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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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2021


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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 11, 2020

Yukon Chamber of Mines

Editorial

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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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.

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PUBLICATIONS

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:

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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