Stswecem'c Xget'tem First Nation - Telus Telecommunications Tower - Dog Creek

The Project includes construction of a 45 m high self-support Telus telecommunications tower, and installation of associated equipment including an 8' x 10' equipment shelter, a 40 kW generator set with a diesel tank and a step down transformer. The tower and associated equipment will be constructed on a 15 m x 15 m gravel pad compound area. An 8' high chainlink fence will be constructed around the tower, generator, transformer and shelter to prevent unauthorized access. The Project will include construction of a 190.3 m long, right-of-way access road that will connect the new cell tower to Benchland Road. The electrical routing extending from the compound will include (1) a new 223.3 m underground power and fibre line extending from a new drop pole along Benchland Road to the compound, and (2) a new 16.9 m overhead power and fibre line between the drop pole and existing hydro pole along Benchland Road. In addition, a new transformer will be constructed next to the new drop pole. The Project footprint is occurring within a forested area adjacent to rural development.

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Notice of intent to make a determination

Stswecem'c Xget'tem First Nation - Telus Telecommunications Tower - Dog Creek – Public Comments Invited


January 19, 2024 – Indigenous Services Canada must determine whether the proposed "Stswecem'c Xget'tem First Nation - Telus Telecommunications Tower - Dog Creek", located in Stswecem'c Xget'tem First Nation, British Columbia is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, Indigenous Services Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination.


Written comments must be submitted by February 20, 2024 to:.



BC Environment Team
Indigenous Services Canada
600-1138 Melville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4S3

  • Location

    • Stswecem'c Xgat'tem First Nation (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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