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First Nations communities on the front line of solar power adoption

GLOOSCAP, N.S. – Glooscap First Nation, along with nearly a dozen other indigenous communities, will soon be harnessing the power of the sun to help power their buildings. Kings South MLA Keith Irving announced that 11 Mi’kmaq organizations had their Solar Electricity for Community Buildings Program applications approved by the province on Oct. 15. “From wind to energy efficiency, Mi’kmaq communities have led the way on innovation and adopting new energy technology, and the result has been jobs and business opportunities throughout the province,” Irving said during the announcement. “Today, the Mi’kmaq are producing more electricity from wind than they use in their communities, and adding so

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