Public Notice
Webequie Supply Road Project — Public Comments Invited

September 11, 2019 — In accordance with the transitional provisions of the Impact Assessment Act, the project description provided under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, for the proposed Webequie Supply Road Project is deemed an acceptable initial project description. The proposed project is located in northern Ontario.

The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) invites the public and Indigenous groups to review the summary of the initial project description and provide feedback related to the proposed project. Comments received will support the Agency in the preparation of a summary of issues. Once completed, the Agency will provide the summary of issues to the proponent.

Written comments in either official language will be accepted until October 1, 2019. Comments received during the comment period held from July 23 to August 12, 2019, will be considered and do not need to be re-submitted.

Comments can be submitted online by visiting the project home page on the Agency's Registry website (Registry reference number 80183). All comments received will be published online as part of the project file. For more information on the project, the review process, and alternative means of submitting comments, visit the Agency's website at

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

To view the summary of the initial project description online, visit the Agency's website at Printed copies are available upon request and are also available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Brodie Resource Library
    216 South Brodie Street
    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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