Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1789

Northern Arm Mink Farm Expansion         

Proponent:  Eagle Ridge Farm Limited

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent proposes to expand its mink farm operation from 300 breeders to 3,000 breeders off Route 350, to the north of Northern Arm, between Botwood and Point Leamington.  The mink farm currently covers a 2.4 hectare area with expansion plans to increase to 13.3 hectares to meet future production. Proposed expansion will include clearing four hectares of land to encompass four new mink sheds (76 metres by 11 metres), a storage shed, perimeter fencing, and temporary manure storage area. Construction is proposed to begin in July 2015 and last to 2018 in a staged approach to meet expanding farm requirements.

  • April 15, 2015 - The undertaking was registered.
  • May 21, 2015 - Deadline for public comments.
  • May 30, 2015 - The Minister’s decision is due.
  • October 5, 2015 - The Minister announced that the project is withdrawn.

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