Court petition filed to appoint receiver for Yukon Zinc

The Government of Yukon has filed a petition with the Supreme Court of Yukon seeking the appointment of a receiver to act for Yukon Zinc Corporation at the Wolverine mine site. This action is to move forward on several outstanding issues with the mine’s owner. These issues include financial security owed and non-compliance related to water management at the mine site.

The petition is scheduled to be heard by the Supreme Court of Yukon on August 1, 2019.

The Government of Yukon is taking this step to safeguard the public interest as well as ensure ongoing environmental protection at the Wolverine mine site.

Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Ranj Pillai

Quick facts 
  • If appointed, the receiver will assume care and control of Yukon Zinc Corporation. The appointed receiver, with the Government of Yukon, would also take over ongoing care and maintenance operations at the Wolverine mine site.

  • Yukon Zinc Corporation as well as Ross River Dena Council and Liard First Nation are being notified by the courts of the petition, which is a public document.

Contact 

Matthew Cameron
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7136
matthew.cameron@gov.yk.ca

Brigitte Parker
Communications, Energy, Mines and Resources
867-667-3183
brigitte.parker@gov.yk.ca

News release #: 
19-158