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Vivian Sand Processing Facility Project and Vivian Sand Extraction Project

CanWhite Sands Corp. is proposing the construction and operation of the Vivian Sand Processing Facility Project, a new silica sand processing facility located within the Rural Municipality of Springfield, about 35 kilometres east of Winnipeg, Manitoba. As proposed, the Vivian Sand Processing Facility Project would produce over 1.3 million tonnes of silica sand per year, and be located on private land designated for aggregate/industrial activities and adjacent to existing CN Rail infrastructure. The project, which would include the construction of a wet plant, a dry plant and a rail load out, would receive trains on a weekly basis to allow for the transportation of the silica sand product to national and international markets. The proponent is also proposing the construction and operation of the Vivian Sand Extraction Project. Extraction would involve temporary water well drill holes into which air would be injected to flow water and sand to the surface as a slurry. The slurry would be transported to the Vivian Sand Processing Facility using a moveable slurry line, which would be relocated alongside the drilling rigs.


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Latest update

November 16, 2020 — The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has determined that the Vivian Sand Processing Facility Project and the Vivian Sand Extraction Project proposed by CanWhite Sands Corps. do 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
68 Minister's Response - November 16, 2020
46 Fourth request for designation of project PDF (3.1 MB) September 28, 2020

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Telephone: 780-495-2037

  • 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


Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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