New Fibre Installation

GCT#3 Representative Services plans to install underground fiber optic cabling, for Internet purposes, to all residential homes in Shoal Lake No.40, Northwest Angle No.33, Lake of the Woods No. 37 (Animakee Wa Zhing #37), Northwest Bay (Naicatchewenin), Eagle Lake, Rainy River First Nations, Couchiching First Nation, Kenora No. 38B (Anishinabe of Wauzhushk Onigum), Grassy Narrows First Nation, Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation, Wabaseemoong Independent Nations, Lac Des Mille Lacs, Naotkamegwanning, Whitefish Bay No. 34A (Animakee Wa Zhing #37), Gakijiwanong Anishinaabe Nation, Washagamis Bay, Whitefish Bay No. 33A (Northwest Angle No. 33),Wabauskang No. 21 (Wabauskang First Nation), Seine River No. 23A (Seine River Nation), Wabigoon Lake No. 27 (Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation), Saug-A-Gaw-Sing No. 1 (Anishnaabeg of Naongashiing), Big Grassy River No. 35G (Big Grassy), Sabaskong Bay No. 35D (Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation), Shoal Lake No. 39 (Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First nation). The project involves the installation of approximately 538.31 km of underground, submarine and aerial fiber optic cable from the intersection of McKay Road South Nezaadikaang and the entrance to the Lac des Mille Lacs community to the intersection of Tony's Road and Main Road West the in the Wabaseemoong Independent Nations community.


The cable will be buried by directional drilling, trenching, or using existing conduits, or a combination of these methods in existing roadway alignments, but will be suspended on support structures to connect to residential homes and businesses.


Latest update

June 04, 2024  –  Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
5 Notice of Determination - June 4, 2024
4 Complete List of Locations - May 3, 2024
3 Notice of Intent to Make a Determination - Start of Public Comment Period - May 1, 2024


Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Sagal Mohamoud, Program Officer, Connected Canada Branch
235 Queen Street
1st Floor West Tower, CD Howe Building
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H5

  • Location

    • Project site 08 (Kenora No. 38B) (Ontario)
    • Project site 11 (Wabaseemoong Independent Nations) (Ontario)
    • Project site 15 (Gakijiwanong Anishinaabe Nation) (Ontario)
    • Project site 18 (Wabauskang No. 21) (Ontario)
    • Project site 24 (Shoal Lake No.39) (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    GCT#3 Representative Services
  • Authorities

    • Innovation, Science and Economic Development
  • 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.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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