Environment

We recognize the importance of the environment to Indigenous Peoples

Turtle garden

We recognize the importance of the environment to Indigenous Peoples

We recognize the importance of the environment to Indigenous Peoples

Turtle garden

We recognize the importance of the environment to Indigenous Peoples

Environment is always at the centre of Indigenous Peoples’ culture and way of thinking about Mother Earth.

It has been our honour to work in collaboration with Indigenous groups across the province and use available traditional ecological and knowledge-based studies in our environmental preparation for construction and maintenance projects.

The traditional knowledge of Indigenous Peoples is especially important to us.

Each of our projects requires an extensive environmental report and we incorporate those findings into the project.

We recently created a Healing Garden project, for example, as part of a larger concept to make use of 34 acres of green space on our 120-acre Parkway West site near Milton, Ont. Parkway West was part of a $622 million expansion of natural gas pipeline and compression facilities.

The garden itself is a one-acre project with the remaining 33 acres dedicated to wildlife habitat which provides a natural screen to our Parkway Compressor station location from the roadway.

We partnered with Kayanase Greenhouse to acknowledge their treaty rights (Six Nations) and historical connection to traditional lands.

Hamilton-Milton project
We make every effort to return the land to the way it was before construction. This time lapse video was recorded in Milton, Ont., during our Hamilton-Milton pipeline project.

Two years ago Kayanase, which has “Restoring Mother Earth” as its guiding principle, took native plants from the Parkway site, nurtured them in their greenhouse and transplanted them to a turtle-shaped garden designed especially for the site.

The perfect symbol

Turtle iconThe shape of a turtle symbolizes Mother Earth which is integral to Indigenous Peoples and represents the creation story which tells of the legend of how the world came to be.

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