Public Notice

October 4, 2023 – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada must determine whether the proposed project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this determination, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 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 November 4, 2023 to the coordinates listed on the project page.


The Proposed Project

New Fibre Installation

City West Cable and Telephone Corp. plans to install underground fiber optic cabling, for Internet purposes, to all residential homes in the in the region of Alert Bay, Namgis First Nation. The project involves the installation of approximately 13.7 km of underground fiber optic cable from the intersection of Wood St. and 2nd St. in the north of the community, to the end of Fir St. in the south of the community.

The cable is to be buried by directional drilling, trenching, or using existing conduits, or a combination of these methods in existing roadway alignments.

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