New Dawson Regional Planning Commission Formed

This is the logo of the Dawson Planning CommissionThe Government of Yukon and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in have formed the new Dawson Regional Land Use Planning Commission. The Yukon and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in governments each nominated three people to the six-person Commission in accordance with the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Final Agreement.

The new members of the Commission are:

  • Alice McCulley
  • Angie Joseph-Rear
  • Art Webster
  • Dan Reynolds
  • Debbie Nagano
  • John Flynn

The new Commission will develop a plan for future land use in the region with assistance from the Yukon Land Use Planning Council. The Commission’s work will be guided by the Terms of Reference agreed to by the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and Yukon governments.

Working with the governments and through public participation, the Commission will develop a regional land use plan for Settlement and Non-Settlement Land that is consistent with, and achieves, the objectives of Chapter 11 of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Final Agreement.

The Yukon Land Use Planning Council will help in the training and orientation of the new members in spring 2019. In addition, the Council will provide technical support in the development of the recommended plan.

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New Senior Planner Hired

Tim Van Hinte by waterThe Yukon Land Use Planning Council has hired Tim Van Hinte as the Senior Land Use Planner to assist the Dawson Regional Planning Commission. Tim brings a range of planning experience from across Canada and is looking forward to assisting the Commission in developing the regional plan.

Happy New Year! Commission Update Jan 2021

Thank you to those of you who attended our last Commission meeting (virtually) on December 15th. We had some really engaging presentations at our public meeting from KPMA, Newmont, and the Cumulative Effects Intergovernmental working group.  The Commission then continued their important work over the next two days in a series of working sessions.  

The following information is now available on our website:

Planning Process Transparency - As part of this past meeting, the Commission had a question and answer period with the public and we found it to be very engaging. One of the key questions asked was about transparency in the planning process. We wanted to share a few points on this topic with you that were expressed by the Commission Chair and staff at the meeting:

Commission Update - October 16, 2020

The Dawson Regional Planning Commission and staff would like to thank those of you who attended our last meeting (either in person or virtually) on October 6, 2020. We just wanted to share a quick update with you on our progress and next steps in the planning process:

New information on our website: The following documents are now on our website ( for your information:

      Next Steps: The Commission and staff are beginning to draft management directions for the planning region. This step requires analysis of available information, including areas identified as having significant economic, ecological and/or cultural value within the planning region. At their working session on October 7th, the Commission received preliminary information on conservation priorities from the Canadian Wildlife Service, Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in and Yukon Government. This information will be used, together with economic and cultural information, to develop land use options and strategies in the Draft Plan. The team will continue with this work in the fall and winter and we are anticipating release of the Draft Plan in the spring of 2021 followed by a comprehensive public engagement process.

Next Commission Meeting: The Commission is planning to hold its next meeting in early December.  More details on this will be made available soon.  Any comments or suggestions for improvement that you may have can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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