News Release
Keeyask Generation Project – Public Comments Invited and Federal Funding Available

OTTAWA – December 15, 2011 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a comprehensive study assessment of the proposed Keeyask Generation Project in northern Manitoba. The public is invited to comment on the project and the conduct of the comprehensive study.

A background document and more information on this project are available on the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (registry reference number 11-03-64144). The document is available in paper copy by request as well.

The Agency is also making available $35,000 under its Participant Funding Program to assist groups and individuals to participate in activities related to subsequent public consultations during this environmental assessment.

Public comments and funding applications received by January 31, 2012 will be considered.

This is the first of several public comment periods that will occur during the environmental assessment of the project.

The Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership is proposing to construct and operate a 695 megawatt hydroelectric generation station at Gull Rapids on the lower Nelson River immediately upstream of Stephens Lake and 180 kilometres northeast of Thompson, Manitoba.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in support of sustainable development.

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Media may contact:

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Maxine Léger-Haskell
Communications Advisor
Tel.: 613-957-0406

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