Municipal Affairs and Environment
September 11, 2017

Provincial Government Awards Contract for Environmental Assessment of Former Mid-Canada Line Military Radar Sites

The Provincial Government has awarded Stanissu-Stantec Limited Partnership a contract for $247,000 to conduct Phase II Environmental Site Assessments at the former Mid-Canada Line military radar sites in Cartwright and Border Beacon in Labrador. Assessment work is expected to be completed by December 2017.

This work will be used to inform remediation of the sites that could begin as early as next year, pending a new cost-shared agreement with the Federal Government.

The Provincial Government has approved $4 million per year for a five-year cost-shared program with the Federal Government starting in 2018-19 for remediation of former Mid-Canada Line military radar sites in Labrador.

“Our government is committed to the remediation of these former Mid-Canada Line military sites in Labrador. We will continue to work with our federal partners to get these sites assessed and cleaned up to current acceptable standards.”
Honourable Eddie Joyce
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

“This contract award is good news for Labrador and demonstrates our commitment to the environment.‎ This brings us a step closer to remediating military radar sites in Labrador, and so I commend all the players for the progress to date and look forward to celebrating future milestones regarding this work.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development and MHA for Cartwright - L’Anse au Clair

“I am pleased to see this funding for remediation in Labrador at former Mid-Canada Line military sites. This is an excellent example of what can be achieved through positive cooperation with our federal colleagues.”
Randy Edmunds
MHA for Torngat Mountains

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Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-5449, 691-9466

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Honourable Lisa Dempster
MHA for Cartwright-L’Anse Au Clair

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Government Members Office

2017 09 11                              12:35 p.m.