Telus Communications Inc. New Radiocommunications Tower SW-33 (AB000851 B-0493-23)

Tallcree First Nation plans to build a Telus telecommunications tower to service the community. The project will require an
access road to be constructed in Tallcree North. Once complete the total site area will be 1420 m2 and contain a guyed tower
structure and 12 x 12 ft shelter. Construction activities include vegetation clearing, drilling for concrete piers, concrete piers/
blocks poured for the shelter and tower foundations, and a concrete pad in the tower center. Everything is assembled on site
except for the shelter which comes prefabricated. Fill materials will include gravel and wash rock.

Development of the tower/utility right-of-way (ROW) site will include permanent and temporary impacts to a wetland. The wetland is classified as a large wooded mixedwood swamp (S-Wm). Permanent impacts will be limited to the footprint of the tower site, its associated anchors, and access road, totaling 0.064 ha (0.1% of the wetland). Temporary impacts will include vegetation removal within the entire tower site, totaling 3.526 ha (5.7 % of the wetland). Once construction is completed, temporarily impacted areas will be permitted to naturally re-vegetate. Vegetation around the tower structure and anchors will be periodically cleared to support access and maintenance.

Latest update

March 20, 2024 – Indigenous Services Canada issued its Notice of Determination ( and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Abigayle Blackmore
Environment and Natural Resources
Abigayle Blackmore, Environment Officer
630 Canada Place, 9700 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4G2
Telephone: 780-232-8369

  • Location

    • Tallcree First Nation (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
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  • Start Date

  • Proponent

  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
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