mining

Should international human rights and environmental records be considered when it comes to determining who gets to dig for gold in the Yukon’s backyard? On April 25, NDP MLA Emily Tredger, seen in the bottom right corner speaking to another matter April 18 in the Yukon Legislature, honed in on Newmont Goldcorp Corporation coming to the territory for the Coffee Gold Mine Project. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon NDP demands government hold mining giant’s international track record to account

Mines minister, premier say they are looking at Newmont Goldcorp Corporation’s local mark

 

Minto Mine did not pay a significant increase in the financial security the Yukon government requires in order for it to operate. Minister John Streicker says the mine will either pay up or find a way to reduce environmental risk by September. (File Photo)

Yukon government restricts Minto Mine’s operations until cleanup security paid

Deadline missed for $32 million payment. Minister says mine will pay up or reduce risk by September.

 

Aerial view of one of the proposed Coffee mine sites 130 km south of Dawson City on Sept. 11, 2018. Nearby is where gold deposits are located. (File Photo)

Federal government approves Coffee Gold project

Comments on decision document express concerns about new road access

 

Dry stack tailings from Alexco’s Flame and Moth mill right beside Keno City. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Active mining companies provide funding for academic researchers in remediation

Research Chair for Northern mining says, remediation of abandoned mines is a nightmare

Dry stack tailings from Alexco’s Flame and Moth mill right beside Keno City. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Faro mine site showing water-filled pit, waste rock and tailings. (screen shot from Parsons Inc. website)
Faro mine site showing water-filled pit, waste rock and tailings. (screen shot from Parsons Inc. website)
Yukon Zinc’s Wolverine mine site photographed in 2009. The mine will be transferred to the Yukon government next year. (John Thompson/Yukon News file)

No prospective purchasers for Wolverine mine in southwest Yukon

Wolverine’s legacy will be lessons in environmental responsibility

Yukon Zinc’s Wolverine mine site photographed in 2009. The mine will be transferred to the Yukon government next year. (John Thompson/Yukon News file)
Aerial view of one of the proposed Coffee mine sites 130 km south of Dawson City on Sept. 11, 2018. Nearby is where gold deposits are located. (File Photo)

White River First Nation and mining company reach agreement on Coffee project

The mine is proposed for a site about 130 km south of Dawson City.

Aerial view of one of the proposed Coffee mine sites 130 km south of Dawson City on Sept. 11, 2018. Nearby is where gold deposits are located. (File Photo)
Aerial view of one of the proposed Coffee mine sites 130 km south of Dawson City on Sept. 11, 2018. Nearby is where gold deposits are located. (File Photo)

Feds send Coffee Gold Mine back to YESAB for review

The YESAB executive committee had said the project could proceed without a full panel review.

Aerial view of one of the proposed Coffee mine sites 130 km south of Dawson City on Sept. 11, 2018. Nearby is where gold deposits are located. (File Photo)
A photo showing instability in the overburden pile at Victoria Gold’s Eagle Gold Mine and a check dam put in place to contain it. (Yukon Government image)

Report flags slope instability at Victoria Gold mine

Company put mitigations such as dams in place to keep sediment out of creek

A photo showing instability in the overburden pile at Victoria Gold’s Eagle Gold Mine and a check dam put in place to contain it. (Yukon Government image)
Wayne Zigarlick, Operations Manager of Alexco Keno Hill Mining Corp., on October 20, 2021 near Keno City. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Wayne Zigarlick, Operations Manager of Alexco Keno Hill Mining Corp., on October 20, 2021 near Keno City. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Photograph of gold from Earth & Iron’s Yukon placer claims going up for auction by Ritchie Brothers on October 27, the day after the equipment sale. (screen grab)

Mayo district’s biggest placer operation liquidates through global auction

Interest in Earth & Iron’s excavotors and rock trucks comes from Belgium, Egypt and Dubai

Photograph of gold from Earth & Iron’s Yukon placer claims going up for auction by Ritchie Brothers on October 27, the day after the equipment sale. (screen grab)
The Yukon Territorial Court passed down fines for two men who plead guilty to running a placer mine without proper authorization. (File Photo)

Men fined for unauthorized mine northeast of Whitehorse

Following guilty pleas on Sept. 28, the court issued $30,000 in fines.

The Yukon Territorial Court passed down fines for two men who plead guilty to running a placer mine without proper authorization. (File Photo)
Interior of Whitehorse court room. (File Photo)

Former Minto Mine manager alleges discrimination, wrongful dismissal in lawsuit

Allegations of racism, unlawful use of intellectual property included in lawsuit.

Interior of Whitehorse court room. (File Photo)
Sonia Stange-Hepner overlooks the growing dry stack tailings pile less than half a kilometre from her home in Keno City. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Sonia Stange-Hepner overlooks the growing dry stack tailings pile less than half a kilometre from her home in Keno City. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Two towns, two different legacies

As Keno City grapples with the imminent loss of its waste transfer…

Sonia Stange-Hepner overlooks the growing dry stack tailings pile less than half a kilometre from her home in Keno City. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Sonia Stange-Hepner overlooks the growing dry stack tailings pile less than half a kilometre from her home in Keno City. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
The Casino Mine, according to documentation submitted as part of its original environmental assessment, is set to emit over 700 kilotonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year during some years of its operation. (Courtesy/Western Copper Corp)

COMMENTARY: Mining will bury us all

Lewis Rifkind Special to the News The Yukon government has released the…

  • Sep 12, 2021
The Casino Mine, according to documentation submitted as part of its original environmental assessment, is set to emit over 700 kilotonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year during some years of its operation. (Courtesy/Western Copper Corp)
The abandoned Faro mine site in October 2016. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Portion of Faro mine site to be acquired under partnership with Ross River Dena Council

Potential for silver, lead and zinc mineralization on already-disturbed Ross River lands.

The abandoned Faro mine site in October 2016. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
A report on the socio-economic effects of the Minto Mine near Pelly Crossing shows largely neutral or positive effects of its operation between 2016 and 2018. (File Photo)

Socio-economic report lauds Minto Mine’s role in economic growth

It also identfies work to be done in training more Selkirk First Nation citizens

A report on the socio-economic effects of the Minto Mine near Pelly Crossing shows largely neutral or positive effects of its operation between 2016 and 2018. (File Photo)
A decision from the federal and territorial governments on the future of the Kudz Ze Kayah mine project is expected within three months according to a July 16 letter sent to YESAB. (File photo)
A decision from the federal and territorial governments on the future of the Kudz Ze Kayah mine project is expected within three months according to a July 16 letter sent to YESAB. (File photo)

Kudz Ze Kayah mine decision expected in three months

Yukon and federal governments will decide on the mine located 115 kilometres south of Ross River.

A decision from the federal and territorial governments on the future of the Kudz Ze Kayah mine project is expected within three months according to a July 16 letter sent to YESAB. (File photo)
A decision from the federal and territorial governments on the future of the Kudz Ze Kayah mine project is expected within three months according to a July 16 letter sent to YESAB. (File photo)
YESAB is recommending against the expansion of a mining road off the North Canol Road east of Ross River. (File Photo)

YESAB recommends against mining road expansion near Ross River

Zinc mining company CEO says decision raises concerns about Yukon’s rules on resource roads.

YESAB is recommending against the expansion of a mining road off the North Canol Road east of Ross River. (File Photo)
An aerial view of the Eagle Gold Mine. (File Photo)

Victoria Gold Corp fined for cyanide spill

CEO says cleanup was done immediately following the March 2021 spill.

An aerial view of the Eagle Gold Mine. (File Photo)