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March 18, 2020 – Indigenous Services Canada has determined that the proposed Shawanaga First Nation- Construction of Three (3) New Homes is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

The determination was based on a consideration of the following factors:

  • The new homes will provide a net benefit to the community, ensuring accessible housing for community members
  • Shawanaga First Nation is operational with the First Nation's Land Management Act, and as such, have an internal environmental review protocol which adequately addresses environmental issues for projects implemented in the community
    Implementation of mitigation measures is required for the project to address:
  • Migratory Birds: clearing of the lots will need to observe bird breeding windows, and ensure no tree clearing takes place during these critical windows
  • Fueling of equipment: all equipment must be fueled in a designated fueling area away from water bodies, and must have spill kits on hand.
  • Species at Risk: A biologist must be on site to observe and determine if any species at risk are within the area before clearing of the land. Should any species at risk be identified, on-site mitigation measures will be developed and implemented
    Indigenous Services Canada is satisfied that that the carrying out of the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Therefore, Indigenous Services Canada may carry out the project, exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part.

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