Government of Yukon

February 2015

Nine Yukon community-enhancing initiatives receive funding
February 27, 2015 - Nine Yukon groups will share more than $107,000 for community-enhancing initiatives.

Professional Development Fund to aid the efforts of two Whitehorse organizations
February 27, 2015 - Children and youth to benefit from training workshops funded through Professional Development Fund.

Ministers to attend annual mining convention in Toronto
February 27, 2015 - Ministers of Economic Development and Energy, Mines and Resources in Toronto to promote mineral sector.

Yukon government signs agreement with Kluane First Nation to conduct geophysical survey
February 27, 2015 - Airborne geophysical survey being conducted on a portion of the Kluane Ranges, near Burwash Landing.

Early results of medication reduction project a reason to celebrate
February 27, 2015 - Use of antipsychotics in residents with dementia reduced or discontinued as pilot project at Copper Ridge Place continues.

Yukon maintains top ten standing in mineral investment
Feb 26, 2015 - The Yukon government is working to maintain and improve top standing as a place for mineral exploration and mining.

Yukon delegation participates in National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
February 26, 2015 - Premier, First Nations chiefs, and others attend first national roundtable to address violence against aboriginal women.

Yukon government invites public input on Students Financial Assistance Act
February 26, 2015 - Yukoners will be consulted on the Students Financial Assistance Act as the Department of Education considers updates.

Yukon government purchases Oblate Centre in Whitehorse
February 25, 2015 - New life for an old building in downtown Whitehorse with purchase of Oblate Centre.

The Department of Education seeks provider of labour market services for persons with disabilities
February 25, 2015 - Department of Education issued an RFP for labour market participant services for persons with disabilities.

Arts Fund encourages public engagement in performing arts
February 24, 2015 - The latest intake of the Arts Fund is supporting performing arts events in Yukon.

Latest intake of Arts Fund supports festivals in Yukon
February 23, 2015 - Five festivals in Yukon are receiving support through the Arts Fund.

Yukon embarks on Asia tourism trade mission
February 23, 2015 - Yukon tourism industry delegates will join the minister of Tourism and Culture on a trade mission to Asia this month.

Commissioner’s office moving to new location
February 19, 2015 - The Commissioner's Office moves to the historic Taylor House next week.

Local groups receive funding to develop vibrant and strong communities
February 19, 2015 - The Government of Yukon awarded over $220,000 to seven community organizations for their initiatives for a better Yukon.

Four unique projects chosen for Yukon Historic Resources Funding
February 18, 2015 - Yukon Historic Resources Fund supports four new projects in preserving and promoting the territory's unique heritage.

Yukon outfitters well represented at Safari Club International
February 18, 2015 - Environment Minister Wade Istchenko joined Yukon outfitters at the Safari Club International Convention.

Yukon government increases investment in Yukon museums
February 17, 2015 - Tourism and Culture announces increased funding for Museums Unit clients.

Yukon government invites public response to draft Pharmacy and Drug Act
February 16, 2015 - The public is invited to provide their feedback from February 16 to March 6 on the draft pharmacy and drug act.

Construction contract highlights partnership between Kwanlin Dün and Yukon governments
February 16, 2015 - Canyon City Construction awarded contract to replace local adult residence, highlighting partnership between Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Government of Yukon.

A statement by Premier Pasloski on the 20th anniversary of four Yukon First Nation Final and Self-Government Agreements
February 13, 2015 - Premier Pasloski congratulates four Yukon First Nations on 20 years of self-government.

Government showcases procurement process at Yukon’s first Industry Conference
February 11, 2015 - Yukon government to host Yukon’s first annual Industry Conference in Whitehorse on February 17 and 18.

Department of Education selects new student information system
February 11, 2015 - With the current student information system set to be discontinued in 2016, the Department of Education will adopt a web-based system.

Parents invited to information session to help keep children safe online
February 10, 2015 - Event for parents will provide the latest information and resources on how to keep children safe online.

The Know Your Numbers campaign is back for a third year
February 10, 2015 - Yukoners are encouraged to go to a FREE public blood pressure clinic to get their blood pressure checked.

Justice Wellness Centre helps Community Wellness Court earn favourable evaluation
February 9, 2015 - A recent evaluation of Yukon’s Community Wellness Court states that the therapeutic court is meeting its objectives.

Whitehorse kindergarten registration begins February 9
February 5, 2015 - Whitehorse kindergarten registration begins on February 9. Whitehorse Elementary introduces a lottery for available French immersion class spots.

Yukon culinary talent promoted in Vancouver
February 4, 2015 - Yukon culinary arts showcased in a Vancouver restaurant by Yukon chefs.

Premier profiles the North in the national capital
February 4, 2015 - Premier and ministers hold successful meetings on Ottawa.

Premier, minister in Toronto to meet with economists and business leaders
February 4, 2015 - Premier Pasloski opened the Toronto Stock Exchange this morning and will meet with key business and financial leaders today.

American Sign Language Interpreting Program extended for three years
February 03, 2015 - Following a successful two-year pilot project the ASL Interpreting Program has been extended for three years.

Yukoners attend Afghanistan Memorial Vigil in Yellowknife
February 3, 2015 - Deputy premier and Yukon delegation honour Armed Forces’ fallen at Afghanistan Memorial Vigil.

New Yukon television commercial hits the national stage
February 2, 2015 - Yukon will be seen on the small screen today as a brand new made-in-Yukon television commercial airs across the country.