Government of Yukon

2012 news releases


News Releases – 2012

Commissioner’s New Year’s Levee celebrates Yukoners
December 27, 2012 – Yukoners to receive awards and medals at the levee at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre.

Yukon/Canada partnership allows winter access to Kluane National Park and Reserve and Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site
December 21, 2012 – Cooperative arrangement allows for winter recreation and tourism opportunities.

Government to track how many Yukoners are without physicians
December 20, 2012 – New registry for doctorless patients will help inform government’s recruitment and retention initiatives.

Call for submissions offers unique opportunity for Yukon artists
December 20, 2012 – Call for submissions to Permanent Art Collection includes unique opportunity for Yukon artist to have their work photographed.

Temporary gymnasium planned for F.H. Collins during school construction
December 19, 2012 – F.H. Collins students will have a temporary gymnasium on-site beginning in fall 2013 if a successful bid on the project is awarded next month.

Premier addresses Yukon issues at finance ministers’ meeting
December 18, 2012 – Yukon’s premier discussed Yukon priorities with colleagues during a two-day meeting.

Arts funding supports artistic expression and community engagement
December 18, 2012 – Festivals, Francophone culture and young fiddlers are supported through Yukon arts funding.

Yukon performers and snow carvers to be showcased at Ottawa celebration
December 11, 2012 – Yukon dancers, MCs and comedians will entertain visitors at Ottawa’s Winterlude festival in February 2013.

Social inclusion and poverty reduction strategy released
December 10, 2012 – Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction strategy outlines how government will better support the most vulnerable.

Holiday season provides opportunity to support local economy
December 10, 2012 – The perfect gift this holiday season is created in Yukon.

Car seat safety draw winners get education funding boost
December 7, 2012 – Four children receive education grants for car safety.

25th anniversary of Yukon government support for historic properties
December 6, 2012 – Yukon government's Historic Properties Assistance marks its 25th anniversary this year.

Community Development Fund invests in the future, commemorates the past
December 4, 2012 – Several community organizations have been awarded Tier 1 and Tier 2 funding for projects under the Community Development Fund.

Funding enables Yukon artists to reach new international audiences
December 4, 2012 – Yukon visual artist, snow carvers and comics to tour internationally and reach new audiences.

Flu arrives early in Yukon
December 4, 2012 – Yukon seeing flu cases four months earlier than usual this year.

Silhouettes showcases anti-violence messages in public places
December 4, 2012 – Silhouettes being displayed in a number of public places as another means of provoking discussion and action in our daily lives to end violence against women.

Award celebrates outstanding Aboriginal employees in the Yukon government
December 3, 2012 – Roberta Sembsmoen and Helen Gartner are the 2012 recipients of the Yukon government's Aboriginal Employees Award of Honour.

Projects share Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund money
December 3, 2012 – The Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund is providing funding to six groups that are working towards making our communities safer and more compassionate places to live.

Yukoners honoured for sport and recreation achievements
November 30, 2012 – The annual awards of excellence and recognition for achievements in sport and community recreation leadership were presented at the 2012 Sport Yukon Annual Awards Night celebration in Whitehorse last night.

New Horizons summit to tackle literacy issues in Yukon
November 30, 2012 – Yukon literacy stakeholders will converge in Whitehorse next week with the aim of working together to build a strategy to strengthen literacy in Yukon during the New Horizons Education Summit: A Focus on Literacy.

Commissioner launches new youth artist program
November 28, 2012 – Young artists will be highlighted at commissioner’s events through the Youth Showcase program.

Yukon teachers have a new collective agreement with the Yukon government
November 28, 2012 – The Government of Yukon and the Yukon Teachers’ Association have ratified a new collective agreement.

Marketing partnership to target cruisetour visitors
November 26, 2012 – Cooperative marketing agreement between Holland America and Yukon government strengthens partnerships to increase cruisetour visitors to Yukon.

Yukon government releases a new publication on women and alcohol
November 22, 2012 – New publication focuses on how alcohol affects women differently than men.

Government supports Yukoners pursuing health related studies
November 21, 2012 – Students in medicine, nursing, physical therapy, speech language pathology and social work share in health related bursaries for 2012.

Premier attends forum to continue work to strengthen economy
November 21, 2012 – Premier meets counterparts to focus on global economy and trade.

2012 Leckie Award winners showcase excellence in mining and reclamation
November 20, 2012 – Three mining companies have been awarded for outstanding proactive and innovation in mining this year.

New pan-territorial Frozen Globe awards to honour northern businesses
November 19, 2012 – Yukon is supporting UpHere Business magazine as it launches its first-ever business awards, the Frozen Globes.

Teddy bear twins now available at Yukon liquor stores
November 14, 2012 – Teddy bear program assists children in hospitals, shelters, being transported by ambulance or receiving Christmas hampers.

Secondary school students to ride city transit in expanded pilot project
November 14, 2012 – Students will be given free transit passes from December to June.

Commemorative Diamond Jubilee medals awarded
November 13, 2012 – From Olympians to student helpers, deserving Yukoners receive recognition in the form of commemorative Diamond Jubilee medals.

Yukon portion of the Alaska Highway dedicated to all war veterans
November 9, 2012 – Yukon government dedicates the Alaska Highway to all war veterans.

Change to Medical Profession Act regulations for international medical grads
November 8, 2012 – Changes to the Medical Profession Act regulations means longer stays for international medical graduates.

Results of Whitehorse Liquor Store survey available
November 8, 2012 – The results of the 2012 Whitehorse Liquor Store customer survey, conducted in August, have been compiled and are now available.

Yukon Grain Farm owners named Yukon’s Farmers of the Year
November 5, 2012 – Steve and Bonnie MacKenzie-Grieve, owners of the Yukon Grain Farm near Whitehorse, were named the 2012 Farmers of the Year.

Yukon government donates Whistle Bend lots to Habitat for Humanity
November 5, 2012 – Habitat for Humanity duplex will soon be constructed in the Whistle Bend subdivision.

Yukon’s strategic investment advantages to take centre stage in Germany
November 2, 2012 – As part of Yukon Gold Mining Alliance’s European marketing tour, Economic Development Minister Currie Dixon is speaking in Munich, Germany about Yukon’s strategic investment advantages.

Yukon tables new residential landlord and tenants bill
November 2, 2012 – The bill will address a number of issues Yukoners brought forward during consultation and will establish a Residential Tenancies Office.

Archival Gold captures the influence and romance of Yukon history
November 2, 2012 Archival Gold showcases favourites from the Archives staff.

Government dedicates resources to physician recruitment
November 1, 2012 – Government dedicates financial and human resources to physician recruitment and retention, working with the Yukon Medical Association.

Amendments to Yukon Oil and Gas Act will raise standards, bring opportunities
November 1, 2012 – The amended act will provide safeguards and benefits for Yukoners.

Geoexchange energy to heat new F.H. Collins Secondary School
November 1, 2012 – The Government of Yukon is moving ahead with plans to heat the new F.H. Collins Secondary School with a geoexchange heating system that will decrease the school’s carbon footprint and significantly reduce annual energy costs.

Yukon’s strong economy reflected in 2011/12 surplus
October 31, 2012 – The Public Accounts for 2011/12 shows a $69.4 million surplus.

Yukon government tables legislation to keep current with nation-wide securities law
October 31, 2012 – Amendments will continue to harmonize Yukon’s Securities Act with similar laws across Canada.

Nurse practitioner legislation tabled
October 31, 2012 – Yukon will soon be able to hire nurse practitioners.

Keno health impact assessment released
October 31, 2012 – Health impact assessment confirms no imminent health threat to Keno residents, but does contain additional water and air monitoring recommendations.

Agriculture conference marks 25th anniversary
October 30, 2012 – Learn about livestock health, bookkeeping, accounting and the Yukon Irrigation Strategy at this year’s North of 60 Agriculture Conference.

Yukon government introduces tax changes to assist families with children involved in music, arts and tutoring
October 30, 2012 – A proposed Children’s Arts Tax Credit will allow Yukoners to claim $500 per child per year.

Tentative agreement reached between Yukon Teachers’ Association and Yukon government
October 30, 2012 – The Government of Yukon and the Yukon Teachers’ Association (YTA) are pleased to announce a tentative settlement has been reached for a new collective agreement.

Commissioner of Yukon presents Award for Bravery to Teslin resident
October 30, 2012 – A Commissioner’s Award for Bravery was presented to Richard Dewhurst of Teslin.

Yukon’s flu vaccine clinics proceeding on schedule
October 29, 2012 – Yukon’s vaccine supply is not affected by Health Canada’s recent stop use order.

Employees honoured at 2012 Premier’s Awards of Excellence presentations
October 26, 2012 – Three teams and one individual received the 2012 Premier’s Awards of Excellence at a ceremony today in Whitehorse.

New Comprehensive Municipal Grant program tabled in legislature
October 25, 2012 – Proposed amendments follow Yukon government’s commitment to roll out a new Comprehensive Municipal Grant program.

Open house brings tourism partners together
October 25, 2012 – The Department of Tourism and Culture open its doors to partners for a day of tourism-related activities.

Yukon government takes steps to enhance safety of oil-fired appliances
October 25, 2012 – Oil-fired appliances will soon be safer in Yukon as government takes action on changes.

New youth shelter to increase number of beds available
October 24, 2012 – New shelter will better serve city's vulnerable youth.

Government seeks feedback from Yukoners on Peel Watershed land use plan
October 23, 2012 – Yukon government launches public consultation on Peel Watershed land use plan.

New agreement signed with the Yukon Medical Association
October 23, 2012 – Physicians and government reach a new five-year agreement for physician services in Yukon.

Public spaces receive helping hand from the Community Development Fund
October 22, 2012 – Several organizations receive support for diverse community initiatives.

Northern sport ministers meet with Arctic Winter Games International Committee
October 17, 2012 – Young figure skater, curlers, hockey players, mushers and gymnasts may have the 2016 Arctic Winter Games to look forward to after all, that’s if the minister’s responsible for sport and recreation in Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut are successful in their efforts to work with the Arctic Winter Games International Committee to explore solutions.

New support for preserving Yukon’s past
October 16, 2012 – Yukon Archives building projects include new siding on the exterior and new storage on the interior to make room for records that capture Yukon’s economic, social and cultural development.

Emergency Medical Services awards ceremony honours Yukon paramedics
October 15, 2012 – Yukon Emergency Medical Services community team members gathered in Whitehorse over the past weekend for training activities and an awards ceremony acknowledging excellence in emergency medical service delivery.

Yukon and Alaska sign collaboration agreement
October 11, 2012 – The governments of Yukon and Alaska, along with Yukon College and the University of Alaska, signed a new Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) today in Juneau to promote mutual cooperation in industrial and mine training.

Women’s History Month poster celebrates Yukon girls
October 11, 2012 – This year’s Women’s History Month poster features original artwork and photographs submitted by Yukon girls and young women. The images depict their responses to the question, “What does equality and fairness for girls look like to you?”

Legislative assembly to reconvene October 25
October 11, 2012 – Fall session of legislature resumes October 25.

Government reports progress on its climate change commitments
October 10, 2012 – Seventeen of the 33 priority actions called for in the Yukon Government Climate Change Action Plan have been completed, with the remainder either ongoing or under development.

Commissioner embarks on Diamond Jubilee community tour
October 10, 2012 – The Commissioner of Yukon will visit Grade 5 and 6 students to talk about the role of the monarchy and present Diamond Jubilee medals.

National Fire Prevention Week launched in Yukon
October 10, 2012 – Yukon firefighters lauded, homeowners offered advice on safeguarding their families and homes, and carbon monoxide detectors distributed to mark National Fire Prevention Week.

Mining royalties benefit Yukoners
October 9, 2012 – Operators of Yukon mines have filed their royalty payments for the 2011 year.

Yukoners advised to follow safe food handling practices
October 4, 2012 – Health officials keep a close eye on beef recalls and E-coli situation locally

Yukon immunization program expands to include new infant vaccine
October 2, 2012 – Vaccine has potential to eliminate disease causing childhood diarrhea.

Agreement reached on new Comprehensive Municipal Grant program
October 2, 2012 – Proposed amendments to the Municipal Finance and Community Grants Act will introduce a new five year municipal grant program in 2013-14.

Yukon government supports Yukon Quest 30th anniversary celebrations
October 1, 2012 – $50,000 in additional funding will support Yukon Quest (Canada) with community-wide 30th anniversary pre-race celebrations to mark the iconic winter event.

Coordinator position for single parent family complex to continue
September 28, 2012 – Family housing project in Whitehorse will conitue to benefit from coordinator services.

Yukon marks Tourism Day with local awards
September 27, 2012 – Yukon celebrates its tourism champions at a morning breakfast in recognition of World Tourism Day.

Yukon government campgrounds open for Thanksgiving weekend
September 26, 2012 – Outdoor opportunities extended as majority of Yukon government campgrounds to be opened through the Thanksgiving weekend.

Community Development Fund Tier 1 supports arts, recreation and communication
September 26, 2012 – Several organizations receive support for diverse community initiatives.

Public input sought on recommended Dawson Forest Resources Management Plan
September 24, 2012 – Comment on the recommended Dawson Forest Resources Management Plan until November 9.

Premier announces Award of Excellence nominees
September 25, 2012 – Six individuals and eight teams have been nominated for the 2012 Premier’s Award of Excellence, which recognizes outstanding public servants in the Yukon government.

Premier returns from China trip
September 24, 2012 – Premier builds relationships and expands Yukon's trade and investment opportunities during recent China visit.

Yukon’s Touring Artist Fund reaches across borders
September 21, 2012 – Touring broadens audience appreciation.

Yukon Mining and Yukon Lands Map Viewers modernized
September 21, 2012 – The Government of Yukon 's new Yukon Mining and Yukon Lands map viewers are now online.

National symposium explores policing in the North
September 20, 2012 – A national symposium on policing in northern and remote Canada wrapped up today in Whitehorse.

Deputy premier to attend state memorial
September 20, 2012 – Yukon will be represented at former Alberta premier's memorial.

School of Visual Arts receives continued support
September 19, 2012 – Education Minister Scott Kent has announced a further three years of funding for Yukon’s School of Visual Arts.

Community Safety Award recipients honoured
September 19, 2012 – Justice Minister Mike Nixon announces the winners of the new Community Safety Awards.

Territorial justice ministers work together on northern issues
September 18, 2012 – Territorial ministers of Justice met today in Whitehorse to talk about justice and public safety issues of particular concern to the North.

Yukon signs sister province agreement with Shaanxi
September 18, 2012 – Yukon and Shaanxi Province in China are signing an agreement to enhance mutual understanding and friendship between the two jurisdictions.

A statement from Premier Darrell Pasloski
September 18, 2012 – Premier offers tribute to former Alberta premier Peter Lougheed.

Women's Directorate to co-host the second Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Summit
September 18, 2012 – The Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Summit 2 is scheduled to occur October 13 and 14.

Memorandum of Understanding renewed with Association of Yukon Communities
September 17, 2012 – The Government of Yukon and the AYC renewed a cooperation accord first signed in 2009.

Yukon hosting federal, provincial and territorial ministers of agriculture
September 12, 2012 – The annual meeting, being held September 12 to 14, will discuss agriculture topics including food processing, risk management tools and trade and market access.

Commemorative 9/11 plaque now on display
September 11, 2012 – Plaque of appreciation to Yukoners from the United States for their efforts on September 11, 2001 is now permanently installed at the Whitehorse airport.

National symposium explores policing in the North
September 10, 2012 – Stakeholder groups and delegates from across Canada will meet in Whitehorse this month to discuss the challenges and opportunities regarding policing in northern and remote communities.

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Elder receives literacy award for revitalizing Hän language
September 7, 2012 – Doris Roberts has been presented with the Council of the Federation Literacy Award.

New management plan for the Aishihik Wood Bison Herd
September 4, 2012 – A new management plan for the Aishihik Wood Bison Herd reflects the interests of community members, hunters and wildlife while ensuring the herd’s long-term viability.

Team Yukon set for the 2012 Canada 55+ Games
August 30, 2012 – Yukon athletes ready for competition.

Premier announces shuffle of deputy ministers
August 30, 2012 – Changes in the roles of several senior leaders in the Yukon government public service were announced today.

Interim staking withdrawal extended for Peel Watershed region
August 30, 2012 – The Government of Yukon today issued a temporary extension to the interim withdrawal from mineral staking for all lands in the Peel Watershed Region until May 4, 2013.

Yukon government releases report on oil-fired appliances
August 29, 2012 – The Oil-Fired Appliances Working Group have released their Action Plan and Recommendations and the Yukon government now seeks input from Yukoners.

Arts Fund supports community art engagement
August 28, 2012 – Public engagement strengthens Yukon's arts community.

Yukon explores innovative strategies with German and Swiss tourism partners
August 27, 2012 – Yukon tourism sector to visit with German-speaking European partners including Fulda, Condor, Hannover Zoo and tourism trade representatives.

Visitor study will contribute to the future health of Yukon’s tourism industry
August 27, 2012 – New visitor study will provide Yukon with accurate up-to-date stats reflecting today's travel choices and experiences.

Upper Liard flood assistance package announced
August 24, 2012 – Owners of homes damaged by flooding in Upper Liard in June will be offered an assistance package from the Yukon Housing Corporation.

Yukon’s ancient Arctic ground squirrel makes its television debut
August 23, 2012 – Yukon's little Arctic ground squirrel will make its television debut in the BBC's Ice Age documenttary next year.

Youth passions highlighted in new video series
August 23, 2012 – Youth video project highlights passions of local Yukon youth.

Yukon delivering on new residential lots
August 23, 2012 – Yukon government offering a supply and range of land and housing options.

Yukon Police Council is seeking public input for policing priorities
August 22, 2012 – The newly established Yukon Police Council is seeking input from Yukon citizens on priorities for policing in Yukon.

A statement from the premier on a new resource revenue agreement with Canada
August 21, 2012 – Today on behalf of the Government of Yukon, Premier Darrell Pasloski signed a new agreement with the Government of Canada on resource revenues.

Yukon government improves inspection of quartz mining operations
August 17, 2012 – Government moves to increase clarity and consistency of inspections at quartz mining operations.

Ten more beds open at Thomson Centre
August 13, 2012 – Continuing care beds total 172 with opening of additional 10 beds at Thomson Centre.

Yukon communities greet Alaska Highway convoy
August 10, 2012 – Convoy travels through Yukon communities to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Alaska Highway.

New Whitehorse Liquor Store customer service survey
August 2, 2012 – Customers at the Whitehorse Liquor Store are invited to provide feedback.

Lease agreement signed to support development of agriculture infrastructure
August 1, 2012 – Lease agreement signed for rezoned land on Mayo Road to enable planning for centralized infrastructure for agriculture sector.

F.H. Collins Secondary School phase two work to begin in August
July 31, 2012 – Work is about to begin on Phase 2 site work on the F.H. Collins Secondary School replacement project

Premiers work together to strengthen Canada’s economic future
July 27, 2012 – Premiers made decisions on a number of topics at the Council of the Federation meeting in Halifax.

Premier continues to build strong relationships with counterparts
July 24, 2012 – Premier to meet with his provincial and territorial colleagues in Halifax to discuss issues important to Canadians.

Yukon government implements staking prohibition covering most of Whitehorse
July 19, 2012 – Prohibition order issued on quartz mineral staking covering 74 per cent of land within the City of Whitehorse.

Minister tours RCMP training centre
July 17, 2012 – Justice Minister and the commanding officer of M Division in Yukon discuss the challenges of preparing RCMP trainees for policing in the North.

Premier, ministers to attend Pacific Northwest Economic Region annual summit
July 12, 2012 – Premier and ministers are travelling to the PNWER annual summit to represent Yukon and discuss Arctic Caucus issues.

Yukon to host 2013 meeting of ministers responsible for local government
July 12, 2012 – Provincial-municipal collaboration remains key to creating strong communities.

Yukon Supreme Court issues Community Safety Order in SCAN case
July 10, 2012 – The Supreme Court of Yukon has issued a Community Safety Order under the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act

Yukon government responds to tragic death in Watson Lake
July 6, 2012 – Education Minister Scott Kent is expressing condolences to everyone affected by the recent tragedy in Watson Lake.

A statement from Premier Darrell Pasloski
July 5, 2012 – Ministerial statement

Advanced Artist Award fosters professional development
July 5, 2012 – Yukon's visual, literary and performing arts are supported by Advanced Artist Award.

Yukon government announces new Community Safety Awards
July 4, 2012 – New Community Safety Award will give Yukoners a chance to recognize those who make significant contributions to community safety.

Minister announces plan to improve health and wellness
July 4, 2012 – Minister announces plan to improve health and wellness of Yukoners.

Arts Fund supports community engagement
June 28, 2012 – Arts Fund supports group projects encouraging communities to celebrate cultural identities and diversity.

Yukon government to participate in Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie
June 25, 2012 – National conference will bring together all levels of governemnt to discuss French language matters across Canada.

Yukon to endorse new Canadian Sport Policy at national sport conference
June 25, 2012 – The 2012 Canadian Sport Policy is designed as a roadmap for all governments, institutions and organizations that are committed to contributing to the positive benefits and impacts of sport.

Yukon government pursuing new home ownership program
June 25, 2012 – Proposed program to focus on bridging affordability gap and assist Yukoners to move from rental to home ownership.

Territorial premiers to meet in Iqaluit to discuss northern priorities
June 25, 2012 – Territorial premiers to discuss a range of issues for the benefit of northerners.

Yukon government providing support to people affected by Upper Liard flooding
June 22, 2012 – Officials with various agencies of Yukon government met with 23 residents of Upper Liard on Friday to outline flood relief plans and begin the process of moving forward.

Yukon government confirms commitment to new municipal grant program
June 22, 2012 – The municipal summit brought together elected officials and administrators from all eight of Yukon's municipal governments and the Association of Yukon Communities.

Progress continues on F.H. Collins Secondary School replacement project
June 21, 2012 – Progress is continuing on the replacement of F.H.Collins Secondary School.

Contract for second stage housing is awarded
June 18, 2012 – New housing project in Whitehorse will aid women and children fleeing abuse.

Yukon art is front and centre at Haines Junction visitor services
June 18, 2012 – Doug Smarch Jr.'s Ice and Flowers unveiled at Haines Junction Visitor Information Centre.

SCAN takes action on residence in downtown core
June 15, 2012 – The SCAN office has taken action against a downtown residence after several complaints about suspicious or illegal activity.

Public invited to participate in anti-violence campaign on Facebook
June 15, 2012 – Social marketing campaign invites Yukoners to have their portraits sketched and added to the new Facebook page.

Yukon’s Touring Artist Fund supports audience appreciation
June 15, 2012 – Nine Yukon visual and literary artists receive support through the Touring Artist Fund.

Nearly $1.4 million in sport and recreation funding announced
June 12, 2012 – Yukon organizations, athletes, coaches and officials receive funding for sports and recreation programming and support.

Municipal Act review launched
June 12, 2012 – Over the next two years meetings will be held with all Yukon municipal councils, interested First Nations and the public to address priorities related to the legislation.

Yukon government focuses efforts on helping Yukoners affected by flooding
June 11, 2012 – Cabinet members visit affected sites and offer support.

Public survey launched to help shape modernized Landlord and Tenant Act
June 8, 2012 – Yukon government requests public input to help develop new landlord and tenant legislation.

Premier Pasloski and Governor Parnell renew Alaska-Yukon partnership
June 4, 2012 – The renewed Alaska-Yukon Accord focuses on jobs, workforce training and energy.

Yukon archaeology publication receives national recognition
June 4, 2012 – Yukon's Frozen Past ice patch publication recognized as an outstanding contribution to public communications in archaeology.

Funding will help groups address violence against Aboriginal women
June 4, 2012 – Eight organizations receive funding under the Prevention of Violence Against Aboriginal Women Fund

Symposium explores secrets from the ice
June 1, 2012 – Ice patches, icemen and ice age technology featured at Frozen Pasts: 3rd International Glacial Archeology Symposium.

Delegates at GoMedia Canada enjoy Yukon's northern hospitality
May 31, 2012 – The CTCs GoMedia Canada Marketplace comes north of 60 and experiences northern hospitality at its best. 

Yukon youth Get REEL with tobacco
May 31, 2012 – Yukon schools take up the Get Reel challenge with 17 video ad entries into tobacco cessation project.

Yukon government renews funding for the Educational Assistant certificate program
May 31, 2012 – Funding for the Educational Assistant certificate program has been renewed by Education for a further three years.

Government supports community youth projects
May 28, 2012 – Twenty-one Yukon organizations will receive funding from the Youth Investments Fund for programming.

Yukon artists participate in milestone exhibition of Canadian art
May 28, 2012 – Yukon artists participate in Oh, Canada, the largest exhibition of contemporary Canadian art held outside Canada.

Western premiers to meet in Edmonton to discuss priorities
May 28, 2012 – Premier to meet with his western and northern counterparts in Edmonton.

Learn about Yukon’s research forest at the spring open house
May 25, 2012 – Become acquainted with the Gunnar Nilsson and Mickey Lammers Research Forest and discover all it has to offer.

Yukon government increases personal import limits on liquor products
May 24, 2012 – The amount of liquor Yukoners can bring across the border from other Canadian jurisdictions has been increased.

Arts Operating Funds support local groups
May 23, 2012 – Local arts groups encouraged to innovate with Yukon governemnt support.

Medals awarded at Diamond Jubilee celebration
May 22, 2012 – Volunteers received recognition at Diamond Jubilee celebration in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Public input sought on proposed health privacy legislation
May 17, 2012 – Yukoners will have a say in Yukon government's proposed legislation to protect privacy of personal health information.

Rural property owners can pay taxes online in both official languages
May 17, 2012 – A new bilingual online service for payment of property taxes has been implemented by the Yukon government.

Northern economic issues the focus at PNWER’s Arctic Caucus meeting in Whitehorse
May 14, 2012 – The Pacific Northwest Economic Region's Arctic Caucus is meeting in Whitehorse this month.

Community Development Fund supports Yukon paramedic training program and other community initiatives
May 11, 2012 – 12 community organizations have been awarded Tier 3 funding through the Community Development Fund.

A new plan for wolf conservation and management in Yukon
May 10, 2012 – The role of wolves in the ecosystem will be respected when the updated Wolf Conservation and Management Plan is implemented by the Yukon governement.

A year of progress on Sharing Common Ground recommendations
May 9, 2012 – Report outlines significant progress made in implementing recommendations of Sharing Common Ground, the final report of the Policing Review.

New book and exhibit highlight the history of Herschel Island
May 9, 2012 Herschel Island/Qikiqtaryuk – a natural and cultural history of Yukon’s arctic island to be launched at MacBride Museum.

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal awarded to Speaker
May 8, 2012 – Diamond Jubilee medal presented today to the Speaker of the Yukon Legislative Assembly

Fire-fighting capacity in Yukon gets a boost
May 8, 2012 – An additional $1.9 million is being invested in the Yukon Fire Marshal’s Office to boost its capacity for fire investigations, fire prevention, training for Yukon firefighters and other important services.

Victoria Gold and Yukon government partner on student attendance project
May 8, 2012 – Victoria Gold and the Department of Education are partnering to support student attendance.

37th annual general meeting of the Association of Yukon Communities sees continuing focus toward long-term municipal sustainability
May 7, 2012 – The Yukon government and AYC map out commitments for ongoing collaboration on a number of issues including a review of the Municipal Act and development of a new five-year Comprehensive Municipal Grant program.

Yukon highlights Emergency Preparedness Week
May 7, 2012 – Take a few simple steps so you and your family can be better prepared in an emergency.

The Yukon government and the Association of Yukon Communities continue to collaborate on key initiatives
May 4, 2012 – Territorial and local governments will partner on initiatives related to municipal grant funding, municipal legislation and the delivery of structural fire services.

Yukon government remains committed to supporting long-term municipal sustainability
May 3, 2012 – Premier and Community Services minister to attend AYC meeting, along with other Yukon government caucus members.

Yukon Archives marks milestone with a book and a new vault
May 2, 2012 For the Record: Yukon Archives 1972-2012 commemorative book highlights Yukon Archives' forty-year history and celebrates its accomplishments.

Projects share Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund money
May 1, 2012 – Seven projects aimed at crime prevention and victim services receive $107, 500 in funding.

ID blitz aims to reduce underage drinking
April 30, 2012 – If you are heading to the bar, remember your ID! The Yukon Liquor Corporation is conducting an ID blitz.

Pertussis outbreak in Yukon prompts warning
April 30, 2012 – Parents should watch for signs and symptoms of pertussis (whooping cough). Five recent cases link back to the Yukon Native Hockey Tournament in late March.

Yukon joins national campaign to raise mental health awareness
April 30, 2012 – Yukon joins partners in mental health to recognize the issue of mental illness across Canada.

New regulation now in effect for management and use of government facilities
April 27, 2012 – New regulation balances public safety with right to peacefully assemble.

Government proceeds with land titles modernization project
April 26, 2012 – The Government of Yukon will modernize the Land Titles system in Yukon to improve customer service and facilitate more efficient real estate transactions.

Training to help Pelly/Carmacks residents benefit from economic growth
April 24, 2012 – The Pelly/Carmacks Training Fund will support training for residents of the region and help community members take advantage of local opportunities.

Medically supported detox coming to the Detox Centre at the Sarah Steele Building
April 24, 2012 – Medical staff will support detoxification at the Sarah Steele Building.

Ibex Valley Volunteer Fire Department recognized during National Volunteer Week
April 20, 2012 – Community Services Minister and Energy, Mines and Resources Minister recognized the essential work of volunteer firefighters.

Guide issued to outline appeal process for land decisions
April 19, 2012 – Land application appeal guidelines now available.

Education Week open house to feature protective services agencies
April 19, 2012 – Children and families will today have an opportunity to learn about Yukon's Protective Services at the Education Week open house.

Yukon Liquor Corporation to ID 25 and under
April 18, 2012 – Be prepared to show ID at Yukon liquor stores if you look young.

Yukon government announces long-term partnership with Habitat for Humanity
April 18, 2012 – Yukon government works with Habitat for Humanity to provide affordable housing for Yukon families.

Yukon Forum concludes at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
April 13, 2012 – Yukon Forum wraps up after successful discussions

Education Week celebrations taking place across Yukon
April 13, 2012 – Schools, community organizations and First Nations across Yukon are celebrating innovation – both inside and outside the classroom – during Education Week 2012

Yukon’s minimum wage to increase
April 12, 2012 – Yukon now has the second highest minimum wage in Canada.

Government of Yukon announces decision on oil and gas postings
April 12, 2012 – Oil and gas exploration rights will not be issued for the areas of the Whitehorse Trough requested for posting in January.

New regulation to provide tools for management and use of government facilities
April 12, 2012 – The Government of Yukon is releasing a draft regulation today that will govern the maintenance, management, proper use and protection of government facilities.

Yukon government welcomes Norwegian ambassador
April 11, 2012 – The Norwegian ambassador to Canada is in Yukon to celebrate the opening of an exhibit of Roald Amunden's polar expeditions.

Fox Lake local area plan process announced
April 11, 2012 – Local area plan coming for Fox Lake.

Yukon filmmakers developing new film projects
April 10, 2012 – New Yukon film projects are in development with support from the Yukon Filmmakers Fund.

InFARMation celebrates 25 years
April 10, 2012 – Learn about agriculture programs and services, local events, crop management, agricultural issues and the latest research in the InFARMation newsletter.

Yukon’s Arts Fund strengthens community spirit
April 3, 2012 – A wide range of community arts related projects receive support from Yukon's Arts Fund.

Family Literacy Centre receives helping hand from Yukon government
March 29, 2012 – The Yukon government will be providing $200,000 for the Family Literacy Centre to continue operating for another year while it seeks long-term funding.

Yukon enters into new 20 year Territorial Police Services Agreement
March 29, 2012 – A new Territorial Police Services Agreement was signed today ensuring the RCMP will continue to be Yukon’s police force for the next 20 years.

Government launches anti-violence social marketing campaign
March 27, 2012 – A new social marketing campaign aims to change attitudes and behaviour toward violence against women and girls.

Providing clean water for Yukoners
March 23, 2012 – More than $32 million is identified in the Department of Community Services 2012-13 budget for planning and construction of key projects to ensure Yukoners have year round access to clean drinking water.

Affordable rental housing supported with innovative land offering
March 23, 2012 – Lot 262 released to support the development of new affordable housing in Whitehorse.

Yukon business legislation reform in final phase
March 22, 2012 – Yukon is well on its way to having a complete suite of modern business legislation to encourage businesses to choose Yukon as their home base for registration and operation.

Premier accepts plaque on behalf of Yukoners
March 22, 2012 – Bronze plaque presented by U.S. consul general to premier in appreciation of Yukoners' support on 9/11.

New Executive Council Office deputy minister named
March 21, 2012 – Premier Pasloski has named Joe MacGillivray, CEO of the Yukon Hospital Corporation, as the new deputy minister of the Executive Council Office.

Yukon government to form working group on oil-fired appliances
March 21, 2012 – A working group will be established to develop an action plan to enhance the safety of oil-fired heating systems in Yukon.

Changes to legislation will improve Yukon land titles system
March 20, 2012 – The Government of Yukon is taking steps to improve the land titles system.

Whitehorse Correctional Centre adopts ion scanner
March 19, 2012 – All visitors entering the Whitehorse Correctional Centre will be subject to testing for illegal substances.

Finding new audiences one element of Yukon’s Touring Artist Fund
March 16, 2012 – Touring Artist Fund supports public presentations of Yukon artists to outside audiences.

New Whitehorse Correctional Centre opens
March 15, 2012 – The state of the art correction centre is now open and all inmates and staff have made the move to the new facility.

Yukon government budget promotes economy, manages prosperity
March 15, 2012 – The 2012-13 budget includes investments in land development and affordable housing, transportation infrastructure, education and research, health care, justice, protection of the environment and improvements to community infrastructure. 

Yukon to celebrate Canada Water Week 2012
March 15, 2012 – Yukon is part of the coast to coast to coast effort to help Canadians be better stewards of our valuable freshwater resources.

Community Training Fund fosters skills for Ross River
March 14, 2012 – A driver training program will provide skills to residents in the Ross River area to meet labour market needs in the region.

More beds for continuing care
March 14, 2012 – Money to be committed to opening more beds for extended care in Whitehorse.

Yukon MS patients can apply to participate in U.S. liberation treatment clinical trials
March 13, 2012 – Yukoners expected to participate in Liberation Treatment clinical trials in Albany, New York

Yukon provides research, innovation and commercialization certainty through funding
March 12, 2012 – The Yukon Research Centre and the Yukon Cold Climate Innovation Centre are receiving funding from Department of Education and the Department of Economic Development respectively.

Yukon to continue partnership with Rick Hansen Institute
March 9, 2012 – Partnership to improve quality of life for Yukoners with spinal cord injuries and mobility disabilities to continue. 

Yukon moves toward modern solid waste management system
March 9, 2012 – Yukon government announces new Solid Waste Action Plan projects for 2012-13. 

Permanent art collection acquisitions feature tradition and innovation
March 6, 2012 – Artists explore themes of history, tradition and imagination in new acquisitions to the permanent art collection.

Government commits $4.5 million towards second stage housing
March 6, 2012 – Transitional housing to be built in Whitehorse for women and children escaping abuse.

Land Titles inspector appointed
March 5, 2012 – The Government of Yukon is appointing a Land Titles inspector to make recommendations on how to modernize the land titles system.

Yukoner is a world leader in promoting skills
March 5, 2012 – Stephanie Churchill has been elected official delegate for WorldSkills.

Team Yukon ready for Whitehorse 2012 Arctic Winter Games
March 5, 2012 – Enthusiasm builds as Team Yukon prepares for the 2012 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse.

Government announces fund to support training for local businesses
March 2, 2012 – A training fund has been established to help local businesses access training and development opportunities for staff.

Vehicle registrations now online in both official languages
February 29, 2012 – Yukoners are now able to access the Motor Vehicles branch registration service entirely in French. 

Ross River recreation centre funding announced
February 29, 2012 – Yukon Government commits $7M toward new Recreation Centre in Ross River

Yukon Police Council members selected
February 23, 2012 – The Minister of Justice is pleased to announce the appointment of members to the new Police Council. Forming a Police Council to give ongoing public input into policing in Yukon was one of the recommendation of Sharing Common Ground, the final report of the review of Yukon’s policing.

Knowledge preservation supported by the Yukon Historic Resources Fund
February 22, 2012 – Yukon Historic Resources Fund supports local projects aimed at preserving and promoting Yukon heritage

Health impact assessment planned for Keno City
February 16, 2012 – Consultants to look at health and social impacts of mining activity on Keno City

Emergency Response Centre contract awarded
February 16, 2012 – During an event today, Minister Elaine Taylor announced the construction contract for the new Emergency Response Centre and handed over the keys for a state-of-the-art ambulance being added to the fleet.

Principles developed to complete Peel Plan
February 14, 2012 – Principles to provide guidance for timely completion of Peel regional land use plan

Licensed Practical Nurse program funding extended
February 9, 2012 – The Licensed Practical Nurse program funding at Yukon College has been extended to 2016.

Immunization clinics scheduled for Arctic Winter Games participants and volunteers
February 9, 2012 – With an influx of visitors for the Arctic Winter Games, immunizations play an important role in protecting Yukoners from an outbreak. Immunization clinics will be held in conjunction with volunteer orientation sessions to ensure volunteers are immunized. Extra clinics will also be held at the Whitehorse Health Centre for the general public.

First Nation governance conference focuses on building a foundation for the future
February 9, 2012 – Fourth annual conference to build First Nation capacity held in Whitehorse

Premier builds strong support for Yukon in Ottawa
February 7, 2012 – Premier discusses common priorities with Prime Minister.

Yukon families to receive 200 carbon monoxide detectors
February 7, 2012 – Carbon monoxide detectors being donated by national organization to low-income families.

First Nations and Government of Yukon partner to share new capacity tools
February 6, 2012 – First Nations share new tools developed under the Northern Strategy Trust

Yukon to help develop long-term infrastructure funding program for Canada
February 6, 2012 – Community Services Minister Taylor to provide Yukon's perspectives in framing a new national infrastructure funding program.

Year of celebrations to mark Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
February 6, 2012 – February 6, 2012 marks six decades of reign by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and her Canadian flag is raised in Yukon and all other Canadian jurisdictions in honour of that accomplishment.

Interest expressed in southern Yukon oil and gas rights
February 3, 2012 – Comments invited on any environmental, socio-economic, or surface access concerns on southern Yukon areas requested for possible oil and gas rights.

Yukon government offers condolences after tragic deaths in Porter Creek
February 2, 2012 – Premier speaks to recent tragedy in Whitehorse.

Copper Ridge residents and families will have their say
February 2, 2012 – New family group at Copper Ridge offers opportunities for input.

Yukon representatives raise the territory’s profile in Ottawa
February 1, 2012 – Premier to lead Yukon delegation to Ottawa for meetings and Winterlude event featuring Yukon Days.

Premier builds Yukon-Alaska relations
January 30, 2012 – Premier will meet with Alaska governor to talk about issues of common interest and initiate discussions around the renewal of the Yukon-Alaska Accord.

Successful Justice and Public Safety ministers’ meeting in Charlottetown
January 30, 2012 – Territorial Ministers of Justice called on the federal government to expand support for therapeutic justice models at the conclusion of the Ministers of Justice meeting in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Energy, Mines and Resources deputy minister appointed
January 24, 2012 – Deputy minister of Energy, Mines and Resources named.

Regulation changes will help protect sheep and caribou populations
January 23, 2012 – Amendments to the Wildlife Regulations will help conserve Kusawa area Dall sheep, Chisana caribou and Bonnet Plume caribou populations.

Yukon Liquor Corporation funds injury prevention program for youth
January 17, 2012 – A hard-hitting national program aims to help Yukon teens make smarter choices

Government of Yukon remains vigilant in water testing
January 17, 2012 – Departments working to ensure integrity of public water source

Fulda’s signature red and black colours return to Yukon
January 13, 2012 – Fulda Challenge contestants pit themselves against the weather and each other as they vie for Yukon gold.

Premier to meet with Council of the Federation counterparts
January 12, 2012 – Premier to discuss health care and fiscal arrangements with premiers from all Canadian jurisdictions in Victoria.

Fund supports Yukon b-boys’ American tour and other projects
January 12, 2012 – B-boys, musicians and snow sculptors showcase their work to international audiences.

Yukon’s music industry receives sound support
January 11, 2012 – Yukon Sound Recording Program provides $18,000 in funding to six Yukon artists.