Yellowknife Plastic Bottle Reduction Pledge

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The City of Yellowknife is being asked to reduce its plastic bottle usage. Ecology North has written a letter to Mayor Mark Heyck, asking the city to sign up for its pledge #loveNWTwater.

The organization wants the city to start encouraging residents to drink water from the tap or water fountains. The pledge also asks for the city to stop providing water bottles at special events.

While Councilor Niels Konge supports the initiative, he is concern about the cost and the toll it would take on local businesses.

The debate surrounding this issue will be further discussed in coming weeks.

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Kristen Berkeley
Kristen is a multimedia journalist, reporter and producer at CKLB. Originally from Toronto, Kristen was interested in Indigenous issues and decided to relocate to Yellowknife to join CKLB. Kristen received her education from York University with degrees in Political Science and Communication. She is also a graduate from the Seneca-at-York Broadcast Journalism program. If you want to get in contact with Kristen, send her an email at

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