Whitehorse needs a downtown school, opposition says


The Yukon government has been under fire this week from some parents and the opposition parties, over its plans to close the city’s only downtown elementary school and replace it with a new facility elsewhere.

Opposition MLAs also passed a non-binding motion from the NDP’s Emily Tredger calling on the government to ensure that the downtown continues to have an elementary school. 

The territorial government announced last June that it would close the existing Whitehorse Elementary School building, and construct a new facility in the Takhini neighbourhood. The government said the existing 73-year-old building needs renovations, and it’s cheaper to just build something new.

On Wednesday, a group of parents showed up at the legislature to show

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