Government of Yukon

April 2013

Funding supports First Nation interpretive training
April 30, 2013 - Yukon government supports three students to enroll in a First Nation interpretive training program which will lead to employment opportunities in the wilderness/heritage field.

Yukon government supports customer service training
April 30, 2013 - Welcome Yukon customer service workshops will benefit employees and Yukon businesses.

Tourism and Culture minister helps bring focus to Yukon artists in Ottawa
April 25, 2013 - Yukon performers welcome audiences to first day of Northern Scene

Yukoner wins prestigious national screenwriting award
April 24, 2013 - The Writers Guild of Canada has awarded a Yukon documentary filmmaker.

Yukon and Canada work to improve the rights of victims of crime
April 24, 2013 - The Minister of Justice provided input on a federal victims' bill of rights.

Growing Forward 2 agricultural program announced in Yukon
April 24, 2013 - New federal-provincial/territorial cost-shared programs designed to help position Canada as a world leader in agriculture and agri-food.

Yukon government joins call for national public inquiry
April 23, 2013 - Yukon to join provincial and territorial counterparts in calling for a national public inquiry by the federal government into missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.

Yukon Medical Council appointed
April 22, 2013 - The Yukon Medical Council (YMC) is set to resume its work.

Yukon Imagination Library to receive additional funding
April 19, 2013 - The Government of Yukon and the Rendezvous Rotary Club of Whitehorse are partnering to ensure the Yukon Imagination Library continues to reach young children throughout Yukon.

Yukon government provides unique opportunity for heritage and cultural workers
April 19, 2013 - Many Yukon cultural workers are attending a national museums conference thanks to special one-time funding.

Training workshop helps Yukon communities define their strengths
April 19, 2013 - Municipal and First Nation leaders participate in innovative training to help their communities excel.

Cannes Film Festival to screen Yukon short film
April 18, 2013 - One of the world's largest and most prestigious film festivals is screening a Yukon short film.

Bridges Café now open in the Main Administration Building
April 17, 2013 - Challenge-Disability Resource Group opened its doors to is newest endeavour

Yukon’s Northern Scene artists featured in kickoff event
April 16, 2013 - Yukoners invited to be part of Midday Café Northern Scene kickoff

WorkFutures website to assist Yukoners with career planning and job search
April 16, 2013 - A new website that provides detailed information about the top 100 in-demand careers in Yukon was launched today.

Housing corporation seeks interested parties to provide staff housing
April 15, 2013 - An expression of interest issued to identify interested parties in providing staff housing services in Dawson City.

Yukon First Nations social studies units to be required in schools
April 15, 2013 - Yukon First Nations social studies units will become part of the required curriculum for all Grade 5 classes beginning in the 2013/14 school year.

Yukon Education Week 2013 will celebrate ‘Every Student, Every Day’
April 12, 2013 - The importance of lifelong learning will be highlighted as the territory celebrates Education Week from April 15 to 19.

Modernized procurement process benefits business and government
April 12, 2013 - Doing business with the government now easier and better for everyone.

Yukoners recognized for discoveries of prehistoric bison fossils
April 12, 2013 - Two special Yukoners receive special acknowledgement for their prudent actions.

New information centre for tourists to open in Carcross
April 11, 2013 - Visitor to Carcross will enjoy a new visitor centre this summer

Generic drugs to cost less for Yukon residents
April 11 2013 - Cost reductions for six most commonly prescribed drugs estimated to save 20 per cent of country’s drug bill.

Amendments to Education Act passed to improve student success
April 10, 2013 - An Act to Amend the Education Act was approved in the Yukon Legislative Assembly today.

Sodium campaign uses Salty Talk to make its point
April 10, 2013 - Would you like a little soup with that salt?

Enhancing baseline data on forest resources and vegetation
April 10, 2013 - A two-year project to update the vegetation inventory in the south-central Yukon will commence shortly.

Grade 4 Yukon student publishes e-book based on experiences in Panama
April 9, 2013 - Grade 4 student Maible Matrishon has written, photographed and self-published an e-book based on her experiences living on an island near Bocas del Toro, Panama.

Government of Yukon Decision Document for Victoria Gold mine approved
April 8, 2013 - Victoria Gold approved to move forward and apply for quartz and water licence.

Adding capacity will assist with local area planning initiatives
April 8, 2013 - Land Planning Branch invests in local area planning and zoning.

Yukon-Canada bilateral agreement to fund Yukon sport programs
April 5, 2013 - Sport bilateral agreement aimed at increasing participation and access to sport.

Discussions to begin on possibility of French First Language school at site of new F.H. Collins
April 4, 2013 - French school would be connected to F.H. Collins core facilities

Yukon government releases feedback from Peel Watershed Land Use Plan consultation
April 4, 2013 - What We Heard summary describes comments received during the Peel Watershed consultation

Former premier to attend Klein’s service on behalf of Yukon government
April 4, 2013 - Yukon to be represented at Ralph Klein’s memorial service.