Couchiching First Nation Building Demolition, Vegetation Removal and Access Road Construction Project

The Proposed Project

The proposed project includes:

  1. the demolition and removal of seven buildings or structures including a former float plane Hanger, two garages, a former air base building, an old wooden shed west of the Bingo Hall parking lot,  concrete slab on grade located north of the hangar; and, an old wooden building adjacent to the shoreline, east of the hangar.
  2. Removal of Vegetation, including trees, brush, and riparian areas from approximately 8.5 hectares of land
  3. Construction of approximately 1 km of access roads on the site

The project is planned to commence in fall 2021, with site preparation, vegetation clearing activities and building demolition from November 2021 to March 2022, followed by access road construction in spring 2022.


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.


Latest update

August 16, 2021 – Indigenous Services Canada intends to make a determination regarding whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, Indigenous Services Canada is inviting public comments  until September 16, 2021  respecting the determination. .

Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Public comment period on intent to make a determination - August 16, 2021

List all records


Indigenous Services Canada
Kerri Hurley, Senior Environment Officer
100 Anemki Place Suite 101
Fort William First Nation, Ontario P7J 1A5
Telephone: 807-708-5270
Fax: 807-623-3536

  • Location

    • Couchiching First Nation (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
    • Remediation and conservation
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Couchiching First Nation
  • Authorities

    • Environment and Climate Change Canada
    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
Date modified: