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The Yukon Chamber of Mines represents a dynamic membership and since its creation almost 70 years ago, has worked to serve its valued members and advance the interests of all those involved in the Yukon mining industry. Membership has burgeoned over the years from a dozen founding members in 1943 to more than 400 today. This strong and diverse group includes exploration, mining and service and supply companies, contractors and individuals that have a direct or indirect interest in the mining industry.



July 2021 Editorial for the Yukon News

Editorial for the Yukon Chamber of Mines

For July 2021 Submission to the Yukon News and Whitehorse Star

On June 15, the Dawson Regional Planning Commission released its Draft Land Use Plan (LUP) - Onthe Land We Walk Together"/ "Nän käk ndä tr'ädäl for an area encompassing 39,854 squarekilometres or approximately 10 per cent of the Yukon.

The Yukon Chamber of Mines (YCM) extends its appreciation to the Commission for its hard work inbringing the plan to this stage. Our valued membership of over 700 also appreciates theopportunity to comment on the Draft LUP through the Commission’s public engagement processcurrently underway until November 1, 2021.

The YCM fully supports land use planning in the territory and believes the process is a valuable toolin providing certainty and encouraging understanding and appreciation of the value differentsectors bring to the territory. The Yukon Mineral Development Strategy set some very aggressivetimelines for completion of remaining land use plans in the Yukon and the Chamber has alreadyreached out to Yukon Government, First Nations and the Council of Yukon First Nations to pledgeour organization’s support for the process and to confirm our commitment to being part of the process in bringing the remaining land use plans to fruition.

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Selkirk First Nation Releases Socioeconomic Monitoring Program Report


July 15, 2021

The Yukon Chamber of Mines congratulates Selkirk First Nation and Minto Mine on the release of their third annual Socio-economic Monitoring Program report

Whitehorse, Yukon

The Mine has spent billions in the Yukon bringing the Mine into operations. Between2006 and 2018 they spent $1.4 billion in operating and capital expenditures. $11 millionof the $320 million spent in the Yukon between 2013 and 2018 was in Pelly Crossing.The mine continues to strive to hire and train locally and the positive effects of that areshown in the report. Minto Mine royalties paid to Selkirk First Nation from 2008 to 2020 total $33 million (https://yukon.ca/en/doing-business/funding-and-support-business/see-how-much-royalty-has-been-paid-quartz-mining-yukon.)

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Press Release: Winners of the 2021 - Walks & Rocks Scavenger Hunt


The Yukon Chamber of Mines Celebrates the Winners of the 2021 - Walks & Rocks Scavenger Hunt held during Yukon Mining & Geology Week May 31st to June 4th 2021

Whitehorse, Yukon

The Yukon Chamber of Mines (YCM) would like to celebrate the 2021 - Walks & Rocks Scavenger Hunt Winners in partnership with Yukon’s Women in Mining (YWIM) and the Yukon Geological Survey (YGS).

• 1st Prize for Prospector of the Year with the most discoveries of iconic and historical sites throughout Yukon, went to Gina Anderson who was awarded a $500 gift certificate to Angelina’s Toy Boutique and;

• 1st Prize Geologist of the Year - Best Yukon Rock Sample & Field Photo including Grey Mountain Cave and mineral collection at the Yukon Visitor Center, goes to Amber and Inara Church who were awarded a $500 gift certificate to Triniti Technology

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Request for Proposal for Yukon Chamber of Mines GeoScience Project Manager

The Yukon  Chamber of Mines has issued a  Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Program Manager to plan, staff, implement, control, evaluate and budget the upcoming Yukon GeoScience Trade Show & Forum.  Details of the RFP may be found in the document below:

The deadline for responses to this RFP is July 9th, 2021.

  pdf Yukon Geoscience Forum Project Manager RFP (317 KB)  



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Editorial Response from YCM President to Newspaper Opinion Piece


Yukon Chamber of Mines


In a recent opinion piece in a Yukon newspaper, the former Chair of a Yukon Land Use Planning Commission stated " The Yukon government would do well to sincerely ask whether any mine — or for that matter, the mining sector — actually benefits the Yukon and serves our long-term interests." We believe all Yukoners should sincerely ask themselves the same question to allow them to develop an informed opinion with fact as a foundation.

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