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CA (BC): Cannabis grower gets permit for growing facility

Green Mountain Health Alliance Ltd. has received an Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) greenhouse building permit from the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) for the Company’s 16-acre parcel of land in Kaleden, BC. According to the company, Green Mountain has already completed excavation work on the property and greenhouse anchorage installation is underway. With the receipt of the full building permit, the company can now forge ahead with the full-phase of greenhouse construction.

"Green Mountain expects the first phase of greenhouse construction to be complete spring, 2019 so the Company can begin growing the first test crop. The full build-out is anticipated to be complete summer, 2019. The facility will provide significant square footage of greenhouse space to grow and flower cannabis, along with an adjacent processing building.", the team with the company explains. 

“We will reduce our energy consumption by optimizing use of natural light, natural cooling and heating in the building design, and the use of automated and efficient climate control solutions. This not only benefits the environment but will also provide us with cost savings,” says Dominic Unsworth, Green Mountain’s Head Facilities Designer. “We have also confirmed a plan for electrical service and established a rainwater capture system to provide the majority of irrigation needed, as we are committed to environmentally sustainable cultivation methods which reduce energy and water consumption.”

“The receipt of our building permit is fantastic news,” says Green Mountain President, Wade Attwood. “The ALR regulatory landscape has been in evolution and this clears the way for us to proceed with support from the RDOS and in full compliance with ALC regulations and local bylaws. Green Mountain’s sun grown, environmentally sustainable, high-technology greenhouse operation will have low production costs that indoor, electricity-dependent growers across Canada will have difficulty competing with. We’re very excited to move forward.”

The first phase of production is set to begin on the 16-acre parcel in Kaleden, BC, and the company also has a Letter of Intent to lease a 98-acre parcel of Indigenous agricultural land.

The company concludes, "We are awaiting the approval of our cannabis production license for our Kaleden property following the completion of a transfer to Health Canada’s newly created Cannabis Tracking and Licensing System (CTLS). Green Mountain has progressed through the initial intake and screening phase and has moved into the review queue, and has also been identified as an Indigenous Associated Applicant."

For more information:
Green Mountain Health Alliance
760 Hwy 3a, Kalenden/Okanagan Falls

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