Whitehorse Star –Excitement is hard to share, mines chamber says.

By Chuck Tobin. Yukoners should pay close attention as land use planning goes forward in the future, says the executive director of the Yukon Chamber of Mines. With Friday’s Supreme Court of Canada decision, the amount of land unavailable to pursue mineral exploration in...
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CBC- We made mistakes, Yukon Party says after Supreme Court’s Peel decision

Yukon Party MLA Scott Kent says his party understands it made mistakes during the Peel watershed land use planning process, and that it respects Friday’s Supreme Court decision. The country’s highest court issued a ruling that brought an end to a years-long legal...
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NewsNetLedger – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde welcomed the decision by the Supreme Court of Canada guaranteeing protection for the Peel Watershed in the Yukon.

OTTAWA – “This landmark decision sets a precedent that all agreements achieved through modern Treaties will be defended and protected by the higher courts in this country,” said AFN National Chief Bellegarde. “These lands are sacred, and First Nations...
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CBC- N.W.T. Indigenous leaders say Peel decision shows Canada ust honour treaties. Dene national chief calls on PM to make statement at AFN meeting

When she heard the news, Gwich’in Tribal Council President Bobbie Jo Greenland-Morgan was still at home with her family, getting ready for the day. “Our family just cheered and were happy because it just means so much to the Gwich’in,” she said of...
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Halifax Chronicle Herald – Mining association spins tales of gold.

 By Joan Baxter. The Mining Association of Nova Scotia has been busy lately, filling newspaper pages with golden tales of the riches that mining could bring to Nova Scotia if only we would open up protected wilderness areas, even land sacred to the Mi’kmaq, and stop missing...
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AP –  US officials drop mining cleanup rule after industry objects

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – President Donald Trump’s administration announced Friday that it won’t  require mining companies to prove they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution, despite an industry legacy of abandoned mines that have fouled...
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