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

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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
Review of Hydrologic and Operational Models, George F. McMahon February 2015.
Transcripts Scoping Meeting, May 29, 2014
Transcripts Addendum Scoping Mtg May 29,2014 SLW Submission
Transcripts Addendum Scoping Mtg May 29,2014 LWF Submission
Transcripts Addendum Scoping Mtg May 29, 2014 MB Cottage Owners Assn submission
The Nelson River Hydroelectric Project - A History of Lake Winnipeg Regulation
CEC - 002 Terms of Reference

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 Chair of the Clean Environment Commission since January 2004. Prior to that, he was the Chief Appeal Commissioner of the Workers Compensation Appeal Commission.
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 serves on the boards of Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Border Crossings magazine, the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals and the Manitoba Council of Administrative Tribunals. Past service has included the boards of the University of Manitoba, the Winnipeg Folk Festival and the Manitoba Theatre Centre.

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:

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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 
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April 7, 2015 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway 
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April 8, 2015 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway 
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April 9, 2015 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway 
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April 13, 2015 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway 
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April 14, 2015 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway 
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April 15, 2015 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway 
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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
Transcripts LWR Hearing March 10, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcripts LWR Hearing March 11, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcripts LWR Hearing March 12, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcripts LWR Hearing March 16, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcripts LWR Hearing March 17, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcripts LWR Hearing March 18, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcripts LWR Hearing March 19, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcripts LWR Hearing March 23, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcripts LWR Hearing March 24, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcripts LWR Hearing March 25, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcripts LWR Hearing March 26, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcript LWR Hearing April 7, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcript LWR Hearing April 8, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcript LWR Hearing April 9, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcript LWR Hearing April 13, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcripts LWR Hearing April 14, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcripts LWR Hearing April 15, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcripts LWR Hearing April 16, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcripts LWR Hearing April 27, 2015 Winnipeg/MMF
Transcripts LWR Hearing April 29, 2015 Norway House
Transcript LWR Hearing April 20-May1, 2015 Norway House
CAC - 012 Presentation: There Can Be Change If There is The Will

Presentations

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LWR Exhibit List
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CEC - 001 Letter from Minister to Commission July 5, 2011
CEC - 002 Terms of Reference
BER - 001 Position paper of the Berens River First Nation
BRFN - 002 When Our Lake is Gone, Where will we Be?
CAC - 001 CAC Supporting Material
CAC - 002 Excerpts: Modeling Wetland Plant Community Response to Assess Water-Level Regulation Scenarios in Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Basin
CAC - 003 Excerpts: Lake Ontario - St. Lawrence River Plan 2014.
CAC - 004 Preliminary Comments relating to Lake Winnipeg Regulation
CAC - 006 Presentation: A Watershed Moment: Law Reform and the LWR Dialogue.
CAC - 005 Equity ad Balance in the LWR Dialogue.
CAC - 007 Undertaking # 1: CAC to provide examples of jurisdictions in Canada that have addressed hydroelectric grandfathering
CAC - 008 Undertakig # 2: CAC to advise how Aboriginal water rights are defined in NWT and Yukon.
CAC - 009 Errata, April 14, 2015
CAC - 010 Diagram, used in closing argument.
CAC - 011 Table of Contents for CAC Manitoba Recommendations
CAC - 012 Presentation: There Can Be Change If There is The Will
CAC - 013 An Agenda for Change. Closing Argument Consumers' Association of Canada MB (In.)
CEC - 008 Response from MIT to Commission December 19, 2014
CEC - 009 Response from Manitoba Hydro to Commission February 23, 2015
CEC - 010 Water Level Regulation in the Lake Winnipeg Basin and its Effect on Nutrient Status of the Lake.
CEC - 011 Isostatic Rebound as it relates to Lake Winnipeg.
CEC - 012 Presentation: Influence of Isostatic Rebound on Lake Winnipeg
CEC - 013 Climate in the Lake Winnipeg Watershed adn the Level of Lake Winnipeg
CEC - 014 Presentation: Climate in the Lake Winnipeg Watershed and the Level of Lake Winnipeg
CEC - 015 The Ecology of Coastal Wetlands around Lake Winnipeg and Vegetation Loss in Netley-Libau Marsh
CEC - 016 Presentation: Coastal Wetlands of Lake Winnipeg and Netley-Libau Marsh
CEC - 017 Review of Hydrologic and Operational Models.
CEC - 018 Presentation: Review of Hydrological and Operational Models
CEC - 020 Presentation: Lake Winnipeg Erosion and Accretion Process
CEC - 021 The Nelson River Hydroelectric Project. A History of Lake Winnipeg Regulation
CEC - 022 Letter from Commission to Manitoba Hydro May 4, 2015
CRO - 001 Nick Halcrow Presentation
CRO - 002 Social Impacts from Hydro Projects.
CRO - 003 Mikisew School Land Based/Cultural Awareness
CRO - 004 Pictures used in presentation of Darwin Paupanakis
FRV - 001 Pictures from Community Meeting
GIM - 001 Thora Palson Presentation
GIM - 002 Nelson Gerrard Presentation
GIM - 003 Ross Bailey Presentaion
GMR - 001 Ron Greenwood Presentation
GMR - 002 Julian Gorchynski Presentation
GMR - 003 Bruce Morrison Presentation
GMR - 004 Tom Farrell Presentation
GRD - 001 Pictures submitted at Grand Rapids Community Meeting
IRTC - 001 Interlake Tribal Council presentation outline
IRTC - 002 Interlake Reserves Tribal Council. Recommendations
KFLW - 001 Outline and Experts' CVs of Keewatinook Fishers of Lake Winnipeg
KFLW - 002 Language is a Tool for Natural Law
KFLW - 003 Keewatinook Fishers of Lake Winnipeg. Some Summer Fishing-map
KFLW - 004 Kewatinook Fishers of Lake Winnipeg. Some Winter Fishing - map
KFLW - 005 Keewatinook Fishers of Lake Winnipeg. Some Fishing- Map
KFLW - 006 Purpose Statement. Keewatinook Fishers of Lake Winnipeg
KFLW - 007 Laguage is a Tool for Natural Law - Presentation
KFLW - 008 Kewatinook Fishers, Signatory's Treaty 5-1875
MH - 001 Lake Winnipeg Regulation - A Document in Support of Manitoba Hydro's Request for Final Licence
MH - 002 Letter from Manitoba Hydro to Commission December 30, 2014
MH - 003 Lake Winnipeg Regulation - Responses
MH - 004 Lake Winnipeg, Churchill and Nelson Rivers Study Board Reports
MH - 005 Presentation: Manitoba Hydro System Lake Winnipeg Lake Winnipeg Regulation
MH - 006 Lake Winnipeg Regulation. Additional information re: technical workshop
MH - 007 Manitoba Hydro Expert CVs
MH - 008 Presentation: Lake Winnipeg Regulation - Manitoba Hydro
MH - 009 Letter response to Commission February 23, 2015
MH - 010 Pimicikamak Cree Nation, NFA Working Group, Working Paper
MH - 011 Undertaking # 1: Meeting minutes from community meetings not visited by the CEC
MH - 012 Agreement between Manitoba Hydro and Manitoba Metis Federation
MH - 013 Letter from DM Nothern Affairs to Chief Norway House Indian Band
MH - 014 Northern Flood Agreement. 1987 Status report
MH - 015 Manitoba Hydro Rebuttal Slides
MH - 016 Letter response to Commission May 4, 2015
MH - 017 Manitoba Hydro Final Argument
MMF - 001 Manitoba Metis Federation land use map.
MMF - 001 Manitoba Metis Federation land use map.
MWL - 002 Climate system change, from global to local: Lake Winnipeg watershed
MWL - 003 Governance, Management, Regulation, Monitoring and Protecting Lake Winnipeg -- With Respect to a Great Lake Reservoir
MWL - 004 Manitoba Wildlands Lake Winnipeg Regulation Public Policy Chart
MWL - 005 Climate system change, from global to local: Lake Winnipeg Watershed.- presentation
MWL - 006 Governance, Management, Regulation, Monitoring and Protecting Lake Winnipeg - Presentation
MWL - 007 Manitoba Wildlands Closing Statement
NHFC - 001 Norway House Fishermen's Cooperative presentation outline
NHFC - 002 Norway House Fishermen's Cooperative Presentation
NHFC - 003 Norway House Fishermen's Coop Closing Statement
NHNAC - 001 Valeri Brunen. Pictures Warren's Landing and Nelson River
PFN - 001 Lake Winnipeg Fishing
PFN - 002 Peguis First Nation Presentation Outline
PFN - 003 Peguis First Nation. Some Peguis Land Use and Occupancy Maps.
PFN - 004 Peguis First Nation. Some additional maps for panel presentation
PFN - 005 Estimated Shoreline Change North End of Lake Winnipeg
PFN - 006 Estimated Water Cover and Change for Fisher River and Peguis Reserve
PFN - 007 Estimated Shoreline Change North End of Lake Winnipeg - Presentation
PFN - 008 Estimated Water Cover and Change For Fisher River and Peguis Reserve - Presentation
PFN - 009 Closing Comments Peguis First Nation
PIM - 002 Review of the Lake Winnipeg Regulation and Jenpeg Final Licence Application
PIM - 003 Avian Riparian Habitat and Water Regulation.
PIM - 004 Affidavit of Andrew Stobo Sniderman
PIM - 005 Downstream Inequity and the LWR Final Licence - Presentation
PIM - 006 Pimicikamak Okimawin- Final Argument
SAG - 001 Sagkeeng First Nation - Presentation Outline
SAG - 002 Sagkeeng First Nation - Map package
SAGK - 001 Map, Sagkeeng First Nation historical shoreline
SEL - 001 Roxane Anderson
SEL - 002 Andy Weremy Presenation
TCN - 001 Tataskweyak First Nation Outline
TCN - 002 Presentation Tataskweyak Cree Nation
WAB - 001 Wabowden Community Ancestry Composition Findings
WPG - 001 Mike Mason Presentation
WPG - 002 Brian Hodgson Presentation
WPG - 003 Penny McMorris Presentation
WPG - 004 Cheryl Kennedy Courcelles
WPG - 005 Will Braun - Interchurch Council on Hydropower
WPG - 006 Winnipeg River Property Owners Group Presentation
WPG - 007 Brian Ellis Presentation - Winnipeg Condo Corporation No. 323
WPG - 008 Keewatin Public Interest Research Group Dr. Warren Cariou
WPG - 009 Dr. Robert Jarvis Brownlee Presentation
WPG - 010 Considerations for CEC - Save Lake Winnipeg Project
WPG - 011 Scoping of Licence Manitoba Cottage Owners Inc.
WPG - 012 Linda McMillan Presentation
WPG - 013 Baldur Nelson Presentation
WPG - 014 Jon Gerrard Presentation
WPG - 015 Winnipeg River Property Owners
WPG - 016 Ken Porteous Presentation
WPG - 017 Neil Shepard Presentation
WPG - 018 Presentation by IISD
WPG - 019 David Grant Presentation
YFFN - 001 York Factory First Nation Presentation Outline

Written Submissions

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Scott St. George 2011Letter to CEC, Sub-005
U of Manitoba Northern Field Scool 2011 Submission, Sub-006
Willow Island Property Owners Association Submission Feb.24, 2015, Sub-001
Gerald Fotty Written Submission, Sub-002
Alison Burnett Benningen Submission, Sub-003
Charlie McPherson Submission, Sub-004
Strategic Large-Basin Management for Multiple Benefits. IISD Submission, Sub-007
Frederik Veldink, Silver Harbour Property Owners Association- Submission, March 10, 2015, Sub-008
Lake Winnipeg Regulation Final Licence Under the Water Power Act. "Licensing, Governance, Moving Forward". Submission, March 30, 2015, Sub - 010
Treaty 2 Territorial Alliance, April 13, 2015. SUB -011
Winnipeg River Property Owners Association. Sub - 012
Hollow Water First Nation Sub-013

Norway House Cree Nation. Eileen Apetagon.NHCN001

Final Report

The Minister of Conservation and Water Stewardship released the final report on Lake Winnipeg Regulation on October 19, 2015.

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Lake Winnipeg Regualtion Report 2015

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