Government of Yukon

July 2015

Minister Kent kicks off annual Yukon mineral exploration site tour
July 30, 2015 - Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Scott Kent recently visited two of Yukon’s key mineral exploration projects.

Professional Development Fund provides support to local organizations
July 30, 2015 - Three local organizations receive training funding from the Professional Development Fund.

Government of Yukon boosts film and sound projects
July 28, 2015 - Film, demo and full-length sound recording projects receive Government of Yukon funding support.

Community Development Fund contributes to projects promoting community well-being
July 23, 2015 - Yukon government awarded over $103,000 to eight community organizations for projects supporting the enhancement of healthy communities.

Minister and industry delegates attend Canadian Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference
July 22, 2015 - Yukon representatives attended a national gathering to share priorities and collaborate on energy and mining development in Canada.

Skookum Jim Friendship Centre to host new legal advocate for women
July 21, 2015 - Legal advocate to be recruited to help women navigate the criminal justice system.

Visual, literary and performing artists receive Advanced Artist Award
July 21, 2015 - Senior level artists are given support for professional development and creative practice.

Government supports 14 projects through the Arts Fund
July 21, 2015 - Arts Fund benefits Yukon youth and artists, and visitors in the territory.

Ceremony honours Whitehorse historic site
July 21, 2015 - Yukon’s most recent historic site designation was celebrated at the Old Log Church and Rectory.

Standard Bus Contracting to provide school bus service to Yukon
July 20, 2015 - The Yukon government is entering into a tentative contract with Standard Bus Contracting for school bus service.

Annual funding announced for arts organizations
July 20, 2015 - Arts Operating Funds support theatre, film, dance, music and visual art festivals and events in Yukon.

Yukon to be first territory to chair premiers’ Council of the Federation
July 17, 2015 - Leadership role recognizes the long-standing significance of the North within Canada.

New deputy shores up office of Yukon’s chief medical officer of health
July 17, 2015 - Yukon will benefit from the experience of the new deputy chief medical officer of health.

Feedback sought on proposed amendments to Yukon Oil and Gas legislation
July 16, 2015 - The Yukon government is proposing amendments to the legislation to improve transparency and clarity.

Yukon to host Canadian Forest Ministers in 2016
July 16, 2015 - The ministers will participate in a forum to provide leadership and generate action on forestry-related matters.

Premier collaborates with national Aboriginal leaders on shared priorities
July 15, 2015 - Topics of discussion included the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report and preventing violence against Aboriginal women and girls.

Pasloski takes northern perspective on economy to premiers’ summer meeting
July 13, 2015 - Yukon premier joins counterparts in St. John’s to make progress on shared priorities.

Yukon arts and culture showcased at Pan Am and Parapan Am Games
July 10, 2015 - Yukon dancers and musicians will offer a taste of the North to audiences at the games in Toronto this July and August.

New Community Safety Committee continues Sharing Common Ground partnerships
July 10, 2015 - The committee will work together to address complex issues that require broad, community-driven responses.

Taylor House dedicated as Yukon’s Government House
July 6, 2015 - Historic Taylor House is the new home of the Office of the Commissioner.

Pioneer Utility Grant modernized
July 2, 2015 - Changes to Pioneer Utility Grant ensure fairness, flexibility and sustainability.

Government support enables A Safe Place to continue operations
July 2, 2015 - Additional funding to Victoria Faulkner Women's Centre ensures operation until March, 2016.