CPAWS Yukon Blog

BALANCING THE BOOKS: OUR RECOMMENDATIONS TO YUKON GOVERNMENT

  • Published on Oct 13 2017 |
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With the prospect of future budget deficits in the coming years, The Yukon government wants to get a handle on their books. In September a financial advisory panel delivered their recommendations on how to do just that. The public input period just closed, and the government is now working on a final plan that’s slated to be released in November. Below are our recommendations to the government.

Road to Rau decision underscores need for land use planning

  • Published on May 17 2017 |
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Earlier this month, YESAB released its recommendations regarding a 65-km all-season road north of Mayo being proposed by ATAC Resources in order to access the Tiger gold deposit. CPAWS is disappointed to see the project go ahead in an area where land use planning has not been completed, but we are pleased that conditions have been placed that will limit the environmental impacts.

The Peel is Life: A Gwich’in Elder on his connection with the land

  • Published on Apr 10 2017 |
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The Teetl'it Gwich'in (“People of the headwaters”), who today live in Fort McPherson in the Mackenzie Delta of the Northwest Territories, are one of the First Nations communities standing alongside us to protect the Peel. In this letter, Elder Fred William Koe talks about his family's connection to the watershed and his concerns about how development could affect the wildlife and water he has depended on for 70 years.

Protect the Peel Goes to Ottawa

  • Published on Mar 27 2017 |
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A recap of our time in Ottawa, attending the Supreme Court of Canada proceedings and sharing the story of the Peel Watershed. We held multiple events in the nation's capital to raise awareness about the Peel and we conducted a series of interviews with the Yukon delegation.

Troubling times for Canada’s caribou

  • Published on Jan 11 2017 |
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The situation is not good for many of Canada's caribou herds. Insufficient progress has been made by governments to protect critical habitat of the endangered woodland caribou, while barren-ground caribou have recently been designated as 'threatened.' Meanwhile, the election of Donald Trump has thrown up new threats for the Porcupine Caribou Herd in their oil-rich Alaskan calving grounds.

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