Municipal Affairs and Environment
August 29, 2017

Environmental Assessment Bulletin

The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, has announced the following event relative to Part 10 Environmental Assessment of the Environmental Protection Act.


Cavendish Mink Farm Expansion (Reg. 1922)
Proponent: Viking Fur Inc.

The proponent is proposing to expand its existing operation located near Route 80, within the Local Service District of Cavendish, Avalon Peninsula. The expansion will include the construction of a new cold storage building; development of up to 35 hectares of additional forage land; and expansion of the cattle herd to 100 beef cattle. Manure from the existing mink operations will be dispersed over the existing and new forage lands. The construction of the cold storage is planned to start in 2017, while the development of forage lands and cattle expansion will occur progressively over time.

The undertaking was registered on August 28, 2017; the deadline for public comments is October 3, 2017; and the minister’s decision is due by October 12, 2017.

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2017 08 29                              11:50 a.m.