Government of Yukon

May 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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