Government of Yukon

September 2016

Residents to move into Thomson Centre next week
September 30, 2016 - Additional continuing care beds set to open in Whitehorse.

Government of Yukon and Carcross/Tagish First Nation sign new education agreement
September 30, 2016 - Education agreements are now in effect with six Yukon First Nations to improve the learning outcomes of Yukon students.

Minister standing up for Yukon values at Montreal meeting
September 30, 2016 - Minister will ensure that national climate change policies recognize Yukon's unique circumstances.

A statement from Minister of Environment Wade Istchenko
September 29, 2016 - Minister Istchenko extends condolences to Shane Glada-Dick's family and Ross River.

Aboriginal Curatorial Collective gathers in Yukon for the first time
September 29, 2016 - National gathering of Aboriginal curators provides unique opportunity to showcase Yukon First Nations artwork.

Yukon government supports young artists to develop artistic and business skills
September 29, 2016 - Northern Cultural Expressions Society artists will continue to build skills and contribute to Yukon's arts legacy.

Global rating agency affirms Yukon's AA credit rating
September 29, 2016 - Yukon has the third highest rating in the country.

Yukon’s first telegraph to tweet
September 28, 2016 - Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sent a message in Morse code from the historic telegraph office to Twitter

Government of Yukon announces Yukon Leadership Scholarship
September 27, 2016 - Premier Pasloski has announced a new scholarship for young Yukoners.

Children welcome dignitaries to Yukon
September 27, 2016 - Local children associated with three charities will present flowers to the visitors.

Government of Yukon supports Indigenous youth leadership through funding to Our Voices
September 26, 2016 - Our Voices facilitates and creates leadership and development opportunities for Indigenous youth and emerging leaders.

Community festival celebrates Yukon youth
September 26, 2016 - Everyone is invited to a downtown community street festival in Whitehorse being held in honour of the royal visit.

Government of Yukon partners with Humane Society Yukon for community dog care
September 26, 2016 - Up to $30,000 is budgeted for Humane Society Yukon's partnership in providing community dog care.

Governments of Canada and Yukon announce funding for Carcross/Tagish First Nation learning centre
September 23, 2016 - The centre will be a gathering place and will provide some community services.

New Alcohol and Drug Services facility officially opens
September 23, 2016 - New beginnings for the building, programs and clients as the new Sarah Steele building officially opened.

Public viewing locations announced for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Yukon visit
September 21, 2016 - Yukoners will have the opportunity to participate in community events in Whitehorse or Carcross.

Yukon students visit with animals to learn about conservation
September 21, 2016 - Yukon students will learn about protecting and conserving the natural world through a special live animal program.

Installation of biomass heating systems to create renewable energy opportunities
September 19, 2016 - Two requests for qualifications for biomass heating systems in two Yukon schools were issued today.

Premier presents Council of the Federation Literacy Award
September 19, 2016 - Premier Pasloski presented Audrey Lougheed with the Council of the Federation Literacy Award.

Statement from the premier regarding National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day
September 16, 2016 - Premier Pasloski acknowledges the importance of hunting, trapping and fishing to life in the North.

Construction underway for two Yukon infrastructure projects thanks to government funding
September 16, 2016 - These projects represent important investments in municipal infrastructure.

Recipients of second Mental Wellness Innovation Fund Award named
September 14, 2016 - Ten projects have been selected under the second intake of the Mental Wellness Innovation Fund award.

Main administration building to double its solar energy generating capacity
September 12, 2016 - A new solar arrays system on the main administration building doubles the building’s capacity for solar energy generation.

Hearing Services offers full complement of staff to better serve Yukoners
September 12, 2016 - Recruitment efforts successful with the hiring of two full-time audiologists at Hearing Services.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Yukon itinerary unveiled
September 12, 2016 - Yukoners will be able to participate in a number of exciting community events.

Funding announced for new, affordable housing in downtown Dawson
September 9, 2016 - The new development will be a two-storey building that will include six one-bedroom units and two two-bedroom units.

Government of Yukon funds extension of Watson Lake soup kitchen, food bank
September 9, 2016 - Funding provides additional crisis support to Watson Lake.

Government of Yukon supports distribution of pregnancy tests
September 9, 2016 - Pregnancy test dispensers to help reduce number of people affected by FASD.

Government of Yukon to provide funding for SingleTrack to Success expansion
September 7, 2016 - Funding will support an expansion to other Yukon communities.

Miles Canyon Suspension Bridge closing for repairs
September 6, 2016 - The bridge will be closed from September 12 to October 31 for repairs.

Views invited on Order of Yukon
September 2, 2016 - Take the survey to share your views on the new Order of Yukon.

Government of Yukon seeks court’s opinion on water use licence
September 1, 2016 - The legal review would consider a recent decision of the Yukon Water Board.

Government of Yukon and Yukon Lottery Commission sign new governance agreement
September 1, 2016 - New agreement strengthens the governance of lotteries in Yukon.