Joint news release with Selkirk First Nation and Minto Explorations Ltd.
Selkirk First Nation, Minto Explorations Ltd. and the Government of Yukon today released the Minto Mine Socio-Economic Monitoring Program’s 2015 Annual Report.
This Annual Report provides baseline information and trends from the start of the mine’s life in 2005 until the end of 2015.
By working together, the parties are better able to monitor commitments and assess effects arising from the mine, as well as plan for future resource activities.
A key feature of the report is the inclusion of information from a household survey of 271 Selkirk First Nation citizens living in Pelly Crossing and other Yukon communities. The survey collected socio-economic and socio-cultural information about living conditions.
The Minto Mine Socio-Economic Monitoring program started in 2014. The three parties agreed to monitor the social, economic and cultural effects of the Minto Mine with the cost of implementation shared among the three parties.
The 2015 report is the second annual report of the monitoring program. The third annual report will combine data for the 2016 and 2017 calendar years.