Loon River First Nation: Industrial Park Grocery Store

Loon River First First Nation proposes to construct and operate a new grocery store at the Loon River Industrial Park near Red Earth Creek to supply local demand for local grocery service for nearby indigenous communities. The grocery store will be 850 square meters not including access roads, parking surfaces, and stormwater infrastrucute. The proposed location has been cleared of forest, but has no other improvements. The industrial park is within the Red Earth woodland caribou range; habitat was assessed and determined to be insufficient for woodland caribou and therefore, the species is unlikely to be disturbed.

Latest update

March 29, 2023 – Indigenous Services Canada issued its notice of determination Notice of Determination (iaac-aeic.gc.ca) and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - March 29, 2023
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - February 8, 2023


Indigenous Services Canada
Joël Gervais, Environment Officer
630 Canada Place
9700 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4G2
Telephone: 780-370-5008
Email: joel.gervais@sac-isc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Loon River Cree Nation (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Loon River First Nation
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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