Statement from Scott Kent on Barrick Gold Investment in ATAC Resources Ltd.

WHITEHORSE - “We are very pleased to hear today’s announcement that Barrick Gold Corporation has invested $8.3 million in ATAC Resources Ltd. to acquire interest in the Rackla Gold Project here in Yukon.

“This is yet another encouraging announcement for Yukon’s economy. It is promising to see more and more companies invest in Yukon as these projects will directly and indirectly benefit Yukon communities while offering up potential job opportunities for hundreds of skilled Yukoners.

“The Yukon Party has always had the goal of ensuring the territory emerged from global economic downturn better than it entered it and today’s announcement is a positive one. We remain dedicated to promoting Yukon as a prime area for investment and recently sent a delegation to promote investment in the territory at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s Annual Convention.

“I offer my congratulations to ATAC and Barrick Gold for their promising future endeavours here in the territory.”

Madison Pearson
Communications Advisor

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