Launch Ramp Reconstruction - Whiskey Jack Portage, MB - Fall 2021

Whiskey Jack Portage is located on Ross Island, MB approximately 50km Northwest of Norway House, MB and approximately 500km North of Winnipeg, MB.  The harbour is an active commercial fishing facility under the administration of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Small Craft Harbours Branch (SCH).


Small Craft Harbours Branch, (SCH) is proposing to reconstruct the launch ramp at Whiskey Jack Portage, MB.  The scope of work includes the demolition and removal of the existing pre-cast launch ramp pads and reinforced concrete slab, and the construction of a new launch ramp using pre-cast launch ramp pads. The work area at Whiskey Jack Portage is approximately 250 m2. The work will be done in open water conditions using shore-based equipment and is scheduled for Fall 2021.


Latest update

Notice of Determination

July 27, 2021 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Small Craft Harbours Branch
Stephen Mazur, Senior Project Technologist
501 University Crescent
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N6
Telephone: 204-984-5610

  • Location

    • Whiskey Jack Portage (Manitoba)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Small Craft Harbours Branch
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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