Anti fracking speakers tour territory

Anti-fracking speakers tour territory The Yukon Conservation Society will host two speakers next week on northern B.C.'s experience with hydraulic fracturing and the shale gas industry.

The Yukon Conservation Society will host two speakers next week on northern B.C.‘s experience with hydraulic fracturing and the shale gas industry.

Caleb Behn, who is Eh-Cho Dene and Dunne Za/Cree, has a law degree from the University of Victoria with a specialization in environmental law and sustainability.

Damien Gillis is an environmental journalist who is currently working on a film about Behn’s experiences with fracking in his homeland in northern B.C.

The two will show selections from the forthcoming film, Fractured Land, tell stories and answer questions.

The event will take place on Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Beringia Centre in Whitehorse.

Then the speakers will travel to Dawson, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Danoja Zho Cultural Centre.

On Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. they will speak at the Northern Lights Centre in Watson Lake.

The Yukon Legislative Assembly’s select committee on the risks and benefits of hydraulic fracturing will visit Haines Junction, Carcross and Whitehorse the following week.

To pre-register to speak at one of those hearings, visit the Yukon Legislative Assembly website or call 667-5494.

The Haines Junction hearing will take place at the St. Elias Community Centre, Sept. 23 at 5 p.m.

In Carcross, the committee will be at the Carcross Community Club at 5 p.m. on September 24.

And in Whitehorse, the hearings will be at 5 p.m. on Sept. 25 and at 1 p.m. on Sept. 27 at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.

(Jacqueline Ronson)

Blue bin recycling expands

The Blue Bin Recycling Society has expanded to new neighbourhoods, again.

What began as a Riverdale pilot project now covers most of the city.

For $20 a month, the society will provide you with a blue bin and clear, compostable bags.

All you have to do is rinse your recyclables and put them to the curb every other week. No sorting required.

The society now offers the service Riverdale, Porter Creek, Crestview, the Hamilton Boulevard subdivisions, Takhini, Hillcrest, Valleyview, Downtown, Whistle Bend, Takhini Mobile Trailer Park, Northland Park and Benchmark.

Visit www.yukonbluebins.com to sign up.

(Jacqueline Ronson)

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