Hydro - North Shore Line Project

Manitoba Hydro proposes to clear trees along the existing North Shore Distribution Line (OE 12-7) in Riding Mountain National Park to widen the right-of way for safety and reliability purposes. The portion of the right-of-way to be widened is approximately 5.7 kilometers long (93 spans) and is located along the northeastern shore of Clear Lake, in the vicinity of the Clear Lake Golf Course and the North Shore Road. Clearing will be completed to 15-20 metres to either side of the centerline of the distribution line (maximum 40 metre right-of-way width). Clearing methods will include large tree removal using a feller buncher and mechanical mulching of understory shrubs and trees. Felled timber will be skidded and chipped using whole tree chipping equipment, and the chips hauled off site. Hazard trees (tall trees that pose a risk of falling on the line) located outside the right-of-way will also be removed either by feller buncher or hand clearing. Utility Tree Trimmers will trim back limbs and branches on the same line in the vicinity of the golf course. The work is anticipated to begin in early 2024 and is expected to last two to four weeks.

Latest update

January 3, 2024 – 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 December 4, 2023 to January 3, 2024 - December 4, 2023


Riding Mountain National Park
135 Wasagaming Drive
Box 299
Onanole, Manitoba R0J 1N0
Telephone: 204-848-7275
Fax: 204-848-2596
Email: rmnp.info@pc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Riding Mountain National Park of Canada (Manitoba)
  • 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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