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Wapekeka First Nation New School Project – Public Comments Invited

June 4, 2020  – Indigenous Services Canada must determine whether the proposed Wapekeka First Nation New School Project, located in Wapekeka 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 July 4, 2020 to:

Dr. Julieta Werner

100 Anemki Place, Suite 101

Fort William First Nation

Ontario P7J 1A5

The Proposed Project

The project consists on the construction of a new school, play structure, hockey rink, soccer field, baseball field in Wapekeka First Nation. The school will have a gross floor area of 2,237.5 m2.  At least one fuel tank will be installed for heating purposes.  As part of the project a new lift station and fire hydrants will be installed, plus upgrades to the high flow pumping capacity at the water treatment plant. Approximately 1100 meters of watermain and forcemain will be installed to service the new school. To construct the new school building and sports area approximately 4 hectares of bush will need to be cleared. The expected lifespan of the school and sports area is 40 years.

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