Activities for the Week of May 20-26

PowerTel

  • Framing Poles
  • Delivering Davit arms to structure locations.
  • Aerial framing davit arms
  • Rock boring on the 115 kV corridor 
  • Constructing stringing access and set-up areas
  • Receiving materials
  • Delivering poles on 115 kV Right of Way
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site
  • Have weekly meetings with white feather Alex Peters and Elder Tom
  • Plan and organize for upcoming work activities

Whitefeather/Draco

  • Building road to substation
  • Hauling PowerTel's equipment 
  • Equipment rentals to PowerTel

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the camp

EBS

  • Installing Micro-Piles on 115 kV corridor

Activities for the week of May 13-19

PowerTel

  • Continue setting poles on the 115 kV corridor along Nungesser Rd
  • Framing Poles
  • Delivering Davit arms to structure locations.
  • Aerial framing davit arms
  • Rock boring on the 115 kV corridor 
  • Receiving materials
  • Delivering poles on 115 kV Right of Way
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site
  • Have weekly meetings with white feather Alex Peters and Elder Tom
  • Plan and organize for upcoming work activities

Whitefeather/Draco

  • Building road to substation
  • Hauling PowerTel's equipment 
  • Equipment rentals to PowerTel

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the camp

Obish

  • Rock boring along 115 kV corridor near Taxi Bay

EBS

  • Installing Micro-Piles on 115 kV corridor 

Migratory Bird Sweep Training

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Yesterday we completed the Migratory Bird Sweep training. The presentation was put on by Daniel Routhier, Wildlife Biologist from Stantec. The purpose of the course was to increase knowledge around migratory bird protection. Migratory birds and their nests and eggs are protected everywhere in Canada under the Migratory Bird Convention Act, 1994. The Act applies to the majority of species of migratory birds and has jurisdiction over Canadian lands and water bodies regardless of ownership.

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The course consisted of approximately 1 hour presentation including a questions period followed by an hour in the field. Currently Bird Sweeps have been conducted by the Environmental team, but this increases the knowledge in the field and allows for additional support for our team to ensure we are being diligent and remaining in compliance.

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Activities for the week of May 6-12

PowerTel

  • Receiving materials
  • Delivering materials to structure locations
  • Framing poles on 115kV section
  • Pole Setting on 115kV line along Taxi Bay Road and Nungesser Road
  • Equipment/Tool usage training
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site
  • Have weekly meetings with Whitefeather's Alex Peters and Elder Tom

Whitefeather/Draco

  • Building all weather road to substation
  • Hauling PowerTel's equipment 
  • Equipment rentals to PowerTel

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the camp

Obish

  • Rock boring along 115kV corridor near Taxi Bay

Activities for the Week of April 22-28

PowerTel

  • Receiving materials
  • Delivering materials to structure locations
  • Framing poles on 115kV section
  • Rock boring on the 115kV section
  • Pole Setting on 115kV line along Taxi Bay Road and Nungesser Road
  • Fire Training and Traffic Control Training for staff
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site
  • Have weekly meetings with Whitefeather's Alex Peters and Elder Tom

Whitefeather/Draco

  • Building all weather road to substation
  • Hauling PowerTel's equipment 
  • Equipment rentals to PowerTel

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the camp

Obish

  • Rock boring along 115kV corridor near Taxi Bay

EBS

  • Installing Micro-Piles on 115kV corridor 

Activities for the week of April 15-21

PowerTel

  • Rock boring on the 115kV section
  • Receiving 115kV materials
  • Receiving poles for 115kV
  • Delivering poles on 115kV line
  • Pole Setting on 115kV line along Taxi Bay Road
  • Cleaning and servicing all vehicles
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site
  • Have weekly meetings with Whitefeather's Alex Peters and Elder Tom

Whitefeather/Draco

  • Building all weather road to substation
  • Hauling PowerTel's equipment 

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the camp

Obish

  • Rock boring along 115kV corridor near Taxi Bay

Activities for the week of April 8-14

PowerTel

  • Installing Micro Pile Foundations on the 115kV section
  • Receiving 115kV materials
  • Receiving poles for 115kV
  • Delivering poles on 115kV line
  • Pole Setting on 115kV line
  • Cleaning and servicing all vehicles
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site
  • Have weekly meetings with Whitefeather's Alex Peters and Elder Tom
  • Building of all-weather road to sub-station

Whitefeather/Draco

  • Building all weather road to substation
  • Leveling chip piles along ROW corridor

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the camp

Obish

  • Rock boring along corridor near Taxi Bay

 

*All Right of Way clearing is completed with the exception of some environmentally sensitive areas which will be hand cleared.

Activities for the week of April 1-7

PowerTel

  • Working off of rig mats south side of Berens river in order to clear Right of Way and construct
  • Installing Micro Pile Foundations on the 115kV section
  • Receiving 115kV materials
  • Receiving poles for 115kV
  • Delivering poles on 115kV line
  • Pole Setting on 115kV line
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site
  • Have weekly meetings with Whitefeather's Alex Peters and Elder Tom
  • Building of all-weather road to sub-station
  • Continue surveying along Right of Way

Whitefeather/Draco

  • Building all weather road to substation
  • Hauling PowerTel's equipment
  • Leveling chip piles along ROW corridor

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the camp

Obish

  • Continue clearing on 115Kv corridor

W.E. Stone

  • Continue clearing on the 115kV corridor

Activities for the week of March 18-25

PowerTel

  • Complete stringing of 25kV
  • Continue clamping of 25kV
  • Complete pole setting and framing poles on the 25kV north of Berens River
  • Once the above is complete, haul all equipment currently north of Barens River to Taxi Bay
  • Working off of rig mats south side of Berens river in order to clear Right of Way and construct 25kV section
  • Installing Micro Pile Foundations on the 115kV section
  • Receiving 115kV materials
  • Receiving poles for 115kV
  • Delivering poles on 115kV line
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site
  • Have weekly meetings with Whitefeather's Alex Peters and Elder Tom
  • Building of all-weather road to sub-station
  • Continue surveying along Right of Way
  • 25Kv line to be completed March 30

Whitefeather/Draco

  • Right of Way trail building on north side of the Berens river
  • Building all weather road to substation
  • Hauling PowerTel's equipment
  • Leveling chip piles along ROW corridor

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the camp

Obish

  • Continue clearing on 115Kv corridor

W.E. Stone

  • Complete clearing 25kV corridor from Pikangikum towards Berens River
  • Continue clearing on the 115kV corridor

FN Timber

  • Clearing on the 25kV corridor and 115kV corridor

Activities for the week of March 11-18

PowerTel

  • Complete rock boring holes north of Berens River
  • Complete pole setting and framing poles on the 25kV north of Berens River
  • Complete Installing anchors on the 25kV section north of the Berens River
  • Complete stringing of 25kV section
  • Continue clamping in conductor on 25kV section
  • Working off of rig mats on south side of Berens River in order to clear Right of Way and construct 25kV Section
  • Installing Micro Pile Foundations on the 115kV Section
  • Receiving 115kV materials
  • Receiving poles for the 115kV Section
  • Delivering poles on 115kV section
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site
  • Weekly meetings with white feather Alex Peters and Elder Tom
  • Commence building of all-weather road to sub-station
  • Continue surveying along Right of Way
  • Recruiting and hiring of First Nations community members

Whitefeather/Draco

  • Right of Way trail building on north side of the Berens River
  • Building all weather road to Substation
  • Hauling PowerTel's equipment
  • Leveling chip piles along Right of Way

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the camp 

Obish

  • Continue clearing on 115kV corridor
  • Rock boring on both 25kV and 115kV

W.E. Stone

  • Complete clearing Right of Way corridor from Pikangikum towards Berens River
  • Continue clearing on the 115kV corridor

FN Timber

  • Assist with Right of Way clearing on both 25kV and 115kV corridors

Winter Road Repairs and Restricted Usage

This week we received a request from Elders in Pikangikum to utilize wood chips from the Right of Way to make repairs to the winter road.  PowerTel made multiple repairs to the road.  We used the wood chips where environmental regulations allowed us to and we utilized snow where we couldn't use wood chips.  

Furthermore, at the request of community members,  PowerTel will only conduct high impact travel and hauling on the winter road at nighttime from now on.  The colder temperatures of nighttime travel will help to preserve the winter road for as long as possible as we approach the Spring thaw.  

Activities for the week of March 4th to 11th

PowerTel

  • Continue pole setting and framing poles on the 25kV north of Berens River
  • Rock boring holes for pole setting on the 25kV north of Berens River
  • Installing anchors on the 25kV north of the Berens River
  • Boring rock holes and setting structures south of the Berens River
  • Installing rig mats south side of Berens River in order to clear Right of Way and construct 25kV Section
  • Installing Micro Pile Foundations on the 115kV Section
  • Receiving 115kV materials
  • Receiving poles for the 115kV Section
  • Receiving stringing equipment
  • Continue rope/conductor/Fiber stringing
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site
  • Weekly meetings with white feather Alex Peters and Elder Tom
  • Commence building of all-weather road to sub-station
  • Continue surveying along Right of Way
  • Recruiting and hiring of First Nations community members

Whitefeather/Draco

  • Right of Way trail building on north side of the Berens River
  • Placing rig mats on the south side of the Berens River
  • Building all weather road to Substation
  • Hauling PowerTel's equipment

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the camp 

Obish

  • Continue clearing on 115kV corridor

W.E. Stone

  • Clearing Right of Way corridor from Pikangikum towards Berens River

FN Timber

  • Assist with Right of Way clearing

Activities for the Week of February 25 to March 4

PowerTel

  • Continue pole setting and framing poles on the 25kV section north of Berens River
  •  Rock boring holes for pole setting on the 25kV section north of Berens River
  • Installing anchors on the 25kV section north of the Berens River
  • Installing rig mats south of Berens River in order to clear Right of Way and construct 25kV Line
  • Installing Micro Pile Foundations on the 115kV Line
  • Receiving 115kV materials
  • Receiving stringing equipment
  • Commence stringing
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site
  • Have weekly meetings with Whitefeather Alex Peters and Elder Tom
  • Commence building of all-weather road to sub-station

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the camp

Obish

  • Continue clearing on 115kV corridor

Draco

  • Building all weather road to substation
  • Right of Way trail building on north side of the Berens river
  • Placing rig mats on the south side of the Berens River
  • Hauling PowerTel's equipment

    W.E. Stone

    • Clearing Right of Way corridor from Pikangikum towards Berens River

    Right of Way Crossing

    Please note that due to safety concerns, we may a times prevent people from crossing the Project Right of Way at certain locations. The Right of Way is a construction zone and we need to control access in order to maintain Public Safety and Worker Safety. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If at some point you are prevented from accessing your firewood harvesting area please note that the firewood harvested from the Right of Way is available at Taxi Bay.