Whitehorse Daily Star

Administration building to honour Jim Smith

The Yukon government plans to recognize the contributions of the late Jim Smith, the territory’s longest-serving commissioner.

By Whitehorse Star on August 3, 2022

The Yukon government plans to recognize the contributions of the late Jim Smith, the territory’s longest-serving commissioner.

It will do so by renaming the Main Administration Building in his honour.

Members of the public are invited to the unveiling of the new name for the Second Avenue building at 2 p.m. next Wednesday.

The complex, which opened in 1976, will officially become the Jim Smith Building. New outdoor signage and an interior plaque with Smith’s biography will also be unveiled.

Smith died April 14, 2017 at the age of 97. He served as commissioner from November 1966 to June 1976.

On hand next Wednesday will be members of Smith’s family, current Commissioner Angélique Bernard, Deputy Premier Tracy-Anne McPhee and Highways and Public Works Minister Nils Clarke.

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Thumbs Down on Aug 3, 2022 at 8:08 pm

Politicians naming things after politicians. Nobody asked my opinion. I'll give it anyway. When are you going to learn to stop naming things after people?! Elijah Smith, Jim Smith, Eric Nielsen, Robert Service, FH Collins, Selkirk Elementary, etc etc. All men, as an aside. It's getting real old.

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