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Placer Forum online, Nov 21

November 20, 2021
Hello Gold Fans, The full Placer Forum, scheduled for November 21st, is cancelled given the recent surge in Covid cases. We feel it is important to have an in-person option and opportunity to discuss subject material with the experts. Instead, YGS will virtually present the Industry Overview talk at 10 am (MST) on Sunday November […]

2021 AGM

September 7, 2021
Dawson City – The Klondike Placer Miners’ Association (KPMA) held its Annual General Meeting September 3rd at the Palace Grand in Dawson City. Included in the AGM business was the election of officers, and one new director was elected to serve the membership. The KPMA would like to welcome new Director Liam Ferguson to the board, and extend […]

2021 AGM Friday Sept 4, Palace Grand in Dawson, 5pm

August 24, 2021
The KPMA AGM will be held on Friday, September 3rd at the Palace Grand Theatre in Dawson City, starting at 5pm. As usual, the first portion of the meeting is open to the public, followed by an election of directors by the voting membership. The venue recommends masks are worn until folks are seated. Capacity […]

 

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Placer Forum online, Nov 21

November 20, 2021
Hello Gold Fans, The full Placer Forum, scheduled for November 21st, is cancelled given the recent surge in Covid cases. We feel it is important to have an in-person option and opportunity to discuss subject material with the experts. Instead, YGS will virtually present the Industry Overview talk at 10 am (MST) on Sunday November […]

2021 AGM

September 7, 2021
Dawson City – The Klondike Placer Miners’ Association (KPMA) held its Annual General Meeting September 3rd at the Palace Grand in Dawson City. Included in the AGM business was the election of officers, and one new director was elected to serve the membership. The KPMA would like to welcome new Director Liam Ferguson to the board, and extend […]

2021 AGM Friday Sept 4, Palace Grand in Dawson, 5pm

August 24, 2021
The KPMA AGM will be held on Friday, September 3rd at the Palace Grand Theatre in Dawson City, starting at 5pm. As usual, the first portion of the meeting is open to the public, followed by an election of directors by the voting membership. The venue recommends masks are worn until folks are seated. Capacity […]

Alternative Self-Isolation Plan (ASIP) for Dawson Hotels

March 6, 2021
It’s here! The new Guidelines to safely self-isolate in a Dawson City hotel are online. The form you need to complete can be found here. Placer miners must submit their operational plan to the Covid Response Unit at COVID19INFO@Yukon.ca for review and approval to be eligible for this alternative self-isolation process. You may not travel to Yukon until you have received this […]

KPMA Mineral Development Strategy Response

February 22, 2021
The KPMA encourages ALL Yukoners to provide feedback on the draft strategy. WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP in supporting our comments. This is a numbers game and the deck is staked against us. Have your say! Let the Panel know what you think, and if you support the KPMA’s submission, let them know that too. YMDS RESPONSES […]

KPMA response to the Yukon Mineral Development Strategy

February 19, 2021
The Public Comment period for the MDS closes at 4:30pm on Monday February 22nd, 2021. Upload a written response or Complete this survey. I encourage you to read the recommendations and submit your responses before its too late. To read the KPMA’s submission, please click here.

TH and KPMA – Working Together

January 25, 2021
After signing a Letter of Understanding in 2019 with Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, delegates from both the KPMA and TH have been meeting quarterly to discuss issues that bring us together. Last week we joined efforts to present a giant cheque to support some great initiatives at the Robert Service Secondary School in Dawson. The funds will go towards: purchasing camping […]

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
Check out our latest video!

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!