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Wahnapitae First Nation New Housing Project - 5 New Homes and 7 Lots Servicing– Public Comments Invited

November 12, 2019 – Indigenous Services Canada must determine whether the proposed Wahnapitae First Nation New Housing Project - 5 New Homes and 7 Lots Servicing, located in Wahnapitae First Nation is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, Indigenous Services Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination.

Written comments must be submitted by December 12, 2019  to:

Philip Stringer

Environment Officer

760 Notre Dame Ave, Unit M

Sudbury, Ontario

P3A 2T4

Philip.Stringer@canada.ca

The Proposed Project

Wahnapitae First Nation is expanding the amount of homes within their community to ensure adequate housing is available to community members. To accomplish this, the community will construct five (5) new homes, and bring in utilities for seven (7) lots to ensure an adequate stock of homes remains available. All homes will be less than or equal to 1250 square feet, and will require drilled wells and septic fields. The homes will be heated via propane heating, and hydro service is readily available at the lot line.

The lots are currently vacant and ground material will be removed where necessary. A stand of mature pine trees will not be removed as part of this home construction, and will be preserved for residence enjoyment.

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