Notice of intent to make a determination

Nipissing First Nation- New Road Development: Yellek to Duchesnay

February 8, 2021 – Indigenous Services Canada must determine whether the proposed Nipissing First Nation – New Road Development: Yellek to Duchesnay, located in Nipissing 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 10, 2021 to:

Philip Stringer

Environment Officer

760 Notre Dame Ave, Unit M

Sudbury, Ontario

P3A 2T4

The Proposed Project

Nipissing First Nation is in the process of designing and constructing a new roadway along an abandoned CN railway bed. The new 4.4km roadway will include two (2) connecting roadways with railway crossings that will connect the main roadway to Nova Beaucage Road in Yellek and Goulais Crescent in Duchesnay and a multi-use lane for pedestrians/cyclists along the south shoulder of the entire length of the proposed roadway and the replacement of six (6) crossing culverts.

Nipissing First Nation has previously reviewed this project under their First Nation's Land Management Agreement, and have noted that no significant environmental effects will result from this project. 

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