Public and Indigenous engagement

Feedback received through the public and Indigenous engagement processes helped inform route selection and environmental assessment. It was integral to ensure that we minimize effects on people and the environment.

Engagement goals for the St. Vital Transmission Complex were to:

  • share information as it became available;
  • obtain feedback for use in the assessment process;
  • gather and understand local interests;
  • integrate interests and concerns into the assessment process;
  • discuss potential mitigation measures.

Through a 2-round approach, we presented the project to local municipalities, First Nations, the Manitoba Metis Federation, parties, and local community members throughout 2013.

Round 2: preferred route (completed)

During the second round of engagement, we:

  • presented the preferred route and findings from Round 1;
  • discussed potential route adjustments;
  • discussed potential mitigation measures.

We undertook 4 open houses, an information session, various meetings and answered calls and emails. We thank all who participated and took the time to share their concerns and feedback with the project team.

Round 2 feedback helped us better understand the potential effects of the project and develop mitigation for concerns regarding the preferred route. The information gathered assisted in the finalization of the transmission line placement.

Round 1: alternative routes (completed)

During the first round of engagement:

  • introduced the project to the public and Indigenous communities;
  • produced feedback on alternative routes from the public and Indigenous communities;
  • identified interests, opportunities, and constraints;
  • gathered feedback that will feed into the environmental assessment.

During Round 1, we held 4 open houses, 3 stakeholder workshops, and answered calls and emails.

Material presented through the engagement process can be found in the document library.