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Community Services - What's New?

June 29 @ 1030hrs - 4 new fires were reported Sunday in the territory in the Carmacks (1) and Watson Lake fire districts (3). The most notable is a 1200 hectare burning 72 km east of Watson Lake and 10 km north of the Alaska Highway. This is a holdover fire caused by recent lightning activity.

 Wildland Fire Updates

Firefighters and helicopters responded Sunday and that work will continue today. Motorists can expect smoky conditions. Smoke is also expected in Watson Lake and the surrounding communities.

Latest updates on the wildland fire situation.


June 19 - Arctic X Games cancelled – funding to be provided to support affected athletes

The Arctic X Games, which were scheduled for March 6 to 12, 2016 in Whitehorse, have been cancelled following unforeseen circumstances that resulted in the withdrawal of two of the five participating jurisdictions. View the news release.


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