Government of Yukon

March 2013

Proposed legislation to benefit Yukon’s aviation industry
March 28, 2013 - New legislation is part of a worldwide initiative for financing and mitigating risk.

Yukon to lead in carbon monoxide detector legislation
March 27, 2013 - New regulations to improve the safety of oil-fired appliances in Yukon.

Yukon tables legislation to assist parents of murdered, missing, or critically ill children
March 27, 2013 - Parents' jobs protected if their children are critically ill, missing, or murdered.

A new way forward for French language services
March 27, 2013 - Yukon Francophones will soon have access to enhanced services in their language.

Public review of proposed changes to Animal Health Act launched
March 26, 2013 - A public review of the Animal Health Act will help the government respond more effectively to health threats involving wild and domestic animals

Housing action plan to be developed for Yukon
March 26, 2013 - A new initiative to guide Yukon’s future direction for housing has been announced.

Yukon government to amend the Education Act
March 25, 2013 - The amendments will increase the number of hours in a school year and allow school council elections to occur prior to the beginning of the school year.

Yukon government tables legislation on movable soccer goals
March 25, 2013 - Today the Yukon government tabled legislation on the safe use of movable soccer goals.

Prevention of Violence Against Aboriginal Women Fund recipients announced
March 22, 2013 - Six new projects aimed at preventing violence against Aboriginal women are receiving funding.

Sound financial decisions help build a positive health care legacy
March 21, 2013 - The Yukon government plans to spend $27 million to reduce the Yukon Hospital Corporation's debt

Dawson Forest Resources Management Plan finalized
March 21, 2013 - Acceptance of the Dawson Forest Resources Management Plan marks a new era of sustainable forest management in the Dawson region.

Yukon Continuing Care division receives accreditation of the highest standard
March 20, 2013 - Yukon’s Continuing Care branch received accreditation of Exemplary Standing for continued dedication to residents and clients.

Moving forward on land use planning for the Peel Watershed region
March 20, 2013 - Yukon government compiling over 2,000 submissions received during the consultation on the Peel Watershed regional land use plan.

Government releases Draft Yukon Water Strategy for Public Review
March 20, 2013 - A public review will help ensure the final Yukon Water Strategy provides thoughtful and innovative guidance that responds to the values and concerns of Yukoners.

Yukon government funding to support Aboriginal women's priorities
March 20, 2013 - Aboriginal women in Yukon to receive funding to support equality and priorities

Yukon government to enhance prevention of wildlife-human conflict
March 20, 2013 - Enhanced and innovative measures will be put in place this year to help reduce wildlife-human conflicts, especially those involving bears.

What We Heard documents for land titles modernization now online
March 19, 2013 - The results of consultation on the Land Titles Modernization Project have now been posted online.

Justice employees receive Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals
March 19, 2013 - Department of Justice employees recognized for significant contributions to public safety.

Planning begins to replace the Sarah Steele Building
March 18, 2013 - New building will support improved addictions and mental health treatment programming

Yukon to celebrate Canada Water Week March 18 to 24
March 18, 2013 - Celebrate water and its role in your life through 30+ activities during Canada Water Week.

Yukon youth to benefit from $100,000 investment
March 15, 2013 - Youth programs will continue to receive funding from the Youth Investment Fund

McDonald Lodge to be replaced
March 14, 2013 - Dawson City's McDonald Lodge is scheduled for replacement.

New territorial campground planned for Atlin Lake
March 14, 2013 - A new territorial campground on Atlin Lake will meet the growing demand in the Southern Lakes region for quality camping and recreation opportunities.

Yukon Education and CanNor provide $1.8 million for a mobile trades trailer
March 14, 2013 - Mobile trades training lab will soon be in communities.

Mayo seniors’ housing complex moving ahead
March 12, 2013 - Planning has commenced for the new Mayo Seniors’ Housing facility

F.H. Collins proceeds with new design concept
March 11, 2013 - Government will pursue a new, campus-style design concept for the replacement of F.H. Collins Secondary School.

Yukon Policing priorities established for 2013/14
March 11, 2013 - Yukon's policing priorities for 2013/14 communicated to the RCMP.

Yukon government seeks feedback on draft of gas processing plant regulation
March 8, 2013 - Yukoners asked to provide feedback on regulations governing gas processing plants.

Community Development Fund helps organizations with broad range of projects
March 7, 2013 - Several community organizations are receiving assistance from Tier 1 of the Community Development Fund

Legislative assembly to reconvene March 21
March 7, 2013 - Premier announces spring sitting date.

Yukon Housing Corporation to help first-time buyers with down payments
March 5, 2013 - New lending program will help overcome down payment hurdle.

Fire Marshal receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
March 5, 2013 - Emergency responders recognized for safety and leadership efforts.