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Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project — Public Comments Invited

What is happening?

March 9, 2020 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project, located in the Interlake region of Manitoba.

The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on the potential environmental effects of the project and the proposed measures to prevent or mitigate those effects as described in the proponent's summary of the Environmental Impact Statement.

How can I participate?

Comments can be submitted online by visiting the project home page on the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry (reference number 80148). All comments received will be published online as part of the project file.

Written comments in either official language will be accepted until April 23, 2020.

To view the summary of the Environmental Impact Statement or for more information, visit the Agency's website at canada.ca/iaac. Printed copies are available upon request. More information on the project, the review process and alternative means of submitting comments is also available on the Agency's website.

Will there be more opportunities to participate?

This is the third of four opportunities for the public to comment on the environmental assessment of the project.

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What is the proposed project?

Manitoba Infrastructure is proposing the construction and operation of a new permanent flood control management system located in Manitoba. As proposed, the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project would 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 Sturgeon Bay on Lake Winnipeg (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.

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