Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1095

Windsor Heights (St. John's & Portugal Cove-St.Phillips) Mink Fur Farm

Proponent: NF Fur Farm Enterprises Inc.

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent intends to construct a mink farm on 48.3 hectares of land (former Cook Dairy Farm Property) at the northeastern end of Windsor Heights (St. John's & Portugal Cove-St. Phillips) which is within the boundaries of an Agricultural Designated Area (ADA). There will be six fully enclosed 12 metre by 60 metre mink sheds, housing approximately 2,000 to 6,000 females, and a 15 metre by 30 metre building for the preparation of feedstuffs. Manure and bedding will be removed from the buildings at appropriate intervals for application as fertilizer to cleared sections of the site. Intact carcasses will be shipped from the Province in temperature controlled vehicles for skinning.

  • October 2, 2003 - The undertaking was registered.
  • November 6, 2003 - Public comments were due.
  • November 16, 2003 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • December 2, 2003 - The Minister announced that the undertaking has been released from further environmental assessment.
  • Documents:
    • Registration
      • Text PDF (34 KB)
        Hard copies of the following attachments are available from the Environmental Assessment Division, (709) 729-4211 or toll-free 1-800-563-61:
        • Letter from the Department of Forest Resources and Agrifoods
        • Letter from the Department of Government Services and Lands
        • Letter from the Department of Environment
        • Letter from the City of St. John's
      • Map - Location PDF (812 KB)
      • Plot Plan PDF (219 KB)
  • Public Notices:

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