Government of Yukon

January 2018

Yukon Premier, Ministers and First Nations Chiefs travel to Ottawa
January 31, 2018 - For the second year in a row, Premier Silver and Government of Yukon Ministers will be joined by a delegation of First Nations Chiefs for Yukon Days meetings in Ottawa.

Dedicated special assistance line opens at Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport
January 29, 2018 - The line will provide those with mobility challenges, visual impairment and hearing impairment with a dedicated access point.

Government of Yukon celebrates partnerships and strong presence at industry forums
January 29, 2018 - Yukon represented by government, business and industry at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference, AME Roundup and Energy and Mining Forum events in Vancouver last week.

Statement from Minister Frost about the meeting on Indigenous children in care
January 26, 2018 - Minister of Health and Social Services Pauline Frost today issued a statement about the national meeting called by federal Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott.

Share your thoughts on the Yukon Tourism Development Strategy
January 26, 2018 - Yukoners are encouraged to share their thoughts, ideas and suggestions on how to sustainably grow tourism in the territory.

Statement from Premier Silver on the passing of Carcross/Tagish First Nation Elder Doris McLean
January 25, 2018 - Premier Sandy Silver today released a statement on the passing of Carcross/Tagish First Nation Elder Doris McLean.

Work has ended on Dawson ice bridge
January 23, 2018 - Conditions have been challenging for the workers attempting to induce ice formation during the past week due to higher-than-normal temperatures.

Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund supports nine community-led projects
January 22, 2018 - Many of the projects receiving funding are designed to reduce young Yukoners’ vulnerability to negative influences and involvement in crime by encouraging healthy relationships, mental and physical wellness, life skills and a sense of community.

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.