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Project to expand farm near Northern Arm registered for environmental review

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NORTHERN ARM, NL – Sunshine Investments Inc. is proposing to expand an existing farm near the community of Northern Arm.

The project was registered with the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment for an environmental assessment on Jan. 23, according to an environment bulletin issued today, Jan. 25.

The company is looking to increase the farm’s size by approximately 100 hectares. Specifically, the farm is located in the area of Northern Brook Resource Road and Rowsell’s Lake Road.

The construction will include clearing and grubbing. Sunshine Investments has committed to maintaining a 50-metre buffer around all water bodies.

Lime, seed and fertilizer will be applied to the cleared land with no plans to use herbicides. Manure will be stored and applied to the land in association to rotational grazing.

The main water supply for livestock throughout the pasture lands will be from artesian wells.

The four-year schedule includes having the land cleared and mulched during the 2018-19 season.

The public has until March 1 to comment on the project. Municipal Affairs and Environment Minister Eddie Joyce’s decision is due by March 9.

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