Tourists return to the Yukon, but the season isn't without challenges

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Yukon’s tourism industry is coming back to life, but for operators getting back to normal hasn’t come without challenges. 

In Dawson City, streets are filled with visitors taking pictures and participating in group tours. Many hotels are reaching capacity on weekend nights.

It’s a welcome change for Andy Cunningham, marketing and events manager for the Klondike Visitors Association (KVA), which represents several businesses in the area.

“It’s nice to have a tourism season again,” Cunningham said. “It’s a bit of a shock after the last few years, but a good shock because it’s what we’re used to.” 

But in the face of a labour shortage, some businesses are struggling to hire enough staff

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