Government of Yukon

May 2015

Touring Artist Fund supports artist’s tour to Ireland
May 28, 2015 - The artist will take her exhibition North of Myth to Northern Ireland later this year.

Five projects share $200,000 to help prevent violence against Aboriginal women
May 28, 2015 - The Prevention of Violence Against Aboriginal Women Fund has provided some $1.9 million for 70 projects since 2004.

Cultural and heritage institutions supported through special projects funding program
May 27, 2015 - Government of Yukon continues support for museums and First Nations cultural centres.

Coding boot camp trains future Yukon web developers
May 27, 2015 - The Government of Yukon and Lighthouse Labs are working to introduce more web developers into Yukon’s economy.

Yukon government announces ACTIVE AT SCHOOL partnership
May 27, 2015 - The Yukon government will receive $125,000 over three years to promote physical activity among students at Yukon schools.

Summit on foreign qualification recognition held yesterday
May 27, 2015 - Department of Education’s public summit on foreign qualification recognition generates action item and new ideas for the north.

Yukon modernizes its personal property security registry
May 26, 2015 - A modern electronic personal property registry has been implemented in Yukon.

Explore Your Yukon during Tourism Week
May 26, 2015 - Yukoners are encouraged to explore their home during Tourism Week.

Yukon Housing Corporation introduces HOPE
May 26, 2015 - The Home Ownership Preparedness and Education Program will be launched June 20 to 21 in Whitehorse.

Five organizations share nearly $600,000 in funding for major projects
May 25, 2015 - Yukon government recently awarded nearly $600,000 to five community organizations, contributing to tourism and culture.

Pertussis outbreak in Yukon prompts warning
May 21, 2015 - Two cases of pertussis confirmed in Yukon.

Regulation changes will help moose and caribou populations recover
May 21, 2015 - Updated hunting rules will help manage Faro-area moose, Itsi mountain goat and Fortymile caribou populations.

Community Development Fund supports community enhancement and well-being
May 21, 2015 - Yukon government supports projects that enhance community infrastructure.

Atlin Music Festival given go-ahead to purchase beer directly from Yukon business
May 20, 2015 - A one-time agreement has been reached between the governments of Yukon and B.C. that will allow Yukon Brewing to direct ship.

Three contracts awarded for transmission line work
May 20, 2015 - Yukon government improving electrical infrastructure between Stewart Crossing and Keno City.

Nominations invited for 2015 Council of Federation Literacy Award
May 19, 2015 - The Council of the Federation is now inviting nominations for its 2015 Literacy Awards to recognize leaders in literacy across the country.

Yukon government and City of Whitehorse sign memorandum of understanding on land development
May 19, 2015 - Whitehorse assumes development and sale of Yukon land within its boundaries. Whistle Bend Phase 3 to be first project.

Government of Yukon and Yukon Teachers’ Association reach tentative agreement
May 15, 2015 - The Yukon government and Yukon Teachers’ Association are pleased to announce a tentative agreement has been reached.

Ministers to attend 2015 Dawson City Gold Show
May 14, 2015 - The 29th Dawson City International Gold Show kicks off on May 15.

Whitehorse students celebrate French language education in talent show
May 13, 2015 - 400 secondary students took to the stage at the Yukon Arts Centre to celebrate Yukon Francophonie Day.

Interim deputy minister for the Yukon Development Corporation
May 13, 2015 - Premier thanks retiring deputy minister for his many years of service.

eServices now available for anglers and campers
May 12, 2015 - Yukoners can now purchase angling licences and resident annual campground permits online.

Association of Yukon Communities marks 40th anniversary at annual general meeting
May 11, 2015 - Yukon government signs agreements with eight communities at AYC annual general meeting.

Yukon government accepts Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board’s recommendation on roadside bear hunting
May 8, 2015 - The roadside hunting of grizzly bears will continue while a management plan is developed.

Yukon youth entrepreneurial skills showcased in Whitehorse
May 8, 2015 - Conference provides youth with skills, inspiration and experience to get business ideas off the ground.

Ministers recognize Mining and Geology Week, pay tribute to industry pioneers
May 7, 2015 - Premier and ministers pay tribute to Yukon Mining and Geology Week.

Pilot project announced for summer EMS coverage in Haines Junction
May 7, 2015 - Haines Junction has been approved for a pilot project that will provide summer EMS coverage in the community this season.

Yukon businesses reap awards at 2015 Frozen Globe Awards gala in Iqaluit
May 7, 2015 - Deputy Premier Elaine Taylor is congratulating Yukon businesses for receiving bulk of awards at gala.

Yukon Mineral Exploration Program supports 62 projects
May 6, 2015 - Sixty-two projects receive funding to promote and enhance mineral prospecting and exploration.

Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver gets some Yukon financial support
May 6, 2015 - 30 Yukon families have found a home away from home since the opening of Ronald McDonald House in July 2014.

Mental wellness is focus of Mental Health Week
May 5, 2015 - Mental Health Week is the launch pad for a new campaign that focuses on mental well-being, and the concept of flourishing.

Medical sign language interpreters available to Yukoners in B.C. and Alberta
May 5, 2015 - Contracts provide medical sign language interpretation for hard of hearing citizens receiving services in B.C. and Alberta.

Yukon’s Visitor Information Centres open early for the summer season
May 5, 2015 - Yukon opens its Visitor Information Centres for the upcoming season.

Google Apps for Education introduced at Christ the King Elementary School
May 4, 2015 - Christ the King Elementary School is the first Yukon school to begin using Google Apps for Education.

Technology, activities and more at an Education trade show booth this weekend
May 1, 2015 - Yukon Education hosting interactive booth at trade show, focused on WorkFutures career planning and school programs.