Government of Yukon

August 2016

Daycares join schools in promoting healthy choices
August 31, 2016 - From the Ground Up celebrates its fifth year with the addition of daycares.

Health Information Privacy and Management Act now in force
August 31, 2016 - The Health Information Privacy and Management Act brings privacy and access into balance.

MacBride Museum receives $6 million to construct new building in downtown Whitehorse
August 30, 2016 - The Government of Canada and the Government of Yukon have provided matching funding toward the Museum’s expansion project.

New regulation regarding admissions to French First Language schools passed
August 30, 2016 - Regulation allows delegated authority for admissions and recognizes Minister’s authority to evaluate admissions process.

Government of Yukon working to meet needs of foster children and foster parents
August 30, 2016 - There are currently 61 foster parents in Yukon.

Government of Canada delivers more than $7.8 million to Yukon for community infrastructure projects
August 30, 2016 - This is the first of two installments this year under the federal Gas Tax Fund.

Government of Yukon increases support for recycling and local processors
August 25, 2016 - Yukon’s recycling processors will see increased funding from the Government of Yukon in 2016/17.

Government recognizes unique nature of Yukon log homes
August 24, 2016 - Homes built with exterior log walls are now exempt from section 9.36 of Canada’s National Building Code.

Yukon selects youth ambassador for Morocco climate change conference
August 23, 2016 - Annina Altherr will join the Government of Yukon at the COP22 conference in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society of Yukon to benefit from Innovation Fund award
August 23, 2016 - The group is one of 12 organizations and projects to share $620,000 through the Mental Wellness Innovation Fund.

Yukon government invests in local fare and culinary expertise
August 22, 2016 - The Yukon government has invested $15,000 to support the celebration and presentations of Yukon's culinary riches.

Yukon Geological Survey's Maurice Colpron wins national award
August 22, 2016 - Committee of Provincial and Territorial Geologists honours a Yukon geologist for the first time.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to visit two Yukon communities this September
August 22, 2016 - The public will be invited to share in a lively celebration in Whitehorse on September 28.

Five outstanding Yukon youth recognized in awards ceremony
August 19, 2016 - The Yukon government’s Youth Directorate selected the winners for their exceptional community contributions.

Liquor regulations modernized
August 18, 2016 - Streamlined liquor rules reflect national practices and local industry feedback.

Popularity of pilot programs demonstrates Yukoners are eager to save energy and money
August 18, 2016 - Highly popular Residential and Commercial Energy Incentive Programs contribute to substantial energy and cost savings.

Community projects continue to benefit from the Community Development Fund
August 17, 2016 - These Tier II projects will provide approximately 4,650 hours of employment for 52 people.

Magnetic North Theatre Festival enjoys huge success in Yukon
August 16, 2016 - 2016 box office revenues for Canada's Magnetic North Theatre were over $49K; the Made in Yukon box office was over $21K.

Rural Yukon communities are biggest beneficiaries of Mental Wellness Innovation Fund
August 16, 2016 - 12 community projects will be sharing $620,000 through the fund.

Government of Yukon opens new service centre dedicated to youth
August 16, 2016 - New initiative to help youth navigate Yukon government services.

Funding announced for repairs to Kaushee's Place
August 12, 2016 - The Yukon Housing Corporation provides capital maintenance funding for building improvements to enhance safety and comfort.

Community Development Fund continues to make communities better
August 11, 2016 - The Government of Yukon awarded more than $156,000 towards community-based projects.

Yukon Walking Tour app launched
August 11, 2016 - Locals and visitors can take guided walking tours of three Yukon communities using a new mobile app.

Arts Operating Funds support community arts and culture
August 10, 2016 - Yukon visual arts, music, theatre and dance societies and community projects receive annual operating and project funds.

Yukon government will fully implement all Procurement Advisory Panel recommendations
August 10, 2016 - Yukon government is acting on recommendations made by an advisory panel to improve procurement for local businesses.

Long-serving paramedic receives EMS Exemplary Service Medal
August 5, 2016 - Jon Trefry, a primary care paramedic and supervisor with Yukon EMS received a Governor General's Exemplary Service award.

Yukon dedicated to full participation in National Inquiry
August 3, 2016 - Yukon’s advisory committee remains committed to working across Canada to ensure inquiry is truly national and reflects Yukon realities.

Government of Yukon and First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun sign new education agreement
August 3, 2016 - A new agreement with the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun outlines joint communication and participation on curriculum development, school programming and staffing.