Government of Yukon

December 2014

The Yukon government appeals Peel land use planning case to ensure public government has say over public lands
December 30, 2014 - An appeal is warranted as the court case raises important questions regarding Yukon's economy, democracy and future.

Commissioner’s Levee to take place on New Year’s Day
December 30, 2014 - All are invited to join Yukon Commissioner Doug Phillips at his annual New Year's Day Levee.

Child and Youth Advocate and the Yukon government sign advocacy protocol
December 23, 2014 - A new agreement helps to ensure that the Child and Youth Avocate can obtain information on behalf of its clients.

Volunteers and Olympic athletes recognized for their contributions
December 22, 2014 - Commissioner Doug Phillips presents awards for Public Volunteer Service and joins ceremony to honour Olympic athletes.

Advanced Artist Award supports four Yukon literary artists in creating new works
December 22, 2014 - Literary artists receive funding for new works though the Advanced Artist Award.

Six Yukoners receive bursaries to pursue health education
December 22, 2014 - 95 Yukon students have received support for post-secondary medical and health studies since 2006.

Three honoured with awards of excellence from the Department of Justice
December 19, 2014 - The Department of Justice held its annual awards of excellence ceremony on December 18, 2014

Yukon Excellence Award criteria changing to increase award value, broaden scope
December 19, 2014 - Yukon Excellent Award program increased award value and broadened the variety of eligible courses

Site selected for Yukon’s new continuing care facility
December 18, 2014 - New continuing care facility to be built in city’s newest subdivision

Yukon students participate in We Day events in Vancouver
December 18, 2014 - Students from two Whitehorse schools travelled to Vancouver to celebrate social justice activities

White River First Nation and Government of Yukon enter discussions on Reconciliation Agreement
December 18, 2014 - Reconciliation Agreement discussions intend to provide a process to constructively resolve issues and other matters

Government approves new bison hunting opportunities
December 18, 2014 - Yukon bison hunters will have more opportunity to harvest during mid-winter starting January 1, 2015

The Yukon government purchases two new ambulances
December 17, 2014 - New ambulances arrive in time for the holiday season

Land development protocols empower Yukon municipalities
December 16, 2014 - Land development protocols empower municipalities to plan long-term land development.

Contents of new Land Titles Act and Condominium Act now available
December 16, 2014 - Details of the new Land Titles Act and Condominium Act are now available.

New fall/winter experiential education program at Yukon Wildlife Preserve
December 16, 2014 - The first fall/winter experiential learning program at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve is now underway.

Premier attends Finance Ministers’ meeting in Ottawa
December 15, 2014 - Finance ministers discussed the importance of supporting sustainable economic growth and addressing fiscal challenges.

Incentive program introduced to improve the energy efficiency of Yukon homes
December 15, 2014 - New Good Energy Residential Incentive program improves energy efficiency and lowers household energy bills.

Yukon youth attend Canada’s History Forum in Ottawa
December 15, 2014 - Duncan Snooks’ and Maximilian Wanner’s video submissions into the Young Citizens program have won them a trip to Ottawa.

Yukon visual artists receive funding through latest intake of Advanced Artist Award
December 15, 2014 - Four Yukon visual artists supported through latest intake of Advanced Artist Award.

Fall capital announcement provides contractors with better information and certainty
December 12, 2014 - New capital planning and approvals process responds to needs of contractors and supports private sector development

Four finalists chosen for Yukon Digital Storytelling Project
December 10, 2014 - Yukon digital storytellers help to boost the tourism sector

‘Destination Yukon’ promoted during Vancouver Santa Claus parade
December 8, 2014 - Yukon featured in Vancouver Santa Claus Parade.

The Yukon government’s interim 911 solution approved by CRTC
December 8, 2014 - CRTC approves (with conditions) Yukon government's solution to expand basic 911 service to Yukon communities over the next 2 years.

Annual call for submissions to Yukon Permanent Art Collection focuses in on fine craft
December 5, 2014 - Tourism and Culture marks Craft Year 2015 with a focused call for submissions to the Permanent Art Collection

Government contributes $60,000 to secure Public Avalanche Forecast
December 5, 2014 - Government contributes $60,000 to Yukon Avalanche Association for 2015 season.

The Teddy Bear Twins are back in all Yukon liquor stores
December 4, 2014 - The Yukon Liquor Corporation is once again bringing their popular “Teddy Bear Twins” back in time for the holidays

Yukon First Nations are governments - Premier Pasloski
December 4, 2014 - Premier Pasloski is requesting that federal Minister Bernard Valcourt correct his statements regarding Yukon First Nations self-government

$5.3 million invested to improve Yukon’s electrical transmission infrastructure
December 4, 2014 - Projects to replace aging and unreliable electrical infrastructure and upgrade electrical service receive funding

A statement from the Yukon government on the Yukon Supreme Court’s decision in the Peel regional land use planning court case
December 2, 2014 - The Government of Yukon will carefully review Justice Veale's decision.

Dawson Regional Land Use Planning process is temporarily suspended
December 1, 2014 - Yukon government, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and Vuntut Gwitchin Government agree to put Dawson Regional Land Use Planning process temporarily on hold.

Parking lot changes at the Whitehorse airport will alleviate traffic congestion
December 1, 2014 - Parking lot changes at the Whitehorse airport to alleviate traffic congestion.

Award celebrates outstanding Aboriginal employees in the Yukon government
December 1, 2014 - John Burdek and John Jones are the 2014 recipients of the Yukon government’s Aboriginal Employees Award of Honour.