Government of Yukon

December 2017

Government of Yukon working to construct ice bridge in Dawson this winter
December 21, 2017 - The Government of Yukon is working with a contractor to construct an ice bridge to span the Yukon River between Dawson and West Dawson this winter.

Results of public engagement on Yukon’s carbon price rebate released
December 20, 2017 - Between August 16 and September 13, Yukoners were invited to answer questions about how the rebate should be delivered and whether any organizations or populations should be given additional consideration.

2018–19 calendars set for Whitehorse schools
December 19, 2017 - The 2018–19 school year for Whitehorse schools will begin on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.

New information published about ancient bison skeleton found in Whitehorse
December 18, 2017 - In 2012, the discovery of a partial ancient steppe bison skeleton in Whitehorse sparked public interest. Now, the excavation results are being published and tell the story of a time long past.

Canada, Yukon and Yukon First Nations Governments Meet at the Intergovernmental Forum and Reach Agreement on Implementation of Yukon Environmental Assessment Legislation
December 15, 2017 - Today, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett, along with Premier Sandy Silver, Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) Grand Chief Peter Johnston and Yukon First Nations Chiefs proudly announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to guide governments in implementing the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act (YESAA).

Government of Yukon and First Nations wrap up fourth Yukon Forum of 2017
December 15, 2017 - Yukon’s Premier, Cabinet members and First Nations Chiefs met today for the final Yukon Forum of 2017.

Yukon College recognized as ready to offer undergraduate degree programs
December 14, 2017 - This marks the first time that a post-secondary institution in any territory has been evaluated to grant degree programs.

New vault opened on Yukon Archives’ anniversary
December 12, 2017 - Yukon Archives celebrated its 45th anniversary yesterday with the opening of its new vault.

Grades 11 and 12 to see redesigned curriculum in 2019
December 12, 2017 - Yukon’s secondary schools will now have until September 2019 to prepare for the implementation of the redesigned curriculum for Grades 11 and 12.

Yukon Winter Tourism Summit sparks discussion about enhanced winter tourism
December 11, 2017 - Premier Sandy Silver and Minister of Tourism and Culture Jeanie Dendys kicked off the Yukon Winter Tourism Summit on Friday, December 8.

Governments of Canada and Yukon provide rental assistance for victims of violence
December 8, 2017 - Four Whitehorse organizations will receive rental assistance funding to help victims of family violence gain and maintain affordable housing.

School calendar survey results are in
December 7, 2017 - The Government of Yukon has published the results of the recent school calendar survey.

Government of Yukon seeks feedback on changes to Designated Materials Regulation
December 7, 2017 - We're modernizing Yukon's recycling system with proposed surcharges on tires, electronics, and electrical items, and we want your feedback.

Statement from Minister of Environment Pauline Frost regarding the Auditor General of Canada’s Report on Climate Change in Yukon
December 5, 2017 - Minister of Environment Pauline Frost today released a statement regarding the Auditor General of Canada’s Report on Climate Change in Yukon.

Government of Yukon announces development of Sexualized Assault Response Team
December 5, 2017 - Resources are being provided to develop a Sexualized Assault Response Team (SART), which will begin offering services in spring 2018.

Aboriginal public servants recognized for excellence
December 1, 2017 - The outstanding public service of four Aboriginal employees was formally recognized today at the annual Government of Yukon Aboriginal Employee Forum.

Statement from the Government of Yukon regarding the decision in the Peel regional land use planning case
December 1, 2017 - Premier Sandy Silver today issued a statement on the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision on the Peel regional land use planning case.