mining

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.

 

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

 

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)
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)