The Boards are responsible for issuing water licences to community governments as required by the Waters Act. However, the responsibility of ensuring and monitoring compliance is shared with the various departments of the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT). In May 2016, the Boards requested collaboration with the GNWT to improve water licence (WL) compliancy and the effectiveness of the current licencing process.
The Forum was established to enable representatives from the regulatory and environmental assessment boards based in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon to share best practices, explore common challenges, and discuss potential solutions.
The Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board is pleased to welcome three new staff members to the team:
Kierney Leach has joined our team as a Regulatory Officer. Kierney has experience in the consulting field and brings with her an Honours Bachelor of Science degree and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering.
Erica Janes has joined our team as a Regulatory Officer. She brings a wealth of experience in environmental consulting and public education fields, and holds a degree in Biology and Environmental Studies.
The Land and Water Boards of Mackenzie Valley have developed the attached Draft Guideline for Geographic Information System (GIS) Submission Standard for public comment. The draft Guideline describes the Boards’ expectations for GIS associated submissions including project location description, maps, GIS data, and metadata.
The office holiday hours are as follows:
December 24th - 8:30am to 12:00pm
December 25th - Closed
December 28th - Closed
January 1st - Closed
Have a great holiday, and Happy New Year!
The Land and Water Boards have received the NWT Supreme Court’s injunction decision, halting the implementation of a restructured land and water Board in the Mackenzie Valley. The LWB’s will continue to operate in accordance with the existing legislation. Staff remain in place in all existing Board locations, and clients will see no interruption to proceedings as a result of the ruling.
YELLOWKNIFE (December 22, 2014) - Minister David Ramsay, Government of the Northwest Territories Regulator of Oil and Gas Operations, and Willard Hagen, Chair of the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on December 19.
The December Newsletter of the Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley is now available. This edition's content:
- MVLWB Issues Licence for Prairie Creek Mine
- New Valley-Wide Policies and Guidelines
- SLWB Issues Water Licence to ConocoPhillips for Horizontal Fracturing
- Licence, Permit, Plan, and Report Approvals
The Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (MVLWB or the Board) is pleased to announce the reappointment of Mr. Willard Hagen as Chair of the Board.
The Board congratulates Mr. Hagen on his reappointment.
The Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board is pleased to announce the appointment of two new staff. Joining us from a career in consulting, Heather Scott now works as a Technical Advisor to the Board. Heather's experience, especially in wastewater management and municipal operations are a great asset to the Board. Angela Love joined the Board from the Sahtu Land and Water Board as a Regulatory Officer, and her skills and experiences adds to the Board's growing expertise in oil and gas project regulation.
The Mackenzie Valley, Gwich’in, Sahtu, and Wek’eezhii Land and Water Boards are pleased to announce the release of several important new policy and guideline documents. These documents were developed by the Standard Procedures and Consistency Working Groups and approved by the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board for application throughout the Mackenzie Valley. The new policies and guidelines will become effective June 1, 2013.
The documents include:
March 11, 2013
Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board Congratulates
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The February Newsletter of the Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley is now available. This edition's content:
- MVLWB and National Energy Board Sign Memorandum of Understanding
- Sahtu Winter Oil and Gas Activities
- Canadian Zinc Prairie Creek Mine Public Hearing
- Tlicho Community-Based Fish and Water Monitoring Program
The Land and Water Boards have upgraded their public registries with a new operating platform. The appearance of the registries will be slightly different and subject to change as the sites are fine-tuned, but the content has not changed. Please update your links to our online registries, and if you have any questions or concerns about its usability, feel free to contact MVLWB Information Technology Specialist Rhonda Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley have completed, and are pleased to present, a comprehensive draft policy framework related to community engagement and Board consultation under the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (MVRMA).
The MVLWB has re-issued its Clarification of Spill Reporting Expectations notice to correct an error in the first bullet of the previous notice.
The Board regrets any inconvenience this error may have caused.
This edition of the MVLWB Newsletter features updates and articles about recent Land and Water Board activities, plus details of land use permits and water licences issued by the Land and and Water Boards.
The Audit examines the state of the NWT’s environment, cumulative impact monitoring, and the regulatory regime. Read the details of the MVLWB perspectives on the 2010 NWT Environmental Audit. Featuring quotes from two MVLWB Chairs, this news release outlines the Board’s points of view on the second NWT Environmental Audit. The audit is carried out every five years under Part 6 of the MVRMA.