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Canadian City 500 Kilometers from Closest Dental Facility

January 30, 2017
by Cheryl Kawaja, CBC News

Dawson City is without community dental services — and without a dental facility — and some residents are now calling on the government for help.

“A lot of people are upset,” said Dawson City resident Angela Rear.

“I do have a friend who has a very bad situation with his mouth right now.”

Rear herself has made the trip to Whitehorse — about 500 kilometres away — about half a dozen times in the last year to see a dentist. It’s one reason she was quick to add her name to a petition directed at Health and Social Services Minister Pauline Frost.

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