South Junction Port of Entry Redevelopment

In support of the Canada Border Services Agency's Border Transformation initiative, the Land Border Crossing Project seeks to renovate or rebuild 24 land border ports of entry (POE) to modernize its custodial facilities. Included as part of this initiative, is the project at South Junction POE. The new building will replace the current facility that is past its lifecycle, and will be rebuilt within the existing site footprint. The CBSA will use building and construction methods to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, contribute to sustainable development commitments by integrating climate change resilience into the design, construction, and operational aspects of the project and by reducing the environmental impact of structural construction materials using recycled and lower-carbon materials. Temporary facilities will be installed if required in order to keep the Port of Entry operational during construction.

This project will consist of multiple phases. First, the project will demolish any required outbuildings. This will be followed by site preparations for the new facility, and then finally the construction of the new facility along with new roadways. Once commissioned and deemed operational, the staff will move into the new facility.

The South Junction POE is located on Provincial Road 310. It is situated on an international boundary with the US Roseau, Minnesota Customs and Immigration Port of Entry. The facility is situated on a 1.6 hectares single parcel of land, approximately 3.5 kilometers south of the community of South Junction.  The nearest body of water is the Roseau River, located approximately 7 kilometers to the south. There is an area of wetland located within 2 kilometers of the site.  Local surface drainage is to the south through ditches on either side of Provincial Road 310, with regional drainage to the south towards the Roseau River.  No fish habitat is located within the site and surrounding areas. The site is serviced by septic field and wells supplying non-potable water.

An Environmental Effects Evaluation report was completed by WSP Engineering, and included a review of biophysical effects, socio-economic and health effects, and effects on Indigenous Peoples. The site survey was completed July 2017 when migratory birds were present. The final report was published in March 2018. WSP Engineering completed an Archeological Potential Screening in 2017 and anticipated the potential for archeological resources is low; the site is over 30 km from Buffalo Point First Nation. The CBSA has and will continue to engage all potentially impacted Indigenous communities.


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This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

 

Latest update

September 22, 2022 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.

Contacts

Environmental Operations
Canada Border Services Agency
Hayley Buchanan, Manager of Compliance
Telephone: 343-543-3144
Email: Hayley.Buchanan@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca


  • Location

    • South Junction Port of Entry (Manitoba)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

    Completed
  • Start Date

    2022-07-18
  • Proponent

    Canada Border Services Agency
  • Authorities

    • Canada Border Services Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

    83820

Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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