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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.

Aug 21 15

Water Ceremony for the Peel and a BBQ taking place today in support of #ProtectPeel
Water Ceremony for the Peel and a BBQ taking place today in support of #ProtectPeel Peel Watershed Case proceedings underway in the Yukon Supreme Court of Appeal

Aug 19 15

The fight to protect the Peel returns to the Yukon Supreme Court of Appeal this week
The fight to protect the Peel River Watershed returns to the Yukon Supreme Court of Appeal this week What: The Peel River Watershed case returns to court on Thursday, with Thomas R. Berger, O.C., Q.C., and the legal team for the respondents, defending against an appeal by the Yukon Government that the Yukon Supreme Court ruling by Justice Ronald Veale be dismissed. The court case will be heard at the Yukon Court of Appeal in Whitehorse, Aug 20-21, 2015.

Aug 03 15

First Nation Youth Experience the Peel Firsthand
On Friday, Peel First Nation youth completed a 500-kilometre paddling journey that began on the Wind River and finished in Fort McPherson. CPAWS Yukon is thrilled to have offered this experience to five youth: Prairie Dawn Edwards, Ehdiitat Gwichin (Aklavik), Robert Neyando, Gwichya Gwichin (Tsiigehtchic), Bobbi Rose Koe, Tetlit Gwichin (Fort McPherson), Geri Lee Buyck, Nacho Nyak Dun (Mayo) and Dana Tizya-Tram, Vuntut Gwichin (Old Crow).

Jul 13 15

Yukon has progress to make on wilderness protection: CPAWS report
Whitehorse – In its latest annual report released in advance of Canada Parks Day, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling Canada out for falling behind most other countries in protecting its land and fresh water. CPAWS’ 2015 report, Protecting Canada: Is it in our nature? assesses whether our governments are on track to meet their collective international commitment to protect at least 17% of our land and fresh water by 2020, and to improve the quality of our protected areas.

Jul 09 15

Youth to Experience the Peel Firsthand
CPAWS Yukon is excited to announce the launch of its Youth Leadership canoe trip on the Wind River. The 400-kilometre journey will take five First Nation youth from Peel communities through some of the most pristine, remote wilderness in the world, learning to navigate whitewater, live in the wilds, and work as a team. During this three-week leadership training opportunity participants will be paddling, hiking and engaging creatively with the landscape, offering the next generation of Peel champions first-hand experience in this wild region.

Apr 28 15

Maude Barlow Travels to the Yukon to Share a Vision of a Blue Future
Former UN Senior Advisor on Water, Maude Barlow, will travel to Whitehorse on Monday, May 4th to discuss important water issues with Yukoners. The activist, author, and policy critic will address fifty Yukoners in a morning workshop, followed by an evening public lecture at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre. Both events are being hosted by CPAWS Yukon.

Mar 10 15

CPAWS Yukon appalled by leaked Yukon Government response to Fracking Committee report
CPAWS Yukon is appalled by the leaked response of Yukon Government to the January 19, 2015 Final Report of the Select Committee on the Risks and Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing. The committee’s final report makes a convincing case that fracking cannot be done safely and that the Yukon public is strongly opposed to its implementation.

Mar 10 15

CPAWS Yukon appalled by leaked Yukon Government response to Fracking Committee report
CPAWS Yukon is appalled by the leaked response of Yukon Government to the January 19, 2015 Final Report of the Select Committee on the Risks and Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing. The committee’s final report makes a convincing case that fracking cannot be done safely and that the Yukon public is strongly opposed to its implementation.

Mar 10 15

CPAWS Yukon appalled by leaked Yukon Government response to Fracking Committee report
CPAWS Yukon is appalled by the leaked response of Yukon Government to the January 19, 2015 Final Report of the Select Committee on the Risks and Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing. The committee’s final report makes a convincing case that fracking cannot be done safely and that the Yukon public is strongly opposed to its implementation.

Feb 26 15

Wild and Scenic Film Festival Comes to Whitehorse
One of the largest environmental- and outdoor-pursuit-themed film festivals in North America will be making its Yukon debut on March 5th at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre. CPAWS Yukon has secured the rights to bring the Wild and Scenic Film Festival to Whitehorse audiences as a fundraiser for the campaign to protect the Peel Watershed.

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