Connected Coast Network on Federal Lands - Port Hardy, Chatham Point and Pulteney Point

The Connected Coast Partnership was formed as a joint venture between CityWest and the Strathcona Regional District with public funding and a mandate to design, build and operate the Connected Coast subsea fibre-optic network in coastal British Columbia (the Project).

The entire cable system will come ashore to connect to power infrastructure at over 139 landing sites. The fibre optic network will improve the access, capacity, affordability, and reliability of internet and other telecom services for residents in rural and remote communities. The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) also requested the addition of their lifeboat and light house stations across BC. Due to the large geographical extent of the Project, it has been broken into blocks, and packages, of which this assessment focuses on those landing sites on federal land in Block 4 and Block 3-P5.

The portion of the Project that involves federal lands entails the installation of a submarine fibre optic cable network between Port Hardy and Chatham Point.

The three Canadian Coast Guard sites are currently under review by the Canadian Coast Guard. The sites are under the jurisdiction of DFO and CCG, and as such, is on federal land. 

The sites include:

  • Port Hardy Coast Guard Station
  • Chatham Point Lightstation
  • Pulteney Point Lightstation

Works, undertakings, and activities at these locations consist of the landing and marine lay construction and will occur both above and below the high-water mark (HWM) as well as during in-water and out-of-water tidal conditions. Works to be performed include the installation of power infrastructure and vaults, potential vegetation clearing, installation of conduit and split pipe and installation of marine cable.

Project Location:

Site Name

Latitude

Longitude

Port Hardy

50° 43.367'N

127° 29.436'W

Chatham Point

50° 19.970'N

125° 26.676'W

Pulteney Point

50° 37.826'N

127° 9.307'W


Disclaimer

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

September 24, 2022 – The public comment period on the project and its potential for causing adverse effects is closed. DFO and CCG are considering comments received to inform its determination on whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

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Contacts

Canadian Coast Guard, Western
Adam Cochrane, E&I Engineering Manager
25 Huron Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4V9
Telephone: 250-413-2853
Email: Adam.Cochrane@dfo-mpo.gc.ca


  • Location

    • Port Hardy (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

    2022-03-31
  • Proponent

    Strathcona Regional District Connected Coast Network Corporation
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

    83927

Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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