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Yukon court quashes Peel Watershed plan

Justice concludes that territorial government's scheme for land use is 'inconsistent with the honor and integrity of the Crown'

The Supreme Court of Yukon Dec. 2 struck down a land use plan crafted by the Government of Yukon for the territory's vast Peel River Watershed region that could have ripple effects throughout Yukon and beyond.

The Peel Watershed, roughly the size of Ireland, sprawls across 77,000 square kilometers (30,000 square miles) of mountainous terrain situated at the northern end of the Rocky and Mackenzie...


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