Council OKs new docks for Schwatka Lake

Whitehorse city council voted to add $43,000 to the budget to pay for two new docks on the western shore of Schwatka Lake on May 23.

Whitehorse city council voted to add $43,000 to the budget to pay for two new docks on the western shore of Schwatka Lake on May 23.

The new docks are part of the Schwatka Lake area plan implementation project, which also includes reconstruction work for the boat launch in the same area.

City staff said the upgrades are needed “to address safety concerns and reduce user conflicts.”

The money for the project will come from the federal gas tax and Canada 150 community infrastructure programs.

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