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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!

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 SLWB has developed a series of maps related to Oil and Gas Activity and Current Authorizations in the Sahtu Settlement Area for public interest. 

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

the Parties on Reaching a Final Devolution Agreement