Victoria, BC – June 01, 2022 – The Canadian Coast Guard has determined that the proposed Telegraph Cove radar facility is not likely to have a significant adverse impact on the environment.

In making this determination, the Canadian Coast Guard considered the following factors and mitigation measures:

  • community knowledge;
  • comments received from the public: No public comments were received;

mitigation measures:


  • Impacts on rights of Indigenous peoples: Engagement with the ‘Namgis First Nation was conducted.
  • Consultation with the product manufacturer and Health Canada Guidelines has determined that the radar will not pose a risk to wildlife or humans as the tower will be locked to prevent public access, the site is remote, the radar system rotates preventing birds from nesting and preventing the radar from pointing in one location
  • comments received from the public: No public comments were received
    • Canadian Coast Guard consulted a qualified environmental professional to perform an Environmental Site Assessment
    • Work is taking place outside of the bird nesting season in this area.
    • Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment worn by all personnel on site
    • Development of a Site Specific Environmental Protection Plan


The Canadian Coast Guard is satisfied that there is little potential for the project to cause adverse environmental effects. Therefore, the Canadian Coast Guard may exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part.

Document Reference Number: 2

Date modified: