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.
This represents the first time the Commission has issued a well authorization under the Geothermal Resource Act. The first well is expected to spud in the coming days.
“Geothermal heat power has traditionally been focused around ‘The Ring of Fire,’ where you get hot water or steam for larger geothermal heat power plants, because Climeon’s Heat Power system operates at lower temperatures, it is now possible to generate power in areas in the world where low-temperature geothermal heat is available.”