Klahoose Wilderness Resort in Toba Inlet, BC, is in the process of converting to fully sustainable energy along with other improvements, among high demand for its tourism packages.
Bruno Pereira, general manager of Qathen Xwegus Management Corporation (QXMC), which oversees economic development for the Klahoose First Nation, said the grant from the provincial First Nation Clean Energy Business Fund will help improve both capture and storage of energy harvested from the nearby creek.
QXMC acquired the resort in October 2020, then purchased Gorge Harbour Marina Resort on Cortes Island a year later in October 2021. Both are booking fast for 2022 and beyond. Klahoose Chief Kevin Peacey, who is the chair on the board of directors for QXMC, said, “the phone is starting to ring off the hook,” thanks to the ongoing publicity for the wilderness resort.
Pereira and Chief Peacey also spoke about several projects on the horizon, including a hydroponic vegetable farm and electrifying their land transport fleet, all part of their focus on sustainability.
Listen to the CKTZ News interview below:
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