Government of Yukon

June 2013

Yukon government plans to modernize permit regime under Environment Act
June 27, 2013 - Proposed changes to the permitting regime will make it easier to comply with regulations under the Environment Act that deal with solid waste, air emissions and more.

Government provides multi-year funding for the Yukon Wildlife Preserve
June 24, 2013 - A new five-year-long funding agreement with the Yukon Wildlife Preserve Operating Society will allow the preserve to focus its energies on providing a safe, secure and healthy natural environment for its wildlife collection.

Expansion of city transit pilot project
June 20, 2013 - The student transit pass program will run for the full 2013-14 school year and be open to more students.

Ross River suspension bridge to be repaired
June 19, 2013 - Repairs to the pedestrian bridge are scheduled for this summer.

Yukon government launches bidding process for two oil and gas areas in north Yukon
June 18, 2013 - Two areas for oil and gas rights are open for bidding.

Arts Fund supports community engagement in the arts
June 18, 2013 - Arts Fund supports community arts engagement.

Yukon supports national showcase for First Nation communities, businesses and artists
June 13, 2013 - The Government of Yukon is supporting an arts and culture event to coincide with the Assembly of First Nations 34th Annual General Assembly.

Yukoners reminded to take care when preparing summer meals
June 12, 2013 - Chief medical health officer advises Yukoners to keep food cool and cook properly to avoid foodborne illnesses this summer.

Three-year funding supports women’s organizations
June 12, 2013 - Yukon organizations supporting women’s equality will receive long-term funding.

More than $1.4 million in funding announced for Yukon sport and recreation
June 11, 2013 - Two new recipients are also being added to the Elite Athlete Program.

Commissioner presents commemorative pins
June 11, 2013 - New pins will be presented to acknowledge a commissioner’s time in office.

Yukon sports celebrated as Canada Games flag travels through Whitehorse to the 2013 Canada Summer Games
June 10, 2013 - With the 2013 Canada Summer Games set to begin August 2, the Games flag travels the nation on its way to Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Northern governments exploring new options for sports removed from 2016 Arctic Winter Games
June 7, 2013 - Northern sports ministers are working to ensure that the sports eliminated from the 2016 Arctic Winter Games will have an alternate venue.

New inductees recognized at Yukon Transportation Hall of Fame
June 5, 2013 - The Pioneer of the Year, Person of the Year and Order of Polaris awards for 2013 were presented at the Yukon Transportation Museum in Whitehorse.

Arts Operating Funds support arts and culture in Yukon communities
June 4, 2013 - Arts Operating Funds supports artistic activities throughout Yukon.

Registrar of Societies settles suit against former Humane Society Yukon directors*
June 3, 2013 - Humane Society Yukon to receive $61,359 in damages.

Government seeks feedback on changes to mining legislation
June 3, 2013 - Yukon government seeks feedback on changes to mining legislation.