Government of Yukon

March 2015

Government of Yukon and City of Whitehorse increase support for recycling
March 31, 2015 - Government of Yukon and City of Whitehorse work together on long-term solution for recycling in Yukon.

Yukon budget proposes significant tax relief for Yukoners
March 31, 2015 - 2015 budget will bring significant tax reductions and enhancements to the Yukon Child Tax Benefit.

Yukon’s solid waste facility operators gather in Whitehorse
March 31, 2015 - Yukon’s solid waste facility operators gathered in Whitehorse for two days to share, discuss and network.

New Salvation Army Centre of Hope to be built in Whitehorse
March 31, 2015 - Expansion of services and addition of space at new Salvation Army Centre of Hope will benefit vulnerable population.

Whitehorse hosts the 2015 Canadian Masters Curling Championships
March 27, 2015 - Canada’s top masters curlers have arrived in Whitehorse for the Canadian Masters Curling Championships.

Yukon delegation heading to International Summit on the Teaching Profession
March 27, 2015 - Yukon educators to attend International Summit on the Teaching Profession in Banff, Alberta, from March 29-30.

Yukon’s Emergency Response Centre to host new 9-1-1 call centre
March 27, 2015 - The Government of Yukon has allocated over $1 million in 2015/16, pending legislative approval, to lay the groundwork for expanding emergency 9-1-1 service to all Yukon communities.

Funding allocated for affordable rental housing in Carcross
March 26, 2015 - $235,226 from the Northern Housing Trust will flow to the Carcross/Tagish Management Corporation for the construction of two affordable housing projects.

Additional support for arts and community activities along the Whitehorse waterfront
March 26, 2015 - Additional funding announced for community and cultural programming along the Whitehorse waterfront.

New advocate will support Yukon women navigating legal system
March 26, 2015 - $281,000 in funding announced for provision of women’s legal advocate position and legal advocacy program enhancement.

Yukon government and Carcross/Tagish First Nation sign intergovernmental accord
March 26, 2015 - Through the accord, the two governments will work together on common priorities.

Six-unit affordable rental accommodation development planned for Carmacks
March 25, 2015 - A $1.16 million community housing project awarded from the Northern Housing Trust competition is in the early stages of development.

Yukon government partners with Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Carcross Tagish Management Corporation to create employment opportunities for Aboriginal youth
March 25, 2015 - By constructing tiny buildings, Aboriginal youth are building skills and gaining employment experience.

FireSmart projects help protect and prepare Yukon communities
March 23, 2015 - The Government of Yukon has committed a total of $850,000 to fund 27 organizations to complete 30 FireSmart projects.

Funding announced for fish and wildlife research and monitoring projects
March 23, 2015 - Yukon government has announced plans to fund more than 30 fish and wildlife projects in 2015/16.

Input wanted on proposed regulations for oil-fired appliances and carbon monoxide safety
March 20, 2015 - Yukoners invited to review proposed safety regulations for oil-fired appliances and carbon monoxide.

Dawson City Arts Society to receive funding increase
March 20, 2015 - Dawson City Arts Society receives funding boost.

New life for old facility expands services for individuals with mental health challenges
March 19, 2015 - Safety and security, along with appropriate supports, will benefit clients at new transitional living facility.

Yukon government announces improved access to camping opportunities
March 19, 2015 - Yukon government invests more than $500,000 on a new campground and an extended camping season.

Funding announced for contaminated sites cleanup
March 18, 2015 - Nine contaminated sites will be remediated to minimize risks to human health and the environment.

Departments of Environment and Community Services transfer programs
March 17, 2015 - Animal protection activities will be part of the Animal Health Program, allowing for shared expertise.

More than $130,000 in arts funding awarded to 12 Yukon groups
March 17, 2015 - Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in is among 12 recipients receiving arts funding for a diverse set of projects.

Yukon government to improve water information sharing and training opportunities
March 16, 2015 - Government of Yukon to invest more than $1 million to understanding and managing groundwater, improving access to safe drinking water and planning for water needs now and in the future.

Public review of the Whitehorse corridor functional plan starts today
March 16, 2015 - The Yukon public is encouraged to find out more and to share their views regarding the redevelopment of this vital section of the Alaska Highway.

Yukon to host 2016 Arctic X Games
March 12, 2015 - Together with local partners, Yukon will host the 2016 Arctic X Games.

The Yukon government retains new legal counsel in the Peel land use planning case
March 12, 2015 - Analysis and discussion with newly retained legal counsel.

Yukon tourism mission strengthens ties in China
March 12, 2015 - Tourism industry delegates and the minister of Tourism and Culture return home after a successful mission to Asia.

Yukon delegates poised to benefit from first tourism mission to Japan
March 12, 2015 - Tourism industry delegates and minister of Tourism and Culture return home after great success in Japan.

New deputy minister in the Department of Education
March 12, 2015 - Premier Darrell Pasloski announced today that Judy Arnold will be the acting deputy minister of Education.

Whitehorse continuing care facility moves forward with RFQ release
March 11, 2015 - Request for qualifications issued yesterday for Whistle Bend continuing care facility.

Lotteries Yukon unveils commissioned art to commemorate its 40th anniversary
March 11, 2015 - Lotteries Yukon is commemorating its 40th anniversary with four commissioned works of art.

Construction of new detox centre to begin this spring
March 11, 2015 - New building, increased capacity will provide enhanced addictions services and supports to Yukon residents who need them.

Energy Mines and Resources statement on release of draft hydraulic fracturing documents
March 8, 2015 - Draft documents were inadvertently released. 

More than 50 students compete at Destination Imagination Yukon
March 6, 2015 - More than 50 Yukon students participated in the third annual Destination Imagination Yukon tournament last weekend.

Advancing skin health and wound management skills in Yukon
March 6, 2015 - More than 80 healthcare professionals attended conference to advance care they provide to Yukon residents.

Yukon youth help tackle mental health stigmas
March 6, 2015 - Students surprised how much stigma surrounds mental health; want to address in schools.

Audit of Yukon Corrections addresses successes, opportunities for improvement
March 5, 2015 - Department of Justice and the Corrections branch appreciate receipt of Auditor General’s report.

Yukon Legislative Assembly to reconvene April 2
March 5, 2015 - The public is invited to attend the opening of the spring sitting of the Yukon Legislative Assembly.

Yukon Housing and Yukon Lung Association offering radon mitigation training
March 4, 2015 - The Yukon Lung Association has partnered with the YHC to sponsor a contractor’s workshop on radon mitigation.

Anaphylaxis Canada’s new online course available for Yukon educators
March 4, 2015 - New bilingual online resource now available to Yukon educators from Anaphylaxis Canada.

Roadside bear hunting recommendations released
March 2, 2015 - Recommendations concerning roadside bear hunting are now public, in advance of a formal response from the Yukon government.

Puppet show tours Yukon schools to help children learn about non-violence
March 2, 2015 - Yukon artists base educational puppet show on Only You Are You book.