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Giant Mine Remediation Project Technical Session

The MVLWB is hosting the Giant Mine Remediation Project Technical Session September 11 to 13, 2019, from 9am to 5pm at the Explorer Hotel, Katimavik Room A. The purpose is to provide a forum where parties can discuss concerns about the proposed Giant Mine Remediation Project directly with the proponent. Such a discussion, as facilitated by Board staff, will hopefully increase each parties’ understanding of the issues as well as of the perspectives of others in preparation for the Public Hearing, currently scheduled for January 2020.

Closure Criteria Workshop for Giant Mine

Coming up September 9 and 10, 2019, from 9am to 5pm, the MVLWB will be hosting a Closure Criteria Workshop for Giant Mine. The workshop will be held at the Explorer Hotel in Katimavik A. This workshop is intended for Parties actively involved in the remediation process who are already well versed in the proposed criteria, and Board closure guidelines.

The purpose is to:

Employment Opportunity

The MVLWB is currently seeking two Regulatory Specialists for our Yellowknife office. For further details, please see the attached job posting that closes at midnight on September 15, 2019. 

MVRMA Workshop Report Now Available

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

Invitation for Comments and Recommendations

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. 

WRRB July 2019 Newsletter

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! 

DeBeers Snap Lake Technical Session

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.

The Ten-Day Pause Period for Preliminary Screenings

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.

Employment Opportunity

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.

Fort Providence Community Waste Open House

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!

Employment Opportunity: Regulatory Specialist

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 May 19, 2019.

Upcoming Board Meeting & Community Dinner

The WLWB will hold its next Board meeting in Wekweètì at the Tłı̨chǫ government Chamber Room May 9, from 9 am to 5 pm. Following the meeting there will be a Community Supper hosted by the WLWB and the Wekʼèezhìı Renewable Resources Board from 5:00 - 6:30 pm at the Youth Centre. Both are open to the public. 

Wekʼèezhìı Renewable Resources Board Holds Public Hearing

April 9-11, 2019 the Wekʼèezhìı Renewable Resources Board (WRRB), will be holding a Public Hearing in Behchokǫ̀ to discuss the “Joint Proposal on Management Actions for the Bluenose-East Ekwǫ̀ (Barren-ground caribou) Herd 2019-2021” which outlines proposed management actions for the Sahtì Ekwǫ̀ (Bluenose-East caribou) herd in Wek’èezhìı.

Career Fair at Chief Jimmy Bruneau School

Coming up April 3, 2019, the Outreach Coordinator for the MVLWB, and the Communications Officer for the WLWB & WRRB will be attending the Career Fair happening at Chief Jimmy Bruneau school in Behchokǫ̀, to chat with grade 11 and 12 students about working in resource management. The event runs from 10 am to 3 pm, and is open to the public. 

Release of Guidelines for Aquatic Effects Monitoring Programs

The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley (the Boards) and the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) are pleased to announce the release of the Guidelines for Aquatic Effects Monitoring Programs (the AEMP Guidelines). Please see the News Release and attached documents below for further details. 

NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS FOR GNWT-INF’s TYPE B WATER LICENCE

The Wek'èezhìı ​​​​​​Land and Water Board (WLWB) has received a Type B Water Licence Application (W2016L8-0001) from the Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Infrastructure, for the development of the Tłı̨chǫ All-Season Road to Whatì.   

Reviewer comments and Notice of Application for Water Compensation are due February 21, 2019.

MVRMA Workshop Registration

This is the poster with the registration link for the MVRMA workshop to take place February 26-28, 2019 in Inuvik, NT.

Click here for direct link to the Registration Page. 



Updated Websites and Integrated Public Registry are Here!

The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley have launched updated websites with an integrated public registry. These changes are a result of feedback that the Land and Water Boards received from parties, so thank you for your continued feedback. We value your input and encourage you to send any comments, suggestions, and concerns to webmaster@mvlwb.com.