Government of Yukon

July 2013

New health facility opened in Watson Lake
July 30, 2013 - The new Watson Lake health facility was officially opened this afternoon.

Government of Yukon and Kluane First Nation Sign Accord
July 30, 2013 - Kluane First Nation Chief Math’ieya Alatini and Government of Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski have signed an Intergovernmental Accord.

Team Yukon leaves for 2013 Canada Summer Games this week
July 30, 2013 - The Yukon government sent Team Yukon off to the 2013 Canada Summer Games in style with a pep rally held at the Yukon Beringia Centre last Friday evening. The team leaves August 1.

New mobile live fire training unit for Yukon firefighters
July 29, 2013 - Yukon’s new mobile live fire training unit will help firefighters across the territory be better prepared to help safeguard Yukoners and their properties.

Yukon to take prominent role in Council of the Federation
July 26, 2013 - Premier Darrell Pasloski wil co-chair a working group and the territories will take on the rotational role of CoF chair.

Yukon Temporary Foreign Worker Program to be launched as a one year pilot
July 24, 2013 - On August 1 the Government of Yukon will launch a one-year pilot of the Yukon Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

Crime prevention and victim services projects receive funding to create safe, compassionate communities
July 23, 2013 - The Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund is awarding a total of $237,021 and accepting proposals for the next funding cycle.

Youth to join Yukon delegation at international climate change event
July 23, 2013 - Having a youth ambassador be part of the Yukon government delegation to the UN Climate Change Conference this fall helps promote greater youth involvement in climate change actions and decisions.

Premier continues to work with counterparts to build a stronger Canada
July 23, 2013 - Premiers meet in Niagara-on-the-Lake on July 25 and 26 to make progress on issues affecting Canadians.

Yukon Employees’ Union and Yukon government ratify new collective agreement
July 22, 2013 - A new collective agreement is in place for the government’s largest employee group.

Oil burner mechanic journeyperson certification announced
July 19, 2013 - Oil Burning Mechanic Journeyperson certification and apprenticeship program will be offered through Yukon Education and Yukon College in anticipation of new industry regulations.

Governments and agencies to participate in Operation NANOOK 2013
July 19, 2013 - Yukon to participate in Operation NANOOK 2013 for the first time.

Yukon government installs the first veteran dedication sign
July 18, 2013 - The Yukon portion of the Alaska Highway was dedicated last fall to past, present and future war veterans.

Yukoners asked to provide feedback on insured health care options
July 16, 2013 - Yukoners are asked for their input on options for proposed changes to the Health Care Insurance Plan Act regulations

Child support payments process being reviewed
July 16, 2013 - The Government of Yukon would like the public to comment on a proposed service to recalculate child support payments when the income of a parent changes.

Am I the Solution? social marketing campaign continues
July 15, 2013 - Am I the Solution? anti-violence campaign will continue with new elements to be released this fall/winter.

Yukon working towards regional solutions to regional challenges
July 15, 2013 - The Pacific Northwest Economic Region Annual Summit in Anchorage, Alaska will include a Yukon hospitality event.

Government of Yukon and City of Whitehorse announce tourism partnership
July 15, 2013 - The Government of Yukon and the City of Whitehorse today announced their first formal collaboration on tourism marketing, promotion and visitor services with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Yukon government invests in core infrastructure and safety needs for Yukoners
July 12, 2013 - The Yukon government is allocating $8.95 million to meet a number of emerging needs, including investments in infrastructure and safety enhancement.

Yukon’s research forest adds new forestry-themed playground
July 12, 2013 - Take part in a summer forest stroll, discover the new playground and hike the interpretive trails at Yukon's research forest.

Rescue and rehabilitation part of environmental stewardship
July 11, 2013 - This week’s timely rescue of two eaglets is a reminder of the role we each can play in maintaining the health and diversity of Yukon’s wilderness.

Government of Yukon signs landmark education agreement with Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in
July 11, 2013 - The 17.7 Education Agreement creates a partnership in developing education curricula and programs in the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Traditional Territory.

Watson Lake and Dawson City sign land development protocols with Yukon government
July 11, 2013 - Watson Lake and Dawson City can now plan long-term land development to meet their future needs.

New partnership will ease staff housing shortage in Dawson
July 9, 2013 - A new partnership will create 10 one-bedroom units for government staff in Dawson City.

Yukon chairs ministers responsible for local government meeting
July 9, 2013 - Yukon is hosting ministers from across Canada to discuss issues of importance to municipalities.

Construction contract for new seniors’ complex awarded
July 9, 2013 - Construction of the new Alexander Street seniors’ housing complex has been awarded to Narrow Gauge Construction of Whitehorse by the Highways and Public Works procurement services branch.

Ross River centre will soon be filled with recreation and family fun
July 5, 2013 - The recreation centre in Ross River is expected to be completed by the end of September.

Hootalinqua and Whitehorse areas to benefit from new fire truck
July 3, 2013 - The Hootalinqua volunteer fire department has received a new fire truck.

Commissioner’s Award presented to Hank Karr
July 2, 2013 - Musician Hank Karr has been presented with the Commissioner’s Award for Public Service.

Natural gas generators will save Yukoners money and reduce environmental impact
July 2, 2013 - The Yukon government has approved financial measures that will allow for the replacement of the aging diesel generators at the Whitehorse hydroelectric facility.