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Environmental Assessment

Project Highlights

Yarmouth Wal-Mart Development


The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to construct a Wal-Mart store approximately 250 metres northeast of the Starrs Road and Highway 101 intersection in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Construction of the project is scheduled to commence in April 2005, with the store opening to the public in November 2005. Under the Environmental Assessment Regulations, an undertaking which disrupts a total of 2ha or more of any wetland is a Class I undertaking.

Minister's Decision

On February 1, 2005, the Minister of Environment released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:21k) concerning this review. The Minister has decided to approve the undertaking in accordance with Section 13(1)b of the Environmental Assessment Regulations, pursuant to Part IV of the Environment Act.

The undertaking has been approved subject to a number of conditionsPDF Download Link (PDF:20k).

The proponent is required to obtain all other necessary approvals, permits or authorizations before commencing work on the undertaking.

Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments regarding this project were accepted from January 7, 2005 to February 1, 2005. Comments submitted on Registration Document are available at the Department of Environment and Climate Change Library.

Project Documents