Government of Yukon

July 2016

Youth invited to Our Voices and Champagne and Aishihik First Nations wellness conference
July 28, 2016 - The five-day event emphasizes leadership and wellness through connecting with the land.

Government of Yukon proud of investment in community IT infrastructure
July 28, 2016 - The project and service upgrades will improve capacity, provide faster Internet, and develop and enhance e-services.

Basic 911 service now available across Yukon
July 28, 2016 - The Basic 911 system is now in place across Yukon, providing one easy to remember emergency number.

First two years of Yukon water strategy show great progress
July 27, 2016 - The Yukon water strategy and action plan is now two years old. Learn more about the progress it has inspired.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Yukon this fall
July 27, 2016 - Yukon premier welcomes the news that the upcoming Royal Tour will include a stay in Yukon.

New regulations for Yukon’s Student Financial Assistance Act
July 26, 2016 - New regulations bring Student Financial Assistance Act into effect.

Yukon government ensures single seniors not impacted by changes to GIS
July 26, 2016 - Regulation amended so single Yukon seniors do not lose out financially.

Seventeen infrastructure projects in Yukon get joint government funding
July 26, 2016 - Residents in communities across Yukon will soon benefit from newly approved infrastructure investments.

Yukon artists demonstrate their creativity and skill
July 25, 2016 - The Arts Fund is supporting a variety of hands-on arts projects and creativeactivities this summer.

Capital Markets Regulatory Authority initial board of directors and new implementation timelines announced
July 22, 2016 - The ministers responsible for capital markets regulation in several Canadian jurisdictions and the minister of finance of Canada have chosen the Authority's board of directors and announced timelines.

Northern premiers confirm united stance against carbon price
July 21, 2016 - Recognizing the significant effect climate change is having on northern communities, territorial premiers reiterated their commitment to address climate change.

Premier Pasloski hosts premiers and national Indigenous leaders in Whitehorse and Haines Junction
July 20, 2016 - Leaders discussed several key topics of mutual importance at National Aboriginal Organizations meeting.

Government, hospital collaborate to increase access to continuing care/acute care beds
July 18, 2016 - The new plan will free up hospital beds, create 10 new continuing-care beds and alleviate staffing challenges.

New programs to support Yukon communities through dog care
July 15, 2016 - Department of Environment has developed two new programs to help communities address their needs and issues with local dogs.

Yukon Employees’ Union and Yukon government ratify new collective agreement
July 15, 2016 - New agreement covers almost three quarters of government employees.

Statement from the premier regarding the attack in Nice
July 15, 2016 - Premier extends condolences for victims of the attack in France.

Art gallery partnership launches in Carcross with support from Yukon government
July 14, 2016 - Through a collaborative project, the new Art House Carcross opened this month showcasing Yukon art and artists

Government of Yukon and Northern Vision Development sign workplace literacy program agreement
July 14, 2016 - Funding provides $80,000 through Employer-Sponsored Training program under the Canada-Yukon Job Fund.

Social Infrastructure Spending Strengthens Communities and Grows the Yukon Economy
July 14, 2016 - Current federal funding for the Investment in Affordable Housing initiative will be doubled.

Home health monitoring project planned for Yukon
July 13, 2016 - A new Home Health Monitoring project will help keep Yukoners with chronic conditions out of hospital.

Touring Artist Fund supports musicians and visual artists
July 13, 2016 - Yukon musicians and artisits are taking their projects on tour across Canada and to Europe.

Wi-Fi service now available at Whitehorse International Airport
July 12, 2016 - Passengers can now log into the network, called YXY-Public, to access the service anywhere in the airport terminal.

Government of Yukon to postpone implementation of recycling regulations
July 12, 2016 - Government of Yukon intends to postpone amendments to recycling regulations.

Yukon’s Minister of Education attends pan-Canadian meeting of Education Ministers
July 11, 2016 - Yukon’s Minister of Education met with Education Ministers from Across Canada to collaborate.

Yukon Development Corporation begins phase two of Next Generation Hydro planning
July 7, 2016 - Based on findings from phase one, work on Next Generation Hydro planning will continue.

Government of Yukon celebrates Our Yukon, In It Together Campaign
July 7, 2016 - The campaign works to help Yukoners understand how mining positively impacts their lives.

New Land Titles Act regulations are first of their kind in Canada
July 5, 2016 - The Government of Yukon has proclaimed the Land Titles Act, 2015 and enacted its accompanying regulations.

Yukon Liquor Corporation provides restaurants and bars with further savings
July 5, 2016 - Draft beer and cider price structure changes will help to put more money back into the pockets of small business owners.

Ten Yukon artists receive Advanced Artist Award
July 4, 2016 - Senior-level artists working in a variety of media receive Yukon government support to further their careers.