Government of Yukon

May 2016

Cultural and heritage institutions receive support for special projects
May 30, 2016 - Government of Yukon continues support for museums and First Nations cultural centres.

Porter Creek Secondary School sport program promotes leadership
May 30, 2016 - Students are developing leadership, wellness and active living skills through sports and physical education.

Two Yukon teams at Destination Imagination Global Finals in Tennessee
May 27, 2016 - Thirteen students from two Yukon schools are showcasing their creative problem-solving skills against teams from 20 countries.

Kwanlin Dün First Nation to receive funding for community safety program
May 27, 2016 - The Government of Yukon is providing over $1.4 million in funding over three years for a Kwanlin Dün First Nation community safety project.

Weight Wise program doubles intake for coming year
May 26, 2016 - Yukon Weight Wise participants have shed more than 8,000 lbs in six years.

Minister of Education tables apprenticeship and tradespersons evaluation report
May 26, 2016 - Feedback on the evaluation was gathered from 175 participants through focus groups, interviews and an online and telephone survey.

Yukon Employees’ Union and Government of Yukon reach tentative agreement
May 25, 2016 - The Yukon Employees’ Union and the Government of Yukon reached a tentative agreement in collective bargaining on May 25.

Government of Yukon renews partnership with Canadian Centre for Child Protection
May 25, 2016 - Agency calls Yukon a leader in Canada for enhancing protection of Yukon children.

New Student Financial Assistance Act granted assent
May 20, 2016 - New act replaces the former Student Financial Assistance Act and concludes a review process that begin in March of 2015.

Yukon government improving resource access roads in the Klondike
May 20, 2016 - Klondike Placer Miners' Association contributing to Goldfields area road upgrades.

Yukon's placer industry to bolster knowledge and awareness
May 20, 2016 - Government of Yukon supports placer mining association with funding for economic impact analysis and public awareness campaign.

Eleven remote recreational lots to be sold by lottery this summer
May 19, 2016 - Remote recreational lots open for viewing.

Minister of Justice sets Yukon policing priorities for 2016/17
May 19, 2016 - Policing priorities for this year focus on enhancing community safety.

Premier and ministers to attend 2016 Gold Show in Dawson City
May 19, 2016 - The 30th Dawson City International Gold Show kicks off on May 20.

New Conrad Campground opens tomorrow
May 19, 2016 - The 35-site campground helps meet the growing demand for recreational opportunities near Whitehorse.

Explore Your Yukon campaign launched at Whitehorse Visitor Information Centre
May 18, 2016 - Yukoners are encouraged to explore the territory and share their experiences on social media.

Yukon Health Status Report 2015 released
May 18, 2016 - This report provides a comprehensive update on the health of Yukoners, with a focus on substance use.

Faro hosts its first rural experiential model
May 18, 2016 - For the first time, Faro is hosting 80 grade 7-8 students for a two-day rural experiential model session.

Yukon government announces support for First Nations tourism association
May 18, 2016 - The Yukon government provided funding for the Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association to attend Rendez-Vous Canada.

New act creates Chartered Professional Accountant designation
May 17, 2016 - Yukon's accounting profession unite with colleagues in other jurisdictions under a single professional designation.

Government of Yukon and Yukon Francophone School Board make request to continue negotiations
May 16, 2016 - Negotiations of joint settlement committees to be extended until early July.

Yukon government explores National Aboriginal Day as statutory holiday in Yukon
May 16, 2016 - The government is seeking feedback from local businesses, organizations and the public.

Another successful Association of Yukon Communities AGM takes place
May 16, 2016 - Government of Yukon commits to working with AYC on recreational infrastructure and the designated materials list.

Health Investment Fund helps develop strong communities
May 12, 2016 - Government of Yukon, though the Health Investment Fund, is supporting two local organizations.

Modest affordable rental housing projects approved for Whitehorse and Dawson
May 12, 2016 - Yukon Housing Corporation has approved two new housing projects for low income tenants in Dawson and Whitehorse.

Government of Yukon supports recycling with amended regulations
May 12, 2016 - Changes to Yukon’s recycling regulations, announced today, will increase waste diversion across the territory.

Government of Yukon releases local food strategy
May 11, 2016 - Strategy aims to develop agriculture sector and increase access to local food in Yukon.

Yukon government to cover cost of Hepatitis C drugs
May 11, 2016 - The funding help Yukoners who do not have insurance cover the cost of this expensive medication.

Government of Yukon investing in services to support families of children with disabilities
May 11, 2016 - Government of Yukon is responding to an increased need for speech-language services.

Yukon nurse receives Leadership Award
May 11, 2016 - Sharon Specht acknowledged for extraordinary leadership and dedication to quality palliative care.

Agreement signed between Yukon government, Yukon College and University of Alberta
May 11, 2016 - The agreement will foster educational and research exchange opportunities.

Yukon government invests in emergency response vehicles
May 11, 2016 - New emergency response vehicles will help ensure that first responders have the tools to help keep Yukoners safe.

New proposed location for Francophone high school
May 10, 2016 - Parties agree on a more viable location for a new Francophone High School.

Improvements underway for Yukon tourism data collection
May 9, 2016 - Yukon government is undertaking a review of current trends in collecting tourism information.

Home care expansion increases in-home supports and services
May 9, 2016 - Increased staffing means more support to keep seniors and elders in their homes longer.

Government of Yukon flies European Union flag
May 9, 2016 - Flag flies to recognize 40 years of Canada-European Union relations.

Government of Yukon nominates Charlie Roots for Polar Medal
May 6, 2016 - Roots has made significant contributions to geology in Yukon.

Western premiers focus on jobs and communities
May 6, 2016 - Premiers conclude meeting in Vancouver, B.C., and highlight areas of common interest.

Western premiers support joint action on wildland fires, floods and drought
May 5, 2016 - Premiers discussed the importance of governments working cooperatively to better prepare for and respond to weather-related emergencies and natural disasters.

Western premiers express support for the people of Fort McMurray
May 5, 2016 - The courage and dedication of local citizens and emergency responders was praised by the premiers.

Minister recognizes mining week and new bedrock map technology
May 5, 2016 - Yukon Geological Survey's new digital bedrock geology map will assist exploration geologists.

Yukon government Personal Property Security Registry goes online
May 5, 2016 - Yukon adopts a modern, electronic personal property registry.

Mental Wellness Strategy released with support of First Nations, mental health group
May 5, 2016 - Together with First Nations and community partners, the Government of Yukon is taking action to improve the mental wellness and mental health of Yukoners.

Government of Yukon takes action to improve social service delivery
May 4, 2016 - Changes will improve transition planning for youth with disabilities.

New comprehensive report outlines geothermal heat and power potential in Yukon
May 4, 2016 - Newly published favourability maps show Yukon’s potential for generating heat and power using geothermal energy.

Premier to strengthen ties with western counterparts
May 4, 2016 - The annual Western Premiers’ Conference will be hosted in Vancouver this week.

Yukon government providing assistance to Fort McMurray
May 4, 2016 - Red Cross funding will support emergency aid relief efforts.

Exhibit documents archaeological projects in Kwanlin Dün Traditional Territory
May 3, 2016 - The exhibit explores the traces of the past found in three archeological sites located around Whitehorse.

Yukon government improving contracting and supplies model
May 3, 2016 - The report focuses on vendor involvement and reducing barriers.