October 17, 2022 – Indigenous Services Canada has determined that the proposed Anishinabe of Wauzhushk Onigum Nation Contaminated Soil Remediation Project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


The determination was based on a consideration of the following factors:

  • There will be positive impacts on the rights of Indigenous peoples, associated with the redevelopment of the site.
  • The future use of the land will have positive socioeconomic benefits on the Wauzhushk Onigum Nation community through the development of business ventures and job creation, greenspace, and/or community facilities.

Implementation of mitigation measures is required for the project to address or prevent potential impacts to:

  • Human health;
  • Air quality and noise;
  • Greenhouse gas Emissions
  • Vegetation;
  • Wildlife and habitat, including Species at Risk and Migratory Birds (timing restrictions employed);
  • Surface Water Quality (sedimentation and erosion control)

Indigenous Services Canada is satisfied that that the carrying out of the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Therefore, Indigenous Services Canada may carry out the project, exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part.

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