Government of Yukon

2018 news releases


News Releases - 2018

Exploration, energy and First Nations top Government of Yukon agenda in Vancouver, January 20–25
January 19, 2018 – Premier Sandy Silver and Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Ranj Pillai will lead the Yukon delegation at both the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference and the Mineral Exploration Roundup.

Council of Yukon First Nations assumes responsibility of Yukon Native Language Centre
January 17, 2018 – The goal of the centre is to be more responsive to the needs of Yukon First Nations and better able to support community-based language programs.

Dawson ice bridge under construction
January 16, 2018 – This marks the first time that the government has tried to induce ice formation for the purposes of creating an ice bridge.

Government of Yukon and Teslin Tlingit Council sign intergovernmental agreement to work together on shared priorities
January 12, 2018 – The agreement will help the Teslin Tlingit Council and Government of Yukon successfully facilitate economic, social, cultural and development initiatives.

Yukon releases draft legislative summary of proposed Cannabis Control and Regulation Act
January 11, 2018 – The summary outlines the key provisions of the proposed act and is open for feedback from Yukoners, First Nation governments and municipalities.

Yukoners invited to help the Government of Yukon and the City of Whitehorse improve public engagement
January 10, 2018 – The Government of Yukon and the City of Whitehorse today launched Talking Together: A stronger dialogue between you and your government, a joint effort to learn what Yukoners see as meaningful engagement.

New population estimate for the Porcupine caribou herd
January 3, 2018 – The Government of Yukon and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game worked together in July 2017 to complete a new population estimate for the Porcupine caribou herd.

Order of Yukon in development
January 2, 2018 – Premier Sandy Silver announced the development of the Order of Yukon at the Commissioner’s Levee, on New Year’s Day.