Government of Yukon

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Government of Yukon honours outstanding Yukon youth
August 16, 2017 – Four youth were awarded the Outstanding Youth Achievement Award today.

Yukon completes valuable year as chair of Council of the Federation
July 18, 2017 – Premier Sandy Silver has wrapped up Yukon's 2016-17 term as chair of the Council of the Federation, the first territory to chair the council.

A statement from the Government of Yukon for National Aboriginal Day
June 20, 2017 – The premier has issued a statement for National Aboriginal Day.

Premier brings Yukon priorities to Washington, DC
June 9, 2017 – Premier Silver completed a successful trip to Washington, DC as chair of the Council of the Federation.

Yukon premier leads Council of the Federation mission to Washington, DC
May 31, 2017 – Yukon premier to meet key political leaders in the United States next week.

Government of Yukon and First Nations to collaborate on shared priorities
May 26, 2017 – Yukon Forum concludes with agreement on shared priorities for action by the Government of Yukon and First Nations.

Statement from the premier in response to the resignation of the Yukon Water Board chair
May 17, 2017 – The chair of the Yukon Water Board has resigned.

New members appointed to Electoral District Boundaries Commission
May 4, 2017 – The Electoral District Boundaries Commission has five new members, including a new chair and representatives from three political parties.

Government of Yukon extends staking prohibition for Kaska asserted traditional territory
April 28, 2017 – Government of Yukon extends mineral staking prohibition to provide more time to address mineral declarations.

One of Yukon’s longest serving Commissioners dies at age 97
April 14, 2017 – The Government of Yukon marks the passing of James Smith.

Ministers visit Old Crow
April 12, 2017 – Three Yukon government ministers visited Old Crow this week.

Government of Yukon signs on to new Canadian Free Trade Agreement
April 7, 2017 – The Government of Yukon is pleased to join Canada and the provinces and territories in signing the Canadian Free Trade Agreement.

Successful trip to Ottawa for Yukon premier
March 23, 2017 – Premier visits Ottawa to support First Nations and Yukon interests.

Canada, Yukon and First Nations governments meet at the Intergovernmental Forum in Whitehorse
March 17, 2017 – Federal Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Yukon premier and First Nations met for an Intergovernmental Forum.

Government of Yukon, First Nations and industry stand together on key issues
March 16, 2017 – Government of Yukon, First Nations and Yukon Chamber of mines confirm united support for federal Bill C-17.

Government of Canada, Yukon First Nations and Government of Yukon to gather for the Intergovernmental Forum
March 7, 2017 – The Intergovernmental Forum will take place Thursday, March 16, 2017.

Yukon Legislative Assembly to reconvene April 20
March 2, 2017 – Premier Silver has called for the Legislative Assembly to be reconvened.

Premier, ministers and First Nations delegation wrap up successful meetings in Ottawa
February 8, 2017 – The Government of Yukon reaffirms its relationship with First Nations during a series of meetings in Ottawa.

New website compiles information about current research and monitoring in Yukon
February 8, 2017 – The new site compiles research and monitoring initiatives conducted by or in partnership with the Government of Yukon.

Premier and ministers head to Ottawa with First Nations delegation
February 3, 2017 – The government of Yukon is joining with First Nations Chiefs to attend meetings in Ottawa.

Government of Yukon issues temporary staking prohibitions for all of Kaska asserted traditional territory in Yukon
February 1, 2017 – The Government of Yukon has put mineral staking prohibitions in place for the Kaska asserted traditional territory.

Territorial premiers meet to discuss northern policy
January 27, 2017 – The territorial premiers met this week to discuss shared priorities.

Government of Yukon and First Nations sign intergovernmental declaration
January 13, 2017 – The Yukon premier and chiefs have committed to hold four Yukon Forums a year and develop a join action plan for shared priorities.

Premier sets direction for ministers
January 10, 2017 – The letters highlight commitments ministers and their departments have been asked to accomplish.

Government of Yukon and First Nations to meet for Yukon Forum
January 5, 2017 – Government of Yukon and First Nations will meet for a Yukon Forum on January 13.


Pan-Canadian framework on climate change meets Yukon’s unique needs
December 9, 2016 – Government of Yukon signs on to the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. Framework recognizes Yukon’s unique northern circumstance.

Yukon premier to join prime minister, premiers in Ottawa to discuss climate change
December 6, 2016 – Premier Sandy Silver will meet with his counterparts in Ottawa this week.

Nils Clarke nominated for Speaker of the Yukon Legislative Assembly
December 6, 2016 – Clarke has practised law in Yukon for over 24 years and has worked as the executive director of the Yukon Legal Services Society since 2000. 

First annual report of the Minto Socio-economic Monitoring Program released
November 18, 2016 – The 2014 annual report for the Minto Socio-Economic monitoring program has been released.

Yukon general election date announced
October 7, 2016 – Premier Pasloski has announced Yukon's general election date.

Yukon government maintains firm stance against carbon tax
October 3, 2016 – A statement from Yukon's premier on the imposition of a carbon tax.

Government of Yukon announces Yukon Leadership Scholarship
September 27, 2016 – Premier Pasloski has announced a new scholarship for young Yukoners.

Children welcome dignitaries to Yukon
September 27, 2016 – Local children associated with three charities will present flowers to the visitors.

Government of Yukon supports Indigenous youth leadership through funding to Our Voices
September 26, 2016 – Our Voices facilitates and creates leadership and development opportunities for Indigenous youth and emerging leaders.

Public viewing locations announced for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Yukon visit
September 21, 2016 – Yukoners will have the opportunity to participate in community events in Whitehorse or Carcross.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Yukon itinerary unveiled
September 12, 2016 – Yukoners will be able to participate in a number of exciting community events.

Government of Yukon to provide funding for SingleTrack to Success expansion
September 7, 2016 – Funding will support an expansion to other Yukon communities.

Views invited on Order of Yukon
September 2, 2016 – Take the survey to share your views on the new Order of Yukon.

Government of Yukon seeks court’s opinion on water use licence
September 1, 2016 – The legal review would consider a recent decision of the Yukon Water Board.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to visit two Yukon communities this September
August 22, 2016 – The public will be invited to share in a lively celebration in Whitehorse on September 28.

Five outstanding Yukon youth recognized in awards ceremony
August 19, 2016 – The Yukon government’s Youth Directorate selected the winners for their exceptional community contributions.

Youth invited to Our Voices and Champagne and Aishihik First Nations wellness conference
July 28, 2016 – The five-day event emphasizes leadership and wellness through connecting with the land.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Yukon this fall
July 27, 2016 – Yukon premier welcomes the news that the upcoming Royal Tour will include a stay in Yukon.

Northern premiers confirm united stance against carbon price
July 21, 2016 – Recognizing the significant effect climate change is having on northern communities, territorial premiers reiterated their commitment to address climate change.

Premier Pasloski hosts premiers and national Indigenous leaders in Whitehorse and Haines Junction
July 20, 2016 – Leaders discussed several key topics of mutual importance at National Aboriginal Organizations meeting.

Statement from the premier regarding the attack in Nice
July 15, 2016 – Premier extends condolences for victims of the attack in France.

A statement from Yukon’s premier on the terrorist attacks in Turkey
June 29, 2016 – Premier expresses condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed or injured in yesterday’s terrorist attack on the Ataturk international airport.

New award will recognize Yukoners’ achievements
June 28, 2016 – A new award will honour citizens’ exceptional contributions to society.

Government of Yukon flies the rainbow flag in honour of Yukon Pride
June 24, 2016 – Flag will fly through the weekend to coincide with Pride events.

A statement from Premier Darrell Pasloski on National Aboriginal Day
June 21, 2016 – All Yukoners are encouraged to participate in the celebrations and events planned for National Aboriginal Day.

First meeting of ministers and leaders at new Federal, Provincial, Territorial and Indigenous Forum
June 10, 2016 – Leaders agreed to establish the framework for a new Federal, Provincial, Territorial and Indigenous Forum, which will replace the Aboriginal Affairs Working Group.

A statement from the Government of Yukon regarding the Supreme Court of Canada decision to hear the Peel regional land use planning court case
June 9, 2016 – We remain committed to enhancing our government-to-government relationships and building positive, productive partnerships with First Nations.

Agreement signed between Yukon government, Yukon College and University of Alberta
May 11, 2016 – The agreement will foster educational and research exchange opportunities.

Government of Yukon flies European Union flag
May 9, 2016 – Flag flies to recognize 40 years of Canada-European Union relations.

Western premiers focus on jobs and communities
May 6, 2016 – Premiers conclude meeting in Vancouver, B.C., and highlight areas of common interest.

Western premiers support joint action on wildland fires, floods and drought
May 5, 2016 – Premiers discussed the importance of governments working cooperatively to better prepare for and respond to weather-related emergencies and natural disasters.

Western premiers express support for the people of Fort McMurray
May 5, 2016 – The courage and dedication of local citizens and emergency responders was praised by the premiers.

Premier to strengthen ties with western counterparts
May 4, 2016 – The annual Western Premiers’ Conference will be hosted in Vancouver this week.

Yukon government providing assistance to Fort McMurray
May 4, 2016 – Red Cross funding will support emergency aid relief efforts.

Territorial premiers announce key outcomes from Northern Premiers’ Forum
April 29, 2016 – The premiers committed to working together to strengthen engagement with the federal government to ensure long-term, stable and predictable federal funding.

Yukon government supports signing of Paris Agreement on Earth Day
April 22, 2016 – A global response can help lessen the impacts of climate change in Canada’s north.

Northern premiers to meet to discuss pan-territorial priorities
April 22, 2016 – Yukon hosts premiers from Nunavut and the Northwest Territories for annual Northern Premiers' Forum.

A statement from Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski
April 20, 2016 – Premier congratulates Brian Pallister on his win in Manitoba’s provincial election.

Yukon government and First Nations hold Yukon Forum
April 8, 2016 – The government-to-government meeting provides an opportunity to discuss shared priorities.

A statement from Premier Darrell Pasloski on the 2016 federal budget
March 23, 2016 – Government working to assess the impact of tax regime and budget changes.

Premier ensures Yukon’s interests are reflected in national declaration
March 3, 2016 – Vancouver Declaration recognizes unique circumstances of northern economy, climate and communities.

A statement from Canada’s territorial premiers on climate change and the North
March 2, 2016 – Premiers bring climate change message to national meetings in Vancouver.

Premier attending national meetings in Vancouver
March 2, 2016 – National meetings will include Indigenous leaders and focus on the economy and climate change.

Canada’s Premiers to Meet on March 2 in Vancouver
February 29, 2016 – Canada’s Premiers will meet in Vancouver, British Columbia on Wednesday, March 2. The meeting will take place at the Pan Pacific Hotel.

A carbon tax is not a solution for Yukon families
February 22, 2016 – A carbon tax would negatively impact Yukoners' quality of life.

Government of Yukon awards funding to 15 groups for projects to support Yukon youth
February 19, 2016 – Young rock climbers, skiers and artists to benefit from funding awarded through the Youth Investment Fund.

Yukon government makes strategic investments in Yukon’s future
February 5, 2016 – A special warrant has been signed to increase funding for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

Yukon Days ends in Ottawa
February 4, 2016 – Government promoted Yukon issues and industry in nation's capital.

Yukon organization wins Arctic Inspiration Prize
January 28, 2016 – The Recreation and Parks Association of Yukon was awarded the annual prize last night.

Premier wraps up successful community conversations initiative as budget tour begins
January 27, 2016 – Over the last three months, the premier has listened to a cross-section of Yukoners through small, face-to-face meetings.

Yukon priorities to be highlighted in Ottawa
January 27, 2016 – Premier and ministers to continue setting foundations for Yukon’s long-term economic growth.

Yukon government and First Nations working together to improve clarity and management of mining in Yukon
January 26, 2016 – A protocol and working group have been established to guide discussions on mining.

Yukon government and Kaska Nation sign milestone agreements to advance reconciliation and resource development discussions
January 25, 2016 – Yukon government and Kaska sign agreements on reconciliation and resource development.

Government of Yukon’s Science Strategy released
January 20, 2016 – The strategy sets the government's approach to scientific priorities, research and capacity in the territory.

Premier and ministers want to hear from Yukoners
January 8, 2016 – January to March, the premier and Cabinet ministers will meet with and listen to Yukoners’ thoughts on budget priorities.

Yukoner to learn about Arctic challenges in Emerging Leaders Program
January 5, 2016 – Yukoner journeys through Arctic Norway to learn about northern challenges and potential.


Commissioner's Levee celebrates Yukoners' achievements
December 30, 2015 – Yukoners are invited to join the Commissioner at the annual celebration.

Premier calls on federal government to restore Yukon’s funding
December 22, 2015 – A change to statistical methodology will have immediate impacts on the territorial formula financing.

A statement from the Government of Yukon regarding the Peel regional land use planning court case
December 15, 2015 – The government is disappointed in the decision to seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Government of Yukon appoints new chair of Yukon Water Board
December 8, 2015 – Loralee Johnstone has years of experience working in industry and with YESAAB.

Yukon government and Kwanlin Dün First Nation sign intergovernmental accord to advance shared priorities
November 30, 2015 – Accord includes plans for collaboration on community safety, education, justice, land and capacity development.

Yukon premier to join prime minister, premiers in Ottawa
November 18, 2015 – Premier Darrell Pasloski will meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the other premiers at next week’s First Ministers Meeting in Ottawa.

Premier invites Grand Chief to join Yukon delegation at COP21
November 6, 2015 – Yukon's delegation will include the Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief and leaders of Yukon's opposition parties.

A statement from the Government of Yukon on the Yukon Court of Appeal’s decision in the Peel regional land use planning appeal
November 4, 2015 – The Yukon government will review the court’s decision and consider the implications.

Proposed Elections Act amendments tabled
October 29, 2015 – Changes to the Elections Act were tabled.

Yukon opposition leaders included in Yukon delegation to COP21
October 29, 2015 – The leaders of the Yukon NDP and the Yukon Liberal party will be attending COP21 as part of the Yukon delegation.

Premier Pasloski represents Canada’s premiers at North American Leaders’ Summit
October 28, 2015 – Yukon’s premier will meet with U.S. and Mexican state governors focusing on trade, jobs and economic innovation.

Premier to lead Yukon delegation to UN climate change conference
October 22, 2015 – The delegation will represent Yukon interests at COP21 in Paris.

Legislative assembly to reconvene October 22
October 1, 2015 – The public is invited to attend the opening of the fall sitting at 2071 Second Avenue in Whitehorse.

Government of Yukon provided northern perspective to Toronto conference
September 25, 2015 – Lessons from the Arctic conference took place September 17 and 18.

Premier welcomes foreign diplomats to Yukon
September 14, 2015 – Twenty-three delegates from 14 countries in Whitehorse on September 15.

Yukon donates $25,000 to assist Syrian refugees
September 11, 2015 – Yukon’s territorial parties support a donation from the Government of Yukon to the Canadian Red Cross.

Young Yukoners receive Youth Achievement Awards
August 20, 2015 – Each of the four recipients receives territory-wide recognition on an individual poster, along with a $250 cash prize and a formal award presented by the commissioner of Yukon.

Premier sets direction for ministers
August 11, 2015 – Letters will chart the course for Yukon's future.

Yukon to be first territory to chair premiers’ Council of the Federation
July 17, 2015 – Leadership role recognizes the long-standing significance of the North within Canada.

Premier collaborates with national Aboriginal leaders on shared priorities
July 15, 2015 – Topics of discussion included the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report and preventing violence against Aboriginal women and girls.

Pasloski takes northern perspective on economy to premiers’ summer meeting
July 13, 2015 – Yukon premier joins counterparts in St. John’s to make progress on shared priorities.

Taylor House dedicated as Yukon’s Government House
July 6, 2015 – Historic Taylor House is the new home of the Office of the Commissioner.

Premiers continue to build a better North
June 16, 2015 – Infrastructure tops the agenda at northern premiers' talks.

Premier directs senior government leaders to review Truth and Reconciliation report
June 8, 2015 – Deputy ministers tasked with reviewing the findings in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report and preparing a plan for Yukon’s response.

Premier collaborates with counterparts to ensure strong western economy
June 1, 2015 – The 2015 Western Premiers’ Conference centered around discussions of western Canada’s economic prosperity.

Interim deputy minister for the Yukon Development Corporation
May 13, 2015 – Premier thanks retiring deputy minister for his many years of service.

Government of Yukon supports Red Cross Nepal Region Earthquake Fund
April 27, 2015 – Yukon government donating $25,000 to support Red Cross efforts in Nepal.

Government of Yukon files amended notice of appeal in the Peel land use planning case
April 16, 2015 – Government of Yukon files amended notice of appeal in the Peel watershed court case.

Yukon government provides $2.7 million for Carcross/Tagish First Nation learning centre
April 14, 2015 – The centre will provide a space to support training, community meetings and heritage initiatives.

Yukon government and Carcross/Tagish First Nation sign intergovernmental accord
March 26, 2015 – Through the accord, the two governments will work together on common priorities.

Yukon government partners with Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Carcross Tagish Management Corporation to create employment opportunities for Aboriginal youth
March 25, 2015 – By constructing tiny buildings, Aboriginal youth are building skills and gaining employment experience.

The Yukon government retains new legal counsel in the Peel land use planning case
March 12, 2015 – Analysis and discussion with newly retained legal counsel.

Yukon delegation participates in National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
February 26, 2015 – Premier, First Nations chiefs, and others attend first national roundtable to address violence against aboriginal women.

Commissioner’s office moving to new location
February 19, 2015 – The Commissioner's Office moves to the historic Taylor House next week.

A statement by Premier Pasloski on the 20th anniversary of four Yukon First Nation Final and Self-Government Agreements
February 13, 2015 – Premier Pasloski congratulates four Yukon First Nations on 20 years of self-government.

Premier profiles the North in the national capital
February 4, 2015 – Premier and ministers hold successful meetings on Ottawa.

Yukoners attend Afghanistan Memorial Vigil in Yellowknife
February 3, 2015 – Deputy premier and Yukon delegation honour Armed Forces’ fallen at Afghanistan Memorial Vigil.

Yukon government to meet with First Nations on mining initiatives
January 29, 2015 – Yukon premier will meet with First Nations to discuss several mining initiatives.

Premier focuses on a stronger North at Ottawa meetings
January 29, 2015 – Premier discusses energy, infrastructure and jobs at Ottawa meetings.

Yukon government extends staking prohibition in the Ross River Area to 2017
January 28, 2015 – Staking prohibition extension gives the Yukon government and the Ross River Dena Council more time to consult on staking areas.

Youth Investment Fund supports culture, community and education initiatives
January 27, 2015 – The Youth Investment Fund is providing $36,000 to communities for culture, community and education initiatives.

Youth Investment Fund supports winter sport and recreation projects
January 15, 2015 – The Youth Investment Fund is providing almost $22,000 to communities for winter sport and recreation projects.

Yukon to participate in Emerging Leaders Program, Norway
January 14, 2015 – Yukon participant will join 29 other Canadians selected to participate in the Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leaders program.


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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Celebration of Music to showcase Yukon performers
November 27, 2014 – The Yukon administration building will burst with musical talent every noon hour from November 28 to December 5.

Government of Yukon to support Red Cross West Africa Ebola Fund
October 27, 2014 – The Government of Yukon is making a $25,000 donation to the Red Cross West Africa Ebola Fund.

Premier sets stage for doing business in the North
October 6, 2014 – Energy, transport, tourism and mining are up for discussion at the 2014 Opportunities North conference.

Young Yukoners recognized with Youth Achievement Awards
September 26, 2014 – Young citizens who lead by example receive outstanding youth achievement awards.

Tender for stabilization of Ross River suspension bridge work to be issued
September 4, 2014 – A public tender will be issued next week to stabilize the Ross River suspension bridge.

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.

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.

Premier promotes Yukon interests at Western Premiers’ Conference
July 9, 2014 – Yukon premier co-leads labour market discussion at Western Premiers' Conference in Iqaluit.

Mineral staking prohibition order extended for Ross River Area
June 25, 2014 – An interim mineral staking prohibition order in the Ross River Area has been extended until January 31, 2015.

Youth Directorate funds 24 youth-focused projects
June 17, 2014 – The Youth Investment Fund has contributed approximately $60,000 toward 24 projects to benefit youth in Yukon this summer.

Commissioner recognizes exemplary action, dedicated volunteers and talented youth
June 9, 2014 – Commissioner Doug Phillips presented Commissioner’s Awards and Commissioner’s Youth Showcase on Saturday, June 7.

Yukon recognizes Canadian contribution on 70th anniversary of D-Day
June 6, 2014 – Premier Darrell Pasloski invites Yukoners to join him in recognizing the sacrifices of Canadian and Allied forces

Yukon Forum focuses on designation of Class 1 areas
May 27, 2014 – The government of Yukon, the Council of Yukon First Nations and 10 First Nation leaders held a successful Yukon Forum today in Whitehorse.

Governments sign Jackson Lake Healing Camp funding agreement
May 26, 2014 – A $1 million funding agreement to support trauma and addictions healing programs is signed at Jackson Lake.

Ministerial statement on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
May 15, 2014 – Health and Social Services Minister Doug Graham has issued a statement on the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada in Yukon.

Yukon commemorates veterans of Afghanistan mission
May 9, 2014 – Public events commemorating the National day of Honour will be held in Dawson City and Whitehorse.

Yukon government extends the interim staking prohibition in the Ross River Area
April 28, 2014 – A prohibition on mineral staking in the Ross River area has been extended to June 30, 2014.

The Yukon government approves amendments to the Waters Regulation
April 23, 2014 – Premier Darrell Pasloski announced changes today to the Waters Act regulation that will establish clear timelines for internal review processes of quartz mining applications.

Government invests in Old Crow community and recreation centre
April 3, 2014 – The Government of Yukon is investing $2.7 million towards the construction of a new municipal complex in Old Crow.

Yukon government announces funding for Riverdale community centre
March 27, 2014 – The Yukon government will provide funding to a local community centre for three years.

Government supports land-based healing with $1 million contribution
March 25, 2014 – The Yukon government is providing $1 million to the KDFN to support land-based healing at the Jackson Lake centre.

Yukon premier advocates for Alaska Highway funding
March 11, 2014 – US federal government asked to recognize Shakwak highway in its funding as per mutual agreement.

A statement by Premier Pasloski on the passing of Chris Pearson
February 20, 2014 – Yukon's first premier died February 14, 2014.

Sixth annual governance conference supports strategic opportunities in Yukon
February 6, 2014 – Conference showcased First Nations governance success stories and sharing visions.

Premier leading delegation to Ottawa to promote northern priorities and culture
January 30, 2014 – Yukon's interests and artistic talent highlighted at Ottawa's Winterlude festival.


Outstanding students and volunteers to be recognized at annual levee
December 27, 2013 – Commissioner to present volunteer and achievement awards as well as Governor General's Academic Medals

Mineral staking prohibition order extended for Ross River Area
December 23, 2013 – Interim mineral staking prohibition order in the Ross River Area is in effect from December 27.

Premier welcomes the Ambassador of the Philippines
December 18, 2013 – His Excellency Leslie Gatan is the second Filipino ambassador to visit Yukon.

Commissioner launches the second annual youth showcase concert
November 22, 2013 – Young artists to be showcased and musicians to perform at the Old Fire Hall.

Groups receive funding to help Yukon youth
November 19, 2013 – More than $60,000 going to 17 groups to provide a variety of activities and training for youth.

Government of Yukon to support Red Cross efforts in the Philippines
November 12, 2013 – The Yukon government contributes $25,000 to help recovery efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

Arctic Council delegates gather for first ever senior officials’ meeting in Yukon
October 21, 2013 – Yukon welcomes Canada hosting first set of Arctic Council meetings in Whitehorse.

Outstanding Youth Achievement Awards program recognizes Yukon youth
August 13, 2013 – Five youth have been recognized, by the Commissioner and Premier, with the Outstanding Youth Achievement Award.

Government of Yukon and Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation sign accord
August 1, 2013 – An Intergovernmental Accord has been renewed with priorities for North Yukon.

Government of Yukon and Kluane First Nation Sign Accord
July 30, 2013 – Kluane First Nation Chief Math’ieya Alatini and Government of Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski have signed an Intergovernmental Accord.

Yukon to take prominent role in Council of the Federation
July 26, 2013 – Premier Darrell Pasloski wil co-chair a working group and the territories will take on the rotational role of CoF chair.

Premier continues to work with counterparts to build a stronger Canada
July 23, 2013 – Premiers meet in Niagara-on-the-Lake on July 25 and 26 to make progress on issues affecting Canadians.

Commissioner’s Award presented to Hank Karr
July 2, 2013 – Musician Hank Karr has been presented with the Commissioner’s Award for Public Service.

Commissioner presents commemorative pins
June 11, 2013 – New pins will be presented to acknowledge a commissioner’s time in office.

A day to celebrate achievements in land claims
May 29, 2013 – First Nation, territorial and federal governments celebrate 20 years of achievements in land claims.

Canada’s new leadership role in the Arctic Council will grow interest in the Canadian North
May 15, 2013 – Engaging with Canada and our territorial partners in further showcasing the North.

Territorial premiers to meet in Whitehorse to advance northern priorities
May 8, 2013 – Premiers from Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut will meet in Whitehorse to discuss northern priorities.

Yukon government joins call for national public inquiry
April 23, 2013 – Yukon to join provincial and territorial counterparts in calling for a national public inquiry by the federal government into missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.

Government of Yukon Decision Document for Victoria Gold mine approved
April 8, 2013 – Victoria Gold approved to move forward and apply for quartz and water licence.

Yukon youth to benefit from $100,000 investment
March 15, 2013 – Youth programs will continue to receive funding from the Youth Investment Fund

Premier works to strengthen Yukon’s relationship with Canada
February 12, 2013 – Premier Darrell Pasloski met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Ensuring Yukon is well-positioned to support a growing economy and resource industry was at the top of the agenda.

Premier to meet prime minister as international focus shifts North
February 8, 2013 – Premier Darrell Pasloski will meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper next week to discuss topics important to Yukon and Canada’s North.

First Nation governance and capacity conference connects governments
February 6, 2013 – Making Connections conference brings leaders together.

Old Crow citizens recognized with Diamond Jubilee medals
February 4, 2013 – Commissioner Doug Phillips presented medals and a Commissioner's Award in Old Crow yesterday.

Premier continues to build Yukon–Alaska relations
January 30, 2013 – Premier Darrell Pasloski and Alaska Governor Sean Parnell discuss projects that could enhance Yukon’s long-term energy and telecommunications security.


Commissioner’s New Year’s Levee celebrates Yukoners
December 27, 2012 – Yukoners to receive awards and medals at the levee at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre.

Yukon performers and snow carvers to be showcased at Ottawa celebration
December 11, 2012 – Yukon dancers, MCs and comedians will entertain visitors at Ottawa’s Winterlude festival in February 2013.

Commissioner launches new youth artist program
November 28, 2012 – Young artists will be highlighted at commissioner’s events through the Youth Showcase program.

Premier attends forum to continue work to strengthen economy
November 21, 2012 – Premier meets counterparts to focus on global economy and trade.

Commemorative Diamond Jubilee medals awarded
November 13, 2012 – From Olympians to student helpers, deserving Yukoners receive recognition in the form of commemorative Diamond Jubilee medals.

Commissioner of Yukon presents Award for Bravery to Teslin resident
October 30, 2012 – A Commissioner’s Award for Bravery was presented to Richard Dewhurst of Teslin.

Commissioner embarks on Diamond Jubilee community tour
October 10, 2012 – The Commissioner of Yukon will visit Grade 5 and 6 students to talk about the role of the monarchy and present Diamond Jubilee medals.

Premier returns from China trip
September 24, 2012 – Premier builds relationships and expands Yukon's trade and investment opportunities during recent China visit.

Commemorative 9/11 plaque now on display
September 11, 2012 – Plaque of appreciation to Yukoners from the United States for their efforts on September 11, 2001 is now permanently installed at the Whitehorse airport.

Premiers work together to strengthen Canada’s economic future
July 27, 2012 – Premiers made decisions on a number of topics at the Council of the Federation meeting in Halifax.

Premier continues to build strong relationships with counterparts
July 24, 2012 – Premier to meet with his provincial and territorial colleagues in Halifax to discuss issues important to Canadians.

Territorial premiers to meet in Iqaluit to discuss northern priorities
June 25, 2012 – Territorial premiers to discuss a range of issues for the benefit of northerners.

Premier Pasloski and Governor Parnell renew Alaska-Yukon partnership
June 4, 2012 – The renewed Alaska-Yukon Accord focuses on jobs, workforce training and energy.

Government supports community youth projects
May 28, 2012 – Twenty-one Yukon organizations will receive funding from the Youth Investments Fund for programming.

Western premiers to meet in Edmonton to discuss priorities
May 28, 2012 – Premier to meet with his western and northern counterparts in Edmonton.

Medals awarded at Diamond Jubilee celebration
May 22, 2012 – Volunteers received recognition at Diamond Jubilee celebration in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Yukon Forum concludes at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
April 13, 2012 – Yukon Forum wraps up after successful discussions

Premier accepts plaque on behalf of Yukoners
March 22, 2012 – Bronze plaque presented by U.S. consul general to premier in appreciation of Yukoners' support on 9/11.

First Nation governance conference focuses on building a foundation for the future
February 9, 2012 – Fourth annual conference to build First Nation capacity held in Whitehorse

Premier builds strong support for Yukon in Ottawa
February 7, 2012 – Premier discusses common priorities with Prime Minister.

First Nations and Government of Yukon partner to share new capacity tools
February 6, 2012 – First Nations share new tools developed under the Northern Strategy Trust

Year of celebrations to mark Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
February 6, 2012 – February 6, 2012 marks six decades of reign by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and her Canadian flag is raised in Yukon and all other Canadian jurisdictions in honour of that accomplishment.

Yukon representatives raise the territory’s profile in Ottawa
February 1, 2012 – Premier to lead Yukon delegation to Ottawa for meetings and Winterlude event featuring Yukon Days.

Premier builds Yukon-Alaska relations
January 30, 2012 – Premier will meet with Alaska governor to talk about issues of common interest and initiate discussions around the renewal of the Yukon-Alaska Accord.

Premier to meet with Council of the Federation counterparts
January 12, 2012 – Premier to discuss health care and fiscal arrangements with premiers from all Canadian jurisdictions in Victoria.


Commissioner to launch Diamond Jubilee book of congratulations
December 28, 2011 – Queen Elizabeth II has spent 60 years on the throne and Yukon celebrations to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee will take place in 2012.

Outstanding students and volunteers to be honoured at Commissioner’s Levee
December 28, 2011 – Commissioner to present awards to 15 Yukoners for their outstanding work in their communities and schools.

Yukon supports Canadian Red Cross emergency efforts in the Philippines
December 23, 2011 – Yukon contributes $25,000 in emergency aid to Philippines after typhoon Washi.

Yukon youth receive support for variety of projects through the Youth Investment Fund
November 28, 2011 – Youth across Yukon will benefit from winter projects, which are receiving funding through the Youth Investment Fund.

Premier wraps up community visits
September 1, 2011 – Valuable information was gathered during the premier’s summer visits to Yukon communities

Yukon remembers late NDP leader
August 22, 2011 – Book of condolences available for those who wish to remember late NDP leader.

Commissioner of Yukon presents Award for Bravery to Whitehorse resident
August 4, 2011 – Trevor Smith is to be presented with an award for risking his life to save another claim staker that was buried in an avalance.

Premier completes second leg of community visits
August 1, 2011 – Yukoners voice common concerns as premier's community visits continue.

Yukon contributes to humanitarian efforts in the Horn of Africa
July 26, 2011 – The Government of Yukon is donating $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of humanitarian efforts in the Horn of Africa after a series of devastating droughts.

Yukon interests represented at premiers’ summer meeting
July 22, 2011 – Yukon's premier promotes an innovative and knowledge-driven economy at the Council of the Federation meeting.

Premier participates in discussions on family health
July 22, 2011 – Premier highlights Yukon's work to combat fetal alcohol spectrum disorder at Council of the Federation talks on family.

Premier completes first week of community visits
July 20, 2011 – Premier’s visits provide opportunity to build relationships with community members and leaders

Premier to meet with Council of the Federation counterparts
July 19, 2011 – Premiers to discuss families, global economy and health care at the Council of the Federation summer meeting.

Premier attends first official intergovernmental event
June 22, 2011 – Premier brought Yukon interests to the table at the Western Premiers' Conference.

Premiers to meet in Yellowknife to discuss common issues
June 16, 2011 – Premier Pasloski will attend the annual Western Premiers' Conference.

Commissioner of Yukon presents Youth Recognition Award to Dawson class
June 13, 2011 – Dawson Grade 6 class is presented with an award for six years of fundraising and volunteering.

Yukon premier sworn in by commissioner
June 11, 2011 – Darrell Pasloski takes the helm of the Government of Yukon.

Yukon makes contribution to fire relief efforts in Alberta
May 30, 2011 – The Government of Yukon has donated $25,000 to the Red Cross in support of the fire relief efforts in Slave Lake.

Government supports community youth projects
May 30, 2011 – Nineteen youth projects receive $54,500 for summer programs.

2011 Census and National Household Survey begin in May
May 2, 2011 – Yukoners asked to "be heard" in 2011 Census and National Household Survey and to add Yukon's voice to the national story

Northern premiers to meet in Yellowknife
April 26, 2011 – Northern premiers to meet on pan-territorial issues important to northerners.

Yukon supports Canadian Red Cross relief efforts in Japan
March 14, 2011 – Yukon contributes $25,000 in aid to Japan following the recent catastrophe.

First Nation conference develops shared knowledge
February 15, 2011 – Third annual conference brings partners together.

Yukon performing and visual artists participate in Winterlude 2011
February 10, 2011 – Music, snow sculpture, and First Nation beadwork are showcased at Winterlude's Yukon Days.

Governor General to visit Yukon
February 4, 2011 – Governor General's first official visit to Yukon will last four days.

Yukon will celebrate Her Majesty’s diamond jubilee
February 3, 2011 – Canadian Jurisdictions will celebrate Her Majesty's diamond jubilee–60 years as Queen of Canada.


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

Yukon byelection to be held December 13
November 12, 2010 – Byelection called for December 13.

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.

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

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.

New website connects Yukon youth to services and funds
July 15, 2010 – The Youth Directory makes funds, services and programs available in Yukon more accessible, by compiling them on one website.

Premier promotes Yukoners’ interests at national meetings
June 9, 2010 – Meetings with premiers and finance ministers bring benefits for Yukon

Yukon community statistics now available at the click of a mouse
May 31, 2010 – A new website,, provides valuable social and economic statistics for Yukon communities.

New First Nation Governance and Public Administration classes begin
May 18, 2010 – Classes started in a new accredidated certificate course at Yukon College. It's the first of its kind in the North and is now open to all Yukon First Nations.

Northern Strategy Trust helps Kwanlin Dün First Nation develop healing camp
May 7, 2010 – Traditional and modern healing techniques will help with addiction treatment

Northern Strategy Trust funding agreement to advance First Nation languages
April 13, 2010 – Working collaboratively for revitalization

Funding doubles for three youth organizations
March 22, 2010 – More money earmarked to engage Yukon youth.

Spring legislative sitting to start March 25
March 11, 2010 – Legislature to re-open.

First Nation governance conference builds on experiences
February 9, 2010 – Governance capacity conference that focuses on sharing knowledge and exchanging information held in Whitehorse.

Premier, ministers met with Alaska governor and commmissioners
February 5, 2010 – Fentie welcomes Alaskan governor.

Yukon supports Canadian Red Cross Haitian relief efforts
January 14, 2010 – Yukon responds to devastation in Haiti by donating to the Red Cross relief efforts.