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FOR RELEASE
February 19, 2014

Waterfront development plans moving forward in Southern Lakes

WHITEHORSE—Energy, Mines and Resources Minister Scott Kent today announced that several development projects are progressing through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between the Carcross/Tagish First Nation and Yukon government last December.

The economic development MOU includes remote access cottage lot sites in the Carcross area.

“The Carcross/Tagish First Nation and Yukon government agreed on a total of 20 remote access recreational lots with 14 lots on Bennett Lake and six on Tagish Lake,” Kent said. “Providing opportunities for Yukon residents to own waterfront recreational property is a priority for this government.”

The one-acre waterfront lots will be accessible by water only. A Request for Proposals for surveying the lots is underway. The public will be able to view the lots as early as June with a lottery scheduled for August.

The MOU also identified the Millhaven Bay wilderness tourism project—a private development being proposed in partnership with Carcross/Tagish First Nation that is undergoing public review; a Carcross/Tagish First Nation (CTFN) led residential development project on Bennett Beach that will go undergo a rezoning application; and a new campground at Conrad.

“We are pleased with recent developments in regard to the resort development and rezoning of the C-31 Bennett Beach development,” CTFN Khà Shâde Héni Danny Cresswell said. “We are making progress on several potential projects referenced in the MOU and will continue to share progress reports with our citizens and the Yukon public.”

As the cottage lot project proceeds, more information on pricing and sale criteria will be available.

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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca

Ron Billingham
Communications, Energy, Mines and Resources
867-667-8786
ron.billingham@gov.yk.ca


News release #14-040