Dawson City councillor 'saddened' by prospect of new arena in Whitehorse


A Dawson City councillor is expressing his concerns over conditions required for Whitehorse to host the 2027 Canada Winter Games.

The bid committee that’s hoping to bring the Games to Whitehorse says that for the city to play host, it needs a new 3,500-seat arena and an athletes’ village capable of housing 2,000 athletes.

Those were the two biggest projects identified in a technical review the committee sent to the Canada Games Council last week.

In a written statement sent to CBC, Patrik Pikálek said he feels priority should be given to building adequate facilities in communities outside the territorial capital before giving Whitehorse another arena.

“I would hope that the prospect of the

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