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.
The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley are pleased to announce that our Engagement Guidelines for Applicants and Holders of Water Licences and Land Use Permits have been updated to improve clarity for applicants and other parties with respect to requirements for pre-application engagement. Please view the document here which can also be found under the ‘Resources’ tab along with the Boards’ other policies and guidelines.
The Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board would like to acknowledge and congratulate Mason Mantla, one of our own Board members, in producing an inspiring short film on last year’s Gamètì fish camp! The fish camp brings together elders, youth, and scientists in sharing scientific and traditional knowledge to help monitor the health of fish and fish habitat near Tłı̨chǫ communities. Check it out in the link below!
September 3, 2014 Update! Hon. J. Michael Miltenberger, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, with Board and staff at the office to present the Excellence in Water Stewardship Award for the NWT.
In response to the Federal Government’s Action Plan on the Northern Regulatory System, the Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley have prepared a position paper on this important issue.
These guidelines were prepared by WLWB staff and our technical consultants from Ecometrix Inc. and Hutchinson Environmental Sciences Ltd. We are requesting comments from all parties on these very important DRAFT guidelines by December 6th, 2010. WLWB staff are available to meet with parties to discuss or clarify the guideline contents prior to the comment due date. Please call Kathy Racher to arrange an appointment at 669-9591.