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Dominion Diamond Ekati Corporation submitted an Application to amend their Type A Water Licence (W2012L2-0001) to increase the annual water use limits for Two Rock and Sable Lake to support the Sable pit development at Ekati Diamond Mine. In accordance with paragraph 41(2)(a) of the Waters Act, the Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board (WLWB) scheduled a Public Hearing for March 2, 2017.

Updated: 22/02/2017

The Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (MVLWB), Sahtu Land and Water Board (SLWB), Gwich’in Land and Water Board (GLWB), and Wek’eezhii Land and Water Board (WLWB) are requesting a statement of qualifications from contractors to supply engineering and scientific support services on an as-and-when needed basis.

Please note the following responses to inquiries:

Q: Is the 20-page limit inclusive of proposed team member resumes and company rep projects, or can these be included in an Appendix?

A: The main body of the Statement of Qualifications is not to exceed 20 pages and the entire submission, including appendices, is not to exceed 90 pages. CVs of each proposed resource will not exceed 2 pages. Responses should include the following:

  • A company profile, including a summary of technical services that your organization specializes in and a description of experience relating to northern development, projects, and issues;
  • A list of all northern projects the company has worked on in an effort to identify possible conflicts of interest;
  • Qualifications and experience of individuals who will be providing specialized engineering and scientific support services;
  • Hourly and daily rates for each individual; and
  • Each proposal must identify a point of contact.

Q: For the list of all northern projects that the company has worked on to identify possible conflict of interest;

a) How far back do you require us to list projects for? 
b) Do you require the list to include projects from all three Territories, or are you looking for projects completed within the Northwest Territories?

A: Please include any major projects in the Northwest Territories over the last 10 years.

Q: Do you expect to see a CV for each person (at all levels – Senior, Intermediate, Junior), or CVs for key staff and a summary table with all potential staff outlining qualifications?

A: Please only include resumes for key staff. A summary table for other staff is sufficient.

See the Official Request for Proposals for details.  

 Updated: 28/02/2017


 

The Land and Water Boards have launched our updated Online Registry. We are making every effort to avoid interruption in our service, and do recognize there are issues to address. Please send any feedback to Ryan Fequet. We appreciate your patience during the transition.

Issued: 30/01/2017


 

Registration for the Norman Wells Resource Co-Management Workshop (February 7-8, 2017) is now open!

WHEN: Tuesday, February 7th – Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 (8am – 4:30)

WHERE: Norman Wells

REGISTRATION: http://www.lands.gov.nt.ca/en/content/registration-form

Registration for the Hay River Resource Co-Management Workshop (January 25-26, 2017) is now closed. Thank you for participation. 

Please note that once the maximum number of participants has been reached, names will be added to a waiting list. Registration closes Friday, January 13, 2017.

Happening Today!

You are cordially invited to join the WLWB at our annual Holiday Open House this afternoon, Friday, December 16, 2017, beginning at 3:00pm

There will be appetizers, beverages, games and prizes, and lots of Christmas cheer…so join us in ringing in the holiday!

The Technical Sessions for the Ekati Jay Project will be held on October 4 - 6, 2016 at the Behchokǫ̀ Culture Centre. The sessions will start at 1:00 pm on the 4th, and 8:30 am on the 5th and 6th. A community dinner and information session on the WLWB process will be held at 5:00 pm on October 5th.

 

The agenda is available here.

 

The Boards are responsible for issuing water licences to community governments as required by the Waters Act. However, the responsibility of ensuring and monitoring compliance is shared with the various departments of the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT). In May 2016, the Boards requested collaboration with the GNWT to improve water licence (WL) compliancy and the effectiveness of the current licencing process. 

The Forum was established to enable representatives from the regulatory and environmental assessment boards based in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon to share best practices, explore common challenges, and discuss potential solutions.

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