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Officials from the Government of Canada, Government of Yukon, Dawson City and the Klondike Development Organization announced on Aug. 12 that Canada and the Yukon are investing in more reliable and efficient energy generation in Dawson City.

The Canadian government is investing $486,000 through the Arctic Energy Fund and $68,000 through the Northern REACHE program. The Yukon government is contributing $75,000 while the Klondike Development Organization is investing $101,949. The City of Dawson is putting up $11,500.

The Klondike Development Organization, through this project, will build a solar power project on the city’s former land treatment facility.

“The project aims to offset the community’s carbon footprint through the production of renewable energy,” said the press release.

“The opportunity to take an otherwise unusable brownfield site and generate renewable electricity from our famous ‘midnight sun’ was irresistible,” said Klondike Development Organization president Jackie Olson.

[John Tonin]

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