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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Draft Amendment to the Amended Final Environmental Assessment Report for the Phase 1 New Transmission Line to Pickle Lake Project

July 2, 2019

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:

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Environmental Assessment Notice of Approval for Project Phase 1 (Line to Pickle Lake)

June 21, 2019

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).

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Wataynikaneyap Power is Energizing Youth and Looking to the Future

May 8, 2019

Toronto, Ontario (GlobeNewswire May 8, 2019) - Opiikapawiin Services LP (“OSLP”), in partnership with Natural Resources Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and Wataynikaneyap Power, are delivering a unique energy capacity building and empowerment program for youth aged 18-25 from the 24 owner First Nations.

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