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Public Notice
Webequie Supply Road Project — Public Comments Invited

July 23, 2019 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Webequie Supply Road Project, located in northern Ontario.

To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on the project and its potential effects on the environment, as described in the summary of the project description.

All comments received will be considered public. Written comments in either official language must be submitted by August 12, 2019 to:

Webequie Supply Road Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
600-55 York Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1R7
Telephone: 416-952-1576
Email: CEAA.Webequie.ACEE@canada.ca

Map depicting the location of the project, as described in the current document.

To view a summary of the project description or for more information, visit the Agency's website at canada.ca/ceaa (Registry reference number 80183). Printed copies are available upon request and are also available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Waverly Resource Library
    285 Red River Road
    Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Greenstone Public Library - Geraldton Branch
    405 Second Street West
    Geraldton, Ontario
  • Greenstone Public Library - Nakina Branch
    216 North Street
    Nakina, Ontario
  • Timmins Public Library
    320 Second Avenue
    Timmins, Ontario
  • Sioux Lookout Public Library
    21 Fifth Avenue
    Sioux Lookout, Ontario
  • Pickle Lake Municipal Office
    2 Anne Street South
    Pickle Lake, Ontario

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The Proposed Project

Webequie First Nation is proposing the construction and operation, including maintenance, of a 107-kilometre all-season road connecting the Webequie Airport and the McFaulds Lake area in northern Ontario. The corridor would be approximately 35 metres in width in order to accommodate a two-lane gravel surface industrial supply road and could enable future infrastructure development such as transmission lines and broadband. As proposed, the Webequie Supply Road Project would connect Webequie First Nation to existing mineral exploration activities and potential future mineral development in the Ring of Fire area. The project could also become part of a future all-season road network connecting Webequie First Nation and the Ring of Fire area to the provincial highway system in Nakina and/or Pickle Lake.

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