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FOR RELEASE
May 7, 2015

Ministers recognize Mining and Geology Week, pay tribute to industry pioneers

WHITEHORSE—Premier Darrell Pasloski, Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Scott Kent and Minister of Economic Development Stacey Hassard rose in the Legislative Assembly today to pay tribute to Yukon Mining and Geology Week and to honour three former Yukoners who made significant contributions to the industry.

“This week is an opportunity for all of us to take the time to appreciate Yukon’s rich mining heritage, while remembering the men and women who have contributed to it,” Pasloski said. “I encourage all Yukoners to reflect on the importance of mining and mineral exploration to our economy and quality of life.”

Ministers Kent and Hassard paid tribute to the late Kim Klippert, Bruno Poulin and Dr. Lewis Green, who made significant contributions to the fields of mining and geology in the territory.

“These individuals had the drive, the knowledge and the incredibly diverse skill sets to prospect, mine and map Yukon’s mineral resources,” Kent said. “Their legacy will live on in the places that they spent their careers and lives.”

Mining and Geology Week events this year include the Yukon Mining and Exploration Discovery Camp at the S.S. Klondike in Whitehorse on May 8. This public event features interactive and educational activities for all ages, including the Mines & Minds tent hosted by the Yukon Geological Survey, where more than 200 students will participate in geoscience activities with EMR geologists.

Mining and Geology Week activities are organized by the Yukon Chamber of Mines with the support of the Yukon government.

Learn more: Yukon Mining and Geology Week

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Contact:

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

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


News release #15-167