Sturgeon Lake First Nation Playground Project – Public Comments Invited

April 2, 2022 – Infrastructure Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting the construction of the Sturgeon Lake First Nation (SLFN) Playground, located in Sturgeon Lake, SK.

In the spring of 2021, Infrastructure Canada collaborated with the Sturgeon Lake First Nation to complete a detailed review of the project, to which the Proponent managed the potential risks through technically and economically feasible mitigation measures, including;

  • spills must be contained and cleaned up in accordance with all federal, provincial, and local regulatory requirements
  • avoid impacting wildlife species that could be present in the construction area that are protected under the federal Species at Risk Act
  • if any archaeological resources or human remains are discovered during project activities, all work at the location concerned must be halted immediately and the SLFN and appropriate authorities notified immediately

Any potential impacts resulting from the project construction were expected to be short-term, localized and of low magnitude. Therefore, the project was found not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects provided that standard environmental mitigation measures were implemented during construction activities.

However, in order to carry out the procedural aspects of this assessment, Infrastructure Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website (https://iaac-aeic.gc.ca/050/evaluations/Protection?culture=en-CA).

Written comments must be submitted by April 2, 2022 to:

Theresa Comeau, Environmental Review Officer, Infrastructure Canada (theresa.comeau@infc.gc.ca).

The Proposed Project

The objective of the project is to provide substantive equality to their youth through the development of accessible, safe and modern playground equipment, that provides youth from aged 2 to 16 equal access and opportunity to safe playground areas in the existing residential subdivisions of our community. Project scope includes playground equipment, accessible surfacing, concrete for structures, welding requirements and associated works.

 

 

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