The provincial government of Quebec in Canada has approved the development of a private 40MW dam project on the Magpie river in the province's North Shore.

The dam will be built and operated by a private company called Hydromga. The project is expected to cost US$51M and will be operational by October 2006.

Quebec’s office of public hearings on the environment approved the project last year on the condition that the municipality and local Innu community be brought on board as partners. Both groups have eagerly signed on to the project.