Arctic Winter Games to cost $6 million

The 2012 Arctic Winter Games will cost $6,105,000, says a bid package prepared by city officials. The city will pony up $400,000.

The 2012 Arctic Winter Games will cost $6,105,000, says a bid package prepared by city officials.

The city will pony up $400,000.

Sponsorship, merchandising and contributions from the territorial and federal governments will provide the rest.

The $400,000 coming from city coffers is equal to 2000, when Whitehorse hosted the Canada Winter Games.

The Arctic Winter Games could mean a 2.5 per cent increase in taxes, reported administrative services director Robert Fendrick in September.