Public Notice
Marten Falls Community Access Road Project — Public Comments Invited

September 11, 2019 — In accordance with the transitional provisions of the Impact Assessment Act, the project description provided under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, for the proposed Marten Falls Community Access Road Project is deemed an acceptable initial project description. The proposed project is located in northern Ontario.

The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) invites the public and Indigenous groups to review the summary of the initial project description and provide feedback related to the proposed project. Comments received will support the Agency in the preparation of a summary of issues. Once completed, the Agency will provide the summary of issues to the proponent.

Written comments in either official language will be accepted until October 1, 2019. Comments received during the comment period held from August 9 to 29, 2019, will be considered and do not need to be re-submitted.

Comments can be submitted online by visiting the project home page on the Agency's Registry website (Registry reference number 80184). All comments received will be published online as part of the project file. For more information on the project, the review process and alternative means of submitting comments, visit the Agency's website at

Map depicting the location of the project, as described in the current document.

To view the summary of the initial project description online, visit the Agency's website at Printed copies are available upon request and are also available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Brodie Resource Library
    216 South Brodie Street
    Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Greenstone Public Library – Geraldton Branch
    405 Second Street West
    Geraldton, Ontario
  • Greenstone Public Library – Nakina Branch
    216 North Street
    Nakina, Ontario
  • Timmins Public Library
    320 Second Avenue
    Timmins, Ontario
  • Sioux Lookout Public Library
    21 Fifth Avenue
    Sioux Lookout, Ontario

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The Proposed Project

Marten Falls First Nation is proposing the construction and operation, including maintenance, of an all-season multi-use community access road approximately 140 to 250 kilometres in length, connecting the northern end of Painter Lake forestry road to the community of Marten Falls. Marten Falls is located at the junction of the Albany and Ogoki rivers, approximately 170 kilometres northeast of Nakina, Ontario. As proposed, the Marten Falls Community Access Road Project could enable future access to potential mineral development activities in the Ring of Fire area.

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