Poplar River First Nation - Community Wharf

The project is to re-build the main dock in front of the Northern Store on reserve in Poplar River First Nation. PRFN were successful in obtaining 750K from Prairies Economic Development under their CRF project # 22801. The project was deemed "minor works" by Transport Canada after performing a project review that concluded it would not obstruct a navigable waterway. The commercial wharf/dock is intended for both commercial and recreational use for PRFN. The dock has been destroyed & members are unable to launch or moor their boats. Fishers and eco-tourists have no means of visiting the community and securing their vessels. With a rebuild all community member will once again have access to the waterway. And hundreds of tourist will be able to access the community to begin their recreational enjoyment of the region.

Latest update

March 15, 2023 – Indigenous Services Canada issued its notice of determination Notice of Determination for the proposed Poplar River First Nation - Community Wharf (iaac-aeic.gc.ca) and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

The Poplar River First Nation – Community Wharf will be constructed on reserve land. However, Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is not a federal authority for this project as defined under section 82 of the Impact Assessment Act, since ISC is not the proponent of the project, ISC will not be providing financial assistance for the project, nor will ISC be exercising a power, authorization or performing a duty or function under an Act of Parliament to enable the project. Prairies Economic Development Canada (PEDC) will be providing financial assistance for the project and is the federal authority required to make the final authorization for this environment review. Since ISC has been involved in the coordination of the environmental review, the above noted determination is being recommended by ISC for PEDC to consider in their final authorization.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination for the proposed Poplar River First Nation - Community Wharf - March 16, 2023
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - March 16, 2023


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 First Nation (Manitoba)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Poplar River First Nation
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Indigenous Services Canada
    • Transport Canada
    • Western Economic Diversification Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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