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Route 389 Improvement Project between Fire Lake and Fermont — Additional Federal Funding Allocated to Support Aboriginal Participation

January 13, 2016 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated $57,238.44 to the Conseil de la Nation Innue Matimekush-Lac-John and an additional $50,090 to the Innu Takuaikan Uashat mak Mani-Utenam to assist their participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed Route 389 Improvement Project between Fire Lake and Fermont in Quebec.

This funding is made available through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Agency. It will enable participation in the environmental assessment of the project, specifically reviewing and providing comments on the Environmental Impact Statement or on the summary thereof, and the Comprehensive Study Report.

For more information on the project and the federal environmental assessment process, please visit the Agency's website (Registry reference number: 66250).

The Proposed Project

The proposed project consists of improving Route 389 between Fire Lake and Fermont (kilometre 478 to 564) in order to increase the flow and safety of the road and, in addition, improve the link with Newfoundland and Labrador as well as facilitate access to natural resources. The work includes building 55.8 kilometres of new right-of-way road and improving existing road, for a total length of 69.5 kilometres.

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