Lake Winnipeg Regulation -- Manitoba Hydro

On July 5, 2011, the Minister of Conservation at the request of the Minister of Water Stewardship, has asked the Clean Environment Commission to conduct a review regarding the licensing of regulation of Lake Winnipeg under The Water Power Act.

Terms of Reference

The Commission is in the early stages of planning this review. It will be some time before the Commission will be requesting public input. As information becomes available it will be posted on the website. To stay informed of updates you may insert your e-mail address at the bottom of our Home Page or check our Facebook page (link at the bottom of our Home Page). You will be informed as information becomes available.

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A Document in Support of Manitoba Hydro's Request for a Final Licence under the Manitoba Water Power Act
Lake Winnipeg Regulation Terms of Reference
Letter from Minister requesting review
Licensing request from Manitoba Hydro
Request for information from Manitoba Hydro

Background Information

The materials provided on this website are for information only. Official and complete proceedings are available by contacting the Commission.

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The Review Process
Manitoba Water Stewardship - Background
Manitoba Hydro - Background
CEC letter to MB Hydro dated Oct. 31, 2014
CEC letter to MCWS Nov 3, 2014
CEC letter to MIT Nov 3, 2014
MCWS reply to CEC Nov. 21, 2014
MIT reply to CEC - Dec 19, 2014
MB Hydro reply to CEC - Dec 30, 2014
Report on Water Level Regulation, Effects on Nutrient Status prepared by Raymond Hesslein, 2015.
Responses to Written Questions
A plain languauge report on isostatic rebound as it relates to Lake Winnipeg, by Harvey Thorleifson, January 2015.
The Ecology of Coastal Wetlands around Lake Winnipeg and Vegetation Loss in Netley-Libau Marsh, G. Goldsborough 2015
Climate in the Lake Winnipeg Watershed and the Level of Lake Winnipeg, Gregory McCullough, 2015.
Lake Winnipeg Erosion and Accretion Processes
Lake Winnipeg Shoreline Management Handbook
Pre-hearing Meeting Report February 12, 2015
Transcripts Pre-hearing Meeting, February 12, 2015

Panel Members

The following members will form the Lake Winnipeg Regulation Panel. Terry Sargeant will chair the Panel.

Edwin Yee
(Commissioner)

Edwin Yee is a retired environmental consultant with 30 years experience in regulatory management of toxic chemicals, hazardous waste and contaminated sites. Mr. Yee has participated in the development of national and international guidelines and standards for soil quality and petroleum hydrocarbons and provided guidance to the Abandoned Mines Advisory Committee.

Terry Sargeant
(Chair)

Terry Sargeant has been the full-time Chair of the Clean Environment Commission since January 2004. Prior to that, he was the Chief Appeal Commissioner of the Workers Compensation Appeal Commission for three and a half years.

In 1996, following almost twenty years of government service, with the House of Commons and the governments of Manitoba, Yukon and British Columbia, Terry enrolled in the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba, graduating in 1999. Following a year of articling with the Public Interest Law Centre, he was called to the Manitoba Bar in June 2000.

In other activities, he is the President of the Board of the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba and Vice-Chair of the Board of the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals.

Beverly Suek
(Commissioner)

Beverly Suek is a Chartered Arbitrator, certified by the ADR Institute of Canada and has conducted over 100 arbitrations in labour relations and consumer issues. Ms Suek has been in private business for over 30 years conducting workplace investigations, organizational reviews and conflict resolution processes. She has worked with government, business, unions, non-profits, First Nations communities and Aboriginal organizations.
Ms. Suek was a Commissioner with the Provincial Civil Service Commission for 13 years. She also has been Chair of Manitoba Lotteries Corporation, Chair of Women’s Enterprises Centre of Manitoba, Chair of the Manitoba Advisory Council on the Status of Women, Chair of the Community Committee for the Birthing Centre, President of the SDB Housing Co-operative, President of Kali Shiva AIDs Services and President of Riverview Community Centre.

Neil Harden
(Commissioner)

Neil Harden is a retired Professional Engineer with many years experience in the water resources field. He worked for more than 20 years as a Hydraulic Engineer and Hydrologist with the Manitoba Water Resources Branch, including during the flood of 1997. He also worked for Ducks Unlimited Canada doing wetland conservation across Canada. Neil served over 12 years on the Municipal Board of Manitoba. He has a BSc in Civil Engineering and a Master of Engineering degree, both from the University of Manitoba.

Public Sessions

Public Sessions will take place at locations around the lake and in Winnipeg, as follows:

Date
Time
Location
 
January 12, 2015 
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm ; 6:30 pm - 8 pm 
Thompson, Juniper Centre, 108 Nelson Road 
 
January 13, 2015 
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm ; 6:30 pm - 8 pm 
Wabowden, Wabowden Arena, 306 Fleming Drive 
 
January 27, 2015 
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm 
Pine Dock, Pine Dock Community Hall 
 
January 29, 2015 
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm ; 6:30 pm - 8 pm 
Ashern, Royal Canadian Legion, 3 Main Street E 
 
February 2, 2015 
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm ; 6:30 pm - 8 pm 
Grand Marais, Grand Marais Recreation Centre, 424 matilda 
 
February 4, 2015 
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm ; 6:30 pm - 8 pm 
Selkirk, Selkirk Inn and Conference Centre, 162 Main Street 
 
February 5, 2015 
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm; 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 
Gimli, Waterfront Centre, 94 First Avenue 
 
February 9, 2015 
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm 
Manigotagan, Manigotagan Community Hall 
 
February 18, 2015 
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 
Cross Lake, Cross Lake Community Council Boardroom 
 
March 9, 2015 
3 pm - 5 pm; 7 pm - 9 pm 
Winnipeg, RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue 
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March 10, 2015 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Winnipeg, RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue 
PDF 
March 11, 2015 
1 pm - 5 pm; 7 pm - 9 pm 
Winnipeg, RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue 
PDF 
March 12, 2015 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Winnipeg, RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue 
PDF 
March 16, 2015 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway 
PDF 
March 17, 2015 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway 
PDF 
March 18, 2015 
1 pm - 5 pm; 7 pm - 9 pm 
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway 
PDF 
March 19, 2015 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway 
PDF 
March 23, 2015 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Winnipeg, RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue 
PDF 
March 24, 2015 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Winnipeg, RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue 
PDF 
March 25, 2015 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Winnipeg, RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue 
PDF 
March 26, 2015 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Winnipeg, RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue 
PDF 
April 7, 2015 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway 
PDF 
April 8, 2015 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway 
PDF 
April 9, 2015 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway 
PDF 
April 13, 2015 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway 
PDF 
April 14, 2015 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway 
PDF 
April 15, 2015 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway 
PDF 
April 16, 2015 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway 
PDF 

Additional days may be added as necessary. Schedule changes will be posted at this website, on the mobile site and announced at appropriate sessions.

Become a Presenter

The Manitoba Clean Environment Commission is holding a public hearing and invites groups and individuals to share your experiences at public sessions to be held in various communities around Lake Winnipeg.

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LWR Hearing Process Update
Presenter Registration Form (pdf)
Guidelines for Presenters
Presenter On-line registration

If you, or your group or organization is interested in making a presentation at one of these hearing sessions, please register at least seven (7) days before the session. All presentations will be limited to 15 minutes unless prior arrangements have been made with the Commission office. To register please complete the presenter registration form available at this website or from the mobile site on your cell phone, and submit to the Commission office or contact us directly.

Upload a Written Submission or Presentation 

If you prefer, you may provide a written submission. The deadline for written submissions is NOON, FEBRUARY 28, 2015. This can be done directly through the on-line submission form below, or by email or mail.

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Transcripts

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Transcripts- Scoping Meeting, May 29, 2014
Addendum May 29, 2014 - Submission from MB Assoc. of Cottage Owners Inc.
Addendum May 29, 2014 - Submission from Save Lake Winnipeg
Addendum May 29, 2014 - Submission from Lake Winnipeg Foundation
Transcripts LWR Review January 12, 2015 Thompson
Transcripts LWR Review January 13, 2015 Wabowden
Transcripts LWR Review January 15, 2015 York Landing
Transcripts LWR Review January 21, 2015 Grand Rapids
Transcripts LWR Review January 26, 2015 Fisher River
Transcripts LWR Review January 27, 2015 Pine Dock
Transcripts LWR Review January 29, 2015 Ashern Legion
Transcripts LWR Review January 28, 2015 Peguis
Transcripts LWR Review February 2, 2015 Grand Marais
Transcripts LWR Review February 3, 2015 Brokenhead
Transcripts LWR Review February 4, 2015 Selkirk
Transcripts LWR Review February 5, 2015 Gimli
Transcripts LWR Review February 9, 2015 Manigotagan
Transcripts LWR Review February 10, 2015 Black River
Transcripts LWR Review February 11, 2015 Berens River
Transcripts LWR Review February 13, 2015 Sagkeeng
Transcripts LWR Review February 17, 2015 Cross Lake
Transcripts LWR Review February 18, 2015 Cross Lake
Transcripts LWR Review February 19, 2015 Cross Lake

Presentations

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Darwin Paupanakis Presentation Feb. 19, 2015 Cross Lake, Cro-004
Nick Halcrow Presentation Feb. 17, 2015 Cross Lake, Cro-001
Flora Ross Presentation Feb. 18, 2015 Cross Lake, Cro-002
Kerry Muswagon-Mikesew School Land Based/Cultural Awareness Presentation Feb. 19, 2015 Cross Lake, Cro-003
Map Sagkeeng Historic Shoreline, February 13, 2015 Sagkeeng, Sag-001
Chief Jackie Everett & Council Presentation Feb. 11, 2015 Berens River, Ber-001
Thora Palson Presentation Feb. 5, 2015 Gimli, Gim-001
Nelson Gerrard Presentation Feb. 5, 2015 Gimli, Gim-002
Ross Bailey Presentation February 5, 2015 Gimli, Gim-003
Roxane Anderson Presentation Feb. 4, 2015 Selkirk, Sel-001
Andy Weremy Presentation Feb. 4, 2015 Selkirk, Sel-002
Ron Greenwood Pesentation Feb. 2, 2015 Grand Marais, Gmr-001
Julian Gorchynski Presentation Feb. 2, 2015 Grand Marais, Gmr-002
Bruce Morrison Presentation Feb. 2, 2015 Grand Marais, Gmr-003
Tom Farrell Presentation Feb. 2, 2015 Grand Marais, Gmr-004
Lake Winnipeg Fishing, Peguis, Lloyd Stevenson Jan.2015, Peg-001
Photos from Fisher River, FRV-001
Photos from Gull Bay, Grd-001
Wabowden Community Ancestry Composition Findings, D. Colombe May 2013, Wab-001

Written Submissions

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Willow Island Property Owners Association Submission Feb.24, 2015, Sub-001
Gerald Fotty Written Submission, Sub-002

There are currently no videos posted for this hearing.

This hearing is currently still in progress. Reports will be available once it has been completed.

 
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