Lac La Ronge Indian Band Clean-up of Solid Waste Disposal Sites

 The Proposed Project

The objectives of the initial testing program are to determine the actual environmental risks associated with solid waste storage at eleven sites and to remove all above ground waste. These parcels of land are suspected to be previous illegal dumping sites for household and community waste. The first activity to occur on the sites is a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey to map the waste in the ground. The results of this survey will show the areas of potential concern at the sites and will aid in selection of test hole and test pit locations required to assess these materials. The second component includes drilling investigations, test pitting, and soil and groundwater sampling. The third component is the removal of the above ground waste at the sites and the fourth component involves preparing reports to will evaluate the historical data and the results of the intrusive site investigation. These will include the results of the investigation including the field program and observations, analysis of test results and recommendations, risk management or other corrective measures for each site. The objective of this project is the decommissioning of identified solid waste sites within Lac La Ronge First Nation reserve land.

Latest update

May 28, 2021 - Indigenous Services Canada issued its notice of determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents


Indigenous Services Canada
Alvin Hamilton Building, 1783 Hamilton Street
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 2B6
Telephone: 306-581-3134

  • Location

    • Sucker River IR 156C, Stanley IR 157, Morin Lake IR 217, Little Red River IR 106C, Lac La Ronge IR 156 and Grandmother's Bay IR 219 (Saskatchewan)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Waste Management
    • Remediation and conservation
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Lac La Ronge Indian Band
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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