Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
January 23, 2015

Premier and ministers showcase Yukon’s mining industry at Roundup

WHITEHORSE—Premier Darrell Pasloski and three Cabinet members will attend the Mineral Exploration Roundup in Vancouver next week to meet with industry representatives and showcase Yukon’s commitment to the industry.

The premier will be joined by: Minister of Energy Mines and Resources and Highways and Public Works Scott Kent; Minister of Economic Development Stacey Hassard; and Minister of Environment Wade Istchenko.

“We are proud of Yukon’s rich mining heritage, and from that foundation we are committed to building a strong and long-lasting industry in the territory,” Pasloski said.

Yukon’s attendance at the four-day event is an opportunity for members of the industry to meet with government ministers and officials, and for Yukon government geologists to present their latest research and findings.

“Roundup is the prime venue for the talented team at the Yukon Geological Survey to highlight their cutting-edge geoscience and mineral resource expertise to industry and to their peers,” Kent said.

In addition to Yukon government promoting its advantages as a place to explore and mine, there are several Yukon-based businesses that exhibit their skills and services at the conference.

“The investment potential in Yukon remains very strong,” Hassard added. “We are proud to support the companies that do business in Yukon and we will continue to expand our reach to the global audience.”

The Mineral Exploration Roundup, organized by the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia, runs from January 26 to 29. At the 2014 event, 6,600 participants from 37 countries attended.

Premier Pasloski and former Minister of Economic Development Currie Dixon also attended the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference last Sunday, where they spoke to guests at the opening of the Yukon Pavilion. The event, sponsored by Cambridge House, is the largest resource investment conference in the world and provides a valuable avenue to promote Yukon’s resource opportunities.

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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca

Jesse Devost
Communications, Energy, Mines & Resources
867-667-5307
jesse.devost@gov.yk.ca


News Release #15-023