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Klondike Placer Miners’ Association Annual General Meeting

September 7, 2020
September 7, 2020 Dawson City – The Klondike Placer Miners’ Association (KPMA) held its Annual General Meeting last week at the Palace Grand, seeing no change to the Directors. KPMA bylaws prescribe that approximately one half of the directors be elected every other year for a two-year term to maintain continuity among the board. Directors who […]

KPMA Merchandise

August 21, 2020
The Klondike Placer Miners’ Association is proud to unveil our new merchandise catalogue! Prices include GST. Flannel shirts, safety hoodies, t-shirts and more, we’ve got a great selection of new items we hope you’ll love, as well as some old favourites. Order now to pickup by the end of the season (or earlier). A big […]

May 15 Update

May 15, 2020
To our Community; In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the KPMA will be publishing a portion of weekly membership newsletters on this website to better share some of the information and initiatives we are taking. This posting is not a complete newsletter, please contact the office if you are interested in becoming a member. There […]

 

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Klondike Placer Miners’ Association Annual General Meeting

September 7, 2020
September 7, 2020 Dawson City – The Klondike Placer Miners’ Association (KPMA) held its Annual General Meeting last week at the Palace Grand, seeing no change to the Directors. KPMA bylaws prescribe that approximately one half of the directors be elected every other year for a two-year term to maintain continuity among the board. Directors who […]

KPMA Merchandise

August 21, 2020
The Klondike Placer Miners’ Association is proud to unveil our new merchandise catalogue! Prices include GST. Flannel shirts, safety hoodies, t-shirts and more, we’ve got a great selection of new items we hope you’ll love, as well as some old favourites. Order now to pickup by the end of the season (or earlier). A big […]

May 15 Update

May 15, 2020
To our Community; In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the KPMA will be publishing a portion of weekly membership newsletters on this website to better share some of the information and initiatives we are taking. This posting is not a complete newsletter, please contact the office if you are interested in becoming a member. There […]

April 17 Update

April 18, 2020
To our Community; There have been some updates related to Covid-19 (look at Yukon.ca/Covid-19 for all the most recent and accurate information), of particular note this week the borders are being controlled with more vigilance. This means that miners and employees have to prove they have isolation plans arranged and a job starting at the end of those 14 days. Many of […]

April 10 Update

April 10, 2020
To our Community; In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the KPMA will be publishing our weekly membership newsletters on this website to better share some of the information and initiatives we are taking. This posting is not a complete newsletter, please contact the office if you are interested in becoming a member. Another week in […]

Update from the KPMA

April 3, 2020
To our Community; In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the KPMA will be publishing our weekly membership newsletters on this website to better share some of the information and initiatives we are taking. This posting is not a complete newsletter, please contact the office if you are interested in becoming a member. It was another […]

KPMA’s Covid-19 Response

April 2, 2020
April 2 2020 RE:  KPMA Covid-19 Response On behalf of the Klondike Placer Miners’ Association (KPMA), I would like to share some information about how our industry is dealing with Covid-19 pandemic as we start to prepare for the 2020 mining season. The majority of Yukon placer miners live in the Territory, at least seasonally, and […]

Dawson Region Planning Commission

December 2, 2019
The KPMA will be presenting in Dawson to the Planning Commission and other stakeholders on December 4th. The public has until December 6th to comment on the Plan www.dawson.planyukon.ca. We encourage you to let your voice be heard!

New Board of Directors

September 16, 2019
The election of board of directors at our AGM September 6th resulted in a few changes. Let’s start with a big thank you to retiring President Mike McDougall for all your hard work over your many years as President of the KPMA, we’re grateful you’ve decided to stay on as a Director! And let’s all […]

Latest Video “It’s In Our Daily Lives” now online!

June 18, 2019
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New Video “It’s In Our Stories” Now Online!

May 10, 2018
Please check out our latest video “It’s In Our Stories” today”

Open Letter on Placer Gold Royalties from KPMA President

September 20, 2017
Discussions around gold royalty rates have been ongoing for much of my near 35 years in the placer mining industry, and are usually motivated by three common factors; ignorance, greed and envy. I will attempt to address the topic accordingly. First of all, Yukon placer mines are not corporate, we are largely family based. Publicly-traded […]

Exciting Paleontological Find on Yukon Placer Mine

September 13, 2017
Dawson – On Monday September 11th, placer miner Stuart Schmidt unearthed an intact skull of the now extinct North American Helmeted Muskoxen, Bootherium bombifrons, a distant relative of today’s tundra muskox. The discovery was made on Canyon Creek, a tributary of Little Blanche Creek in the Indian River valley south of Dawson City. “I just […]

Klondike Placer Miners’ Association Holds Successful Annual General Meeting

September 8, 2017
Dawson – Klondike Placer Miners’ Association (KPMA) held a successful Annual General Meeting last week at the YOOP Hall which saw the re-election of board members Dan Caley, Mike Heisey, Neil Loveless, John McConnell and Stuart Schmidt.  KPMA bylaws determine that approximately one half of the directors be elected every other year for a two-year […]

Government Seeking Feedback on Carbon Tax and Marijuana

September 7, 2017
A carbon tax is coming next year and the Yukon government expects it to add 2.33 cents per litre to the price of gasoline in 2018. This will rise to approximately 11.63 cents per litre in 2022. We strongly encourage all placer miners and Yukoners to take a few minutes to complete the survey which […]

Investment in Resource Roads Announced

September 7, 2017
The governments of Canada and Yukon jointly announced $360 Million in road upgrades which would include the Dawson Range. Read more at the link below! http://www.gov.yk.ca/news/17-177.html

Funding for Mineral Exploration Projects

May 18, 2017
http://www.gov.yk.ca/news/17-107.html

New KPMA Video on Social Media!

December 2, 2016
Check it out now!

UPCOMING EVENTS

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PAST EVENTS

Yukon Women in Mining Extravaganza

When: Mon May 15 2017 4:15 AM - Sat May 20 5:15 AM
Where: Pelly (May 15), Faro (May 17), Dawson City (May 19-20)

KPMA Spring Meeting

YOOP Hall, Dawson City (KPMA Members Only)

When: Fri May 19 2017 4:15 AM - 5:15 AM
Where: YOOP Hall, Dawson City

Dawson City International Gold Show

When: Fri May 19 2017 4:15 AM - Sat May 20 5:15 AM
Where: Recreation Centre, Dawson City

Bill Bowie Dinner & Auction

When: Fri May 19 2017 4:15 AM - 5:15 AM

KPMA Barbeque and Dance

Tickets on sale now at the Eldorado Hotel, $60 adult, $30 youth (7-18), Kids 6 and under FREE! This year's band will be Soul Migration from Whitehorse. Bring the whole family!

When: Fri August 18 2017 6:00 PM - Sat August 19 1:45 AM
Where: Art & Margaret Fry Arena Property

Yukon Discovery Day Weekend & Festival

When: Fri August 18 2017 6:15 PM - Sun August 20 7:15 AM

KPMA Annual General Meeting

The KPMA AGM is fast approaching! Please come out to renew your membership, vote for the directors and catch up on all things current.

And be sure to stick around for the industry appreciation reception hosted by Technic, starting at 7 pm at the Eldorado.

We hope to see you there!

When: Fri September 1 2017 5:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Yukon Placer Forum

The 2017 Yukon Placer Forum is fast approaching. We hope to see you all there as well as at the following reception. See below for the complete list of speakers and to RSVP.

ADMISSION FREE!
8:30 - 9:00 Meet and Greet
9:00 - 9:30 Yukon Placer Industry Overview
Jeff Bond and Sydney van Loon (Yukon Geological Survey)
9:30 - 9:50 Placer gold grains are really complicated things
Dr. Rob Chapman - (Leeds University)
9:50 - 10:10 Evolution of placer deposits in Gladstone Creek
Derek Cronmiller (Simon Fraser University)
10:10 - 10:30 Evaluating the placer potential of the Coffee Creek district
Shawn Ryan (Ryanwood Exploration)
10:30 - 10:50 coffee break
10:50 - 11:10 Tr’ondëk–Klondike: Culture and Co-existence
Molly Shore (Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in)
11:10 - 11:30 Landscape antiquity and modelling ancient drainage reversals of southern Yukon
James J. Ryan, Nathan Hayward and Lionel E. Jackson (Geological Survey of Canada)
11:30 - 11:50 Little Squaw Placer Deposit, Nyac Mining – Alaska
Randy Clarkson (New Era Engineering)
11:50 - 11:55 Klondike Placer Miners Association - Video (Jonas Smith)
11:55 - 12:05 Yukon Beringia Research Award (Presented by Minister Jeanie Dendys)
12:05 - 1:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00 - 1:05 Afternoon opening remarks
Minister Ranj Pillai
1:05 - 1:35 Fish habitat management system and placer mining
CMI, DFO and KPMA
1:35 - 1:50 Historic Placer Files Update
Sydney van Loon (Yukon Geological Survey)
1:50 - 2:10 Archaeology of the Klondike
Christian Thomas and Ty Heffner (Heritage Resources)
2:10 - 2:30 coffee break
2:30 - 2:50 Bird Communities in Passively Reclaimed Placer Mines in the Klondike
Gold Fields -- There's No Comparison
Allison Patterson and Mike Setterington (EDI)
2:50 - 3:10 Wetland Map: Indian River Valley and Tributaries
Karen McKenna (CryoGeographic) and Robin McKillop (Palmer Environmental Consulting Group)
3:10 - 3:30 Indian River floodplain evolution
Jeff Bond and Sydney van Loon (Yukon Geological Survey)
3:30 - 4:00 CAT Undercarriage works and wear
Finning

4:00 - 5:30 Reception hosted by the KPMA & sponsored by Finning

PLEASE RSVP
Jeff Bond
Sydney van Loon
867-667-8514

When: Sun November 19 2017 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Where: Gold Rush, Town Hall room

Save the Date - KPMA Gold Show Meeting May 18 2018

Our spring meeting is coming up Friday May 18 at 3:00 pm at the YOOP Hall in Dawson City. And be sure to pick up your tickets to the Bill Bowie Dinner, with proceeds from the social lubricant sales going to the KPMA.

When: Fri April 20 2018 12:00 PM - Fri May 18 11:45 PM

KPMA Barbeque and Dance

Art and Margaret Fry Arena
Dinner and Doors at 6:00, band at 9:00
Featuring Musical Entertainment by
SOUL MIGRATION
Tickets $60 ages 19 and over, $30 ages 7-18, kids 6 and under are FREE
Available at the Eldorado Hotel
Brought to you by FINNING CANADA

When: Fri August 17 2018 6:00 PM - 11:55 PM

KPMA Annual General Meeting

Specific times and location to be announced shortly, but be sure to stick around for a while afterward for the industry appreciation reception hosted by Technic!

When: Fri September 7 2018 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Yukon Placer Forum and Finning Reception

The 2018 Yukon Geological Survey's Placer Forum is coming soon! Be sure to hang around afterward for a beverage and a snack at the KPMA's reception brought to you by Finning Canada.

When: Sun November 18 2018 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Where: Gold Rush, Town Hall room

KPMA Spring Meeting

Save the date for the KPMA spring meeting. It will run from 3:00-5:00. We hope to see you there, but if you can't make it be sure to swing by our booth at the Gold Show.

When: Fri May 17 2019 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: YOOP Hall, Dawson City

KPMA 40th Annual BBQ and Dance

The McLean Girls with guests The Nashville Nuggets

Doors at 5:30, Dinner at 6:00, Show at 7:15
Adult (19+) $65
Youth (15-18) $30
Children (6-14) $20
5 and under Free
(capacity permitting, extra tickets to the dance after dinner will be sold at the door for $30)
On sale now at the Eldorado Hotel in Dawson, cash only!

Proudly brought to you by our friends at Finning and Victoria Gold Corp.

When: Fri June 28 2019 5:30 PM - 11:55 PM
Where: Palace Grand Theatre

2019 KPMA Annual General Meeting

***Please note the change in location***
The Annual General Meeting of the Klondike Placer Miners' Association shall be held on:

Friday September 6, 2019
Downtown Hotel
5:00 - 7:00 pm

The AGM also means that it's time to renew your membership, as the KPMA membership year runs Sept. 1 - Aug. 31.

Please visit https://www.kpma.ca/members/ to renew your membership now!

When: Fri September 6 2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Downtown Hotel, Dawson City Yukon

2020 Annual General Meeting

The 2020 AGM will be held September 4th at the Palace Grand in Dawson City at 5pm. This year's meeting will be limited to 50 people inside, appropriately spaced, due to Covid restrictions. If you could please limit your business or operation to one attendee to ensure everyone can enter that would be very appreciated, there will be standing room available for additional people outside as per the Dawson Fire Chief.

Masks will be made available to anyone that would like one, hand sanitizer will be required at entry. The meeting will start at 5pm, the first potion will be open to presenters followed by a membership-only meeting and election. See you there!

When: Fri September 4 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Palace Grand, Dawson City

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