July 10, 2008 13:55 ET

ATCO Ltd.: A Yukon Legend Returns to the Waters Where it was First Sailed More Than Three Quarters of a Century Ago

Launching Ceremony 4:00 p.m. July 11, 2008

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 10, 2008) - One of ATCO Group's oldest companies, Yukon Electrical Company Limited, invites the media to attend the re-launching of the historic "M.V. Dorothy." Built in 1932, the Dorothy has a long and colourful history that includes service with Yukon Electrical Company Limited. It has been restored to its original design and character, embodying the unique spirit of the Yukon.

When: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Friday, July 11
Where: MV Schwatka Launch area, approximately 1/2 hour south of
Whitehorse, Yukon
What: The re-launching of an historical boat
Attendees: Nancy Southern, President and Chief Executive Officer, ATCO
Elaine Taylor, Deputy Premier, Yukon Territory
Hon. Brad Cathers, MLA Yukon Territory
Bev Buckway, Mayor of Whitehorse
Chief Ruth Massie, Ta'an Kwach'an Council

ATCO Group, an Alberta-based worldwide organization of companies with assets of approximately $8.2 billion and more than 7,800 employees, is comprised of three main business divisions: Power Generation, Utilities (natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution) and Global Enterprises (industrial manufacturing, technology, logistics and energy services). More information about ATCO Ltd. can be found at

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Contact Information

  • Yukon Electrical Company Limited
    Jerome Babyn
    General Manager
    (867) 633-7003