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Premier and ministers attend industry conference with Yukon’s mineral sector

March 3, 2014

WHITEHORSE—Yukon government representatives are promoting the territory’s mineral sector opportunities and celebrating its successes at the annual Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention in Toronto, from March 2 to 5.

“The Yukon government participates in a range of activities to promote its mineral industry,” Premier Darrell Pasloski said. “This includes collaborating with Yukon Mining Alliance and the Yukon Chamber of Mines to create opportunity for companies to engage directly with potential investors and partners.”

The convention brings together members of the mineral exploration, mining, and service and supply sectors to attend technical sessions, short courses and networking events. The event welcomes over 30,000 delegates and 1,000 exhibitors.

Mineral companies have the opportunity to showcase their projects to potential investors at a Yukon-focused session at the convention. Investors will also hear from Premier Pasloski and Economic Development Minister Currie Dixon about Yukon’s modern infrastructure and expansive geological potential. Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Scott Kent is also in attendance at the conference to speak with mining companies and investors.

“Members of Yukon’s minerals sector are promoting their projects directly to investment leaders at the Yukon session,” Minister Dixon said. “They are connecting with shareholders and key companies in the supply and service sectors that support the mining industry.”

Companies participating in the Yukon session include: Kaminak Gold, Wellgreen Platinum, Northern Freegold Resources, Anthill Resources, Rockhaven Resources, Victoria Gold, ATAC Resources, Alexco Resource and Western Copper and Gold.

As well, Capstone Mining will be awarded with PDAC’s Viola R. MacMillan Award for leadership in management and financing for the exploration and development of mineral resources. The company is receiving the award for demonstrating leadership and management in the successful development of the Minto mine, as well as successfully managing other international projects.

“We congratulate Capstone Mining on being awarded this honour,” Minister Kent said. “The Minto mine is an ideal example of modern mining that delivers real benefits to local communities. We are proud to have companies like Capstone operating here.”

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Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications

Shay Kokiw
Communications, Economic Development

Jesse Devost
Communications, Energy, Mines and Resources

News release #14-050



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