Government of Yukon

August 2010

Secure driver’s licence and ID card to be made in Yukon
September 1, 2010 - New driver's licence and general identification card to be available later this fall.

Federal funding for Beaufort Sea research supports Yukon’s interests
August 31, 2010 - Research will help support the development of a vibrant offshore oil and gas industry that provides benefits to Yukoners.

Whistle Bend Subdivision in Whitehorse progressing well
August 31, 2010 - Land cleared and public tender issued for road work on Whistle Bend subdivision in Whitehorse.

Yukon supports community FireSmart projects
August 30, 2010 - Twenty-eight Yukon projects to benefit from $819,300 in FireSmart grants.

Yukon students awarded scholarships to prestigious college
August 27, 2010 - Two Yukon students will be heading to Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific in Victoria as scholarship recipients.

Emergency medical services signs memorandum of understanding with volunteers
August 23, 2010 - Yukon emergency medical services signs memorandum of understanding with volunteer ambulance society.

Yukon government extends best wishes to Yukon’s Canada 55+ Games team
August 23, 2010 - Yukon delegation travelling to Brockville for the Canada 55+ Games.

Touring Artist Fund enables national and international showcases for Yukon artists
August 23, 2010 - National and international venues offer expanded opportunities for Yukon artists to present their talents to outside audiences.

Funding aimed at preventing violence against Aboriginal women
August 20, 2010 - Six organizations to receive funds to help tackle violence against Aboriginal women.

Yukon supports Canadian Red Cross relief efforts in Pakistan
August 19, 2010 - Yukon supports Canadian Red Cross in bringing help to the people of flood-ravaged Pakistan.

Safeguarding Yukon’s built heritage
August 19, 2010 - Historic Properties Assistance funding helps preserve Yukon’s many important legacies.

Evacuation notice lifted for the Watson Lake area
August 19, 2010 - Evacuation notice lifted for Watson Lake area.

Premier appoints Public Service Commissioner
August 19, 2010 - Yukon government welcomes new Public Service Commissioner.

Minister delivers state-of-the-art fire truck to Ross River
August 18, 2010 - Minister Lang presents new fire truck to Ross River Volunteer Fire Department.

Funding announced to help persons with disabilities get jobs
August 11, 2010 - New funding for the Yukon Council on Disability will help Yukoners with disabilities get jobs.

Council of the Federation meeting wraps up
August 6, 2010 - The annual Council of the Federation meeting wrapped up today in Winnepeg.

Watson Lake area fire community information centre now open
August 6, 2010 - Community information centre now open to serve the public concerned about the Watson Lake area fire.

Fort Selkirk designated a Yukon Historic Site
August 6, 2010 - Heritage partners Selkirk First Nation and Yukon government announce Fort Selkirk as a Yukon Historic Site.

Forest Health Report shows spruce beetle infestation in decline
August 5, 2010 - After 20 years, the spruce beetle infestation in southwest Yukon is active only on the fringes of the original infested area.

Minister Hart launches social inclusion public awareness campaign
August 5, 2010 - Minister of Health and Social Services Glenn Hart was painting the town red today as he launched a public information campaign about social inclusion.

Melting permafrost is a threat to northern Yukon highways
August 4, 2010 - The Yukon Government will provide additional funding to repair a degraded section of the Alaska Highway and for a long-term permafrost testing project.

Carcross educator wins national literacy award
August 4, 2010 - Eleanor Millard is Yukon's winner of this year's Council of the Federation Literacy Award.

Ts’alwnjik chu (Nordenskiold) wetlands protected
August 3, 2010 - The Yukon government has created a new Habitat Protection Area that recognizes the unique values of the wetlands along the Nordenskiold River near Carmacks, the "bread basket" of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation.

Three-year funding helps achieve equality for women
August 2, 2010 - The 2010-13 Women’s Equality Funding Program provides funding to nine organizations.