Government of Yukon

February 2016

Canada’s Premiers to Meet on March 2 in Vancouver
February 29, 2016 - Canada’s Premiers will meet in Vancouver, British Columbia on Wednesday, March 2. The meeting will take place at the Pan Pacific Hotel.

B.C. and Yukon renew co-operation on economic initiatives
January 25, 2016 - Premier Christy Clark and Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski commit to strengthen collaboration between the two governments.

Communiqué–Outcomes and priorities for action to address violence against Indigenous women and girls
February 26, 2016 - Canadian leaders committed to coordinated action to prevent violence.

Forest Resources Act review underway
February 29, 2016 - Yukon government begins mandated review of Forest Resource Act.

Yukon delegation takes part in second National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
February 24, 2016 - A Yukon delegation is attending the second National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

A carbon tax is not a solution for Yukon families
February 22, 2016 - A carbon tax would negatively impact Yukoners' quality of life.

Government of Yukon awards funding to 15 groups for projects to support Yukon youth
February 19, 2016 - Young rock climbers, skiers and artists to benefit from funding awarded through the Youth Investment Fund.

New biomass strategy to open development of local biomass energy sector in Yukon
February 18, 2016 - Biomass is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution for heating in the territory.

Government of Yukon 2016/17 budget still affected by Government of Canada cuts
February 16, 2016 - Government of Canada has partially restored the $23 million funding shortfall.

Government of Yukon unveils new 911 call centre
February 16, 2016 - New 911 call centre opens in preparation for Yukon-wide service.

Watson Lake students receive introduction to trades training
February 15, 2016 - Students are gaining hands-on experience in carpentry and other trades through the Skills Exploration program.

Communiqué–Yukon leaders commit to continued collaboration to address high rates of violence against Indigenous women and girls
February 12, 2016 - Released in partnership with Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council

The Know Your Numbers campaign is back for a fourth year
February 12, 2016 - Over the next two weeks, Yukoners can take advantage of free blood pressure clinics.

Government of Yukon contributes to MacBride Museum expansion project
February 10, 2016 - The funds will be applied toward the costs of engineering, architectural design, site preparation and planning.

Advanced Artist Award supports another 13 artists
February 10, 2016 - The Yukon government supports Yukon artists work in poetry, film, dance and other disciplines.

Expansion to Yukon Archives vault announced
February 9, 2016 - The Yukon government is supporting the preservation of Yukon’s history by expanding capacity at Yukon Archives.

Agreement reached on Dawson wastewater treatment plant
February 9, 2016 - The Yukon government will own and operate the new Dawson wastewater treatment plant on an ongoing basis.

Sixth Avenue interim continuing care facility set to open
February 9, 2016 - The opening of the 10-bed temporary continuing care facility will help reduce the wait list for continuing care beds.

Yukon government makes strategic investments in Yukon’s future
February 5, 2016 - A special warrant has been signed to increase funding for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

Yukon’s work on children in care part of national focus
February 5, 2016 - Ministers meeting focuses on how to improve life for children, families and persons with disabilities.

Best in amateur sport celebrated at Sport Yukon awards night
February 5, 2016 - Government of Yukon and Sport Yukon celebrate another banner year for amateur sport in the territory.

Land approved for City of Whitehorse building consolidation project
February 5, 2016 - The arrangement will assist the City with a long-term lease.

Yukon Days ends in Ottawa
February 4, 2016 - Government promoted Yukon issues and industry in nation's capital.

Government of Yukon releases action plan to shape the future of sport in the territory
February 4, 2016 - New sport action plan will make healthy living more accessible for all Yukoners.

Community Development Fund strengthens Yukon community organizations
February 4, 2016 - The Government of Yukon provided $80,801 in Community Development funds towards projects that contribute to community well-being.

Yukon scores top marks on history report card
February 3, 2016 - The Canadian History Report Card gave Yukon an A-, among the country’s top scores, for its teaching of Canadian History.

Social outcomes for Canadians subject of discussion at ministers meeting
February 3, 2016 - Health and Social Services minister to share Yukon perspectives on social issues at national roundtable.

Kindergarten pre-registration for Whitehorse schools begins soon
February 3, 2016 - Kindergarten pre-registration begins February 8, and a French Immersion parent information meeting will be held February 3.

Tourism commercials invite Canadians to Come to My Yukon
February 1, 2016 - First Nations dance group perform at unveiling of Yukon tourism TV commercials inviting Canadians to Come to My Yukon.