No emergency backup generator at Faro's airport has worker demanding a solution


Faro’s airport operator Michel Dupont is calling on the Yukon Government to fix or replace the emergency backup generator at the town’s airport.

Dupont said the airport has been operating without any backup power for close to a year now.

According to Dupont, the generator was purchased after the new airport terminal was built in 2013. The new build did not include a new generator, so they tried using the one they originally had from the old building.

“We had some close calls, where the equipment that was on a backup battery inside of the office quit after 20 minutes in a power outage. We were left with nothing,” Dupont said.

Dupont said he raised his concerns to the

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