Ross River Staking Ban Extended

The Yukon Government is extending a staking ban in the Ross River area for another two years to finish First Nations consultation.
 
A ban has been in place since December of 2013, as the government has been in talks with the Ross River Dena Council on which land in the area will be available for staking.
 
The ban now extends until January 31, 2017.
 
Energy, Mines, and Resources Minister Scott Kent says there's been some productive discussions, and the extension should provide a reasonable timeline in which to conclude an agreement.
 
The Yukon Court of Appeal ruled in December of 2012, the Yukon Government had a duty to consult on where claims could be staked on crown land in the Ross River...
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RR Students Head Back To Class

Yukon's Department of Education is moving forward getting students from Ross River back to class.
 
In a release from the department, a spokesperson says some students were back in school Wednesday, with others in class by end of the week.
 
Some of the locations for classes include the Hope Centre, the Mackenzie Building and a former teacher’s residence will be used along with two 12-foot by 48-foot mobile trailers provided by Yukon College.
 
These will serve as temporary classrooms near the community arena.
 
Students will have access to bathroom facilities in the arena while the department is currently arranging for desks, books, computers and IT services, to be provided at all locations.
 
The Ross...
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