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Shawanaga First Nation- Construction of Three (3) New Homes– Public Comments Invited

February 17, 2020 – Indigenous Services Canada must determine whether the proposed Shawanaga First Nation- Construction of Three (3) New Homes, located in Shawanaga First Nation is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, Indigenous Services Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination.

Written comments must be submitted by march 18, 2020  to:

Philip Stringer

Environment Officer

760 Notre Dame Ave, Unit M

Sudbury, Ontario

P3A 2T4

Philip.Stringer@canada.ca

The Proposed Project

Shawanaga First Nation is in the process of developing three new band owned homes for community members in the community. The homes will be constructed on undeveloped lands, and each will have hydro and a septic system. Water will be supplied via communal water supply. Migratory bird species are noted in the area, however an on-site biologist will be utilized during tree clearing and construction to ensure no nesting species are present during tree clearing or construction.

It is noted that Shawanaga First Nation is operational with their First Nation's Land Management Agreement, and as such have already reviewed this project with their internal review process. 

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