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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.

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YCM CONGRATULATES 2022 50TH ANNUAL YUKON GEOSCIENCE FORUM & TRADE SHOW AWARDS RECIPIENTS & THANKS 2022 SPONSORS

On November 21st, 2022 during the 50th Golden Anniversary of the Yukon Geoscience Forum & Trade Show, the Yukon Chamber of Mines (YCM) awarded the 2022 Community Award, Member Award, First Nation Award, Leckie Awards, and Yukon Prospectors Award at the Geoscience Awards Banquet. 

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The Yukon Chamber of Mines Concludes the 79th Annual General Meeting at the 50th Golden Anniversary of the Yukon Geoscience Forum & Trade Show


Whitehorse, Yukon

The Yukon Chamber of Mines (YCM) held its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, November 22nd at the 50th Annual Geoscience Forum and Trade Show held at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. An election of officers (see attached list) was held, and 7 directors and 3 Executive positions were acclaimed.

President Loralee Johnstone, of Minto Metals Corp, was acclaimed to her second term. “Congratulations to the new board members, it is exciting to be able to work with you over the next year and I am honored to continue my role as President,” Ms. Johnstone said. “The Yukon Chamber of Mines will continue to advocate for Yukon’s highly regulated and responsible mining industry.”

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50TH GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY OF THE YUKON GEOSCIENCE FORUM AND TRADE SHOW TO BE HELD NOVEMBER 19 TO 22

 

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November 4, 2022

 

 

50TH GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY OF THE YUKON GEOSCIENCE FORUM AND TRADE SHOW TO BE HELD NOVEMBER 19 TO 22

 

Hosted by the Yukon Chamber of Mines, the Yukon Geoscience Forum and Trade Show is the largest of its kind north of 60 and will return to an in-person format this November 19 to 22 in Whitehorse.

 

Industry leaders, representatives from the Government of Yukon and First Nation Governments and businesses will meet over the course of the four-day event to share the past seasons’ successes and challenges, highlighting opportunities and discoveries. The forum is also a platform to engage youth and students in educational programming, which supports the overall advancement of the mineral sector through increased awareness.

 

The forum is a means to bring together members and all stakeholders to facilitate responsible development, which is a key element of modern mining. 50 years is an exceptional achievement and a testimony to all the Yukoners who have come before and contributed to its mining industry, history, culture, and economy.” Loralee Johnstone, President, Yukon Chamber of Mines

 

This year the Yukon Geoscience Forum and Trade Show’s theme is Resources, Resilience and Relationships.

 

I am very excited to once again participate in the Yukon Geoscience Forum. I believe Yukon is poised to set global standards in ESG through its collaboration with First Nations and play an international role in critical mineral development. I want to congratulate the Yukon Chamber of Mines on 50 years of organizing this world-class event to showcase our territory’s vast mineral potential.” Minister of Economic Development Ranj Pillai.

 

The Yukon Chamber of Mines is excited to announce the following featured speakers at this year’s event in downtown Whitehorse at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre:

 

Keith Haliday, Author – Yukon Economy & Mining – 2:40pm to 3:00pm November 19

 

Alex Christopher, President, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada –

A Critical Point For Canada’s Mineral Industry – 9:10am to 9:40am November 20

 

Photinie Koutsavlis, VP, Economic Affairs and Climate Change, Mining Association of Canada – 10:30am to 11:10am November 21

 

BMC is very proud to be a member and supporter of the YCM and Geoscience. 50 years of Geoscience is itself a testimony to the YCM’s Resources, Resiliency, and Relationships as without any one of these the Chamber would not be successful in its endeavors of which Geoscience is but one. Our industry faces challenging times in the coming years but being able to come together at Geoscience to discuss those challenges and celebrate our successes, while having the YCM working hard on our behalf, gives me confidence that we will meet those challenges and continue to play a key role in the continued evolution of the Yukon as a premier mining jurisdiction. Scott Donaldson CEO of BMC Minerals.

 The 50th annual Yukon Geoscience Forum and Trade Show will be held from November 19th to 22nd. To register please visit https://www.yukongeoscience.ca/

 

 

Contact:

 

Brianne Warner

Executive Director

Yukon Chamber of Mines

 

ed@yukonminers.ca

 

 

About Yukon Chamber of Mines:

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.

Significant discoveries and newly-opened mines and a commitment to responsibility place the Yukon at the forefront of the mining industry. As the trusted voice of mining, the Yukon Chamber of Mines thrives on the government, community, First Nation and individual partnerships it forges to help facilitate an environment of responsible development – one in which its members can continue to contribute and prosper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2022-2023 Issue of the Yukon Mining and Exploration Directory Now Available

YMED thumb 2022 2023THE YUKON CHAMBER OF MINES proudly presents the 2022-2023 version of our annual mining directory, a tool seen by many as required reading for working in the Yukon mining industry. We hope you, as many other have, find this directory useful. If you would like a copy of the directory, they will be made available at the Yukon Chamber of Mines office or can be mailed to you by contacting admin@yukonminers.ca

The directory is available as a PDF file at the link below:

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