Reasons why the two western Alternative Routes (#1 and #4) are being considered

Back to all Open House #2 boards   The bridge needed to cross the Albany River for the western alternatives would be further away from the community, reducing health and safety concerns, especially for children and youth. Industrial traffic would not need to pass through the community, giving MFFN greater control over who enters the …

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What’s Next?

Back to all Open House #2 boards   Should the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) approve the Proposed Terms of Reference, which will be submitted after the Draft Terms of Reference review period is complete, MFFN will start the Individual Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Community Access Road. Consultation during the EA …

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What is a Terms of Reference?

Back to all Open House #2 boards   A Terms of Reference is a requirement of the Provincial Environmental Assessment (EA) process, and is a “road map” for planning and decision-making during the next phase of the Environmental Assessment process. It provides an overview of the: Purpose and description of the Project (e.g., the development …

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Regulatory Review Process

Back to all Open House #2 boards   The Community Access Road is subject to the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act, which requires preparation of a Terms of Reference and completion of an Individual Environmental Assessment (EA). In April 2018, MFFN signed an agreement with the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) to initiate …

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Why is a Community Access Road needed?

Back to all Open House #2 boards   Better access would allow increased opportunities for: Social interaction with other communities; Access to emergency, health and social services; Training and jobs during planning and construction; Local economic development; and Increased ability for families to be together in the community. A Community Access Road would also reduce …

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What is Community-led?

Back to all Open House #2 boards   Planning for the Community Access Road is community-led. This means that the MFFN community membership helps to develop solutions and advance decisions about the Community Access Road. MFFN—as the Proponent or owner of the Project—has formed a Project Team that includes MFFN community members and acts with …

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