Government of Yukon

April 2015

Changes to the Income Tax Act mean savings for Yukon taxpayers
April 30, 2015 - Changes to the tax act will positively affect Yukoners’ pockets.

Yukon’s policing priorities set for 2015/16
April 30, 2015 - Minister of Justice Brad Cathers has communicated Yukon’s policing priorities for 2015/16 in a letter to the RCMP.

Week-long celebration of culture and hands-on learning at Mayo school
April 30, 2015 - J.V. Clark hosting culture week and mini-rural experiential model for students with Na-Cho Nyak Dun and Yukon College.

Second annual Yukon Robotics Challenge brings ’bots to life
April 30, 2015 - Approximately 90 students built Lego® Mindstorm robots for this year’s Yukon Robotics Challenge in Whitehorse.

Health Fair great opportunity to update immunizations prior to Kindergarten
April 28, 2015 - The health fair is an opportunity to have immunizations updated prior to Kindergarten, in a fun, fair-like atmosphere.

Government of Yukon supports Red Cross Nepal Region Earthquake Fund
April 27, 2015 - Yukon government donating $25,000 to support Red Cross efforts in Nepal.

Blended learning models expand to Ross River and Faro
April 27, 2015 - Ross River School and Del Van Gorder School in Faro introduce blended learning into classromms in 2015.

First circumpolar adaptation portal launched
April 27, 2015 - Circumpolar climate change information contained in new online portal.

Input wanted on proposed biomass energy strategy
April 27, 2015 - Proposed strategy to guide development of Yukon's biomass sector up for review.

Yukon government supports community development in Kluane region
April 24, 2015 - The long-term prosperity of Haines Junction and the Kluane region was explored in a recent two-day workshop.

Watson Lake to host Rural Experiential Model for Yukon students
April 24, 2015 - Spring Rural Experiential Model to take place April 27 – May 1 in Watson Lake.

Yukon government supporting projects that increase community capacity and knowledge
April 24, 2015 - Gardening and food security among projects supported by Community Development Fund.

Education Week celebrated across Yukon
April 24, 2015 - Yukon Education Week taking place April 27 – May 1 with many events and open houses.

The Yukon government finalizes solid waste agreement with Watson Lake
April 23, 2015 - Community Services minister signs an agreement to regionalize solid waste services in southeast Yukon.

The Yukon government and Alkan Air announce retrofit of medevac plane
April 23, 2015 - Yukoners assured safer medevac transport due to Alkan retrofit of an aircraft and YEMS procurement of new equipment.

Groups receive funding to enhance accessibility in their communities
April 21, 2015 - Four community groups sharing $64,000 in CDF funding.

Yukon government selects provider of vocational services for people with disabilities
April 21, 2015 - Challenge Disability Resource Group to provide labour market participant services for persons with disabilities.

Students participate in 24-hour fast to raise awareness of global development issues
April 20, 2015 - 85 students participated in an initiative that raised awareness about global development.

Plans for new Faro RCMP building move forward
April 20, 2015 - Plans to move ahead with the construction of a new RCMP detachment in Faro are on track. $3,576,000 has been alloted to the project.

Yukon schools to get new playground equipment
April 17, 2015 - Government is seeking contractors to install new playground equipment at eight Yukon schools.

Premier announces shuffle of deputy minister portfolios
April 16, 2015 - The premier announced the reassignment of four deputy ministers.

Government of Yukon files amended notice of appeal in the Peel land use planning case
April 16, 2015 - Government of Yukon files amended notice of appeal in the Peel watershed court case.

Yukon government seeks furniture suppliers for F.H. Collins Secondary School
April 16, 2015 - Government is seeking a supplier for furniture at the new F.H. Collins school.

Tobacco prevention resource created for Yukon youth
April 16, 2015 - Unique Yukon resource aimed at reducing youth tobacco use.

Consultation continues for off-road vehicle regulation on public land
April 16, 2015 - Yukon government is working with First Nations and the public to develop a made-in-Yukon policy.

More than 560 students compete at wrestling tournament
April 15, 2014 - Yukon student athletes compete in annual wrestling tournament at Canada Games Centre.

Pharmacy and Drug Act passed
April 15, 2015 - The Pharmacy and Drug Act will regulate the operations and licensing of community pharmacies and rural dispensaries.

Yukon joins the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System
April 15, 2015 - Yukon has joined the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System to provide greater protection for local investors.

New program helps improve energy efficiency within the commercial sector
April 15, 2015 - New commercial energy incentive makes energy-efficiency upgrades to larger buildings more accessible and affordable.

New French immersion Kindergarten class added at Selkirk Elementary School
April 14, 2015 - Addition of new class to help reduce waitlist for French immersion kindergarten.

Yukon government provides $2.7 million for Carcross/Tagish First Nation learning centre
April 14, 2015 - The centre will provide a space to support training, community meetings and heritage initiatives.

Yukon government funds new teaching positions for English language learners
April 14, 2015 - Seven new teaching positions will enhance the Department of Education’s support for English language learners.

New ambulances and fire trucks slated for Yukon in 2015/16
April 13, 2015 - The Yukon government has allocated a total of $920,000 in 2015/16, pending legislative approval, for new emergency response vehicles.

Premiers bring Northern perspective to Quebec climate change summit
April 13, 2015 - The three northern premiers jointly acknowledge the unique circumstances of Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Yukon communities honour missing and murdered Aboriginal women
April 10, 2015 - Yukon communities have created 39 moccasin tops to honour the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women.

Winning producer of Yukon Digital Storytelling Project announced
April 10, 2015 - Innovative and creative video chosen by professional jury.

Yukon government accepts all 21 recommendations of the Select Committee Regarding the Risks and Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing; announces position on shale gas development
April 9, 2015 - The Yukon government has issued a response to the Final Report of the Select Committee Regarding the Risks and Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing.

Yukon government tables new Pharmacy and Drug Act
April 9, 2015 - The Yukon government tabled the Pharmacy and Drug Act yesterday as the first step in modernizing pharmacy regulation in Yukon.

Yukon Recycling Club promotes waste diversion among youth
April 9, 2015 - Minister Currie Dixon presents grand prizes to the 2014/15 Yukon Recycling Club winners in Whitehorse schools.

Investment model analysis underway for Whitehorse to Juneau fibre optic link
April 8, 2015 - The Government of Yukon is working towards offering faster, more affordable and reliable telecommunications services.

Donation benefits Yukon patients in B.C.
April 8, 2015 - Yukon children have been benefitting from a home-like atmosphere at Easter Seals House since 1955.

Express Entry system will help Yukon employers better meet their labour needs
April 7, 2015 - A new, faster system is in place to process applications for skilled foreign workers to work and live in Yukon.

Yukon artists funded for tours in Canada and beyond
April 7, 2015 - Dawson City filmmaker is among the latest Touring Artist Fund recipients announced.

Yukon government budget about putting people to work
April 2, 2015 - Yukon government tables largest budget in the territory’s history.

Mayo student wins Vimy Pilgrimage Award
April 1, 2015 - A Grade 10 student from Mayo is heading to Vimy, France, to learn about Canada's First World War effort.