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Yukon Chamber of Mines Applauds Renewed Resource Royalty Deal

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”.

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2018/2019 Yukon Mining & Exploration Directory

2018/2019 Yukon Mining & Exploration Directory

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 admin@yukonminers.ca.

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The Yukon Chamber of Mines Responds to Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Peel Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 1, 2017

Whitehorse, Yukon
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.

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Yukon Chamber of Mines auction raises record-setting amount to support the Yukon Imagination Library

Yukon Chamber of Mines auction raises record-setting amount to support the Yukon Imagination Library

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.

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Engaging With Yukon First Nations and Communities

A Quick Reference Guide to Effective and Respectful Engagement Practices

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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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.

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PUBLICATIONS

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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