Tsuut’ina withdraw objections to Springbank Reservoir

It’s official! The Tsuut’ina Nation will no longer oppose the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir project (SR1).

As one of the project’s largest and most vocal opponents, this is a significant breakthrough for the project. The Tsuut’ina have been vocal in their protests against SR1 since early-2017 and formally opposed the project in 2019.

The province announced this news earlier today, however, official documentation (available publically on the Natural Resources Conservation Board website) indicates the change took place on April 1, 2020.

Tsuut’ina hereby withdraws all of its objections in relation to the Project proceeding forward in the regulatory process. Further, Tsuut’ina will not participate any further in the regulatory review process in relation to the Project.

This news certainly bodes well for the project, as the Tsuut’ina will no longer be an opposing intervenor at the provincial public hearing next year, among other reasons.

By no means does this indicate the Tsuuti’na will no longer be involved in the project. The province will continue its consultations with the Nation, as a crucial stakeholder to the project.

With flood season just around the corner, we will be resuming our monthly newsletters in May. But we wanted to share this good news with you now!

Look for a more fulsome update on SR1 in our May newsletter in a couple of weeks.

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By | 2020-04-14T13:48:18+00:00 April 14th, 2020|