‘It kind of defeats the purpose’: Yukon won’t pause mineral staking for Dawson land use planning

To the north of Dawson City, Yukon, lies a large swath of relatively undisturbed wilderness that caught the eye of Art Webster, the former vice-chair of the Dawson Regional Planning Commission.

But in order to protect the landscape, the commission would have to get to it before the miners — a race Webster increasingly felt like the Yukon government was setting him up to lose.


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