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Regulatory Manager Position: MVLWB

Career Opportunity - Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board

Job Title: Regulatory Manager 

Location: Yellowknife, NT 

Term/Remuneration: Full-time, permanent position (term position may be considered) 

Application Deadline: September 29, 2017

Employment Opportunity: Regulatory Specialist, WLWB

The Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board is seeking an energetic and highly organized individual to conduct reviews and assessments of major applications for land and water use in the Wek’èezhìi Region. This challenging opportunity includes a competitive compensation and benefits package. Interested candidates are invited to apply in confidence by September 15, 2017.

Please refer to the job posting attached for further details.

Resource Co-Management Workshop Reports

SERVER BACK ONLINE: Public Registry

The Land and Water Board’s Online Registry is back online. We thank you for your patience while we resolve this issue. Please continue to send feedback on our updated registry to Ryan Fequet

Updated: 05/05/2017


 

MVLWB Water Licences: Municipal Compliance and Cooperation

The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley 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.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Engineering and Scientific Support Services

The Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (MVLWB), Sahtu Land and Water Board (SLWB), Gwich’in Land and Water Board (GLWB), and Wek’eezhii Land and Water Board (WLWB) are requesting a statement of qualifications from contractors to supply engineering and scientific support services on an as-and-when needed basis.

Updated Online Registry

The Land and Water Boards have launched our updated Online Registry. We are making every effort to avoid interruption in our service, and do recognize there are issues to address. Please send any feedback to Ryan Fequet. We appreciate your patience during the transition.

Issued: 30/01/2017


 

Resource Co-Management Workshop

Registration for the Hay River Resource Co-Management Workshop (January 25-26, 2017) is now closed. Thank you for participation. 

Please note that once the maximum number of participants has been reached, names will be added to a waiting list. Registration closes Friday, January 13, 2017.

Municipal Water Licence Compliance: Letter to the Ministers

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. 

Pan-Territorial Assessment and Regulatory Boards Forum

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.

Welcome to New Staff, and a Fond Farewell

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. 

Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays!

 

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!

NWT Supreme Court's Injunction Decision

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.

News Release - December 22, 2014

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.

News Release – November 14, 2013

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.

Welcome to New Staff

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.

Land and Water Boards Release New Valley-Wide Policies and Guidelines

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: