Government of Yukon

April 2014

New housing initiatives in Yukon
April 22, 2015 - Four new housing improvement initiatives have been developed with the remaining funds from the Northern Housing Trust.

Vital Statistics Act will recognize same-sex parents on birth certificates
April 30, 2014 - Listing same-sex parents on a birth certificate will be able to be carried out retroactively.

New system will help detect and manage health problems in Yukon
April 30, 2014 - Successful negotiations with B.C. lay groundwork for improving public health services through electronic records.

Whitehorse Food Bank receives funding to purchase its Alexander Street location
April 30, 2014 - Funding provides foundations for future food support.

New website provides information about immunization in Yukon
April 29, 2014 - Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health launches website that provides up-to-date, scientifically accurate information about immunizations and communicable diseases and the myths that surround them.

Collaboration is keystone to improving health and social services for Yukoners
April 28, 2014 - New report to guide future health and social care delivery in Yukon.

Yukon government extends the interim staking prohibition in the Ross River Area
April 28, 2014 - A prohibition on mineral staking in the Ross River area has been extended to June 30, 2014.

Wellness plan to improve Yukoners’ health and well-being launched
April 24, 2014 - Wellness Plan to be used to support raising healthy, happy kids and supporting families.

The Yukon government approves amendments to the Waters Regulation
April 23, 2014 - Premier Darrell Pasloski announced changes today to the Waters Act regulation that will establish clear timelines for internal review processes of quartz mining applications.

Campaign provides Internet safety information to youth
April 23, 2014 - New campaign promotes safe and responsible use of online technology and smartphones among youth.

More than 500 students compete at wrestling tournament
April 16, 2014 - Elementary student athletes from Whitehorse and rural community schools will compete in the YSAA wrestling tournament.

Government of Yukon commits long-term funding for the Northern Institute of Social Justice
April 16, 2014 - The Education department has committed to an additional six years of funding to the Northern Institute of Social Justice.

Porter Creek hosts Yukon Robotics Challenge
April 15, 2014 - The first Yukon Robotics Challenge will be held at Porter Creek Secondary School on Tuesday, April 15th.

Bubbles trilogy teaches children about personal space and keeping safe
April 14, 2014 - This fun resource helps children between two and five learn about personal space and bullying.

Carcross Local Area Plan approved by Yukon government
April 11, 2014 - Yukon government approves Carcross Local Area Plan.

Six Yukon organizations receive funding from Crime Prevention Victims Trust Fund
April 11, 2014 - Six community projects that help reduce crime & help victims will share $105,250 in funding from CPVTF.

Contract awarded for Yukon-Alaska economic corridor feasibility study
April 9, 2014 - Contract will study feasibility of developing electrical & telecommunications connections between YK and southeast AK.

Aquatic invasive species awareness campaign launched
April 8, 2014 - Anglers and boaters can help stop the spread and introduction of aquatic invaders.

Successful Health Care Innovation meeting for Yukon premier and health minister
April 8, 2014 - Yukon premier and health minister call recent meeting of the national Health Care Innovation Working group a success.

New soccer complex and track planned for Whitehorse
April 7, 2014 - The Yukon government is investing $250,000 towards an outdoor sport complex to be built in Whitehorse.

Cultural, artistic and educational projects get underway with Community Development Fund support
April 4, 2014 - Twenty community-driven projects support Yukon’s social, cultural and economic quality of life.

Swan Haven celebrates 20 years
April 4, 2014 - Swan Haven Interpretive Centre updated with new and interactive displays to mark its 20th anniversary.

Minister of Justice tables Fatal Accidents Act
April 3, 2014 - Amendments to the Fatal Accidents Act will allow Yukoners the right to sue for bereavement damages.

Government invests in Old Crow community and recreation centre
April 3, 2014 - The Government of Yukon is investing $2.7 million towards the construction of a new municipal complex in Old Crow.

Victim Services funds two crisis line research projects
April 3, 2014 - Victim Services providing funding to collect usage data from two crisis phone-lines in Yukon.

Three year funding agreement renewed for Yukon Arts Centre
April 2, 2014 - Three-year funding agreement supports Yukon Arts Centre to provide art programming, education and public participation.

Premier and minister represent Yukon at national health agenda meeting
April 2, 2014 - Yukon speaking out at national meeting to ensure changes relate well to smaller jurisdictions.

Yukon to reduce tax rate on small business
April 2, 2014 - Yukon's small business corporate tax rate to be reduced from four per cent to three per cent.

Yukon government to establish committee on building code amendments
April 1, 2014 - Yukon will establish committee; consult on energy efficiency requirements outside Whitehorse.

Rural land management and development services consolidated
April 1, 2014 - All rural land management services, outside of Whitehorse, are now centralized in one department – Energy, Mines and Resources.

School calendar options set for 2014 to 2016
April 1, 2014 - Education Minister Elaine Taylor has presented a three-year school calendar, with additional options for rural schools.