Ekati Celebrates 20 Years in Operation

On Thursday, August 9, 2018, IEMA Chair Jaida Ohokannoak and Director Emery Paquin joined the 20th anniversary celebrations for Ekati diamond mine. Held by Dominion Diamond, celebrations included a trip to the mine site for a ceremony and the unveiling of a plaque commemorating 20 years in operation, as well as a dinner held at …

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Sale of Ekati Diamond Mine

In November, the purchase of Ekati Diamond Mine by Washington Companies was finalized. A transition team worked with Government of the Northwest Territories, Government of Canada and Aboriginal leadership to get all of the approvals in place.   DDEC will continue to operate as a standalone, private company, under the Washington Companies.  Patrick Evans is the new …

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Final approval of the Jay Project Water Licence

The GNWT Minister of Environment and Natural Resources granted the amendment to Ekati Diamond Mine’s Type A Water Licence as recommended by the Wek’èezhıı Land and Water Board.  This amendment allows for Dominion Diamond Ekati Corporation to operate the Jay Project.  The Jay Project was already approved for construction in 2016.

The Agency has a new Executive Director!

The Agency would like to welcome Marc Casas as the Agency’s new Executive Director!  Marc comes to us from the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board.  The Agency is looking forward to achieving its goals under his direction. After many years of service, Kevin O’Reilly has been elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembley. …

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