Government of Yukon

August 2015

Amazing Race contestants return to Yukon to face new challenges
August 28, 2015 - The contestants who put Yukon in the spotlight last summer accept invitation to return.

Mayo seniors’ residence officially opened
August 27, 2015 - The new residence will allow seniors to remain in their home and community longer.

Promoting healthy choices while supporting Yukon schools and local agriculture
August 26, 2015 - Health and Social Services invites you to participate in From the Ground Up, a program that promotes healthy eating.

Minister visits new Conrad campground
August 25, 2015 - The latest addition to the Yukon government campground network is scheduled to open next spring.

Association of Yukon Fire Chiefs build partnerships at annual meeting
August 24, 2015 - The AYFC’s annual general meeting focused on the health of firefighters and first responders.

Seven summer camp initiatives awarded crime prevention funding
August 24, 2015 - Seven First Nation governments, municipalities, and Yukon community organizations are receiving funding from the Crime Prevention Victim Services Trust Fund.

Young Yukoners receive Youth Achievement Awards
August 20, 2015 - Each of the four recipients receives territory-wide recognition on an individual poster, along with a $250 cash prize and a formal award presented by the commissioner of Yukon.

Development fund supports events and enhancements for communities
August 20, 2015 - The Yukon First Nations Cultural and Tourism Association is one of 17 groups sharing more than $900,000 in funding.

Funding programs provide housing options for early applicants
August 19, 2015 - Yukoners are taking advantage of new funding in programs from Yukon Housing to help with their housing needs.

Car seat safety promoted at Back to School Safety Fair
August 19, 2015 - Yukon families are invited to a safety fair that promotes car seat and transportation safety.

Hospice Yukon sets down permanent roots with Yukon government assistance
August 19, 2015 - Purchase allows Hospice Yukon to continue serving bereaved and dying Yukoners from long term location.

Youth ambassador to Paris climate change conference announced
August 18, 2015 - A youth ambassador will once again join the Yukon government delegation at the annual climate change negotiations.

Premier appoints Yukon Development Corporation president
August 18, 2015 - Justin Ferbey has been announced as the new Yukon Development Corporation president.

New deputy minister for Finance announced
August 13, 2015 - Premier appoints Katherine White as deputy minister for the Department of Finance.

Special Olympics athletes develop and display skills in Haines Junction
August 13, 2015 - Special Olympics Yukon athletes gathered in Haines Junction for the eighth annual Northwestel Development Games.

Tr’ondёk Hwёch’in Regional Economic Development Plan finalized
August 11, 2015 - This project represents a long-term, sustainable, community-based approach to economic development leading to increased spending.

Premier sets direction for ministers
August 11, 2015 - Letters will chart the course for Yukon's future.

Second Ember Fire Academy a success
August 10, 2015 - Twelve female cadets will gain an introduction to the fire service in the second annual Ember Fire Academy.

Crime prevention funding awarded to six Yukon community projects
August 6, 2015 - The Government of Yukon has provided Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust funds to Yukon First Nations and local organizations.

More than $1.4 million in sport and recreation funding announced
August 6, 2015 - Yukon’s sport and recreation community will benefit from over $1.4 million in funding this year.

Feedback sought on draft Local Food Strategy
August 5, 2015 - Yukon government launches draft local food strategy to encourage the production and consumption of local food.

Best of luck to Team Yukon at the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games
August 4, 2015 - Team Yukon athletes are on their way to Wood Buffalo, Alberta, to compete at the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games.