Government of Yukon

January 2016

Visitors to Ottawa’s Winterlude festival to get a taste of Yukon
January 29, 2016 - Government of Yukon and Air North partner to promote Yukon as a year-round travel destination.

Yukon organization wins Arctic Inspiration Prize
January 28, 2016 - The Recreation and Parks Association of Yukon was awarded the annual prize last night.

Yukon government signs agreement for new continuing care facility
January 28, 2016 - Today the Government of Yukon announced it has finalized one of the largest construction contracts ever awarded in Yukon.

Premier wraps up successful community conversations initiative as budget tour begins
January 27, 2016 - Over the last three months, the premier has listened to a cross-section of Yukoners through small, face-to-face meetings.

Minister to join federal, provincial and territorial colleagues at climate change meeting
January 27, 2016 - Ministers will work toward a framework agreement on climate change.

Yukon priorities to be highlighted in Ottawa
January 27, 2016 - Premier and ministers to continue setting foundations for Yukon’s long-term economic growth.

Yukon government and First Nations working together to improve clarity and management of mining in Yukon
January 26, 2016 - A protocol and working group have been established to guide discussions on mining.

Yukon government provides assistance to the placer mining industry
January 26, 2016 - Government work focuses on roads, a reclamation guide and assistance to prospectors.

Yukon government provides assistance to hard rock mineral industry
January 26, 2016 - The Government of Yukon is supporting mining in the territory through increased funding and access to programs.

Community Development Fund contributes to initiatives that enhance community well-being
January 26, 2016 - Yukon government has awarded $255,426 to four community organizations for projects that provide socio-economic benefits.

Government of Yukon invests in support for mine sector promotion activities
January 25, 2016 - Government of Yukon commits to the promotion of Yukon’s mineral sector by providing Yukon Mining Alliance with $904,500 over three years.

Yukon government and Kaska Nation sign milestone agreements to advance reconciliation and resource development discussions
January 25, 2016 - Yukon government and Kaska sign agreements on reconciliation and resource development.

Functional planning to begin on Dawson airport redevelopment
January 24, 2016 - Plan will determine how government will invest in improvements at the airport.

Yukon’s mining industry promoted at Invest Yukon Pavilion
January 21, 2016 - The Government of Yukon will promote the territory’s investment readiness to investors on January 24 and 25 in Vancouver.

Yukon’s mineral potential showcased at mining industry meeting
January 21, 2016 - Exploration and investment in Yukon’s mineral resources to be highlighted in Vancouver.

Common issues give ministers opportunities to share
January 21, 2016 - Meetings between Canada’s health ministers were held this week in Vancouver.

Arts Fund supports new creative work
January 21, 2016 - Arts organization across the territory are receiving funding for theatre, dance, festivals and workshops.

Government of Yukon, Yukon Chamber of Commerce to lead business mission to Ottawa during Yukon Days
January 21, 2016 - Business mission to strengthen relationships between Yukon and Ottawa.

Government of Yukon’s Science Strategy released
January 20, 2016 - The strategy sets the government's approach to scientific priorities, research and capacity in the territory.

Functional planning begins for new French First Language high school
January 20, 2016 - Local architectural and design firm will begin functional planning for the new French language high school.

Trouble puppet show tours communities
January 19, 2016 - The show will tour schools in communities throughout Yukon to teach children how to manage emotions.

Unique television partnership for Tourism Yukon project
January 19, 2016 - Episodes from the digital storytelling project will be broadcast on TV starting today in a unique media promotion.

Minister to join provincial and territorial colleagues at health ministers meeting
January 19, 2016 - Minister looking forward to continued collaboration with provincial and territorial colleagues.

Government of Yukon offers mentorship program to filmmakers
January 18, 2016 - The Film and Sound Commission is launching a pilot Producer Mentorship Program to support the local film industry.

A statement from Health and Social Services Minister Mike Nixon regarding the soup kitchen at CYO Hall in the Sacred Heart Cathedral
January 14, 2016 - The Government of Yukon has not contemplated closing the soup kitchen.

Government of Yukon announces new youth mental health program with support from Bell Let’s Talk and Northwestel
January 14, 2016 - The FRIENDS program focuses on prevention and treatment services.

New home of F.H. Collins Secondary School officially opened
January 14, 2016 - F.H. Collins hosted the grand opening ceremony for its new home on January 13.

Yukon Housing Corporation seeks proposals to support the Housing Action Plan
January 13, 2016 - Four Requests for Proposals issued to implement action plan priorities.

Selkirk French immersion program to continue in 2016
January 12, 2016 - The new Early French Immersion program established at Selkirk Elementary School last year has been expanded to Grade 1.

Fifth and Rogers planning contract awarded
January 11, 2016 - Stantec Architecture of Whitehorse will produce options for downtown land parcel.

Cultural community initiatives receive Community Development Fund support
January 11, 2016 - Over $188,000 has been awarded for projects that promote and enhance cultural and economic benefits to Yukon communities.

Artists funded to tour sculpture, puppetry, film and music performances
January 8, 2016 - Yukon artists are receiving support to tour in Europe, Canada, the U.S. and Japan.

Premier and ministers want to hear from Yukoners
January 8, 2016 - January to March, the premier and Cabinet ministers will meet with and listen to Yukoners’ thoughts on budget priorities.

Yukoner to learn about Arctic challenges in Emerging Leaders Program
January 5, 2016 - Yukoner journeys through Arctic Norway to learn about northern challenges and potential.

RCMP and SCAN unit take action against drug trafficking in Whitehorse
January 5, 2016 - The RCMP and Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) unit carried out coordinated actions on New Year’s Eve.