The MVLWB is holding a Public Hearing for the City of Yellowknife's Municipal Operations water licence renewal application (MV2021L3-0003) on September 14-16, 2021, 9am to 12pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm daily, with public sessions on September 14, from 7-8pm and September 15, from 1:30-2:30pm. The hearing will be held in Yellowknife at the Chateau Nova Hotel - Caribou Conference Centre, as well as virtually via Zoom. For those wishing to join virtually, please contact Erica Janes.
The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley (LWBs) are pleased to announce the release of the following updated LWB guidance documents:
The WLWB is holding a Technical Workshop for Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Ltd.’s proposed Point Lake project on September 7-9, 2021. The workshop is regarding Arctic’s Application to Amend Water Licence W2012L2-0001 and its Land Use Permit Applications W2021X0004 and W2021D0005. The purpose of this Technical Workshop is meant to provide a forum where Parties can discuss their concerns about the Applications directly with the Applicant and their consultants.
The MVLWB is holding a Technical Session for Canadian Zinc Corporation's Prairie Creek Mine type A water licence renewal and new land use permit applications (MV2021D0005 MV2021L2-0004), August 31– September 2, 2021. The purpose of the Technical Session is to provide a forum where parties can discuss their concerns with technical components of the application, with the applicant and its consultants. The tech session will be held in-person at the Explorer Hotel in Kat D, as well as online via Zoom.
The Celebrations for the 100 year Anniversary of the signing of Treaty 11 on August 20-22, 2021 have been postponed until further notice.
The Wek'èezhìı Renewable Resources Board (WRRB) is starting an educational series on Climate Change, beginning with an article on wildfires. To read the first installment in this important series, click here.
The Indigenous Centre for Cumulative Effects (ICCE) is calling for proposals from Indigenous communities who are engaged in cumulative effects assessment, management or monitoring projects regarding environmental, cultural, social, or health impact on their land, water or air now and in the future.
On June 15 - 17, 2021, the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board will be holding a Public Hearing for the Pine Point Mining Limited (PPML) - Land Use Permit and Water Licence Applications of the Confirmation and Exploration Program (MV2020L8-0012 MV2020C0017
The Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board is seeking an energetic and highly organized individual for the the position of Regulatory Specialist. The job is located in our Yellowknife office. For further details, please click here for the job posting that closes Monday, June 21, 2021.”
The Tłı̨chǫ Government is currently hiring a Regulatory Specialist to work out of their Behchokǫ̀ office. This position is currently available to NWT residents only. Posting is open until 5pm, May 26, 2021. For further details, see the posting below.
On March 9-11, 2021, the Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley, the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board, the Government of Northwest Territories, and the Government of Canada hosted the annual Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (MVRMA) Resource Co-management Workshop. This year's workshop was predominantly online with a variety of interactive activities, presentations, and panel discussions. To read the summary report, click here.
The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley are pleased to announce the winners from the 2021 Youth Online Multimedia Contest! The Youth Online Multimedia Contest is a celebration of the water, land and our connection to the environment. There were three categories to showcase their relationship to water and land in all its forms, through video, photography and artwork. Prizes have been awarded to the top submissions and runners-up in each category. For your viewing pleasure please click on the link ( or see below).
Photo credit: Fran Hurcomb.
The Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board is seeking two energetic and highly organized individuals for two different positions - a Regulatory Technician and a Regulatory Specialist. The jobs are located in our Yellowknife office. For further details, please click here for the job posting that closes Sunday, April 11, 2021.
The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley (the Boards), the Mackenzie Valley Review Board, the Government of the Northwest Territories, and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada are excited to host the Resource Co-management Workshop 2021 online from March 9 - 11, 2021. This year’s workshop theme is Well-being and the MVRMA: Making good resource co-management decisions in the Mackenzie Valley.
The Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board (WLWB) did not receive any Interventions for Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Ltd.’s (ACDC) Renewal Application. In addition, no requests to appear and make representations at the hearing were received. On February 19, 2021, the WLWB received ACDC’s consent to dispose of the matter without a public hearing.
Beginning January 26, 2021, the WLWB will be holding a Technical Session for the Rayrock - Type A Water Licence and Type A Land Use Permit Applications (W2020L8-0003 and W2020X-0005). This session will be held virtually via Zoom Video Conference, as well as at Tree of Peace in Yellowknife. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, only invited guests may attend in person. Those invited guests must bring their own laptop, headset, and mask to the session.
The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley (the Boards), the Mackenzie Valley Review Board, the Government of the Northwest Territories, and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada are excited to host the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (MVRMA) Workshop 2021 online from March 9 - 11, 2021. This year’s workshop theme is Well-being and the MVRMA: Making good resource co-management decisions in the Mackenzie Valley.
The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley are pleased to launch the 2021 Youth Multimedia Contest! Contest details are below. Please encourage our Youth to participate, and include the hashtag #landandwater when using social media to promote the contest. To access the entry form, click here.
The Public Hearing for Diavik Diamond Mines (2012) Inc.’s Type A Water Licence Amendment Application to deposit Processed Kimberlite to Mine Workings, is starting today and will run until December 18, 2020. This hearing is virtual, and members of the public can participate by:
On December 16, 17, and 18, 2020, the Wek'èezhìı Land and Water Board will be holding a public hearing for Diavik Diamond Mines (2012) Inc.’s Type A Water Licence Amendment Application to deposit Processed Kimberlite to Mine Workings. Members of the Public can participate in the hearing by:
The Government of the Northwest Territories’ Department of Environment and Natural Resources 2020 Youth NWT Water Stewardship Multimedia Contest deadline is fast approaching!
NWT youth aged 25 and under are invited to enter submissions in one of the following categories that capture their connection to water: