Backgrounder: Residents of Yukon to benefit from improvements to community infrastructure


Backgrounder: Residents of Yukon to benefit from improvements to community infrastructure

Joint federal and territorial funding through the Investing in Canada Plan will support 14 community infrastructure projects across Yukon.

The Government of Canada is investing over $44.7 million in these projects through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream (CCRIS), the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS), the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream (RNIS), and the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Yukon is providing over $10.1 million towards these projects.

Project Information:

Ultimate Recipient

Project Name

Project Description

Funding Stream

Federal Funding

Territorial Funding

Na-Cho Nyak Dun (NND) First Nation

NND Water Treatment Plant Controls Upgrade, Phase 3 B

Replacement of existing water treatment plant controls, control panel and equipment to provide more robust control system and improve water treatment plant operations, and improve water quality output.





Village of Mayo Swimming Pool Boiler Replacement and Upgrades

Rehabilitation of an existing seasonal swimming pool facility, including general public safety repairs, boiler replacement, and mechanical system upgrades.




White River First Nation

White River Community Centre

Construction of a new community centre in Beaver Creek, including a main vestibule, multi-purpose room, a reception/waiting area, washrooms, kitchen, mechanical and electrical spaces, and general storage.




Haines Junction

Haines Junction Infrastructure Upgrades - Phase 3

Rehabilitation of water and sewer infrastructure. The project includes the construction of sanitary sewer mains, water mains, and roadways, along with the installation of a heat recovery ventilation system and re-pickling of stainless-steel piping.




Selkirk First Nation

Pelly Crossing Road Upgrades

Full repair and surface treatment of roads in Willow Creek Subdivision that are in poor condition in Pelly Crossing.




Government of Yukon

Electrical Upgrades to 3 Solid Waste Facilities

Connection of the Quigley solid waste facility (SWF) in Dawson, the Mayo SWF and the Champagne SWF
to the primary electric power grid in Yukon.




Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation (LSCFN)

LSCFN Water Treatment Plant Upgrades

Purchase of a backup well pump and new fume hood. Upgrades include  replacement of the existing filter media and UV system, as well as upgrades to truck fill and distribution and  controls system.





Mayo Water Treatment Plant Wellfield Expansion

Purchase of a new groundwater supply well and ancillary components.




Haines Junction

Haines Junction Water Well Replacement

Drilling of a new water well with suitable water quality and adequate protection for municipal water supply. This includes connecting the new well to the existing water treatment and supply infrastructure, decommissioning Well No.3 and updating the existing source water protection planning to account for the new well.




Government of

Beaver Creek Lagoon

Building a new, licensed lagoon facility to receive septic waste from Beaver Creek and the surrounding area. The lagoon will replace the existing septic pit.




Dawson City

Dawson Reservoir Replacement

Construction of two new drinking water reservoirs to replace the existing reservoirs in Dawson City. The project scope includes the construction of the two reservoirs, preliminary and detailed design, and the demolition of the existing reservoir and pumphouses. 





Mayo Water Treatment Plant Geoexchange System Upgrades

This project includes drilling two replacement geo-exchange wells, decommissioning the old wells, piping the new wells into the water treatment plant, replacing the heat exchanger, completing associated electrical and SCADA upgrades, and partial replacement of discharge piping.




Dawson City

Robert Service School Modular Classrooms Expansion

Construction of four new classrooms on the existing site of the Robert Service School, adjacent to the main building, to accommodate the displacement of two portables decommissioned in 2019.





Shelled Space development: Secure Medical Unit

Conversion of an existing space into five beds and three seclusion mental wellness units with support areas. The project also includes five additional single beds in a dedicated wing to support acute care needs and services.




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