“Tourism to the Yukon should and will be enhanced” was the message of Premier Darrell Pasloski when he visited Little Yukon in Hannover, Germany.
So many people from the German-speaking countries would like to see and enjoy the great assets of the territory: wilderness and wildlife.
But is it true that the same government who encourages people to come and experience the beauty of Canada’s true North seriously considers allowing development off the Dempster Highway for gas and oil?
Who wants to travel so far just to see oil towers? And what about roadside killing? I have heard that shooting bears feeding along the roads is legal?
Tourists want to see the mammals they do not have any more in their own countries. What is already lost and extinguished in Germany and Austria – a balanced ecosystem – is what we hope to find in the Yukon.
Germans and Austrians have destroyed their ecosystems by taking out the predators and extracting the resources local geography had to offer. But those European countries later spent a fortune to restore and naturalize as much as possible.
Any kind of fracking would be never accepted by the public in Germany or Austria. Please, Yukon, do not make the same mistakes.