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Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Ltd. - W2020L2-0004

​Diamond mining and milling at the Ekati Mine. Water Use and Waste Disposal.

Subject to the terms and conditions of this Licence, the Licensee may divert water from Upper Panda Lake to Kodiak Lake, and use water and dispose of Waste for the purpose of mining the Panda, Koala, Koala North, Misery, Fox, and Jay kimberlite pipes, for operating the processing facilities and related infrastructure, and carrying out Reclamation associated with diamond mining within the Koala, Misery, King-Cujo, Desperation-Carrie, and Lac du Sauvage Watersheds of the Lac de Gras basin, Northwest Territories.This Licence entitles the Licensee to use water, Dewater Sable, Pigeon, and Beartooth Lakes for the purpose of mining, to Drawdown Two Rock Lake, divert Pigeon Stream around the Pigeon pit, pipe water from Bearclaw Lake outflow around Beartooth pit, and deposit Processed Kimberlite into a Processed Kimberlite Containment Area for the purpose of creating a pit lake. The Licensee may also dispose of Waste for industrial undertakings in diamond mining and processing, production, Reclamation and associated uses in the Koala, Pigeon, and Sable watersheds, Northwest Territories as shown on Figure 6, 8, & 10 of the Class A Water Licence and Land Use Permits supporting documents, submitted August 21, 2001.This Licence entitles the Licensee to Dewater Lynx Lake, use water, dispose of Waste, and divert runoff around the Lynx pit, for the purposes of mining the Lynx kimberlite pipe and carrying out Reclamation of the Lynx Development.This Licence also entitles the Licensee to Dewater a portion of Lac du Sauvage, use water, dispose of Waste, and divert streams B0 and Ac35 around the perimeter of the Dewatered area, for the purposes of mining the Jay kimberlite pipe and carrying out Reclamation of the Jay Development, as shown in Map 3.1-3 of the Updated Project Description submitted June 7, 2016.This Licence also entitles the Licensee to use water, dispose of Waste, and divert Groundwater inflows for the purposes of underground mining of the Misery kimberlite pipe and carrying out Reclamation of the Misery Underground Development, as described in the Application submitted August 15, 2017 and the additional information submitted during the regulatory process.The activities listed above are to be conducted as described in the Environmental Impact Assessments.


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1. Permit - Licence - Other Issuances
All Issuances
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
Ekati - 60 Day Renewal - Water Licence - Minister Approval - Oct 13_23.pdf (457.5 KB)
Ekati - Licence - Issuance Letter and Licence - 60-Day Renewal - Oct 16_23.pdf (1.03 MB)
Ekati - 60 Day Renewal - Water Licence - Recommendation to Minister and Reasons for Decision - Oct 13_23.pdf (1.16 MB)
Ekati - Water Licence - May 18_23.pdf (846.11 KB)
Ekati - Water Licence - Jun 27_22.pdf (840.45 KB)
Ekati - Security Phasing Request - Board Decision Letter - Jun 27_22.pdf (107.9 KB)
Ekati - Amendment - Point Lake - Minister Approval - May 12_22.pdf (321.53 KB)
Ekati - Amendment - Point Lake - Issuance Letter and Water Licence - May 13_22.pdf (986.81 KB)
Ekati - Point Lake Project - RFD and Recommendation to Minister - Apr 08_22.pdf (2.87 MB)
Ekati - Water Licence - Sep 30_21.pdf (993.04 KB)
Ekati - Water Licence - Aug 24_21.pdf (946.24 KB)
Ekati - Water Licence - Schedule 2 Update - Decision Letter -Aug 24_21.pdf (119.42 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Minister Approval - Jun 3_21.pdf (755.82 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Water Licence - Jun 3_21.pdf (1.03 MB)
Ekati - Renewal - Reasons for Decision - May 7_21.pdf (307.07 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Recommendation for Approval - May 7_21.pdf (2.22 MB)
Security and Water Use Fees
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
Ekati - CRP Version 3.1 - Response to IR - Winter Road Access - Nov 10_23.pdf (316.6 KB)
Ekati - CRP Version 3.1 - IR to DeBeers - Winter Road Access Costs - Oct 25_23.pdf (257.5 KB)
Ekati - CRP Version 3.1 - IR to Arctic and DDMI - Winter Road Access Costs - Oct 25_23.pdf (217.56 KB)
Ekati - Security - IR to GNWT - Winter Access Costs - Updated Response - Oct 13_23.pdf (316.81 KB)
Ekati -GNWT Letter to Arctic - Re security deposit acceptance - Aug 15_23.pdf (345.04 KB)
Ekati - Security - GNWT IR Response - Winter Access Costs - Jun 16_23.pdf (196.54 KB)
Ekati - Changes to Authorizations to Reflect Security Decision - Reasons for Decision - May 18_23.pdf (259.24 KB)
Ekati - Proposed Changes to Authorizations to Reflect Security Decision - Notification to Parties - May 2_23.pdf (125.65 KB)
Ekati - Proposed Changes to Authorizations to Reflect Security Decision - Apr 20_23.pdf (988.06 KB)
Ekati - Proposed Changes to Authorizations to Reflect Security Decision - RECLAIM - Apr 20_23.zip (455.94 KB)
Ekati - GNWT Request to Adjust Security - Reasons for Decision - Mar 21_23.pdf (297.77 KB)
Ekati - Security - IR to GNWT - Winter Access Costs - Mar 21_23.pdf (237.43 KB)
Ekati - GNWT-ENR-Letter to Arctic- Security Acceptance Letter - Jan 10_23.pdf (1.25 MB)
Ekati - GNWT Request to Adjust Security - Nov 7_22.pdf (197.15 KB)
Ekati - GNWT Request to Adjust Security - RECLAIM - Nov 7_22.zip (397.86 KB)
Ekati - GNWT Request to Adjust Security - Consultant Memo - Nov 7_22.pdf (605.8 KB)
Ekati - GNWT Request to Adjust Security - Arctic Response - Dec 23_22.pdf (792.07 KB)
Ekati - GNWT Request to Adjust Security - Arctic Response - RECLAIM - Dec 23_22.zip (452.45 KB)
Ekati - Water Use Fees 2023-2024 - Renewal Application - GNWT Letter - Oct 28_22.pdf (230.06 KB)
Ekati - Water Use Fees 2022-2023 - Jul 13_22.pdf (557.15 KB)
Ekati - GNWT-ENR letter to Arctic - Re Security deposit for Point Lake - Jul 6_22.pdf (329.89 KB)
Ekati - RECLAIM Estimate - Point Lake Project Update - Jun 16_22.xlsx (474.05 KB)
Ekati - GNWT-ENR letter to Arctic - Re Security deposit for Sable - Jun 16_22.pdf (397.92 KB)
Ekati - Point Lake Security Phasing Proposal - May 18_22.pdf (329.46 KB)
Ekati - Water Use Fees 2021-2022 - Mar 31_22.pdf (106.72 KB)
Ekati - GNWT-ENR Letter to Arctic - Re Security Deposits - Sep 3_21.pdf (1.03 MB)
SNP Program
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
Ekati - SNP Program - Evapotranspiration Location - Reasons for Decision - April 27_22.pdf (207.75 KB)
Ekati - 2022 SNP QA QC Plan - Approved - Mar 3_22.pdf (1.26 MB)
Ekati - SNP Program - Notification - Arctic Letter of Intent to Move Meteo-Station - Mar 5_22.pdf (393.85 KB)
2. Initial/Renewal Application
Application and Related Docs
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
Ekati - Renewal WL Fee - W2020L2-0004 - June_18_2024.pdf (71 KB)
Ekati - 60 Day Water Licence Renewal - Application - Sep 15_23.pdf (501.52 KB)
Ekati - Water Licence Renewal - Notice of Application - Dec 21_20.pdf (222.64 KB)
Ekati - Water Licence Renewal - Application Fee - General Receipt - Nov 30_20.pdf (36.97 KB)
Ekati - Water Licence Renewal - Application - Dec 4_20.pdf (3.05 MB)
Ekati - Water Licence Renewal - Engagement Record - Dec 4_20.pdf (304.18 KB)
Consultations - Reviews - Work Plans
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
Ekati - 60 Day Renewal - TG and Arctic Letter RE 23.4.1 of Tłı̨chǫ Agreement - Sep 15_23.pdf (26.05 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Draft Water Licence - Review Summary and Attachments - Apr 6_21.pdf (382.56 KB)
Ekati - Water Licence Renewal - Review Summary and Attachments - Jan 26_21.pdf (496.14 KB)
Ekati - Water Licence Renewal - Draft Water Licence - Mar 15_21.pdf (1.7 MB)
Ekati - Renewal - Updated Work Plan - Feb 22_21.pdf (187.66 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Notice of Application for a Major Mining Project in Mǫwhì Gogha Dè Nı̨ı̨tłèè - TG - Feb 1_21.pdf (171.24 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Notice of Application for a Major Mining Project in Mǫwhì Gogha Dè Nı̨ı̨tłèè - Dominion Response-Feb 1_21.pdf (99.72 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Dominion Letter Re Notice of Application for a Major Mining Project in Mǫwhì Gogha Dè Nı̨ı̨tłèè - Jan 8_21.pdf (122.4 KB)
Ekati - Water Licence Renewal - Notice of Application for a Major Mining Project in Mǫwhì Gogha Dè Nı̨ı̨tłèè - Jan 5_21.pdf (194.32 KB)
Ekati - Water Licence Renewal - IEMA Comments on Draft Work Plan - Dec 11_20.pdf (138.81 KB)
Ekati - Water Licence Renewal - Dominion Comments on Draft Work Plan - Dec 14_20.pdf (74.15 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Work Plan - Dec 15_20.pdf (156.55 KB)
Ekati - Water Licence Renewal - Draft Work Plan - Dec 4_20.pdf (171.81 KB)
Preliminary Screening
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
Ekati - 60 Day Renewal - Preliminary Screening Notification - Oct 13_23.pdf (255.32 KB)
Public Hearing
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - Cancellation Notice - Mar 1_21.pdf (933.63 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - ACDC Letter Re Public Hearing - Feb 19_21.pdf (62.36 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - GNWT-ENR Letter Re Interventions - Feb 17_21.pdf (209.54 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Pre-hearing Conference Agenda - Jan 27_21.pdf (217.69 KB)
3. Amendment Application
Application and Related Docs
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
Ekati - Point Lake Project - GNWT-ITI IR 47 Response to TG - Sep 27_21.pdf (688.22 KB)
Consultations - Reviews - Work Plans
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
Ekati - Point Lake Project - Arctic Closing Arguments Complete Confirmation - Feb 23_22.pdf (714.35 KB)
Ekati - Point Lake Project - Closing Arguments - FRMG Extension Request - Feb 4_22.pdf (466.73 KB)
Ekati - Point Lake - MVEIRB letter to GNWT RE s. 126 Determination - Dec 17_21.pdf (288.67 KB)
Ekati - Point Lake Project - DRAFT Water Licence - Dec 14_21.pdf (938.91 KB)
Ekati - Point Lake Project - DRAFT Water Licence Annex B - SNP - Dec 14_21.pdf (574.4 KB)
Ekati - Point Lake Project - DRAFT Water Licence Annex D - Jay Conditions - Dec 14_21.pdf (333.72 KB)
Ekati - Point Lake Project - Work Plan - Version 4.0 - Dec 06_21.pdf (295.39 KB)
Ekati - Point Lake Project - TG Letter to WLWB - Update on Ongoing Negotiations Between TG and Arctic - Nov 22_21.pdf (34.83 KB)
Ekati - Point Lake - Notice of Application for a Major Mining Project - Arctic-TG Letter_Oct 28_21.pdf (158.96 KB)
Ekati - Point Lake Project - Work Plan - Version 3.0 - Sept 20_21.pdf (294.16 KB)
Ekati - Point Lake Project - Work Plan - DRAFT Revised Version 3.0 - Sept 10_21.pdf (309.1 KB)
Environmental Assessment
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
Ekati - Point Lake - Review Board s126 Reasons for Decision - Nov 1_21.pdf (485.44 KB)
Ekati - Point Lake - Jay Project Measures - CIRNAC letter - Feb 28_22.pdf (116.69 KB)
Ekati - Point Lake - Jay Project Measures - GNWT Lands - Feb 21_22.pdf (354.13 KB)
Ekati - Point Lake - Review Board 126(3) Decision - Oct 18_21.pdf (231.54 KB)
Preliminary Screening
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
Ekati - Point Lake - MVEIRB Letter to CIRNAC RE s. 126 Determination - Dec 16_21.pdf (304.81 KB)
Ekati - Point Lake - Arctic Response to MVEIRB IR - Sep 24_21.pdf (375.54 KB)
Ekati - Point Lake - GNWT Response to MVEIRB IR - Sep 24_21.pdf (269.04 KB)
Ekati - Point Lake Project - MVEIRB Information Request to Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Ltd. - Sep 6_21.pdf (278.32 KB)
Ekati - Point Lake Project - MVEIRB Information Request to GNWT - Sep 6_21.pdf (280.71 KB)
Ekati - Point Lake Project - Preliminary Screening Determination and Reasons for Decision - Aug 24_21.pdf (631.83 KB)
Public Hearing
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
Ekati - Point Lake Project - Amendment Application - Public Hearing - Expert CVs - Nov 23_21.pdf (1.83 MB)
Ekati - Point Lake Project - Amendment Application - Closing Arguments - Arctic - Feb 15_22.pdf (439.44 KB)
Ekati - Point Lake Project - Amendment Application - Closing Arguments - DKFN - Feb 7_22.pdf (433.2 KB)
Ekati - Point Lake Project - Amendment Application - Closing Arguments - FRMG – Feb 22_22.pdf (107.4 KB)
Ekati - Point Lake Project - Amendment Application - Closing Arguments - LKDFN - Feb 1_22.pdf (747.82 KB)
Ekati - Point Lake Project - Amendment Application - Closing Arguments - TG - Feb 8_22.pdf (219.87 KB)
Ekati - Point Lake Project - Amendment Application - Closing Arguments - IEMA - Feb 8_22.pdf (358.5 KB)
Ekati - Point Lake Project - Amendment Application - Closing Arguments - ECCC - Feb 8_22.pdf (263.18 KB)
Ekati - Point Lake Project - Amendment Application - Closing Arguments - GNWT-ENR - Feb 2_22.pdf (254.85 KB)