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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.