Government of Yukon

June 2015

Yukon government and City of Whitehorse sign two-year tourism partnership
June 30, 2015 - Yukon government and City of Whitehorse are renewing commitments to work together on tourism initiatives.

Report released on viability of Yukon–Southeast Alaska economic development corridor
June 26, 2015 - The report findings will be used by municipalities, businesses and utilities in planning for the energy and telecommunication needs of the region.

Yukon hosts ministers to discuss northern opportunities and challenges
June 23, 2015 - Northern Development Ministers' Forum focuses on infrastructure, partnerships and innovation.

Health effects from forest fire smoke
June 23, 2015 - Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health reminds Yukoners to protect themselves from smoke exposure.

Arctic X Games cancelled – funding to be provided to support affected athletes
June 19, 2015 - The Arctic X Games were cancelled following the withdrawal of two out of five participating jurisdictions.

Yukon releases Housing Action Plan
June 19, 2015 - The Yukon government today announced a new Housing Action Plan for Yukon.

Yukon government announces winner of 2015 Environmental Stewardship Award
June 17, 2015 - Minister of Environment Wade Istchenko presented the 2015 Environmental Stewardship Award to this year’s recipient.

New housing funding programs ready to receive applications
June 17, 2015 - Five new housing initiatives created with funds from the Northern Housing Trust (NHT) are ready for applicants.

Premiers continue to build a better North
June 16, 2015 - Infrastructure tops the agenda at northern premiers' talks.

Public Interest Disclosure and Wrongdoing Act now in force
June 15, 2015 - PIDWA enables employees to raise concerns about significant and serious wrongdoings without fear of reprisal.

Yukon Venture Loan Guarantee Program changes increase access to financing
June 10, 2015 - The Yukon Venture Loan Guarantee Program is being updated to reflect current interest rates.

May identification blitz a success
June 9, 2015 - During the month of May, Yukon liquor inspectors conducted their bi-annual identification blitz in Yukon bars.

Whistle Bend continuing care project moves ahead
June 8, 2015 - Three qualified teams have been shortlisted to participate in the next stage of the competitive process.

Premier directs senior government leaders to review Truth and Reconciliation report
June 8, 2015 - Deputy ministers tasked with reviewing the findings in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report and preparing a plan for Yukon’s response.

Yukon government partners with City of Whitehorse on planning project for Fifth and Rogers property
June 4, 2015 - Multi-party planning work to begin on downtown land at Fifth Avenue and Rogers Street.

Yukon Teachers’ Association and the Yukon government ratify new collective agreement
June 4, 2015 - The new collective agreement sets out yearly salary increases totaling five per cent over three years.

Exhibition celebrates fine craft in Yukon
June 4, 2015 - Eight new works of fine craft added to the Yukon Permanent Art Collection in honour of 2015 Craft Year in Yukon and Canada.

Yukon College and Whitehorse Correctional Centre renew education agreement
June 3, 2015 - Yukon College and Yukon’s Corrections Branch have signed a five year Memorandum of Understanding.

New recipients inducted into the Yukon Transportation Hall of Fame
June 3, 2015 - The 2015 Pioneer of the Year, Person of the Year and Order of Polaris awards were presented at the annual ceremony.

A statement by Premier Pasloski on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
June 2, 2015 - The Yukon premier thanks all of the residential school survivors who shared their stories with the commission and encourages Yukoners to read and reflect on the report.

Premier collaborates with counterparts to ensure strong western economy
June 1, 2015 - The 2015 Western Premiers’ Conference centered around discussions of western Canada’s economic prosperity.

Government of Yukon and City of Whitehorse plan next steps for educational reserve
June 1, 2015 - Yukon government and City of Whitehorse will work together on technical studies.

Yukon government contributes to artist retreat
June 1, 2015 - The Yukon government is supporting an artist retreat in the territory.