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Environmental Impact Statement and Final Preferred Route submitted for Regulatory Review

Based on feedback received over the past two years through the public engagement and the environmental assessment processes, a final preferred route has been determined and the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was submitted on September 22 to begin the regulatory review process.

Although the location of the transmission line is preferred, the Project still requires provincial and federal approval prior to construction.

The EIS has been submitted to Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship (MCWS) and a public review period is underway.

The National Energy Board will be involved in the review of the EIS and further information regarding their involvement will be provided as it becomes available.

To review the location of the final preferred route or to gather further information on the Project, you can visit www.hydro.mb.ca/mmtp






MTA Office 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)


Mission Statement

"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


MTA Objectives...

  1. To improve communication with, and encourage activities within all local fur councils;
  2. To encourage and ensure sustainable and humane furbearer management;
  3. To improve fur marketing opportunities for all Manitoba trappers;;
  4. To work with government, industry, and other provincial associations for better fur harvests and markets;
  5. 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
  6. To establish and maintain better communication links with the public, other stakeholders, and resource users, creating increased support for trapping and trappers.


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