Government of Yukon

FOR RELEASE     #11-139
September 1, 2011


Premier wraps up community visits

WHITEHORSE—Premier Darrell Pasloski has completed his summer visits to Yukon communities.

“It has been a busy couple of months and it was my pleasure to meet with Yukoners to learn firsthand about what’s important to them and their communities,” Pasloski said. “I appreciate that First Nation and municipal governments, as well as citizens, took the time to meet with us to share their vision for Yukon’s future.”

The premier’s visits started in Carcross in early July and ended in Mount Lorne yesterday.

Common themes throughout the territory that were raised with the premier include land availability; affordable housing; infrastructure and programs to support healthy and active living; and economic development opportunities.

“I am inspired by the hard work of officials and volunteers who give a great deal of themselves, their time and their energy, to make their communities the best they can be,” Pasloski added. “The feedback, ideas and information gathered have helped me to understand the issues, opportunities and successes in each community. This information will be shared with government departments in order to help plan priorities for future years."



Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications


Geri Dugas
Communications, Executive Council Office