Government of Yukon

February 2012

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.