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The Wek'eezhii Land and Water Board would like to thank everyone who participated in the Public Hearing for the renewal of Diavik Diamond Mines (2012) Inc.'s Type A Water Licence at the Culture Centre in Behchoko, NT.

Materials related to this proceeding can be reviewed at the WLWB's Yellowknife office (#1-4905 48th St.) or on the WLWB's Online Registry under W2015L2-0001. For further information, please contact the WLWB at (867) 765-4592.

The Wek’eezhii Land and Water Board would like to thank Brett Wheler for all his hard work and leadership during the last five years. In his time with the Board, Brett served as a Regulatory Specialist and then stepped into the Acting Executive Director role, providing guidance and exemplifying what co-management is all about. We wish Brett all the best in his new position at the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board! 

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 WLWB is currently working with the SLWB to develop maps within the Wek’èezhìi Management Area for public interest. Check it out here!

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 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!

Board and Staff with Hon. J. Miltenberger

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.

The Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board is excited to welcome Ms. Elissa Berrill to our regulatory team! Elissa studied environmental management in Sweden and recently worked in Vancouver for a Forester and Natural Resource Consultant. She was nominated as the "Most Engaged International Student" and looks forward learning more about the unique and inspiring regulatory dynamics of the north.


The Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board wishes to extend their most sincere thanks to Mark Cliffe-Phillips for his many years of hard work and service. Mark has been with the WLWB since 2007, serving as Executive Director since 2010. Best wishes to Mark as he takes on his new role as Executive Director at the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board. The WLWB looks forward to collaborating with Mark in the future!

Congratulations to the Tlicho Goverment for the completion of their land use plan!