New Fibre Installation

Pimicikamak Communications Corp. plans to install approximately 42 km of aerial and buried fiber optic cabling, for Internet purposes, to all residential homes in Cross Lake. The cable will be suspended on support structures to connect to residential homes and businesses, but cable may be buried by directional drilling, trenching, or using existing conduits, or a combination of these methods in existing roadway alignments.

Latest update

Notice of Determination


March 04, 2024 - Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada has determined that the proposed project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


This determination was based on a consideration of the following factors:

  • relevant potential environmental effects;
  • comments received from the public; and
  • technically and economically feasible mitigation measures.


Mitigation and monitoring measures taken into account for this determination included active and adaptive management measures that would be implemented for the protection of the local environment. Based on the consideration of these measures, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is satisfied that that the carrying out of the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Therefore, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada may carry out the project, exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - March 4, 2024
1 New Fibre Installation - February 1, 2024


Innovation Science Economic Development Canada
NATHALIE MARTEL, Program Officer
C.D. Howe Building
235 Queen Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H5

  • Location

    • Project site 1 - Cross Lake First Nation (Manitoba)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Pimicikamak Communications Corp.
  • Authorities

    • Innovation, Science and Economic Development
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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