Cross Lake Youth Centre

The entirety of the project footprint is contained within a previously disturbed gravel lot. No significant vegetation (trees or shrubs) has been retained as the area was previously cleared and grubbed. In addition, the project site currently consists concrete piles have been poured for the base. In support of the project, WSP was retained to provide a geotechnical investigation, topographical survey, civil drawings (lot grading, drainage, access road, sewer, and water), electrical performance specification, and a Level 1 ESA. The building design will be completed by another consulting firm. Based on a previous geotechnical investigation WSP completed at a nearby property in support of another project, the potential frost penetration depth is about 3.4 metres.

WSP's scope of work on the project includes:

• Geotechnical assessment and report

• Environmental Phase 1 assessment

• Civil design package will include: • Topographical survey • Development of site plans with Owner input, (e.g. regarding number of parking stalls) • Site grading

• Sewer and water connecting to McIvor Road.

All hazardous waste and fuel contaminated waste will be dealt with as required by applicable codes and regulations. All nonhazardous waste will be disposed of in accordance with applicable codes, regulations, and guidelines at a designated landfill site.

Geotechnical reports completed for previous project at Cross Lake found the dominant soil type to be silty clay. Overburden materials commonly encountered included organics, clay/granular fill, silty clay, silt, and sand.

The project area is located within the Hayes River Upland ecodistrict of Manitoba. In the past, the project area consisted of a boreal forested natural state with wetlands. Currently, it is a mostly developed area, with residential homes nearby. Previous geotechnical reports conducted within the vicinity of the project site identified the depth of groundwater to vary with water seepage identified during test pitting that ranged from near surface seepage to depth of 4.57 meters below ground surface to no seepage. Actual groundwater depths can vary seasonally and in response to major weather events. Raw drinking water for the Cross Lake community is obtained from Cross Lake (surface water) and treated at their water treatment plants.


Latest update

The assessment is in progress.



Environment Management and Planning
Ayonniyi Dehinbo, Senior Environmental Specialist
365 Hargrave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3A3
Telephone: 431-334-6471

  • Location

    • Cross Lake Band of Indians (Manitoba)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Cross Lake Band of Indians
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


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