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Agriculture evolving in the North

You could soon be able to raise chickens in the Northwest Territories.

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment has signed an agreement to develop backyard agriculture by-laws.

These by-laws address beekeeping and the raising of chickens and goats.

Minister of ITI, Wally Schumann, says the North is focused on local farming.

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This policy development is a crucial step in guiding grassroots agriculture in our territory and supporting the transition to commercial enterprises while protecting public trust and public safety.

The by-laws will have to be adjusted to fit specific community needs.

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