Lake Manitoba Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project – Meetings & Workshops

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ATTENTION PEGUIS COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Community Meeting/ Workshop Announcement 

Lake Manitoba Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project

THE PROJECT:

Peguis First Nation and Manitoba Infrastructure reached a funding agreement for a consultation process in July 2020. Peguis is conducting various activities including technical workshops, surveys and interviews. The Lake Manitoba Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project consist of two new diversion channels each approximately 23 kilometres long. The first running northwards from Watchorn Bay on Lake Manitoba to Birch Bay on Lake St. Martin (Lake Manitoba Outlet Channel), and a second running northeast from Lake St. Martin to Lake Winnipeg, south of Willow Point (Lake St. Martin Outlet Channel). The project would also include the construction of two combined bridge and water control structures, a 24-kilovolt distribution line, and the re-alignment and/or construction of provincial highways, municipal roads and three bridge structures. (See attached map)

The project may potentially affect: wildlife, wetlands, harvesting, hunting, trapping, gathering, habitat, cultural practices and Peguis First Nation interests. Peguis First Nation wishes to gather community member knowledge and feedback to inform Manitoba Infrastructure of issues and concerns. Technical workshops will be held to share project information and collect community information and knowledge.

Workshops will include the following:

  1. Peguis First Nation project info
  2. Lake Manitoba Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project info
  3. Detailed survey and mapping exercise
  4. Question and answer session
  5. Lunch provided.
  6. Preregistration is required to maintain public health orders and confirm catering of individually packaged meals.

MEETING LOCATIONS:

Environmental Impact Statement Presentation (August 12th, 13th, and 14th)

PEGUIS RESERVE
Where: Peguis Community Hall
Date: August 12, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

SELKIRK
Where: 403 Eveline Street
Date: August 13, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

PEGUIS WINNIPEG OFFICE
Where: 1075 Portage Avenue
Date: Friday, August 14th, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Proposed Fisheries Offset and Aquatic Monitoring Plan Presentation (September 9th, 10th, and 11th)

PEGUIS RESERVE
Where: Peguis Community Hall
Date: September 9, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
*TENTATIVE*

SELKIRK
Where: 403 Eveline Street
Date: September 10, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

PEGUIS WINNIPEG OFFICE
Where: 1075 Portage Avenue
Date: September 11, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

*Social distancing and public health orders will be maintained and enforced at all meetings*

Your attendance is greatly appreciated. As spaces are limited, please contact the Consultation and Special Projects Office to register in advance and secure your spot.

CONTACT:

Roberta Flett                        
204-645-2359 ext. 108
Toll Free: 1-866-645-2359
Proj.cc2@peguisfirstnation.ca

Cheyenne Parisian
204-645-2359 ext. 138
Toll Free: 1-866-645-2359
Proj.cc1@peguisfirstnation.ca

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