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The Public Hearing for the application to amend Part H, Item 31 of Diavik's Water Licence W2015L2-0001 will be on February 12, 2016 from 8:30 am - 5:00pm at the Tree of Peace in Yellowknife.

Please see the WLWB Online Registry under Water Licence File Number W2015L2-0001 or call 867-765-4592 for more details.

The Wek'eezhii Land and Water Board would like to welcome Ms. Anneli Jokela to the team! Anneli has a PhD in Ecology and has previously worked with ERM-Rescan as an aquatic biologist here in Yellowknife. She will certainly be a great asset to our team and we look forward to her jumping into the deep end with our busy schedule for the year ahead.


The Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board would like to thank Tracella Romie for all her hard work at the office. Tracella helped us out for 7 weeks through SideDoor’s Youth Employment Pilot Project (YEPP). Masi, and best of luck in your future endeavours! 

The Wek’èezhı̀i Land and Water Board offices will be closed on Tuesday August 4th, 2015 for Tłı̨chǫ Day. 

The Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board is excited to welcome Ms. Meghan Schnurr to our regulatory team! Meghan moved up from Guelph, Ontario and previously worked with Hutchinson Environmental Services. She will be an excellent addition to the team. 

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.