To provide more reliable and enhanced communication between facilities, Manitoba Hydro installed fibre optic cable connecting its infrastructure in Manitoba.
NSC's role in the project:
- Participated in the preparation of the Environmental Assessment including the aquatic and terrestrial environment components of the proposed developments that extended over 1900 km in length and included 400 stream crossings.
- Worked with Manitoba Hydro to prepare a submission to Manitoba Conservation for The Environment Act licence.
- Assisted with the aquatic environment monitoring plan development and implemented the turbidity monitoring at water course crossing sites.
- Conducted surveys for the "Endangered" Northern Prairie Skink and devised mitigation measures to offset impacts to that species.