Government of Yukon

January 2015

Arts Fund supports professional development
January 30, 2015 - The Arts Fund is supporting a variety of professional development projects in Yukon.

Yukon government to meet with First Nations on mining initiatives
January 29, 2015 - Yukon premier will meet with First Nations to discuss several mining initiatives.

Yukon Days celebrated at Ottawa's Winterlude festival
January 29, 2015 - Yukoners are providing Ottawa with a taste of the territory at Yukon Days as part of the Winterlude festival.

Premier focuses on a stronger North at Ottawa meetings
January 29, 2015 - Premier discusses energy, infrastructure and jobs at Ottawa meetings.

Yukon government extends staking prohibition in the Ross River Area to 2017
January 28, 2015 - Staking prohibition extension gives the Yukon government and the Ross River Dena Council more time to consult on staking areas.

SCAN unit continues to support community safety
January 28, 2015 - The Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) unit is continuing to investigate community complaints and concerns.

Classes resuming for some Ross River students as early as today
January 28, 2015 - Students to resume classes in temporary facilities in Ross River.

Yukon gains additional resident medical specialist
January 28, 2015 - Women's health services augmented by third specialist physician.

Watson Lake Secondary School principal named one of Canada’s top principals in 2015
January 28, 2015 - Jean Maclean of Watson Lake Secondary School is named by The Learning Partnership as one of Canada's Outstanding Principals.

Advanced Artist Award supports more development of the performing arts in Yukon
January 27, 2015 - Performing artists in Yukon receive boost through the Advanced Artist Award.

Youth Investment Fund supports culture, community and education initiatives
January 27, 2015 - The Youth Investment Fund is providing $36,000 to communities for culture, community and education initiatives.

Government of Yukon provides incentives for mineral exploration
January 26, 2015 - Yukon government announces incentives for mineral exploration industry.

Premier and ministers showcase Yukon’s mining industry at Roundup
January 23, 2015 - Premier and ministers showcase Yukon’s commitment to mining industry.

Wholesale pricing announced for Yukon liquor licensees
January 22, 2015 - Premier Pasloski and Minister responsible for the Yukon Liquor Corporation Stacey Hassard announce a new advantage for the hospitality sector.

The Government of Yukon signs job training agreement with Association franco-yukonnaise
January 21, 2015 - A new, three-year funding agreement with AFY for employment and skills training has been signed.

Closure of Ross River School
January 18, 2015 - The Ross River School is closed indefinitely, pending repairs to the school.

Yukon Premier announces changes to Cabinet
January 16, 2015 - The changes include one new member of Cabinet, as well as a new Government House Leader, both from rural Yukon.

Yukon modernizes business legislation
January 15, 2015 - Completion of the Business Legislation Reform Project supports growth in Yukon’s economy with updated business laws.

Yukon students discover diversity and opportunity in Canada
January 15, 2015 - Support is available for 26 Yukon students to participate in an experiential, national youth forum in Ottawa.

Community Development Fund promotes active living and healthy communities
January 15, 2015 - The Government of Yukon awarded more than $159,000 to four community organizations for initiatives for a better Yukon.

First Nations receive funds from Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust
January 15, 2015 - The Government of Yukon has provided Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust funds to two Yukon First Nations.

Youth Investment Fund supports winter sport and recreation projects
January 15, 2015 - The Youth Investment Fund is providing almost $22,000 to communities for winter sport and recreation projects.

Yukon to participate in Emerging Leaders Program, Norway
January 14, 2015 - Yukon participant will join 29 other Canadians selected to participate in the Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leaders program.

Adult FASD diagnostic team to be established in Yukon
January 14, 2015 - New initiatives, including an adult diagnostic team, will support individuals with FASD and their families.

New Department of Environment building officially opened in Watson Lake
January 14, 2015 - Hunters, anglers and campers will enjoy the improved client service area in the new Watson Lake District Office.

Three community groups receive Crime Prevention & Victim Services funding
January 14, 2015 - The Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund has awarded $30,684 in funding to support community projects

Five youth programs receive Crime Prevention and Victim Services funding
January 14, 2015 - Five Whitehorse youth agencies awarded funds for crime prevention and victim support programs.

Oil Burner Mechanic Program at Yukon College receives funding
January 13, 2015 - Yukon government support for the Oil Burner Mechanic Program at Yukon College will ensure more certified oil burner mechanics in Yukon.

Four Yukon organizations receive funding for projects that support victims of crime
January 13, 2015 - The Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund awarded $55,860 to support four community organizations.

Water and Wastewater Operator Program at Yukon College receives support
January 13, 2015 - Yukon government investing $150,000 in the Water and Wastewater Operator Program at Yukon College.

The Yukon government extends support for older workers
January 12, 2015 - Targeted Initiative for Older Workers received renewed three-year funding for training program.

Community Development Fund awards more than $67,000 to strengthen Yukon
January 12, 2015 - Seventeen community organizations across Yukon will receive support to strengthen their work and innovate.

Ross River School closure
January 9, 2015 - Students were sent home today as a safety precaution and the school will remain closed Monday, January 12.

Students encouraged to apply for STEP summer jobs
January 9, 2015 - University students can apply now for summer jobs that provide valuable work experience

National Building Code will be adopted, equipped with Yukon standards
January 8, 2015 - New energy efficiency standards recommended for Yukon home construction