A statement from Premier Sandy Silver on the 2017 federal budget
March 23, 2017 – Premier and Minister of Finance Sandy Silver issued a statement in response to the Government of Canada's 2017 budget.
Successful trip to Ottawa for Yukon premier
March 23, 2017 – Premier visits Ottawa to support First Nations and Yukon interests.
Yukon First Nation filmmakers attend Berlin film festival
March 22, 2017 – The Government of Yukon supports First Nation filmmakers participating in the Berlin International Film Festival and Marketplace.
Yukon fossil key to uncovering bison’s North American invasion
March 21, 2017 – DNA from bison fossil from Old Crow helps shed light on bison family tree.
Canada, Yukon and First Nations governments meet at the Intergovernmental Forum in Whitehorse
March 17, 2017 – Federal Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Yukon premier and First Nations met for an Intergovernmental Forum.
Government of Yukon provides funding towards the development of community projects
March 16, 2017 – New recipients of the community development fund have been announced.
Government of Yukon invites feedback on changes to student assessment in schools
March 16, 2017 – The Government of Yukon will be changing how schools assess and report on student progress and is looking for feedback on the proposed changes from students, teachers, parents and community members.
Government of Yukon, First Nations and industry stand together on key issues
March 16, 2017 – Government of Yukon, First Nations and Yukon Chamber of mines confirm united support for federal Bill C-17.
Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and Yukon government reach agreement on exploration notification
March 15, 2017 – Yukon government agrees it has a duty to notify regarding mineral exploration activities.
Yukon presents on Indigenous women’s empowerment at the United Nations
March 15, 2017 – Minister responsible for the Women's Directorate presents at the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York.
Legislative amendments will protect the rights of transgender Yukoners
March 13, 2017 – Amendments to the Vital Statistics Act will remove the requirement for sex reassignment surgery before a person can change the gender on their birth registration.
PDAC a successful showcase of Yukon’s mineral industry
March 9, 2017 – The Government of Yukon presented at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) this week.
Government of Yukon to offer French fluency exam for eligible students
March 9, 2017 – The Government of Yukon will now start offering the Diplôme d'études en langue française (DELF) French diploma exam, an internationally recognized French fluency exam, at no cost to students.
Government of Canada, Yukon First Nations and Government of Yukon to gather for the Intergovernmental Forum
March 7, 2017 – The Intergovernmental Forum will take place Thursday, March 16, 2017.
Statement on the release of Office of the Auditor General of Canada reports
March 6, 2017 – The Government of Yukon has responded to the Office of the Auditor General of Canada's reports.
Government of Yukon launches ColonCheck Yukon program and awareness campaign
March 3, 2017 – The new program helps Yukoners detect early signs of colorectal cancer.
Yukon Legislative Assembly to reconvene April 20
March 2, 2017 – Premier Silver has called for the Legislative Assembly to be reconvened.
New chair appointed for Yukon Hospital Corporation Board
March 1, 2017 – A new board chair has been appointed to the Yukon Hospital Corporation.
Heritage projects promote Yukon First Nations language and oral history
February 22, 2017 – The Government of Yukon is helping to preserve Yukon's cultural legacy through the Yukon Historic Resources Fund.
A statement from the minister of Community Services on the legal suit filed for the Dawson wastewater treatment plant
February 22, 2017 – The following statement has been issued in response to the legal suit filed for the Dawson wastewater treatment plant.
New members appointed to the Yukon Housing Corporation Board of Directors
February 21, 2017 – New appointments have been made to the Yukon Housing Corporation Board of Directors.
New community projects funded through the Community Development Fund
February 14, 2017 – The Government of Yukon awarded more than $186,000 to 12 community organizations through the Community Development Fund.
Premier, ministers and First Nations delegation wrap up successful meetings in Ottawa
February 8, 2017 – The Government of Yukon reaffirms its relationship with First Nations during a series of meetings in Ottawa.
New website compiles information about current research and monitoring in Yukon
February 8, 2017 – The new site compiles research and monitoring initiatives conducted by or in partnership with the Government of Yukon.
Government of Yukon and Kwanlin Dün First Nation advance land titles registration
February 8, 2017 – An amendment to Kwanlin Dün First Nation's Self-Government Agreement has been approved allowing select land title registration.
Minister shares Yukon social services perspective with federal, provincial and territorial colleagues
February 3, 2017 – Yukon leading by example with collaborative relationships on social services issues.
Get active with the ParticipACTION 150 Play List
February 3, 2017 – ParticipACTION 150 Play List is a fun challenge to introduce Yukoners to 150 activities and inspire Yukoners to have an active lifestyle.
Premier and ministers head to Ottawa with First Nations delegation
February 3, 2017 – The government of Yukon is joining with First Nations Chiefs to attend meetings in Ottawa.
Government of Yukon supports students in their health-related studies
February 3, 2017 – Health bursaries have supported 137 Yukon students over the past 10 years in a wide variety of post-secondary health studies.
Government of Yukon issues temporary staking prohibitions for all of Kaska asserted traditional territory in Yukon
February 1, 2017 – The Government of Yukon has put mineral staking prohibitions in place for the Kaska asserted traditional territory.
Nominations sought for 2017 Community Safety Awards
February 1, 2017 – The nomination period for the 2017 community safety awards is now open.
Popular blood pressure clinics return for a fifth year
February 1, 2017 – More than 750 Yukoners took advantage of last year's blood pressure screening clinics; 9 per cent identified as being at risk.
Naloxone kits available across Yukon
January 31, 2017 – The Government of Yukon is making an overdose-reversing take-home naloxone kit available.
Government of Yukon commits funding for resource road upgrades
January 31, 2017 – Government of Yukon supports the local resource sector with new agreement.
A statement from the Government of Yukon in response to the United States executive order
January 30, 2017 – The following statement has been issued in response to an Executive Order regarding immigration in the U.S.
A statement from the Government of Yukon on the attack at a Quebec City mosque
January 30, 2017 – The following statement has been issued in response to a shooting at a Quebec City mosque.
Alternative emergency shelter slated to open
January 30, 2017 – Partnership results in 10 more emergency shelter beds for those with nowhere else to go.
Aboriginal employees recognized for exceptional public service
January 27, 2017 – Premier recognizes Kim Carlick, Marie Eshleman and George Bahm for their outstanding public service.
Territorial premiers meet to discuss northern policy
January 27, 2017 – The territorial premiers met this week to discuss shared priorities.
Visual and performing artists present work to national and international audiences
January 27, 2017 – Yukon performers join pan-northern partners to present a contemporary interpretation of Canada's North.
Five community projects to receive crime prevention, victim services funding
January 26, 2017 – The Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust is providing funding totaling $87,957 to five community-led projects that focus on crime prevention or services for victims.
Memorandum of understanding on mining signed by self-governing Yukon First Nations and Government of Yukon
January 25, 2017 – Government of Yukon and First Nations agree to work together to facilitate mining activity
Government of Yukon increases funding support for hard rock and placer exploration
January 24, 2017 – Yukon Geological Survey will distribute an increased amount of funding for the Yukon mineral exploration program.
Government of Yukon provides financial assistance to mineral sector organizations
January 24, 2017 – Yukon's mining industry will benefit from government funding.
Yukon Police Council seeks public input on policing priorities
January 24, 2017 – The Yukon Police Council is seeking input from Yukon citizens and stakeholders.
Government of Yukon issues special warrant to meet financial commitments until 2017–18 budget
January 23, 2017 – The Government of Yukon has issued a special warrant in order to ensure Yukon priorities and commitments continue to be met until the tabling of the 2017–18 budget during the spring legislative session
Education to roll out redesigned Kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum
January 23, 2017 – Education in Yukon will move towards multi-disciplinary, applied skill development beginning in September 2017.
A statement from the Government of Yukon regarding the Peel regional land use planning case
January 19, 2017 – A statement from Minister of Justice Tracy-Anne McPhee.
Territories reach new health care agreement with Canada
January 16, 2017 – Northern premiers have reached an agreement with the federal government to increase health-care funding.
Government of Yukon and First Nations sign intergovernmental declaration
January 13, 2017 – The Yukon premier and chiefs have committed to hold four Yukon Forums a year and develop a join action plan for shared priorities.
Home health monitoring goes live in Yukon
January 11, 2017 – Patients with some chronic conditions can now receive support in their homes and communities.
Premier sets direction for ministers
January 10, 2017 – The letters highlight commitments ministers and their departments have been asked to accomplish.
Governments of Canada and Yukon invest in the Ross River suspension bridge
January 10, 2017 – Phase 2 repairs to the Ross River suspension bridge will begin soon. Local residents and visitors to the area will once again be able to safely cross the Pelly River.
Government of Yukon and First Nations to meet for Yukon Forum
January 5, 2017 – Government of Yukon and First Nations will meet for a Yukon Forum on January 13.
Premier has asked the Commissioner to convene the Yukon Legislative Assembly
December 23, 2016 – The one-day session of the Yukon Legislative Assembly would meet on January 12, 2017.
Continuing care commended for its commitment to quality improvement
December 22, 2016 – Government of Yukon's continuing care program received scores of more than 97 per cent from Accreditation Canada and is commended for its commitment to individuals in its care.
Government of Yukon approves new open pit at Minto mine
December 19, 2016 – Minto can start developing and mining the Area 2 Stage 3 open pit.
Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act review report released today
December 14, 2016 – Government of Yukon releases Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act review report.
Pan-Canadian framework on climate change meets Yukon’s unique needs
December 9, 2016 – Government of Yukon signs on to the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. Framework recognizes Yukon’s unique northern circumstance.
Landmark exhibition includes new and historic art works
December 8, 2016 – An exhibition of the new acquisitions to the Yukon Permanent Art Collection opened today.
Yukon premier to join prime minister, premiers in Ottawa to discuss climate change
December 6, 2016 – Premier Sandy Silver will meet with his counterparts in Ottawa this week.
Yukon welcomes new RCMP commanding officer
December 6, 2016 – Chief Superintendent Scott Sheppard has been named commanding officer of Yukon's RCMP ("M" Division) and has assumed the leadership of Yukon's police force.
Nils Clarke nominated for Speaker of the Yukon Legislative Assembly
December 6, 2016 – Clarke has practised law in Yukon for over 24 years and has worked as the executive director of the Yukon Legal Services Society since 2000.
New Yukon Cabinet sworn in by Commissioner
December 3, 2016 – Today, Premier Sandy Silver and the new Government of Yukon Cabinet were sworn in.
First annual report of the Minto Socio-economic Monitoring Program released
November 18, 2016 – The 2014 annual report for the Minto Socio-Economic monitoring program has been released.
Fentanyl can be deadly: new campaign to combat fentanyl
November 14, 2016 – A new awareness campaign aims to prevent drug-related overdoses and deaths.
Another early start to flu season
November 3, 2016 – Two dozen cases of influenza have been confirmed throughout Yukon.
Yukon general election date announced
October 7, 2016 – Premier Pasloski has announced Yukon's general election date.
Friends of Mount Sima Society receives funding for pre-season training program
October 5, 2016 – Yukon government is contributing $145,000 to the Friends of Mount Sima Society to assist with the continuation of an early-season training facility for elite athletes.
Premier issues statement regarding recent layoffs at Minto Mine
October 5, 2016 – Premier Pasloski offers a statement on Pelly Construction’s recent layoffs.
Fund supports Filipino and African cultural festivals in Whitehorse
October 4, 2016 – Yukon festivals are sharing music, dance, food and culture with support from the New Canadians Event Fund.
Government of Yukon and Air North partner to promote the territory
October 4, 2016 – Tourism and Culture will match marketing expenditures made by Air North up to $75,000.
Yukon government maintains firm stance against carbon tax
October 3, 2016 – A statement from Yukon's premier on the imposition of a carbon tax.
Yukon celebrates Canada’s 150th with pan-territorial cultural celebration
October 3, 2016 – Music Yukon will lead a pan-territorial event featuring performers, visual artists and athletes from Canada's North.
Projects to prevent and address violence against Indigenous women awarded funding
October 3, 2016 – The Prevention of Violence Against Aboriginal Women Fund provides assistance for violence prevention projects developed by and for Aboriginal women.
Residents to move into Thomson Centre next week
September 30, 2016 – Additional continuing care beds set to open in Whitehorse.
Government of Yukon and Carcross/Tagish First Nation sign new education agreement
September 30, 2016 – Education agreements are now in effect with six Yukon First Nations to improve the learning outcomes of Yukon students.
Minister standing up for Yukon values at Montreal meeting
September 30, 2016 – Minister will ensure that national climate change policies recognize Yukon's unique circumstances.
A statement from Minister of Environment Wade Istchenko
September 29, 2016 – Minister Istchenko extends condolences to Shane Glada-Dick's family and Ross River.
Aboriginal Curatorial Collective gathers in Yukon for the first time
September 29, 2016 – National gathering of Aboriginal curators provides unique opportunity to showcase Yukon First Nations artwork.
Yukon government supports young artists to develop artistic and business skills
September 29, 2016 – Northern Cultural Expressions Society artists will continue to build skills and contribute to Yukon's arts legacy.
Global rating agency affirms Yukon's AA credit rating
September 29, 2016 – Yukon has the third highest rating in the country.
Yukon’s first telegraph to tweet
September 28, 2016 – Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sent a message in Morse code from the historic telegraph office to Twitter
Government of Yukon announces Yukon Leadership Scholarship
September 27, 2016 – Premier Pasloski has announced a new scholarship for young Yukoners.
Children welcome dignitaries to Yukon
September 27, 2016 – Local children associated with three charities will present flowers to the visitors.
Government of Yukon supports Indigenous youth leadership through funding to Our Voices
September 26, 2016 – Our Voices facilitates and creates leadership and development opportunities for Indigenous youth and emerging leaders.
Community festival celebrates Yukon youth
September 26, 2016 – Everyone is invited to a downtown community street festival in Whitehorse being held in honour of the royal visit.
Government of Yukon partners with Humane Society Yukon for community dog care
September 26, 2016 – Up to $30,000 is budgeted for Humane Society Yukon's partnership in providing community dog care.
Governments of Canada and Yukon announce funding for Carcross/Tagish First Nation learning centre
September 23, 2016 – The centre will be a gathering place and will provide some community services.
New Alcohol and Drug Services facility officially opens
September 23, 2016 – New beginnings for the building, programs and clients as the new Sarah Steele building officially opened.
Public viewing locations announced for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Yukon visit
September 21, 2016 – Yukoners will have the opportunity to participate in community events in Whitehorse or Carcross.
Yukon students visit with animals to learn about conservation
September 21, 2016 – Yukon students will learn about protecting and conserving the natural world through a special live animal program.
Installation of biomass heating systems to create renewable energy opportunities
September 19, 2016 – Two requests for qualifications for biomass heating systems in two Yukon schools were issued today.
Premier presents Council of the Federation Literacy Award
September 19, 2016 – Premier Pasloski presented Audrey Lougheed with the Council of the Federation Literacy Award.
Statement from the premier regarding National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day
September 16, 2016 – Premier Pasloski acknowledges the importance of hunting, trapping and fishing to life in the North.
Construction underway for two Yukon infrastructure projects thanks to government funding
September 16, 2016 – These projects represent important investments in municipal infrastructure.
Recipients of second Mental Wellness Innovation Fund Award named
September 14, 2016 – Ten projects have been selected under the second intake of the Mental Wellness Innovation Fund award.
Main administration building to double its solar energy generating capacity
September 12, 2016 – A new solar arrays system on the main administration building doubles the building’s capacity for solar energy generation.
Hearing Services offers full complement of staff to better serve Yukoners
September 12, 2016 – Recruitment efforts successful with the hiring of two full-time audiologists at Hearing Services.
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Yukon itinerary unveiled
September 12, 2016 – Yukoners will be able to participate in a number of exciting community events.
Funding announced for new, affordable housing in downtown Dawson
September 9, 2016 – The new development will be a two-storey building that will include six one-bedroom units and two two-bedroom units.
Government of Yukon funds extension of Watson Lake soup kitchen, food bank
September 9, 2016 – Funding provides additional crisis support to Watson Lake.
Government of Yukon supports distribution of pregnancy tests
September 9, 2016 – Pregnancy test dispensers to help reduce number of people affected by FASD.
Government of Yukon to provide funding for SingleTrack to Success expansion
September 7, 2016 – Funding will support an expansion to other Yukon communities.
Miles Canyon Suspension Bridge closing for repairs
September 6, 2016 – The bridge will be closed from September 12 to October 31 for repairs.
Views invited on Order of Yukon
September 2, 2016 – Take the survey to share your views on the new Order of Yukon.
Government of Yukon seeks court’s opinion on water use licence
September 1, 2016 – The legal review would consider a recent decision of the Yukon Water Board.
Government of Yukon and Yukon Lottery Commission sign new governance agreement
September 1, 2016 – New agreement strengthens the governance of lotteries in Yukon.
Daycares join schools in promoting healthy choices
August 31, 2016 – From the Ground Up celebrates its fifth year with the addition of daycares.
Health Information Privacy and Management Act now in force
August 31, 2016 – The Health Information Privacy and Management Act brings privacy and access into balance.
MacBride Museum receives $6 million to construct new building in downtown Whitehorse
August 30, 2016 – The Government of Canada and the Government of Yukon have provided matching funding toward the Museum’s expansion project.
New regulation regarding admissions to French First Language schools passed
August 30, 2016 – Regulation allows delegated authority for admissions and recognizes Minister’s authority to evaluate admissions process.
Government of Yukon working to meet needs of foster children and foster parents
August 30, 2016 – There are currently 61 foster parents in Yukon.
Government of Canada delivers more than $7.8 million to Yukon for community infrastructure projects
August 30, 2016 – This is the first of two installments this year under the federal Gas Tax Fund.
Government of Yukon increases support for recycling and local processors
August 25, 2016 – Yukon’s recycling processors will see increased funding from the Government of Yukon in 2016/17.
Government recognizes unique nature of Yukon log homes
August 24, 2016 – Homes built with exterior log walls are now exempt from section 9.36 of Canada’s National Building Code.
Yukon selects youth ambassador for Morocco climate change conference
August 23, 2016 – Annina Altherr will join the Government of Yukon at the COP22 conference in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society of Yukon to benefit from Innovation Fund award
August 23, 2016 – The group is one of 12 organizations and projects to share $620,000 through the Mental Wellness Innovation Fund.
Yukon government invests in local fare and culinary expertise
August 22, 2016 – The Yukon government has invested $15,000 to support the celebration and presentations of Yukon's culinary riches.
Yukon Geological Survey's Maurice Colpron wins national award
August 22, 2016 – Committee of Provincial and Territorial Geologists honours a Yukon geologist for the first time.
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to visit two Yukon communities this September
August 22, 2016 – The public will be invited to share in a lively celebration in Whitehorse on September 28.
Five outstanding Yukon youth recognized in awards ceremony
August 19, 2016 – The Yukon government’s Youth Directorate selected the winners for their exceptional community contributions.
Liquor regulations modernized
August 18, 2016 – Streamlined liquor rules reflect national practices and local industry feedback.
Popularity of pilot programs demonstrates Yukoners are eager to save energy and money
August 18, 2016 – Highly popular Residential and Commercial Energy Incentive Programs contribute to substantial energy and cost savings.
Community projects continue to benefit from the Community Development Fund
August 17, 2016 – These Tier II projects will provide approximately 4,650 hours of employment for 52 people.
Magnetic North Theatre Festival enjoys huge success in Yukon
August 16, 2016 – 2016 box office revenues for Canada's Magnetic North Theatre were over $49K; the Made in Yukon box office was over $21K.
Rural Yukon communities are biggest beneficiaries of Mental Wellness Innovation Fund
August 16, 2016 – 12 community projects will be sharing $620,000 through the fund.
Government of Yukon opens new service centre dedicated to youth
August 16, 2016 – New initiative to help youth navigate Yukon government services.
Funding announced for repairs to Kaushee's Place
August 12, 2016 – The Yukon Housing Corporation provides capital maintenance funding for building improvements to enhance safety and comfort.
Community Development Fund continues to make communities better
August 11, 2016 – The Government of Yukon awarded more than $156,000 towards community-based projects.
Yukon Walking Tour app launched
August 11, 2016 – Locals and visitors can take guided walking tours of three Yukon communities using a new mobile app.
Arts Operating Funds support community arts and culture
August 10, 2016 – Yukon visual arts, music, theatre and dance societies and community projects receive annual operating and project funds.
Yukon government will fully implement all Procurement Advisory Panel recommendations
August 10, 2016 – Yukon government is acting on recommendations made by an advisory panel to improve procurement for local businesses.
Long-serving paramedic receives EMS Exemplary Service Medal
August 5, 2016 – Jon Trefry, a primary care paramedic and supervisor with Yukon EMS received a Governor General's Exemplary Service award.
Yukon dedicated to full participation in National Inquiry
August 3, 2016 – Yukon’s advisory committee remains committed to working across Canada to ensure inquiry is truly national and reflects Yukon realities.
Government of Yukon and First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun sign new education agreement
August 3, 2016 – A new agreement with the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun outlines joint communication and participation on curriculum development, school programming and staffing.
Youth invited to Our Voices and Champagne and Aishihik First Nations wellness conference
July 28, 2016 – The five-day event emphasizes leadership and wellness through connecting with the land.
Government of Yukon proud of investment in community IT infrastructure
July 28, 2016 – The project and service upgrades will improve capacity, provide faster Internet, and develop and enhance e-services.
Basic 911 service now available across Yukon
July 28, 2016 – The Basic 911 system is now in place across Yukon, providing one easy to remember emergency number.
First two years of Yukon water strategy show great progress
July 27, 2016 – The Yukon water strategy and action plan is now two years old. Learn more about the progress it has inspired.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Yukon this fall
July 27, 2016 – Yukon premier welcomes the news that the upcoming Royal Tour will include a stay in Yukon.
New regulations for Yukon’s Student Financial Assistance Act
July 26, 2016 – New regulations bring Student Financial Assistance Act into effect.
Yukon government ensures single seniors not impacted by changes to GIS
July 26, 2016 – Regulation amended so single Yukon seniors do not lose out financially.
Seventeen infrastructure projects in Yukon get joint government funding
July 26, 2016 – Residents in communities across Yukon will soon benefit from newly approved infrastructure investments.
Yukon artists demonstrate their creativity and skill
July 25, 2016 – The Arts Fund is supporting a variety of hands-on arts projects and creativeactivities this summer.
Capital Markets Regulatory Authority initial board of directors and new implementation timelines announced
July 22, 2016 – The ministers responsible for capital markets regulation in several Canadian jurisdictions and the minister of finance of Canada have chosen the Authority's board of directors and announced timelines.
Northern premiers confirm united stance against carbon price
July 21, 2016 – Recognizing the significant effect climate change is having on northern communities, territorial premiers reiterated their commitment to address climate change.
Premier Pasloski hosts premiers and national Indigenous leaders in Whitehorse and Haines Junction
July 20, 2016 – Leaders discussed several key topics of mutual importance at National Aboriginal Organizations meeting.
Government, hospital collaborate to increase access to continuing care/acute care beds
July 18, 2016 – The new plan will free up hospital beds, create 10 new continuing-care beds and alleviate staffing challenges.
New programs to support Yukon communities through dog care
July 15, 2016 – Department of Environment has developed two new programs to help communities address their needs and issues with local dogs.
Yukon Employees’ Union and Yukon government ratify new collective agreement
July 15, 2016 – New agreement covers almost three quarters of government employees.
Statement from the premier regarding the attack in Nice
July 15, 2016 – Premier extends condolences for victims of the attack in France.
Art gallery partnership launches in Carcross with support from Yukon government
July 14, 2016 – Through a collaborative project, the new Art House Carcross opened this month showcasing Yukon art and artists
Government of Yukon and Northern Vision Development sign workplace literacy program agreement
July 14, 2016 – Funding provides $80,000 through Employer-Sponsored Training program under the Canada-Yukon Job Fund.
Social Infrastructure Spending Strengthens Communities and Grows the Yukon Economy
July 14, 2016 – Current federal funding for the Investment in Affordable Housing initiative will be doubled.
Home health monitoring project planned for Yukon
July 13, 2016 – A new Home Health Monitoring project will help keep Yukoners with chronic conditions out of hospital.
Touring Artist Fund supports musicians and visual artists
July 13, 2016 – Yukon musicians and artisits are taking their projects on tour across Canada and to Europe.
Wi-Fi service now available at Whitehorse International Airport
July 12, 2016 – Passengers can now log into the network, called YXY-Public, to access the service anywhere in the airport terminal.
Government of Yukon to postpone implementation of recycling regulations
July 12, 2016 – Government of Yukon intends to postpone amendments to recycling regulations.
Yukon’s Minister of Education attends pan-Canadian meeting of Education Ministers
July 11, 2016 – Yukon’s Minister of Education met with Education Ministers from Across Canada to collaborate.
Yukon Development Corporation begins phase two of Next Generation Hydro planning
July 7, 2016 – Based on findings from phase one, work on Next Generation Hydro planning will continue.
Government of Yukon celebrates Our Yukon, In It Together Campaign
July 7, 2016 – The campaign works to help Yukoners understand how mining positively impacts their lives.
New Land Titles Act regulations are first of their kind in Canada
July 5, 2016 – The Government of Yukon has proclaimed the Land Titles Act, 2015 and enacted its accompanying regulations.
Yukon Liquor Corporation provides restaurants and bars with further savings
July 5, 2016 – Draft beer and cider price structure changes will help to put more money back into the pockets of small business owners.
Ten Yukon artists receive Advanced Artist Award
July 4, 2016 – Senior-level artists working in a variety of media receive Yukon government support to further their careers.
A statement from Yukon’s premier on Yukon’s latest Order of Canada member
June 30, 2016 – Premier Pasloski congratulates Geraldine Van Bibber on her recent appointment.
A statement from Yukon’s premier on the terrorist attacks in Turkey
June 29, 2016 – Premier expresses condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed or injured in yesterday’s terrorist attack on the Ataturk international airport.
Yukon government supports artists’ participation in Canada Scene
June 28, 2016 – In a partnership with the National Arts Centre, Yukon artists will particitpate in the Canada 150 celebrations in Ottawa.
New award will recognize Yukoners’ achievements
June 28, 2016 – A new award will honour citizens’ exceptional contributions to society.
New Canadians Event Fund available to support cultural projects and events
June 27, 2016 – The New Canadian Event Fund supports and celebrates Yukon’s diverse multiculturalism and is accepting applications.
Government of Yukon flies the rainbow flag in honour of Yukon Pride
June 24, 2016 – Flag will fly through the weekend to coincide with Pride events.
Explore Your Yukon event attracts more than 950 people
June 24, 2016 – Business, Yukoner and visitor numbers made this year’s Explore Your Yukon extraordinarily successful.
Local filmmakers invited to produce Yukon digital stories
June 24, 2016 – For a third year, digital storytellers will encourage visitors to Yukon using unique video and original stories.
More than $1.3 million in sport and recreation funding announced
June 23, 2016 – Yukon's sport and recreation community will benefit from more than $1.3 million in funding this year.
Chartered Professional Accountants Yukon’s interim board of directors named
June 23, 2016 – Interim board of Chartered Professional Accountants Yukon the next step in Yukon’s accounting professionals moved to a single professional designation.
Government of Yukon funds Mental Health Association of Yukon executive director position
June 23, 2016 – The Yukon government supports the Mental Health Association of Yukon’s hiring of an executive director.
Yukon participates in Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie
June 22, 2016 – The conference will focus on progress achieved and best practices for the future.
Canada-Yukon infrastructure agreement signed for funding under new federal programs
June 22, 2016 – Government of Yukon first jurisdiction in the country to fully commit funding under two important infrastructure funding programs.
A statement from Premier Darrell Pasloski on National Aboriginal Day
June 21, 2016 – All Yukoners are encouraged to participate in the celebrations and events planned for National Aboriginal Day.
Scholarship honours contributions of Dawson forester
June 20, 2016 – The Government of Yukon announces a one-time contribution to a scholarship in memory of long-time Dawson forester Bill Bowie.
Celebrating excellence in the public service
June 16, 2016 – Premier Darrell Pasloski presented three individuals and one team with the 2016 Premier’s Award of Excellence.
Housing Forum to look at achievements, challenges and opportunities
June 15, 2016 – The Housing Forum is a one year check-in point on the action plan.
Mental Wellness Summit to spark ideas for building a healthier Yukon
June 15, 2016 – The Mental Wellness Summit takes place on June 23 and 24, in Whitehorse.
Polaris Music Prize long list to be announced in Whitehorse
June 15, 2016 – The Government of Yukon has contributed funding to bring the Polaris Music Price long list to Whitehorse.
New exhibit explores the scientific discoveries of ice age Yukon
June 14, 2016 – The interactive exhibit features historic and current research, and scientific exploration.
Government to repay missed social assistance exemptions
June 13, 2016 – Health and Social Services Minister Mike Nixon said today that it is important to correct the error.
First meeting of ministers and leaders at new Federal, Provincial, Territorial and Indigenous Forum
June 10, 2016 – Leaders agreed to establish the framework for a new Federal, Provincial, Territorial and Indigenous Forum, which will replace the Aboriginal Affairs Working Group.
Watson Lake students complete trades exploration pilot
June 9, 2016 – Students are graduating with hands-on experience in several different trades thanks to the Skills Exploration program.
Magnetic North Theatre Festival launches in Whitehorse
June 9, 2016 – The Magnetic North Theatre Festival opens in Whitehorse, providing excellent opportunities for Yukon's theatre community.
A statement from the Government of Yukon regarding the Supreme Court of Canada decision to hear the Peel regional land use planning court case
June 9, 2016 – We remain committed to enhancing our government-to-government relationships and building positive, productive partnerships with First Nations.
Canadian Council of Forest Ministers reaffirm a strong, joint commitment to wildland fire management
June 8, 2016 – Forest ministers agreed that federal, provincial and territorial governments have a role to play in addressing challenges related to wildland fire.
Canadian Council of Forest Ministers recognize the value of innovation and Indigenous participation in the forest sector
June 8, 2016 – The meeting was chaired by the Government of Yukon in Dawson City.
Whitehorse air quality information now available online
June 8, 2016 – The Air Quality Health Index now provides information on the Whitehorse region's air quality.
New recipients inducted into the Yukon Transportation Hall of Fame
June 8, 2016 – The 2016 Pioneer of the Year, Person of the Year and Order of Polaris recipients recognized at annual ceremony.
Government of Yukon to host forest ministers in Dawson City this week
June 7, 2016 – Forest ministers from across Canada are meeting in Dawson this week to discuss national-scale initiatives.
Government of Yukon to bring unprecedented internet speeds to Carmacks, Teslin and Watson Lake schools, health centres and communities
June 7, 2016 – Pilot project launched to increase internet speeds in Carmacks, Teslin and Watson Lake.
Premier advocates for Yukon before Senate Committee
June 7, 2016 – The premier spoke out against federal cuts to Territorial Formula Financing
Competition tests skills of community emergency medical responders
June 6, 2016 – Teams were presented with realistic scenarios simulating emergency response situations.
Yukon signs agreement to control invasive species in western Canada
June 6, 2016 – The new agreement aims to identify and control invasive species.
Eight crime prevention, victim services initiatives awarded funding
June 6, 2016 – The Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust is providing funding totaling $140,737 to eight community-led projects.
Public engagement on the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act starts today
June 1, 2016 – The Yukon public is encouraged to find out more and to share experiences and views regarding the current act.
Cultural and heritage institutions receive support for special projects
May 30, 2016 – Government of Yukon continues support for museums and First Nations cultural centres.
Porter Creek Secondary School sport program promotes leadership
May 30, 2016 – Students are developing leadership, wellness and active living skills through sports and physical education.
Two Yukon teams at Destination Imagination Global Finals in Tennessee
May 27, 2016 – Thirteen students from two Yukon schools are showcasing their creative problem-solving skills against teams from 20 countries.
Kwanlin Dün First Nation to receive funding for community safety program
May 27, 2016 – The Government of Yukon is providing over $1.4 million in funding over three years for a Kwanlin Dün First Nation community safety project.
Weight Wise program doubles intake for coming year
May 26, 2016 – Yukon Weight Wise participants have shed more than 8,000 lbs in six years.
Minister of Education tables apprenticeship and tradespersons evaluation report
May 26, 2016 – Feedback on the evaluation was gathered from 175 participants through focus groups, interviews and an online and telephone survey.
Yukon Employees’ Union and Government of Yukon reach tentative agreement
May 25, 2016 – The Yukon Employees’ Union and the Government of Yukon reached a tentative agreement in collective bargaining on May 25.
Government of Yukon renews partnership with Canadian Centre for Child Protection
May 25, 2016 – Agency calls Yukon a leader in Canada for enhancing protection of Yukon children.
New Student Financial Assistance Act granted assent
May 20, 2016 – New act replaces the former Student Financial Assistance Act and concludes a review process that begin in March of 2015.
Yukon government improving resource access roads in the Klondike
May 20, 2016 – Klondike Placer Miners' Association contributing to Goldfields area road upgrades.
Yukon's placer industry to bolster knowledge and awareness
May 20, 2016 – Government of Yukon supports placer mining association with funding for economic impact analysis and public awareness campaign.
Eleven remote recreational lots to be sold by lottery this summer
May 19, 2016 – Remote recreational lots open for viewing.
Minister of Justice sets Yukon policing priorities for 2016/17
May 19, 2016 – Policing priorities for this year focus on enhancing community safety.
Premier and ministers to attend 2016 Gold Show in Dawson City
May 19, 2016 – The 30th Dawson City International Gold Show kicks off on May 20.
New Conrad Campground opens tomorrow
May 19, 2016 – The 35-site campground helps meet the growing demand for recreational opportunities near Whitehorse.
Explore Your Yukon campaign launched at Whitehorse Visitor Information Centre
May 18, 2016 – Yukoners are encouraged to explore the territory and share their experiences on social media.
Yukon Health Status Report 2015 released
May 18, 2016 – This report provides a comprehensive update on the health of Yukoners, with a focus on substance use.
Faro hosts its first rural experiential model
May 18, 2016 – For the first time, Faro is hosting 80 grade 7-8 students for a two-day rural experiential model session.
Yukon government announces support for First Nations tourism association
May 18, 2016 – The Yukon government provided funding for the Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association to attend Rendez-Vous Canada.
New act creates Chartered Professional Accountant designation
May 17, 2016 – Yukon's accounting profession unite with colleagues in other jurisdictions under a single professional designation.
Government of Yukon and Yukon Francophone School Board make request to continue negotiations
May 16, 2016 – Negotiations of joint settlement committees to be extended until early July.
Yukon government explores National Aboriginal Day as statutory holiday in Yukon
May 16, 2016 – The government is seeking feedback from local businesses, organizations and the public.
Another successful Association of Yukon Communities AGM takes place
May 16, 2016 – Government of Yukon commits to working with AYC on recreational infrastructure and the designated materials list.
Health Investment Fund helps develop strong communities
May 12, 2016 – Government of Yukon, though the Health Investment Fund, is supporting two local organizations.
Modest affordable rental housing projects approved for Whitehorse and Dawson
May 12, 2016 – Yukon Housing Corporation has approved two new housing projects for low income tenants in Dawson and Whitehorse.
Government of Yukon supports recycling with amended regulations
May 12, 2016 – Changes to Yukon’s recycling regulations, announced today, will increase waste diversion across the territory.
Government of Yukon releases local food strategy
May 11, 2016 – Strategy aims to develop agriculture sector and increase access to local food in Yukon.
Yukon government to cover cost of Hepatitis C drugs
May 11, 2016 – The funding help Yukoners who do not have insurance cover the cost of this expensive medication.
Government of Yukon investing in services to support families of children with disabilities
May 11, 2016 – Government of Yukon is responding to an increased need for speech-language services.
Yukon nurse receives Leadership Award
May 11, 2016 – Sharon Specht acknowledged for extraordinary leadership and dedication to quality palliative care.
Agreement signed between Yukon government, Yukon College and University of Alberta
May 11, 2016 – The agreement will foster educational and research exchange opportunities.
Yukon government invests in emergency response vehicles
May 11, 2016 – New emergency response vehicles will help ensure that first responders have the tools to help keep Yukoners safe.
New proposed location for Francophone high school
May 10, 2016 – Parties agree on a more viable location for a new Francophone High School.
Improvements underway for Yukon tourism data collection
May 9, 2016 – Yukon government is undertaking a review of current trends in collecting tourism information.
Home care expansion increases in-home supports and services
May 9, 2016 – Increased staffing means more support to keep seniors and elders in their homes longer.
Government of Yukon flies European Union flag
May 9, 2016 – Flag flies to recognize 40 years of Canada-European Union relations.
Government of Yukon nominates Charlie Roots for Polar Medal
May 6, 2016 – Roots has made significant contributions to geology in Yukon.
Western premiers focus on jobs and communities
May 6, 2016 – Premiers conclude meeting in Vancouver, B.C., and highlight areas of common interest.
Western premiers support joint action on wildland fires, floods and drought
May 5, 2016 – Premiers discussed the importance of governments working cooperatively to better prepare for and respond to weather-related emergencies and natural disasters.
Western premiers express support for the people of Fort McMurray
May 5, 2016 – The courage and dedication of local citizens and emergency responders was praised by the premiers.
Minister recognizes mining week and new bedrock map technology
May 5, 2016 – Yukon Geological Survey's new digital bedrock geology map will assist exploration geologists.
Yukon government Personal Property Security Registry goes online
May 5, 2016 – Yukon adopts a modern, electronic personal property registry.
Mental Wellness Strategy released with support of First Nations, mental health group
May 5, 2016 – Together with First Nations and community partners, the Government of Yukon is taking action to improve the mental wellness and mental health of Yukoners.
Government of Yukon takes action to improve social service delivery
May 4, 2016 – Changes will improve transition planning for youth with disabilities.
New comprehensive report outlines geothermal heat and power potential in Yukon
May 4, 2016 – Newly published favourability maps show Yukon’s potential for generating heat and power using geothermal energy.
Premier to strengthen ties with western counterparts
May 4, 2016 – The annual Western Premiers’ Conference will be hosted in Vancouver this week.
Yukon government providing assistance to Fort McMurray
May 4, 2016 – Red Cross funding will support emergency aid relief efforts.
Exhibit documents archaeological projects in Kwanlin Dün Traditional Territory
May 3, 2016 – The exhibit explores the traces of the past found in three archeological sites located around Whitehorse.
Yukon government improving contracting and supplies model
May 3, 2016 – The report focuses on vendor involvement and reducing barriers.
Territorial premiers announce key outcomes from Northern Premiers’ Forum
April 29, 2016 – The premiers committed to working together to strengthen engagement with the federal government to ensure long-term, stable and predictable federal funding.
Yukon Housing Corporation introduces improved financial lending
April 29, 2016 – New lending programs announced to help Yukoners buy, build and fix their homes.
Canadian newcomers getting career-ready in accountant bridging program
April 28, 2016 – Program prepares individuals with a background in financial management for accounting and finance careers.
Yukon government sets new rules for movable soccer goals
April 27, 2016 – The new regulation sets safety standards for the safe use of movable soccer goals that weigh more than 18 kg.
Government of Yukon appoints new Yukon Liquor Corporation president
April 27, 2016 – Premier Pasloski has appointed Matt King as president of the Yukon Liquor Corporation.
Nominations now open for 2016 Council of the Federation Literacy Award
April 25, 2016 – Yukoners are encouraged to make nominations for the Council of the Federation Literacy Award.
Education Week celebrates the work of educational partners
April 25, 2016 – The theme ‘A Strong Team Builds Bright Futures’ will guide activities throughout the week.
Yukon government supports signing of Paris Agreement on Earth Day
April 22, 2016 – A global response can help lessen the impacts of climate change in Canada’s north.
Northern premiers to meet to discuss pan-territorial priorities
April 22, 2016 – Yukon hosts premiers from Nunavut and the Northwest Territories for annual Northern Premiers' Forum.
Chief medical officer of health advises Yukoners on avoiding fentanyl overdose
April 22, 2016 – Fentanyl is 100 times more potent than morphine and can lead to overdose and death.
Communities continue to benefit from the Community Development Fund
April 21, 2016 – The funding will go towards hosting a national conference and updating a website, among other projects.
Government of Yukon shares preliminary FASD Prevalence Study results at national conference
April 21, 2016 – Study looked at the prevalence of FASD in Yukon's corrections system.
Touring Artist Fund supports dancer’s travel to Italy
April 21, 2016 – A Yukon dancer is participating in workshops and performances in Italy through the Touring Artist Fund.
Government of Yukon officially opens new St. Elias Adult Group Home
April 21, 2016 – New facility will provide a home for 10 individuals requiring specialized care.
Dawson Airport improvement project moving forward
April 20, 2016 – Functional planning is underway at Dawson Airport, paving the way for runway paving.
Government of Yukon to replace Nares River Bridge in Carcross
April 20, 2016 – New bridge will provide economic opportunities for community.
Premier appoints new president of Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board
April 20, 2016 – Kurt Dieckmann has been appointed president of YWCHSB to replace retiring president Joy Waters.
Work on forestry road to continue near Haines Junction this summer
April 20, 2016 – The Mackintosh East Forest Resources Road will be surfaced for easier access.
A statement from Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski
April 20, 2016 – Premier congratulates Brian Pallister on his win in Manitoba’s provincial election.
Proposed Carmacks bypass road project to undergo environmental assessment
April 19, 2016 – Plans for a 4.8 kilometre bypass road and new bridge over the Nordenskiold River are under development.
Yukon government provides school supplies funding
April 19, 2016 – More than $500,000 will be provided to school councils to purchase supplies for students.
Community Development Fund continues to support community projects
April 19, 2016 – Community initiatives will benefit Yukoners with funding to support job creation and economic growth.
New staff housing project announced for Ross River
April 18, 2016 – The Government of Yukon will build a new efficient staff housing residence for government employees in the community.
Work continues to complete Shakwak program highway improvements
April 18, 2016 – Government investing in three projects that will create 40 jobs in Yukon.
Kluane First Nation and Yukon government develop Dutch Harbour recreational lots
April 18, 2016 – A public lottery is expected to be held summer 2016.
Miles Canyon Suspension Bridge reopened for the summer
April 15, 2016 – The bridge will be closed again in the fall for complete repairs.
Yukon government extends funding for Practical Nurse diploma program to continue
April 14, 2016 – The deadline for applications to the Practical Nurse program is May 1.
Arts Fund supports 12 art projects, reaches milestone with 1000th application
April 14, 2016 – The Arts Fund supports Yukon film, theatre, music and art productions.
Yukon College renovations scheduled for 2016
April 14, 2016 – These improvements will remedy known issues while addressing accessibility concerns.
Yukon government and YuWIN sign new funding agreement
April 14, 2016 – The new two-year agreement will support Yukon’s labour market and help transition employers to the Canada Job Bank.
Government of Yukon tables Chartered Professional Accountants bill
April 13, 2016 – The legislation combines three professional designations into a single designation for Yukon’s regulated accountants.
Yukon tables Income Tax Act amendment to address federal budget impacts
April 13, 2016 – The changes will ensure Yukon families can still enjoy tax credits for children’s fitness and art activities.
Yukon government begins construction of new Carcross firehall
April 13, 2016 – New firehall will strengthen local emergency response.
Planning starts for Old Crow Health Centre replacement
April 13, 2016 – A new building would provide safe, efficient and adequate space for current and future health services in the community.
Electric car joins Yukon government fleet vehicles
April 12, 2016 – The Yukon government is piloting an electric car to test viability and practicality of use in Yukon.
Rideshare program now available for Whitehorse residents and visitors
April 12, 2016 – The transportation sector accounts for more than half of total greenhouse gas emissions in Yukon.
Funding announced to implement colorectal cancer screening program
April 12, 2016 – New screening program will allow for earlier detection of cancer.
Whistle Bend continues to grow with development of Phase 3
April 12, 2016 – Yukon government will invest more than $16 million in design and construction of Whistle Bend phase 3 to meet demand.
Government of Yukon to increase funding for information technology projects
April 12, 2016 – Additional investment in IT infrastructure will help modernize systems and create new opportunities in innovation.
Yukon Housing Corporation and the Yukon Science Institute present Building Science workshop
April 12, 2016 – Workshop to help homeowners better understand how buildings, and their homes, work.
Da Daghay Development Corporation unveils design for River Bend housing development
April 12, 2016 – River Bend will provide affordable housing options for Ta’an Kwäch’än citizens and Yukon Housing Corporation clients.
Government of Yukon proposes amendments to the Students Financial Assistance Act
April 11, 2016 – Proposed amendments to the Students Financial Assistance Act will increase available funding by $376,000.
Yukon government moving forward with land development and planning in Mayo and Dawson
April 11, 2016 – Projects will provide rural and agricultural lots in Mayo and assist with development of Dawson’s north end.
Government of Canada, Yukon First Nations and Government of Yukon gather and reach agreement on a way forward for Yukon's environmental assessment legislation
April 8, 2016 – Today’s Intergovernmental Forum is the first in nearly six years.
Fifth and Rogers project moving ahead
April 8, 2015 – Market and affordable housing planning concepts underway for Fifth and Rogers project.
Government of Yukon to fund five additional RCMP positions
April 8, 2016 – The Government of Yukon is providing $385,000 in funding for new RCMP resources.
Government of Yukon announces funding support for Crime Stoppers program
April 8, 2016 – Crime Stoppers is an important bridge between communities and the Yukon RCMP.
Yukon government and First Nations hold Yukon Forum
April 8, 2016 – The government-to-government meeting provides an opportunity to discuss shared priorities.
Funding announced for Yukon government contaminated sites cleanup
April 8, 2016 – The Government of Yukon will invest up to $3.9 million in 2016/17 for remediation work.
2016/17 budget sets Yukon on the course for prosperity
April 7, 2016 – The Yukon government’s 2016/17 budget totals $1.392 billion.
Government of Yukon invests $1 million in community-based mental health initiatives
April 7, 2016 – $1 million to be used by communities for innovative projects to address community mental health needs.
Premier purchases new shoes in the spirit of buying local
April 6, 2016 – Premier supports local economy while continuing budget tradition.
Transgender Yukoners can now self-identify on their driver’s licence and general identification card
April 6, 2016 – This change is another step towards inclusivity for all Yukoners.
Yukon government continues to invest in the Land Titles Modernization Project
April 6, 2016 – A $1.1 million investment in the Land Titles Modernization Project will improve services available to Yukoners.
Yukon government expands water monitoring network
April 6, 2016 – More than $1.5 million will be invested in Yukon’s water monitoring network in 2016/17.
Government of Yukon seeks input on tenancy of mobile home pads
April 5, 2016 – Yukon government wants to hear from mobile home park owners and mobile home pad renters.
Youth programming to be included in new Sarah Steele facility
April 5, 2016 – The programming will include a 24/7 withdrawal service for youth as well as a gender-specific residential treatment program.
Yukon government and First Nations work to assist Alsek moose recovery
April 5, 2016 – The Yukon government will continue to work with its partners to recover moose populations.
Four sport and recreation groups to receive core funding from the Yukon government
April 4, 2016 – Core funding from Yukon government will provide stability and security to four sport and recreation groups.
School program will enhance mental health services in Ross River and Faro
April 4, 2016 – Additional community counselling available as part of in-school education program.
Government of Yukon and Champagne and Aishihik First Nations begin work on new timber supply analysis for CAFN Traditional Territory
April 4, 2016 – Timber supply analysis will lead to new annual allowable cut decision.
Yukon government to expand campgrounds and improve facilities
April 4, 2016 – Up to $350,000 will be provided to improve access to Yukon campgrounds.
Yukon and Quebec jointly support the development of French
March 31, 2016 – The Government of Yukon and Quebec are committed to supporting the French language and culture.
Yukon government and YuWIN discuss proposed funding agreement
March 31, 2016 – The Department of Education is in discussions with YuWIN over its evolving role in service to the Yukon labour market.
Yukon government supports Parhelion Medical Clinic’s move into Watson Lake Hospital
March 31, 2016 – Two rural hospitals will now house doctors’ clinics; medication dispensaries.
Legislative Assembly Building to Light It Up Blue for autism awareness
March 31, 2016 – Government signs on to international blue event to increase awareness of World Autism Day.
Improvements to Robert Campbell Highway to continue
March 31, 2016 – Work planned for 2016/17 consists of two projects to reconstruct sections of the road from kilometre 79 to 97.
Yukon government to expand access to eServices
March 31, 2016 – The Government of Yukon plans to initiate work to make electronic hunting licences and seals available online.
Yukon government and Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association sign a partnership agreement
March 30, 2016 – The Government of Yukon signed a memorandum of understanding and announced an increase in operational funding to YFNCT.
Yukon adopts new energy efficient building standards
March 30, 2016 – Yukon has new energy efficiency standards with the adoption of section 9.36 of Canada’s National Building Code.
Yukon government launches Shifting Territory – Indicators of Yukon Gender Equality website
March 30, 2016 – The site will include statistical information on the status of women in Yukon and an interactive timeline of Yukon women's history.
Yukon government continues investment in Yukon Now tourism marketing program
March 29, 2016 – Television commercials will continue to invite Canadians to “Come to my Yukon” through renewed Yukon Now funding.
Yukon museums and cultural centres receive boost to annual funding
March 24, 2016 – Museums and First Nation cultural centres continue to preserve Yukon’s heritage with support from the Government of Yukon.
Yukon Legislative Assembly to reconvene April 7
March 24, 2016 – The public is invited to attend the opening of the spring sitting at 2071 Second Avenue in Whitehorse.
A statement from Premier Darrell Pasloski on the 2016 federal budget
March 23, 2016 – Government working to assess the impact of tax regime and budget changes.
French Language Services Directorate and Yukon Hospital Corporation sign a memorandum of understanding
March 22, 2016 – Agreement signed to enhance French language services at Whitehorse General Hospital.
Statement from the premier regarding the attacks in Brussels
March 22, 2016 – Premier extends condolences for victims and condemns acts of terrorism in Belgium.
Yukon government assisting with space planning for Vimy Heritage Housing Society
March 18, 2016 – Government commits $50,000 to plan requirements for proposed supported independent housing facility in Whitehorse.
Alexander McDonald Lodge continuing care facility opened in Dawson
March 18, 2016 – The new facility can accommodate 15 residents and replaces the old lodge, opened in 1970.
Governments of Canada and Yukon announce joint-funding for infrastructure projects
March 18, 2016 – The funding will support key initiatives including upgrades to waste water and drinking water facilites and road improvements.
Corrections engages with Yukon First Nations on culturally relevant programming
March 17, 2016 – Government seeks First Nations input on improving programming at Whitehorse Correctional Centre.
Liard Basin one of the largest shale gas resources in the world, new assessment shows
March 16, 2016 – Shale gas resource assessment determines that Liard Basin is one of the largest shale gas resources in the world.
New special guiding lottery creates more opportunity and increases fairness for Yukon hunters
March 15, 2016 – The Yukon government will offer 125 special guiding licences through a lottery process starting with the 2016/17 season.
Yukon government supporting Yukon Transportation Museum’s electric vehicle study
March 15, 2016 – The museum plans to operate and monitor the use of an electric vehicle, which will be charged by solar panels on the building’s roof.
Changes announced in the public service
March 14, 2016 – Premier makes changes in two Government of Yukon departments.
Findings of French Second Language parent survey released
March 14, 2016 – Findings of a survey of Whitehorse parents will help guide decision-making about French Second Language programs.
Team Yukon returns from Greenland with 100 ulus
March 14, 2016 – Team Yukon returns from the Arctic Winter Games after a successful week of competition.
First biomass heating project to use waste wood in the North
March 14, 2016 – This biomass heating project is the first of its kind North of 60.
Yukon to present at United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
March 14, 2016 – Minister Taylor will speak on behalf of Canada on the topic of gender-data design, collection and analysis.
Government of Yukon continues its support of A Safe Place drop-in program
March 10, 2016 – Whitehorse drop-in centre for women and children gets extra funding.
Front Street Seniors’ Residence officially opened
March 10, 2016 – New residence adds 48 affordable housing units for seniors.
Government of Yukon opens new EMS station
March 10, 2016 – As part of the Whitehorse hospital expansion, a new ambulance station is now open in Riverdale.
Government of Yukon signs funding agreement with Humane Society Yukon
March 9, 2016 – The Government of Yukon has signed a funding agreement to help prevent the spread of disease among Yukon pets.
Government of Yukon asks federal government to renew the Canadian Mineral Exploration Tax Credit
March 8, 2016 – Premier and ministers call for tax credit renewal to support Yukon resource industries.
Team Yukon takes off to Greenland for 2016 Arctic Winter Games
March 4, 2016 – Team Yukon is heading to Nuuk, Greenland in pursuit of ulus at the 2016 Arctic Winter Games.
Yukon Recycling Club recognizes outstanding youth
March 4, 2016 – Club recognizes youth from across the territory for their outstanding recycling efforts.
Premier ensures Yukon’s interests are reflected in national declaration
March 3, 2016 – Vancouver Declaration recognizes unique circumstances of northern economy, climate and communities.
Premier and ministers to promote Yukon mineral sector at Toronto conference
March 3, 2016 – Yukon's mineral potential to be highlighted at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada annual convention.
A statement from Canada’s territorial premiers on climate change and the North
March 2, 2016 – Premiers bring climate change message to national meetings in Vancouver.
Premier attending national meetings in Vancouver
March 2, 2016 – National meetings will include Indigenous leaders and focus on the economy and climate change.
Yukon government simplifies driver licensing procedure for Canadian military personnel
March 2, 2016 – Department of National Defence driver's permits now recognized as equivalent to a variety of Yukon licences.
Canada’s Premiers to Meet on March 2 in Vancouver
February 29, 2016 – Canada’s Premiers will meet in Vancouver, British Columbia on Wednesday, March 2. The meeting will take place at the Pan Pacific Hotel.
B.C. and Yukon renew co-operation on economic initiatives
January 25, 2016 – Premier Christy Clark and Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski commit to strengthen collaboration between the two governments.
Communiqué–Outcomes and priorities for action to address violence against Indigenous women and girls
February 26, 2016 – Canadian leaders committed to coordinated action to prevent violence.
Forest Resources Act review underway
February 29, 2016 – Yukon government begins mandated review of Forest Resource Act.
Yukon delegation takes part in second National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
February 24, 2016 – A Yukon delegation is attending the second National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
A carbon tax is not a solution for Yukon families
February 22, 2016 – A carbon tax would negatively impact Yukoners' quality of life.
Government of Yukon awards funding to 15 groups for projects to support Yukon youth
February 19, 2016 – Young rock climbers, skiers and artists to benefit from funding awarded through the Youth Investment Fund.
New biomass strategy to open development of local biomass energy sector in Yukon
February 18, 2016 – Biomass is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution for heating in the territory.
Government of Yukon 2016/17 budget still affected by Government of Canada cuts
February 16, 2016 – Government of Canada has partially restored the $23 million funding shortfall.
Government of Yukon unveils new 911 call centre
February 16, 2016 – New 911 call centre opens in preparation for Yukon-wide service.
Watson Lake students receive introduction to trades training
February 15, 2016 – Students are gaining hands-on experience in carpentry and other trades through the Skills Exploration program.
Communiqué–Yukon leaders commit to continued collaboration to address high rates of violence against Indigenous women and girls
February 12, 2016 – Released in partnership with Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council
The Know Your Numbers campaign is back for a fourth year
February 12, 2016 – Over the next two weeks, Yukoners can take advantage of free blood pressure clinics.
Government of Yukon contributes to MacBride Museum expansion project
February 10, 2016 – The funds will be applied toward the costs of engineering, architectural design, site preparation and planning.
Advanced Artist Award supports another 13 artists
February 10, 2016 – The Yukon government supports Yukon artists work in poetry, film, dance and other disciplines.
Expansion to Yukon Archives vault announced
February 9, 2016 – The Yukon government is supporting the preservation of Yukon’s history by expanding capacity at Yukon Archives.
Agreement reached on Dawson wastewater treatment plant
February 9, 2016 – The Yukon government will own and operate the new Dawson wastewater treatment plant on an ongoing basis.
Sixth Avenue interim continuing care facility set to open
February 9, 2016 – The opening of the 10-bed temporary continuing care facility will help reduce the wait list for continuing care beds.
Yukon government makes strategic investments in Yukon’s future
February 5, 2016 – A special warrant has been signed to increase funding for the 2015-16 fiscal year.
Yukon’s work on children in care part of national focus
February 5, 2016 – Ministers meeting focuses on how to improve life for children, families and persons with disabilities.
Best in amateur sport celebrated at Sport Yukon awards night
February 5, 2016 – Government of Yukon and Sport Yukon celebrate another banner year for amateur sport in the territory.
Land approved for City of Whitehorse building consolidation project
February 5, 2016 – The arrangement will assist the City with a long-term lease.
Yukon Days ends in Ottawa
February 4, 2016 – Government promoted Yukon issues and industry in nation's capital.
Government of Yukon releases action plan to shape the future of sport in the territory
February 4, 2016 – New sport action plan will make healthy living more accessible for all Yukoners.
Community Development Fund strengthens Yukon community organizations
February 4, 2016 – The Government of Yukon provided $80,801 in Community Development funds towards projects that contribute to community well-being.
Yukon scores top marks on history report card
February 3, 2016 – The Canadian History Report Card gave Yukon an A-, among the country’s top scores, for its teaching of Canadian History.
Social outcomes for Canadians subject of discussion at ministers meeting
February 3, 2016 – Health and Social Services minister to share Yukon perspectives on social issues at national roundtable.
Kindergarten pre-registration for Whitehorse schools begins soon
February 3, 2016 – Kindergarten pre-registration begins February 8, and a French Immersion parent information meeting will be held February 3.
Tourism commercials invite Canadians to Come to My Yukon
February 1, 2016 – First Nations dance group perform at unveiling of Yukon tourism TV commercials inviting Canadians to Come to My Yukon.
Visitors to Ottawa’s Winterlude festival to get a taste of Yukon
January 29, 2016 – Government of Yukon and Air North partner to promote Yukon as a year-round travel destination.
Yukon organization wins Arctic Inspiration Prize
January 28, 2016 – The Recreation and Parks Association of Yukon was awarded the annual prize last night.
Yukon government signs agreement for new continuing care facility
January 28, 2016 – Today the Government of Yukon announced it has finalized one of the largest construction contracts ever awarded in Yukon.
Premier wraps up successful community conversations initiative as budget tour begins
January 27, 2016 – Over the last three months, the premier has listened to a cross-section of Yukoners through small, face-to-face meetings.
Minister to join federal, provincial and territorial colleagues at climate change meeting
January 27, 2016 – Ministers will work toward a framework agreement on climate change.
Yukon priorities to be highlighted in Ottawa
January 27, 2016 – Premier and ministers to continue setting foundations for Yukon’s long-term economic growth.
Yukon government and First Nations working together to improve clarity and management of mining in Yukon
January 26, 2016 – A protocol and working group have been established to guide discussions on mining.
Yukon government provides assistance to the placer mining industry
January 26, 2016 – Government work focuses on roads, a reclamation guide and assistance to prospectors.
Yukon government provides assistance to hard rock mineral industry
January 26, 2016 – The Government of Yukon is supporting mining in the territory through increased funding and access to programs.
Community Development Fund contributes to initiatives that enhance community well-being
January 26, 2016 – Yukon government has awarded $255,426 to four community organizations for projects that provide socio-economic benefits.
Government of Yukon invests in support for mine sector promotion activities
January 25, 2016 – Government of Yukon commits to the promotion of Yukon’s mineral sector by providing Yukon Mining Alliance with $904,500 over three years.
Yukon government and Kaska Nation sign milestone agreements to advance reconciliation and resource development discussions
January 25, 2016 – Yukon government and Kaska sign agreements on reconciliation and resource development.
Functional planning to begin on Dawson airport redevelopment
January 24, 2016 – Plan will determine how government will invest in improvements at the airport.
Yukon’s mining industry promoted at Invest Yukon Pavilion
January 21, 2016 – The Government of Yukon will promote the territory’s investment readiness to investors on January 24 and 25 in Vancouver.
Yukon’s mineral potential showcased at mining industry meeting
January 21, 2016 – Exploration and investment in Yukon’s mineral resources to be highlighted in Vancouver.
Common issues give ministers opportunities to share
January 21, 2016 – Meetings between Canada’s health ministers were held this week in Vancouver.
Arts Fund supports new creative work
January 21, 2016 – Arts organization across the territory are receiving funding for theatre, dance, festivals and workshops.
Government of Yukon, Yukon Chamber of Commerce to lead business mission to Ottawa during Yukon Days
January 21, 2016 – Business mission to strengthen relationships between Yukon and Ottawa.
Government of Yukon’s Science Strategy released
January 20, 2016 – The strategy sets the government's approach to scientific priorities, research and capacity in the territory.
Functional planning begins for new French First Language high school
January 20, 2016 – Local architectural and design firm will begin functional planning for the new French language high school.
Trouble puppet show tours communities
January 19, 2016 – The show will tour schools in communities throughout Yukon to teach children how to manage emotions.
Unique television partnership for Tourism Yukon project
January 19, 2016 – Episodes from the digital storytelling project will be broadcast on TV starting today in a unique media promotion.
Minister to join provincial and territorial colleagues at health ministers meeting
January 19, 2016 – Minister looking forward to continued collaboration with provincial and territorial colleagues.
Government of Yukon offers mentorship program to filmmakers
January 18, 2016 – The Film and Sound Commission is launching a pilot Producer Mentorship Program to support the local film industry.
A statement from Health and Social Services Minister Mike Nixon regarding the soup kitchen at CYO Hall in the Sacred Heart Cathedral
January 14, 2016 – The Government of Yukon has not contemplated closing the soup kitchen.
New home of F.H. Collins Secondary School officially opened
January 14, 2016 – F.H. Collins hosted the grand opening ceremony for its new home on January 13.
Yukon Housing Corporation seeks proposals to support the Housing Action Plan
January 13, 2016 – Four Requests for Proposals issued to implement action plan priorities.
Government of Yukon announces new youth mental health program with support from Bell Let’s Talk and Northwestel
January 14, 2016 – The FRIENDS program focuses on prevention and treatment services.
Selkirk French immersion program to continue in 2016
January 12, 2016 – The new Early French Immersion program established at Selkirk Elementary School last year has been expanded to Grade 1.
Fifth and Rogers planning contract awarded
January 11, 2016 – Stantec Architecture of Whitehorse will produce options for downtown land parcel.
Cultural community initiatives receive Community Development Fund support
January 11, 2016 – Over $188,000 has been awarded for projects that promote and enhance cultural and economic benefits to Yukon communities.
Artists funded to tour sculpture, puppetry, film and music performances
January 8, 2016 – Yukon artists are receiving support to tour in Europe, Canada, the U.S. and Japan.
Premier and ministers want to hear from Yukoners
January 8, 2016 – January to March, the premier and Cabinet ministers will meet with and listen to Yukoners’ thoughts on budget priorities.
Yukoner to learn about Arctic challenges in Emerging Leaders Program
January 5, 2016 – Yukoner journeys through Arctic Norway to learn about northern challenges and potential.
RCMP and SCAN unit take action against drug trafficking in Whitehorse
January 5, 2016 – The RCMP and Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) unit carried out coordinated actions on New Year’s Eve.