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A Question of Sustainability

By Angela Szymczuk

The Yukon is known for its sparkling rivers and clear lakes; however, this has not always been the case. Pollution and the effects of global warming have taken a toll on Yukon waters.It’s only been in the last decade that preventative measures have been in place to help keep our waters clean.The Grand Chief of the Council of Yukon First Nations, Ruth Massie, remembers what conditions were like in the past on Lake Laberge.“In the ’60s and ’70s toxic waste would make ...

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