Poplar River First Nation School

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), in partnership with the Poplar River First Nation (PRFN), are proposing to construct a new K-12 school and associated sporting/recreational facilities within the PRFN community on Indian Reserve (IR. 16) land (the Project). Once completed, the school will be owned and operated by the PRFN. The Project is generally located on the east side of the PRFN community and approximately 150 m from adjacent residences and the main community road (see Attachment A).

Coordinates of the project location are: 618134.56E, 5873038.47N (UTM Zone 14U)

The Project will require clearing an area of approximately 5 hectares of forest within Indian Reservation land (IR. 16) adjacent to the existing community of the Poplar River First Nation. The school will consist of a reinforced concrete foundation with piles to bedrock, a steel framed superstructure with concrete block and steel stud infill walls, finished with masonry and metal cladding and   modified bitumen roof.  NDL Construction was awarded the design-build contract to complete the architecture and engineering
design of the school and to lead its construction planning and delivery. 

Number Ten Architecture Group is responsible for the design component of this project and, Dillon Consulting Ltd. is providing environmental and civil engineering services in support of Number Ten Architecture Group.



Latest update

June 2, 2020 – Indigenous Services Canada issued its notice of determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Notice of Determination for the Poplar River First Nation School - June 2, 2020


Indigenous Services Canada
Angela Bidinosti, Senior Environmental Officer
200-365 Hargrave Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3A3
Telephone: 204-984-0964
Fax: 204-983-2936
Email: angela.bidinosti@canada.ca

  • Location

    • Poplar River Manitoba School (Manitoba)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Poplar River First Nation
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


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...within 200 kilometres
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