New Tower Construction, Upgrade Towers & New Fibre Installation

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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Latest update

Notice of Determination

 

March 04, 2024 - Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada has determined that the proposed project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

 

This determination was based on a consideration of the following factors:

  • relevant potential environmental effects;
  • comments received from the public; and
  • technically and economically feasible mitigation measures.

 

Mitigation and monitoring measures taken into account for this determination included active and adaptive management measures that would be implemented for the protection of the local environment. Based on the consideration of these measures, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is satisfied that that the carrying out of the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

 

Therefore, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada may carry out the project, 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.

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Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - March 4, 2024
1 Notice of Intent to Make a Determination - Start of Public Comment Period - February 1, 2024

Contacts

Innovation Science Economic Development Canada
NATHALIE MARTEL, Program Officer
C.D. Howe Building
235 Queen Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H5
Email: Get-connected-brachez-vous@ised-isde.gc.ca


  • Location

    • Project site 1: Norway House Cree Nation (Manitoba)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

    Completed
  • Start Date

    2024-02-01
  • Proponent

    NHCN Broadband Inc.
  • Authorities

    • Innovation, Science and Economic Development
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

    87285
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.

 

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