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Oil and gas disposition process discontinued
November 23, 2017 – The Government of Yukon has discontinued the fall 2016 oil and gas Request for Postings. As a result, there will be no further review of the submitted posting locations.

Partnership to assess geothermal resources
November 10, 2017 – The Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, Da Daghay Development Corporation, in partnership with the Yukon Geological Survey, is undertaking a study of geothermal heat flow in the Whitehorse area.

Mike and Sylvia Blumenschein are Yukon’s 2017 Farmers of the Year
November 6, 2017 – Mike and Sylvia received the award at the annual North of 60° Agriculture Banquet in Whitehorse on November 3.

Government of Yukon tables Bill to amend the Pounds Act
October 4, 2017 – The Government of Yukon today tabled Bill No. 9, which will amend the Pounds Act to apply consistent rules for livestock owners across Yukon.

The forecast calls for hot pancakes and warm, syrupy feelings at the United Way Yukon Breakfast this Friday
September 28, 2017 – The Government of Yukon is proud to once again organize the annual United Way Breakfast, which marks the start of October’s United Way Month fundraising events.

Premier and Minister lead investment mission in Toronto
September 14, 2017 – Premier Sandy Silver and Minister Ranj Pillai will lead a mining and mineral exploration investment mission to Toronto on September 14 and 15.

Three Yukon farms team up for a healthy choice fundraiser
September 11, 2017 – From The Ground Up connects local farms to Yukon tables and supports school and daycare activities.

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.

Statement on the New Canadian Agricultural Partnership
July 25, 2017 – Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources issued the following statement with regards to the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

Government officials meet to begin discussions on mining work plan
June 26, 2017 – Governments work together to improve management of mineral resources in Yukon.

Input sought in development of Faro mine remediation plan
Jun 9, 2017 – A six-month public engagement process will be gathering feedback on interests liked to the Faro mine site.

Funding for mineral exploration projects
May 18, 2017 – The Yukon Mineral Exploration Program will provide funding to 59 projects.

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.

Government of Yukon and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in begin work on new timber supply analysis
April 3, 2017 – Work begins on new timber supply analysis for Dawson forest planning area.

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and Yukon government reach agreement on exploration notification
March 15, 2017 – Yukon government agrees it has a duty to notify regarding mineral exploration activities.

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.

Memorandum of understanding on mining signed by self-governing Yukon First Nations and Government of Yukon
January 25, 2017 – Government of Yukon and First Nations agree to work together to facilitate mining activity

Government of Yukon increases funding support for hard rock and placer exploration
January 24, 2017 – Yukon Geological Survey will distribute an increased amount of funding for the Yukon mineral exploration program.

Government of Yukon provides financial assistance to mineral sector organizations
January 24, 2017 – Yukon's mining industry will benefit from government funding.


Government of Yukon approves new open pit at Minto mine
December 19, 2016 – Minto can start developing and mining the Area 2 Stage 3 open pit.

Installation of biomass heating systems to create renewable energy opportunities
September 19, 2016 – Two requests for qualifications for biomass heating systems in two Yukon schools were issued today.

Main administration building to double its solar energy generating capacity
September 12, 2016 – A new solar arrays system on the main administration building doubles the building’s capacity for solar energy generation.

Daycares join schools in promoting healthy choices
August 31, 2016 – From the Ground Up celebrates its fifth year with the addition of daycares.

Yukon Geological Survey's Maurice Colpron wins national award
August 22, 2016 – Committee of Provincial and Territorial Geologists honours a Yukon geologist for the first time.

Popularity of pilot programs demonstrates Yukoners are eager to save energy and money
August 18, 2016 – Highly popular Residential and Commercial Energy Incentive Programs contribute to substantial energy and cost savings.

Scholarship honours contributions of Dawson forester
June 20, 2016 – The Government of Yukon announces a one-time contribution to a scholarship in memory of long-time Dawson forester Bill Bowie.

Canadian Council of Forest Ministers reaffirm a strong, joint commitment to wildland fire management
June 8, 2016 – Forest ministers agreed that federal, provincial and territorial governments have a role to play in addressing challenges related to wildland fire.

Canadian Council of Forest Ministers recognize the value of innovation and Indigenous participation in the forest sector
June 8, 2016 – The meeting was chaired by the Government of Yukon in Dawson City.

Government of Yukon to host forest ministers in Dawson City this week
June 7, 2016 – Forest ministers from across Canada are meeting in Dawson this week to discuss national-scale initiatives.

Yukon government improving resource access roads in the Klondike
May 20, 2016 – Klondike Placer Miners' Association contributing to Goldfields area road upgrades.

Eleven remote recreational lots to be sold by lottery this summer
May 19, 2016 – Remote recreational lots open for viewing.

Premier and ministers to attend 2016 Gold Show in Dawson City
May 19, 2016 – The 30th Dawson City International Gold Show kicks off on May 20.

Government of Yukon releases local food strategy
May 11, 2016 – Strategy aims to develop agriculture sector and increase access to local food in Yukon.

Government of Yukon nominates Charlie Roots for Polar Medal
May 6, 2016 – Roots has made significant contributions to geology in Yukon.

Minister recognizes mining week and new bedrock map technology
May 5, 2016 – Yukon Geological Survey's new digital bedrock geology map will assist exploration geologists.

New comprehensive report outlines geothermal heat and power potential in Yukon
May 4, 2016 – Newly published favourability maps show Yukon’s potential for generating heat and power using geothermal energy.

Work on forestry road to continue near Haines Junction this summer
April 20, 2016 – The Mackintosh East Forest Resources Road will be surfaced for easier access.

Kluane First Nation and Yukon government develop Dutch Harbour recreational lots
April 18, 2016 – A public lottery is expected to be held summer 2016.

Electric car joins Yukon government fleet vehicles
April 12, 2016 – The Yukon government is piloting an electric car to test viability and practicality of use in Yukon.

Yukon government moving forward with land development and planning in Mayo and Dawson
April 11, 2016 – Projects will provide rural and agricultural lots in Mayo and assist with development of Dawson’s north end.

Fifth and Rogers project moving ahead
April 8, 2015 – Market and affordable housing planning concepts underway for Fifth and Rogers project.

Government of Yukon and Champagne and Aishihik First Nations begin work on new timber supply analysis for CAFN Traditional Territory
April 4, 2016 – Timber supply analysis will lead to new annual allowable cut decision.

Liard Basin one of the largest shale gas resources in the world, new assessment shows
March 16, 2016 – Shale gas resource assessment determines that Liard Basin is one of the largest shale gas resources in the world.

Yukon government supporting Yukon Transportation Museum’s electric vehicle study
March 15, 2016 – The museum plans to operate and monitor the use of an electric vehicle, which will be charged by solar panels on the building’s roof.

First biomass heating project to use waste wood in the North
March 14, 2016 – This biomass heating project is the first of its kind North of 60.

Forest Resources Act review underway
February 29, 2016 – Yukon government begins mandated review of Forest Resource Act.

New biomass strategy to open development of local biomass energy sector in Yukon
February 18, 2016 – Biomass is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution for heating in the territory.

Land approved for City of Whitehorse building consolidation project
February 5, 2016 – The arrangement will assist the City with a long-term lease.

Yukon government provides assistance to the placer mining industry
January 26, 2016 – Government work focuses on roads, a reclamation guide and assistance to prospectors.

Yukon government provides assistance to hard rock mineral industry
January 26, 2016 – The Government of Yukon is supporting mining in the territory through increased funding and access to programs.

Yukon’s mining industry promoted at Invest Yukon Pavilion
January 21, 2016 – The Government of Yukon will promote the territory’s investment readiness to investors on January 24 and 25 in Vancouver.

Yukon’s mineral potential showcased at mining industry meeting
January 21, 2016 – Exploration and investment in Yukon’s mineral resources to be highlighted in Vancouver.

Fifth and Rogers planning contract awarded
January 11, 2016 – Stantec Architecture of Whitehorse will produce options for downtown land parcel.