Government of Yukon

April 2016

Territorial premiers announce key outcomes from Northern Premiers’ Forum
April 29, 2016 - The premiers committed to working together to strengthen engagement with the federal government to ensure long-term, stable and predictable federal funding.

Yukon Housing Corporation introduces improved financial lending
April 29, 2016 - New lending programs announced to help Yukoners buy, build and fix their homes.

Canadian newcomers getting career-ready in accountant bridging program
April 28, 2016 - Program prepares individuals with a background in financial management for accounting and finance careers.

Yukon government sets new rules for movable soccer goals
April 27, 2016 - The new regulation sets safety standards for the safe use of movable soccer goals that weigh more than 18 kg.

Government of Yukon appoints new Yukon Liquor Corporation president
April 27, 2016 - Premier Pasloski has appointed Matt King as president of the Yukon Liquor Corporation.

Nominations now open for 2016 Council of the Federation Literacy Award
April 25, 2016 - Yukoners are encouraged to make nominations for the Council of the Federation Literacy Award.

Education Week celebrates the work of educational partners
April 25, 2016 - The theme ‘A Strong Team Builds Bright Futures’ will guide activities throughout the week.

Yukon government supports signing of Paris Agreement on Earth Day
April 22, 2016 - A global response can help lessen the impacts of climate change in Canada’s north.

Northern premiers to meet to discuss pan-territorial priorities
April 22, 2016 - Yukon hosts premiers from Nunavut and the Northwest Territories for annual Northern Premiers' Forum.

Chief medical officer of health advises Yukoners on avoiding fentanyl overdose
April 22, 2016 - Fentanyl is 100 times more potent than morphine and can lead to overdose and death.

Communities continue to benefit from the Community Development Fund
April 21, 2016 - The funding will go towards hosting a national conference and updating a website, among other projects.

Government of Yukon shares preliminary FASD Prevalence Study results at national conference
April 21, 2016 - Study looked at the prevalence of FASD in Yukon's corrections system.

Touring Artist Fund supports dancer’s travel to Italy
April 21, 2016 - A Yukon dancer is participating in workshops and performances in Italy through the Touring Artist Fund.

Government of Yukon officially opens new St. Elias Adult Group Home
April 21, 2016 - New facility will provide a home for 10 individuals requiring specialized care.

Dawson Airport improvement project moving forward
April 20, 2016 - Functional planning is underway at Dawson Airport, paving the way for runway paving.

Government of Yukon to replace Nares River Bridge in Carcross
April 20, 2016 - New bridge will provide economic opportunities for community.

Premier appoints new president of Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board
April 20, 2016 - Kurt Dieckmann has been appointed president of YWCHSB to replace retiring president Joy Waters.

Work on forestry road to continue near Haines Junction this summer
April 20, 2016 - The Mackintosh East Forest Resources Road will be surfaced for easier access.

A statement from Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski
April 20, 2016 - Premier congratulates Brian Pallister on his win in Manitoba’s provincial election.

Proposed Carmacks bypass road project to undergo environmental assessment
April 19, 2016 - Plans for a 4.8 kilometre bypass road and new bridge over the Nordenskiold River are under development.

Yukon government provides school supplies funding
April 19, 2016 - More than $500,000 will be provided to school councils to purchase supplies for students.

Community Development Fund continues to support community projects
April 19, 2016 - Community initiatives will benefit Yukoners with funding to support job creation and economic growth.

New staff housing project announced for Ross River
April 18, 2016 - The Government of Yukon will build a new efficient staff housing residence for government employees in the community.

Work continues to complete Shakwak program highway improvements
April 18, 2016 - Government investing in three projects that will create 40 jobs in Yukon.

Kluane First Nation and Yukon government develop Dutch Harbour recreational lots
April 18, 2016 - A public lottery is expected to be held summer 2016.

Miles Canyon Suspension Bridge reopened for the summer
April 15, 2016 - The bridge will be closed again in the fall for complete repairs.

Yukon government extends funding for Practical Nurse diploma program to continue
April 14, 2016 - The deadline for applications to the Practical Nurse program is May 1.

Arts Fund supports 12 art projects, reaches milestone with 1000th application
April 14, 2016 - The Arts Fund supports Yukon film, theatre, music and art productions.

Yukon College renovations scheduled for 2016
April 14, 2016 - These improvements will remedy known issues while addressing accessibility concerns.

Yukon government and YuWIN sign new funding agreement
April 14, 2016 - The new two-year agreement will support Yukon’s labour market and help transition employers to the Canada Job Bank.

Government of Yukon tables Chartered Professional Accountants bill
April 13, 2016 - The legislation combines three professional designations into a single designation for Yukon’s regulated accountants.

Yukon tables Income Tax Act amendment to address federal budget impacts
April 13, 2016 - The changes will ensure Yukon families can still enjoy tax credits for children’s fitness and art activities.

Yukon government begins construction of new Carcross firehall
April 13, 2016 - New firehall will strengthen local emergency response.

Planning starts for Old Crow Health Centre replacement
April 13, 2016 - A new building would provide safe, efficient and adequate space for current and future health services in the community.

Electric car joins Yukon government fleet vehicles
April 12, 2016 - The Yukon government is piloting an electric car to test viability and practicality of use in Yukon.

Rideshare program now available for Whitehorse residents and visitors
April 12, 2016 - The transportation sector accounts for more than half of total greenhouse gas emissions in Yukon.

Funding announced to implement colorectal cancer screening program
April 12, 2016 - New screening program will allow for earlier detection of cancer.

Whistle Bend continues to grow with development of Phase 3
April 12, 2016 - Yukon government will invest more than $16 million in design and construction of Whistle Bend phase 3 to meet demand.

Government of Yukon to increase funding for information technology projects
April 12, 2016 - Additional investment in IT infrastructure will help modernize systems and create new opportunities in innovation.

Yukon Housing Corporation and the Yukon Science Institute present Building Science workshop
April 12, 2016 - Workshop to help homeowners better understand how buildings, and their homes, work.

Da Daghay Development Corporation unveils design for River Bend housing development
April 12, 2016 - River Bend will provide affordable housing options for Ta’an Kwäch’än citizens and Yukon Housing Corporation clients.

Government of Yukon proposes amendments to the Students Financial Assistance Act
April 11, 2016 - Proposed amendments to the Students Financial Assistance Act will increase available funding by $376,000.

Yukon government moving forward with land development and planning in Mayo and Dawson
April 11, 2016 - Projects will provide rural and agricultural lots in Mayo and assist with development of Dawson’s north end.

Fifth and Rogers project moving ahead
April 8, 2015 - Market and affordable housing planning concepts underway for Fifth and Rogers project.

Government of Yukon to fund five additional RCMP positions
April 8, 2016 - The Government of Yukon is providing $385,000 in funding for new RCMP resources.

Government of Yukon announces funding support for Crime Stoppers program
April 8, 2016 - Crime Stoppers is an important bridge between communities and the Yukon RCMP.

Yukon government and First Nations hold Yukon Forum
April 8, 2016 - The government-to-government meeting provides an opportunity to discuss shared priorities.

Funding announced for Yukon government contaminated sites cleanup
April 8, 2016 - The Government of Yukon will invest up to $3.9 million in 2016/17 for remediation work.

2016/17 budget sets Yukon on the course for prosperity
April 7, 2016 - The Yukon government’s 2016/17 budget totals $1.392 billion.

Government of Yukon invests $1 million in community-based mental health initiatives
April 7, 2016 - $1 million to be used by communities for innovative projects to address community mental health needs.

Premier purchases new shoes in the spirit of buying local
April 6, 2016 - Premier supports local economy while continuing budget tradition.

Transgender Yukoners can now self-identify on their driver’s licence and general identification card
April 6, 2016 - This change is another step towards inclusivity for all Yukoners.

Yukon government continues to invest in the Land Titles Modernization Project
April 6, 2016 - A $1.1 million investment in the Land Titles Modernization Project will improve services available to Yukoners.

Yukon government expands water monitoring network
April 6, 2016 - More than $1.5 million will be invested in Yukon’s water monitoring network in 2016/17.

Government of Yukon seeks input on tenancy of mobile home pads
April 5, 2016 - Yukon government wants to hear from mobile home park owners and mobile home pad renters.

Youth programming to be included in new Sarah Steele facility
April 5, 2016 - The programming will include a 24/7 withdrawal service for youth as well as a gender-specific residential treatment program.

Yukon government and First Nations work to assist Alsek moose recovery
April 5, 2016 - The Yukon government will continue to work with its partners to recover moose populations.

Four sport and recreation groups to receive core funding from the Yukon government
April 4, 2016 - Core funding from Yukon government will provide stability and security to four sport and recreation groups.

School program will enhance mental health services in Ross River and Faro
April 4, 2016 - Additional community counselling available as part of in-school education program.

Yukon government to expand campgrounds and improve facilities
April 4, 2016 - Up to $350,000 will be provided to improve access to Yukon campgrounds.