New Fibre Installation

TELUS plans to install underground fiber optic cabling, for Internet purposes, to all residential homes in 4 communities of Okanagan 1, TteS West Tkemlups, Nooaitch, and Coldwater Indian Band (Pauls Basin 2) in the region of the Thompson-Nicola regional district in the province of British Columbia. The project involves the installation of approximately 120 km (115 km is aerial, 5 km is direct-buried) of fibre optic cable from the existing fibre end points (Vernon, Kamloops) to the cabinet locations in the 4 communities.

This Project is approximately 96% aerial, so the majority of distribution cables (approximately 115km) will be provisioned using existing aerial structures but new structures could be required.

Approximately 5 km of the cable will be direct-buried, by a combination of trenching and using existing conduits, in existing roadway alignments, but will be suspended on support structures to connect to residential homes and businesses.



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.


Latest update

May 04, 2022 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Notice of Determination - New Fibre Installation (Telus Communications Inc) - May 4, 2022


Sinthia Zaman
Telephone: 613-608-7218

  • Location

    • Coldwater (British Columbia)
    • Nooaitch (British Columbia)
    • Okanagan (British Columbia)
    • TteS West Tkemlups (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Telus Communications Inc
  • Authorities

    • Innovation, Science and Economic Development
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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