Kipling area Bekevar Yōtin Wind Facility turns sod, gets $50 million from feds, money that came from Saskatchewan businesses via output based pricing

A new 200 megawatt wind power facility has started construction near Kipling, and it is doing so with the help of $50 million of federal money, Cowessess First Nation, the Canada Infrastructure Bank, and international private investment.

On June 29, federal Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson attended a sod turning at the Bekevar Yōtin Wind Facility site, southeast of Kipling. Yōtin is Saulteaux for “wind,” which brings change, according to Erica Beaudin, chief of Cowessess First Nation.