New Fibre Installation

TELUS Communications Inc. plans to install underground fiber optic cabling, for Internet purposes, to all residential homes in the communities of Nicomen, Kanaka Bar, Siska, Skuppah, Spuzzum, Nekliptum No.1, Kleetlekut No.22, Inklyuhkinatko No.2, Chetwynd, Dokie Siding, Wabi Hill, Twidwell Bend, Osborn, Blueberry River First Nation and Doig River First Nation. The project involves the installation of approximately 67 km of underground and aerial fiber optic cable along 208 km of roads within the communities.

The cable will be buried by directional drilling, trenching, or using existing conduits, or a combination of these methods in existing roadway alignments, but will be suspended on support structures to connect to residential homes and businesses.


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Notice of Determination

 

February 26, 2024 - Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada has determined that the proposed project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

 

This determination was based on a consideration of the following factors:

  • relevant potential environmental effects;
  • comments received from the public; and
  • technically and economically feasible mitigation measures.

 

Mitigation and monitoring measures taken into account for this determination included active and adaptive management measures that would be implemented for the protection of the local environment. Based on the consideration of these measures, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is satisfied that that the carrying out of the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

 

Therefore, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada may carry out the project, exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part.

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Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - February 26, 2024
1 Notice of Intent to Make a Determination - Start of Public Comment Period - January 23, 2024

Contacts

Innovation Science Economic Development Canada
NATHALIE MARTEL, Program Officer
C.D. Howe Building
235 Queen Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H5
Email: Get-connected-brachez-vous@ised-isde.gc.ca


  • Location

    • Project site 1 (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

    Completed
  • Start Date

    2024-01-22
  • Proponent

    TELUS COMMUNICATIONS INCORPORATED
  • Authorities

    • Innovation, Science and Economic Development
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

    87245
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