Government of Yukon

September 2015

Yukon gets AA rating from global rating agency
September 30, 2015 - Strengths highlighted in the report include very low debt levels, exceptional liquidity and good financial management.

Ministers promoting Yukon’s mineral sector potential
September 30, 2015 - Ministers will provide updates on government efforts underway to enhance the investment climate in Yukon.

Ready to Work program supports tourism workers and employers
September 29, 2015 - Graduates of a tourism-focused program were celebrated at a ceremony last weekend.

New measures introduced to improve Yukon Nominee Program
September 28, 2015 - Measures introduced to the Yukon Nominee Program to improve transparency and accountability.

Sally and Sisters/Soeurs celebrate fifth anniversary
September 28, 2015 - Fifth anniversary of the Sally and Sisters program which provides hot meals to women and children twice a week.

Government of Yukon provided northern perspective to Toronto conference
September 25, 2015 - Lessons from the Arctic conference took place September 17 and 18.

Excellence recognized and celebrated in the public service
September 25, 2015 - Public servants recognized with the Premier's Award of Excellence.

Yukon government invests in national training for Yukon First Nation artists
September 24, 2015 - Sheldon and Steinhagen were in Ottawa this week to build business skills.

Yukon government provides funding for national theatre festival to visit Whitehorse
September 24, 2015 - A national theatre festival is receiving a funding contribution to host their event in Whitehorse next summer.

A statement from Yukon’s Premier regarding telecommunications for Yukoners
September 23, 2015 - It is our goal to ensure that telecommunications services can be provided in a reliable, consistent and affordable way.

Yukon RCMP commanding officer awarded Order of Merit of the Police Forces
September 23, 2015 - Chief Superintendent Peter Clark awarded prestigious distinction.

Community Development Fund supports community projects
September 23, 2015 - The Yukon government awarded $102,000 to seven community organizations towards a variety of projects aimed to support health.

Department of Education to review information sharing protocols
September 22, 2015 - Information sharing arrangements will be reviewed following a potential data breach.

Yukoners attend BreakOut West to showcase talent
September 18, 2015 - Local musicians attend music conference and festival in Victoria B.C.

A statement by Minister Doug Graham on the settlement of Syrian refugees
September 17, 2015 - The Government of Yukon is committed to supporting community efforts to aid Syrian refugees.

Yukon marketing initiative nominated for national award
September 17, 2015 - Destination Canada announced Tourism Yukon as a finalist for the Most Innovative PR Campaign award in July.

Residential Landlord and Tenant Act and regulations proclaimed
September 16, 2015 - The Residential Landlord and Tenant Act and regulations provide modern legislation for Yukon landlords and tenants.

Precious Metals Summit provides promotional opportunities
September 16, 2015 - This summit provides international investors and mineral industry specialists with opportunity to learn about Yukon’s mineral industry.

Seniors kept up to date on Whistle Bend continuing care facility design and development
September 15, 2015 - Officials continue to talk with seniors' organizations about the new Whistle Bend facility.

New Veterinary Services Program to help farmers
September 15, 2015 - A new pilot program to improve access to veterinary care will benefit Yukon livestock owners who raise animals for food.

Yukoners reminded to arrange extra health insurance for travel outside the territory
September 14, 2015 - Plan for the unexpected. Ensure you have additional health insurance to cover medevac and ambulance fees.

Yukon government to enhance security at Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport parking lot
September 14, 2015 - Incidents at the lot have demonstrated that work is required to protect Yukoners’ property.

Premier welcomes foreign diplomats to Yukon
September 14, 2015 - Twenty-three delegates from 14 countries in Whitehorse on September 15.

Public review of updated elk management plan to begin
September 14, 2015 - The Department of Environment and the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board are seeking comments on a draft management plan.

Yukon donates $25,000 to assist Syrian refugees
September 11, 2015 - Yukon’s territorial parties support a donation from the Government of Yukon to the Canadian Red Cross.

Ross River students return to school
September 10, 2015 - Ministers host barbecue as students resume classes at Ross River School.

Government of Yukon and Kluane First Nation partner to support economic development initiatives
September 9, 2015 - The Yukon government and Kluane First Nation sign a memorandum of understanding to explore wind energy options and develop cottage lots.

Energy efficiency program contributes to vitality of local businesses
September 9, 2015 - Commercial Energy Incentive Program proves popular and vital among local business sector.

Elder receives award for contributions to Native language literacy
September 8, 2015 - Margaret Workman received the Council of the Federation Literacy Award today for her work on Native Languages.

Yukon Liquor Corporation to seek input from liquor licensees
September 8, 2015 - From September 24th to October 1st, YLC will conduct focus group sessions in Dawson and Whitehorse.

George Johnston Museum unveils new addition to museum grounds
September 4, 2015 - The not-for-profit association commissioned local artist Keith Wolfe Smarch to paint a traditional Tlingit house-front.

Yukon government, City of Whitehorse partner for tourism and business mission
September 4, 2015 - The Yukon government and the City of Whitehorse will host a business event in Yellowknife in October.

Women’s Forum to be held in Whitehorse this September
September 3, 2015 - Women's Forum to focus on women and justice at annual meeting.

French immersion Kindergarten class begins at Selkirk Elementary School
September 3, 2015 - A new French immersion Kindergarten class has begun at Selkirk Elementary School.

Hunter Education and Ethics Development training now available online
September 1, 2015 - Free online course reflects the ethics and nuances of the Yukon hunting experience.