Government of Yukon

October 2017

Public Accounts confirm deficit anticipated by government during spring budget speech
October 31, 2017 - Public Accounts confirm deficit anticipated by government during spring budget speech.

Statement from Minister of Justice Tracy McPhee regarding historic sexual assault cases
October 30, 2017 - Minister of Justice Tracy McPhee released the following statement today.

Government of Yukon aims to improve the way it involves the public
October 30, 2017 - The Government of Yukon has launched a new website to help Yukoners more easily engage with the territorial government.

River Bend affordable housing development opens first building
October 27, 2017 - The new housing development will eventually provide 42 safe, adequate, affordable housing units for Yukoners contributing to healthy, vibrant sustainable communities.

Government of Yukon supports 16 students with their health-related studies
October 26, 2017 - Since the bursary program began in 2006, 135 Yukon students have received financial assistance through the bursary programs.

Yukon fossils shed new light on scimitar cat history
October 24, 2017 - Scimitar cat fossils found in Yukon help researchers to discover more about the history of these ancient predators.

Yukon affected by recall of Jane’s frozen chicken product as potential cause of Salmonella
October 20, 2017 - Yukon investigating case of salmonella caused by recalled product.

Statement from Premier Silver on the passing of Regional Chief Mike Smith
October 20, 2017 - Premier Sandy Silver released the following statement today.

Yukon Housing Corporation launches website to assist Yukoners seeking housing
October 20, 2017 - The "Looking for Housing" website is a one-stop-shop for Yukoners looking for housing and housing supports.

New art exhibition explores themes of belonging, identity and sense of place
October 20, 2017 - New acquisitions to the Yukon Permanent Art Collection are now on display, including nine traditional dog blankets and a variety of other works.

Radon testing to become a requirement for child care centres and family day homes
October 18, 2017 - The Government of Yukon is developing a phased-in approach to make radon testing and mitigation a licensing requirement for child care centres and family day homes in the territory.

Mental health services expand to provide support to Yukon’s French-speaking population
October 18, 2017 - TAO Tel-Aide helpline now available to Yukon Francophones.

New deputy minister at Highways and Public Works
October 13, 2017 - Premier Sandy Silver today announced that Jaime Pitfield has been appointed as deputy minister for the Department of Highways and Public Works.

Yukon hosts Aboriginal Sport Circle Summit
October 13, 2017 - Delegates from across Canada are in Whitehorse from October 13–15 for the national Aboriginal Sport Circle Summit.

Government of Yukon passes Act to Amend the Dental Profession Act
October 12, 2017 - Bill 7, the Act to Amend the Dental Profession Act, was passed after its third reading and was assented to today by Commissioner of Yukon Doug Phillips.

Government of Yukon tables a new Legal Profession Act
October 11, 2017 - The Government of Yukon tabled Bill No. 14 yesterday, which will replace the existing Legal Profession Act with modernized and updated legislation.

Government of Yukon tables Bill to amend the Hospital Act
October 10, 2017 - The Government of Yukon today tabled Bill No. 12, the Act to Amend the Hospital Act (2017), which will reduce the size of the Yukon Hospital Corporation’s Board of Trustees.

Annual recreation gathering builds community capacity
October 10, 2017 - Recreation leaders from across Yukon are in Marsh Lake and Whitehorse for the annual recreation gathering, jointly hosted by the Government of Yukon and the Recreation and Parks Association of Yukon.

Government of Yukon supports Kluane First Nation Elders’ Memory Project
October 6, 2017 - The Government of Yukon has provided the Kluane First Nation with $18,750 through the Community Development Fund to hire professional researchers to record and document the life and community histories of its Elders, with the goal of producing a legacy publication.

Salvation Army Centre of Hope Officially Opens
October 6, 2017 - The Salvation Army Centre of Hope celebrated its official opening today.

Government of Yukon tables Bill to amend the Pounds Act
October 4, 2017 - The Government of Yukon today tabled Bill No. 9, which will amend the Pounds Act to apply consistent rules for livestock owners across Yukon.

Government of Yukon tables Bill to amend the Workers’ Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act
October 4, 2017 - The Government of Yukon today tabled Bill No. 8, which will amend the Workers’ Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act to better support and care for Yukon workers who are most at risk from suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Government of Yukon tables Public Airports Act
October 4, 2017 - The Government of Yukon today tabled Bill No. 6, the Public Airports Act. It provides the government with the ability to more efficiently manage aviation infrastructure.

Government of Yukon tables Bill to amend the Health Act
October 3, 2017 - The Government of Yukon today tabled Bill No. 11, which will amend the Health Act to disband the Health and Social Services Council.

Government of Yukon tables Act to Amend the Dental Profession Act
October 3, 2017 - The Government of Yukon today tabled Bill No. 7, the Act to Amend the Dental Profession Act, which will authorize dental hygienists to offer services that are not permitted under the current Act.

Government of Yukon tables Missing Persons Act
October 3, 2017 - The Government of Yukon today tabled Bill No. 13, the Missing Persons Act, which will enhance the RCMP’s ability to investigate missing persons cases in the territory.

Premier in Ottawa to present Yukon priorities at national meetings
October 3, 2017 - Premier Sandy Silver is in Ottawa to raise important Yukon issues in meetings with the Prime Minister, Federal Ministers, Premiers and national Indigenous organization leaders.

Government of Yukon hosts Yukon Mental Wellness Summit 2017
October 3, 2017 - The Government of Yukon, in association with the First Nations Partnership Committee, is hosting a two-day 2017 Mental Wellness Summit on October 4 and 5.

Yukon receives 'AA' credit rating from Standard and Poor’s
October 2, 2017 - Standard and Poor’s (S&P) has once again delivered a ‘AA’ credit rating as part of its annual review of the Yukon’s fiscal health and capacity to handle debt.

Government of Yukon recognizes Mental Illness Awareness Week
October 2, 2017 - In any given year, one in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness. As part of Canada-wide efforts to raise awareness, the Government of Yukon is joining other jurisdictions to recognize Mental Illness Awareness Week.

A statement from Premier Sandy Silver on the swearing in of Governor General Julie Payette
October 2, 2017 - The premier has issued a statement regarding the swearing in of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.