Government of Yukon

March 2016

Yukon and Quebec jointly support the development of French
March 31, 2016 - The Government of Yukon and Quebec are committed to supporting the French language and culture.

Yukon government and YuWIN discuss proposed funding agreement
March 31, 2016 - The Department of Education is in discussions with YuWIN over its evolving role in service to the Yukon labour market.

Yukon government supports Parhelion Medical Clinic’s move into Watson Lake Hospital
March 31, 2016 - Two rural hospitals will now house doctors’ clinics; medication dispensaries.

Legislative Assembly Building to Light It Up Blue for autism awareness
March 31, 2016 - Government signs on to international blue event to increase awareness of World Autism Day.

Improvements to Robert Campbell Highway to continue
March 31, 2016 - Work planned for 2016/17 consists of two projects to reconstruct sections of the road from kilometre 79 to 97.

Yukon government to expand access to eServices
March 31, 2016 - The Government of Yukon plans to initiate work to make electronic hunting licences and seals available online.

Yukon government and Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association sign a partnership agreement
March 30, 2016 - The Government of Yukon signed a memorandum of understanding and announced an increase in operational funding to YFNCT.

Yukon adopts new energy efficient building standards
March 30, 2016 - Yukon has new energy efficiency standards with the adoption of section 9.36 of Canada’s National Building Code.

Yukon government launches Shifting Territory – Indicators of Yukon Gender Equality website
March 30, 2016 - The site will include statistical information on the status of women in Yukon and an interactive timeline of Yukon women's history.

Yukon government continues investment in Yukon Now tourism marketing program
March 29, 2016 - Television commercials will continue to invite Canadians to “Come to my Yukon” through renewed Yukon Now funding.

Yukon museums and cultural centres receive boost to annual funding
March 24, 2016 - Museums and First Nation cultural centres continue to preserve Yukon’s heritage with support from the Government of Yukon.

Yukon Legislative Assembly to reconvene April 7
March 24, 2016 - The public is invited to attend the opening of the spring sitting at 2071 Second Avenue in Whitehorse.

A statement from Premier Darrell Pasloski on the 2016 federal budget
March 23, 2016 - Government working to assess the impact of tax regime and budget changes.

French Language Services Directorate and Yukon Hospital Corporation sign a memorandum of understanding
March 22, 2016 - Agreement signed to enhance French language services at Whitehorse General Hospital.

Statement from the premier regarding the attacks in Brussels
March 22, 2016 - Premier extends condolences for victims and condemns acts of terrorism in Belgium.

Yukon government assisting with space planning for Vimy Heritage Housing Society
March 18, 2016 - Government commits $50,000 to plan requirements for proposed supported independent housing facility in Whitehorse.

Alexander McDonald Lodge continuing care facility opened in Dawson
March 18, 2016 - The new facility can accommodate 15 residents and replaces the old lodge, opened in 1970.

Governments of Canada and Yukon announce joint-funding for infrastructure projects
March 18, 2016 - The funding will support key initiatives including upgrades to waste water and drinking water facilites and road improvements.

Corrections engages with Yukon First Nations on culturally relevant programming
March 17, 2016 - Government seeks First Nations input on improving programming at Whitehorse Correctional Centre.

Liard Basin one of the largest shale gas resources in the world, new assessment shows
March 16, 2016 - Shale gas resource assessment determines that Liard Basin is one of the largest shale gas resources in the world.

New special guiding lottery creates more opportunity and increases fairness for Yukon hunters
March 15, 2016 - The Yukon government will offer 125 special guiding licences through a lottery process starting with the 2016/17 season.

Yukon government supporting Yukon Transportation Museum’s electric vehicle study
March 15, 2016 - The museum plans to operate and monitor the use of an electric vehicle, which will be charged by solar panels on the building’s roof.

Changes announced in the public service
March 14, 2016 - Premier makes changes in two Government of Yukon departments.

Findings of French Second Language parent survey released
March 14, 2016 - Findings of a survey of Whitehorse parents will help guide decision-making about French Second Language programs.

Team Yukon returns from Greenland with 100 ulus
March 14, 2016 - Team Yukon returns from the Arctic Winter Games after a successful week of competition.

First biomass heating project to use waste wood in the North
March 14, 2016 - This biomass heating project is the first of its kind North of 60.

Yukon to present at United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
March 14, 2016 - Minister Taylor will speak on behalf of Canada on the topic of gender-data design, collection and analysis.

Government of Yukon continues its support of A Safe Place drop-in program
March 10, 2016 - Whitehorse drop-in centre for women and children gets extra funding.

Front Street Seniors’ Residence officially opened
March 10, 2016 - New residence adds 48 affordable housing units for seniors.

Government of Yukon opens new EMS station
March 10, 2016 - As part of the Whitehorse hospital expansion, a new ambulance station is now open in Riverdale.

Government of Yukon signs funding agreement with Humane Society Yukon
March 9, 2016 - The Government of Yukon has signed a funding agreement to help prevent the spread of disease among Yukon pets.

Government of Yukon asks federal government to renew the Canadian Mineral Exploration Tax Credit
March 8, 2016 - Premier and ministers call for tax credit renewal to support Yukon resource industries.

Team Yukon takes off to Greenland for 2016 Arctic Winter Games
March 4, 2016 - Team Yukon is heading to Nuuk, Greenland in pursuit of ulus at the 2016 Arctic Winter Games.

Yukon Recycling Club recognizes outstanding youth
March 4, 2016 - Club recognizes youth from across the territory for their outstanding recycling efforts.

Premier ensures Yukon’s interests are reflected in national declaration
March 3, 2016 - Vancouver Declaration recognizes unique circumstances of northern economy, climate and communities.

Premier and ministers to promote Yukon mineral sector at Toronto conference
March 3, 2016 - Yukon's mineral potential to be highlighted at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada annual convention.

A statement from Canada’s territorial premiers on climate change and the North
March 2, 2016 - Premiers bring climate change message to national meetings in Vancouver.

Premier attending national meetings in Vancouver
March 2, 2016 - National meetings will include Indigenous leaders and focus on the economy and climate change.

Yukon government simplifies driver licensing procedure for Canadian military personnel
March 2, 2016 - Department of National Defence driver's permits now recognized as equivalent to a variety of Yukon licences.