Project to build 3 RCMP detachments in Yukon $6M over budget

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The Carcoss RCMP detachment is one of three slated for replacement by 2022. Costs for the overall project have risen from an initial estimate of $11.7 million to $17.7 million. (CBC)

An RCMP project to build two new detachments in Faro and Carcross, and renovate another one in Ross River, Yukon, is on track to come in $6 million above its initial budget, according to documents obtained by CBC News.

An October briefing note prepared for Justice Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee says a funding shortfall was known since at least November 2019. In September, the project management team told government officials “the program budget remains at $11.69M and [is] currently trending at $13.4M.” 

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