Yukon gov’t’s decision on Dawson City mining claims ‘expropriation’, agent claims – by Alexandra Byers (CBC News Canada North – November 9, 2018)


Darrell Carey’s placer claims in Dawson City overlap town’s cross-country ski trail network

Darrell Carey’s former agent says a Yukon government decision regarding the miner’s claims in Dawson City is “nothing short of expropriation.”

Carey had applied to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Board (YESAB) to operate a placer mine over 34 claims on the east bench of the Dome. The claims overlap the town’s cross-country ski trail network, which, according to Carey’s former agent Randy Clarkson, were actually developed on old mining exploration trails.

In its decision document issued Wednesday, the last step in the process, the government approved YESAB’s recommendation of 21 strict conditions on Carey’s mining operation, but eased the restrictions in five of them.

They reduced the buffer zone required around the ski trails from 50 metres to 30 metres, and exempted a specific lot from a required 150-metre buffer zone around all surveyed land. Other government changes include allowing Carey to transport sluicing material on the Dome Road and Mary McLeod Road.

He will be encouraged to report any invasive plants, but is not required to do so. He will also have to work in a way that protects any migratory birds or their eggs, but won’t be restricted from clearing land during bird-nesting periods.

For the rest of this article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yukon-government-darrell-carey-dawson-1.4898778

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