James Smith Cree Nation Peonan Creek Crossing

James Smith Cree Nation is proposing to install a new single span bridge over Peonan Creek northwest of the community core to connect housing and services on the west side of the creek to the community and to provide access to the new Wellness Centre and existing Sakwatamo Lodge. The bridge will be constructed at the former location of a large-diameter culvert crossing which washed out in 2007.

Construction activities include site preparation by topsoil stripping and stockpiling, grading to build up the road profile and establish drainage, minor excavation of the existing channel profile, installation of the bridge abutments, wing walls and deck, and placement of erosion matting, sediment fencing and rock rip rap on the embankments to protect against erosion and scour. Typical construction waste will be disposed of at an off-site landfill.

Operations will include bridge maintenance and repair of any erosion.


Latest update

June 20, 2024 – The public comment period on the project is closed. The authorities are considering comments received to help inform their determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Notice of Intent to Make a Determination - Start of Public Comment Period - April 18, 2024


Indigenous Services Canada
Alvin Hamilton Building, 1783 Hamilton Street
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 2B6
Telephone: 306-581-3134
Email: isc-skenv@sac-isc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • James Smith Cree Nation (Saskatchewan)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Bridges
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    James Smith Cree Nation
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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