A recipe for disaster

A recipe for disaster Open letter to Piers McDonald, chair of Yukon Energy: After the collision on the Riverdale bridge on May 27, which blocked access in and out of both Riverdale and the hospital, it was noted by both the mayor and the head of EMR that

Open letter to Piers McDonald, chair of Yukon Energy:

After the collision on the Riverdale bridge on May 27, which blocked access in and out of both Riverdale and the hospital, it was noted by both the mayor and the head of EMR that the road over the Yukon Energy dam was the emergency back-up access to the area.

Why on earth is Yukon Energy being allowed to place its liquified natural gas project right beside the access to this critical infrastructure? I have noted in my submissions to YESAB that I was concerned that all of the crucial energy infrastructure being located in one area is a recipe for disaster.

As you know, I was on the Yukon Energy board when the hydro plant, control system and corporate offices burnt down in October 1997. We were lucky, and we had extremely dedicated hardworking staff that made all the difference.

LNG is a volatile fuel. I shudder from the thought of a leak or incident beside the only vehicle access into the Yukon Energy compound. I was worried about the company’s staff, but now I’m worried for the people of Riverdale and the rest of us with the hospital.

The Yukon Energy board needs to meet with its shareholders, the Yukon people, and hear their concerns about the LNG project. We also want to hear from your board why you think this is such a good idea. I have little trust in your CEO and his consultants.

Sally Wright

Kluane Lake

Just Posted

VIDEO: Whitehorse resident turns 100

Olive Patton celebrated earlier this month

Hospital cancels Whitehorse woman’s surgery 45 minutes beforehand

Patricia Nowell-Lindquist had changed into a gown and was fully prepped when she was told the news

UPDATED: Cross Country Yukon starts GoFundMe campaign for stolen pump

The theft means snowmaking is on hold until a replacement is found

Rams, Crusaders continue Super Volley winning streaks

Vanier secures first overall in boys standings

Commentary: Does Yukon need a United Way?

“The reason we ask is that we may not be sustainable”

Whitehorse FC sides impress at B.C. tournaments

Four teams, four tournaments, only one loss

Yukon soccer teams represent at Canada Soccer National Championships U15 Cup

“Everybody brought their game to a totally new level and set a (new) bar”

Yukonomist: The greying of the Yukon

It’s the kind of thing you might see in a society that suffered a major war twenty years ago

History Hunter: New book honours fallen Yukoners of World War I

The book introduces the story of Yukon’s wartime involvement and describes heroic contributions

U Kon Echelon holds weekend mountain bike racing camp in Whitehorse

“It’s incredible the changes I’m seeing from when we started in September to now”

Liberals to scope out ‘efficiencies’ in departments

The premier was asked about ostensible reductions to department budgets at question period

You and your new car warranty

There are some things that may put your new vehicle or extended warranty at risk

Most Read