Manitoba Hydro - April 1, 2014
As part of our on-going public engagement process for the Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project we would like to inform you and your organization that we will be presenting further project information to the public over the upcoming months.
Informed by the input gathered during the Fall of 2013 and the ongoing environmental assessment process, alternative routes have been refined and a preferred border crossing area determined. The alternative routes that remain under consideration for the project, as well as the preferred border crossing area located south of the community of Piney, Manitoba, will be discussed throughout Round 2 and can be found here.
Your organization indicated a desire to meet with the Project team to discuss the Project. A project representative will be contacting you in the near future to discuss possible meeting times to discuss the Project.
We will be holding a variety of public open houses to gather local knowledge to assist in the determination of a preferred route for the Project and the dates and locations are outlined here. We encourage you to share this information with your organization and if you are unable to meet with the Project team to attend an open house to speak with a Manitoba Hydro representative.
The Project’s website (www.hydro.mb.ca/mmtp) contains information for your review and includes a project newsletter, detailed mapping, an online survey, regulatory information and other informational pieces.
Trevor Joyal, B.Env.Sc., EPt
The Manitoba Trappers Association (MTA) was established in 1972 to serve the trappers of Manitoba. Lac du Bonnet has been the location of the head office since 1992. Responsibilities are divided into 11 geographical zones throughout the province, each represented by a Zone Director. Directors are elected on a two year term by the trappers and Local Fur Councils within the Zone. Alternate Directors are appointed by our Board to assist with representation of the trappers. (Zone Directors List)
"MTA is the means by which all Manitoba trappers can have a united voice in dealing with current issues and opportunities within the fur industry."
- Manitoba Trappers Association
- To improve communication with, and encourage activities within all local fur councils;
- To encourage and ensure sustainable and humane furbearer management;
- To improve fur marketing opportunities for all Manitoba trappers;;
- To work with government, industry, and other provincial associations for better fur harvests and markets;
- To encourage development of adequate credit systems, encourage research, multiple resource use, provide educational/training opportunities for trappers, and establish professional standards throughout the industry; and
- To establish and maintain better communication links with the public, other stakeholders, and resource users, creating increased support for trapping and trappers.