Government of Yukon

May 2017

Yukon premier leads Council of the Federation mission to Washington, DC
May 31, 2017 - Yukon premier to meet key political leaders in the United States next week.

Government of Yukon highlights successful tobacco cessation and prevention programs on World No Tobacco Day
May 31, 2017 - Recent statistics on the Government of Yukon's tobacco cessation programs show encouraging results.

Beringia Centre celebrates 20 years of interpreting ice age Yukon
May 30, 2017 - One of Yukon’s most popular interpretive centres celebrates 20 years by bringing together some of the top Beringia researchers.

Yukon government employees moving back into the Lynn Building
May 30, 2017 - The Lynn Building is safe to reoccupy.

Federal government announces significant increase in support for French language services in the territories
May 26, 2017 - The Government of Canada has announced increased funding for French language services in Yukon, N.W.T. and Nunavut.

Government of Yukon and First Nations to collaborate on shared priorities
May 26, 2017 - Yukon Forum concludes with agreement on shared priorities for action by the Government of Yukon and First Nations.

Museums funding supports projects to interpret and preserve Yukon heritage
May 23, 2017 - Funding programs for museums support 15 projects, including a new exhibit on renowned First Nation artist Kitty Smith.

New affordable housing unit in Dawson City officially opens
May 23, 2017 - A new affordable rental housing unit has opened in Dawson City.

Yukoners invited to explore their Yukon in month-long tourism campaign
May 19, 2017 - The Explore Your Yukon campaign invites Yukoners to become tourism ambassadors for the territory.

Yukon government seeking input on proposed changes to the Dental Profession Act
May 19, 2017 - The government is seeking public input on proposed changes to the Dental Profession Act.

Minister of Justice honours 13 Yukoners at Community Safety Awards
May 19, 2017 - The 2017 Community Safety Awards recognized Yukoners for their efforts preventing crime and fostering community safety.

Funding for mineral exploration projects
May 18, 2017 - The Yukon Mineral Exploration Program will provide funding to 59 projects.

Government hosting opioid management conference
May 18, 2017 - The two-day conference will provide Yukon health care providers and policy makers with an opportunity to learn about harm reduction in action, and the role of culture and community in recovery.

Government of Yukon extends funding to the Yukon Imagination Library
May 17, 2017 - Since 2007, the Yukon Imagination Library has distributed more than 85,000 books to Yukon children.

Statement from the premier in response to the resignation of the Yukon Water Board chair
May 17, 2017 - The chair of the Yukon Water Board has resigned.

Government of Yukon and Association of Yukon Communities discuss municipal priorities at annual general meeting
May 16, 2017 - The annual general meeting was a chance for municipal and territorial leaders to discuss priorities for the coming year.

Minister of Justice sets Yukon policing priorities for 2017–18
May 16, 2017 - Yukon's policing priorities have been set for 2017–18.

Proposed change for campground Regulation
May 11, 2017 - See the results of the 2016 campground survey and have your say on how to fix Yukon's biggest camping concern.

Spring ID blitz targets underage drinking
May 11, 2017 - Any person in a licensed establishment who appears to be under 25 needs to be able to provide at least two pieces of identification.

Government of Yukon launches improved Wi-Fi access in Yukon Public Libraries
May 10, 2017 - Wireless internet upgrades have arrived to the Whitehorse public library.

National Aboriginal Day becomes a statutory holiday in Yukon
May 8, 2017 - First National Aboriginal Day as a statutory holiday in Yukon to be celebrated on June 21 this year.

Health Canada-funded study examines attitudes, opinions and behaviours related to alcohol use
May 5, 2017 - Whitehorse Liquor Store customers will be asked to participate in a survey assessing attitudes, opinion and behaviours related to alcohol use.

Update on schools following seismic activity
May 5, 2017 - Yukon schools are safe after earthquakes.

Yukon government seeking public input on development of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder plan
May 4, 2017 - Community input into development of this plan will benefit individuals with FASD and their families going forward.

New members appointed to Electoral District Boundaries Commission
May 4, 2017 - The Electoral District Boundaries Commission has five new members, including a new chair and representatives from three political parties.

Government of Yukon seeks the public’s input on regulation for progressive raffles
May 3, 2017 - Yukoners are invited to give feedback on proposed lottery changes to allow progressive raffles like Chase the Ace.

Yukon government supports Ronald McDonald House
May 3, 2017 - Minister Pauline Frost presented a $5,000 cheque in support of Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon.

Yukon releases cancer mortality report
May 1, 2017 - The report is designed to help health professionals, policy-makers and researchers make better and more-informed decisions about cancer control and prevention in Yukon.