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Coming up February 11-13, 2020, the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board will be hosting a Technical Session at the Hay River Recreation Centre for the town's Type A municipal licence renewal (MV2019L3-0010). This technical session is meant to provide a forum where parties can discuss their concerns about the Town of Hay River’s Water Licence renewal application directly with the proponent and its consultants. Please note that the technical session is not a public hearing; Board members and their legal counsel will not be participating.

The Wek'èezhìı Land and Water Board is currently seeking a Regulatory Specialist for our Yellowknife office. For further details, please see the attached job posting that closes Sunday, January 19, 2020. 

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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