Government of Yukon

November 2013

The 2013 Aboriginal Employees’ Award of Honour presented to three employees
November 29, 2013 - Award recognizes accomplishments of outstanding Aboriginal employees in the Yukon government.

Outstanding sport and recreation leaders to receive awards
November 28, 2013 - Yukoners honoured for their leadership and excellence in sport at Sport Yukon award celebration.

Yukoners recognized for working to keep communities safe
November 28, 2013 - Neighbours and colleagues nominated those who made an exemplary contribution to community safety.

Referred Care Clinic expansion good example of collaborative care
November 28, 2013 - Collaborative care about getting the right care at the right time.

Air travel to gateway cities pilot project will launch this winter
November 28, 2013 - Yukon government exploring potential cost-savings of procuring air travel online.

Old Crow winter road gets green light
November 27, 2013 - New housing units and other goods can be hauled to Old Crow when the winter road opens in February.

Community art projects supported through Arts Fund
November 26, 2013 - Yukoners of all ages benefit from funding for arts projects by 12 organizations.

Nominations invited for 2014 Excellence in Water Stewardship Award
November 26, 2013 - Recognizing outstanding achievement, innovative practice and leadership in water stewardship in Yukon.

New Community Energy Plan supports sustainable future for Town of Faro
November 26, 2013 - First of its kind Energy Plan helps Faro residents manage energy demands, uses and costs.

Housing Symposium involves key community stakeholders
November 26, 2013 - Symposium will provide direction for the development of a Housing Action Plan for Yukon.

Project referred to Yukon Utilities Board for public review
November 22, 2013 - YEC's Whitehorse Diesel-Natural Gas Conversion project designated a regulated project.

Twin Bears program celebrates 21 years in Yukon communities this holiday season
November 22, 2013 - Youth and seniors comforted throughout the year by toy teddy bears donated by Yukoners.

Commissioner launches the second annual youth showcase concert
November 22, 2013 - Young artists to be showcased and musicians to perform at the Old Fire Hall.

Yukon government commits to new hydroelectric energy
November 21, 2013 - Hydroelectric power will meet Yukon's future energy demand from a clean, affordable source.

Responsible mining practices recognized by Yukon government
November 19, 2013 - Winners of the Robert E. Leckie awards were announced at the 41st Annual Geoscience Forum banquet in Whitehorse.

Groups receive funding to help Yukon youth
November 19, 2013 - More than $60,000 going to 17 groups to provide a variety of activities and training for youth.

Access to justice for individuals with FASD a top priority at ministers’ meeting
November 18, 2013 - Federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for justice and public safety discussed unique issues facing the North.

Fund supports artists touring beyond Yukon borders
November 18, 2013 - Yukon artists present snow sculpture, portraits, metal arts, roots music and theatre to outside audiences.

Consolidated services for rural community land management and development
November 18, 2013 - Centralized land planning and land management will improve service delivery to Yukoners.

New deputy minister in the Department of Justice
November 18, 2013 - Thomas Ullyett will be the new DM of Justice.

Three Yukon finalists in the running for a 2013 Canadian Tourism Award
November 14, 2013 - The Tourism Industry Association of Canada rewards those people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond to offer travelers superior tourism experiences in Canada.

Special presenter in Whitehorse for Diabetes Awareness Month
November 14, 2013 - Family dynamics are a factor for diabetes management and control.

Yukon businesses, communities benefit from local oil and gas industry
November 13, 2013 - A report indicates 87 Yukon businesses profited from a single exploration project near Eagle Plains.

New land regulation streamlines rezoning applications for rural Yukoners
November 13, 2013 - Rural landowners will benefit with quicker decisions through streamlined rezoning application process.

Government of Yukon to support Red Cross efforts in the Philippines
November 12, 2013 - The Yukon government contributes $25,000 to help recovery efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

Corrections Act amendments will improve transparency
November 7, 2013 - Victims of Crime Emergency Fund will benefit from amendments to the Corrections Act.

Yukon government putting modern animal health measures in place
November 6, 2013 - New act reflects public input and supports existing farming practices.

Yukon tables insured health-care legislation
November 6, 2013 - Amendments will clarify requirements for maintaining Yukon health care coverage.

Yukon’s new health privacy and management legislation tabled
November 6, 2013 - New act will help protect Yukoners' personal health information.

Agricultural advocates named Yukon’s top farmers for 2013
November 6, 2013 - Wayne and Alison Grove, operators of the El Dorado Game Ranch, honoured for their advocacy and innovation.

Government legislation to improve child support payments process
November 5, 2013 - Recalculation service will save parents the time and cost of a court process.

Whitehorse Correctional Centre expands its First Nation programming
November 5, 2013 - More culturally-relevant programming at the correctional centre will help inmates rehabilitate.

New facility to serve adults with disabilities officially opens
November 5, 2013 - New location for Teegatha'Oh Zheh will provide new opportunities for clients and staff.

Legislative amendments address off-road vehicles in environmentally sensitive areas
November 5, 2013 - Future regulations will help protect land and habitats in sensitive and overused areas.

Minister of Justice tables Court and Regulatory Statutes Amendment Act
November 5, 2013 - Numerous acts are being improved and updated to ensure legislation operates efficiently for Yukoners.

Oil and gas exploration advanced in North Yukon
November 4, 2013 - Geoscience Exploration Licence allows Northern Cross to undertake a 3D seismic program to explore for oil and gas.

School seismic mitigation program announced
November 4, 2013 - Next steps include reducing potential risks during an earthquake, and working with students and school staff.

Government supports 10 Yukoners pursuing health related studies
November 4, 2013 - Health education bursaries have supported 89 students since 2006.

New emergency response centre in Whitehorse opens
November 4, 2013 - New centre at the top of Two Mile Hill will become Whitehorse's primary ambulance station and serve Whitehorse and nearby rural areas.

Archival exhibition highlights 3D photography in Yukon
November 1, 2013 - Historical 3D photographs can be viewed with contemporary 3D glasses in new exhibition.

Government of Yukon supports Yukon College planning initiatives
November 1, 2013 - Expanded land reserve for Yukon College will help its work towards meeting the needs of students, businesses and governments.