Government of Yukon

February 2013

Ministerial statement on international medical graduates
March 4, 2013 - Health and Social Services minister hopes the Yukon Medical Council will support international medical graduates.

Tourism partnerships drive customer awareness at consumer shows
March 4, 2013 - Yukon tourism industry delegates attend consumer shows as part of the Destination Yukon marketing campaign.

Education minister sets options for the 2013/14 school calendar
February 28, 2013 - Two flexible school calendar options provided to balance local considerations with academic performance goals.

Tombstone Territorial Park Management Plan review launched
February 27, 2013 - A public review of how Tombstone Territorial Park is managed will inform future decisions about the park's activities.

Auditor General’s Report on the Yukon Hospital Corporation: a planning opportunity
February 27, 2013 - Report presents corporation and government with opportunity to work on comprehensive plan.

Teen Parent Centre students will receive drivers’ education training
February 26, 2013 - This spring students at the Teen Parent Centre will have access to a drivers' education program thatnks to collaborative funding by Yukon Education and local organizations.

Community infrastructure needs to be front and centre in Ottawa
February 26, 2013 - Community Services minister discussed the future of infrastructure funding with the federal minister of transportation, infrastructure and communities.

Yukon artists will make a Scene in nation’s capital
February 25, 2013 - Yukon artists will join their northern colleagues to make a scene in Ottawa this spring.

Yukon government requesting permission to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada
February 25, 2013 - Government seeking certainty regarding the free-entry system of staking mineral claims.

FireSmart projects help to safeguard Yukon communities
February 21, 2013 - $850,000 is being invested to help protect communities from wildfire.

Government of Yukon program promotes active living
February 19, 2013 - New funding will help Yukoners beat obesity.

Business skills development opportunity ‘music to the ears’ of Yukon’s industry
February 18, 2013 - Local music industry members will participate in the Canadian Music Week's 3 day Music Summit with assistance from the Yukon government.

Housing Outside the Box conference planned
February 15, 2013 - Conference will provide insights into innovative solutions for meeting housing needs in Canada’s North.

You’re Gonna Eat Here! contest winners will experience Yukon
February 15, 2013 - Two lucky Canadians will win a trip to Yukon to enjoy local cuisine and culture.

Yukon to be the first Canadian jurisdiction to mandate carbon monoxide detector use
February 14, 2013 - The Government of Yukon is set to table legislation this spring related to the use of oil-fired appliances in the territory.

Directorate being developed to support ICT sector and telecommunications infrastructure
February 14, 2013 - The Government of Yukon announces the creation of a Technology and Telecom Development Directorate.

February is Heart Health Month: Know Your Numbers
February 14, 2013 - Yukon government wants people to be heart healthy and know their blood pressure numbers

Premier works to strengthen Yukon’s relationship with Canada
February 12, 2013 - Premier Darrell Pasloski met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Ensuring Yukon is well-positioned to support a growing economy and resource industry was at the top of the agenda.

Premier to meet prime minister as international focus shifts North
February 8, 2013 - Premier Darrell Pasloski will meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper next week to discuss topics important to Yukon and Canada’s North.

Innovative affordable housing program continues for another five years
February 7, 2013 - Single-parent complex continues to get successful programs and services.

Government moves forward with physician recruitment strategy
February 7, 2013 - Yukon wants to learn about recruitment and retention from successful provinces.

First Nation governance and capacity conference connects governments
February 6, 2013 - Making Connections conference brings leaders together.

Celebrating Safer Internet Day with proactive steps to ensure safety of children
February 5, 2013 - The Yukon government and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection are taking steps to improve online safety for children.

Old Crow citizens recognized with Diamond Jubilee medals
February 4, 2013 - Commissioner Doug Phillips presented medals and a Commissioner's Award in Old Crow yesterday.

Yukon’s Highways and Public Works commits to bi-annual meeting with Alaska
February 4, 2013 - Yukon government will continue to work with Alaska on shared interests.