Government of Yukon

2014 news releases

News Releases - 2014

The Yukon government appeals Peel land use planning case to ensure public government has say over public lands
December 30, 2014 – An appeal is warranted as the court case raises important questions regarding Yukon's economy, democracy and future.

Commissioner’s Levee to take place on New Year’s Day
December 30, 2014 – All are invited to join Yukon Commissioner Doug Phillips at his annual New Year's Day Levee.

Child and Youth Advocate and the Yukon government sign advocacy protocol
December 23, 2014 – A new agreement helps to ensure that the Child and Youth Avocate can obtain information on behalf of its clients.

Volunteers and Olympic athletes recognized for their contributions
December 22, 2014 – Commissioner Doug Phillips presents awards for Public Volunteer Service and joins ceremony to honour Olympic athletes.

Advanced Artist Award supports four Yukon literary artists in creating new works
December 22, 2014 – Literary artists receive funding for new works though the Advanced Artist Award.

Six Yukoners receive bursaries to pursue health education
December 22, 2014 – 95 Yukon students have received support for post-secondary medical and health studies since 2006.

Three honoured with awards of excellence from the Department of Justice
December 19, 2014 – The Department of Justice held its annual awards of excellence ceremony on December 18, 2014

Yukon Excellence Award criteria changing to increase award value, broaden scope
December 19, 2014 – Yukon Excellent Award program increased award value and broadened the variety of eligible courses

Site selected for Yukon’s new continuing care facility
December 18, 2014 – New continuing care facility to be built in city’s newest subdivision

Yukon students participate in We Day events in Vancouver
December 18, 2014 – Students from two Whitehorse schools travelled to Vancouver to celebrate social justice activities

White River First Nation and Government of Yukon enter discussions on Reconciliation Agreement
December 18, 2014 – Reconciliation Agreement discussions intend to provide a process to constructively resolve issues and other matters

Government approves new bison hunting opportunities
December 18, 2014 – Yukon bison hunters will have more opportunity to harvest during mid-winter starting January 1, 2015

The Yukon government purchases two new ambulances
December 17, 2014 – New ambulances arrive in time for the holiday season

Land development protocols empower Yukon municipalities
December 16, 2014 – Land development protocols empower municipalities to plan long-term land development.

Contents of new Land Titles Act and Condominium Act now available
December 16, 2014 – Details of the new Land Titles Act and Condominium Act are now available.

New fall/winter experiential education program at Yukon Wildlife Preserve
December 16, 2014 – The first fall/winter experiential learning program at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve is now underway.

Premier attends Finance Ministers’ meeting in Ottawa
December 15, 2014 – Finance ministers discussed the importance of supporting sustainable economic growth and addressing fiscal challenges.

Incentive program introduced to improve the energy efficiency of Yukon homes
December 15, 2014 – New Good Energy Residential Incentive program improves energy efficiency and lowers household energy bills.

Yukon youth attend Canada’s History Forum in Ottawa
December 15, 2014 – Duncan Snooks’ and Maximilian Wanner’s video submissions into the Young Citizens program have won them a trip to Ottawa.

Yukon visual artists receive funding through latest intake of Advanced Artist Award
December 15, 2014 – Four Yukon visual artists supported through latest intake of Advanced Artist Award.

Fall capital announcement provides contractors with better information and certainty
December 12, 2014 – New capital planning and approvals process responds to needs of contractors and supports private sector development

Four finalists chosen for Yukon Digital Storytelling Project
December 10, 2014 – Yukon digital storytellers help to boost the tourism sector

‘Destination Yukon’ promoted during Vancouver Santa Claus parade
December 8, 2014 – Yukon featured in Vancouver Santa Claus Parade.

The Yukon government’s interim 911 solution approved by CRTC
December 8, 2014 – CRTC approves (with conditions) Yukon government's solution to expand basic 911 service to Yukon communities over the next 2 years.

Annual call for submissions to Yukon Permanent Art Collection focuses in on fine craft
December 5, 2014 – Tourism and Culture marks Craft Year 2015 with a focused call for submissions to the Permanent Art Collection

Government contributes $60,000 to secure Public Avalanche Forecast
December 5, 2014 – Government contributes $60,000 to Yukon Avalanche Association for 2015 season.

The Teddy Bear Twins are back in all Yukon liquor stores
December 4, 2014 – The Yukon Liquor Corporation is once again bringing their popular “Teddy Bear Twins” back in time for the holidays

Yukon First Nations are governments - Premier Pasloski
December 4, 2014 – Premier Pasloski is requesting that federal Minister Bernard Valcourt correct his statements regarding Yukon First Nations self-government

$5.3 million invested to improve Yukon’s electrical transmission infrastructure
December 4, 2014 – Projects to replace aging and unreliable electrical infrastructure and upgrade electrical service receive funding

A statement from the Yukon government on the Yukon Supreme Court’s decision in the Peel regional land use planning court case
December 2, 2014 – The Government of Yukon will carefully review Justice Veale's decision.

Dawson Regional Land Use Planning process is temporarily suspended
December 1, 2014 – Yukon government, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and Vuntut Gwitchin Government agree to put Dawson Regional Land Use Planning process temporarily on hold.

Parking lot changes at the Whitehorse airport will alleviate traffic congestion
December 1, 2014 – Parking lot changes at the Whitehorse airport to alleviate traffic congestion.

Award celebrates outstanding Aboriginal employees in the Yukon government
December 1, 2014 – John Burdek and John Jones are the 2014 recipients of the Yukon government’s Aboriginal Employees Award of Honour.

Celebrate the Christmas season with Yukon-made art and crafts
November 28, 2014 – Yukon gets into the Christmas spirit with locally made art and crafts.

Celebration of Music to showcase Yukon performers
November 27, 2014 – The Yukon administration building will burst with musical talent every noon hour from November 28 to December 5.

Yukon tourism leaders take home two Canadian Tourism Awards
November 27, 2014 – Yukon has two new award-winning tourism operators.

Yukon government announces funding contribution to Habitat for Humanity
November 27, 2014 – The Government of Yukon is contributing $300,000 from the Northern Housing Trust to Habitat for Humanity Yukon to continue its good work.

More students interested in CHAOS than ever before
November 27, 2014 – Unique opportunity for Grade 9 and 10 Yukon students through CHAOS experiential program.

GeoYukon web application is live
November 26, 2014 – A new tool to access Yukon government’s most up-to-date and comprehensive collection of spatial data including imagery now available.

Touring Artist Fund supports local musician’s Canadian tour
November 26, 2014 – The Touring Artists Fund is supporting a Yukon artist’s cross-Canada tour.

Child Support Administrative Recalculation Service is now available
November 26, 2014 – The Government of Yukon has launched the new Child Support Administrative Recalculation Service.

Legislative amendments create new municipal domestic water well program
November 25, 2014 – Eligible residents in participating municipalities will soon be able to drill their own wells.

Four Yukon tourism leaders up for Canadian Tourism Awards
November 24, 2014 – Yukon finalists in the running for tourism awards demonstrate the range of experience for visitors to the industry.

Construction contract awarded for new seniors’ complex
November 20, 2014 – Construction is underway for a state-of-the-art, accessible seniors’ housing complex in Whitehorse

Coroners will receive a pay increase for services
November 20, 2014 – The Government of Yukon has approved pay increases for coroners, bringing compensation provisions in line with other Canadian jurisdictions

Notable site in Whitehorse receives Yukon Historic Site Designation
November 18, 2014 – One of the oldest structures still standing in Whitehorse designated as Historic Site.

The Yukon government recognizes excellence in mining practices
November 18, 2014 – Awards for excellence in mining reclamation were given out at the Geoscience awards banquet last night.

Yukon government provides support for mining industry, sets long-term vision
November 17, 2014 – Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources announces direct support and long-term strategy development for mining industry.

Communities get a boost in core funding from the Yukon government
November 14, 2014 – Yukon government increases core funding for community recreation in unincorporated Yukon communities

Yukon welcomes the 14th annual Fulda Challenge
November 14, 2014 – Minister Mike Nixon welcomes all to the Fulda Winter Challenge, an event that boosts overseas tourism marketing

Remaining Arctic Winter Games legacy fund distributed
November 14, 2014 – The final installment of the 2012 Arctic Winter Games legacy fund distributed to Yukon’s sport community

Yukon Police Council invites input for 2015-16 policing priorities
November 13, 2014 – Yukon Police Council wants to hear input from Yukoners on policing priorities.

Amendments to Pioneer Utility Grant Act accepted
November 13, 2014 – Seniors will continue having the option to access the Pioneer Utility Grant.

Geoscience Forum and Trade Show showcases geology and mineral exploration
November 12, 2014 – The Geoscience Forum and Trade Show will be hosted in Whitehorse by the Yukon Chamber of Mines, November 15 to 19.

Hougen photographs and films highlight work and play in Yukon’s past
November 10, 2014 – Exhibit of Rolf Hougen’s photographs and films provides a pictorial history of how Yukoners lived, worked and played.

The Healthy Families program is expanding to help rural parents
November 7, 2014 – A culturally-sensitive, home-based family support service for parents expands to rural areas.

F.H. Collins students host public Holocaust education event
November 6, 2014 – Holocaust survivor Robbie Waisman speaks to public as part of Holocaust Education Week at F.H. Collins on November 5.

Yukon’s 2014 Farmers of the Year awarded for innovation
November 6, 2014 – Yukon’s 2014 Farmers of the Year awarded for innovation in agritourism and education.

A Guide to Home Heating Oil Tanks is now available
November 3, 2014 – A new publication on the correct installation and maintenance of home heating fuel oil tanks is now available.

Women’s History Month poster honours women with disabilities
October 31, 2014 – Each year in October the Women's Directorate honours the achievements and contributions of women and girls.

Public Interest Disclosure of Wrongdoing bill tabled
October 30, 2014 – Bill provides a framework for employees of Yukon public entities to disclose wrongdoings and complaints of reprisal.

Yukoners recognized for their contributions to community safety
October 29, 2014 – Minister of Justice presents eight Yukoners with Community Safety Awards.

Yukon doubles popular Yukon Child Fitness Tax Credit
October 29, 2014 – Government of Yukon to double Yukon Child Fitness Tax Credit.

Yukon government allocates $3 million to Salvation Army housing project
October 29, 2014 – $3 million from the Northern Housing Trust funding is being allocated towards the Salvation Army project.

New amendments to the Motor Vehicles Act clarify regulations for off-road vehicle use
October 28, 2014 – New provisions to the Motor Vehicles Act clarify use of off-road vehicles, important to Yukoner outdoor lifestyle.

Yukon tables legislation to expand the Rural Domestic Water Well Program within municipalities
October 28, 2014 – Amendments enable expansion of Rural Domestic Water Well Program to participating municipalities.

Learning Together pre-school program expanded
October 28, 2014 – A new Learning Together program has opened at the Dusk'a Head Start Learning Centre.

Planning begins on Education reserve master plan
October 27, 2014 – The Education Reserve 850103 Planning Committee is exploring options for government-owned facilities and lands.

Competition tests the skills of community emergency medical responders
October 27, 2014 – Community emergency medical responders hone skills at 2014 Emergency Medical Services competition.

Government of Yukon to support Red Cross West Africa Ebola Fund
October 27, 2014 – The Government of Yukon is making a $25,000 donation to the Red Cross West Africa Ebola Fund.

Yukon Now marketing program unveiled at tourism open house
October 24, 2014 – Destination Yukon to be highlighted like never before with new tourism marketing program.

Review of the Pioneer Utility Grant Act and regulation
October 23, 2014 – Health and Social Services is looking to improve the Pioneer Utilities Grant.

Strong Yukon delegation attends fourth National Aboriginal Women’s Summit in Nova Scotia
October 23, 2014 – Minister led Yukon delegation to fourth National Aboriginal Women's Summit in Membertou.

Justice minister represents Yukon in national meetings on justice and public safety
October 23, 2014 – Justice minister returns from productive meeting on justice and public safety issues.

New fire truck aids fire response in Klondike region
October 16, 2014 – New fire truck presented to Dawson City fire department.

Yukon government and Yukon College announce first made-in-Yukon degree program
October 14, 2014 – Minister of Education Elaine Taylor and Yukon College Board of Governors Chair Paul Flaherty announced two new made-in-Yukon programs at Yukon College.

International travelling exhibit Anne Frank – A History for Today arrives in Yukon
October 10, 2014 – An acclaimed international travelling exhibit, Anne Frank – A History for Today is on display at a number of Yukon schools.

Legislative assembly to reconvene October 23
October 9, 2014 – The Yukon Legislative Assembly will reconvene for the fall sitting October 23.

Yukon supporting work at national health table
October 8, 2014 – Yukon well positioned to grapple with health care challenges.

Study indicates Yukon could position itself as advantaged site
October 8, 2014 – Yukon could be an "advantaged site" for a data centre used to house computer systems and associated components if fibre optic and energy infrastructure upgrades occur as planned.

Patients access to timely and appropriate prenatal care continues
October 8, 2014 – Yukon physicians continue to provide maternity care; location of where care provided is changing.

Be a Hero in your home for Fire Prevention Week
October 7, 2014 – Public awareness campaign – Be a Hero – encourages Yukoners to take an active role in their fire safety.

Premier sets stage for doing business in the North
October 6, 2014 – Energy, transport, tourism and mining are up for discussion at the 2014 Opportunities North conference.

Final round of Municipal Act review underway
October 6, 2014 – Government of Yukon launches final round of public engagement on proposed changes to the Municipal Act.

Canada’s transportation ministers approve changes to trucking regulations and the National Safety Code
October 3, 2014 – Federal, provincial and territorial Ministers of Transportation and Highway Safety endorsed changes to regulations for commercial heavy trucks, as well as updates to the National Safety Code (NSC), at the conclusion of the Transportation Association of Canada annual conference in Montreal, Quebec on October 1.

New health clinics offer patients collaborative care and drop-in evening hours
October 2, 2014 – Nurse care practitioner in new collaborative care clinics to provide health care for youth, men and women.

Justice minister receives MADD Canada Citizen of Distinction Award
September 29, 2014 – Minister of Justice Mike Nixon receives the MADD Canada's Citizen of Distinction Award.

Young Yukoners recognized with Youth Achievement Awards
September 26, 2014 – Young citizens who lead by example receive outstanding youth achievement awards.

Contract awarded for Ross River suspension bridge stabilization work
September 25, 2014 – Preliminary work on the project is expected to begin next week.

New fund helping to celebrate multiculturalism in Yukon
September 25, 2014 – A Chinese New Year celebration is just one of three events being funded through the New Canadians Event Fund so far.

Tourism minister builds stronger ties during European trade mission
September 22, 2014 – European tourism trade mission results in new cooperative marketing agreements and new connections in the Netherlands.

Dawson to host second rural experiential model for rural students
September 22, 2014 – Dawson City will host its second Rural Experiential Model from September 22 to 26, with students from 11 communities.

Outstanding public servants recognized with Premier’s Award of Excellence
September 19, 2014 – Premier Pasloski presented four teams and three individuals with the 2014 Premier's Award of Excellence today.

Government announces $6.3 million for Yukon Research Centre
September 18, 2014 – Government is investing $6.3 million in the Yukon Research Centre to continue and expand northern research and tech.

Arrival of second nurse practitioner benefits Yukon patients directly
September 18, 2014 – Addition of nurse practitioner expands clinic services within a collaborative care model.

Government names youth ambassador to climate change conference
September 17, 2014 – The Yukon delegation to this year's UN climate change conference will include a "youth ambassador".

Ministerial statement on Capstone Mining Corporation’s Minto Mine
September 17, 2014 – EMR Minister comments on suspension of open pit mining at Minto Mine.

Public review to be launched into proposed changes to recycling regime
September 17, 2014 – The Yukon government seeks public comment on its plans to modernize recycling regulations.

New advisory committee on energy efficiency building requirements appointed
September 11, 2014 – Advisory committee to review NBC energy efficiency provisions and comments from construction stakeholders and public.

Contract awarded for Old Crow environmental assessment work
September 11, 2014 – Environmental work to clean up contaminated sites in Old Crow to begin this fall.

New campaign launched on International FASD Awareness Day
September 8, 2014 – No, a teratogen is not a dinosaur. A series of online ads use a touch of humour to educate Yukoners on teratogens.

Yukoners asked to consider others on International FASD Awareness Day
September 8, 2014 – Departments of Health and Social Services and Justice urge Yukoners to think about how they can support women who are pregnant to have healthy babies.

Ice Age Mammals exhibit features real fossils and specimens
September 5, 2014 – Travelling exhibit takes visitors into Yukon's ice age past.

Tender for stabilization of Ross River suspension bridge work to be issued
September 4, 2014 – A public tender will be issued next week to stabilize the Ross River suspension bridge.

Yukon Development Corporation awards technical studies work to Midgard Consulting Inc.
September 3, 2014 – Team hired to provide answers to key technical questions in the Next Generation Hydro Work Plan.

Governments of Canada and Yukon announce largest tourism marketing initiative in Yukon’s history
September 2, 2014 – Tourism marketing gets a significant boost through a new joint initiative.

Yukon to chair the Council of the Federation starting in 2016
August 29, 2014 – Yukon will be the first northern territory to host the annual summer meeting of the Council of the Federation in 2016.

Women’s forum will focus on interpersonal violence at work, home and in community
August 29, 2014 – The annual women's forum helps to develop public awareness of the issues affecting the status of women and changes attitudes within Yukon so that women may enjoy equality of opportunity.

Government launches lottery for 19 remote recreation lots in Southern Lakes
August 27, 2014 – Government launches lottery for 19 remote recreation lots.

Premier to discuss national issues with provincial and territorial leaders
August 26, 2014 – Premier represents Yukon at the Council of the Federation and the Northern Premiers' Forum.

Yukon government commends Yukon River chinook managers
August 26, 2014 – Strong commitment on both sides of the border will help us have a sustainable Yukon River chinook fishery again one day.

Sprouting healthy choices will grow students’ opportunities
August 26, 2014 – Order a box of vegetables and support our community.

New deputy minister for Energy, Mines and Resources
August 25, 2014 – Premier appoints George Ross as new deputy minister for the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources.

Orphaned Yukon bear cubs to move to the Calgary Zoo
August 22, 2014 – Two Yukon bear cubs will help educate Calgary Zoo visitors about the consequences of unsecured garbage and attractants.

Permit regime under Environment Act updated
August 20, 2014 – There was widespread public support for the government's proposed changes to the permit regime under the Environment Act.

Community Development Fund awards over $972,000 to fund initiatives
August 20, 2014 – Yukon communities and organizations will benefit from over $972,000 in Community Development Fund support.

Vuntut Gwitchin Government assumes solid waste facility in Old Crow
August 20, 2014 – The Yukon and Vuntut Gwitchin Governments are embarking on a new way of managing solid waste in the territory.

Fund supports artists in showcasing their talents beyond Yukon borders
August 20, 2014 – Touring Artist Fund supports artists in their desire to share blues music, rock n' roll, and fashion outside Yukon.

Mental health first aid course adapted for northerners
August 20, 2014 – A course recognizing northern life, peoples, and related experiences is now available.

Arts Fund supports a variety of creative community projects
August 19, 2014 – Yukon communities will enjoy film, music, dance and festivals with events supported through Arts Fund.

New electronic system to record and report health inspection results
August 15, 2014 – New electronic health inspection system is one step closer to providing inspection reports publicly.

Government expands camping and visitor services for tourism shoulder seasons
August 14, 2014 – Spring and fall visitors to Yukon will be able to access camping and visitor information services to enhance their visit.

Yukon premier offers assistance to the Northwest Territories
August 6, 2014 – An offer has been extended to provide assistance to people affected by forest fires in the Northwest Territories.

A statement by Minister of Environment Currie Dixon on Ross River Dena Council’s Statement of Claim
August 5, 2014 – A ministerial statement regarding the Statement of Claim filed by the Ross River Dena Council on July 31 with Yukon Supreme Court.

Tagish Avenue extension supports Carcross Memorandum of Understanding projects
August 4, 2014 – Tagish Avenue extension will enhance Carcross infrastructure and ensure room for future residential expansion.

Legal aid operating costs fully funded with new agreement
August 4, 2014 – New agreement with Yukon Legal Services Society will ensure the operating costs of legal aid are fully funded.

Online calendar presents community health and social events
August 1, 2014 – Online calendar small step towards collaborative care among health professionals, NGOs and communities.

Music pros: Apply to develop your business and represent Yukon
August 1, 2014 – Yukon Film & Sound calling for applicants from music industry to be part of Team Yukon contingent to BreakOut West.

Permanent Art Collection exhibition features diverse new works
July 31, 2014 – New acquisitions to Permanent Art Collection draw inspiration from Yukon stories, landscapes and traditions.

Yukon government increases the Advanced Artist Award by $70,000
July 31, 2014 – Award increase means that literary, performing and visual artists can access greater financial support for creative exploration.

Fund supports projects to preserve Yukon’s built heritage
July 30, 2014 – Fifteen historic buildings in eight communities will be preserved with Yukon government assistance.

Yukon government supports The Amazing Race Canada’s return to Yukon
July 30, 2014 – Television commercials aired during The Amazing Race Canada will promote Yukon as a tourism destination.

Significant step taken towards implementing Territory-wide 911 services
July 28, 2014 – An application for an auto-select solution to 911 emergency services for all of Yukon has been filed with the CRTC.

Development fund supports 15 community initiatives
July 22, 2014 – Community Development Fund awards over $206,000 to 15 projects supporting enhancements to Yukon communities.

Team Yukon at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games
July 21, 2014 – Team Yukon is in Regina for the 2014 North American Indigenous Games. Best of luck to all our athletes and participants!

Contract awarded for Next Generation Hydro for Yukon engagement process
July 16, 2014 – The contract for public engagement was awarded to Tipping Point Strategies at YDC's recent Board of Directors meeting.

Lotteries Yukon commemorates 40th anniversary with art competition
July 16, 2014 – Lotteries Yukon hosts art competition to mark its 40th anniversary, winners will be announced today.

Lotteries Yukon marks its 40th anniversary with a contribution to Sport Yukon
July 16, 2014 – The Lottery Commission makes a one-time contribution of $100,000 to the Kids Recreation Fund.

Yukon College Campus undergoing renovations
July 15, 2014 – Yukon College is set to receive security upgrades at the Ayamdigut campus and communications upgrades Yukon wide.

Yukon government supports the Klondike Visitors Association and Dawson City tourism
July 15, 2014 – One-time investment to the Klondike Visitors Association will benefit the Klondike Region and Yukon.

Camp Ember: Blazing a trail for women interested in Yukon’s fire service
July14, 2014 – Camp Ember is a firefighting academy for young women between the ages of 16 and 25.

Discover Yukon’s research forest and children’s playground
July 14, 2014 – Join a summer forest stroll and discover the playground while learning about forest research in Yukon.

Yukon delegates at Pan-Canadian Skills Summit
July 10, 2014 – Yukon stakeholders join education and labour market ministers at pan-Canadian symposium in Charlottetown.

Premier promotes Yukon interests at Western Premiers’ Conference
July 9, 2014 – Yukon premier co-leads labour market discussion at Western Premiers' Conference in Iqaluit.

Government of Yukon appoints new chair of Yukon Minerals Advisory Board
July 4, 2014 – New Chair appointed to Yukon Minerals Advisory Board.

Mineral staking prohibition order extended for Ross River Area
June 25, 2014 – An interim mineral staking prohibition order in the Ross River Area has been extended until January 31, 2015.

Northern Housing Trust projects announced in two rural communities
June 25, 2014 – Two rural communities will benefit from almost $1.5 million in Northern Housing Trust investment.

Advanced Artist Award supports professional artistic development
June 19, 2014 – Advanced Artist Award supports ten professional artists to further their artistic skills and abilities.

Yukon government designates new areas requiring Class 1 notification
June 19, 2014 – The Yukon government has designated new areas that will require notification for low-level mining exploration activities.

Multi-party agreement reached on Dome Road solution
June 18, 2014 – Yukon government and Dawson City begin process to resolve issues on Dome Road and facilitate lot development.

Premier announces three new deputy ministers
June 18, 2014 – Premier appoints new deputy ministers for Community Services, Environment and Finance.

Youth Directorate funds 24 youth-focused projects
June 17, 2014 – The Youth Investment Fund has contributed approximately $60,000 toward 24 projects to benefit youth in Yukon this summer.

Development fund supports renovations and enhancements for communities
June 12, 2014 – Community organizations will benefit from tier III CDF support.

More than $1.3 million in sport and recreation funding announced
June 12, 2014 – From skiing to swimming and everything in between, 75 Yukon athletes and organizations receive funding.

Yukon government supports museums and First Nation cultural and heritage centres
June 12, 2014 – Yukon museums and First Nation cultural centres receive support for operations and management, and special projects.

Yukon leads country with response to FASD housing
June 11, 2014 – Housing option for individuals with FASD in Yukon puts territory on the leading edge for adult services.

New government strategy promotes water for nature and for people
June 11, 2014 – The Yukon Water Strategy and Action Plan provides YG with a comprehensive approach to making water management decisions.

Funding programs expand opportunity for arts in Yukon
June 10, 2014 – Funding programs support eleven community arts projects and performing artists’ Canada and U.S. tour.

Yukon Lottery Commission supports 15 community-based organizations
June 9, 2014 – Fifteen Yukon art and sport and recreation organizations are the recipients of Lotteries Yukon’s Recreational projects.

Commissioner recognizes exemplary action, dedicated volunteers and talented youth
June 9, 2014 – Commissioner Doug Phillips presented Commissioner’s Awards and Commissioner’s Youth Showcase on Saturday, June 7.

Yukon recognizes Canadian contribution on 70th anniversary of D-Day
June 6, 2014 – Premier Darrell Pasloski invites Yukoners to join him in recognizing the sacrifices of Canadian and Allied forces

Watson Lake Sign Post Forest celebrated as Yukon historic site
June 6, 2014 – Watson Lake Sign Post Forest is celebrated as a Yukon Historic Site 72 years after a soldier posted the first sign.

Department holds week-long Project Lynx training for service providers
June 5, 2014 – Victim Services Branch providing Project Lynx orientation and training to youth and child service providers.

Yukon receives funding for national project on dementia care
June 4, 2014 – Participation in national project will assist Yukon in providing person centred dementia care for facility residents.

Yukon Transportation Hall of Fame inductees recognized
June 4, 2014 – Three Yukon transportation industry pioneers join the list of impressive inductees.

Yukon EMS profiled during Paramedic Services Week
May 28, 2014 – Paramedic Services Week provides a good opportunity to thank the Yukon EMS team for all they do.

Health effects from forest fire smoke
May 28, 2014 – HEALTH ADVISORY regarding smoke conditions in Yukon.

Yukon Forum focuses on designation of Class 1 areas
May 27, 2014 – The government of Yukon, the Council of Yukon First Nations and 10 First Nation leaders held a successful Yukon Forum today in Whitehorse.

New fire truck in Tagish improves response effectiveness in Southern Lakes region
May 26, 2014 – New fire truck in Tagish will improve response effectiveness in Southern Lakes region.

Governments sign Jackson Lake Healing Camp funding agreement
May 26, 2014 – A $1 million funding agreement to support trauma and addictions healing programs is signed at Jackson Lake.

Feedback wanted on draft Independent Power Production Policy
May 22, 2014 – YG is seeking feedback on this policy to enable utilities to purchase power from independent power producers.

Pelly barge to operate with limited schedule
May 16, 2014 – Service anticipated to begin on June 9, 2014 with two daily sailing times.

Funding announced for five violence prevention projects
May 16, 2014 – Five community projects delivered by and for Aboriginal women will work towards reducing violence in our communities.

Arts Operating Fund supports cultural groups and art projects
May 15, 2014 – Yukon government supports the arts through the Arts Operating Fund with financial assistance from Lotteries Yukon.

Ministerial statement on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
May 15, 2014 – Health and Social Services Minister Doug Graham has issued a statement on the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada in Yukon.

Premier and minister to attend Dawson City Gold Show
May 15, 1014 – Premier Pasloski and Minister Kent connect with the Dawson mining community this weekend at the 28th annual Gold Show.

Yukon RCMP receive training in Yukon First Nations history and culture
May 15, 2014 – Since Oct 2012, 49 RCMP members have taken FN history & culture course to fulfill Yukon policing priorities.

Yukon celebrates Journée de la francophonie yukonnaise
May 15, 2014 – A bright future for Yukon's French language services.

Government invests in climate change adaptation research
May 14, 2014 – The Yukon government is significantly expanding its role in climate change research with six new projects.

Yukon leads the country with the start of FASD prevalence study
May 14, 2014 – The University of British Columbia and the Department of Justice have begun an FASD prevalance study of individuals who are incarcerated or on probation in Yukon.

Next generation of inventors build robots with astronaut’s help
May 13, 2014 – The Technology & Telecommunications Development Directorate invites students to create robots during a community tour.

Forum brings groups together to discuss RCMP training and development
May 13, 2014 – NISJ will host the Yukon RCMP Draft Training and Development Framework Forum on May 14 during National Police Week

Film & Sound Commission support brings Yukoners’ stories to life
May 13, 2014 – New Yukon films are in development with Filmmakers Fund support.

Yukon Police Council and communities establish policing priorities
May 12, 2014 – During National Police Week, the minister of Justice highlights the roles of communities and the Yukon Police Council in establishing police priorities.

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in signs protocol with Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods unit
May 9, 2014 – Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and SCAN sign protocol to have SCAN respond and investigate complaints of illegal activity on TH land.

Yukon reduces tax rate to promote small business and investment
May 9, 2014 – Small business corporate tax rate reduced

Yukon commemorates veterans of Afghanistan mission
May 9, 2014 – Public events commemorating the National day of Honour will be held in Dawson City and Whitehorse.

Updated Environment Act will help protect human and environmental health
May 9, 2014 – An updated Environment Act is coming into effect. It provides for a modern framework to help protect the environment.

Hydroelectric power work plan released
May 8, 2014 – With the release of this new Work Plan, YG starts working toward a new hydroelectric power facility for Yukon.

Premier recognizes Mining and Geology Week
May 8, 2014 – Premier Pasloski paid tribute to Mining and Geology Week in the Yukon Legislature today.

Online tools showcase Yukon historic sites and visual art
May 8, 2014 – Online culture double bill showcases Yukon historic sites and visual art.

Deputy minister appointed to lead Yukon Development Corporation hydroelectric work
May 8, 2014 – A new deputy minister at the Energy, Mines and Resources department will lead hydro power development in Yukon.

Territorial education ministers meet to discuss northern education
May 7, 2014 – Territories working together to support education across the North.

Yukoners are encouraged to prepare for unanticipated emergencies
May 5, 2014 – Yukoners are encouraged to prepare 72-hour emergency kits during Emergency Preparedness Week.

Innovative environment encourages technology solutions for health care challenges
May 1, 2014 – High energy event to match technology with healthcare and brainstorm solutions to most pressing health care needs.

Vital Statistics Act will recognize same-sex parents on birth certificates
April 30, 2014 – Listing same-sex parents on a birth certificate will be able to be carried out retroactively.

New system will help detect and manage health problems in Yukon
April 30, 2014 – Successful negotiations with B.C. lay groundwork for improving public health services through electronic records.

Whitehorse Food Bank receives funding to purchase its Alexander Street location
April 30, 2014 – Funding provides foundations for future food support.

New website provides information about immunization in Yukon
April 29, 2014 – Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health launches website that provides up-to-date, scientifically accurate information about immunizations and communicable diseases and the myths that surround them.

Collaboration is keystone to improving health and social services for Yukoners
April 28, 2014 – New report to guide future health and social care delivery in Yukon.

Yukon government extends the interim staking prohibition in the Ross River Area
April 28, 2014 – A prohibition on mineral staking in the Ross River area has been extended to June 30, 2014.

Wellness plan to improve Yukoners’ health and well-being launched
April 24, 2014 – Wellness Plan to be used to support raising healthy, happy kids and supporting families.

The Yukon government approves amendments to the Waters Regulation
April 23, 2014 – Premier Darrell Pasloski announced changes today to the Waters Act regulation that will establish clear timelines for internal review processes of quartz mining applications.

Campaign provides Internet safety information to youth
April 23, 2014 – New campaign promotes safe and responsible use of online technology and smartphones among youth.

More than 500 students compete at wrestling tournament
April 16, 2014 – Elementary student athletes from Whitehorse and rural community schools will compete in the YSAA wrestling tournament.

Government of Yukon commits long-term funding for the Northern Institute of Social Justice
April 16, 2014 – The Education department has committed to an additional six years of funding to the Northern Institute of Social Justice.

Porter Creek hosts Yukon Robotics Challenge
April 15, 2014 – The first Yukon Robotics Challenge will be held at Porter Creek Secondary School on Tuesday, April 15th.

Bubbles trilogy teaches children about personal space and keeping safe
April 14, 2014 – This fun resource helps children between two and five learn about personal space and bullying.

Carcross Local Area Plan approved by Yukon government
April 11, 2014 – Yukon government approves Carcross Local Area Plan.

Six Yukon organizations receive funding from Crime Prevention Victims Trust Fund
April 11, 2014 – Six community projects that help reduce crime & help victims will share $105,250 in funding from CPVTF.

Contract awarded for Yukon-Alaska economic corridor feasibility study
April 9, 2014 – Contract will study feasibility of developing electrical & telecommunications connections between YK and southeast AK.

Aquatic invasive species awareness campaign launched
April 8, 2014 – Anglers and boaters can help stop the spread and introduction of aquatic invaders.

Successful Health Care Innovation meeting for Yukon premier and health minister
April 8, 2014 – Yukon premier and health minister call recent meeting of the national Health Care Innovation Working group a success.

New soccer complex and track planned for Whitehorse
April 7, 2014 – The Yukon government is investing $250,000 towards an outdoor sport complex to be built in Whitehorse.

Cultural, artistic and educational projects get underway with Community Development Fund support
April 4, 2014 – Twenty community-driven projects support Yukon’s social, cultural and economic quality of life.

Swan Haven celebrates 20 years
April 4, 2014 – Swan Haven Interpretive Centre updated with new and interactive displays to mark its 20th anniversary.

Minister of Justice tables Fatal Accidents Act
April 3, 2014 – Amendments to the Fatal Accidents Act will allow Yukoners the right to sue for bereavement damages.

Government invests in Old Crow community and recreation centre
April 3, 2014 – The Government of Yukon is investing $2.7 million towards the construction of a new municipal complex in Old Crow.

Victim Services funds two crisis line research projects
April 3, 2014 – Victim Services providing funding to collect usage data from two crisis phone-lines in Yukon.

Three year funding agreement renewed for Yukon Arts Centre
April 2, 2014 – Three-year funding agreement supports Yukon Arts Centre to provide art programming, education and public participation.

Premier and minister represent Yukon at national health agenda meeting
April 2, 2014 – Yukon speaking out at national meeting to ensure changes relate well to smaller jurisdictions.

Yukon to reduce tax rate on small business
April 2, 2014 – Yukon's small business corporate tax rate to be reduced from four per cent to three per cent.

Yukon government to establish committee on building code amendments
April 1, 2014 – Yukon will establish committee; consult on energy efficiency requirements outside Whitehorse.

Rural land management and development services consolidated
April 1, 2014 – All rural land management services, outside of Whitehorse, are now centralized in one department – Energy, Mines and Resources.

School calendar options set for 2014 to 2016
April 1, 2014 – Education Minister Elaine Taylor has presented a three-year school calendar, with additional options for rural schools.

Yukon government putting modern environmental protection measures in place
March 31, 2014 – An updated Environment Act ushers in a modern legal framework to help protect human health and the environment in Yukon.

Mount Lorne property owners can now subdivide lots
March 31, 2014 – The Yukon government has allowed subdivision of lots in Mount Lorne.

Legal aid receives an additional $235,000 in 2013/14 funding
March 28, 2014 – Government of Yukon funding helps Yukon Legal Services Society meet 2013/2014 legal aid funding requirements.

Yukon government to amend Public Utilities Act
March 27, 2014 – The Yukon government has tabled amendments to the Public Utilities Act.

Whitehorse Correctional Centre hosting a spring information session
March 27, 2014 – WCC staff is hosting a meet & greet for public to learn about inmate programs & meet staff on March 28.

Yukon government announces funding for Riverdale community centre
March 27, 2014 – The Yukon government will provide funding to a local community centre for three years.

Yukoners to benefit from electrical rebate renewal
March 27, 2014 – Yukon government is extending the Interim Electrical Rebate until March 31, 2015.

Yukoners complete innovative facilitator training
March 26, 2014 – Victim Services & Alcohol and Drug Services partnered to provide Making Connections support-group facilitator training at no cost to 32 participants.

RCMP detachment in Faro to be replaced
March 26, 2014 – After evaluation of detachments in Yukon, it has been decided a new RCMP detachment will be built in Faro.

Government of Yukon and Ross River Dena Council plan next steps for local bridge
March 25, 2014 – Government of Yukon will issue a request for proposal (RFP) to stabilize the Ross River suspension bridge.

Government supports land-based healing with $1 million contribution
March 25, 2014 – The Yukon government is providing $1 million to the KDFN to support land-based healing at the Jackson Lake centre.

New fund celebrates Yukon’s cultural diversity
March 24, 2014 – New fund will support events that celebrate diversity and the culture of new Canadians.

Funding for Victim Services extended
March 21, 2014 – Victim Services Branch is receiving $500,000 in continued funding from the Victim Services Fund administered by Justice Canada.

Government invests in upgrades to seniors’ facilities and social housing
March 20, 2014 – Selected seniors’ and social housing facilities will be upgraded to enhance safety and indoor comfort.

Yukon government updating pharmacy legislation
March 19, 2014 – An advisory committee is being appointed as the first step in modernizing Yukon’s pharmacy legislation.

Planning begins for new government campground at Conrad
March 18, 2014 – A new government campground near Carcross will help meet the growing demand for recreational opportunities.

Snack Circus focuses on healthy food choices and simple recipe ideas
March 18, 2014 – Snack Circus – a great way to get families together to celebrate food.

Best of luck to Team Yukon at the 2014 Arctic Winter Games
March 17, 2014 – Team Yukon is now in Fairbanks for the 2014 Arctic Winter Games. Best of luck to all competing and performing!

Temporary home for MRI scanner to be built this year
March 17, 2014 – Temporary building will ensure services provided locally much sooner than anticipated.

Canada Water Week launches March 17
March 14, 2014 – Celebrate Canada Water Week at fun and educational events in the Whitehorse area.

Committees formed to develop a Housing Action Plan for Yukon
March 13, 2014 – Committee membership has been completed for Housing Action Plan.

Yukon premier advocates for Alaska Highway funding
March 11, 2014 – US federal government asked to recognize Shakwak highway in its funding as per mutual agreement.

Legislative assembly to reconvene Tuesday March 25
March 11, 2014 – Premier announces spring sitting date.

Arts Fund helps community organizations grow appreciation for the arts
March 10, 2014 – Government of Yukon Arts Fund supports community projects that celebrate art appreciation.

Ibex Valley Fire Department receives another new fire truck
March 7, 2014 – Ibex Valley Volunteer Fire Department's new $336,000 fire truck to help safeguard area residents.

UBC shares experiences on integration of health care services
March 7, 2014 – Local health care providers learn about integration of health care services from those who have gone before.

Clean up planned for contaminated sites in Old Crow
March 6, 2014 – Plans in development to clean up contaminated sites in Yukon.

Stories inspire positive emotions and strong communities
March 6, 2014 – Stories about community projects that support well-being are featured in the new publication, Stories that Inspire.

Yukon artists supported to present poetry and fashion to outside audiences
March 5, 2014 – Touring Artist Fund supports fashion designer to showcase original designs and writer to tour new poetry collection.

Yukon Housing Corporation sponsors contractors’ breakfast workshops
March 5, 2014 – Yukon Housing will once again be hosting its popular morning workshops for tradespeople, covering a variety of topics.

Premier and ministers attend industry conference with Yukon’s mineral sector
March 3, 2014 – Yukoner's mineral companies are being recognized and meeting with investors at PDAC.

The Yukon government promotes carbon monoxide safety
February 28, 2014 – You can smell some things, but you can't smell carbon monoxide - new website explains how to be safer.

Yukon government purchases two new ambulances
February 27, 2014 – Emergency medical services enhanced by ambulances outfitted to operate efficiently year-round.

New forest mapping agreement contributes to regional economic growth
February 27, 2014 – Haines Junction area forest vegetation inventory will be shared with other stakeholders.

Affordable housing RFQ attracts interest from private and non-profit sectors
February 26, 2014 – Nine proponents with projects in four communities advance to RFP phase.

Local renewable energy to supplement electrical generation in Yukon
February 25, 2014 – People with surplus renewable energy can be compensated for feeding power to the grid.

Yukon and Alaska moving forward on feasibility study for potential economic corridor
February 25, 2014 – Feasibility of developing electrical and telecommunication connections between Yukon and southeast Alaska to be assessed.

Leadership Education and Athletic Development launched at Porter Creek Secondary
February 20, 2014 – LEAD program will help students develop personal leadership, wellness and active living skills.

A statement by Premier Pasloski on the passing of Chris Pearson
February 20, 2014 – Yukon's first premier died February 14, 2014.

New high school in Whitehorse moving forward
February 19, 2014 – Contractor selected for F.H. Collins Secondary School replacement project.

Waterfront development plans moving forward in Southern Lakes
February 19, 2014 – Twenty one-acre waterfront cottage lots scheduled for August lottery.

Government of Yukon files Statement of Defence for the Peel Watershed Land Use Plan
February 18, 2014 – The Government of Yukon has filed its Statement of Defence.

Department accepts recommendations from Auditor General
February 18, 2014 – Minister of Health and Social Services accepts Auditor General's recommendations on the department’s Family and Children’s Services branch.

Know Your Numbers back by popular demand
February 13, 2014 – Public blood pressure clinics open February 14 to 27.

Yukon’s larger than life brand profiled at Canada Corroboree in Australia
February 13, 2014 – Yukon attends Canada Corroboree in Australia–the second largest overseas market for tourism.

Yukon and British Columbia sign partnership agreement
February 12, 2014 – Sharing, cooperating and collaborating will advance mutual goals.

Government and industry consider next steps for improving broadband
February 12, 2014 – Two-day forum in Whitehorse continues work towards a better-connected North.

Court of Appeal delivers decision long awaited by CSFY and Yukon Education
February 11, 2014 – Yukon Court of Appeal has rendered a decision.

Sixth annual governance conference supports strategic opportunities in Yukon
February 6, 2014 – Conference showcased First Nations governance success stories and sharing visions.

Yukon government targets Ottawa tourism market through Air North flights
February 6, 2014 – New service includes two flights a week from Whitehorse to Ottawa via Yellowknife.

Outfitters promote Yukon as world class hunting destination
February 6, 2014 – Yukon recognized as best-practice leader in outfitting management in North America.

Proposed amendments to the Fatal Accidents Act open for comment
February 6, 2014 – Public invited to provide input about the proposed amendments before March 1.

New albums and demos made possible through the Yukon Sound Recording Program
February 3, 2014 – Eleven Yukon musicians and groups receive financial assistance to record music.

Premier leading delegation to Ottawa to promote northern priorities and culture
January 30, 2014 – Yukon's interests and artistic talent highlighted at Ottawa's Winterlude festival.

Minister in Fairbanks to support Yukon Quest
January 30, 2014 – Yukon government promotes race to Alaska legislative members and business leaders.

Yukon government salutes award-winning geologists
January 30, 2014 – Yukon-based geologists win prestigious award.

Ensemble of artists will represent Yukon culture at Arctic Winter Games
January 29, 2014 – Six young performing artists join Team Yukon's cultural delegation.

Tourism statistics see new record set in 2013
January 28, 2014 – Border crossing statistics for 2013 show 345,510 visitors entered Yukon, a new record.

French language services pilot project goes live
January 28, 2014 – Yukon Francophones have access to new health services in French.

Yukon government increases funding to prospectors
January 27, 2014 – Funding increases by 40% to $1.4 million for 2014/15.

Advanced Artist Award supports artistic development
January 27, 2014 – Eleven professional artists will advance their practice in performing, visual or literary arts.

Yukon-Japan tourism marketplace promotes overseas visitation
January 27, 2014 – Japan is Yukon's fastest growing international market with aurora viewing being popular.

Premier and ministers to connect with mining industry at Roundup
January 24, 2014 – Mineral Exploration Roundup in Vancouver highlights exploration and geology in Yukon, B.C. and Alaska.

Yukon government launches bilingual health passport
January 24, 2014 – New tool will help francophone patients and anglophone health care providers communicate.

Government focuses on smoking prevention and cessation during non-smoking week
January 24, 2014 – Latest tools now available at to help Yukoners quit smoking.

Consolidated versions of Yukon laws now available online
January 23, 2014 – Yukoners can quickly access and view laws in up-to-date form.

Pan-territorial partners make broadband connectivity recommendations
January 23, 2014 – Report examines connectivity levels and recommends service standards based on user-group needs.

Yukon government to proceed with Atlin Lake campground
January 22, 2014 – New campground adds to recreation opportunities in the Southern Lakes region.

Expression of Interest received for Millhaven Bay development
January 22, 2014 – A tourism development project on Bennett Lake is being reviewed.

Government of Yukon approves land use plan for public lands in Peel Watershed region
January 21, 2014 – The plan balances environmental protection and economic opportunity.

Regulation changes will reduce elk seal fees
January 20, 2014 – 12 of the 13 regulation changes take effect April 1, 2014.

Exceptional public servants receive Premier’s Award of Excellence
January 17, 2014 – Premier's award honours Yukon government employee accomplishments, talent and teamwork.

Whistle Bend subdivision reaches milestone
January 16, 2014 – Infrastructure ownership of Phase One and Two transferred to City of Whitehorse.

Community projects create new opportunities to explore, learn and grow
January 14, 2014 – Funding helps 18 organizations move forward with community projects.

New recreation centre ready for Ross River residents to enjoy
January 14, 2014 – Youth and hockey players eager to enjoy the new facility.

Whitehorse temporarily out of flu vaccine
January 10, 2014 – Whitehorse flu clinics closed until further notice.

Yukon’s mineral sector highlighted at Invest Yukon Pavilion
January 10, 2014 – Yukon government and Yukon Mining Alliance partner to attract investors.

Government of Yukon authorizes natural gas power generation in Watson Lake
January 10, 2014 – A 25-year licence has been issued to the Yukon Electrical Company Limited.

Flu activity picking up in Yukon
January 6, 2014 – Sixteen confirmed cases of influenza since early December.

Seven projects will foster safe and compassionate communities
January 2, 2014 – Four communities benefit through funding from the Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund.