alliance's (ACTia) member spotlight. The article states that "As one of Canada’s first geothermal startups, Borealis has supported a long journey of advocating to various levels of government to change laws and tax codes to accommodate geothermal energy, and to leave a better path for the future of the Canadian geothermal energy industry. Through the company’s continuous efforts, it became the first ever to receive a geothermal resource well authorization in BC and NWT and the first company to order a geothermal power plant in Canada."
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."