Phase 1 Endangered Species Act Notice
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.
Wataynikaneyap Power Announces Financial Close and Issues Notice to Proceed on Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project
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”).
Energizing Youth Complete Capacity Building Program
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
Wataynikaneyap Power LP Awards Engineering, Procurement, Construction Contract to Valard LP
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.
Wataynikaneyap Power LP Celebrates a Third Line Crew Ground Support Training Program Graduation
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.
Wataynikaneyap Power LP and Government of Canada Formalize Support for Province’s Largest First Nations-led Transmission Project
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.
Phase 2 Connecting 17 Remote First Nation Communities Final Environmental Study Report
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.
Draft Amendment to the Amended Final Environmental Assessment Report for the Phase 1 New Transmission Line to Pickle Lake 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:
Environmental Assessment Notice of Approval for Project Phase 1 (Line to Pickle Lake)
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).
Wataynikaneyap Power is Energizing Youth and Looking to the Future
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.
Wataynikaneyap Power receives Ontario Energy Board approval to construct the Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project
Thunder Bay, Ontario (GlobeNewswire April 2, 2019) -Wataynikaneyap Power LP (Wataynikaneyap Power) announced today that the Ontario Energy Board (“OEB”) has approved the Company’s leave to construct (“LTC”) application, which was filed in June 2018.
Wataynikaneyap Power First Nation Partnership Expands to Include Mishkeegogamang First Nation and Ojibway Nation of Saugeen; Fortis sells minority position to Algonquin
THUNDER BAY (January 17, 2019)—Less than a month after Wataynikaneyap Power energized its first line to bring grid power to the First Nation community of Pikangikum, another historic milestone has been reached.
Today, Wataynikaneyap Power announced that Mishkeegogamang and Ojibway Nation of Saugeen legally joined the First Nations-led power project, bringing the number of First Nations communities who are equal owners in the project to 24.