Illegal dumping is a chronic problem, Whitehorse city officials say. They're looking for new ways to tackle the problem, including the possibility of steeper fines. (City of Whitehorse)
Whitehorse officials say it's a growing, unsightly and expensive problem in the so-called "wilderness city" — and they want to figure out how to get it under control.
Too many people are dumping trash in the bush, presumably to avoid the cost or hassle of taking it to the landfill.
Mayor Dan Curtis calls it a persistent problem that's "a black eye on our community."
"If we don't push forward and show some leadership on this, we're all going to be in trouble."