YESAB’s Chair and a number of Board members as well as the Executive Director, Project Assessment Manager and the Manager of the Haines Junction Designated Office participated in the 2014 Mineral Exploration Round-Up in Vancouver in January. The technical sessions and booths provided a lot of valuable information and the session on best practices for addressing environmental concerns and impacts during mineral exploration was of great interest. The Yukon Premier’s reception and Yukon Night was a good opportunity for informal discussion with representatives from First Nations, government and industry.

Round-Up provides an important opportunity to meet with mining companies to discuss their development plans and address questions. This year we held productive meetings with: the Klondike Placer Miners’ Association; Selwyn Chihong Mining; North American Tungsten; Wellgreen Platinum; Alexco Resources and Western Copper and Gold;  Archer, Cathro and Associates; and ATAC Resources. Looking forward to next year.