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Marten Falls All Season Community Access Road


Join us for the Marten Falls First Nation (MFFN) All-Season Community Access Road Public Information Centre: Effects Assessment Methods Milestone (Public Information Centre #4)

Join us to learn about and provide feedback on:

  • The Environmental Assessment / Impact Assessment process;
  • Updates since Public Information Centre #3, including what we’ve heard and how feedback is being considered;
  • How route alternatives will be assessed, recommended and a preferred route chosen;
  • Preliminary results of 2022 field studies and upcoming field studies;
  • Aboriginal and Treaty Rights and Interests;
  • The Indigenous Knowledge Program; and
  • Next steps and future opportunities to get involved.

Importantly, it’s also an opportunity to share your feedback, ideas and values related to the proposed all-season access road.

About the Project
MFFN is a remote First Nation community in northern Ontario, located at the junction of the Albany and Ogoki rivers, approximately 170 km northeast of Nakina, Ontario. MFFN has a winter access road but it is not reliable and makes transportation of goods and people difficult. All season road access connecting MFFN to the existing provincial highway network is needed to improve the well-being of the community. The Environmental Assessment / Impact Assessment will assess the potential impacts and benefits related to the proposed Community Access Road.

What is the Process
MFFN is preparing an Individual Environmental Assessment / Impact Statement for the proposed Community Access Road. On October 8,
2021, the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) approved the Terms of Reference (ToR) with amendments, and MFFN
published a Notice of Commencement of the Environmental Assessment on October 29, 2021. The federal Government published a Notice of
Commencement of the Impact Assessment on February 24, 2020 and the Project is now in the Impact Statement phase. This is the fourth Public Information Centre held to support the Effects Assessment phase of the environmental assessment processes. 

Contact
For information on the Environmental Assessment / Impact Assessment process and progress related to this Project, please visit www. martenfallsaccessroad.ca If you are unable to attend the event, or have any comments or questions regarding the Project, you are welcome to contact the Project Team at any time during the process at 1-800-764-9114 or info@ martenfallsaccessroad.ca

​​MFFN Community Access Rd (June 2022)

​​When and Where?

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Best Western Plus Nor’Wester
Hotel & Conference Centre
2080 Hwy 61, 2nd Floor (Room: Pointe Du Meuron), Thunder Bay, Ontario
5:00* – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 8, 2022
Geraldton Community Centre
200 Wardrope Avenue, Geraldton, Ontario
4:00* – 7:00 p.m.

*The first hour of each meeting is reserved for Indigenous community members only. The public, including Indigenous communities, are
invited to join beginning one hour following the reserved time. 

Light refreshments will be served.

Information panels will be available for review, along with maps, fact sheets and feedback forms. Project Team members will be available
to answer questions and receive comments. If you cannot make the in-person session, you can find the information posted on our website
(www.martenfallsaccessroad.ca). Public Information Centres are wheelchair accessible; contact us if you require other accessibility
accommodations.

Thank you for your participation
Personal information submitted (e.g., name, address and phone number) is collected, maintained and disclosed under the authority of the Environmental Assessment Act and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for transparency and consultation purposes. Personal information you submit will become part of a public record that is available to the general public, unless you request your personal information remain confidential.