Government of Yukon

October

Government preparing to construct new school
October 31, 2013 - Public tender closes on December 12, 2013 for reconstruction of F.H. Collins Secondary School.

Public accounts reflect financial strength of Yukon
October 31, 2013 - Positive financial results mean Yukon government can continue to respond to emerging priorities.

Premier announces additional funding for Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining
October 30, 2013 - Diversity of courses will increase and graduate students will have a venue to engage in research related to mining in the North.

Yukon gets AA rating from global rating agency
October 29, 2013 - AA rating supports stable outlook for Yukon for fourth year running.

Micro-generation policy diversifies Yukon’s electrical energy supply
October 29, 2013 - Individuals with renewable electrical generation systems can financially benefit by selling their surplus electricity to Yukon's utilities.

Whitehorse waterfront project wins prestigious national award
October 25, 2013 - Canadian Urban Institute honours Whitehorse for Excellence in Project Development: Neighbourhood Scale

Paramedics honoured at 2013 Annual Emergency Medical Services skills competition
October 25, 2013 - Community paramedics competed for top honours during simulated emergency care scenarios last weekend.

Yukon government donates second Whistle Bend duplex lot to Habitat for Humanity
October 23, 2013 - Home ownership will become a reality for two more low-income families.

Government calls for affordable rental housing solutions
October 23, 2013 - Interested parties have until November 19 to submit their responses to Yukon Housing Corporation.

Arctic Council delegates gather for first ever senior officials’ meeting in Yukon
October 21, 2013 - Yukon welcomes Canada hosting first set of Arctic Council meetings in Whitehorse.

Government of Yukon named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers
October 21, 2013 - For the first time, the Government of Yukon makes the top 100 in the Globe & Mail's national competition.

Legislative assembly to reconvene October 31
October 17, 2013 - Premier announces fall sitting date.

Government of Yukon prepares new Condominium Act
October 16, 2013 - New act will clarify the roles of developers, condominium corporations and unit owners and help ensure condominiums are suitably financed and operated.

Yukon flu clinics now offer new inhaled vaccine
October 15, 2013 - FluMist, a nasal spray vaccine, is available to children and youth at Whitehorse flu clinics.

Yukon and Alaska fund feasibility study to assess potential for further cooperation
October 15, 2013 - Potential for electrical and telecommunications exchange between Yukon and Southeast Alaska will be examined.

Premier welcomes Canada’s North Summit delegates to Yukon
October 15, 2013 - Business, government, Aboriginal and community leaders will focus on Northern economic and social issues.

Yukon Girl Guides honoured during Women’s History Month
October 11, 2013 - New poster commemorating 100 years of Yukon Girl Guides released on International Day of the Girl.

New water monitoring stations enhance baseline data collection in North Yukon
October 10, 2013 - The Yukon government is making good on its commitment to better understand Yukon's surface and groundwater regimes.

Touring Artist Fund benefits artist and audience through a shared experience
October 10, 2013 - Yukon artists receive funding to tour national and international venues.

Watson Lake Sign Post Forest receives official Yukon Historic Site designation
October 10, 2013 - Since 1942, more than 75,000 signs from around the world have been added by tourists.

Learning Together program expands to three additional schools
October 9, 2013 - More children sharing activities and learning with their parents and caregivers.

Legal Aid funds increased by $200,000 this year to cover increased costs
October 8, 2013 - Eligible Yukoners benefit with more funds for legal proceedings.

Collaboration with provincial and territorial colleagues will strengthen quality of care
October 8, 2013 - Discussions help ensure citizens receive appropriate health care at the right time and in the right place.

Whitehorse waterfront project chosen as finalist for national award
October 4, 2013 - Successful partnerships and hard work recognized by the Canadian Urban Institute.

New Ice Age booklet added to Tourism and Culture publications
October 3, 2013 - Old Crow's ice age history becomes public.

Focus on Early Years gathering being held in Whitehorse
October 2, 2013 - Early childhood conference underway.

Mining royalties continue to provide benefits to Yukon
October 2, 2013 - Mining royalties coming from Bellekeno and Minto mines.

Community Development Fund helps communicate, educate and renovate
October 1, 2013 - Funding local and regional initiatives helps communities.

Arts Fund supports projects that enrich communities
October 1, 2013 - Music, theatre and visual art projects get funding.