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Wataynikaneyap Power Celebrates a Fourth Line Crew Ground Support Training Program Graduation

November 28, 2019

Participants from the fourth round of Line Crew Ground Support training celebrated today with their families and community leaders. The 15-week certificate program, held at Gridlink in Thunder Bay is for those looking to gain employment in the construction of the Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project and the powerline industry.

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Phase 1 Endangered Species Act Notice

October 31, 2019

More than 200 species of plants and animals are at risk of disappearing from Ontario. The Endangered Species Act (ESA) provides a science-based assessment to classify species as endangered or threatened.

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Wataynikaneyap Power Announces Financial Close and Issues Notice to Proceed on Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project

October 29, 2019

Thunder Bay, ON (Globe Newswire, October 29, 2019) -  Wataynikaneyap Power officially announced today that it has achieved financial close and issued the notice to proceed to Valard LP (“Valard”) for construction of the Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project (“the Project”).

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Energizing Youth Complete Capacity Building Program

September 17, 2019

Congratulations to the six youth for completing the 6-week Energizing Youth capacity building program! The program included a 2-week course to raise awareness of the Wataynikaneyap Power Project and energy in remote First Nations, followed by a four week work placement. Graduation Photo

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Wataynikaneyap Power LP Awards Engineering, Procurement, Construction Contract to Valard LP

September 10, 2019

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO (September 10, 2019) – Wataynikaneyap Power LP (“Wataynikaneyap Power”) is pleased to announce that it has awarded its Engineering, Procurement and Construction (“EPC”) contract to Valard LP (“Valard”), subject to financial close and notice to proceed.

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Wataynikaneyap Power LP Celebrates a Third Line Crew Ground Support Training Program Graduation

August 8, 2019

Participants from the third round of Line Crew Ground Support training celebrated today with their families and community leaders. The training group supported each other and worked exceptionally well as a team in training. The graduates are strong candidates for opportunities in the powerline sector with many having heavy equipment and construction work experience.

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Wataynikaneyap Power LP and Government of Canada Formalize Support for Province’s Largest First Nations-led Transmission Project

July 22, 2019

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO (July 22, 2019) – Wataynikaneyap Power LP (“Wataynikaneyap Power”) and the Government of Canada celebrated the signing of agreements that formalized support for the Northern Ontario Grid Connection Project (“the Project”). The signing secures the terms of Canada’s support of $1.6 billion for the Project which was formally announced in March 2018.

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Phase 2 Connecting 17 Remote First Nation Communities Final Environmental Study Report

July 5, 2019

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.

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