Notice of Completion/Notice of Opportunity to Review Final ESR for Phase 2 - Connecting 17 Remote First Nation Communities

November 15, 2018

Wataynikaneyap has issued its Final Environmental Study Report (ESR) for the Phase 2 Connecting 17 Remote First Nation Communities Project for review by Aboriginal communities and groups, agency and public stakeholder review. The Final ESR has been prepared to consider comments through review on the Draft ESR.  The Final ESR will be available for review for 30 days and the comment period will end on December 17, 2018.  

The Final ESR is available for viewing at the viewing locations listed below (during regular business hours) and can also be downloaded at this link:

  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry - Red Lake and Sioux Lookout District Offices
  • Red Lake Municipal Office
  • Pickle Lake Municipal Office
  • Windigo First Nations Council Office
  • Shibogama First Nations Council Office
  • Keewaytinook Okimakanak Northern Chiefs Council – Dryden office
  • Independent First Nations Council – Thunder Bay office

Band offices of the following communities:

  • Bearskin Lake First Nation
  • Cat Lake First Nation
  • Deer Lake First Nation
  • Eabametoong First Nation
  • Kasabonika Lake First Nation
  • Keewaywin First Nation
  • Kingfisher Lake First Nation
  • Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug
  • Lac Seul First Nation
  • McDowell Lake First Nation
  • Marten Falls First Nation
  • Mishkeegogamang First Nation
  • Muskrat Dam First Nation
  • Neskantaga First Nation
  • Nibinamik First Nation
  • North Caribou Lake First Nation
  • North Spirit Lake First Nation
  • Pikangikum First Nation
  • Poplar Hill First Nation
  • Sachigo Lake First Nation
  • Sandy Lake First Nation
  • Slate Falls Nation
  • Wabauskang First Nation
  • Wapekeka First Nation
  • Wawakapewin First Nation
  • Webequie First Nation
  • Wunnumin Lake First Nation

The notices below provide additional information on the environmental assessment processes this report was prepared to satisfy, how the approvals process for the environmental assessment will proceed after this review period, and how to share back your comments on the Final ESR.  For further information, please see the contact us link or send an email to