18 Results for Yukon

In early August, Selkirk First Nation, Minto Explorations Ltd., and the Government of Yukon released the Minto Mine Socio-Economic Monitoring Program’s 2015 Annual Report. According to the report’s executive summary, “the purpose of this report is to determine if, and how, the activities of the Minto Mine may be affecting…

August 23, 2018 @ 10:28am

Canada and Yukon have committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Northern Canadians have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services. Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for Yukon, and John Streicker, Yukon Minister of Community Services, announced funding for upgrades to the Watson Lake lagoon under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF). The federal government…

June 15, 2018 @ 9:25am

The Government of Yukon and Ta’an Kwäch’än Council will be working with local community members on developing potential zoning regulations in the Shallow Bay area, located north of Whitehorse on the southern tip of Lake Laberge, in an effort to protect the area’s wetlands. A committee is being formed of…

June 08, 2018 @ 11:41am

Yukon’s Premier and Finance Minister, Sandy Silver, delivered the 2018–19 budget yesterday in the Legislative Assembly. Local construction activity within the Territory will continue to be supported by public spending, in particular for key infrastructure, such as water and wastewater services. As such, the budget features a five-year capital plan…

March 02, 2018 @ 1:18pm

Gowling WLG is pleased to announce the launch of Canada North, a practice group of lawyers who are dedicated to serving clients in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, Yukon and the northern regions of many provinces. Encompassing a breadth of legal areas—including corporate commercial, environmental, mining, Indigenous, procurement, and energy law, as well…

January 12, 2018 @ 12:47pm

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde spoke today from the steps of the Supreme Court of Canada to mark World Water Day and to support the Yukon First Nations who are in Ottawa to witness the hearing of their landmark case involving the Peel River watershed, First…

March 22, 2017 @ 12:01pm

The Environmental Operators Certification Program (EOCP), which certifies Operators in water facilities for water distribution, water treatment, wastewater collection, etc. has elected four new board members. Peter Coxon, Brian Dean, Jim McQuarrie and Maurice Valcourt have been elected. Kalpna Solanki, chief executive officer of EOCP, said, “All four of our…

October 04, 2016 @ 8:53am

With a partnership between the federal government and the territorial government of the Yukon, two water infrastructure projects are getting underway: a replacement of the Haines Junction lift station and an upgrade to the sewage lagoon in Faro. Making use of the Small Communities Fund, the Haines Junction will create…

September 22, 2016 @ 1:57pm

The Government of Yukon has announced plans to invest more than $1.5 million to expand Yukon’s water monitoring network in between now and 2017, subject to legislative approval. Minister of Environment Wade Istchenko said, “The Government of Yukon is committed to making water management decisions that sustain the quality and…

April 12, 2016 @ 12:44pm

The Government of Yukon has agreed that it will continue to own and operate the new Dawson wastewater treatment plant, despite the intentions to pass these responsibilities down to the city at the time of construction. “The Yukon government has and will continue to work closely with the City of…

February 12, 2016 @ 2:30pm

This week, World Wildlife-Canada released the Yukon River Watershed Report providing the most up-to-date and comprehensive assessment of the health of the Yukon River watershed. The results of the study show that while the Yukon watershed is assessed as being in good health overall, climate change and habitat loss are significant threats…

December 03, 2015 @ 3:44pm

Vancouver-based BioteQ Environmental Technologies, Inc. will design and build a water treatment plant in Whitehorse at the Minto copper mine owned by Minto Explorations Limited. BioteQ will provide process design, engineering and project management services on a fee basis. Minto Explorations is providing the capital and operating cost of the…

October 07, 2009 @ 8:37am

The City of Dawson and Yukon government announced yesterday that a contract has been signed with Vancouver-based Corix Water Systems for the design and construction of a wastewater treatment plant for Dawson. "On behalf of my constituents, I am particularly happy to see this project making real progress towards solving…

July 09, 2009 @ 10:59am

Canada and Yukon will be working together to upgrade and improve water treatment systems in the territory, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq and Minister of Community Services in Yukon Archie Lang announced this week. Families in Ross River, Carcross, Marsh Lake, Carcross/Tagish First Nation, Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, the Village…

April 08, 2009 @ 7:30am

Meeting yesterday in Whitehorse to discuss issues such as climate change, federal, provincial and territorial environment ministers recognized the work done to date in developing the Canada-wide Strategy for the Management of Municipal Wastewater Effluent by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME). The strategy sets out a…

February 18, 2009 @ 11:23am

Residents in the Takhini North neighbourhood of Whitehorse will have to fork over at least $1 million to help cover a $9-million upgrade to its water and sewage system, as well as pay thousands of dollars more to hook up their home plumbing to the new system, reports CBC News.…

October 20, 2008 @ 9:21am

Whitehorse, YT- Last week, the federal government announced funding for improvements to Haines Junction's water supply system in Yukon. The Village of Haines Junction will receive $245,267 under the Canada-Yukon Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund (MRIF). This water system project will improve the pumping capacity of local wells and will include…

September 08, 2008 @ 12:29pm

Michael Miltenberger says a way already exists to deal with the preservation of quality and flow of water in the Mackenzie River basin, reports the Northern News Services Online. The Northwest Territories minister of environment and natural resources said that the Mackenzie River Basin Transboundary Waters Master Agreement, signed in…

August 26, 2008 @ 8:26am