Government of Yukon

November 2015

Yukon government and Kwanlin Dün First Nation sign intergovernmental accord to advance shared priorities
November 30, 2015 - Accord includes plans for collaboration on community safety, education, justice, land and capacity development.

Yukon tourism organizations and businesses nominated for three awards
November 30, 2015 - More Yukon nominations for Canadian Tourism Awards.

Franconnexion promotes the benefits of bilingualism to Yukon students
November 30, 2015 - French language students from four Yukon schools participating in sessions to encourage continued French education.

Campaign to end violence against women receives crime prevention funding
November 25, 2015 - Les EssentiElles receives support from the Crime Prevention Victim Services Trust Fund.

New Yukon procurement advisory panel established
November 25, 2015 - The panel will help address concerns from the business community regarding procurement policies.

Apprenticeship and trades qualification programs reviewed
November 24, 2015 - The Department of Education is asking stakeholders for feedback.

Yukon Development Corporation presents technical papers for Next Generation Hydro project
November 24, 2015 - Technical information will include the projected costs and socio-economic and enviromental effects of the proposed projects.

Yukon Police Council seeks feedback on community safety issues
November 24, 2015 - Input will inform the territory's policing priorities.

Another early start to flu season in Yukon
November 24, 2015 - Yukon's chief medical officer of health encourages Yukoners to get vaccinated this season.

Annual teddy bear campaign kicks off
November 23, 2015 - The Yukon Liquor Corporation's Twin Bear program provides a bear for children or adults in care.

Government invests in renewed and expanded campground system
November 23, 2015 - New "in-fill" sites in campgrounds close to Whitehorse will mean more camping opportunities for area residents.

Yukon mineral exploration program funding extended
November 20, 2015 - The Government of Yukon is providing $1.4 million in support of prospecting and exploration activities in Yukon.

Agreement between the Yukon government and Many Rivers Counselling ensures no break in service
November 19, 2015 - Second Opinion Society clients will see familiar faces when they visit, and no break in service.

Bill to modernize the Land Titles Act passed
November 19, 2015 - Amendments to modernize the territory’s land titles legislation passed.

Amendments to clarify the role of the Education Appeal Tribunal passed
November 19, 2015 - Minor amendments were made to clarify the original intent of the Education Act.

Community addictions program is now in place
November 19, 2015 - New Alcohol and Drug Services program provides comprehensive services to Yukon communities.

New agency opens to serve job seekers with disabilities
November 19, 2015 - A new agency to provide employment services to Yukoners with disabilities has officially opened.

Courtworkers to receive training in circle sentencing and dispute resolution
November 19, 2015 - Community Justice workers and Aboriginal courtworkers will be in Whitehorse for four days of restorative justice training.

Yukon premier to join prime minister, premiers in Ottawa
November 18, 2015 - Premier Darrell Pasloski will meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the other premiers at next week’s First Ministers Meeting in Ottawa.

Award winners showcase environmental stewardship and excellence in mining
November 17, 2015 - Three mining companies have been recognized for innovation in mining.

Whitehorse Affordable Family Housing residence program expanded
November 17, 2015 - The program offers a range of services that support independent living and skills development.

Yukon government considers public input on Students Financial Assistance Act
November 17, 2015 - The Yukon government is reviewing public input on the Students Financial Assistance Act and considering updating the act.

New strategic initiatives unit for Department of Energy, Mines and Resources
November 16, 2015 - The new unit will manage department initiatives.

Students on school trip to France return safely to Yukon
November 16, 2015 - Ten students and two staff members returned safely from trip to France over the weekend.

Yukon government and mining industry to connect at annual Geoscience Forum
November 13, 2015 - Yukon to showcase geology and mineral industry at the annual Geoscience Forum, starting this weekend.

Government of Yukon and Kluane First Nation sign new education agreement
November 13, 2015 - The new agreement focuses on curriculum development, school programming and staffing on Kluane First Nation Traditional Territory.

Yukon’s Labour Market Information Portal launched
November 12, 2015 - Yukon government launches a website specifically designed to assist labour market-related research and career planning.

New study to monitor Whitehorse air quality
November 10, 2015 - Government of Yukon is partnering with City of Whitehorse to study Whitehorse air quality.

Yukon’s 2015 Farmers of the Year reinventing the mixed family farm
November 9, 2015 - Kate Mechan and Bart Bounds of Elemental Farms have been recognized as Yukon’s 2015 Farmers of the Year.

Twelve Yukoners receive bursaries to pursue health-related studies
November 9, 2015 - 12 out of 49 selected to receive government financial support to further studies in medicine and health related fields.

Minister of Justice honours 14 Yukoners at Community Safety Awards
November 6, 2015 - Fourteen Yukoners were recognized for making their communities a safer place to live.

Premier invites Grand Chief to join Yukon delegation at COP21
November 6, 2015 - Yukon's delegation will include the Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief and leaders of Yukon's opposition parties.

Yukon supports asset management with First Nation and municipal governments
November 5, 2015 - Together with municipal and First Nation governments, Yukon is committing to making asset management a priority.

Yukon College to become Yukon University
November 4, 2015 - Yukon College’s transition to become a university is currently underway.

New campaign encourages Yukoners to make a will
November 4, 2015 - Make a Will Month encourages awareness of the importance of making a legally-valid will.

A statement from the Government of Yukon on the Yukon Court of Appeal’s decision in the Peel regional land use planning appeal
November 4, 2015 - The Yukon government will review the court’s decision and consider the implications.

Premier announces the appointment of four deputy ministers
November 4, 2015 - New leaders for Executive Council Office, Energy, Mines and Resources, Community Services, and Highways and Public Works.

Take Action on Radon campaign begins
November 3, 2015 - Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking. Find out how to reduce your exposure to radon at home.

Yukon government partners with Mount Sima to attract elite skiers and snowboarders
November 2, 2015 - Yukon government partners with the Friends of Mount Sima Society to help make Yukon an elite training destination.