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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Upcoming Public Information Centres for Phase 1 Draft Environmental Assessment Report

July 25, 2017
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Notice of Submission: Draft Environmental Assessment Report for Phase 1 - New Transmission Line to Pickle Lake Project

June 30, 2017

Wataynikaneyap has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) Report for the Phase 1 New Transmission Line to Pickle Lake Project. 

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Margaret Kenequanash Appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Wataynikaneyap Power

May 24, 2017

The Board of Directors of Wataynikaneyap Power are pleased to announce the appointment of Margaret Kenequanash to the position of Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) for Wataynikaneyap Power, effective August 15, 2017.

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Environmental Assessment Update April 2017 - Phase 2: Connecting 17 Remote First Nation Communities

May 23, 2017
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FortisOntario Inc. Completes Transaction to Increase its Investment in Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project

March 22, 2017

Wataynikaneyap Power LP is pleased to announce that FortisOntario Inc. (“FortisOntario”) through its parent company Fortis Inc. has completed the transaction to increase its share in the ownership of the transmission partnership by acquiring the interest of Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES).

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February 2017 EA Engagement Newsletter - New Line to Pickle Lake

February 15, 2017
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Notice of Application to the Ontario Energy Board to Establish a Deferral Account to Record Development Costs

October 19, 2016

Wataynikaneyap Power LP has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for approval to establish a deferral account to record costs incurred in relation to the development of the Wataynikaneyap Transmission Project.

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Notice of Commencement for the Phase 2: Connecting 17 Remote First Nations Environmental Assessment

September 26, 2016

Wataynikaneyap Power L.P. (Wataynikaneyap) is conducting an Environmental Assessment (EA) under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act and Section 67 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act

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Pikangikum First Nation and Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation Partner With Wataynikaneyap Power in Historic First Nations-Led Transmission Project

August 4, 2016

Less than a week after the Ontario Government's decision to prioritize and designate Wataynikaneyap Power to connect remote First Nation communities that currently rely on diesel power to the province's electricity grid, another historic milestone has been reached.

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Ontario Government Takes Historic Step and Designates Wataynikaneyap Power to Undertake Unprecedented Transmission Project

July 29, 2016

The Ontario Government took a significant step forward today in its plan to connect remote First Nations communities to the electricity grid by designating Wataynikaneyap Power as the transmission company to complete the project.

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Wataynikaneyap Initiating Environmental Assessment on Phase 2: Connecting 16 Remote First Nation Communities

January 7, 2016

Wataynikaneyap Power L.P. is a licensed transmission company owned by 20 First Nation communities in partnership with FortisOntario and RES Canada (Fortis-RES). 

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Ontario Recognizes Unprecedented Partnership Between Wataynikaneyap Power, FortisOntario, and RES Canada

August 27, 2015
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