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Canada : Governments of Canada and Yukon and the First Nation of Na-cho Nyak Dun Harness Geothermal Energy.

The First Nation of Na-cho Nyak Dun Government House in Mayo, Yukon will benefit from a new geothermal heating system based on an investment from the Government of Canada, the Government of Yukon, and the First Nation of Na-cho Nyak Dun.

The $2.95 million project will provide the First Nation of Na-cho Nyak Dun Government House with energy-efficient, sustainable, and low-cost central heating. The system will also be expandable to serve other buildings in the community.

The new heating system uses the earth's constant temperature below the ground to heat in winter and cool in summer. The system will reduce emissions and result in cost savings. Our government is proud to support environmentally sustainable and economically responsible projects such as this," said the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians.

"The First Nation of Na-cho Nyak Dun is very pleased to be proceeding with the geothermal aspect of our new Government House complex," said Chief Simon Mervyn. "It constitutes one more step in the First Nation's quest to achieve self sustainability once again."

"To help build healthy, vibrant and sustainable Yukon communities, the Yukon government is committed to working with urban and rural communities to improve their infrastructure," Community Services Minister Archie Lang said. "We are pleased that our partnership with Canada and the First Nation of Na-cho Nyak Dun will contribute to construction of an energy-efficient new First Nation's portion of the Government House in Mayo."

The project includes investments of $983,333 each from the Governments of Canada and Yukon under the Canada-Yukon Municipal Rural Infrastructure Program to contribute to the $2.95 million project. The $983,333 investment from the First Nation of Na-cho Nyak Dun is composed of $491,667 from the First Nation of Na-cho Nyak Dun and $491,667 from the First Nation's Government of Canada Gas Tax Fund.

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