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Sagamok First Nation – Tree Clearing and School Construction Project – Public Comments Invited

February 17, 2020 – Indigenous Services Canada must determine whether the proposed Sagamok First Nation- Tree Clearing and School Construction Project, located in Sagamok Anishnawbek 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 March 18, 2020  to:

Philip Stringer

Environment Officer

760 Notre Dame Ave, Unit M

Sudbury, Ontario

P3A 2T4

Philip.Stringer@canada.ca

The Proposed Project

Sagamok Anishnabek First Nation is presently examinig the feasability of building a new school in their territory. During the study, a location was determined which would be suitable for this new school. In order to potentially move forward with the construction at a later date, the community will need to clear trees from the lot to ensure minimal disruption of migratory birds in the area. A building will potentially be constructed, pending available funding, connected to propane gas, and have water serviced by the community water system. A septic system will also be installed, and hydro will be extended tot he lot line. At this time, it is estimated that the buildign will exceed 1,000m2. 

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