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A new Biomass Energy Strategy for Yukon

As Submitted to the Whitehorse Star on Friday, February 26, 2016 by Scott Kent, Minister of Energy, Mines & Resources Yukon has a long history of using wood as a source of energy. From the Gold Rush to the 1960s, many Yukoners found employment supplying massive quantities of wood to fuel the sternwheelers that navigated […]

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Yukon’s Oil and Gas Resources – Options for Yukon’s Future

As Submitted to the Whitehorse Star on Friday, November 13, 2015 by Scott Kent, Minister of Energy, Mines & Resources Diversifying Yukon’s economy is one of the key goals of our government. The reason is simple. A strong economy helps to make life better for Yukoners. Because of that goal, we’ve spent time, money and […]

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Yukon government investing in technology & telecom to meet Yukon’s needs

As submitted to the Whitehorse Star on Friday, November 6, 2015 by Stacey Hassard, Minister of Economic Development and Scott Kent, Minister of Highways & Public Works For the past four plus years, our government has been focused on making investments to create an environment that allows Yukoners to succeed in their business ventures and […]

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Working together to improve the Alaska Highway

As Submitted to the Whitehorse Star on Friday, April 17th, 2015 by Scott Kent, Minister of Highways &Public Works I write this letter to clarify misinformation and rumours surrounding the Whitehorse Corridor Draft Functional Plan for the Alaska Highway. I want to ensure that people have the facts so they can participate fully in this […]

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NDP obviously don’t drive the Campbell Highway

As Submitted to Yukon newspapers on Friday, April 17th, 2015 by Scott Kent, Minister of Highways &Public Works The NDP continue to misinterpret budget documents and draw incorrect conclusions. A recent letter to the editor and press release claimed that the Yukon government had spent $7.25 million in 2012-2013 to reconstruct the Robert Campbell Highway […]

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Placer Mining and Reality TV

As submitted to Yukon newspapers on Monday, March 23rd, 2015 by Scott Kent, Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Dear Editor, Last week, a letter to the editor was published from Stuart Schmidt, a well-regarded Yukon placer miner and president of the Klondike Placer Miners’ Association. Mr. Schmidt expressed his grave concern about the impression […]

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Continued progress on securing Yukon’s energy future

As Submitted to the Whitehorse Star on Friday, December 5, 2014 by Minister responsible for Yukon Development Corporation Scott Kent It’s no secret that the provision of reliable, affordable, clean energy is an issue of utmost importance for all Yukoners. With the release of Yukon Development Corporation (YDC)’s hydroelectric power work plan earlier this year, […]

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Harvest Time in Yukon

As submitted to the Whitehorse Star on Friday, October 10th, 2014 by Scott Kent, Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources As Thanksgiving approaches and the snow begins to fall, we’re reminded that the long days of summer are behind us. Now is the time to prepare for the winter season. Autumn is also a great […]

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Placer Mining: a mainstay of Yukon’s economy

As submitted to the Whitehorse Star on Friday, August 15th, 2014 by Scott Kent, Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources As a Yukoner, or someone even remotely familiar with Yukon history, it’s more than likely you already know that mining has played a significant role in the cultural and economic history of our territory. But […]

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Meeting the need for reliable backup power

As submitted to the Whitehorse Star on Friday, July 18th, 2014 by Scott Kent, Minister responsible for the Yukon Development Corporation/Yukon Energy Corporation Construction has begun on a facility to house two new liquefied natural gas (LNG) engines in Whitehorse, an important step toward improving the reliability and affordability of our backup power system for […]

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