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CEC Bipole III Hearings Continue Travels 19 October 12

Manitoba Clean Environment Commission (CEC) hearings on the proposed Manitoba Hydro Bipole III transmission project continued to travel around northern Manitoba.

Hearings were held in Gillam, Manitoba on October 10 & 11. Julyda Lagimodiere, the Vice President of the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) Thompson Region made a presentation on October 10, 2012. Manitoba Hydro provided an overview presentation of the project on the morning of October 11, 2012. This was followed by Manitoba Hydro's presentation on it's trapper compensation policy. Several members from Fox Lake Cree Nation presented on the afternoon of October 11, 2012. This presentation is not yet available on the CEC webpage.

Hearings were held in Thompson October 15 & 16, and The Pas October 17 & 18. Updates from hearings in Thompson & The Pas were not yet available as of October 19, 2012.

Next CEC hearings move to Dauphin October 22, 2012, Portage October 24, 2012, Niverville October 26, 2012, before returning to Winnipeg October 29th. The tentative end date for hearings in Winnipeg is November 27, 2012.

The proposed Manitoba Hydro Bipole III project is a 1400 km 500kV high-voltage DC electrical transmission line originating near the site for the proposed Conawapa & Keeyask generating stations on the Nelson River, terminating east of Winnipeg, east of the Winnipeg Floodway.

The Manitoba CEC is conducting public hearing about the potential environmental and socio-economic impacts of constructing and operating this proposed project, as requested by the Minister of Conservation and Water Stewardship. Using information gathered from hearings, the CEC will prepare a report for the minister, with recommendations regarding the project, potential licence standards and other matters.

"Visit our Bipole III CEC hearings page for more information, and make sure to bookmark it for updates as the hearings progress," said Manitoba Wildlands Director Gaile Whelan Enns.

View Manitoba Wildlands Manitoba Hydro Projects: Bipole III CEC Hearings page
View Manitoba Clean Environment Commission (CEC) Bipole III Hearings page
View October 10 & 11, 2012 Transcript of Manitoba Clean Environment Commission (CEC) Bipole III Hearings in Gillam
View Manitoba Wildlands Expanded Outline of the December 2011 Bipole III Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
View Manitoba Wildlands BiPole III Clean Environment Commission Chart: Events, Decisions, Documents
Sources: Manitoba Wildlands, Clean Environment Commission
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