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Coming up January 20-24, 2020 the MVLWB will be holding a Public Hearing on Giant Mine Remediation Project Post-Environmental Assessment Information Package (MV2007L8-0031) and Land Use Permit (MV2019X0007) application. It will be held at the Chateau Nova, in the Caribou Room, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. This event is open to the public, however public input will be limited to a brief portion of the agenda, the majority of the agenda is for registered interveners.

Coming up November 26 and 27, 2019 the MVLWB will be holding a Public Hearing on DeBeers Snap Lake Water Licence Renewal (MV2019L2-0004) and Land Use Permit Amendment (MV2017D0032) applications. It will be held at the Explorer Hotel, in the Katimavik B Ballroom, from 8:30am to 5pm. This event is open to the public, however public input will be limited to a brief portion of the agenda, the majority of the agenda is for registered intervenors. This Licence will see the Snap Lake mine move into active closure and includes consideration of the Final Closure and Reclamation Plan. 

For several years the Land and Water Boards have been involved with guest lecturing at Aurora College in Fort Smith as part of the Environment and Natural Resources Technology Program. On Wednesday October 30, 2019 representatives from both the Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley, and the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board, will be co-leading this year’s guest lecture and running a mock-simulation of the regulatory process from application to Environmental Assessment to permitting and licensing for registered students of the college.

Coming up October 22-23, 2019, the 10th Annual NWT Water Stewardship Strategy Implementation Workshop will take place at the Chief Drygeese Centre in Dettah, NT.

The workshop will bring water partners together to share recent implementation work and discuss how to continue to work together. This years theme is Northern waters in a changing climate, and MVLWB staff will be in attendance. For further details on this event, see the attached document. 

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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.

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