Government of Yukon

May 2012

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.