Government of Yukon

September 2017

Government of Yukon and Yukon First Nations approve next steps for collaboration on joint priorities
September 29, 2017 - Yukon’s Premier and Cabinet members and First Nations Chiefs met today for this year’s third Yukon Forum. There, the leaders approved an action plan on priorities shared by First Nations and the Government of Yukon.

Government of Yukon and MacBride Museum celebrate Women’s History Month with series of speakers
September 29, 2017 - The Government of Yukon and MacBride Museum are partnering to host a series of talks in celebration of Women’s History month.

Legislative agenda set for fall sitting
September 29, 2017 - The Government of Yukon has set the agenda for the fall sitting, which will begin on October 3 at 1 p.m.

The forecast calls for hot pancakes and warm, syrupy feelings at the United Way Yukon Breakfast this Friday
September 28, 2017 - The Government of Yukon is proud to once again organize the annual United Way Breakfast, which marks the start of October’s United Way Month fundraising events.

Government of Yukon posts access to information requests online
September 28, 2017 - Government of Yukon access to information requests related to government programming are now available for public review online.

Government of Yukon takes steps towards regulated midwifery in Yukon
September 27, 2017 - The Government of Yukon has created a Midwifery Advisory Committee tasked with examining policy and regulatory options to govern midwifery in the territory.

New doctors boost healthcare opportunities for Yukoners this October
September 27, 2017 - Joint recruitment efforts by the Government of Yukon and the Yukon Hospital Corporation will result in additional medical services for Yukoners this October.

Agreement with Yukon Medical Association valued at $6.9 million over five years
September 26, 2017 - The Government of Yukon and the Yukon Medical Association have reached a new five-year agreement, effective April 1, 2017.

Minister of Justice directs an inspection of the Whitehorse Correctional Centre
September 25, 2017 - Minister of Justice Tracy-Anne McPhee will direct that an inspection of the Whitehorse Correctional Centre take place pursuant to a never-before-used section of the Yukon Corrections Act, 2009 – and that a report be made to the Deputy Minister of Justice.

People are our number one priority, say territorial Premiers in new vision for sustainable development
September 22, 2017 - Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod, Yukon Premier Sandy Silver and Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna today released the Pan-Territorial Vision for Sustainable Development.

Government of Yukon issues fraud advisory
September 22, 2017 - The Government of Yukon is warning local businesses to be wary of an individual who claims to be the exclusive agent of a Yukon Business Investor Visa Program, and who has offered incorrect information about the Yukon Business Nominee Program (YBNP).

Government of Yukon appoints new chair of the Water Board
September 21, 2017 - The Government of Yukon has appointed Piers McDonald as the chair of the Water Board. Mr. McDonald has accepted the position, effective today.

Government of Yukon hosts foreign diplomat tour
September 18, 2017 - Ambassadors and Consuls General arrived in Yukon today.

Minister McPhee attends Vancouver meeting of federal-provincial-territorial Ministers Responsible for Justice and Public Safety
September 18, 2018 - Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee discusses priorities emphasized by Yukon Government upon end of FPT Justice & Public Safety Ministers' conference

Government of Yukon reaching out to societies to hear their challenges with current legislation
September 15, 2017 - The Yukon government is looking at how to modernize the Societies Act and Regulations and will contact societies directly to better understand their challenges with the current legislation.

Federal focus aligns with the Government of Yukon’s mandate to support seniors
September 14, 2017 - Yukon's focus on aging in place on national agenda at ministers' forum.

Premier and Minister lead investment mission in Toronto
September 14, 2017 - Premier Sandy Silver and Minister Ranj Pillai will lead a mining and mineral exploration investment mission to Toronto on September 14 and 15.

First northern lights flight in Canada to take off from Whitehorse
September 12, 2017 - Once-in-a-lifetime northern lights flight to take off from Whitehorse.

Financial Advisory Panel to meet with Yukoners across the territory
September 12, 2017 - Finance Minister Sandy Silver announced the start of the engagement process around Yukon's financial future.

Federal support for 11 Yukon climate change projects
September 11, 2017 - Yukon receives $1.7 million from the federal government for 11 climate change adaptation projects.

Three Yukon farms team up for a healthy choice fundraiser
September 11, 2017 - From The Ground Up connects local farms to Yukon tables and supports school and daycare activities.

2020 Arctic Winter Games contract signed
September 8, 2017 - By signing the 2020 Arctic Winter Games contract, the Yukon government and the City of Whitehorse have made the territory's upcoming hosting duties official.

Deputy Premier presents literacy award to long-time advocate on International Literacy Day
September 8, 2017 - Peter Morawsky received the Council of the Federation Literacy Award today from Deputy Premier Ranj Pillai for his work with Yukon Learn Society and the Yukon Public Legal Education Association.

New road access improvements to help grow Yukon’s natural resources sector
September 2, 2017 - The Governments of Canada and Yukon have announced funding for the Yukon Resource Gateway project.

A strong vision for the North comes out of meetings in Yellowknife
September 1, 2017 - Yukon Premier Sandy Silver is returning from two days of meetings in Yellowknife with fellow northern premiers.