Today the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency announced the start of the first public comment period for the proposed Project 6 – All-Season Road Linking Manto Sipi Cree Nation, Bunibonibee Cree Nation and God’s Lake First Nation, located east of Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on the proposed project and its potential effects on the environment until July 4.
As a next step, the Agency will post a decision on its website stating whether an environmental assessment is required. If one is required, the public will have three more opportunities to comment on the environmental assessment of the project.
Manitoba Infrastructure proposes to construct 138 kilometers of all-season road on provincial Crown land. The project, designed as a two-lane, gravel public highway, would consist of three sections of intersecting road located on the east side of Lake Winnipeg. These road sections would begin at the reserve boundaries of the Manto Sipi Cree Nation, the Bunibonibee Cree Nation and God’s Lake First Nation. Two major bridges over God’s River and Magill Creek could also be constructed as part of the project.
Written comments must be submitted by July 4 to:
Project 6 – All-Season Road
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
9700 Jasper Avenue, Suite 1145
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4C3
- Project 6 – All-Season Road Linking Manto Sipi Cree Nation, Bunibonibee Cree Nation and God’s Lake First Nation (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency)
- Basics of Environmental Assessment (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency)