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Debating The Value Of "Free Art"

Debate over an art donation dominated a good part of the Whitehorse City Council meeting on May 13/13.

Former Whitehorse resident, Susan Velder who now lives in Calgary, has offered to donate a bronze statue to the city. It's a 7 foot high piece titled, "Fire Fighter". Delivery and installation of the piece will cost the city about $12,500.  The city is proposing to put it up in one of the concrete planters outside city hall.

Here's some of the discussion at the city council meeting, chaired by Mayor Dan Curtis...

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