Notice of intent to make a determination

Lac Des Mille Lac First Nation Residential Sub Division– Public Comments Invited

July 27, 2020 – Indigenous Services Canada must determine whether the proposed  Lac Des Mille Lac First Nation Residential Sub Division, located in Lac Des Mille Lac Reserve 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 August 27, 2020 to:

Michael King

100 Anemki Place, Suite 101

Fort William First Nation

Ontario, P7J 1A5


The Proposed Project

Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation is planning to build a new residential housing sub-division located on the 22A1 Reserve lands which are located on the Lac des Mille Lacs. The lands on which the subdivision is located is described in the approved Canada Lands Survey Records Plans # 122.  Reserve 22A1 covers 3750.70 acres (1517.85 hectares) and  is located 135 km west of Thunder Bay, off the Trans-Canada highway, with road and boat access. 

The subdivision is depicted on Canada Lands Survey Records 106782.  The lots range from light to heavily treed, with some lots having trees suitable for building material. 

All lots will be serviced by a new Ontario Hydro underground power line which includes the installation of transformers and kiosks including inserts, elbows, insulating caps, arrestors, and switching/isolation of existing Hydro One facilities.  Civil works required includes trench excavations, sand padding with masonry sand;  the installation of pre-cast concrete vaults and backfill;  grounding rods, crushed stone base for transformers and kiosks and duct banks (direct Buried and or concrete encased).  Sub-cable work includes the installation of  poured concrete pads,  pre-cast concrete vaults and or aluminum vaults; grounding (rods or plates) and masonry sand padding and crushed stone.

Each lot will include drilled wells, driveways and septic fields.  

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