When mining harms tourism

When mining harms tourism As a Yukoner I am following with interest the dealings of our government in regards to mining in the territory. I personally visit Keno two to three times in the summer for recreational purposes and have sent, over the last 12

As a Yukoner I am following with interest the dealings of our government in regards to mining in the territory. I personally visit Keno two to three times in the summer for recreational purposes and have sent, over the last 12 years, from $1,000 to $12,000 worth of tourism business into region.

Every year I send about 400 tourists with a rental car or RV into the territory with maps and suggestions which include exploring the Silver Trail.

I am appalled that our government has not reacted in a more professional way and assisted the community of Keno.

I can’t believe that a government spends significant amounts of taxpayer dollars investing in tourism development in a community and than ignores all of it when the mining industry comes knocking.

It looks like we are moving from the slogan Larger than Life into Larger Dollars, Bigger Impact.

Leo Boon

Big Bear Adventure Tours

Whitehorse