Newman Sound Day Use Area, HV cable replacement

The existing underground high voltage cable that provides electrical power to the Newman Sound Day Use Area (NSDUA) is compromised and is unreliable for providing consistent power to park facilities including the Outdoor Theatre, the Campfire Performance Stage, two kitchen shelters, and a washroom facility. Replacement of the existing cable with a new HV cable along the existing footprint area (~355 m trench) is required. The terrestrial biological environment within the project limits is typical of most biological environments in Newfoundland with minimal disturbance. The terrestrial vegetation surrounding the proposed work location consists of conifer forest (primarily black spruce) with understory, ericaceous vegetation. Ground cover along the immediate footprint area where cable replacement is required is mostly rock, sand as part of an existing roadway and walking trail. Wildlife resources typically found in this environment include songbirds, spruce and ruffed grouse, red fox, snowshoe hare, red squirrel, black bear, and moose. Species at risk that could inhabit the surrounding areas include the Newfoundland marten (Martes americana atrata), Little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus), Northern myotis (Myotis septentrionalis), Boreal felt lichen (Erioderma pedicullatum), Blue felt Lichen (Degelia plumbea), Frosted glass-whiskers Lichen (Sclerophora peronella), and Red crossbill (Loxia curvirostra percna).

Latest update

June 9, 2023 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from May 10 to June 9, 2023 - May 10, 2023


Terra Nova National Park
General Delivery
Glovertown, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 2L0
Telephone: 709-533-2801
Fax: 709-533-2706

  • Location

    • Terra Nova National Park of Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Maintenance activities (fences, walls)
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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