Government of Yukon

April 2010

New Child and Family Services Act now in effect
April 30, 2010 - New act requires Yukoners to report suspected child abuse and neglect.

Local photographer profiled at Arts Underground
April 30, 2010 - Engineer James Quong's photographs capture a Yukon era.

Yukon Film & Sound Commission wins on the global stage
April 30, 2010 - Commission places third for the most informative marketing booth.

Harvest Management Plan for Porcupine caribou herd signed in Whitehorse
April 29, 2010 - Plan will help stabilize, if not increase, the Porcupine caribou herd population.

Important reminders during National Immunization Week
April 27, 2010 - Catch-up on immunizations with convenient extended hours from April 25 to May 1

Architect named for design of new F.H. Collins Secondary School
April 21, 2010 - A new F.H. Collins Secondary School is one step closer to reality with the naming of an architectural firm to design the school.

Minister commits to partner for long-term sustainability of Yukon municipal governments
April 16, 2010 - Partnership will address key issues including funding, recruitment and service delivery.

Yukon museums benefit from Special Projects Assistance Program
April 16, 2010 - Valuable museum collections preserved and displayed through 15 community projects.

Stepping into Kindergarten to help children start school
April 16, 2010 - Kindergarten registration ends April 26. Students will receive welcome packages at orientation.

ID blitz aims to reduce underage drinking
April 15, 2010 - In support of the Substance Abuse Action Plan, an ID blitz will run from April 15 to May 31

Community Development Fund awards $282,000 for Yukon projects
April 14, 2010 - Early childhood educators, orienteering championships, and other projects for Yukon communities

Northern Strategy Trust funding agreement to advance First Nation languages
April 13, 2010 - Working collaboratively for revitalization

Yukon Liquor Corporation eliminates single-use bags
April 13, 2010 - Taking on a green initiative

Watson Lake Hospital now part of Yukon Hospital Corporation
April 9, 2010 - Employees transfer, quality care continues

Partnerships featured in Education Week celebrations
April 9, 2010 - Yukoners across the territory will have the chance to celebrate education through a week of education-related activities, April 12-16.

Equitable, predictable and sustainable staffing for Yukon schools
April 8, 2010 - The Department of Education has developed a revised formula to identify the staffing requirements for Yukon schools.

Secure Medical Unit a new option for mental health patients
April 6, 2010 - A joint project between the government and the Hospital Corporation to provide a measure of security and safety.

Environment Fair to celebrate biodiversity
April 6, 2010 - First-ever Environment Fair features family-friendly, interactive fun on April 17.

Funding for innovative projects to help students learn
April 1, 2010 - Innovative projects supporting student success received $75,000 worth of funding distributed among 17 Yukon schools as part of the first annual Leaders in Education / Innovation Fund awards.