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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 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.

 

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.

 

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)
Drilling at Northern Tiger’s 3Ace gold project in 2011. Randi Newton argues that mining in the territory can be reshaped. (Yukon government/file)

Editorial: There’s momentum for mining reform

CPAWS’ Randi Newton argues that the territory’s mining legislations need a substantial overhaul

  • May 13, 2021
Drilling at Northern Tiger’s 3Ace gold project in 2011. Randi Newton argues that mining in the territory can be reshaped. (Yukon government/file)
The Kudz Ze Kayah mine project, located in the centre of Finlayson caribou territory, has been returned to the federal and territorial governments for a final decision. (Courtesy/BMC Minerals)

YESAB deadlocked in tie vote over Kudz Ze Kayah mine project

YESAB’s original approval of the project will be returned to Yukon and federal governments

The Kudz Ze Kayah mine project, located in the centre of Finlayson caribou territory, has been returned to the federal and territorial governments for a final decision. (Courtesy/BMC Minerals)
The Dawson planning region encompasses 40,000 square kilometres. About 12 per cent has been withdrawn from mineral staking, the Yukon government announced March 11. (Submitted/Dawson Regional Planning Commission)

Dawson region staking withdrawal called “far too little, and too late”

The Yukon government has withdrawn a portion of land from mineral staking during land-use planning.

The Dawson planning region encompasses 40,000 square kilometres. About 12 per cent has been withdrawn from mineral staking, the Yukon government announced March 11. (Submitted/Dawson Regional Planning Commission)
A placer miner was charged under the <em>Placer Miner Act</em> and <em>Environment Act</em> on March 9. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Placer miner fined for debris, road-clearing at camp

Bill Uloth appeared in court on March 9

A placer miner was charged under the <em>Placer Miner Act</em> and <em>Environment Act</em> on March 9. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
The Yukon government says it is working towards finding a solution for Dawson area miners who may be impacted by City of Dawson plans and regulations. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Miner expresses frustration over town plan

Designation of claims changed to future planning

The Yukon government says it is working towards finding a solution for Dawson area miners who may be impacted by City of Dawson plans and regulations. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Ranj Pillai, minister of energy, mines and resources, during a press conference in Whitehorse on April 1, 2020.Ranj Pillai, minister of energy, mines and resources, during a press conference in Whitehorse on April 1, 2020. Pillai says the new guidelines for the quartz mining industry will help advance projects while also protecting freshwater resources. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Government releases guidelines for quartz mining water use

“It is important to all Yukoners to have healthy fresh water”

Ranj Pillai, minister of energy, mines and resources, during a press conference in Whitehorse on April 1, 2020.Ranj Pillai, minister of energy, mines and resources, during a press conference in Whitehorse on April 1, 2020. Pillai says the new guidelines for the quartz mining industry will help advance projects while also protecting freshwater resources. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Golden Predator has reported 2020 drill results at the Brewery Creek Mine site, pictured in this undated file photo. (Submitted/Golden Predator)

Golden Predator reports 2020 drill results at Brewery Creek

The company is planning to finish their feasibility study by the first quarter of 2021

Golden Predator has reported 2020 drill results at the Brewery Creek Mine site, pictured in this undated file photo. (Submitted/Golden Predator)
A worker sifts through rock samples at a minesite in 2013. A draft mineral development strategy for the Yukon that includes 79 recommendations was released for public review on Dec. 28. (Jesse Winter/Yukon News file)

Yukon’s draft mineral strategy open to public feedback

The ambitious report outlines 79 recommendations for a sustainable resource extraction industry

A worker sifts through rock samples at a minesite in 2013. A draft mineral development strategy for the Yukon that includes 79 recommendations was released for public review on Dec. 28. (Jesse Winter/Yukon News file)
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COMMENTARY: Chamber of Mines says mining criticism unfair

Ed Peart Special to the News This commentary is a response to…

  • Dec 11, 2020
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COMMENTARY: Government was right to say ‘no’ to the ATAC road

Resource projects can’t expect to move forward if they don’t respect proper processes

  • Dec 10, 2020
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COMMENTARY: Land use planning must include industry

Carl Schulze Special to the News This commentary is a response to…

  • Dec 5, 2020
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Crystal Schick/Yukon News file
Ranj Pillai, minister of economic development, during a press conference on April 1.

Government rejects ATAC mining road proposal north of Keno City

Concerns from the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun were cited as the main reason for the decision

Crystal Schick/Yukon News file
Ranj Pillai, minister of economic development, during a press conference on April 1.
Sydney Clacket, lead author of a paper looking at how Dawson-area trees hold a record of industrial mining history, collects a tree core at the Bear Creek site. (Submitted)

Dawson-area study uncovers mining history contained in tree growth rings

Mercury pollution levels, locked into the trees, record busy industrial periods

Sydney Clacket, lead author of a paper looking at how Dawson-area trees hold a record of industrial mining history, collects a tree core at the Bear Creek site. (Submitted)
Jodie Gibson has been named the 2020 Prospector of the Year by the Yukon Prospectors Association. (Submitted)

Jodie Gibson named 2020 Prospector of the Year

Annual award handed out by the Yukon Prospector’s Association

Jodie Gibson has been named the 2020 Prospector of the Year by the Yukon Prospectors Association. (Submitted)
Samson Hartland is the executive director of the Yukon Chamber of Mines. The Yukon Chamber of Mines elected a new board of directors during its annual general meeting held virtually on Nov. 17. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Yukon Chamber of Mines elects new board

The Yukon Chamber of Mines elected a new board of directors during…

Samson Hartland is the executive director of the Yukon Chamber of Mines. The Yukon Chamber of Mines elected a new board of directors during its annual general meeting held virtually on Nov. 17. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Megan Waterman, director of the Lastraw Ranch, is using remediated placer mine land in the Dawson area to raise local meat in a new initiative undertaken with the Yukon government’s agriculture branch. (Submitted)

Dawson-area farm using placer miner partnership to raise pigs on leased land

“Who in their right mind is going to do agriculture at a mining claim? But this made sense.”

Megan Waterman, director of the Lastraw Ranch, is using remediated placer mine land in the Dawson area to raise local meat in a new initiative undertaken with the Yukon government’s agriculture branch. (Submitted)