Sunset in Whatì. Photo Credit: Shalyn Norrish.

Sunset in Whatì. Photo Credit: Shalyn Norrish.

Whatì Board Meeting

The WRRB held its fall Board meeting in Whatì this September 10 and 11, 2019. The Board’s meetings, which were held at the Cultural Centre, were well attended both days, with elder and community member participation during appropriate periods. The Board heard from the Conservation Biologist Aimee Guile, and Wildlife Management Biologist Randi Jennings regarding their recent Tłı̨chǫ Aquatic Effects Monitoring Program (Fish Camp) experience in Behchokǫ̀ at Russell Lake. They heard presentations from Myra Robertson, Environment & Climate Change Canada, on the proposed amendments to the Migratory Game Bird Regulations, as well as the possible downgrading in status of several Species at Risk files including Peregrine Falcon, Common Nighthawk and Olive-sided Flycatcher. The Board also received an update on the Tłı̨chǫ All-Season Road project which got underway on September 2, 2019. The staff worked hard over the summer to ensure the recommendations and support of the Board were submitted to the GNWT so the project could get underway on time. The WRRB will continue to receive regular updates regarding this project and others from the GNWT. The next Board meeting will be in Yellowknife on December 9-10, 2019. Ması̀ cho to the community of Whatì for hosting us. We always enjoying coming to your beautiful community!