Government of Yukon

November 2012

Yukoners honoured for sport and recreation achievements
November 30, 2012 - The annual awards of excellence and recognition for achievements in sport and community recreation leadership were presented at the 2012 Sport Yukon Annual Awards Night celebration in Whitehorse last night.

New Horizons summit to tackle literacy issues in Yukon
November 30, 2012 - Yukon literacy stakeholders will converge in Whitehorse next week with the aim of working together to build a strategy to strengthen literacy in Yukon during the New Horizons Education Summit: A Focus on Literacy.

Commissioner launches new youth artist program
November 28, 2012 - Young artists will be highlighted at commissioner’s events through the Youth Showcase program.

Yukon teachers have a new collective agreement with the Yukon government
November 28, 2012 - The Government of Yukon and the Yukon Teachers’ Association have ratified a new collective agreement.

Marketing partnership to target cruisetour visitors
November 26, 2012 - Cooperative marketing agreement between Holland America and Yukon government strengthens partnerships to increase cruisetour visitors to Yukon.

Yukon government releases a new publication on women and alcohol
November 22, 2012 - New publication focuses on how alcohol affects women differently than men.

Government supports Yukoners pursuing health related studies
November 21, 2012 - Students in medicine, nursing, physical therapy, speech language pathology and social work share in health related bursaries for 2012.

Premier attends forum to continue work to strengthen economy
November 21, 2012 - Premier meets counterparts to focus on global economy and trade.

2012 Leckie Award winners showcase excellence in mining and reclamation
November 20, 2012 - Three mining companies have been awarded for outstanding proactive and innovation in mining this year.

New pan-territorial Frozen Globe awards to honour northern businesses
November 19, 2012 - Yukon is supporting UpHere Business magazine as it launches its first-ever business awards, the Frozen Globes.

Teddy bear twins now available at Yukon liquor stores
November 14, 2012 - Teddy bear program assists children in hospitals, shelters, being transported by ambulance or receiving Christmas hampers.

Secondary school students to ride city transit in expanded pilot project
November 14, 2012 - Students will be given free transit passes from December to June.

Commemorative Diamond Jubilee medals awarded
November 13, 2012 - From Olympians to student helpers, deserving Yukoners receive recognition in the form of commemorative Diamond Jubilee medals.

Yukon portion of the Alaska Highway dedicated to all war veterans
November 9, 2012 - Yukon government dedicates the Alaska Highway to all war veterans.

Change to Medical Profession Act regulations for international medical grads
November 8, 2012 - Changes to the Medical Profession Act regulations means longer stays for international medical graduates.

Results of Whitehorse Liquor Store survey available
November 8, 2012 - The results of the 2012 Whitehorse Liquor Store customer survey, conducted in August, have been compiled and are now available.

Yukon Grain Farm owners named Yukon’s Farmers of the Year
November 5, 2012 - Steve and Bonnie MacKenzie-Grieve, owners of the Yukon Grain Farm near Whitehorse, were named the 2012 Farmers of the Year.

Yukon government donates Whistle Bend lots to Habitat for Humanity
November 5, 2012 - Habitat for Humanity duplex will soon be constructed in the Whistle Bend subdivision.

Yukon’s strategic investment advantages to take centre stage in Germany
November 2, 2012 - As part of Yukon Gold Mining Alliance’s European marketing tour, Economic Development Minister Currie Dixon is speaking in Munich, Germany about Yukon’s strategic investment advantages.

Yukon tables new residential landlord and tenants bill
November 2, 2012 - The bill will address a number of issues Yukoners brought forward during consultation and will establish a Residential Tenancies Office.

Archival Gold captures the influence and romance of Yukon history
November 2, 2012 - Archival Gold showcases favourites from the Archives staff.

Government dedicates resources to physician recruitment
November 1, 2012 - Government dedicates financial and human resources to physician recruitment and retention, working with the Yukon Medical Association.

Amendments to Yukon Oil and Gas Act will raise standards, bring opportunities
November 1, 2012 - The amended act will provide safeguards and benefits for Yukoners.

Geoexchange energy to heat new F.H. Collins Secondary School
November 1, 2012 - The Government of Yukon is moving ahead with plans to heat the new F.H. Collins Secondary School with a geoexchange heating system that will decrease the school’s carbon footprint and significantly reduce annual energy costs.