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.

Announcement

Terms of Reference

The Commission will begin hearing sessions in Winnipeg in early March. Daily schedules are available on the Participation page. 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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Letter from Minister requesting review
Lake Winnipeg Regulation Terms of Reference
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 Nelson River Hydroelectric Project - A History of Lake Winnipeg Regulation
CEC letter to MB Hydro dated Oct. 31, 2014
MIT reply to CEC - Dec 19, 2014
Report on Water Level Regulation, Effects on Nutrient Status prepared by Raymond Hesslein, 2015.
CEC - 002 Terms of Reference
Transcripts Scoping Meeting, May 29, 2014
Climate in the Lake Winnipeg Watershed and the Level of Lake Winnipeg, Gregory McCullough, 2015.
Review of Hydrologic and Operational Models, George F. McMahon February 2015.
Lake Winnipeg Erosion and Accretion Processes
The Review Process
The Ecology of Coastal Wetlands around Lake Winnipeg and Vegetation Loss in Netley-Libau Marsh, G. Goldsborough 2015
Pre-hearing Meeting Report February 12, 2015
CEC letter to MIT Nov 3, 2014
Transcripts Pre-hearing Meeting, February 12, 2015
A plain languauge report on isostatic rebound as it relates to Lake Winnipeg, by Harvey Thorleifson, January 2015.
MCWS reply to CEC Nov. 21, 2014
CEC letter to MCWS Nov 3, 2014
MB Hydro reply to CEC - Dec 30, 2014
Transcripts Addendum Scoping Mtg May 29,2014 SLW Submission

 

Panel Members

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

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.

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.

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.

 

Participation

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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Public Sessions

Public Sessions will take place at locations around the lake and in Winnipeg, as follows:
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March 18, 2015
1 pm - 5 pm; 7 pm - 9 pm
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway
March 26, 2015
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Winnipeg, RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue
April 13, 2015
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway
March 10, 2015
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Winnipeg, RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue
April 8, 2015
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway
March 23, 2015
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Winnipeg, RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue
April 9, 2015
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway
March 25, 2015
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Winnipeg, RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue
March 24, 2015
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Winnipeg, RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue
March 9, 2015
3 pm - 5 pm; 7 pm - 9 pm
Winnipeg, RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue
March 19, 2015
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway
March 17, 2015
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway
April 15, 2015
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway
April 14, 2015
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway
March 16, 2015
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway
March 11, 2015
1 pm - 5 pm; 7 pm - 9 pm
Winnipeg, RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue
March 12, 2015
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Winnipeg, RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue
April 16, 2015
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway
April 7, 2015
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Winnipeg, Fort Garry Spa and Convention Centre, 222 Broadway

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 Participant

 

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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Presenter Registration Form (pdf)
Guidelines for Presenters
LWR Hearing Process Update

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.

The Hearing

Transcripts

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Transcripts LWR Hearing April 16, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcripts- Scoping Meeting, May 29, 2014
Transcripts LWR Review January 27, 2015 Pine Dock
Transcripts LWR Review February 17, 2015 Cross Lake
Transcripts LWR Review February 3, 2015 Brokenhead
Transcripts LWR Hearing April 14, 2015 Winnipeg
Addendum May 29, 2014 - Submission from MB Assoc. of Cottage Owners Inc.
Transcripts LWR Hearing April 15, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcripts LWR Hearing March 23, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcripts LWR Hearing March 18, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcripts LWR Review January 12, 2015 Thompson
Transcripts LWR Review January 21, 2015 Grand Rapids
Transcripts LWR Review February 2, 2015 Grand Marais
Transcripts LWR Review February 4, 2015 Selkirk
Transcripts LWR Review January 29, 2015 Ashern Legion
Transcripts LWR Review January 28, 2015 Peguis
Transcripts LWR Review February 9, 2015 Manigotagan
Transcripts LWR Hearing March 26, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcripts LWR Review February 19, 2015 Cross Lake
Transcripts LWR Hearing April 27, 2015 Winnipeg/MMF
Transcripts LWR Review February 11, 2015 Berens River
Transcripts LWR Hearing March 17, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcripts LWR Hearing March 24, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcripts LWR Hearing March 10, 2015 Winnipeg
Addendum May 29, 2014 - Submission from Lake Winnipeg Foundation
Transcripts LWR Review February 18, 2015 Cross Lake
Transcripts LWR Review January 26, 2015 Fisher River
Transcript LWR Hearing April 20-May1, 2015 Norway House
Transcript LWR Hearing April 8, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcripts LWR Hearing March 11, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcripts LWR Hearing March 12, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcripts LWR Review February 5, 2015 Gimli
Transcripts LWR Hearing March 16, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcripts LWR Hearing April 29, 2015 Norway House
Transcripts LWR Hearing March 25, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcript LWR Hearing April 7, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcript LWR Hearing April 13, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcripts LWR Review February 10, 2015 Black River
Transcripts LWR Hearing March 19, 2015 Winnipeg
Addendum May 29, 2014 - Submission from Save Lake Winnipeg
Transcripts LWR Review February 13, 2015 Sagkeeng
Transcript LWR Hearing April 9, 2015 Winnipeg
Transcripts LWR Review January 13, 2015 Wabowden
Transcripts LWR Review January 15, 2015 York Landing

 

Presentations

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MH - 007 Manitoba Hydro Expert CVs
CEC - 002 Terms of Reference
MH - 004 Lake Winnipeg, Churchill and Nelson Rivers Study Board Reports
MH - 010 Pimicikamak Cree Nation, NFA Working Group, Working Paper
LWR Exhibit List
MH - 006 Lake Winnipeg Regulation. Additional information re: technical workshop
WAB - 001 Wabowden Community Ancestry Composition Findings
KFLW - 001 Outline and Experts' CVs of Keewatinook Fishers of Lake Winnipeg
CEC - 001 Letter from Minister to Commission July 5, 2011

 

Written Submissions

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Gerald Fotty Written Submission, Sub-002
Winnipeg River Property Owners Association. Sub - 012
U of Manitoba Northern Field Scool 2011 Submission, Sub-006
Charlie McPherson Submission, Sub-004
Willow Island Property Owners Association Submission Feb.24, 2015, Sub-001
Treaty 2 Territorial Alliance, April 13, 2015. SUB -011
Alison Burnett Benningen Submission, Sub-003
Hollow Water First Nation Sub-013
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
Scott St. George 2011Letter to CEC, Sub-005
Strategic Large-Basin Management for Multiple Benefits. IISD Submission, Sub-007

 

Videos

Norway House Cree Nation. Eileen Apetagon.NHCN001

 

Results

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

 

Request Report

If you would like to receive a printed copy of the report please fill out the form below.