Government of Yukon

June 2016

A statement from Yukon’s premier on Yukon’s latest Order of Canada member
June 30, 2016 - Premier Pasloski congratulates Geraldine Van Bibber on her recent appointment.

A statement from Yukon’s premier on the terrorist attacks in Turkey
June 29, 2016 - Premier expresses condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed or injured in yesterday’s terrorist attack on the Ataturk international airport.

Yukon government supports artists’ participation in Canada Scene
June 28, 2016 - In a partnership with the National Arts Centre, Yukon artists will particitpate in the Canada 150 celebrations in Ottawa.

New award will recognize Yukoners’ achievements
June 28, 2016 - A new award will honour citizens’ exceptional contributions to society.

New Canadians Event Fund available to support cultural projects and events
June 27, 2016 - The New Canadian Event Fund supports and celebrates Yukon’s diverse multiculturalism and is accepting applications.

Government of Yukon flies the rainbow flag in honour of Yukon Pride
June 24, 2016 - Flag will fly through the weekend to coincide with Pride events.

Explore Your Yukon event attracts more than 950 people
June 24, 2016 - Business, Yukoner and visitor numbers made this year’s Explore Your Yukon extraordinarily successful.

Local filmmakers invited to produce Yukon digital stories
June 24, 2016 - For a third year, digital storytellers will encourage visitors to Yukon using unique video and original stories.

More than $1.3 million in sport and recreation funding announced
June 23, 2016 - Yukon's sport and recreation community will benefit from more than $1.3 million in funding this year.

Chartered Professional Accountants Yukon’s interim board of directors named
June 23, 2016 - Interim board of Chartered Professional Accountants Yukon the next step in Yukon’s accounting professionals moved to a single professional designation.

Government of Yukon funds Mental Health Association of Yukon executive director position
June 23, 2016 - The Yukon government supports the Mental Health Association of Yukon’s hiring of an executive director.

Yukon participates in Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie
June 22, 2016 - The conference will focus on progress achieved and best practices for the future.

Canada-Yukon infrastructure agreement signed for funding under new federal programs
June 22, 2016 - Government of Yukon first jurisdiction in the country to fully commit funding under two important infrastructure funding programs.

A statement from Premier Darrell Pasloski on National Aboriginal Day
June 21, 2016 - All Yukoners are encouraged to participate in the celebrations and events planned for National Aboriginal Day.

Scholarship honours contributions of Dawson forester
June 20, 2016 - The Government of Yukon announces a one-time contribution to a scholarship in memory of long-time Dawson forester Bill Bowie.

Celebrating excellence in the public service
June 16, 2016 - Premier Darrell Pasloski presented three individuals and one team with the 2016 Premier’s Award of Excellence.

Housing Forum to look at achievements, challenges and opportunities
June 15, 2016 - The Housing Forum is a one year check-in point on the action plan.

Mental Wellness Summit to spark ideas for building a healthier Yukon
June 15, 2016 - The Mental Wellness Summit takes place on June 23 and 24, in Whitehorse.

Polaris Music Prize long list to be announced in Whitehorse
June 15, 2016 - The Government of  Yukon has contributed funding to bring the Polaris Music Price long list to Whitehorse.

New exhibit explores the scientific discoveries of ice age Yukon
June 14, 2016 - The interactive exhibit features historic and current research, and scientific exploration.

Government to repay missed social assistance exemptions
June 13, 2016 - Health and Social Services Minister Mike Nixon said today that it is important to correct the error.

First meeting of ministers and leaders at new Federal, Provincial, Territorial and Indigenous Forum
June 10, 2016 - Leaders agreed to establish the framework for a new Federal, Provincial, Territorial and Indigenous Forum, which will replace the Aboriginal Affairs Working Group.

Watson Lake students complete trades exploration pilot
June 9, 2016 - Students are graduating with hands-on experience in several different trades thanks to the Skills Exploration program.

Magnetic North Theatre Festival launches in Whitehorse
June 9, 2016 - The Magnetic North Theatre Festival opens in Whitehorse, providing excellent opportunities for Yukon's theatre community.

A statement from the Government of Yukon regarding the Supreme Court of Canada decision to hear the Peel regional land use planning court case
June 9, 2016 - We remain committed to enhancing our government-to-government relationships and building positive, productive partnerships with First Nations.

Canadian Council of Forest Ministers reaffirm a strong, joint commitment to wildland fire management
June 8, 2016 - Forest ministers agreed that federal, provincial and territorial governments have a role to play in addressing challenges related to wildland fire.

Canadian Council of Forest Ministers recognize the value of innovation and Indigenous participation in the forest sector
June 8, 2016 - The meeting was chaired by the Government of Yukon in Dawson City.

Whitehorse air quality information now available online
June 8, 2016 - The Air Quality Health Index now provides information on the Whitehorse region's air quality.

New recipients inducted into the Yukon Transportation Hall of Fame
June 8, 2016 - The 2016 Pioneer of the Year, Person of the Year and Order of Polaris recipients recognized at annual ceremony.

Government of Yukon to host forest ministers in Dawson City this week
June 7, 2016 - Forest ministers from across Canada are meeting in Dawson this week to discuss national-scale initiatives.

Government of Yukon to bring unprecedented internet speeds to Carmacks, Teslin and Watson Lake schools, health centres and communities
June 7, 2016 - Pilot project launched to increase internet speeds in Carmacks, Teslin and Watson Lake.

Premier advocates for Yukon before Senate Committee
June 7, 2016 - The premier spoke out against federal cuts to Territorial Formula Financing

Competition tests skills of community emergency medical responders
June 6, 2016 - Teams were presented with realistic scenarios simulating emergency response situations.

Yukon signs agreement to control invasive species in western Canada
June 6, 2016 - The new agreement aims to identify and control invasive species.

Eight crime prevention, victim services initiatives awarded funding
June 6, 2016 - The Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust is providing funding totaling $140,737 to eight community-led projects.

Public engagement on the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act starts today
June 1, 2016 - The Yukon public is encouraged to find out more and to share experiences and views regarding the current act.