Notice determination

January 14, 2021 – Indigenous Services Canada has determined that the proposed Norway House Cree Nation Water Intake Replacement and Lagoon Cell Decommissioning is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


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

  • impacts on rights of Indigenous peoples;
  • Indigenous knowledge;
  • community knowledge;
  • comments received from the public;
  • mitigation measures.


Implementation of mitigation measures is required for the project to address:

  • Working in and near water, clearing vegetation, equipment leaks and fuel spills, fuel handling and storage, vehicle emissions, ground and surface water protections, soil erosion, dust and air quality, encountering contaminated soils.

Indigenous Services Canada is satisfied that that the carrying out of the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Environmental effects that are within provincial jurisdiction would be addressed through provincial regulations.


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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