Government of Yukon

December 2010

Social inclusion and poverty reduction reports released
December 22, 2010 - Government will use evidence-based data contained in recent reports to address housing and homelessness.

Internet safety report released
December 21, 2010 - Yukon government aims to protect Yukoners from the dangers of the internet.

Government supports community youth projects
December 21, 2010 - Yukon youth benefiting from $48,000 in government support.

Effective implementation emphasized in Peel plan discussions
December 17, 2010 - Effective and collaborative plan implementation is being emphasized by Yukon government during discussions among the plan parties on the current Recommended Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan.

Staking withdrawal extension to support Peel Watershed regional planning process
December 17, 2010 - Pending formal approval, Yukon government will extend current subsurface mineral staking withdrawal in the Peel Watershed Region to provide certainty during the remaining steps in the region’s land use planning process.

Progress continues on Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan
December 17, 2010 - Measures to enable a response to the Peel Watershed Planning Commission by the end of February 2011 were agreed to at meeting of representatives from the five parties tasked with completing the Peel Watershed planning process.

Ingram lot presented to Habitat for Humanity Yukon
December 14, 2010 - Habitat for Humanity will build in the Ingram subdivision, thanks to Yukon Housing Corporation.

Aboriginal employees receive Award of Honour
December 9, 2010 - Employees in Education, Environment and Justice are 2010 award recipients.

Justice Wellness Centre opened for Community Corrections clients
December 7, 2010 - This storefront operation will be open seven days a week to provide counselling and training for offenders who require community supervision.

Teddy bear twins available at Yukon liquor stores
December 6, 2010 - The Twin Teddy bears are back!

Drivers urged to use caution this holiday season
December 3, 2010 - Highways and Public Works, Yukon Liquor Corporation, MADD Whitehorse and Whitehorse RCMP embark on Christmas impaired driving campaign.

Winners of Car Seat Safety Program draw announced
December 3, 2010 - Winners of the Registered Education Savings Plan from the 2010 car seat safety draw announced.

Communities benefit from Arts Fund projects
December 3, 2010 - Community arts offerings include a big band and bellydancing, ballet, a love story, a parade, snow scultpures, poetry and kids fiddling.