Vivian Sand Project

CanWhite Sands Corp. is proposing the construction and operation of the Vivian Sand Project for the extraction and processing of silica sand. As proposed, the project would be located within the Rural Municipality of Springfield, about 35 kilometres east of Winnipeg, Manitoba. The project would include a silica sand processing facility with a wet and dry plant as well as a rail load out. In addition, there would be silica sand extraction activities including the installation, operation and decommissioning of extraction wells and transport via a slurry line. The project is designed to produce over 1.3 million tonnes of silica sand per year and was previously referred to as the Vivian Sand Processing Facility Project and Vivian Sand Extraction Project.

Latest update

December 7, 2021 — The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has determined that the Vivian Sand Project proposed by CanWhite Sands Corp. does not warrant designation under the Impact Assessment Act. The reasons for the Minister’s determination are provided in the Minister’s response.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
76 Minister's Response - December 7, 2021
74 New request for designation of project PDF (747 KB) September 8, 2021
68 Minister's Response - November 16, 2020
46 Fourth request for designation of project PDF (3.1 MB) September 28, 2020
12 Third request for designation of project PDF (288 KB) September 8, 2020
2 Second request for designation of project PDF (5.4 MB) August 24, 2020
1 First request for designation of project PDF (77 KB) August 18, 2020


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  • Location

    • Springfield (Manitoba)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

  • Proponent

    CanWhite Sands Corps.
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Assessment not applicable
  • Reference Number


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