COMMUNICATIONS

NEWS

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. 

Full Article...

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.”

Full Article...

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

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Article...

Geoscience Forum 2022 - Save the Date

Geoscience Hero 2022 2000x1000

Full Article...

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:

Download

Full Article...

 

Engagingfn Cover

Engaging With Yukon First Nations and Communities

A Quick Reference Guide to Effective and Respectful Engagement Practices

The Yukon First Nations Engagement and Consultation Guidebook is live Online! Click below to view it.

First Nations Engagement Website

 

OURyukon

Our Yukon

The Yukon mining industry is our territory’s most vital private sector employer and contributor - and the stories of our committed industry members can inspire a whole new generation of explorers, researchers and innovators.

People and partners who move our territory forward in a responsible way - uphold our environmental, social and cultural values and support the community initiatives that mean so much to the quality of life we all enjoy in the Yukon.

This is our Yukon – and we’re in it together.

Visit Website

 

PUBLICATIONS

Yukon Mining and Exploration Directory 2022-2023

Yukon Mining and Exploration Directory 2022-2023

THE 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:

Download


Yukon Mining and Exploration Directory 2021-2022

Yukon Mining and Exploration Directory 2021-2022

THE YUKON CHAMBER OF MINES proudly presents another 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 as we enter the 2021 field season. 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:

Download


Yukon Mining and Exploration Directory 2020-2021

Yukon Mining and Exploration Directory 2020-2021

THE YUKON CHAMBER OF MINES proudly presents another 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 as we enter the 2020 field season. 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:

Download


Yukon Mining and Exploration Directory 2019-2020

Yukon Mining and Exploration Directory 2019-2020

THE YUKON CHAMBER OF MINES proudly presents another 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 as we enter the 2019 field season. 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.

Download


Yukon Mining and Exploration Directory 2018-2019

Yukon Mining and Exploration Directory 2018-2019

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, they will be made available at the Yukon Chamber of Mines office or can be mailed to you by contacting admin@yukonminers.ca.

Download


Yukon Mining and Exploration Directory 2017-2018

Yukon Mining and Exploration Directory 2017-2018

We are excited to release the BRAND NEW 2017/2018 Yukon Mining Directory. Full of highlights from the past years events, as well including a feature about the Center for Northern Innovation in Mining, a look at modern mining safety practices, an inspiring interview with our industry’s brightest star Sue Craig, and much much more… 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.

Download


Levelling the Playing Field

Levelling the Playing Field

Four industry associations, including the Yukon Chamber of Mines, came together to conduct research to better understand the cost differential faced by exploration and mining companies operating in the territories. Based on this research, they have put forward a range of ideas on how federal fiscal policy can help to unlock the mineral potential of the North, including an enhanced mineral exploration tax credit for remote projects and the establishment of a northern infrastructure investment bank.

Download


Best Management Practices for Fossils at Placer Mines

Best Management Practices for Fossils at Placer Mines

Palaeontological resources are the fossil remains of ancient plants and animals. Yukon’s fossils tell us about past life and environments and are an important part of our heritage. This publication is intended to provide information and assistance to the Yukon placer mining industry to ensure protection and management of non-renewable palaeontological resources (fossils) and palaeontological sites.

Download


First Nations Engagement Guidebook

First Nations Engagement Guidebook

This collaborative Yukon-specific guide was developed by Tr’ondek Hwech’in, the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun and the Yukon Chamber of Mines to help mining, exploration and development companies doing business in the territory establish sound and respectful working relationships with Yukon First Nations and communities when undertaking mineral exploration or development projects or activities.

Download


Yukon Placer Mining Best Management Practices for Heritage Resources

Yukon Placer Mining Best Management Practices for Heritage Resources

This guide is intended to provide users with up-to-date information about best management practices for heritage resources the Yukon Landscape but these guidelines should not be considered as comprehensive. There are both known and unknown sources of data which have not yet been incorporated and topics which have not yet been treated or addressed. These topics and data will be incorporated and new versions of the documents uploaded as time and resources permit. By their very nature many specific BMPs soon become obsolete as “better” BMPs become available but the concept and the identified objectives behind the examples remain valid.

Download


Yukon Mineral and Coal Exploration Best Management Practices and Regulatory Guide

Yukon Mineral and Coal Exploration Best Management Practices and Regulatory Guide

Best Management Practices (BMP) refer to a range of guidelines and recommendations – in the case of the mining industry – designed to reduce the potential impact of mining and exploration activities on the environment.

On October 28, 2010, the Yukon Chamber of Mines launched its Yukon Mineral and Coal Exploration Best Management Practices and Regulatory Guide to equip its members with a range of planning tools and practices that pertain specifically to the regulatory and environmental conditions of the Yukon mining industry.

Download

Yukon Chamber of Mines

3151 B - 3rd Avenue.;
Whitehorse, Yukon
Tel: (867) 667 2090
e-mail: admin@yukonminers.ca