Proposed gravel pit takes spotlight at public hearing on Whitehorse community plan

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One way or another, Whitehorse will need a source of gravel — and soon, says the Yukon Contractors Association.

“While I respect the numerous voices in the room that would profess to not be excited about the development of the quarry, the reality is that the city of Whitehorse in the broadest sense is running out of gravel,” said the group’s president Murray Arsenault at a public hearing on Monday evening.

The city council hearing was focused on the latest draft of the city’s official community plan. Residents and representatives of organizations had a chance to have their say on the plan.

The proposed official community plan for Whitehorse sets the stage for

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