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Post : Medicine Hat will house Aurora’s new cannabis operation
URL : http://globalnews.ca/news/4148967/medicine-hat-auroras-cannabis-operation/
Posted : April 17, 2018 at 12:28 am
Author : globalnewsdigital
Tags : Alberta cannabis, Aurora Cannabis, Aurora Sky, Aurora Sun, high-tech cannabis facility, Medicine Hat, medicine hat cannabis, Mountain View County, Pointe-Claire
Categories : Canada, Consumer, Economy

Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it is acquiring about 29 hectares of land in Medicine Hat, Alta., to build a new high-tech cannabis facility.

The company says a memorandum of understanding with the city includes a prospective 10-year, 42-megawatt energy supply agreement.

Aurora says the new facility, to be named "Aurora Sun," will be the size of 21 football fields and 50 per cent larger than its "Aurora Sky" operation at Edmonton International Airport.

READ MORE: Aurora Cannabis calling Edmonton home with its world HQ ( https://globalnews.ca/news/4007818/aurora-cannabis-edmonton-headquarters-marijuana/ )  

The first planting in Medicine Hat is expected in the first half of 2019, with completion slated for the second half of the year.

Once in operation, Aurora says the new facility will boost its total capacity to more than 430,000 kilograms per year.

READ MORE: Southern Alberta marijuana business growth exploding ahead of legalization ( https://globalnews.ca/news/3344243/southern-alberta-marijuana-business-growth-exploding-ahead-of-legalization/ )

The company currently operates facilities in Mountain View County, Alta., and in Pointe-Claire on Montreal's West Island. It is also completing a facility in Lachute, Que.

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