Chinook Salmon Have Met Escapment

Chinook salmon escapement levels have been met, but we're not out of the woods yet.
 
As of July 29th, 57,500 chinooks have crossed into Canada with 95% of them being canadian origin, meeting the escapement level of 42,500.
 
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada is reviewing their management plans but DFO area director Steve Gotch said a higher number of male fish to female could keep fishing closed.
 
Gotch said it isn't likely that commercial fishing will be opening this season.
 
He said the department has been in contact with First Nations on what their individual needs and plans are for chinook salmon fishing.
 
Several of them intend to not harvest any chinooks this...
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Construction continues on Whitehorse Bridge.

Traffic will be slow going on the Robert Campbell Bridge Thursday night.
 
Starting at seven pm traffic will be reduced to one lane while concrete is placed for the sidewalk widening as part of the Robert Campbell Bridge Widening Project.
 
The work will last until six am Friday morning and traffic will be controlled by a flag person for the duration of the work.
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