​The Government of the Yukon, Department of Highways and Public Works is proposing the Dempster Fibre Project (DFP), that will see the construction of an approximately 800-km fibre optic line from Dawson City, Yukon, to Inuvik, Northwest Territories.  For the purposes of the Land Use Permit and Water Licence application, the project is defined as the section of the DFP located in the Northwest Territories. 

The fibre optic cable will enter the Northwest Territories at the Yukon/Northwest Territories border and then travel approximately 271 km north to Inuvik.  The project is located entirely within the Gwich'in Settlement Area (GSA), passing through the communities of Fort McPherson and Tsiigehtchic. 

Project Components:

  • Fibre optic cable and conduit to be installed adjacent to the Dempster Highway along the Right of Way, extending form the Yukon border to Inuvik; and
  • Handholes along the route.

The project will connect to an existing terminal facility in Inuvik and to existing buildings in communities along the route to provide service to those communities. 

Construction and operation of the project will require the following supporting activities:

  • Geotechnical drilling to supplement any potential gaps or unknown conditions that are encountered;
  • Use of pre-existing staging areas for equipment and materials (up to five staging areas may be used at one time);
  • Construction of temporary camps to accommodate work crews;
  • Clearing of vegetation as required in the right of way;
  • Installation of conduits and fibre optic cable; and
  • Ongoing operations and maintenance.

Documents

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2. Initial/Renewal Application

Application and Related Docs
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
MV2019X0027 - Government of Yukon - Receipt - Application Fee - Oct30-19.pdf (87.27 KB) October 30, 2019 November 14, 2019
MV2019X0027 - Government of Yukon - Highways and Public Works - Land Use Permit Application - Updated - Oct9_19.pdf (715.49 KB) October 9, 2019 October 10, 2019
MV2019X0027 - Government of Yukon - Highways and Public Works - Land Use Permit Application - Oct3_19.pdf (5.19 MB) October 3, 2019 October 3, 2019
MV2019L8-0013 MV2019X0027 - Government of Yukon - Highways and Public Works - Waste Management Plan - Oct3_19.pdf (383.81 KB) October 3, 2019 October 3, 2019
MV2019L8-0013 MV2019X0027 - Government of Yukon - Highways and Public Works - Project Description Report - Oct3_19.pdf (22.7 MB) October 3, 2019 October 3, 2019
MV2019L8-0013 MV2019X0027 - Government of Yukon - Highways and Public Works - Engagement Plan and Record - Oct3_19.pdf (5.45 MB) October 3, 2019 October 3, 2019
MV2019L8-0013 MV2019X0027 - Government of Yukon - Department of Highways and Public Works - Spill Contingency Plan - Oct3_19.pdf (458.53 KB) October 3, 2019 October 3, 2019
Consultations - Reviews - Work Plans
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
MV2019L8-0013 MV2019X0027 - Government of the Yukon - News North - Oct28_19.pdf (775.61 KB) October 28, 2019 October 28, 2019
MV2019X0027 MV2019L8-0013 - GRRB request for review extension - Oct23_19.pdf (99.22 KB) October 23, 2019 October 24, 2019
MV2019X0027 MV2019L8-0013 - Government of the Yukon - Highways and Public Works - Notice of Application - Oct23_19.pdf (957.21 KB) October 24, 2019 October 24, 2019
MV2019X0027 - Government of Yukon - Department of Highways and Public - DRAFT Land Use Permit - Oct16_19.docx (56.18 KB) October 16, 2019 October 16, 2019

6. Management Plans

Engagement Plan
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
MV2019L8-0013 MV2019X0027 - Government of Yukon - Highways and Public Works - Engagement Plan and Record V1 - Oct3_19.pdf (5.45 MB) October 3, 2019 October 3, 2019
Spill - Contingency - Emergency Response
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
MV2019L8-0013 MV2019X0027 - Government of Yukon - Highways and Public Works - Spill Contingency Plan V1 - Oct3_19.pdf (458.53 KB) October 3, 2019 October 3, 2019
Waste Management Plan
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
MV2019L8-0013 MV2019X0027 - Government of Yukon - Highways and Public Works - Waste Management Plan V1 - Oct3_19.pdf (383.81 KB) October 3, 2019 October 3, 2019