October 22nd, 2021 – Infrastructure Canada must determine whether the proposed flood control berm on the Peter First Nation's Indian Reserve Number 2 island in the Fraser River, at the Peters First Nation, is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this determination, Infrastructure Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments will be considered public. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website (https://iaac-aeic.gc.ca/050/evaluations/Protection?culture=en-CA).

Written comments must be submitted by November 23rd, 2021 to:

Mark Libby, Environmental Review and Approvals Officer, Infrastructure Canada (mark.libby@infc.gc.ca)

The Proposed Project

The primary objective of proposed project involves the construction of a 1 km flood control berm along reserve lands (Indian Reserve Number 2) of the Peters First Nation to reduce flood risks to the community and reduce the likelihood of river avulsion across Peters Island (Indian Reserve Number 2 island).  The proposed berm will reduce the frequency and magnitude of flow across Peters First Nation's Reserve Number 2, reducing flood levels and high velocity flow towards the community in Reserve Number 1.  In addition, the berm will reduce the likelihood of avulsion across Reserve Number 2 island towards or potentially isolating Reserve Number 1.

The proposed works include:

  • Construction of a 1 km flood control berm along Peters First Nation's Indian Reserve Number 2
  • Works within 30 m of a waterbody
  • Vegetation clearing
  • Associated earthworks

This project is part of a larger effort to improve flood control measures in the community, which includes: flood and risk assessments, emergency flood protection, design and planning, berm construction, flood proofing of homes, and repair of the existing upstream flow control structure.

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