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A Training Program in Northwestern Ontario to Prepare Participants for Job Opportunities in the Construction of the Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Line

May 17, 2018

Thunder Bay, ON, May 17th, 2018 - Today, a training program that is designed for those looking to gain direct or indirect employment in the construction of the Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Line was introduced in Northwestern Ontario, and is already being deemed a success by all participating partners.

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Landmark Funding Announced for Canada’s Largest First Nations Led Infrastructure Project

March 22, 2018

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO (March 22, 2018) –– One of the most ambitious and transformative infrastructure projects in Canada’s history got the green light today with the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario announcing funding for the Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Line Project (“the Project”) in the aggregate amount of $1.6 billion.

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Pikangikum Powerline Project / Wataynikaneyap Transmission Project Video

December 12, 2017

This is what the future holds. It’s a first step, but an important step. In August, 2017, the Government of Canada announced a commitment of up to $60 million to build the Pikangikum Distribution Line Project.

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Wataynikaneyap Power Announces Start of Construction on the Pikangikum Power Line Project – Constructor Selected

November 30, 2017

Wataynikaneyap Power announced today the selection of PowerTel Utilities Contractors Ltd. (“PowerTel”) as the contractor to build the 117 km Pikangikum Power Line Project, which will connect Pikangikum First Nation to Ontario’s power grid in Red Lake.

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Phase 1 - Notice of Submission of Final Environmental Assessment Report

November 3, 2017

Wataynikaneyap has submitted its Final Environmental Assessment Report for the Phase 1 New Transmission Line to Pickle Lake Project to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) for review and approval.

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Historic First Nations-led Transmission Project Gets Major Boost from Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan

November 2, 2017

TORONTO, ONTARIO (Marketwired – October 26, 2017) – One of the largest and most transformative transmission projects in Ontario’s history got a major boost today when the Ontario Government reinforced its support for the project, known as Wataynikaneyap Power, in its 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan.

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Federal Government Announces Funding of Wataynikaneyap Power's Project to Connect First Nation to Ontario's Power Grid

August 17, 2017

Today's funding announcement of up to $60 million by the Government of Canada to connect Pikangikum First Nation to Ontario's power grid is being welcomed by all First Nations who are part of the larger transmission project known as Wataynikaneyap Power.

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Over $2 Million Announced for Wataynikaneyap Transmission Project First Nations Training Program

July 26, 2017

Wataynikaneyap Power is pleased to announce a major federal investment from the office of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) in the amount of over $2 million in support of the Wataynikaneyap Power's First Nations training program. 

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