Territory names new Highway Minister

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WHITEHORSE, Yuk. — Following a recent election in the Yukon, a new face will be in charge of ensuring safety and efficiency for the territory’s public roads.

On Oct. 28, Archie Lang was appointed the new Minister of Highways and Public Works. Lang will also hold the portfolio of the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources and the minister responsible for Yukon Development Corporation and Yukon Energy Corporation.

Lang was first elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the general election of Nov. 4, 2002. He was re-elected in the recent general election on Oct. 10, 2006, for a second consecutive term representing Porter Creek Centre.

Prior to joining public office, Lang’s private sector experience was in the hospitality, retail and outfitting/tourism sectors in Watson Lake, Old Crow, and Whitehorse; and in the Northwest Territories.

Lang has served on the Yukon Energy Corporation Board of Directors, the Yukon Outfitters Association Board of Directors and Executive, the Robert Service Society, and has been involved with Father Mouchet and his Old Crow project for a number of years.

Lang has lived in the Yukon since 1957. He and his wife, Karen, live in Whitehorse, while their three children are attending university in other parts of Canada.

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