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Silica Sand Extraction Project

On November 15, 2021, the Minister of Conservation and Climate (now Environment, Climate and Parks) asked the Clean Environment Commission (CEC) to undertake a technical review and a public hearing regarding the CANWhite Sands Corporation Environment Act project proposal for the sequential installation, operation and decommissioning of silica sand extraction wells to remove water and silica sand from groundwater at various locations on private land within the Rural Municipality of Springfield.

Below you can find links for the hearing schedule, Rural Municipality of Springfield submissions and a copy of the consultant’s expert report prepared for the Municipality regarding the project details. 

You are encouraged to check the Clean Environment Commission link for all updates regarding the hearing at Province of Manitoba | CEC (