New Fibre Installation - RFNOW

RFNOW INC. plans to install underground fiber optic cabling, for Internet purposes, to all residential homes in the community of Swan Lake. The project involves the installation of approximately 0.15 km of underground fiber optic cable from the Provincial Trunk Hwy 5 in Swan Lake Reserve 7A to Swan Lake Meeting Centre.


The cable is to 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


April  03, 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 - April 3, 2024
1 Notice of Intent to Make a Determination - Start of Public Comment Period - February 27, 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: CA12:CARBS-SLFN-23 (Manitoba)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    RFNow Inc.
  • Authorities

    • Innovation, Science and Economic Development
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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