School safety improvements pledged for Whitehorse after 'close calls'

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The City of Whitehorse will see new sidewalks, curb extensions, lights, a new “mini-roundabout” and bright new paint near elementary schools.

It’s the result of $820,000 in federal funding through the Gas Tax Fund which is available to municipalities.

Whitehorse Mayor Dan Curtis said he hopes the improvements could save a child’s life. 

“We have had so many close calls,” he said specifically of the area near Jack Hulland Elementary.

Yukon Minister of Community Services, Richard Mostyn, said improvements are needed as Whitehorse keeps growing. 

“There is more traffic on our streets, it’s busier and there’s more congestion. It’s been happening gradually over the years, like the proverbial frog in the boiling water,” he said.

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