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Manitoba Hydro  -  November 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 a border crossing modification and new alternative route segments in the Piney area.

Manitoba Hydro has had ongoing discussions with Minnesota Power regarding concerns with the Piney/Pinecreek airport located on the international border south of Piney, Manitoba. Due to these concerns, both Manitoba Hydro and Minnesota Power have determined that a border crossing located southeast of Piney would address the concerns raised.

Due to this border crossing modification, alternative segments have been developed.

View a map of the alternative routes and new border crossing location.

To understand local interests and concerns from local residents and users, we will be holding an open house in Piney, Manitoba at the Piney Community Centre on November 12 from 4-8pm. We encourage you to forward this notice to any interested members of your organization.

If your organization or individual members would like to meet with the Project team to discuss these changes please contact me to arrange a meeting at 1-877-343-1631. Feedback can be provided by email (mmtp@hydro.mb.ca) or sent by letter at the address below.

The Project’s website (www.hydro.mb.ca/mmtp) contains information for your review and includes a project newsletter, detailed mapping, regulatory information and other informational pieces.

Thank you for your ongoing interest in the project.

Trevor Joyal, B.Env.Sc., EPt
Licensing & Environmental Assessment Department
Manitoba Hydro
PO Box 7950 Stn. Main
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0J1



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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