Government of Yukon

March 2012

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.