Public Notice

Nanaimo submarine cable replacement project at Protection Island – Public Comments Invited

April 14, 2020 – The Nanaimo Port Authority must determine whether the proposed Nanaimo submarine cable replacement project at Protection Island, located in Nanaimo BC is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this determination, the Nanaimo Port Authority is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public and may be posted online. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by May 14, 2020 to: 

Nanaimo Port Authority
100 Port Drive
Nanaimo, BC
V9R 0C7



The Proposed Project


BC Hydro proposes to install two 25kV submarine distribution cables across McKay Channel between the City of Nanaimo and Protection Island for power supply to Protection Island replacing existing aging infrastructure.  The two cables will extend from Maffeo Sutton Park in Nanaimo across McKay Channel through Pirates Park on Protection Island and will be located in subsurface conduit at each land side area and then exit conduit in deep water and lay on the seabed.

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