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Yukon mines grapple with big challenges

Low prices, permitting problems and high costs force all three operations to downshift or juggle output in response to roadblocks

Yukon Territory, lauded in recent years for its mine-friendly business climate, boast three operating mines coming online in the past seven years as well as strong prospects for more than doubling that number by 2020.

Yet all three mines have hit rough patches in their operations in 2014 for distinctly different reasons.

"It's been a little bit challenging for each of the producing mines this year...


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