Government of Yukon

October 2012

Yukon’s strong economy reflected in 2011/12 surplus
October 31, 2012 - The Public Accounts for 2011/12 shows a $69.4 million surplus.

Yukon government tables legislation to keep current with nation-wide securities law
October 31, 2012 - Amendments will continue to harmonize Yukon’s Securities Act with similar laws across Canada.

Nurse practitioner legislation tabled
October 31, 2012 - Yukon will soon be able to hire nurse practitioners.

Keno health impact assessment released
October 31, 2012 - Health impact assessment confirms no imminent health threat to Keno residents, but does contain additional water and air monitoring recommendations.

Agriculture conference marks 25th anniversary
October 30, 2012 - Learn about livestock health, bookkeeping, accounting and the Yukon Irrigation Strategy at this year’s North of 60 Agriculture Conference.

Yukon government introduces tax changes to assist families with children involved in music, arts and tutoring
October 30, 2012 - A proposed Children’s Arts Tax Credit will allow Yukoners to claim $500 per child per year.

Tentative agreement reached between Yukon Teachers’ Association and Yukon government
October 30, 2012 - The Government of Yukon and the Yukon Teachers’ Association (YTA) are pleased to announce a tentative settlement has been reached for a new collective agreement.

Commissioner of Yukon presents Award for Bravery to Teslin resident
October 30, 2012 - A Commissioner’s Award for Bravery was presented to Richard Dewhurst of Teslin.

Yukon’s flu vaccine clinics proceeding on schedule
October 29, 2012 - Yukon’s vaccine supply is not affected by Health Canada’s recent stop use order.

Employees honoured at 2012 Premier’s Awards of Excellence presentations
October 26, 2012 - Three teams and one individual received the 2012 Premier’s Awards of Excellence at a ceremony today in Whitehorse.

New Comprehensive Municipal Grant program tabled in legislature
October 25, 2012 - Proposed amendments follow Yukon government’s commitment to roll out a new Comprehensive Municipal Grant program.

Open house brings tourism partners together
October 25, 2012 - The Department of Tourism and Culture open its doors to partners for a day of tourism-related activities.

Yukon government takes steps to enhance safety of oil-fired appliances
October 25, 2012 - Oil-fired appliances will soon be safer in Yukon as government takes action on changes.

New youth shelter to increase number of beds available
October 24, 2012 - New shelter will better serve city's vulnerable youth.

Government seeks feedback from Yukoners on Peel Watershed land use plan
October 23, 2012 - Yukon government launches public consultation on Peel Watershed land use plan.

New agreement signed with the Yukon Medical Association
October 23, 2012 - Physicians and government reach a new five-year agreement for physician services in Yukon.

Public spaces receive helping hand from the Community Development Fund
October 22, 2012 - Several organizations receive support for diverse community initiatives.

Northern sport ministers meet with Arctic Winter Games International Committee
October 17, 2012 - Young figure skater, curlers, hockey players, mushers and gymnasts may have the 2016 Arctic Winter Games to look forward to after all, that’s if the minister’s responsible for sport and recreation in Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut are successful in their efforts to work with the Arctic Winter Games International Committee to explore solutions.

New support for preserving Yukon’s past
October 16, 2012 - Yukon Archives building projects include new siding on the exterior and new storage on the interior to make room for records that capture Yukon’s economic, social and cultural development.

Emergency Medical Services awards ceremony honours Yukon paramedics
October 15, 2012 - Yukon Emergency Medical Services community team members gathered in Whitehorse over the past weekend for training activities and an awards ceremony acknowledging excellence in emergency medical service delivery.

Yukon and Alaska sign collaboration agreement
October 11, 2012 - The governments of Yukon and Alaska, along with Yukon College and the University of Alaska, signed a new Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) today in Juneau to promote mutual cooperation in industrial and mine training.

Women’s History Month poster celebrates Yukon girls
October 11, 2012 - This year’s Women’s History Month poster features original artwork and photographs submitted by Yukon girls and young women. The images depict their responses to the question, “What does equality and fairness for girls look like to you?”

Legislative assembly to reconvene October 25
October 11, 2012 - Fall session of legislature resumes October 25.

Government reports progress on its climate change commitments
October 10, 2012 - Seventeen of the 33 priority actions called for in the Yukon Government Climate Change Action Plan have been completed, with the remainder either ongoing or under development.

Commissioner embarks on Diamond Jubilee community tour
October 10, 2012 - The Commissioner of Yukon will visit Grade 5 and 6 students to talk about the role of the monarchy and present Diamond Jubilee medals.

National Fire Prevention Week launched in Yukon
October 10, 2012 - Yukon firefighters lauded, homeowners offered advice on safeguarding their families and homes, and carbon monoxide detectors distributed to mark National Fire Prevention Week.

Mining royalties benefit Yukoners
October 9, 2012 - Operators of Yukon mines have filed their royalty payments for the 2011 year.

Yukoners advised to follow safe food handling practices
October 4, 2012 - Health officials keep a close eye on beef recalls and E-coli situation locally

Yukon immunization program expands to include new infant vaccine
October 2, 2012 - Vaccine has potential to eliminate disease causing childhood diarrhea.

Agreement reached on new Comprehensive Municipal Grant program
October 2, 2012 - Proposed amendments to the Municipal Finance and Community Grants Act will introduce a new five year municipal grant program in 2013-14.

Yukon government supports Yukon Quest 30th anniversary celebrations
October 1, 2012 - $50,000 in additional funding will support Yukon Quest (Canada) with community-wide 30th anniversary pre-race celebrations to mark the iconic winter event.