Government of Yukon

Community Services


2017

Government of Yukon seeks feedback on changes to Designated Materials Regulation
December 7, 2017 – We're modernizing Yukon's recycling system with proposed surcharges on tires, electronics, and electrical items, and we want your feedback.

Deadline extended for Societies Act feedback
November 1, 2017 – The Yukon government is inviting the public to send in written submissions for Societies Act feedback until December 14.

Yukon hosts Aboriginal Sport Circle Summit
October 13, 2017 – Delegates from across Canada are in Whitehorse from October 13–15 for the national Aboriginal Sport Circle Summit.

Government of Yukon passes Act to Amend the Dental Profession Act
October 12, 2017 – Bill 7, the Act to Amend the Dental Profession Act, was passed after its third reading and was assented to today by Commissioner of Yukon Doug Phillips.

Annual recreation gathering builds community capacity
October 10, 2017 – Recreation leaders from across Yukon are in Marsh Lake and Whitehorse for the annual recreation gathering, jointly hosted by the Government of Yukon and the Recreation and Parks Association of Yukon.

Government of Yukon tables Act to Amend the Dental Profession Act
October 3, 2017 – The Government of Yukon today tabled Bill No. 7, the Act to Amend the Dental Profession Act, which will authorize dental hygienists to offer services that are not permitted under the current Act.

Government of Yukon takes steps towards regulated midwifery in Yukon
September 27, 2017 – The Government of Yukon has created a Midwifery Advisory Committee tasked with examining policy and regulatory options to govern midwifery in the territory.

Government of Yukon reaching out to societies to hear their challenges with current legislation
September 15, 2017 – The Yukon government is looking at how to modernize the Societies Act and Regulations and will contact societies directly to better understand their challenges with the current legislation.

2020 Arctic Winter Games contract signed
September 8, 2017 – By signing the 2020 Arctic Winter Games contract, the Yukon government and the City of Whitehorse have made the territory's upcoming hosting duties official.

New road access improvements to help grow Yukon’s natural resources sector
September 2, 2017 – The Governments of Canada and Yukon have announced funding for the Yukon Resource Gateway project.

Roof replacement for Destruction Bay Community Centre
August 25, 2017 – The Destruction Bay Community Centre gets new roof thanks for funding provided by the Department of Community Service and Economic Development.

Yukon athletes return from Canada Summer Games
August 17, 2017 – Team Yukon celebrates return from Canada Summer Games.

Every Yukon community to benefit from federal Gas Tax Fund transfer
August 8, 2017 – Every Yukon community to benefit from federal Gas Tax Fund transfer. The first of two installments have been delivered to support local infrastructure priorities.

Yukon athletes travel to Winnipeg for 2017 Canada Summer Games
July 27, 2017 – Over 160 athletes are headed to Winnipeg for the 50th Canada Summer Games.

Team Yukon returns from North American Indigenous Games with 22 medals
July 25, 2017 – Yukon athletes earned 22 medals at this year's North American Indigenous Games.

More than $1.4 million in sport and recreation funding announced
July 17, 2017 – Yukon's sport and recreation community will benefit from over $1.4 million in annual funding.

Yukon athletes headed to Toronto for North American Indigenous Games
July 14, 2017 – Over 130 Yukon athletes are preparing to represent the territory at this year's North American Indigenous Games.

Major infrastructure investment in Yukon
July 6, 2017 – Yukon has received new funding for infrastructure.

Better water and wastewater infrastructure for Haines Junction residents
June 29, 2017 – The governments of Canada and Yukon have contributed funding to help improve water and wastewater infrastructure for Haines Junction residents.

Governments of Canada and Yukon invest in 13 infrastructure projects throughout the territory
June 28, 2017 – Investing in modern and efficient infrastructure supports local economic opportunities and improves quality of life.

The Government of Yukon and City of Whitehorse sign 2020 Arctic Winter Games MOU
June 14, 2017 – The Government of Yukon will contribute funding and be a full partner in hosting the games.

Yukon government releases results of mobile home survey
June 1, 2017 – The survey was conducted in April 2016.

Yukon government employees moving back into the Lynn Building
May 30, 2017 – The Lynn Building is safe to reoccupy.

Yukon government seeking input on proposed changes to the Dental Profession Act
May 19, 2017 – The government is seeking public input on proposed changes to the Dental Profession Act.

Government of Yukon and Association of Yukon Communities discuss municipal priorities at annual general meeting
May 16, 2017 – The annual general meeting was a chance for municipal and territorial leaders to discuss priorities for the coming year.

Government of Yukon launches improved Wi-Fi access in Yukon Public Libraries
May 10, 2017 – Wireless internet upgrades have arrived to the Whitehorse public library.

National Aboriginal Day becomes a statutory holiday in Yukon
May 8, 2017 – First National Aboriginal Day as a statutory holiday in Yukon to be celebrated on June 21 this year.

Government of Yukon seeks the public’s input on regulation for progressive raffles
May 3, 2017 – Yukoners are invited to give feedback on proposed lottery changes to allow progressive raffles like Chase the Ace.

Four projects in Yukon benefitting the Champagne and Aishihik and Kwanlin Dün First Nations
April 28, 2017 – Federal Gas Tax Fund supports four First Nations projects in Yukon.

Whitehorse receives support to help manage wastewater systems
April 26, 2017 – Funding from federal government will support three wastewater projects in Whitehorse.

Government of Yukon tables National Aboriginal Day Act
April 24, 2017 – If passed, the legislation will create National Aboriginal Day as an annual statutory holiday in Yukon beginning June 21, 2017.

Yukon government invites public comment on draft pharmacist and rural permit holder legislation
April 21, 2017 – The Government of Yukon is seeking public feedback on draft pharmacist and rural permit holder legislation.

88 Days from North American Indigenous Games
April 19, 2017 – Government of Yukon is counting down to the North American Indigenous Games along with the Yukon Aboriginal Sport Circle.

Government of Canada supports bus purchase for Teslin Tlingit Council
March 31, 2017 – A 28-seat passenger bus will provide Teslin Tlingit Council citizens with transportation to Whitehorse and other communities.

Yukon launches first phase of new online corporate registry
March 29, 2017 – The first phase of a new corporate online registry has been launched for Yukon business and not-for-profit organizations.

A statement from the minister of Community Services on the legal suit filed for the Dawson wastewater treatment plant
February 22, 2017 – The following statement has been issued in response to the legal suit filed for the Dawson wastewater treatment plant.

Get active with the ParticipACTION 150 Play List
February 3, 2017 – ParticipACTION 150 Play List is a fun challenge to introduce Yukoners to 150 activities and inspire Yukoners to have an active lifestyle.

Governments of Canada and Yukon invest in the Ross River suspension bridge
January 10, 2017 – Phase 2 repairs to the Ross River suspension bridge will begin soon. Local residents and visitors to the area will once again be able to safely cross the Pelly River.


2016

Friends of Mount Sima Society receives funding for pre-season training program
October 5, 2016 – Yukon government is contributing $145,000 to the Friends of Mount Sima Society to assist with the continuation of an early-season training facility for elite athletes.

Governments of Canada and Yukon announce funding for Carcross/Tagish First Nation learning centre
September 23, 2016 – The centre will be a gathering place and will provide some community services.

Construction underway for two Yukon infrastructure projects thanks to government funding
September 16, 2016 – These projects represent important investments in municipal infrastructure.

Miles Canyon Suspension Bridge closing for repairs
September 6, 2016 – The bridge will be closed from September 12 to October 31 for repairs.

Government of Canada delivers more than $7.8 million to Yukon for community infrastructure projects
August 30, 2016 – This is the first of two installments this year under the federal Gas Tax Fund.

Government of Yukon increases support for recycling and local processors
August 25, 2016 – Yukon’s recycling processors will see increased funding from the Government of Yukon in 2016/17.

Government recognizes unique nature of Yukon log homes
August 24, 2016 – Homes built with exterior log walls are now exempt from section 9.36 of Canada’s National Building Code.

Long-serving paramedic receives EMS Exemplary Service Medal
August 5, 2016 – Jon Trefry, a primary care paramedic and supervisor with Yukon EMS received a Governor General's Exemplary Service award.

Basic 911 service now available across Yukon
July 28, 2016 – The Basic 911 system is now in place across Yukon, providing one easy to remember emergency number.

Seventeen infrastructure projects in Yukon get joint government funding
July 26, 2016 – Residents in communities across Yukon will soon benefit from newly approved infrastructure investments.

Capital Markets Regulatory Authority initial board of directors and new implementation timelines announced
July 22, 2016 – The ministers responsible for capital markets regulation in several Canadian jurisdictions and the minister of finance of Canada have chosen the Authority's board of directors and announced timelines.

Government of Yukon to postpone implementation of recycling regulations
July 12, 2016 – Government of Yukon intends to postpone amendments to recycling regulations.

More than $1.3 million in sport and recreation funding announced
June 23, 2016 – Yukon's sport and recreation community will benefit from more than $1.3 million in funding this year.

Chartered Professional Accountants Yukon’s interim board of directors named
June 23, 2016 – Interim board of Chartered Professional Accountants Yukon the next step in Yukon’s accounting professionals moved to a single professional designation.

Canada-Yukon infrastructure agreement signed for funding under new federal programs
June 22, 2016 – Government of Yukon first jurisdiction in the country to fully commit funding under two important infrastructure funding programs.

Competition tests skills of community emergency medical responders
June 6, 2016 – Teams were presented with realistic scenarios simulating emergency response situations.

New act creates Chartered Professional Accountant designation
May 17, 2016 – Yukon's accounting profession unite with colleagues in other jurisdictions under a single professional designation.

Yukon government explores National Aboriginal Day as statutory holiday in Yukon
May 16, 2016 – The government is seeking feedback from local businesses, organizations and the public.

Another successful Association of Yukon Communities AGM takes place
May 16, 2016 – Government of Yukon commits to working with AYC on recreational infrastructure and the designated materials list.

Government of Yukon supports recycling with amended regulations
May 12, 2016 – Changes to Yukon’s recycling regulations, announced today, will increase waste diversion across the territory.

Yukon government invests in emergency response vehicles
May 11, 2016 – New emergency response vehicles will help ensure that first responders have the tools to help keep Yukoners safe.

Yukon government Personal Property Security Registry goes online
May 5, 2016 – Yukon adopts a modern, electronic personal property registry.

Miles Canyon Suspension Bridge reopened for the summer
April 15, 2016 – The bridge will be closed again in the fall for complete repairs.

Government of Yukon tables Chartered Professional Accountants bill
April 13, 2016 – The legislation combines three professional designations into a single designation for Yukon’s regulated accountants.

Yukon government begins construction of new Carcross firehall
April 13, 2016 – New firehall will strengthen local emergency response.

Whistle Bend continues to grow with development of Phase 3
April 12, 2016 – Yukon government will invest more than $16 million in design and construction of Whistle Bend phase 3 to meet demand.

Government of Yukon seeks input on tenancy of mobile home pads
April 5, 2016 – Yukon government wants to hear from mobile home park owners and mobile home pad renters.

Four sport and recreation groups to receive core funding from the Yukon government
April 4, 2016 – Core funding from Yukon government will provide stability and security to four sport and recreation groups.

Yukon adopts new energy efficient building standards
March 30, 2016 – Yukon has new energy efficiency standards with the adoption of section 9.36 of Canada’s National Building Code.

Governments of Canada and Yukon announce joint-funding for infrastructure projects
March 18, 2016 – The funding will support key initiatives including upgrades to waste water and drinking water facilites and road improvements.

Team Yukon returns from Greenland with 100 ulus
March 14, 2016 – Team Yukon returns from the Arctic Winter Games after a successful week of competition.

Government of Yukon opens new EMS station
March 10, 2016 – As part of the Whitehorse hospital expansion, a new ambulance station is now open in Riverdale.

Team Yukon takes off to Greenland for 2016 Arctic Winter Games
March 4, 2016 – Team Yukon is heading to Nuuk, Greenland in pursuit of ulus at the 2016 Arctic Winter Games.

Yukon Recycling Club recognizes outstanding youth
March 4, 2016 – Club recognizes youth from across the territory for their outstanding recycling efforts.

Agreement reached on Dawson wastewater treatment plant
February 9, 2016 – The Yukon government will own and operate the new Dawson wastewater treatment plant on an ongoing basis.

Best in amateur sport celebrated at Sport Yukon awards night
February 5, 2016 – Government of Yukon and Sport Yukon celebrate another banner year for amateur sport in the territory.

Government of Yukon releases action plan to shape the future of sport in the territory
February 4, 2016 – New sport action plan will make healthy living more accessible for all Yukoners.