Government of Yukon

2010 news releases


2010 - News Releases

Social inclusion and poverty reduction reports released
December 22, 2010 – Government will use evidence-based data contained in recent reports to address housing and homelessness.

Internet safety report released
December 21, 2010 – Yukon government aims to protect Yukoners from the dangers of the internet.

Government supports community youth projects
December 21, 2010 – Yukon youth benefiting from $48,000 in government support.

Effective implementation emphasized in Peel plan discussions
December 17, 2010 – Effective and collaborative plan implementation is being emphasized by Yukon government during discussions among the plan parties on the current Recommended Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan.

Staking withdrawal extension to support Peel Watershed regional planning process
December 17, 2010 – Pending formal approval, Yukon government will extend current subsurface mineral staking withdrawal in the Peel Watershed Region to provide certainty during the remaining steps in the region’s land use planning process.

Progress continues on Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan
December 17, 2010 – Measures to enable a response to the Peel Watershed Planning Commission by the end of February 2011 were agreed to at meeting of representatives from the five parties tasked with completing the Peel Watershed planning process.

Ingram lot presented to Habitat for Humanity Yukon
December 14, 2010 – Habitat for Humanity will build in the Ingram subdivision, thanks to Yukon Housing Corporation.

Aboriginal employees receive Award of Honour
December 9, 2010 – Employees in Education, Environment and Justice are 2010 award recipients.

Justice Wellness Centre opened for Community Corrections clients
December 7, 2010 – This storefront operation will be open seven days a week to provide counselling and training for offenders who require community supervision.

Teddy bear twins available at Yukon liquor stores
December 6, 2010 – The Twin Teddy bears are back!

Drivers urged to use caution this holiday season
December 3, 2010 – Highways and Public Works, Yukon Liquor Corporation, MADD Whitehorse and Whitehorse RCMP embark on Christmas impaired driving campaign.

Winners of Car Seat Safety Program draw announced
December 3, 2010 – Winners of the Registered Education Savings Plan from the 2010 car seat safety draw announced.

Communities benefit from Arts Fund projects
December 3, 2010 – Community arts offerings include a big band and bellydancing, ballet, a love story, a parade, snow scultpures, poetry and kids fiddling.

Touring Artist Fund supports international collaboration
November 26, 2010 – Yukon artists descend on New Zealand as First Nation dancers explore warrior culture at a Māori arts festival, and a husband and wife team attends an international event promoting collaborative art.

Open call for submissions for Yukon Permanent Art Collection
November 25, 2010 – Permanent art collection call for submissions offers a unique opportunity for artists to have their work professionally photographed.

Delegation to attend UN climate change conference
November 25, 2010 – As part of its ongoing response to climate change in the territory, the Yukon government is joining a Canadian delegation at COP16.

Ceremony to honour a late Yukoner’s dedication to sport
November 24, 2010 – To celebrate the memory of Peter Milner, a dedication ceremony and plaque will be unveiled at the Yukon College Family Residence on Wednesday, November 24 at 2pm. The residence is a legacy from the 2007 Canada Winter Games.

2010 Leckie Award winners demonstrate environmental excellence in mining
November 23, 2010 – Awards ceremony celebrates environmental responsibility in Yukon mining practices.

Joint review of Wolf Conservation Management Plan begins
November 22, 2010 – The Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board and Environment Yukon will be reviewing the Wolf Conservation and Management Plan to find out what changes, if any, are needed to ensure the long term survival of wolf populations in Yukon.

Premier announces appointment of Tourism & Culture deputy minister
November 19, 2010 – Joy Waters is the new deputy minister of Tourism & Culture.

Geoscience Forum to showcase Yukon’s thriving minerals sector
November 19, 2010 – Yukon's geological discoveries and thriving mineral industry will be showcased at this local forum.

Preliminary identification established for recovered human remains
November 18, 2010 – Recovered human remains are identified as two First Nations males and a male of European descent.

Yukon byelection to be held December 13
November 12, 2010 – Byelection called for December 13.

Cultural Industries Training Fund reinstated
November 12, 2010 – Artists, musicians and people working in cultural industries will once again be able to apply for financial support under the Cultural Industries Training Fund.

Discovery of human remains leads to united response
November 10, 2010 – Joint community effort in Dawson City helped with the recovery of human remains and three wooden coffins found during construction work.

Outstanding contribution to agriculture recognized
November 8, 2010 – The 2010 Yukon Farmer of the Year was awarded to Alice Boland of Carmacks at this year's North of 60 Agriculture Banquet

Yukon to leverage strategic mining advantages at international forums
November 8, 2010 – Yukon goes to China to promote mining investment opportunities

First Nations Language Proficiency program celebrates its first graduates
November 3, 2010 – Seven Yukon educators are celebratingthe completion of their Yukon First Nation Language Proficiency Program, which enhances their ability to deliver First Nations language programming to Yukon schools.

Agriculture conference and banquet offers food for thought north of 60°
November 3, 2010 – Yukon farmers to hear experts and share ideas at this year’s North of 60° Agriculture Conference and Banquet.

Carcross infrastructure projects 2010 update
November 2, 2010 – The departments of Community Services and Tourism and Culture reported continued progress in 2010 in completing vital Carcross waterfront infrastructure projects worth more than $6.75 million.

Motor Vehicles begins issuing Yukon’s new secure driver’s licence and general ID card
November 1, 2010 – One year after deciding to move forward, the Yukon government is offering new secure photo ID to Yukoners when their driver's licence expires, and to people who want new government-issued identification as proof of age, identity or Yukon residency.

Governments sign management plan for new protected area
October 29, 2010 – The management plan for Yukon's newest habitat protection area calls for more use of traditional knowledge for land use policies for the Tsâwnjik Chu (Nordenskiold) wetland complex.

Congratulations to Yukon’s newest operating hard rock mine
October 29, 2010 – Historic silver district revived with opening of Yukon's second operating hard rock mine

Breast health promoted through theatre, art and discussion
October 28, 2010 – Breast health promoted to Yukon women via interactive format of art, theatre and discussion.

$5.9 million royalty payment made to Selkirk First Nation
October 25, 2010 – Minto mine royalty transferred and funding for early childhood development centre approved

Our Towns, Our Future review launched today
October 22, 2010 – The review will look for innovative and cost effective ways to support strong and sustainable municipalities.

November start for new secure driver’s licence and general identification card
October 21, 2010 – New secure cards will become available in November.

Ten bursaries awarded to students in health and medical fields
October 21, 2010 – Ten Yukoners awarded bursaries to pursue studies in fields of medicine and health care.

Yukon government congratulates Yukon Hospital Corporation
October 18, 2010 – Yukon Hospital Corporation, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2011.

Energy, Mines and Resources Library celebrates Canadian Library Month
October 14, 2010 – Yukoners are invited to the EMR Library Open House on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

$1.4 million to be invested in Yukon through Labour Market Agreement
October 7, 2010 – $1.4 million will fund numerous Yukon projects as part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

Community Development Funds awarded to 10 projects
October 5, 2010 – Emergency preparedness and heritage projects supported by the Community Dvelopment Fund.

New regulation will guide the future of Yukon's forests
September 29, 2010 – Modern forest legislation will come into effect on January 31, 2011

Yukon leads way and participates in new National Alert Aggregation and Dissemination system
September 24, 2010 – New national alert system helps keep Yukoners informed.

Yukon brings Alberta program North
September 22, 2010 – Local health professionals learn to deliver Alberta Weight Wise program to local residents.

Yukoners will need more documents for new cards; fees remain low
September 22, 2010 – New secure ID cards will be widely accepted and recognized.

Amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act on distracted driving
September 21, 2010 – Proposed changes include banning the use of hand held cell phones and other electronic devices while driving.

Yukon introduces tax changes to promote small business and investment
September 21, 2010 – Changes to help both individual and corporate taxpayers.

New lots available at Ingram subdivision
September 21, 2010 – Ingram subdivision lottery and tender packages are now available.

Employees honoured at 2010 Premier’s Award of Excellence presentations
September 17, 2010 – Premier Fentie recognizes employee professionalism, leadership and dedication to public service at the 2010 Premier's Award of Excellence presentation.

Emergency Medical Services temporary station update
September 17, 2010 – EMS crews to operate 24/7 from their temporary facility; permanent station by 2012.

Renewable energy and advances in sustainable mining to be highlighted at Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference
September 16, 2010 – Success in Yukon mining, renewable energy and sustainable mining will be the focus for Minister Rouble at this week’s annual Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference.

Yukon Permanent Art Collection acquisitions expand cultural legacy
September 16, 2010 – "Capture" exhibition features eight new yukon-inspired acquisitions to the Permanent Art Collection.

Electrical rebate extended
September 16, 2010 – Rebate extended until March 2011

Fifteen community projects receive CDF funding
September 15, 2010 – Yukon government's CDF program is helping Yukoners with disabilities.

Police force review extended
September 14, 2010 – Justice Minister has extended the deadline for the Review of Yukon's Police Force until December 1.

Yukon promotes collaborative tourism initiatives with German partners
September 8, 2010 – Tourism sector joins Minister Elaine Taylor in a trip to promote collaboration and co-operation with German partners.

Premier presents Carcross educator with national literacy award
September 8, 2010 – Premier Dennis Fentie presents the Council of the Federation Literacy Award to Eleanor Millard.

Fall legislative sitting to start September 21
September 3, 2010 – Premier Fentie announces early fall session.

Fund supports community arts and culture
September 1, 2010 – Funding the arts allows for economic and social change, bringing Yukon into new stages of development while encouraging a strong sense of community.

Circumpolar conference seeds ideas for Yukon agriculture
September 1, 2010 – Yukoners head to Norway to sow perspectives and reap expertise on farming in the North.

Secure driver’s licence and ID card to be made in Yukon
September 1, 2010 – New driver's licence and general identification card to be available later this fall.

Federal funding for Beaufort Sea research supports Yukon’s interests
August 31, 2010 – Research will help support the development of a vibrant offshore oil and gas industry that provides benefits to Yukoners.

Whistle Bend Subdivision in Whitehorse progressing well
August 31, 2010 – Land cleared and public tender issued for road work on Whistle Bend subdivision in Whitehorse.

Yukon supports community FireSmart projects
August 30, 2010 – Twenty-eight Yukon projects to benefit from $819,300 in FireSmart grants.

Yukon students awarded scholarships to prestigious college
August 27, 2010 – Two Yukon students will be heading to Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific in Victoria as scholarship recipients.

Emergency medical services signs memorandum of understanding with volunteers
August 23, 2010 – Yukon emergency medical services signs memorandum of understanding with volunteer ambulance society.

Yukon government extends best wishes to Yukon’s Canada 55+ Games team
August 23, 2010 – Yukon delegation travelling to Brockville for the Canada 55+ Games.

Touring Artist Fund enables national and international showcases for Yukon artists
August 23, 2010 – National and international venues offer expanded opportunities for Yukon artists to present their talents to outside audiences.

Funding aimed at preventing violence against Aboriginal women
August 20, 2010 – Six organizations to receive funds to help tackle violence against Aboriginal women.

Yukon supports Canadian Red Cross relief efforts in Pakistan
August 19, 2010 – Yukon supports Canadian Red Cross in bringing help to the people of flood-ravaged Pakistan.

Safeguarding Yukon’s built heritage
August 19, 2010 – Historic Properties Assistance funding helps preserve Yukon’s many important legacies.

Evacuation notice lifted for the Watson Lake area
August 19, 2010 – Evacuation notice lifted for Watson Lake area.

Premier appoints Public Service Commissioner
August 19, 2010 – Yukon government welcomes new Public Service Commissioner.

Minister delivers state-of-the-art fire truck to Ross River
August 18, 2010 – Minister Lang presents new fire truck to Ross River Volunteer Fire Department.

Funding announced to help persons with disabilities get jobs
August 11, 2010 – New funding for the Yukon Council on Disability will help Yukoners with disabilities get jobs.

Council of the Federation meeting wraps up
August 6, 2010 – The annual Council of the Federation meeting wrapped up today in Winnepeg.

Watson Lake area fire community information centre now open
August 6, 2010 – Community information centre now open to serve the public concerned about the Watson Lake area fire.

Fort Selkirk designated a Yukon Historic Site
August 6, 2010 – Heritage partners Selkirk First Nation and Yukon government announce Fort Selkirk as a Yukon Historic Site.

Forest Health Report shows spruce beetle infestation in decline
August 5, 2010 – After 20 years, the spruce beetle infestation in southwest Yukon is active only on the fringes of the original infested area.

Minister Hart launches social inclusion public awareness campaign
August 5, 2010 – Minister of Health and Social Services Glenn Hart was painting the town red today as he launched a public information campaign about social inclusion.

Melting permafrost is a threat to northern Yukon highways
August 4, 2010 – The Yukon Government will provide additional funding to repair a degraded section of the Alaska Highway and for a long-term permafrost testing project.

Carcross educator wins national literacy award
August 4, 2010 – Eleanor Millard is Yukon's winner of this year's Council of the Federation Literacy Award.

Ts’alwnjik chu (Nordenskiold) wetlands protected
August 3, 2010 – The Yukon government has created a new Habitat Protection Area that recognizes the unique values of the wetlands along the Nordenskiold River near Carmacks, the "bread basket" of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation.

Three-year funding helps achieve equality for women
August 2, 2010 – The 2010-13 Women’s Equality Funding Program provides funding to nine organizations.

Agriculture research helps put Yukon grown food on local plates
July 30, 2010 – Join Agriculture branch staff Wednesday, August 4 to learn how government research is assisting local food production.

Yukon adopts new birth certificate
July 30, 2010 – New identification will minimize indentity theft, forgeries and loss

Yukon Emergency Medical Services launches new ambulance deployment initiative
July 30, 2010 – Phased plan to better serve the geographical heart of Whitehorse.

Carcross waterfront investments celebrated during Golden Spike Day 2010
July 29, 2010 – The Golden Spike Anniversary marks an important milestone in Yukon's history.

Public input invited on three Yukon business-related acts
July 28, 2010 – Government invites comments from citizens and interest groups on plans to modernize business legislation.

Webisodes provide training for local film crews and promote Yukon as a filming location
July 28, 2010 – Yukon film crews hired to direct webisodes advertising Yukon as a premier film location.

A wide cross-section of community projects receive Tier 1 funding
July 28, 2010 – Whitehorse residents with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C get help finding housing – just one of the many CDF projects awarded from the Tier 1 intake.

Consultation begins on Recommended Peel Land Use Plan
July 23, 2010 – Public and stakeholder input will be accepted until October 1.

Distracted driving consultation now underway
July 16, 2010 – HPW starts consultation on distracted driving across the territory.

Yukon affected by national product recall
July 15, 2010 – Meat may be contaminated with salmonella.

New website connects Yukon youth to services and funds
July 15, 2010 – The Youth Directory makes funds, services and programs available in Yukon more accessible, by compiling them on one website.

Kwanlin Dün First Nation healing program funded
July 8, 2010 – Traditional and modern healing techniques for Yukoners.

Medical studies agreement with Memorial University
July 8, 2010 – Memorial University’s School of Medicine to save one seat.

Yukoners contribute to police force review
July 7, 2010 – Yukoners provide comments to help improve the service provided by police.

Yukon Wildland Fire Management lauded for work in British Columbia
July 2, 2009 – Wildland Fire Management employees have been presented with a Heroes and Rescue Award.

Construction and training project in Carcross receives funding
June 30, 2010 – An innovative training project will result in a new tourist facility for Carcross.

Cancer Care Navigator program to continue as partnership
June 30, 2010 – WGH, YG partnership ensures continuation of Cancer Care Navigator program for Yukoners with Cancer.

Leadership, education and wellness opportunities for Yukon Aboriginal women
June 30, 2010 – Yukon Aboriginal women to deliver projects to further equality

New green procurement practices support Climate Change Action Plan
June 29, 2010 – New policy helps government become more green.

Government of Yukon releases arbitration award
June 29, 2010 – Arbitrator's report determines salary increase for teachers, education assistants, remedial tutors and Aboriginal language instructors.

Licensed practical nurses expand health care services to Yukoners
June 28, 2010 – Licensed practical nurses in Yukon are now authorized to perform the full range of nursing tasks that are done elsewhere in Canada.

Yukon residents cautioned against harvesting shellfish in Juneau and Haines
June 25, 2010 – Three deaths attributed to this recent incident.

Industry supported through Yukon’s Sound Recording Program
June 25, 2010 – Yukon band, Home Sweet Home, and others are ready to promote their music with help from the Yukon government.

Permits and inspections required for major work on all Yukon heating systems
June 24, 2010 – Changes coming for installing, modifying or replacing components of fuel oil-fired heating systems including furnaces, fuel lines, chimneys and storage tanks.

Work begins for new Dawson City hospital and the health services facility
June 23, 2010 – Sod turning kicks off construction

Restaurant owners cautioned against fake inspections
June 21, 2010 – Yukon restaurant owners have reported phone calls from fake health inspectors.

FASD symposium planned for September
June 21, 2010 – Putting research into practice is the theme of an upcoming symposium on FASD.

Government announces bison management approach for 2010-11
June 21, 2010 – This year's bison hunt will feature an extended season area and a six-week-long winter break to give wildlife a break from noise and disturbance during the coldest time of the year.

Co-chairs welcome efforts by RCMP public complaints commission
June 17, 2010 – Police review advisory committee will work with the public complaints commission towards a goal of better policing in Yukon.

CYFN justice representative to co-chair police review
June 17, 2010 – Council of Yukon First Nations Justice Manager Simone Arnold has been named as the third co-chair of the ongoing Review of Yukon's Police Force.

Nominations for Premier’s Award of Excellence
June 17, 2010 – Nine individuals and nine teams who serve the Yukon public have been nominated for the Premier’s Award of Excellence due to their dedication, professionalism and achievements.

Touring Artist Fund supports literary, visual and performing arts
June 17, 2010 – Yukon artists are given an opportunity to showcase their literary, visual and performing art talents while travelling to other parts of Canada, Alaska, Europe and Russia.

Organizations undertake projects with Arts Fund support
June 16, 2010 – Upcoming arts projects include festivals, camps, performances, workshops and residencies.

Advanced Artist Award supports artistic development and exploration
June 15, 2010 – Writers, musicians, theatre artists and visual artists push the boundaries through artistic explorain, education and travel.

Yukon Public Service Week celebrations
June 15, 2010 – Events in five communities to celebrate Yukon Public Service Week.

Oil and gas rights awarded in Eagle Plain basin
June 11, 2010 – Northern Cross is the successful bidder for available oil and gas rights in Eagle Plain basin.

Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board chair to resign
June 11, 2010 – The chair of the Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board chair announced he will resign from his position.

Yukon government invests in arts organizations
June 10, 2010 – Operational funding for arts organizations promises another year of festivals, concerts and performances Yukon-wide.

A.J. Goddard receives historic designation
June 9, 2010 – Shipwrecked sternwheelers used during the Klondike Gold Rush designated a Yukon Historic Site.

Premier promotes Yukoners’ interests at national meetings
June 9, 2010 – Meetings with premiers and finance ministers bring benefits for Yukon

Global rating agency affirms Yukon’s fiscal strength
June 8, 2010 – Global rating agency affirms Yukon's fiscal strength

Sport and athlete funding supports Yukon organizations
June 8, 2010 – Yukon government has awarded $423,000 in Yukon Sport for Life and Eliite Athlete funding for 2010-11.

Yukon celebrates three tourism champions
June 8, 2010 – Three Yukoners are recognized for their enthusiasim and energy in promoting Yukon as a tourist destination.

Sport and recreation grants awarded
June 8, 2010 – Sporting groups receive $935,000 in grants and helps build vibrant communities.

Remediation work to begin at Faro Mine site
June 7, 2010 – Early remediation work will address potential environmental risks at the Faro Mine complex this summer.

New subsidy program to help Yukoners get jobs
June 4, 2010 – A new program has started to help find jobs for Yukoners who have been unemployed for a long time or who are having difficulties entering the workforce.

Yukon Transportation Hall of Fame recognizes new inductees
June 2, 2010 – Acknowledging contributions to Yukon's transportation industry.

Yukon community statistics now available at the click of a mouse
May 31, 2010 – A new website, www.sewp.gov.yk.ca, provides valuable social and economic statistics for Yukon communities.

Early learning project prepares children for kindergarten
May 25, 2010 – Young students are preparing for kindergarten in a new program in which the children and their caregivers attend classes together at Selkirk Elementary School.

Permit hunt application forms available for 2010-11 season
May 25, 2010 – Applications are now available for the annual permit hunt lottery for moose, caribou, sheep, goat, deer or elk.

Yukon’s Business Corporations Act to be revamped
May 21, 2010 – Consultation is underway on the Yukon Business Corporations Act to ensure Yukon has a modern, healthy, and competitive business climate.

Review of Yukon’s police force underway
May 19, 2010 – The review of Yukon's police force has officially started and the advisory committee has been appointed.

Team Yukon heads to Waterloo, Ontario, for National Skills Competition
May 18, 2010 – A team of 23 Yukon youth are competing for the chance to be the best in their field and to qualify for the 2011 world chapionships.

New First Nation Governance and Public Administration classes begin
May 18, 2010 – Classes started in a new accredidated certificate course at Yukon College. It's the first of its kind in the North and is now open to all Yukon First Nations.

Premiers meet to discuss pan-territorial priorities
May 14, 2010 – Working together to enhance the North.

French language Women’s Directorate website now online
May 14, 2010 – Francophones can access information about services and programs for women.

Takhini Elementary and single gender classes move beyond pilot project
May 13, 2010 – School to implement unique program to foster positive change.

Minister names two co-chairs for a task force on acutely intoxicated persons at risk
May 13, 2010 – Former chief and retired physician look for creative solutions to help people struggling with alcoholic dependencies.

Good Energy program promotes cost cutting energy products
May 12, 2010 – Strategizing for energy efficiencies

Recycling Club celebrates 15 years
May 12, 2010 – Club members know it pays to recycle thanks to the great prizes to be won while keeping Yukon communities litter free.

Social inclusion strategy survey
May 12, 2010 – One thousand will be surveyed to help build a better Yukon.

Royalty regulation supports direct investment in Yukon communities
May 11, 2010 – Changes provide greater certainty to the mining sector.

Yukon youth highlighted during Mining and Geology Week
May 10, 2010 – A chance to learn about minerals and mining

Community clubs, culture and recreation groups receive development funds
May 7, 2010 – Whitehorse waterfront receives planning dollars from Community Development Fund.

Northern Strategy Trust helps Kwanlin Dün First Nation develop healing camp
May 7, 2010 – Traditional and modern healing techniques will help with addiction treatment

Young workers need more than a job to start work
May 6, 2010 – Open house and book launch for youth and parents.

New Child and Family Services Act now in effect
April 30, 2010 – New act requires Yukoners to report suspected child abuse and neglect.

Local photographer profiled at Arts Underground
April 30, 2010 – Engineer James Quong's photographs capture a Yukon era.

Yukon Film & Sound Commission wins on the global stage
April 30, 2010 – Commission places third for the most informative marketing booth.

Harvest Management Plan for Porcupine caribou herd signed in Whitehorse
April 29, 2010 – Plan will help stabilize, if not increase, the Porcupine caribou herd population.

Important reminders during National Immunization Week
April 27, 2010 – Catch-up on immunizations with convenient extended hours from April 25 to May 1

Architect named for design of new F.H. Collins Secondary School
April 21, 2010 – A new F.H. Collins Secondary School is one step closer to reality with the naming of an architectural firm to design the school.

Minister commits to partner for long-term sustainability of Yukon municipal governments
April 16, 2010 – Partnership will address key issues including funding, recruitment and service delivery.

Yukon museums benefit from Special Projects Assistance Program
April 16, 2010 – Valuable museum collections preserved and displayed through 15 community projects.

Stepping into Kindergarten to help children start school
April 16, 2010 – Kindergarten registration ends April 26. Students will receive welcome packages at orientation.

ID blitz aims to reduce underage drinking
April 15, 2010 – In support of the Substance Abuse Action Plan, an ID blitz will run from April 15 to May 31

Community Development Fund awards $282,000 for Yukon projects
April 14, 2010 – Early childhood educators, orienteering championships, and other projects for Yukon communities

Northern Strategy Trust funding agreement to advance First Nation languages
April 13, 2010 – Working collaboratively for revitalization

Yukon Liquor Corporation eliminates single-use bags
April 13, 2010 – Taking on a green initiative

Watson Lake Hospital now part of Yukon Hospital Corporation
April 9, 2010 – Employees transfer, quality care continues

Partnerships featured in Education Week celebrations
April 9, 2010 – Yukoners across the territory will have the chance to celebrate education through a week of education-related activities, April 12-16.

Equitable, predictable and sustainable staffing for Yukon schools
April 8, 2010 – The Department of Education has developed a revised formula to identify the staffing requirements for Yukon schools.

Secure Medical Unit a new option for mental health patients
April 6, 2010 – A joint project between the government and the Hospital Corporation to provide a measure of security and safety.

Environment Fair to celebrate biodiversity
April 6, 2010 – First-ever Environment Fair features family-friendly, interactive fun on April 17.

Funding for innovative projects to help students learn
April 1, 2010 – Innovative projects supporting student success received $75,000 worth of funding distributed among 17 Yukon schools as part of the first annual Leaders in Education / Innovation Fund awards.

Government of Yukon reaches collective agreement with PSAC
March 31, 2010 – Yukon government reaches collective agreement with PSAC; deal to be ratified.

Labour mobility legislation tabled
March 31, 2010 – Proposed legislation will eliminate geographical barriers for working Canadians.

Community Services closer to issuing new secure driver's licence and general identification card
March 31, 2010 – Yukoners soon to have access to secure driver's licence and new ID card.

Victims given a stronger voice through act tabled today
March 29, 2010 – Proposed act to support and reflect victims' needs

Civil forfeiture legislation to take profits out of crime
March 29, 2010 – Government to remove incentives from unlawful activity

Partnerships strengthen Yukon’s presence at consumer shows
March 26, 2010 – Tourism partners target consumers in gateway cities

2010-11 Budget continues to invest in Yukoners’ economic and social future
March 25, 2010 – Record budget tabled in legislature

Webisodes showcase Yukon as a premier film location
March 24, 2010 – New webisodes to feature Yukon as a great film location will create employment for local film industry.

Additional funding improves home care for Yukon residents
March 24, 2010 – Additional funds to support increased home care services in Yukon.

Yukon-wide road upgrades in 2010-11 budget
March 23, 2010 – Yukon highway improvements will mean local employment this summer.

A social inclusion symposium to discuss reduction of poverty
March 23, 2010 – "Bridges and Barriers" is the theme of a symposium organized by the Office of Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction.

Projects share crime prevention and victim services trust fund money
March 23, 2010 – Projects related to victims of crime receive funding.

Students recognize teachers for making a difference
March 23, 2010 – Teachers will have their time to shine when students get an opportunity to write their educators' "report cards".

Funding doubles for three youth organizations
March 22, 2010 – More money earmarked to engage Yukon youth.

Public consultation on retirement income adequacy in Canada
March 19, 2010 – Voice your concerns about the adequacy of your retirement income.

Yukon government signs new medevac contract with local carrier
March 16, 2010 – Patients to continue flying with Alkan Air.

Enhanced marketing initiatives to expand Yukon reach
March 16, 2010 – Funding increase will support Yukon’s tourism sector and businesses.

Yukon shares the spirit of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games
March 12, 2010 – Yukon celebrates the 2010 Paralympic Games.

Spring legislative sitting to start March 25
March 11, 2010 – Legislature to re-open.

Arts Fund assists Yukon community projects
March 11, 2010 – Communities will be animated with dancing, fiddling, drumming and storytelling.

Design contract awarded for second Whitehorse ambulance station
March 9, 2010 – Design work to begin on Whitehorse ambulance station.

Protective Services branches donate gear and clothing
March 8, 2010 – Firefighting and protective equipment going to communities and countries in need.

Contracts let for renovations to Thomson Centre
March 5, 2010 – Two local firms part of Thomson Centre renovations.

Yukon meets the world’s mineral industry at PDAC
March 5, 2010 – Yukon promotes potential at world-renowned conference.

Recycling fund invests in community projects
March 3, 2010 – A pickup service in Dawson, facility improvements in Faro, and a waste glass project are just the latest recycling services supported by the Yukon government.

Yukon artists explore new venues through touring opportunities
March 3, 2010 – Artists will be featured throughout exhibits and festivals in southern Canada.

Yukon Day highlights Canada’s Northern Weekend at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games
February 19, 2010 – Yukon’s people, places, performances and personalities set to shine at the 2010 Winter Games

Economic Development promoting Yukon at 2010 Winter Games
February 17, 2010 – Yukon business and investment opportunities profiled at Olympics.

Sport, culture and youth ambassador contingent heading to Vancouver
February 12, 2010 – Yukon’s ambassadors at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games receive warm send-off.

Input requested for the seniors’ healthy aging strategy
February 12, 2010 – Advice from Yukon seniors and elders needed to build a strategy for aging well.

Conference to explore energy solutions for northern climates
February 10, 2010 – Technical experts gather in Whitehorse to explore northern-specific energy solutions for northern commercial and residential buildings.

Improved support for victims of crime
February 10, 2010 – $1.5 million committed to support victims of violence.

First Nation governance conference builds on experiences
February 9, 2010 – Governance capacity conference that focuses on sharing knowledge and exchanging information held in Whitehorse.

Drop the Pop issues challenge to all Yukon schools
February 9, 2010 – Healthy new eating and drinking challenge sees students “drop the pop” for a chance to win awards.

Premier, ministers met with Alaska governor and commmissioners
February 5, 2010 – Fentie welcomes Alaskan governor.

Yukon Liquor Corporation to eliminate single-use bags
February 5, 2010 – Yukon liquor store customers will soon be responsible for supplying their own bags in an effort to reduce waste.

Interim staking withdrawal made to support Peel Watershed Regional Planning Process
February 4, 2010 – Interim mineral staking withdrawal issued for Peel watershed region.

Letter of Understanding signed on Peel watershed planning process
February 4, 2010 – Commitment is made to work collaboratively on Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan review and approval process.

Premier Fentie strengthens and diversifies team
February 4, 2010 – Fentie shuffles cabinet.

Cookbook promotes healthy eating to Grade 5 Yukon students
February 2, 2010 – Eat well and win prizes – cookbook encourages children to prepare healthy meals for a chance to win sports equipment.

Funding enhancements advance work on gender equity
January 28, 2010 – Yukon organizations working on behalf of women receive long-term funding.

Public consultation period on energy policies extended
January 28, 2010 – Yukoners will have another month to comment on innovative energy solutions.

Community Development Fund supports First Nations culture and heritage
January 26, 2010 – Haines Junction cultural centre and Dene games in schools among those receiving support.

New northern search and rescue web resource
January 26, 2010 – New search and rescue website helps adventurers plan better and stay safe in Yukon’s magnificent, world-class wilderness areas.

Yukon musicians advancing their careers
January 25, 2010 – Seven Yukon musicians share $23,000 for development of demo and full-length recordings.

Advanced Artist Award supports artistic exploration and innovation
January 20, 2010 – Risk-taking artists will explore collaborative dance and contemporary ghost stories in latest round of Advanced Artist Award allocations.

Advanced Education offers youth a STEP up
January 20, 2010 – Yukon post-secondary students and employers to benefit from enhancements to STEP.

Yukon metals shine at Mineral Exploration Roundup
January 18, 2010 – Yukon’s metals shine as global representatives of the mineral and mining exploration sector gather.

Yukon supports Canadian Red Cross Haitian relief efforts
January 14, 2010 – Yukon responds to devastation in Haiti by donating to the Red Cross relief efforts.

Agreement with YTA not yet reached
January 13, 2010 – YTA must now choose binding arbitration or conciliation.

Tax room sharing agreements with First Nations renewed
January 12, 2010 – Income tax paid by people living on Settlement Land continues to go to First Nation governments.

Fulda arrives in Yukon to take on the extreme elements once again
January 11, 2010 – Local and International competitors test their skill, strength and stamina at the Fulda Extreme Winter Challenge, while vying for Yukon gold.

Yukon government encouraged by Joint Review Panel report
January 7, 2010 – The North is better off with the Mackenzie Gas Project than without it, according to the Joint Review Panel’s recent report.

Youth starting new year with new jobs
January 6, 2010 – Eighteen Whitehorse youths will get job experience thanks to a new program that is helping employers with wage costs.