Sunday, July 21, 2024

Liard First Nation, Government of Yukon and Town of Watson Lake working together to advance residential lot development

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The Government of Yukon is committed to developing new rural land parcels and lots, so all Yukoners have a place they can call home. In keeping with that commitment, the Liard First Nation and Government of Yukon have signed an agreement that will see the development of 43 new residential lots on Frances Avenue in Watson Lake. Under the Frances Avenue and Land Distribution Agreement, the Yukon government will make 25 lots available to the public, while Liard First Nation will hold title to 18 lots. The infrastructure for this project will also support the future development of up to 73 additional lots.

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The Frances Avenue Agreement is the first to be finalized as part of a broader set of negotiations supporting our government’s commitment to advancing reconciliation and partnership with the Liard First Nation. These negotiations have been focused on building a stronger government-to-government relationship and advancing projects that will improve the quality of life for Liard First Nation citizens and residents of Watson Lake. Lots in Watson Lake were identified through the Town of Watson Lake’s Official Community Plan.

This agreement is a key step towards the development of these lots and marks a new way of working together to advance reconciliation and capacity development while helping meet the housing needs of Watson Lake.

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