Juneau and Whitehorse help sister cities celebrate independence

    This year Juneau and Whitehorse are celebrating their Sister City relationship by exchanging law enforcement personnel during the Canada Day and Fourth of July celebrations.

    It's Canada Day, and Juneau is helping that country celebrate.

    July 1, 1867, was the date of the enactment of the Constitution Act which united three colonies into a single country called Canada within the British Empire.

    This year Juneau and Whitehorse are celebrating their Sister City relationship by exchanging law enforcement personnel during the Canada Day and Fourth of July celebrations.

    A contingent of JPD will travel to Whitehorse to march in the Canada Day celebrations on Friday, July 1st.

    News of the North spoke with Sue Baxter, co-chair of the Juneau Sister Cities Committee:

    Baxter says both Mayor Koelsch and Juneau Police Chief Bryce Johnson are very supportive of this exchange. She adds that Mayor Curtis will be coming to march with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

    This is the first time that Juneau and Whitehorse have exchanged their law enforcement groups in one year.

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