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Government crafts plan for Peel region

Taking "balanced" approach in land-use scheme enables officials to offer mining opportunities in 71 percent of the watershed area

The Government of Yukon released a final land use plan for the Peel River Watershed region Jan. 21, sparking sharp criticism in recent weeks from the major stakeholders in the agreement and at least one appeal.

In unveiling the plan, Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski touted the "balanced approach" the government took to protect the natural environment while respecting all sectors of the territory's e...


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