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MVLWB staff will be joining the Dehcho Water Resource Officer to assist with Surveillance Network Program (SNP) sampling and to meet with community staff in three Dehcho communities with water licenses. The SNP is the part of a water licence that speaks to water quality monitoring. Having a water license helps make sure the community’s water is clean and safe for drinking, that community facilities are working effectively, and helps monitor and minimize the deposit of waste and potential impacts to the environment from the sewage facilities and landfill. Our team will be visiting the commun

The Community Outreach Coordinator, Tanya Lantz, and Regulatory Specialists Erica Janes and Aswathy Varghese will be joining the Local Government Administrators of the NWT at their Annual General Meeting and Tradeshow from September 24 -26, 2019. The theme this year is “Connect with the people that make or influence major decisions at a municipal government level in the Northwest Territories”.  For more information please click the link below.

Coming up September 19, 2019, from 9am to 5pm, the MVLWB will be hosting an Effluent Quality Criteria Workshop for Snap Lake. The workshop will be held at the Nunasi Building in the Genesis Room 201. This workshop is intended for Parties actively involved in the Renewal and Amendment process who are already well versed in the various submissions made throughout the regulatory process to date by De Beers.

The purpose is to:

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. 

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.

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