Media Releases

YESAB sees the media as an important part of the public participation process. It’s an effective vehicle to highlight the work we do, the issues we deal with, and the projects that we solicit feedback on.  YESAB will post all media releases here.

Casino Mine Project

2015-01-27  – Adequacy Review Report Released for Casino Mine Project

2015-04-20 – Dr. Norbert Morgenstern to Provide Expert Opinion to YESAB for Casino Mine Project

2015-05-15 – Executive Committee Releases Adequacy Review Report – Information Request No. 2 for Casino Mine Project

July 18, 2019 - Laura Cabott Appointed Chair of YESAB

Laura Cabott has been appointed Chair of the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board. Laura has lived in Whitehorse for the past 26 years, has a bachelor degree in both Physical Education and Law and currently sits on Whitehorse City

July 15, 2019 - YESAB Updates Assessment Methodology

YESAB has made two important changes to its assessment methodology that will clarify and improve assessment outcomes. These changes, take effect on July 15, 2019. For more information please see Consideration of Cumulative Effects in YESAB Assessment

June 3, 2019 - New YESAB Online Registry – Live!

The new YESAB Online Registry (YOR) is now Live! Thank you for your patience during the transition. The URL remains the same – www.yesabregistry.ca – and we recommend using Chrome. You will need to set up a new account using … Cont

May 8, 2019 - Government of Canada announces Northern Participant Funding Program

On December 19, 2018, the Honourable Dominic Leblanc, Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade announced the creation of the Northern Participant Funding Program to assist Indigenous people and Northerners to participate

January 22, 2019 - New Pre-submission Engagement (PSE) process for Executive Committee screenings

The Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB) has developed a new Pre-submission Engagement (PSE) process for Executive Committee screenings. PSE is a proactive, front-end process that occurs before a project proposal is submitt