Government of Yukon

October 2015

Proposed Elections Act amendments tabled
October 29, 2015 - Changes to the Elections Act were tabled.

Yukon government releases results of Whitehorse corridor functional plan public review
October 29, 2015 - The What We Heard document summarizes survey responses and comments provided during the public review.

Yukon opposition leaders included in Yukon delegation to COP21
October 29, 2015 - The leaders of the Yukon NDP and the Yukon Liberal party will be attending COP21 as part of the Yukon delegation.

Proposed Yukon Oil and Gas Act amendments tabled
October 28, 2015 - Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Scott Kent tabled changes to the Oil and Gas Act today.

Bill to modernize the Land Titles Act tabled today
October 28, 2015 - This bill strengthens Yukon’s land titles system and improves Yukoners’ access to land titles information and services.

Premier Pasloski represents Canada’s premiers at North American Leaders’ Summit
October 28, 2015 - Yukon’s premier will meet with U.S. and Mexican state governors focusing on trade, jobs and economic innovation.

Amendments to the Education Act sought
October 27, 2015 - Minister introduces amendments to clarify role of Education Appeal Tribunal.

New policy allows development of community-based energy projects
October 27, 2015 - New government policy allows development of community-based energy projects and self-sufficiency.

Expansion of IT capital development fund planned for 2016
October 27, 2015 - A funding increase of $2 million annually has been announced for the IT capital envelope.

Dempster Highway route selected to bring fibre diversity to Yukon
October 27, 2015 - The Minister of Economic Development announced that a new fibre optic route was chosen.

Public accounts demonstrate strong financial management
October 26, 2015 - Public accounts show annual surplus of $95 million and accumulated surplus of $1.7 billion.

Bill to amend the Travel for Medical Treatment Act tabled today
October 26, 2015 - New amendments to the Travel for Medical Treatment Act were introduced today.

The Government of Yukon tables amendments to the Municipal Act
October 26, 2015 - The amendments strengthen the Act by incorporating feedback gained from an extensive, three-year review process.

Child care subsidies will increase
October 26, 2015 - Government of Yukon is increasing the Yukon Child Care Subsidy as of December 1.

Guide launched to help local recreation leaders
October 26, 2015 - Community Services launched two key training and planning documents at the recent Recreation Gathering in Marsh Lake.

Open house brings together Yukon’s tourism and cultural sectors
October 23, 2015 - The key theme for the day was cultural tourism, with presentations on Yukon arts, museums and historic sites.

Flu clinics open across Yukon on October 26
October 23, 2015 - Yukon's premier and chief medical officer of health recommend getting a flu shot.

Touring Artist Fund supports theatre production, musicians and photographer
October 23, 2015 - The Touring Artist Fund has been supporting local artists in gaining national and international exposure since 2008.

Premier to lead Yukon delegation to UN climate change conference
October 22, 2015 - The delegation will represent Yukon interests at COP21 in Paris.

Yukon government launches a new awareness campaign to recruit foster parents
October 22, 2015 - A new campaign has launched to recruit new foster parents and clarify who can foster a child.

New Yukon tourism commercials unveiled
October 22, 2015 - More than 160 Yukoners played a role in the development of the commercials, which are part of the Yukon Now 2015/16 marketing campaign.

Miles Canyon suspension bridge closed for inspection and maintenance
October 21, 2015 - The Miles Canyon suspension bridge is closed temporarily to pedestrian and other traffic.

Residential school curriculum to be taught in all Yukon schools this year
October 21, 2015 - New unit focuses on the residential school experiences of Yukon First Nations students.

Yukon-Alaska marketing collaboration receives international award
October 19, 2015 - A Yukon-Alaska marketing campaign receives bronze award.

Yukon government engages with First Nations to explore land development
October 15, 2015 - Project planning to continue with First Nation consultation.

Whistle Bend neighbourhood becoming a beautiful place to live
October 14, 2015 - Landscaping projects are proceeding along neighbourhood streets and the surrounding area.

Premier to connect directly with Yukoners through community conversations
October 8, 2015 - Small, focused meetings will take place from October through December.

Yukon government and business delegation to explore energy innovation
October 7, 2015 - Yukon delegation meeting with energy industry experts on innovations and advancements in energy sector.

Government supports seven arts projects through June Arts Fund
October 7, 2015 - The Arts Fund supports seven organizations to provide creative workshops, events and festivals in Yukon.

Successful tourism and business meetings held in Yellowknife
October 6, 2015 - Meetings wrap up after first-ever tourism mission involving Yukon, N.W.T and their two capital cities.

Public input wanted on development of Health Information Privacy and Management Act regulations
October 5, 2015 - Provide input on how your personal health information is secured.

Local governments honoured at gala event in Whitehorse
October 1, 2015 - Mayors, councillors and other officials were recognized for their dedication to public service.

Tourism Yukon initiative wins national award for innovation
October 1, 2015 - Tourism Yukon has won Destination Canada’s Most Innovative PR Campaign award for its tourism marketing projects.

Legislative assembly to reconvene October 22
October 1, 2015 - The public is invited to attend the opening of the fall sitting at 2071 Second Avenue in Whitehorse.