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The winner of the 2023 Robert E. Leckie Award for Excellence in Environmental Stewardship was announced yesterday evening at the 51st Annual Geoscience Forum & Trade Show banquet.
This year’s recipient is Snowline Gold Corporation. The company’s mineral exploration work about 220 kilometres east of Mayo stands as an excellent example of progressive reclamation, cleaning up as you go. In addition, they have made efforts to clean up historic exploration camps on their properties.
Snowline Gold is also working with Yukon Seed and Restoration, a First Nations owned environmental restoration company, to develop a strategy to harvest and plant native seeds to help restore disturbed areas.
Our government is committed to supporting sustainable, responsible mining and mineral exploration across the Yukon. Congratulations to Snowline Gold Corporation for winning this year’s Leckie Award, an honour that recognizes their values and commitment. The company’s work near Mayo is an example of how exploration can be done in a way that promotes environmental stewardship and meaningful collaboration with First Nations partners.
Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources John Streicker
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