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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.

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.

 Alex Nitsiza

The Board and staff of the WLWB would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest Board Member, Alex Nitsiza. 

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.

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. 

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