Wataynikaneyap would like to thank those who participated in the environmental assessment process for Phase 2: Connecting 17 Remote First Nation Communities (the Project). Wataynikaneyap has now responded to comments received on their Final Environmental Study Report (ESR) for the Project.
The Phase 1 Project is subject to an Individual environmental assessment (EA) under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act (EAA). On June 20, 2019, the Minister of the MECP, with the Lieutenant Governor in Council, approved the Project with conditions. Since the issuance of the Minister’s decision, Wataynikaneyap has identified Project design changes to optimize and improve design, thereby reducing the overall Project footprint, which has in most cases resulted in a decrease in potential adverse environmental effects. The key revisions to the Project design include:
Wataynikaneyap Power has received the Environmental Assessment Notice of Approval for Phase 1 of the Project from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. View a copy of the Notice of Approval (Environmental Assessment Reference Number 13025 and File Number 03-03-03).