Panel recommends Yukon bring mining into the 21st century. Here’s what you need to know

Yukon’s mining legislation is outdated and requires a major facelift to better protect the interests of all Yukoners, according to an expert panel tasked with making recommendations for a new Yukon Mineral Development Strategy.

The panel, first appointed in April 2019 to review the territory’s mining regime, released a strategy document late December, which outlines 79 recommendations for the Yukon government, including expediting land use planning and taxing companies for water use.

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