Government of Yukon

April 2017

Government of Yukon extends staking prohibition for Kaska asserted traditional territory
April 28, 2017 - Government of Yukon extends mineral staking prohibition to provide more time to address mineral declarations.

Government of Yukon and Yukon Francophone School Board confirm planned location of new school
April 28, 2017 - New French First Language high school to be build on the site of the old F.H. Collins Secondary School.

Four projects in Yukon benefitting the Champagne and Aishihik and Kwanlin Dün First Nations
April 28, 2017 - Federal Gas Tax Fund supports four First Nations projects in Yukon.

Public survey on grizzly bear conservation and management
April 28, 2017 - Are you interested in grizzly bears? We want to hear from you! Complete this survey to have your say.

Minister Silver announces financial advisory panel for Yukon
April 27, 2017 - Finance Minister Sandy Silver today announced the development of an independent Yukon panel that will advise the Government of Yukon on options that will help it return to a healthy financial position.

Minister Silver announces changes to corporate and tobacco tax rates
April 27, 2017 - Changes to the corporate tax rates support employers’ investments in marketing, training, and innovation to create more employment opportunities for Yukoners. Changes to tobacco products are aimed at reducing the consumption of tobacco products.

Minister Silver delivers budget that improves life for Yukoners, puts focus on evidence and results
April 27, 2017 - Premier and Finance Minister Sandy Silver today delivered a 2017-18 budget that will create the conditions for making life better for Yukoners.

Funding announced for Habitat for Humanity Yukon Project in Whitehorse
April 27, 2017 - This new funding will result in affordable housing construction by Habitat for Humanity Yukon.

Every Student, Every Day Fund awards $50,000 to help improve student attendance
April 27, 2017 - Fifteen community-based projects will receive funding to help increase student attendance in schools throughout Yukon.

New legislation proposes boosting number of Yukon Supreme Court Justices
April 26, 2017 - Government of Yukon has introduced legislation to increase the number of Supreme Court Justices in Yukon from two to three.

Whitehorse receives support to help manage wastewater systems
April 26, 2017 - Funding from federal government will support three wastewater projects in Whitehorse.

Government strengthens laws to protect the rights of transgender Yukoners
April 25, 2017 - Changes to the Vital Statistics and Human Rights acts will prohibit discrimination on the grounds of gender identity and gender expression.

Yukon and Canada invest to renew infrastructure at Yukon College
April 25, 2017 - The governments of Canada and Yukon are investing a combined $3.06 million to create a new Innovation Commons and upgrade existing power infrastructure at Yukon College.

Saiga education days highlight antelope’s ice age past and present plight
April 25, 2017 - The Beringia Interpretive Centre is holding a two-day educational event for elementary students.

Yukon to offer free HPV immunization to boys
April 24, 2017 - Expanding Yukon's immunization program to include boys will help protect youth from HPV-related cancers and other serious health problems.

Government of Yukon tables National Aboriginal Day Act
April 24, 2017 - If passed, the legislation will create National Aboriginal Day as an annual statutory holiday in Yukon beginning June 21, 2017.

Digital media projects eligible for Government of Yukon film funding initiatives
April 24, 2017 - Yukon digital media projects are now eligible for funding under Government of Yukon film funds.

Yukon government invites public comment on draft pharmacist and rural permit holder legislation
April 21, 2017 - The Government of Yukon is seeking public feedback on draft pharmacist and rural permit holder legislation.

Yukon Legislative Assembly opens with speech from the throne
April 20, 2017 - Commissioner Doug Phillips opened the second session of the 34th Yukon Legislative Assembly with a speech from the throne.

88 Days from North American Indigenous Games
April 19, 2017 - Government of Yukon is counting down to the North American Indigenous Games along with the Yukon Aboriginal Sport Circle.

One of Yukon’s longest serving Commissioners dies at age 97
April 14, 2017 - The Government of Yukon marks the passing of James Smith.

Government of Yukon supports proposed federal cannabis legalization and regulation
April 13, 2017 - Government of Yukon is getting ready for the legalization of cannabis.

Funding programs support artistic exploration and creative communities
April 13, 2017 - Three arts fund programs are supporting a wide range of projects.

Ministers visit Old Crow
April 12, 2017 - Three Yukon government ministers visited Old Crow this week.

Yukon government supports Tier 3 projects generating economic benefits to Yukon’s citizens
April 12, 2017 - Government of Yukon's CDF awarded more than $1 million to eight community organizations through Tier III funding last week.

Yukon advisory committee to support work of National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Yukon
April 11, 2017 - Minister responsible for the Women's Directorate Jeanie Dendys, Kwanlin Dün First Nation Chief Doris Bill and Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council president Doris Anderson will co-chair the reconvened group of advocates and community leaders.

Government of Yukon signs on to new Canadian Free Trade Agreement
April 7, 2017 - The Government of Yukon is pleased to join Canada and the provinces and territories in signing the Canadian Free Trade Agreement.

Yukon and B.C. sign water management agreement
April 5, 2017 - Yukon and BC work together to manage shared water in the Liard River Basin.

Government of Yukon and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in begin work on new timber supply analysis
April 3, 2017 - Work begins on new timber supply analysis for Dawson forest planning area.

Community Development Fund awards $131,000 for Yukon projects
April 3, 2017 - Ten organizations will receive more than $131,000 from the Community Development Fund, creating approximately 2,000 hours of employment.