Dorchester Penitentiary - Indoor Firing Range Construction

The Correctional Service Canada is proposing to undertake the construction of a new indoor firing range on the Dorchester Penitentiary property, located in Dorchester, New Brunswick. The range would be used to qualify correctional officers on the current platform of firearms and maintain regional training requirements.

The proposed project would involve the construction of a new building with concrete footings, concrete walls and a steel roof, accessed by a new gated paved driveway and surrounded by perimeter ditching. The site would be graded to level the property prior to construction. The building would have electrical heating, be connected to the existing municipal water supply and would include construction of a new septic system.

Latest update

February 11, 2024 – The public comment period on the project is closed. The Correctional Service 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.



Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development

  • Location

    • Dorchester Penitentiary (New Brunswick)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Correctional Service Canada
  • Authorities

    • Correctional Service Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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