The City of Whitehorse is aware of the evacuation of Yellowknife as a result of wildfires approaching the community. Our thoughts are with wildfire personnel, first responders, and those residents being ordered to leave their homes.
Mayor Laura Cabott has been in touch with Mayor Alty and the City is finalizing plans to offer any support we can including logistics and humanitarian support for as long as it is needed. The City is also coordinating with the Government of Yukon’s Emergency Measures Office to determine how we can best support response efforts.
Our city stands ready to help our northern neighbours and we will continue to monitor these events as they unfold in the coming days.