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DIAVIK TECHNICAL WORKSHOP

The WLWB is holding a Technical Workshop for Diavik Diamond Mine (DDMI)’s Type A Water Licence Amendment, December 8-10, 2021, 

The Workshop will be held in a hybrid in-person and Zoom format. Participants who are able and comfortable doing so, are encouraged to attend in person. The Workshop will be held in Yellowknife, NT, at the Quality Inn in the Copper Room. 

Notice of Ekati Technical Workshop

Coming up November 30 to December 3, 2021, the WLWB will be hosting the Ekati Closure Criteria Workshop. The Workshop will be in a hybrid in-person and Zoom format. Participants who are able and comfortable doing so, are encouraged to attend in person. The Workshop will be held at the Chateau Nova Hotel in the Caribou Room. Zoom details will be provided the week of the Workshop to those who have RSVP'd.

Notice of Public Hearing for Ekati's Point Lake Application

On November 23 to 26, 2021, the WLWB will be holding a Public Hearing for Ekati’s Point Lake Application. The hearing will be held both in-person at the Chateau Nova, in the Caribou Room, and online via Zoom. The first three days will be full days, the fourth, a half day. For those wishing to attend in person, please arrive between 8:00-8:30am on Tuesday, November 23rd to undergo COVID-19 measures. You will be required to sign in, provide proof of vaccination, and wear a mask when not sitting. Please contact Rhiana Bams if you need the Zoom link.

CITY OF YELLOWKNIFE LICENCE RENEWAL PUBLIC HEARING

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

Notice of Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Ltd's Point Lake Technical Workshop

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.

Notice of Canadian Zinc Corporation Technical Session

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.

Employment Opportunity

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.”

 

2021 MVRMA Resource Co-Management Workshop Report Released

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

2021 Youth Multimedia Contest Winners Announced

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).

MVLWB EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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.

Resource Co-Management Workshop 2021 - Materials Now Available

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.

Notice of Public Hearing Cancellation

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.

2021 MVRMA Workshop

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.

2021 Youth Multimedia Contest

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.

WATCH IT LIVE – Diavik Public Hearing Starts Today

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:

WATCH IT LIVE – Diavik Public Hearing

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:

2020 Youth NWT Water Stewardship Multimedia Contest

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:

LWB Release Communique

The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley have released a communique regarding Crown Consultation in relation to the LWBs’ Online Review System (ORS) items. Please see the attached for further details.