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Engagement and consultation are central to the permitting, licensing, and environmental impact assessment processes in the Mackenzie Valley. Under the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (MVRMA), the Boards must:

The MVRMA Workshop Report for the February 2019 practitioner's workshop that took place in Inuvik this year has now been released. You can find it on the Mackenzie Valley Impact Review Board's website

The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley (the Boards) are inviting comments and recommendations on a draft Guide to the Water Licensing Process, and a draft update to the Guide to the Land Use Permitting Process (the Guides). Reviewers are invited to submit comments and recommendations on the draft Guides using the Online Review System by September 12, 2019. 

The Wek'èezhìı Renewable Resources Board (WRRB) has released their July 2019 Newsletter! Check out what the WRRB was up to this spring, as well as some of the WLWB-related events from the last three months. Don't forget to click subscribe at the bottom of the newsletter so you don't miss future issues! 

This technical session is meant to provide a forum where parties can discuss their concerns regarding the applications directly with the proponent and its consultants. It is the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board’s (the Board) hope that such a discussion, as facilitated by Board staff, will increase each parties’ understanding of the issues as well as the perspectives of others. In our experience, technical sessions can be useful in reducing the number of outstanding issues between parties.

Bill C-88 received Royal Assent on June 21, 2019. Titled An Act to amend the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. Bill C-88 removed historic (2014) amendments related to amalgamation of the regional land and water boards and reinstituted other 2014 amendments, including a ten-day pause period after preliminary screening decisions.

The WLWB is currently seeking a Regulatory Specialist for our Yellowknife office. For further details, please see the attached job posting that closes at midnight on July 7, 2019.

The Hamlet of Fort Providence, in collaboration with the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (MVLWB), Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) - Environment and Natural Resources (ENR), and GNWT - Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), is hosting a community solid waste management Open House on June 13, 2019 from 7-8:30 pm at the community hall. Staff from each organization will talk briefly about solid waste management in Fort Providence and their involvement, and will be available to answer questions. Refreshments and door prizes included!

A technical session for Canadian Zinc Corporation will be held June 5-7, 2019 in the Genesis Room, upstairs in the Nunasi Building, in Yellowknife. The session will run from 9 am to 5 pm each day.

The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley (the Boards) are inviting comments and recommendations on draft Standard Water Licence Conditions (Standard Conditions), including draft Schedules for some sections of the Standard Conditions.