Government of Yukon

December 2015

Commissioner's Levee celebrates Yukoners' achievements
December 30, 2015 - Yukoners are invited to join the Commissioner at the annual celebration.

Community Development Fund supports First Nations community improvement initiatives
December 29, 2015 - The Government of Yukon is awarding a total of $150,000 towards projects that help create jobs and improve community well-being.

Premier calls on federal government to restore Yukon’s funding
December 22, 2015 - A change to statistical methodology will have immediate impacts on the territorial formula financing.

Health Investment Fund supports community initiatives
December 18, 2015 - The Government of Yukon, through the Health Investment Fund, is supporting three initiatives for healthier communities.

Department of Justice recognizes employees with Awards of Excellence
December 18, 2015 - The efforts of two staff members and one project team have been recognized at the annual awards event.

Miles Canyon suspension bridge will remain closed
December 18, 2015 - Comprehensive inspection reveals bridge needs repairs.

Oil-fired appliance regulations have come into effect
December 17, 2015 - The regulations require all dwelling units to have smoke and CO detectors, and oil-fired appliances to be installed only by qualified mechanics.

Yukon government to boost foreign-trained accountants' skills
December 16, 2015 - Yukon is offering a program to help internationally trained accountants prepare for working in the territory.

Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act review underway
December 15, 2015 - This review supports the Yukon government’s commitment to being open, transparent and accountable.

A statement from the Government of Yukon regarding the Peel regional land use planning court case
December 15, 2015 - The government is disappointed in the decision to seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Municipal Act amendments granted assent
December 10, 2015 - Yukon government made improvements to the Municipal Act after a three-year review process with stakeholders.

Annual fall capital project update released
December 10, 2015 - Update provides information about infrastructure projects under development.

Government of Yukon appoints new chair of Yukon Water Board
December 8, 2015 - Loralee Johnstone has years of experience working in industry and with YESAAB.

Closing celebration of F.H. Collins Secondary School’s old building planned for December 17
December 8, 2015 - The community is invited by students and staff to mark the closure of the school’s old building.

Preferred proponent selected for Whistle Bend continuing care project
December 3, 2015 - Negotiations will begin to deliver Yukon’s largest capital project to date.

New transitional home now operational
December 3, 2015 - First clients moving into transitional housing this week.

Changes to the Elections Act receive unanimous support of the Legislative Assembly
December 3, 2015 - The amendments to the act will modernize the way Yukon territorial elections are held.

Policy change enhances respite services for persons with disabilities and their families
December 3, 2015 - Policy change allows more family members to receive support for respite care.

Government reports progress on climate change
December 2, 2015 - Report includes updates on the made-in-Yukon plan.

Rural Experiential Model in Dawson City draws 81 student participants
December 1, 2015 - Ancestral Technologies, First Nation Fine Art and Robotics among course options.

Celebrate the season with Yukon-made arts and crafts
December 1, 2015 - This holiday season, support local artists and pick up one-of-a-kind Yukon-made gifts.