Public Comments Invited

June 11, 2020 – The Fisheries and Oceans Canada must decide whether the proposed Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue Residence, located in Hartley Bay, BC is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this decision, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is inviting comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. 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 July 10, 2020 to:

Don Storry
200 - 401 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC.
V6C 3S4
(604) 666-8526


Randy Burgin
25 Huron Street, Victoria, BC. V8V 4V9
(250) 508-8121

The Canadian Coast Guard is in the planning process of developing a new Search and Rescue facility in Hartley Bay, BC.  To support operations at this facility, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is proposing the building of a Canadian Coast Guard Residence building to house staff working at the new Search and Rescue Station.

The proposed residence would be built on Lot 703 (Lot 59 Plan 3730R CLSR as Registered in the Surveyor Generals Office) in the community of Hartley Bay. The only structure presently within Lot 703 has been set up for future development and currently includes pilings to support building infrastructure and a community boardwalk bisecting the lot, but no further construction appears to have taken place. The proposed structure is a 134.40m2 footprint residence that is three stories tall. It can accommodate 6 people. The building will be built on top of the existing pilings. Work is planned to start in October 2020 and be completed by July 2021.


The site is located within the Gitga'at First Nation community of Hartley Bay at the south end of the community, adjacent to undeveloped forested slope to the south and west, and intertidal foreshore to the east. The community is located on the south end of the Grenville Channel, approximately 80 km southwest of Kitimat, BC (Golder Associates, 2018). The area has access limited to floatplane or ferry from Prince Rupert (Giga'at Nation, 2004).


Hartley Bay, British Columbia

Coordinates: 53° 25' 28.9524'' N , - 129° 15' 22.158'' W 53.424709N, - 129.256155W

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