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Here you'll find official news releases from CPAWS yukon. Clicking on a link will you take to the chapter's website.

Oct 12 16

This election CPAWS is taking unprecedented action to put Yukon’s environment first
CPAWS Yukon and the Yukon Conservation Society held a joint press conference on Wednesday October 12th to affirm the importance of the environment in Yukon's territorial election and announce their plans for voter outreach.

Aug 11 16

Connected to the land: Chris Rider meets the Peel community of Fort McPherson
Chris Rider, CPAWS Yukon's Executive Director, reflects on the time he spent welcoming the Youth of the Peel off the water and talking with people in Fort MacPherson who are deeply connected to the Peel.

Jul 20 16

CPAWS urges Premiers to protect Canada’s wilderness and confront climate change
As Canada’s thirteen territorial and provincial Premiers meet in Whitehorse this week to collaborate on issues of national importance, CPAWS Yukon is calling on our nation’s leaders to implement strong action on climate change, including emissions reductions and protection of Canada’s wilderness.

Jul 11 16

CPAWS National sounds alarm over Parks Canada’s shift away from nature conservation
In its latest annual report released in advance of Canada Parks Day, the national office of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling on Parks Canada to re‐focus on its legal obligation to protect nature as the first priority for managing our national parks, and to immediately stop development in Banff and Jasper National Parks.

Jun 28 16

Yukoners gather as Peel enters national spotlight
Over 130 Peel supporters came together in Whitehorse last week to hear the latest on the Peel Watershed legal case. The event followed the Supreme Court of Canada’s announcement that the application for leave to appeal filed by CPAWS Yukon and its partners had been granted and that the case will be heard in Ottawa in 2017.

Jun 09 16

Peel Watershed Case headed to the Supreme Court of Canada
On June 9th 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada gave notice that it will be hearing The First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun et al v Government of Yukon, otherwise known as the Peel Watershed case. The case will be heard in Ottawa after leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada was submitted by the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun, the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in, the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, CPAWS Yukon and the Yukon Conservation Society in December 2015.

Dec 15 15

Application for Leave to Appeal to be Filed with the Supreme Court of Canada
After careful consideration of the Yukon Court of Appeal’s decision in the Peel Watershed case, the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun, the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in, the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, CPAWS Yukon and Yukon Conservation Society have decided to apply for leave to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Dec 09 15

Press Conference and Public Event to Address What’s Next for the Peel?
On Tuesday, December 15th two events in Whitehorse will help answer the question of what’s next for the Peel. These events will address the Yukon Court of Appeal’s ruling with respect to the Peel Watershed and the next steps planned in response by the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun, Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in, Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, CPAWS Yukon and Yukon Conservation Society.

Nov 25 15

Yukon to Send a Message to COP 21
On Sunday, November 29th from 1 to 2 pm Yukoners are gathering together in Shipyards Park to send a message to COP 21, the global climate negotiations that get underway in Paris the following day.

Nov 04 15

Court of Appeal upholds integrity of Final Agreements while Sending Peel Back to the Drawing Board
Earlier today, Chief Justice Bauman, Madam Justice Smith and Justice Goepel of the Yukon Court of Appeal confirmed the Yukon Government failed to honour its treaty obligations with respect to the Peel Watershed Land Use Plan.

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