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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 Sio Silica 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 (

Please be advised that the development agreement below is released subject to the municipal board hearing file NOs.  22B3-0007 and 23B6-000.

If you have any questions regarding the Development Agreement or the Municipal Board Hearings, please email us at

Emails are addressed within RM of Springfield Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30AM - 4:30PM. 

Development Agreement following the Public Hearing by the Municipal Board of Manitoba - RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF SPRINGFIELD – ZONING BY-LAW NO. 08-01     FILE NOs.  22B3-0007  AND  23B6-0001