Government of Yukon

August 2013

Premier signs cooperative marketing agreements with European tourism partners
August 30, 2013 - Premier and European partners sign marketing agreements with UK and Germany tour operators.

SCAN takes action against illegal activity in downtown Whitehorse
August 29, 2013 - SCAN action makes downtown neighbours feel safe.

Healthy choice fundraising program growing
August 29, 2013 - Healthy choice food program will continue to be used in Yukon school fundraising drives.

Government of Yukon on track to exceed renewable energy targets
August 28, 2013 - Renewable energy generation targets set for Yukon exceeded seven years ahead of schedule.

New residential lots available in Whistle Bend
August 28, 2013 - More than 150 new lots will be available in Phase Two of the Whistle Bend subdivision.

Transitional haven now available for Yukon women
August 26, 2013 - A new 10-unit second stage housing project for women and children fleeing abuse opens in Whitehorse.

Touring Artist Fund supports artistic professional development
August 26, 2013 - The Touring Artist Fund supports Yukon artists with touring opportunities that extend their reach to new audiences.

Advanced Artist Award supports career development
August 26, 2013 - The Advanced Artist Award provides project assistance to Yukon artists working at an advanced level.

Premier’s European trade mission will advance tourism investments
August 23, 2013 - Premier Pasloski, Tourism and Culture Minister Mike Nixon and Yukon tourism industry reps. to travel to Germany and England in first ever premier-led tourism trade delegation from a Canadian province or territory.

A.J. Goddard shipwreck commemorated as a Yukon historic site
August 20, 2013 - Shipwrecked Klondike-era steamer commemorated as a historic site in Lake Laberge.

Amendments to the Corrections Act open for public comment
August 20, 2013 - The public is asked to provide comments on minor changes to the Corrections Act.

Outstanding Youth Achievement Awards program recognizes Yukon youth
August 13, 2013 - Five youth have been recognized, by the Commissioner and Premier, with the Outstanding Youth Achievement Award.

Yukon portion of Operation NANOOK 2013 a resounding success
August 12, 2013 - An exciting week of Operation NANOOK concludes as an overwhelming success.

Education initiatives and community events receive Community Development Fund support
August 12, 2013 - Seventeen Yukon community organizations awarded more than $176,000 through the Community Development Fund.

Amendments to Employment Standards Act proclaimed
August 8, 2013 - The Yukon government proclaimed the amendment to the Employment Standards Act today that will help parents caring for a critically ill child access new federal benefit programs that include unpaid leave of absence.

Yukon musicians head to the studio with help from the Yukon Sound Recording Program
August 8, 2013 - The Yukon Film & Sound Commission is providing funding to several local musicians for recording projects.

New mobile medical clinic unveiled during Operation NANOOK 2013
August 7, 2013 - New mini clinic will help provide extra support during medical emergencies.

Government of Yukon appoints Territorial Court judge
August 7, 2013 - The Yukon government has named a new Territorial Court judge.

Yukon government partners with First Nations for telecommunications link study
August 6, 2013 - Partnership studies feasibility of an alternate telecommunications link for Yukon.

Yukon government implements gas processing plant regulation
August 6, 2013 - Stringent regulation put in place for gas processing plants in Yukon.

Ministers assume new portfolios
August 5, 2013 - Premier Darrell Pasloski has redistributed several portfolios amongst his current ministers

Increased funding provided for Fireweed Community Market
August 2, 2013 - The Fireweed Community Market Society will receive $250,000 in a multi-year agreement from the Canada-Yukon Growing Forward 2 program to continue its work in promoting Yukon-grown food and products.

Yukon government implements study to determine the prevalence of FASD in corrections population
August 2, 2013 - The Yukon government is committing $643,000 towards a new study to determine the prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and other cognitive impairments among Yukon’s adult corrections population.

Public review of Environment Act updates launched
August 1, 2013 - The Government of Yukon is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the Environment Act.

Government of Yukon and Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation sign accord
August 1, 2013 - An Intergovernmental Accord has been renewed with priorities for North Yukon.

Location chosen for new F.H. Collins school
August 1, 2013 - The newly designed school will be built over the existing track and soccer field.