The unbearable lightness of Whitehorse

The unbearable lightness of Whitehorse It is great to see the Hamilton Way Extension nearing completion, but I was annoyed when I noticed the number of lights that are being added along the roadside. Copper Ridge is awash in an overabundance of artific

It is great to see the Hamilton Way Extension nearing completion, but I was annoyed when I noticed the number of lights that are being added along the roadside.

Copper Ridge is awash in an overabundance of artificial light.

When one walks out at night, it is impossible to glimpse the night sky.

Copper Ridge already has so many lights that, from any given perspective during an evening stroll, one can observe 20 to 30 such lights. In the winter at 30 below, when the beauty of the Yukon night sky can be most appreciated, the casual stroller is blinded by the awesome luminosity of light after light after light.

The city could easily reduce the number of lights by half and still provide adequate illumination for strollers, like myself.

This obsession with lighting is costly and unnecessary; it also pollutes the surrounding environment, which we have a right to enjoy.

Please take down half of all lights in the Copper Ridge area and please do not erect all those damn lights along the Hamilton extension.

Michael Reed

Whitehorse