Council moves forward with harbour plan
Yellowknife, N.W.T. - Four of the five recommendations brought forward by the Yellowknife Harbour Plan Committee are almost ready to move forward.
The fifth, a float plane and small boat marina, has been deferred until at least next week.
Council will also pursue a marina at the Giant Mine site, but councillor Shelagh Montgomery said that is still very much up in the air.
"The first question we need answered is: is it even environmentally feasible to have marina at the giant mine site? Through the city working with the Giant Mine remediation team that answer will come. There is no point in even considering it as a long term option if that answer comes back as no," Montgomery said.
Councillor Cory Vanthuyne said there are more issues than just environmental in particular, road access to the site.
"We are going to be possibly losing that road because of the Department of Transportation putting a new road through there and the city may be facing maintaining the existing road that is going to the Giant Mine Marina," said Vanthuyne.
The city will also try to get jurisdiction over Yellowknife Harbour, clean up the government dock, and maintain and upgrade the existing parks.
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