Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project

Comment Search Mobile

Comment Search

Skip to filters

206 results

Attachment Administrator on behalf of Fisher River Cree Nation

2020-06-23 0:00
  • Reference Number 123
  • Fisher River Cree Nation Comments on EIS for L. MB-L. St. Martin Outlet Channels Project
  • Please see attached.
  • Attachment Included
  • 1 Fisher River Cree Nation Technical Review Comments Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project Reference IR# EIS Guideline Reference EIS Reference Context and Rationale The Proponent is Required to … Fisher River Cree Nation 1.3 1.4 PROJECT LOCATION EIS States “While the Project does not occupy federal lands, the proposed Project crosses lands used for traditional purposes by Lake St. Martin FN, Little Saskatchewan FN, Dauphin River FN, Pinaymootang FN and Peguis FN.” Fisher River Cree Nation should be included as well. The EIS should be corrected to reflect the omission. Fisher River Cree Nation 5.0 ...
  • Attachment Included
  • Mr. Matthew Dairon Project Manager, Prairie and Northern Region Impact Assessment Agency of Canada Canada Place, Suite 1145-9700 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4C3 Dear Mr. Dairon: Re: Comments on EIS for L. Manitoba-L. St. Martin Channels Project Please find attached a summary of Fisher River Cree Nation comments on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the L. Manitoba – L. St. Martin Channels Project. In addition to the specific EIS referenced items in the summary, we have the following general comments. 1. Engagement and Consultation: these two terms are used interchangeably throughout the document. We consider “engagement” to mean the process of information sharing with our community by Manitoba Infrastructure (MI) in its role as the proponent. “Consultation” on the other hand is understood to mean the legal obligation of MI, as representative of the Crown, to consult with and where appropriate accommodate Fisher River Cree Nation for ...
  • Attachment Included
  • 420 Turenne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2J 3W8 Phone: (204) 233-1694 Fax: (204) 235-1579 Email: engtech@mymts.net www.eng-tech.ca “Engineering and Testing Solutions That Work for You” April 29, 2020 File No.: 20-166-120 Fisher River Cree Nation Box 367 Fisher River Cree Nation, Manitoba R0C 1S0 ATTENTION: Chief and Council - Fisher River Cree Nation RE: Engineering Consultant for Expert Review of the Environmental Impact Statement on the Lake Manitoba - Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project Dear Harley Jonasson, Thank you for the opportunity to present the First Phase of our assessment of the environmental impact statement of the Lake Manitoba / Lake St. Martin outlet on Fisher River Cree Nations. Our analysis looked at hydraulic impacts these two (2) channels would have on Lake Winnipeg, as well as the traditional fishing territories of Fisher River Cree Nation. The Phase 2 will be completed once federal Canadian Environmental ...

Report

Attachment Administrator on behalf of Patricia Fitzpatrick

2020-06-9 0:00
  • Reference Number 119
  • Commented During Project Phase: Environmental Assessment Report
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines
  • Impact Assessment of the Outlet Channel
  • Please see attached.
  • Attachment Included
  • Lake Manitoba and its Watershed: Knowledge Gaps & Next Steps Sunrise over Lake Manitoba at Delta Marsh (© Marliese Peterson) TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Executive Summary ................................................................................................................. 1 2. Introduction.............................................................................................................................. 2 2.1. Background to Lake Manitoba .......................................................................................... 2 2.2. Rationale for workshop ..................................................................................................... 2 3. Water Levels & Regulation..................................................................................................... 4 3.1. Presentations ...
  • Attachment Included
  • BUILDING THE SYSTEM Follow-up, monitoring & adaptive management Patricia Fitzpatrick The University of Winnipeg Byron Williams The Public Interest Law Centre April 8, 2020 Fitzpatrick, P., and B. Williams, Building the system: Follow-up, monitoring & adaptive management. 2020, The University of Winnipeg: Winnipeg, MB. TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ................................................ I Acknowledgments ........................................................................ ii UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF IA 1.0 BACKGROUND ....... 1 1.1 Report Outline ....................................................................... 2 1.2 Impact Assessment and Monitoring .......................................... 4 1.3 Objectives ............................................................................. 6 WHAT WE DID 2.0 METHODS ...................................... ...

Report

Attachment Administrator on behalf of Sagkeeng First Nation

2020-06-1 0:00
  • Reference Number 117
  • Commented During Project Phase: Environmental Assessment Report
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on a Summary of the Environmental Impact Statement
  • Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project
  • Please find attached correspondence from Sagkeeng First Nation.
  • Attachment Included
  • May 28, 2020 Alex Nisbet and John Harvie Myers LLP Regarding: Review of Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project Environmental Impact Statement Dear Mr. Harvie and Mr. Nisbet Attached please find an executive summary and my technical review of the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project Environmental Impact Statement. The review is in support of the interests of your clients from Pinaymootang First Nation, Sagkeeng First Nation, and Sandy Bay First Nation. You will see from my summary and review that I found the Environmental Impact Statement to be deficient in many areas, including errors made at the scoping stage. I do not believe that remedial work by Manitoba Infrastructure and its consultants will be able to correct the deficiencies in the environmental assessment. My recommendation is that the assessment process should be started again from the beginning. I would be happy to discuss these documents and my ...
  • Attachment Included
  • June 1, 2020 Via Email Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency 9700 Jasper Avenue, Suite 1145 Edmonton Alberta T5J 4C3 Attention: Matthew Dairon Dear Sir: RE: Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project Please be advised that we represent Sagkeeng First Nation (“SFN”) regarding the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project (the “Project”). This correspondence is in response to your letter dated March 9, 2020 which contains an invitation to review and provide comments on the March 2020 Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) submitted by Manitoba Infrastructure (“MI”). On March 9, 2020 the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the “Agency”) accepted the EIS submitted by MI and commenced its technical review. As stated in your March 9, 2020 letter, the Agency is interested in receiving SFN’s views regarding, but not limited to, the ...
  • Attachment Included
  • Reference IR# Expert Dept. or Group EIS Guideline Reference EIS Reference Context and Rationale Comments and Information requests 1 PFN/SFN/SBO FN Part 2 – Content of the Environmental Impact Statement, 1.1. The proponent 1.2.2 - Corporate and Management Structures From EIS Guideline: "In the EIS, the proponent will: ... - describe corporate and management structures; - specify the mechanism used to ensure that corporate policies will be implemented and respected for the project; ...." • Section 1.2.2 of EIA "Corporate and Management Structures" does not appear to provide very much information regarding the organizational structure. It only focuses on Vision, mission, values and priorities. Please provide additional information on the corporate/management structures. • There is also limited information on the "mechanism used to ensure that corporate policies will be implemented". Please add additional information. 2 PFN/SFN/SBO FN Part 2 – Content of ...
  • Attachment Included
  • Reference IR# Expert Dept. or group May 2018 EIS Guideline Reference EIS Reference Context and Rationale The Proponent is Required to … Project Description 105 PFN/SFN/SB OFN Part 1, Section 2.4 3.3.1 The EIS Guidelines require that in documenting the analyses included in the EIS, the proponent will demonstrate that all aspects of the project have been examined and planned in a careful and precautionary manner in order to avoid significant adverse environmental effects and any impacts to Aboriginal or Treaty rights. The EIS (S. 2.4.2.8) indicates that the development of the Project was based on several years of analysis. Despite this, the EIS (S. 3.3.1, 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 3.4.3) indicates the following items are incomplete at the time of EIS submission: - Identification of need for cofferdams - Cofferdam design - Detailed bridge design - Permits and designs for power distribution lines - Sources of rock and borrow materials - LMOC channel inlet and ...

Report

Attachment Administrator on behalf of Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation

2020-06-1 0:00
  • Reference Number 113
  • Commented During Project Phase: Environmental Assessment Report
  • Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project
  • Please find attached correspondence from Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation on the above noted matter.    
  • Attachment Included
  • May 28, 2020 Alex Nisbet and John Harvie Myers LLP E-mail: anisbet@myersfirm.com, jharvie@myersfirm.com Regarding: Review of Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project Environmental Impact Statement Dear Mr. Harvie and Mr. Nisbet Attached please find an executive summary and my technical review of the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project Environmental Impact Statement. The review is in support of the interests of your clients from Pinaymootang First Nation, Sagkeeng First Nation, and Sandy Bay First Nation. You will see from my summary and review that I found the Environmental Impact Statement to be deficient in many areas, including errors made at the scoping stage. I do not believe that remedial work by Manitoba Infrastructure and its consultants will be able to correct the deficiencies in the environmental assessment. My recommendation is that the assessment process should be started again from the beginning. I ...
  • Attachment Included
  • June 1, 2020 Reply to: Alex Nisbet File No: 39156-045 anisbet@myersfirm.com Writer’s Direct Line: 204 926 1528 Via Email Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency 9700 Jasper Avenue, Suite 1145 Edmonton Alberta T5J 4C3 Attention: Matthew Dairon Dear Sir: RE: Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project Please be advised that we represent Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation (“SBOFN”) regarding the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project (the “Project”). This correspondence is in response to your letter dated March 9, 2020 which contains an invitation to review and provide comments on the March 2020 Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) submitted by Manitoba Infrastructure (“MI”). On March 9, 2020 the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the “Agency”) accepted the EIS submitted by MI and commenced its technical review. As stated in your ...
  • Attachment Included
  • Reference IR# Expert Dept. or Group EIS Guideline Reference EIS Reference Context and Rationale Comments and Information requests 1 PFN/SFN/SBO FN Part 2 – Content of the Environmental Impact Statement, 1.1. The proponent 1.2.2 - Corporate and Management Structures From EIS Guideline: "In the EIS, the proponent will: ... - describe corporate and management structures; - specify the mechanism used to ensure that corporate policies will be implemented and respected for the project; ...." • Section 1.2.2 of EIA "Corporate and Management Structures" does not appear to provide very much information regarding the organizational structure. It only focuses on Vision, mission, values and priorities. Please provide additional information on the corporate/management structures. • There is also limited information on the "mechanism used to ensure that corporate policies will be implemented". Please add additional information. 2 PFN/SFN/SBO FN Part 2 – Content of ...
  • Attachment Included
  • Reference IR# Expert Dept. or group May 2018 EIS Guideline Reference EIS Reference Context and Rationale The Proponent is Required to … Project Description 105 PFN/SFN/SB OFN Part 1, Section 2.4 3.3.1 The EIS Guidelines require that in documenting the analyses included in the EIS, the proponent will demonstrate that all aspects of the project have been examined and planned in a careful and precautionary manner in order to avoid significant adverse environmental effects and any impacts to Aboriginal or Treaty rights. The EIS (S. 2.4.2.8) indicates that the development of the Project was based on several years of analysis. Despite this, the EIS (S. 3.3.1, 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 3.4.3) indicates the following items are incomplete at the time of EIS submission: - Identification of need for cofferdams - Cofferdam design - Detailed bridge design - Permits and designs for power distribution lines - Sources of rock and borrow materials - LMOC channel inlet and ...

Report

Attachment Administrator on behalf of Pinaymootang First Nation

2020-06-1 0:00
  • Reference Number 114
  • Commented During Project Phase: Environmental Assessment Report
  • Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project
  • Please find attached correspondence from Pinaymootang First Nation on the above noted matter.
  • Attachment Included
  • Reference IR# Expert Dept. or group May 2018 EIS Guideline Reference EIS Reference Context and Rationale The Proponent is Required to … Project Description 105 PFN/SFN/SB OFN Part 1, Section 2.4 3.3.1 The EIS Guidelines require that in documenting the analyses included in the EIS, the proponent will demonstrate that all aspects of the project have been examined and planned in a careful and precautionary manner in order to avoid significant adverse environmental effects and any impacts to Aboriginal or Treaty rights. The EIS (S. 2.4.2.8) indicates that the development of the Project was based on several years of analysis. Despite this, the EIS (S. 3.3.1, 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 3.4.3) indicates the following items are incomplete at the time of EIS submission: - Identification of need for cofferdams - Cofferdam design - Detailed bridge design - Permits and designs for power distribution lines - Sources of rock and borrow materials - LMOC channel inlet and ...
  • Attachment Included
  • June 1, 2020 Reply to: Alex Nisbet File No: 26349-080 anisbet@myersfirm.com Writer’s Direct Line: 204 926 1528 Via Email Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency 9700 Jasper Avenue, Suite 1145 Edmonton Alberta T5J 4C3 Attention: Matthew Dairon Dear Sir: RE: Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project Please be advised that we represent Pinaymootang First Nation (“PFN”) regarding the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project (the “Project”). This correspondence is in response to your letter dated March 9, 2020 which contains an invitation to review and provide comments on the March 2020 Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) submitted by Manitoba Infrastructure (“MI”). On March 9, 2020 the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the “Agency”) accepted the EIS submitted by MI and commenced its technical review. As stated in your March 9, ...
  • Attachment Included
  • Reference IR# Expert Dept. or Group EIS Guideline Reference EIS Reference Context and Rationale Comments and Information requests 1 PFN/SFN/SBO FN Part 2 – Content of the Environmental Impact Statement, 1.1. The proponent 1.2.2 - Corporate and Management Structures From EIS Guideline: "In the EIS, the proponent will: ... - describe corporate and management structures; - specify the mechanism used to ensure that corporate policies will be implemented and respected for the project; ...." • Section 1.2.2 of EIA "Corporate and Management Structures" does not appear to provide very much information regarding the organizational structure. It only focuses on Vision, mission, values and priorities. Please provide additional information on the corporate/management structures. • There is also limited information on the "mechanism used to ensure that corporate policies will be implemented". Please add additional information. 2 PFN/SFN/SBO FN Part 2 – Content of ...
  • Attachment Included
  • May 28, 2020 Alex Nisbet and John Harvie Myers LLP E-mail: anisbet@myersfirm.com, jharvie@myersfirm.com Regarding: Review of Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project Environmental Impact Statement Dear Mr. Harvie and Mr. Nisbet Attached please find an executive summary and my technical review of the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project Environmental Impact Statement. The review is in support of the interests of your clients from Pinaymootang First Nation, Sagkeeng First Nation, and Sandy Bay First Nation. You will see from my summary and review that I found the Environmental Impact Statement to be deficient in many areas, including errors made at the scoping stage. I do not believe that remedial work by Manitoba Infrastructure and its consultants will be able to correct the deficiencies in the environmental assessment. My recommendation is that the assessment process should be started again from the beginning. I ...
  • Attachment Included
  • <Original signed by>

Report

Attachment Administrator on behalf of Little Saskatchewan First Nation

2020-05-25 0:00
  • Reference Number 108
  • Commented During Project Phase: Environmental Assessment Report
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines
  • LSFN comments - Detailed technical review of the EIS for the LMLSMOC Project
  • Please see attached letter and comments on the EIS for the Lake Manitoba-Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project.
  • Attachment Included
  • <email address removed> <original signed by> <email address removed> <email addresses removed>
  • Attachment Included
  • LITTLE SASKATCHEWAN FIRST NATION P.O. Box 98 Gypsumville, Manitoba R0C 1J0 Ph: (204) 659-4584, Fax: (204) 659-2071 Little Saskatchewan First Nation (LSFN) Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project Environmental Impact Statement – Comments for the Detailed Technical Review of the EIS (Sufficiency Review) May 25, 2020 NOTES: • For greater clarity, all “Comments” provided require substantive responses. • In addition, absence of comments or requested revision does not imply acceptance by LSFN of sections of the EIS. LSFN reserves the right to review and comment on all aspects of the EIS during the detailed technical review process and subsequent Information Request phase of the EA. • References to numbered items (e.g., LSFN-01, 02) are to the numbered items in the table. Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project – LSFN Review Comments on the EIS – May 25, 2020 2 Reference IR# Expert Dept. or ...

Report

Attachment Administrator on behalf of Dauphin River First Nation, Lake Manitoba First Nation and the Kinonjeoshtegon First Nation

2020-05-25 0:00
  • Reference Number 110
  • Commented During Project Phase: Environmental Assessment Report
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines
  • Dauphin River FN, Lake Manitoba FN, Kinonjeoshtegon FN, EIS Comments on LMBLSMOC
  • Please find attached comments on the EIS for the LMBLSMOC project
  • Attachment Included
  • Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Indigenous Perspectives on the Environmental Impact Assessment Gary Wagner - May 24, 2020 FINAL 
 INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES - GARY WAGNER FINAL �1 “Aerial View of Assiniboine Flooding” by Mike Deal, May 12, 2011. Published in The Brandon Sun. Portage Diversion overflows. Table of Contents Table of Contents 2 Executive Summary 3 Introduction 5 Scope of Work 7 My Methodology 8 Historical Context 12 Indigenous People 13 Lake St. Martin Access Road 20 The Project 22 Environmental Impact Assessment Timeline 28 Observations and Analysis 39 Data, Methodology and Effectiveness of Mitigation 43 Heritage Resources 43 Traditional Land and Resource Use 46 Indigenous Health and Socioeconomic Conditions 50 Aboriginal and Treaty Rights 52 Significance 54 Follow-Up 57 Questions 60 Summary 63 Selected References 64 INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES - GARY WAGNER FINAL �2 Executive Summary The Lake Manitoba and Lake St. ...

Report
Date modified: