Public Notice

February 01, 2024 – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada must determine whether the proposed project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this determination, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public and may be posted online.

Written comments must be submitted by March 02, 2024 to contact identified on the project page.

The Proposed Project

New (Single) Tower Construction

NHCN Broadband Inc. is proposing the construction of a 45.7 meter telecommunication tower to provide high-speed internet access to the Norway House Cree Nation. An antenna will be mounted at the top of the tower. The antenna will operate in the 5 GHz frequency bands. All of the equipment necessary to operate this facility will be housed in a small equipment cabinet located on site. This tower may undergo future modifications or the addition/replacement of antennas.

Upgrade (Multiple) Tower

NHCN Broadband Inc. is proposing to the addition of an antenna, in the 5 GHz frequency band, mounted at the top of an existing 45.7 meter towers which is located on Norway House Cree Nation. The antenna will be installed to improve network access to high-speed internet. In the future, the existing towers may have other antennas and other radiocommunication equipment added or replaced.

New Fibre Installation

NHCN Broadband Inc. plans to install aerial fiber optic cabling, for Internet purposes, to all towers in the Norway House Cree Nation. The project involves the installation of approximately 21 km of underground and aerial fiber optic cable from the NHCN Multiplex Central Office to all the project sites (tower locations) as listed above. 

The cable will be suspended on support structures or buried by directional drilling, trenching, or using existing conduits, or a combination of these methods in existing roadway alignments to connect the towers.

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