Government of Yukon

August 2014

Yukon to chair the Council of the Federation starting in 2016
August 29, 2014 - Yukon will be the first northern territory to host the annual summer meeting of the Council of the Federation in 2016.

Women’s forum will focus on interpersonal violence at work, home and in community
August 29, 2014 - The annual women's forum helps to develop public awareness of the issues affecting the status of women and changes attitudes within Yukon so that women may enjoy equality of opportunity.

Government launches lottery for 19 remote recreation lots in Southern Lakes
August 27, 2014 - Government launches lottery for 19 remote recreation lots.

Premier to discuss national issues with provincial and territorial leaders
August 26, 2014 - Premier represents Yukon at the Council of the Federation and the Northern Premiers' Forum.

Yukon government commends Yukon River chinook managers
August 26, 2014 - Strong commitment on both sides of the border will help us have a sustainable Yukon River chinook fishery again one day.

Sprouting healthy choices will grow students’ opportunities
August 26, 2014 - Order a box of vegetables and support our community.

New deputy minister for Energy, Mines and Resources
August 25, 2014 - Premier appoints George Ross as new deputy minister for the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources.

Orphaned Yukon bear cubs to move to the Calgary Zoo
August 22, 2014 - Two Yukon bear cubs will help educate Calgary Zoo visitors about the consequences of unsecured garbage and attractants.

Permit regime under Environment Act updated
August 20, 2014 - There was widespread public support for the government's proposed changes to the permit regime under the Environment Act.

Community Development Fund awards over $972,000 to fund initiatives
August 20, 2014 - Yukon communities and organizations will benefit from over $972,000 in Community Development Fund support.

Vuntut Gwitchin Government assumes solid waste facility in Old Crow
August 20, 2014 - The Yukon and Vuntut Gwitchin Governments are embarking on a new way of managing solid waste in the territory.

Fund supports artists in showcasing their talents beyond Yukon borders
August 20, 2014 - Touring Artist Fund supports artists in their desire to share blues music, rock n' roll, and fashion outside Yukon.

Mental health first aid course adapted for northerners
August 20, 2014 - A course recognizing northern life, peoples, and related experiences is now available.

Arts Fund supports a variety of creative community projects
August 19, 2014 - Yukon communities will enjoy film, music, dance and festivals with events supported through Arts Fund.

New electronic system to record and report health inspection results
August 15, 2014 - New electronic health inspection system is one step closer to providing inspection reports publicly.

Government expands camping and visitor services for tourism shoulder seasons
August 14, 2014 - Spring and fall visitors to Yukon will be able to access camping and visitor information services to enhance their visit.

Yukon premier offers assistance to the Northwest Territories
August 6, 2014 - An offer has been extended to provide assistance to people affected by forest fires in the Northwest Territories.

A statement by Minister of Environment Currie Dixon on Ross River Dena Council’s Statement of Claim
August 5, 2014 - A ministerial statement regarding the Statement of Claim filed by the Ross River Dena Council on July 31 with Yukon Supreme Court.

Tagish Avenue extension supports Carcross Memorandum of Understanding projects
August 4, 2014 - Tagish Avenue extension will enhance Carcross infrastructure and ensure room for future residential expansion.

Legal aid operating costs fully funded with new agreement
August 4, 2014 - New agreement with Yukon Legal Services Society will ensure the operating costs of legal aid are fully funded.

Online calendar presents community health and social events
August 1, 2014 - Online calendar small step towards collaborative care among health professionals, NGOs and communities.

Music pros: Apply to develop your business and represent Yukon
August 1, 2014 - Yukon Film & Sound calling for applicants from music industry to be part of Team Yukon contingent to BreakOut West.