The Wek'èezhìı Land and Water Board (WLWB) will be hosting a week-long event for the Diavik Technical Session and Closure Workshop to focus on the Type A licence amendment application and final closure and reclamation plan. The technical session and workshop are important for the successful and effective closure of the Diavik mine.
The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley (LWBs) have released an updated Engagement and Consultation Policy, emphasizing the importance of early and meaningful engagement for well-planned projects and efficient regulatory processes. The newest version of the policy document, which has been several years in the making, is critical in helping the LWBs carry out permitting, licensing, and preliminary screening in the Mackenzie Valley.
The Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board is pleased to announce that Dr. Kathleen Racher has accepted an offer to become the next Executive Director (ED) of the organization. She will replace Dr. Shelagh Montgomery when she leaves the Board at the end of March 2023.
The final Virtual MVRMA Workshop Series of 2022 will take place during the mornings of Dec. 15 and 16.
The fourth workshop will focus on how decision-making within the co-management system is adapting to climate change.
Please email Kate Mansfield at email@example.com for any further questions or comments.
Tłı̨chǫ artists will be on hand this weekend to help you celebrate the Christmas season.
The Tree of Peace Friendship Centre in Yellowknife will be hosting a special holiday sale and showcase on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Traditionally made arts and crafts made by respected Tłı̨chǫ artists from all four communities will be available for gift-giving and enjoyment this season.
Protecting the way of life of Indigenous people under Section 35 of the Constitution Act and established Treaties is a critical part of the decision-making process when considering who can use an area in the Mackenzie Valley.
The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley (LWBs) will be closed on Friday, November 11 in honour of Remembrance Day.
Staff and Board members acknowledge the sacrifice that Canada's Veterans have made so that we can live in peace and freedom.
Regular office hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 14 at 8:30 a.m.
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The Tłı̨chǫ Government is currently hiring a Conservation Areas, Project Coordinator located in Behchokǫ̀, Northwest Territories. Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume for the full-time, two-year term position up to Nov. 8, 2022.
All applications must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Conservation Areas, Project Coordinator involves overseeing the Tłı̨chǫ Government’s conservation initiatives including protected area planning, project management, research and community engagement.
The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley will be closed on Friday, Sept. 30 in recognition of the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Our office will reopen on Monday, Oct. 3.
We recognize the day’s importance in raising awareness of the truth and history of residential schools in Canada.
The Wek'èezhìı Renewable Resources Board is now putting together its annual 2023 calendar.
We are now accepting photos for the 'Our Favourite Wek'eezhii Waterways' calendar which will feature lakes, rivers, and streams - throughout all four season the year.
We are hoping to capture landscape images of special bodies of water which mean the most to you and your family and culture.
The deadlines for submission is Sept. 15, 2022.
The next virtual Resource Co-management Workshop will focus on Engagement and Consultation and will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 28 and Thursday, Sept. 29.
You are invited to register for the event through our webform found here.
This workshop will be the third of four scheduled in 2022 and it will be hosted by the Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley, the Mackenzie Valley Review Board, the Government of the Northwest Territories, and the Government of Canada.
The Environmental Monitoring Advisory Board (EMAB) for the Diavik mine is recruiting an Environmental Specialist.
Details about the position and how to apply can be found on the EMAB website here.
Closing date for applications is July 29, 2022.
The Wek' èezhìi Land and Water Board (WLWB) invites residents to join us for a community dinner in Whatì on Monday, June 27 at 5 p.m.
The event will be held at the culture centre.
Come and meet your WLWB board and staff members and find out what we do.
Ask questions and provide any feedback you may have!
The Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (MVLWB) will be hosting its second virtual workshop of 2022 in an effort to help residents become more familiar with the co-management system.
Please see the scheduled events here.
The WLWB will be holding a public hearing for Nighthawk's Water Licence Amendment Applications and Land Use Permit Applications today and tomorrow (April 12 &13, 2022), from 9 to 4pm daily, at the Explorer Hotel, as well as via Zoom. You can view the hearing live below, or on Cabin Radio's Facebook page.
The MVRMA Workshop Planning Committee is pleased to host a series of four virtual workshops in 2022 related to the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act. The topics of the workshops were selected based on the results of a Fall 2021 survey given to participants of the MVRMA co-management system.
The Wek'èezhìı Land and Water Board is currently hiring for a joint Communications Officer position with the Wek'èezhìı Renewable Resources Board, located in Yellowknife, NT. This job-share position is open for applications until April 3, 2022. For details about the position, and to apply, click here.
In collaboration with Trail Films, the Tłı̨chǫ Government has developed the film Kǫ̀k’etı̀: Walking with Caribou.
We are pleased to announce the release of the Strategic Plan for the Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley 2022-2026. The purpose of this 2022-2026 Strategic Plan is to outline where the Boards will focus their efforts and how they will go about their collective work over the next five years.
Are you interested in helping shape the future here in the NWT? Consider joining a resource management Board! The Government of Canada is looking for dynamic people who have an interest in this important work and are self-motivated! The Boards that you could serve on include:
Photo credit: Fran Hurcomb.
The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley (the LWBs) are inviting comments and recommendations on a draft Waste Management Policy (the Policy), which will replace the Water and Effluent Quality Management Policy that was released in 2011.
On February 22, 23, and 24 the WLWB will be holding a Public Hearing for DDMI Diavik Mine’s Type A Water Licence Amendment Application (W2015L2-0001). The hearing will be held in a hybrid in-person and virtual format. The WLWB recognizes the ongoing COVID situation and will be implementing COVID protocols to allow for in-person participation where possible. The WLWB is still determining how many participants will be able to attend in-person.
Coming up February 15 to 17, 2022, the WLWB will be holding a Technical Workshop for Nighthawk Gold Corp’s Type A Water Licence Applications (Federal and Non-Federal), as well as their Type A Land Use Permit Application (W2021L2-0005, W2021L2-0004, W2021C0009).