March 21, 2023 – Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) must determine whether the proposed Douglas Lake Ranch Transmission 3 – Phase Line Relocation Project, located in Upper Nicola Band Reserve lands, is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this determination, ECCC is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public and may be posted online.

Written comments must be submitted by April 20, 2023 to:


Environment and Climate Change Canada                   

101 - 401 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC                                              


The Proposed Project

BC Hydro plans to complete Phase 2 of the DY-0476 Douglas Lake Ranch (DLR) Project (the Project). Phase 1 construction was completed in 2021 and involved the relocation of Merritt 25F144 overhead (OH) transmission lines between Nicola Substation (NIC) and DLR Substation. Phase 2 of the Project will complete Merritt 24F144 OH relocation within Upper Nicola Band Reserve Lands (Douglas Lake 3). The following works will be conducted by BC Hydro as part of the Project: Overhead distribution line relocation along Corral Road (Removal of 11 poles, Replacement of two (2) poles); and Overhead distribution line relocation along Douglas Lake Road (Installation of two (2) new poles, Replacement of 14 existing poles, Installation of six (6) pole anchors).

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