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.
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:
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The Tłı̨chǫ Government is currently hiring a Wildlife/Fisheries Biologist for a 2 year term, located in Behchokǫ̀. For further details, please click the hyperlinked job posting. Closing date is April 5, 2019 at 5 pm MT.
The Wekʼèezhìı Renewable Resources Board (WRRB) is presently seeking a Wildlife Management Biologist to join their team for a 13-month term (May 6, 2019 to May 29, 2020). If you are interested in applying for this position, please see the hyperlinked job description for details. The deadline for applications is March 22, 2019, by 11:59 pm MT.
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.
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.
The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley have released revised Rules of Procedure. Please see the attached News Release for additional information about the changes to the Rules. Thank you to all contributors for their valuable input!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.