Government of Yukon

2011 news releases

2011 - News Releases

Commissioner to launch Diamond Jubilee book of congratulations
December 28, 2011 – Queen Elizabeth II has spent 60 years on the throne and Yukon celebrations to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee will take place in 2012.

Outstanding students and volunteers to be honoured at Commissioner’s Levee
December 28, 2011 – Commissioner to present awards to 15 Yukoners for their outstanding work in their communities and schools.

Yukon supports Canadian Red Cross emergency efforts in the Philippines
December 23, 2011 – Yukon contributes $25,000 in emergency aid to Philippines after typhoon Washi.

Advanced Artist Award supports a balance of education and experience
December 20, 2011 – Visual, literary and performing Yukon artists receive funding to further their professional development.

Variety of projects receive Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund money
December 16, 2011 – Eight projects totalling over $142,000 are receiving funding from this semi-annual award.

Yukon signs agreement with Alberta Serious Incident Response Team
December 15, 2011 – Yukon government has signed an agreement with the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team to investigate serious incidents involving the RCMP in Yukon.

Community development funding provided to 22 organizations
December 13, 2011 – The Whitehorse History Book Society and Yukon Broomball Association are among 22 groups receiving community development funding.

Yukon celebrates the season with homegrown products
December 12, 2011 – Holiday spirit captured with made-in-Yukon arts and crafts.

Revised completion date for F.H. Collins Secondary School
December 5, 2011 – Amended construction schedule of school will ensure quality learning environment for future generations.

Whitehorse Public Library holds grand opening
December 3, 2011 – Community celebration marks grand opening of new Whitehorse Public Library.

Three Aboriginal employees honoured
December 2, 2011 – The 2011 Aboriginal Employee Awards of Honour were presented today.

Car seat safety program winners announced
December 2, 2011 – Four winners of the Child Car Seat Safety Program announced.

High school students to attend Yukon College through new pilot program
December 2, 2011 – Yukon high school students are now able to get a head start on their post-secondary education by taking a course at Yukon College.

Arts Fund supports community engagement through artistic expression
December 1, 2011 – Yukon government support to arts groups helps foster art appreciation and development that engages community involvement.

Bursaries awarded to 10 students in health and medical fields
November 28, 2011 – Ten students receive support for medical and health studies.

Yukon youth receive support for variety of projects through the Youth Investment Fund
November 28, 2011 – Youth across Yukon will benefit from winter projects, which are receiving funding through the Youth Investment Fund.

Yukoner wins prestigious Parks Canada Sustainable Tourism Award
November 25, 2011 – Yukoner recognized at TIAC's annual awards ceremony and takes home prestigious tourism award.

Outstanding Yukon athletes and community recreation leaders recognized
November 25, 2011 – Community Services Minister Elaine Taylor presented the annual awards of excellence in sport and community recreation leadership to 35 recipients at the 2011 Yukon sports awards celebration.

Community Services minister requests review of Yukon’s minimum wage
November 24, 2011 – Yukon government seeks review of minimum wage by Employment Standards Board.

New core library facility to support Yukon geoscience research
November 21, 2011 – Yukon's core library and rock collection have a new home.

Yukoners receive recognition at international horror film festival in California
November 18, 2011 – Yukon made film premieres at Screamfest Horror International Film Festival in California.

Speaker nominee announced
November 18, 2011 – Agreement by house leaders on speaker nominee.

Extreme winter weather conditions force government to act in best interest of campers
November 18, 2011 – Health and safety concerns prompt notice to campers.

Young women gathering to explore trades and technology at career fair
November 18, 2011 – Grade 8 girls from across Yukon will get their first opportunity to experience what a career in the trades and technology sector would be like at the Young Women Exploring Trades Career Fair.

Teddy bear twins now available at Yukon liquor stores
November 17, 2011 – The teddy bears have arrived - the cuddly stuffed toys are back on the shelves at all Yukon liquor stores while supplies last.

Opening dates announced for Whitehorse Public Library
November 17, 2011 – Dates announced for new Whitehorse Public Library reveal and grand opening.

Rare mining publications donated to Energy, Mines and Resources Library
November 17, 2011 – EMR Library welcomes over 1,000 rare and historic publications donated by the Yukon Chamber of Mines.

Dawson City producers named Yukon's top farmers
November 17, 2011 – Lucy and Jack Vogt named the 2011 Farmers of the Year.

Legislative assembly to convene December 1
November 17, 2011 – Newly elected members will assemble on December 1.

Yukon recognizes World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day
November 16, 2011 – Can't catch your breath? You may have COPD. November 16 is World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day, a day chosen to raise awareness about chronic lung diseases.

Author on restorative justice to speak in Yukon
November 7, 2011 – Author Shannon Moroney was just recently married when her husband was charged with the brutal kidnapping and assault of two women. Her book, Through the Glass, explains the experiences she had as her husband's case went through the justice process.

Government seeks ideas on new affordable housing
November 7, 2011 – YG is seeking creative ideas from the private sector on solutions to address affordable rental housing.

New Yukon Cabinet sworn in by Commissioner
November 5, 2011 – Eight members of Yukon Cabinet sworn in.

Agriculture conference supports sector’s growth north of 60°
November 3, 2011 – Learn about equipment, labour and market opportunities at this year's North of 60° Agriculture Conference on November 5.

Public Accounts 2010/11 released
October 31, 2011 – Eighth annual surplus over nine years reported.

Setting the tone for co-operation
October 25, 2011 – MLAs to receive briefing on government programs and services.

Local physicians, community nurses join national cervical cancer awareness move
October 24, 2011 – Medical professionals to help Yukon women without physicians to get tested for cancer.

Yukon general election date announced
September 9, 2011 – Yukoners go to the polls after Thanksgiving.

Individual Learning Centre offers new pre-employment program for Yukon youth
September 9, 2011 – New pre-employment program will provide new opportunities for youth

Employees honoured at 2011 Premier’s Award of Excellence presentations
September 9, 2011 – One individual and three teams of employees received the 2011 Premier's Award of Excellence today, due to their dedication, professionalism and achievements as Yukon public servants.

Touring Artist Fund supports Yukon artists
September 8, 2011 – Tourist Artist Fund supports new scope of touring opportunities.

Council of the Federation Literacy Award presented to deserving Yukoner
September 8, 2011 – Literacy advocate Claire Derome is one of 13 Canadians to receive the 2011 Council of the Federation Literacy Award.

Premier attends emergency response centre ceremony
September 6, 2011 – The new emergency response centre will help reduce ambulance response times in Whitehorse.

Department of Education announces further funding for Bridges program
September 2, 2011 – Bridges Café in Shipyards park, has received another year of funding from Advanced Education.

Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Yukon partner on residential land development
September 2, 2011 – Partnership towards potential land opportunities.

Deadline for public comment extended to September 30
September 1, 2011 – The public has an additional 30 days–until September 30– to comment on the draft Recommended Wolf Conservation and Management Plan.  

Premier wraps up community visits
September 1, 2011 – Valuable information was gathered during the premier’s summer visits to Yukon communities

Stewart River moose calving grounds protected
September 1, 2011 – Important calving areas along the Stewart River will be protected to help maintain the region's high density of moose.

Tender issued to demolish Korbo Apartment building in Dawson City
August 31, 2011 – YHC to demolish Korbo building.

Updated tools help medical profession regulators ensure best practices
August 31, 2011 – Yukoners assured of continuing high standards following amendments to the Medical Profession Act and Regulations.

Health advisory lifted after 20 years
August 31, 2011 – Health advisory against consumption of fish from Lake Laberge lifted after 20 years.

Preliminary site preparation announced for new F.H. Collins Secondary School
August 31, 2011 – Preliminary site preparation for the new F.H.Collins Secondary School construction project has begun.

Yukon College opens new community campuses
August 29, 2011 – Two brand new Yukon College campuses - one in Pelly Crossing, and one in Dawson City - are being opened with a ribbon cutting ceremonies attended by federal, territorial and college representatives.

Yukon welcomes PM’s commitment to improve resource revenue sharing agreement
August 29, 2011 – Prime Minister and Yukon Premier agree to change arrangement between Canada and Yukon for sharing resource revenues

Government of Yukon supports cold climate technology research
August 26, 2011 – Yukon College's Cold Climate Innovation Centre (YCCIC) is receiving $1 million in core funding to support its mandate.

Yukon’s Solid Waste Action Plan on track
August 26, 2011 – Forging ahead to create a modern waste management system for Yukon.

Community Development Fund pitches in for softball
August 25, 2011 – Two Yukon softball diamonds getting upgrades and repairs with help from the CDF.

Yukon’s Emergency Medical Services to undergo changes to modernize service
August 25, 2011 – Internal audit recommendations provide improvement tool for Emergency Medical Services.

Yukon remembers late NDP leader
August 22, 2011 – Book of condolences available for those who wish to remember late NDP leader.

Website features voices from the Yukon Legislative Assembly’s past
August 17, 2011 – Legislature Speaks website captures the voices of many Yukon Legislative Assembly memberswho have helped to govern the territory.

Fish and wildlife report highlights ‘learning by doing’
August 17, 2011 – A new report shows the diverse range of fish and wildlife research undertaken by the Yukon government and its partners.

Reopening of Thomson Centre to add 19 continuing care beds
August 11, 2011 – The reopening of the Thomson Centre intermediate care facility will increase continuing care beds.

Speed Control to perform at Yukon Day during Western Canada Summer Games
August 8, 2011 – Speed Control with band members Graeme Peters, Jody Peters and Spencer Cole will rock Yukon Day at Western Canada Summer Games.

Whistle Bend Way opens to the public
August 8, 2011 – Opening Whistle Bend Way is another milestone for Whitehorse land development.

Contracts awarded to build residences in Carmacks and Ross River
August 5, 2011 – Over $2 million in contracts awarded for construction.

New housing for Pelly Crossing teachers coming soon
August 5, 2011 – New accomodations for Pelly teachers will be available before the start of the new school year.

New partnership offers more choices to women for prenatal care
August 5, 2011 – New clinic will offer women more choices for obstetrical care in Yukon.

Commissioner of Yukon presents Award for Bravery to Whitehorse resident
August 4, 2011 – Trevor Smith is to be presented with an award for risking his life to save another claim staker that was buried in an avalance.

Nurses offer weekly Home Care Clinic
August 2, 2011 – Starting August 10, a new outreach clinic will provide home care services to the homeless and marginalized citizens of Whitehorse.

Premier completes second leg of community visits
August 1, 2011 – Yukoners voice common concerns as premier's community visits continue.

Team Yukon bound for Western Canada Summer Games
August 1, 2011 – Team Yukon is off to Kamloops for the Western Canada Summer Games.

S.S. Tutshi Memorial and Carcross Gateway Pavilion opened as part of Golden Spike Day
July 29, 2011 – S.S. Tutshi and Carcross gateway visitor pavillion offer history and hospitality to visitors celebrating WP&YR's Golden Spike Day in Carcross.

Yukon government works with Carcross community
July 28, 2011 – Work to revitalize downtown Carcross continues.

Yukon government working with physicians to create community clinic option
July 28, 2011 – Downtown community clinic considered to meet the requirements of patients with complex health needs.

Yukon government awards commission for public artwork
July 27, 2011 – A major public artwork has been commissioned for the new Haines Junction Visitor Information Centre.

Work on land use plan for Peel watershed to continue
July 26, 2011 – Yukon government to study final plan for Peel watershed

Yukon contributes to humanitarian efforts in the Horn of Africa
July 26, 2011 – The Government of Yukon is donating $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of humanitarian efforts in the Horn of Africa after a series of devastating droughts.

Yukon interests represented at premiers’ summer meeting
July 22, 2011 – Yukon's premier promotes an innovative and knowledge-driven economy at the Council of the Federation meeting.

Yukon artists receive funding for sound recordings
July 22, 2011 – Music to the ears of Yukon artists who will recieve funding.

Premier participates in discussions on family health
July 22, 2011 – Premier highlights Yukon's work to combat fetal alcohol spectrum disorder at Council of the Federation talks on family.

Yukon Housing Corporation addresses future housing needs in Dawson City
July 21, 2011 – Korbo Apartment building to be demolished.

Yukon government working to assist tent city campers
July 21, 2011 – Yukon government working with campers to find accommodation solutions.

Premier completes first week of community visits
July 20, 2011 – Premier’s visits provide opportunity to build relationships with community members and leaders

Yukon student heading on Arctic expedition
July 20, 2011 – Vanier Catholic Secondary School student departs July 22 for an Arctic expedition with Students on Ice.

Health and Social Services working to meet housing needs of Yukoners
July 20, 2011 – Alexander Street Residence will help meet Yukoners' needs.

Premier to meet with Council of the Federation counterparts
July 19, 2011 – Premiers to discuss families, global economy and health care at the Council of the Federation summer meeting.

Official plaque unveiling commemorates Fort Selkirk as a Yukon Historic Site
July 12, 2011 – Yukon government and Selkirk First Nation unveiled a plaque commemorating the designation of Fort Selkirk as a Yukon Historic Site.

Bridges Café expands its services
July 11, 2011 – Bridges Café provides meaningful work experience.

Yukon government updates harvest rules
July 11, 2011 – Porcupine caribou harvest rules updated

Condolences on MLA’s passing
July 7, 2011 – Condolences to friends and family of late MLA.

Government commits to second stage housing
July 6, 2011 – Yukon government commits $1 million for second stage housing project.

Special warrant authorized for priority initiatives
July 6, 2011 – Special warrant issued to move government priorities forward.

Art and artists supported by Yukon government
July 5, 2011 – Yukon government announces recipients for the latest intake of three arts funding programs.

Yukon museums receive support for capital projects
June 30, 2011 – 2011-12 Special Projects Capital Assistance program funding announced

Individual Learning Centre celebrates 150 graduates
June 29, 2011 – Flexible hours, part-time study, and opportunities to study at home are features of ILC that help students achieve graduation.

Premier assigns YDC / YEC minister
June 28, 2011 – Jim Kenyon named to new appointments.

Yukon Tourism Champion Award presented to Ranj Pillai
June 28, 2011 – Ranj Pillai is the 2011 recipient of the Yukon Tourism Champion Award.

Our Towns, Our Future Community Summit
June 27, 2011 – Meetings conclude with priority action items such as helping municipalities increase revenue and addressing energy costs.

Valleyview water reservoir expansion tender awarded
June 24, 2011 – Ketza Construction Corporation will expand the resevoir for $6.6 million.

Whistle Bend pump station tender awarded
June 24, 2011 – Graham Construction and Engineering of Delta, BC was recently awarded a contract to build a wastewater pump station in the Whistle Bend subdivision.

New driver’s handbook launched
June 23, 2011 – Which documents do you bring to apply for a Yukon driver's licence? What are the cellphone use rules for drivers? Yukon has just published a new Driver's Basic Handbook. New and experienced drivers can find out what's changed by visiting the Community Services website.

Premier attends first official intergovernmental event
June 22, 2011 – Premier brought Yukon interests to the table at the Western Premiers' Conference.

Projects share Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund money
June 20, 2011 – Crime Prevention and Victim Trust Fund money supports seven projects in six Yukon communities.

Premier’s Award of Excellence nominees announced at Whitehorse barbecue
June 17, 2011 – 2011 Premier’s Award of Excellence nominees announced by the premier at the Yukon Public Service event Whitehorse.

Premiers to meet in Yellowknife to discuss common issues
June 16, 2011 – Premier Pasloski will attend the annual Western Premiers' Conference.

Yukon Housing Corporation projects on track for federal funding program
June 15, 2011 – Minister announces Yukon Housing Corporation is on the right path for completing projects funded through Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

Community Services minister announces new search and rescue funding
June 15, 2011 – $492,000 in new federal funding will help improve Yukon's search and rescue capability.

Yukon Public Service Week celebrations
June 14, 2011 – YG employees are celebrating Yukon Public Service Week at various events this week.

Commissioner of Yukon presents Youth Recognition Award to Dawson class
June 13, 2011 – Dawson Grade 6 class is presented with an award for six years of fundraising and volunteering.

Yukon premier sworn in by commissioner
June 11, 2011 – Darrell Pasloski takes the helm of the Government of Yukon.

Emergency Help Cellphone project enters second phase
June 10, 2011 – Yukoners have donated more than 90 cellphones to Victim Services. The phones will be repurposed by Latitude Wireless and distributed to people at risk.

A welcoming environment for travellers at the Whitehorse Airport
June 9, 2011 – Ted Harrison's artwork Departure of Persephone grounds the new look at the Whitehorse airport with character and colour.

Yukon funds athlete development, coach and officials training and high performance sport
June 8, 2011 – Yukon government is providing $490,100 through three programs: Yukon Sport for Life, Elite Athlete Fund, and the High Performance Athlete, Coaches and Officials program. For details go to

Yukon Transportation Hall of Fame recognizes new inductees
June 8, 2011 – Awards presented to inductees and their families for significant contributions to Yukon's transportation industry.

Arena addition and increased health ambition projects receive CDF Tier 3 funding
June 3, 2011 – A total of $1.2 million has been awarded to eight recipients.

Selected works and new acquisitions from Yukon Permanent Art Collection on display
June 2, 2011 – A unique showcase of the Yukon Permanent Art Collection which feature a retrospective aspect combined with new acquisitions.

CMOH cautions Yukoners to ensure vaccines up to date if travelling
June 1, 2011 – Outbreak of measles acts as a reminder to all Yukoners to check their vaccination status when contemplating travel.

WILD Education partnership renewed
June 1, 2011 – The Yukon government and Canadian Wildlife Federation have renewed their partnership to foster environmental awareness through innovative, hands-on learning by youth.

Yukon makes contribution to fire relief efforts in Alberta
May 30, 2011 – The Government of Yukon has donated $25,000 to the Red Cross in support of the fire relief efforts in Slave Lake.

Government supports community youth projects
May 30, 2011 – Nineteen youth projects receive $54,500 for summer programs.

Discover Yukon’s research forest at the Spring Forest Stroll
May 25, 2011 – Join the Spring Forest Stroll and discover new trails while learning about forest research being conducted in Yukon.

$920,370 in sport and recreation grants awarded today
May 25, 2011 – Yukon sport and recreation groups are receiving $920,370 this year in YRAC grants through Community Services and Yukon Lottery Commission. For a complete list of the grants awarded, visit Sport and Recreation online at

Longtime Yukoner honoured with Beringia Research Award at Gold Show
May 20, 2011 – Earl Bennett receives the Beringia Research Award for his contribution to Yukon's vertebrate fossil collection.

Yukon’s hearing services ahead of Canadian Paediatric Society recommendation
May 16, 2011 – Yukon newborns have hearing tested at 12 hours old.

Minister Lang announces action in response to Our Towns, Our Future findings
May 13, 2011 – Yukon government will work with Association of Yukon Municipalities to build a sustainable future for Yukon communities.

Work full steam ahead in Whistle Bend construction
May 11, 2011 – Whistle Bend construction underway this spring and summer.

Additional hospital staffing to address overcrowding and patients without a family doctor
May 10, 2011 – Additional doctors and nurses in hospital's ER will help reduce overcrowding and serve patients without family physicians.

Grizzly Valley Subdivision country residential lots for sale in fall 2011
May 9, 2011 – Grizzly Valley Subdivision road contract awarded; 30 new rural residential lots to be available for public tender in fall 2011

Government spearheads interim solution to hospital pressures, “orphan” patients
May 5, 2011 – Government, physicians and hospital working together to find solution to patients with no family doctor who are crowding hospital emergency room

Yukon highlights Emergency Preparedness Week with Operation Wildfire
May 5, 2011 – Yukon highlights Emergency Preparedness Week 2011 from May 1 - 7 by holding a joint tabletop emergency exercise to practice preparedness in Haines Junction.

2011 Census and National Household Survey begin in May
May 2, 2011 – Yukoners asked to "be heard" in 2011 Census and National Household Survey and to add Yukon's voice to the national story

Whitehorse General Hospital Campus to undergo mid- and long-term planning
April 27, 2011 – Work to begin on planning for changes to Whitehorse General Hospital campus.

Northern premiers to meet in Yellowknife
April 26, 2011 – Northern premiers to meet on pan-territorial issues important to northerners.

Yukon signs on to Saskatchewan’s MS liberation clinical trials
April 21, 2011 – Yukon's MS patients are eligible for possible clinical trials in Saskatchewan.

Youth Employment Centre opens
April 15, 2011 – Yukon youth will have a new resource to assist them in discovering their career options.

Victims of Crime Act proclaimed
April 14, 2011 – The Yukon government proclaimed the Victims of Crime Act on April 8, 2011 after consultation with stakeholders and the public.

Education Week celebrations taking place across Yukon
April 8, 2011 – Education week festivities will be underway across Yukon from April 11 to 15. See the calendar of events in newspapers or visit the Department of Education website for information on what's happening.

Construction of Whistle Bend Subdivision to resume this spring
March 31, 2011 – Norcope Construction Group of Whitehorse was awarded a contract to install utilities for stages one and two of the Whistle Bend Subdivision.

Prevention of violence against Aboriginal women funding announced
March 28, 2011 – Projects to prevent violence against Aboriginal women, designed and delivered by Aboriginal women to meet the needs of their communities, received funding from the Yukon government.

Police review recommendations are underway
March 22, 2011 – Government of Yukon is making significant progress on implementing the recommendations of the Policing Review with the announcement of four new initiatives.

Southern Canadians expected to Look Up North
March 17, 2011 – Music, people, and stunning images of Canada's North captured in television ad.

Officials monitoring nuclear situation in Japan
March 16, 2011 – Chief Medical Officer of Health offers reassurances that there is no risk to Yukon as a result of events in Japan.

Ross River fire was accidental
March 16, 2011 – Fire Marshal's Office and RCMP find Ross River recreation centre fire was accidental.

Minister committed to rebuilding Ross River recreation centre
March 15, 2011 – In the days following the tragic fire that destroyed the recreation centre in Ross River, Minister of Community Services Archie Lang has created a team to assist the community move forward and plan for a new recreation centre.

Yukon supports Canadian Red Cross relief efforts in Japan
March 14, 2011 – Yukon contributes $25,000 in aid to Japan following the recent catastrophe.

Yukon celebrates Canada Water Week
March 14, 2011 – Celebrating Canada Water Week activities in Yukon.

Touring Artist Fund enables Yukon artists to explore new audiences
March 10, 2011 – December 2010 Touring Artist Fund recipients announced.

Community Development Fund serves up funding to Tennis Yukon
March 9, 2011 – Yukon’s Community Development Fund (CDF) is awarding 12 recipients with $168,319 through Tier 1 funding.

Yukon film location website Yukonic launched and displayed in Times Square
March 9, 2011 – Times Square, New York playing Yukon film location website on MTV giant screen.

2012 GoMedia Canada Marketplace coming to Yukon
March 1, 2011 – First time ever – GoMedia to be held North of 60 in 2012.

Draft Net Metering Policy to shape Yukon’s future in energy
March 1, 2011 – Net Metering Policy to enable Yukoners to generate their own electricity available for review.

Yukon’s Medical Travel Program comes under review
February 28, 2011 – Yukon medical travel program review part of pan-territorial review.

Gold Rush era music from the A. J. Goddard wreck identified
February 28, 2011 – Recordings found on A.J. Goddard shipwreck yield up their secrets.

Yukon government seeks modifications to Peel regional plan
February 22, 2011 – Government of Yukon seeks to balance varied interests in Peel.

Police force review recommendations to be implemented
February 22, 2011 – Justice minister Marian C. Horne and Yukon First Nation leaders have endorsed the Sharing Common Ground Final Report and have agreed to move forward with implementation.

First Nation conference develops shared knowledge
February 15, 2011 – Third annual conference brings partners together.

Department accepts recommendations from Auditor General
February 15, 2011 – AG's recommendtations are ones that the department can live with, some work is already underway.

Whitehorse wharf construction contracts awarded
February 15, 2011 – Contracts have been awarded for a new downtown wharf.

Future growth sparks need for health care services master plan
February 14, 2011 – YG and hospital corporation to examine need for changes to hospital campus to allow for new programs and new buildings.

Yukon Housing Corporation adjusts rentals to help seniors
February 14, 2011 – YHC is tweaking rent assessment for seniors in Yukon Housing.

Young Yukon artists to perform at Halifax 2011 Canada Games
February 11, 2011 – Young Yukon artists will inject Yukon culture into the Halifax 2011 Canada Winter Games

Labour Market Framework strategies released
February 11, 2011 – Strategies to implement the five pillars of the Labour Market Framework are being released.

Lab confirms flu has arrived in Yukon
February 10, 2011 – Two confirmed cases of influenza in Yukon.

Yukon performing and visual artists participate in Winterlude 2011
February 10, 2011 – Music, snow sculpture, and First Nation beadwork are showcased at Winterlude's Yukon Days.

Destination Yukon summer campaign launched
February 8, 2011 – Destination Yukon summer campaign ready to launch Yukon's attributes to southern Canada.

Governor General to visit Yukon
February 4, 2011 – Governor General's first official visit to Yukon will last four days.

2011-12 budget shows a healthy savings account and invests in Yukon’s future
February 3, 2011 – Yukon's budget shows path to prosperity.

Three territorial mental health programs extended
February 3, 2011 – Funding extended to continue programs for rural mental health patients, those with early psychosis and complex cases.

Gold Rush era music from the A. J. Goddard wreck identified
February 2, 2011 – Recordings found on the shipwreck yield their secrets.

Yukon will celebrate Her Majesty’s diamond jubilee
February 3, 2011 – Canadian Jurisdictions will celebrate Her Majesty's diamond jubilee–60 years as Queen of Canada.

Yukon ushers in new era of forest management
January 31, 2011 – The Forest Resources Act and regulations become effective today.

Yukon film projects financed through Yukon Filmmakers Fund
January 31, 2011 – The Film & Sounds Commission awards $40,000 to Yukon filmmakers to produce video projects.

All eyes on Yukon at the Mineral Exploration Roundup
January 24, 2011 – Yukon at the forefront of major mining and exploration conference.

Community health centres enter digital era
January 21, 2011 – All 13 Community Health Centres are now wired for digital radiology to better support health care of Yukon's rural residents.

Alaskan census finds Porcupine caribou herd numbers are up
January 20, 2011 – While the fall census has found more than 123,000 animals in the iconic Porcupine caribou herd, the government encourages all hunters to continue to hunt conservatively and report their harvest.

Yukon artists receive Sound Recording Program support
January 20, 2011 – Rock-on Yukon, twelve local musicians heard music to their ears when informed they are recipients for a combined total of $36,000 in funding to record a demo or full-length album.

Balanced 2011-12 spring budget to be tabled
January 19, 2011 – Spring session to resume February 3.

New support group for loved ones of substance abusers
January 19, 2011 – A new professionally-moderated weekly support group is available to offer care and support for people impacted by the drug or alcohol abuse of a loved one.

Advanced Artist Award supports literary, visual and performing arts
January 18, 2011 – Arts grants help Yukon senior artists with their professional development and artistic growth.

Community Development Fund shoots and scores
January 17, 2011 – The Community Development Fund is promoting long-term social and economic benefits by funding great community projects.

Hockey Day In Canada celebrations funded by Yukon
January 17, 2011 – The Yukon government is contributing almost $180 thousand to fund the celebration of Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada.

Fulda Challenge embraces Arctic elements
January 17, 2011 – Contestants, delegates, foreign journalists and event organizers are coming to the territory to experience the Fulda Challenge, an extreme winter competition.

Yukon Historic Resources Fund supports five projects
January 14, 2011 – Heritage projects receive funding support from Yukon government.

New secure assessment centre planned for acutely intoxicated persons
January 11, 2011 – The Yukon government has released the reports, Sharing Common Ground, Review of Yukon's Police Force and the final report from the Task Force on Accutely Intoxicated Persons.

Canadian delegation to attend Education World Forum
January 7, 2011 – Education leaders from around the globe will share information and work toward solutions at the World Education Forum, under the theme Education for Economic Success.