Yukon tables legislation to make soccer nets safer
Legislation comes after death of five-year-old last year
The Yukon Government is looking to improve the safety standards for moveable soccer nets.
It tabled legislation Monday which will include provisions making it illegal to use a moveable soccer net at any public recreational facility without written permission.
It will also require anyone using a moveable soccer net to make sure it meets standards and is installed and maintained properly.
Last summer, five-year-old Jaedynn Amann-Hicksdied after a soccer net fell on her while she was playing at a school field in Watson Lake, Yukon.