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Peat Mine Expansion Comments Due July 24, 2012 13 July 12

trench Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship Environmental Assessments and Licensing Branch (EALB) have received another application for an Environment Act license to expand a peat-mining operation in Manitoba.

Sunterra Horticulture Inc. applied for an Environment Act license to expand peat mining operations in the Bullhead, Little Deer Lake and Ramsay Point Bogs located approximately 40 and 80 km north of Riverton, Manitoba.

The public has until July 24, 2012 to submit comments to Manitoba Environment Officer Darrell Ouimet ( on the proposed peat mine.

The proposed peat mine expansion is located within the traditional territories of Bloodvein River First Nation, Fisher River First Nation, and within both the traditional territory and treaty land entitlement notice zone of Peguis First Nation. Adequate consultations between the Crown and the affected First Nations have not yet taken place.

View Environment Act Public Registry File #4254.10 online
View June 21, 2012 Notice of Sunterra Peat Mine Development (File #4254.10) Application (PDF)
View July 1, 2012 Winnipeg Free Press article
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