For Immediate Release May 8, 2018
Whitehorse, Yukon – The Yukon Chamber of Mines (YCM) applauds the renewed resource royalty deal announced at yesterday’s Yukon Forum by Premier Sandy Silver and Grand Chief Peter Johnston.
“The Yukon Chamber of Mines has been lobbying/advocating for revenue royalty sharing with First Nations since 2014. Resource royalty revenue sharing is another avenue in which First Nations can participate in the economic benefits of mineral exploration within their traditional territories”, said President Sue Craig. “We are pleased the Yukon Government has honoured its commitment made during the 2016 election campaign to share resource royalties collected by Yukon Government with Yukon First Nations as outlined under Chapter 23 of the Umbrella Final Agreement”.
We are excited to release the BRAND NEW 2018/2019 Yukon Mining Directory. Full of highlights from the past years events, as well including a feature about a graduate of the Center for Northern Innovation in Mining, a look at the partnership between Palaeontologists and Placer Miners, a fascinating look into the industries innovative technology, and much much more… If you would like a copy of the directory, Click Here, or they are available at the Yukon Chamber of Mines office or can be mailed to you by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 1, 2017
The Yukon Chamber of Mines (YCM) is responding to the Supreme Court of Canada judgement on the Peel Watershed Land Use Plan process. YCM remains concerned with the trajectory of land withdrawals in Yukon.
Currently 17% of Yukon’s total land mass is off limits to mineral exploration, the highest percentage within any province/territory in the Country.
For Release: September 5, 2017
WHITEHORSE, YUKON – It was a record-setting auction. In one evening Yukon’s mining and exploration industry raised $50,000 for the Yukon Imagination Library (YIL) at the Yukon Chamber of Mines 45th Annual Geoscience Forum Banquet. This is more than double the $24,500 raised in 2016, and the highest amount ever since this fundraiser for YIL began in 2011.