Government of Yukon

May 2013

Fund supports community museums development
May 31, 2013 - Yukon museums receive funding for projects ranging from exhibit development to building upgrades.

Community Services minister attends Federation of Canadian Municipalities meeting
May 30, 2013 - The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is the national voice for municipal collaboration, working with federal, provincial and territorial partners.

Rate increase for continuing care facilities
May 30, 2012 - Daily rates for continuing care residents still among lowest in Canada, even with rate increase.

A day to celebrate achievements in land claims
May 29, 2013 - First Nation, territorial and federal governments celebrate 20 years of achievements in land claims.

Tender call for Alexander Street housing project
May 29, 2013 - The tender call to replace the former Alexander Street seniors’ housing complex has been issued by Highways and Public Works.

Government of Yukon and Norcope reach settlement
May 29, 2013 - The contractual disputes between the Government of Yukon and Norcope Enterprises Ltd. have been settled out of court.

Yukon hosts Canadian museums conference
May 28, 2013 - Canadian Museums Association holds national conference in Yukon for the second time.

Yukon participates in national EMS week
May 28, 2013 - National EMS week occurs from May 26 to June 1, 2013.

New passenger bridge opens at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport
May 27, 2013 - New passenger bridge at the Erik Nielsen International Airport now open to accommodate the increase of passengers using the airport.

Cybertip campaign raised awareness in Yukon of online safety for children
May 23, 2013 - Over 2,000 Yukoners viewed the cybertip website during the Yukon government and Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s public awareness campaign.

Acquisitions to permanent art collection highlight Yukon’s artistic excellence
May 22, 2013 - New acquisitions to the Yukon Permanent Art Collection include exciting new work by established and emerging visual artists.

Yukon government and Dawson partner on a regional landfill
May 17, 2013 - Community Services minister and Dawson City mayor to sign partnership agreement during Gold Show weekend.

Nominations for the 2013 Community Safety Awards are now open
May 17, 2013  - Yukoners are encouraged to nominate anyone who contributes to making our communities a safer place.

New Economic Development deputy minister named
May 16, 2013 - Incumbent brings extensive experience in business development and management.

Travelyukon.com website delivers a new online experience
May 15, 2013 - Travelyukon.com website refresh simplifies user choices for online travel information.

New Yukon team fosters more effective response to domestic violence and sexualized assault
May 15, 2013 - The Yukon RCMP Specialized Response Unit (SRU), aimed at improving the response to domestic violence and sexualized assault, has been established and staffed.

Canada’s new leadership role in the Arctic Council will grow interest in the Canadian North
May 15, 2013 - Engaging with Canada and our territorial partners in further showcasing the North.

Yukon government passes legislation on movable soccer goals
May 14, 2013 - Legislation allows the Government of Yukon to work with user and stakeholder groups to develop regulations that will apply to movable soccer goals.

Territorial premiers drive Canadian future with northern vision
May 10, 2013 - Northern Premiers' Forum wraps up.

New legislation benefits Yukon’s aviation industry
May 10, 2013 - Local aviation companies will be on par with most jurisdictions in Canada and the international community as a result of the newly passed legislation.

Employment Standards Act amendments help parents of murdered, missing, or critically ill children
May 10, 2013 - Parents who need to take time from work to care for a critically ill child, or deal with the trauma of a murdered or missing child, will not have to worry about job loss with the passing of the most recent amendments to the Employment Standards Act.

Yukon highlights Emergency Preparedness Week
May 9, 2013 - Emergency preparedness is a shared responsibility and while governments at all levels are working hard to keep citizens and their properties safe; individuals have an important role to plan.

Premier leads tourism trade mission to Europe
May 9, 2013 - Premier Darrell Pasloski will lead a Yukon delegation on a trade mission to Europe later this year.

New secure phone system at Whitehorse Correctional Centre
May 8, 2013 - The Whitehorse Correctional Centre has installed a secure inmate telephone system that will increase safety and security at the correctional centre and for victims of crime.

Territorial premiers to meet in Whitehorse to advance northern priorities
May 8, 2013 - Premiers from Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut will meet in Whitehorse to discuss northern priorities.

Touring Artist Fund allows artists to grow new audience appreciation
May 7, 2013 - Yukon’s Touring Artist Fund supports professional artistic development.

New tourism data highlights strength of industry
May 7, 2013 - Opportunities for tourism businesses and operators identified in the initial key findings of the 2012 Yukon Visitor Tracking Program visitor exit survey.

Communities continue to score with CDF support
May 6, 2013 - Community recreation and education initiatives are receiving Tier III support from the Community Development Fund

Yukon is first jurisdiction in Canada to require carbon monoxide detectors in residences
May 3, 2013 - Yukon formally announces passing of leading edge legislation on carbon monoxide detectors.

Watson Lake water infrastructure overhaul progressing well
May 3, 2013 - The premier and Community Services minister visited the site of major infrastructure project in Watson Lake today to see its progress.

Our Towns, Our Future review sets new direction for solid waste management
May 3, 2013 - A joint Community Services and Association of Yukon Communities review of Yukon's solid waste management system has produced findings on ways to reduce costs, streamline operations and continue to protect the environment.

Yukon Medical Council resumes work
May 2, 2013 - The newly-appointed Yukon Medical Council is working with Yukon government to improve the functions of the arm’s-length body.

Five-year busing contracts awarded
May 2, 2013 - Watson Lake Bus Lines Co. Ltd. – also known as Takhini Transport – has been awarded five-year school busing contracts for urban and rural Yukon.

New rules in place to reduce risk of Chronic Wasting Disease in Yukon
May 2, 2013 - New rules will minimize the risk of Chronic Wasting Disease entering the territory and align with those already in place in Alaska, BC, and Alberta.

Community art projects reflect Yukon’s cultural diversity
May 2, 2013 - Arts fund supports diverse projects to encourage community arts development and engage audiences.

Legislative changes and carbon monoxide detector program to improve public safety
May 2, 2013 - Yukon is the first jurisdiction in Canada to require carbon monoxide detectors in all residences with either fuel burning appliances or attached garages.

Sport minister and Vuntut Gwitchin MLA to meet with AWG International Committee
May 1, 2013 - Sport Minister and Vuntut Gwitchin MLA will join ministers and political leaders from AWG permanent member jurisdictions to hear options for inclusion of sports at the 2016 Games.

Yukon government and First Nation leaders reach agreement on steps to enhance cooperation
May 1, 2013 - The Council of Yukon First Nations and the Government of Yukon are taking action to increase collaboration and strengthen their working relationship.