Yukon government takes assessment board to court after it recommends against mining project in Peel watershed


The Yukon government is taking the territory’s environmental and socio-economic assessment board to court after it recommended against a proposed mining exploration project in the Peel watershed.

In a petition filed to the Yukon Supreme Court Monday, the government alleges the Dawson City-area office of the board, commonly referred to as YESAB, didn’t have enough information for a fair, thorough assessment of the Michelle Creek project. 

The project is spearheaded by the Vancouver-based Silver47 Exploration Corp., which is proposing to do five years of exploration work on its Michelle property. The property is located about 120 km northeast of Dawson City near the northern tip of Tombstone Territorial Park and on the

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