Government of Yukon

December 2013

Management plan completed for Yukon amphibians
December 31, 2013 - Yukon's frogs and toads are important for both environmental and cultural reasons.

New Animal Health Act will help protect animal and human health
December 30, 2013 - Effective January 1, the act applies to live animals, carcasses and animal products.

Outstanding students and volunteers to be recognized at annual levee
December 27, 2013 - Commissioner to present volunteer and achievement awards as well as Governor General's Academic Medals

Mineral staking prohibition order extended for Ross River Area
December 23, 2013 - Interim mineral staking prohibition order in the Ross River Area is in effect from December 27.

Request for affordable housing proposals attracts interest
December 23, 2013 - Responses include 6 rural community project proposals and 16 from Whitehorse.

Yukon government amends mining acts and regulations
December 20, 2013 - Yukon government has amended its mining rules to comply with court direction.

Yukon Police Council releases first annual report
December 20, 2013 - Council has been listening to what Yukoners are saying about policing issues and priorities.

Yukon government seeking public input on employment standards
December 19, 2013 - Yukoners have until January 31, 2014 to provide feedback on potential changes.

An early Christmas present for the Whitehorse Food Bank
December 19, 2013 - One-time funding will help the food bank buy, then renovate and share its building.

Legislation will help protect personal health information
December 19, 2013 - Electronic health records standards will help improve health services and protect the privacy of Yukoners.

Health needs assessments for Watson Lake and Dawson City tabled
December 19, 2013 - Assessments support changing direction for Yukon's health care delivery system.

Premier welcomes the Ambassador of the Philippines
December 18, 2013 - His Excellency Leslie Gatan is the second Filipino ambassador to visit Yukon.

Changes coming for Yukon health insurance
December 16, 2013 - New regulations will clarify who is legally entitled to Yukon's health care services.

Yukon and Carcross/Tagish First Nation sign land development MOU
December 16, 2013 - Potential projects will mean jobs and business opportunities, and growth in local economy.

New legislation passed to improve child support payment process
December 13, 2013 - New recalculation service will benefit single parents and help ensure children receive appropriate support.

Yukon seeks input into proposed regulations including minimum rental standards
December 11, 2013 - Public input will help shape minimum rental standards under Residential Landlord and Tenancy Act.

Flu arrives early in Yukon
December 9, 2013 - Two confirmed influenza cases prompt Chief Medical Officer to encourage Yukoners to get their flushot.

Yukon premier to attend Mandela memorial
December 8, 2013 - Premier Darrell Pasloski joins Canadian delegation to memorial for former president Nelson Mandela.

New health facility opens to serve people of the Dawson City area
December 8, 2013 - New Dawson City Community Hospital and Health Services Facility will welcome patients soon.

New visual arts and craft strategy outlines opportunities for growth
December 6, 2013 - Strategic priorities will strengthen Yukon's arts sector and help grow the industry.

A statement from Premier Darrell Pasloski on the passing of Nelson Mandela
December 6, 2013 - Yukoners can express their thoughts and prayers by signing the book of condolences on the Government of Canada website.

Functional planning and improvements to the Whitehorse Corridor begins
December 6, 2013 - Project will provide a plan for the Alaska Highway that addresses immediate needs.

Volunteers recognized at 50th anniversary of RCMP Auxiliary Constable Program banquet
December 6, 2013 - Specially trained volunteers assist and support the RCMP in Yukon communities.

SCAN unit takes action against illegal activities in Whitehorse
December 6, 2013 - Tenants of downtown property evicted under the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act.

Car seat safety event draws a crowd
December 5, 2013 - Child Car Seat Safety program provides drivers with the tools and knowledge to help keep kids safe.