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Yukon U’s bookstore shuts down due to floods

Key Takeaway:

  • The campus bookstore at Yukon University’s Ayamdigut campus will be closed for a couple of weeks after flooding.
  • Whitehorse firefighters responded, and facilities staff were on hand through the day to deal with the cleanup.

It foresees the campus bookstore at Yukon University’s Ayamdigut campus will be closed for a couple of weeks after flooding on Nov. 21.

Yukon University spokesperson Michael Vernon said the flooding began around 10 a.m. above the store after the pipes froze and ruptured. It flooded the store and the main entrance area of the school.

Whitehorse firefighters responded, and facilities staff were on hand through the day to deal with the cleanup.

“Due to the quick response of facilities management, the water leak was carried to the bookstore and a few offices,” Highways and Public Works person Madison Gutherie said in an email.

The Department of Highways and Public Works oversees the Yukon University campus buildings.

By 7 p.m., it was determined classes for November. 22 could go ahead as scheduled, though the bookstore would be closed. Between 10 – 15, admissions staff who work in the main entrance area of the school will work from home until carpets are thoroughly dried out.

“Fortunately, no classrooms were affected,” Vernon said.

He said work will be done today to assess the damage in the bookstore and to the stock. Along with textbooks, the shop also sells clothing, merchandise, snacks, and drinks. Work is being done to determine the extent of repairs, and at this point, the cost is unknown.

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Vernon said a coffee kiosk had been set up, and the cafeteria is open for those looking to get a drink or bite to eat.

As for textbooks students might need, he said staff would develop a solution to ensure print materials are available.

In the meantime, many of the school’s resources are available online.

Vernon also pointed out that most students already have their textbooks for this semester, though many often start shopping in December for the books they’ll need next semester.

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