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2017

Federal support for 11 Yukon climate change projects
September 11, 2017 – Yukon receives $1.7 million from the federal government for 11 climate change adaptation projects.

Government of Yukon increases core funding to Humane Society Yukon
July 20, 2017 – Government of Yukon increases funding for Humane Society Yukon to support its work to promote responsible pet ownership and rehome animals across the territory.

Find your “un” in Yukon’s undiscovered campgrounds
July 6, 2017 – Find the perfect spot for a weekend getaway in Yukon's undiscovered campgrounds.

Connect with nature and discover species at Yukon’s biological treasure hunt
June 19, 2017 – Kluane BioBlitz 2017 provides an opportunity for visitors and Yukoners to explore nature and learn about Yukon's biodiversity.

Proposed change for campground Regulation
May 11, 2017 – See the results of the 2016 campground survey and have your say on how to fix Yukon's biggest camping concern.

Public survey on grizzly bear conservation and management
April 28, 2017 – Are you interested in grizzly bears? We want to hear from you! Complete this survey to have your say.

Yukon and B.C. sign water management agreement
April 5, 2017 – Yukon and BC work together to manage shared water in the Liard River Basin.


2016

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.

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

Minister standing up for Yukon values at Montreal meeting
September 30, 2016 – Minister will ensure that national climate change policies recognize Yukon's unique circumstances.

A statement from Minister of Environment Wade Istchenko
September 29, 2016 – Minister Istchenko extends condolences to Shane Glada-Dick's family and Ross River.

Government of Yukon partners with Humane Society Yukon for community dog care
September 26, 2016 – Up to $30,000 is budgeted for Humane Society Yukon's partnership in providing community dog care.

Yukon selects youth ambassador for Morocco climate change conference
August 23, 2016 – Annina Altherr will join the Government of Yukon at the COP22 conference in Marrakesh, Morocco.

First two years of Yukon water strategy show great progress
July 27, 2016 – The Yukon water strategy and action plan is now two years old. Learn more about the progress it has inspired.

New programs to support Yukon communities through dog care
July 15, 2016 – Department of Environment has developed two new programs to help communities address their needs and issues with local dogs.

Whitehorse air quality information now available online
June 8, 2016 – The Air Quality Health Index now provides information on the Whitehorse region's air quality.

Yukon signs agreement to control invasive species in western Canada
June 6, 2016 – The new agreement aims to identify and control invasive species.

New Conrad Campground opens tomorrow
May 19, 2016 – The 35-site campground helps meet the growing demand for recreational opportunities near Whitehorse.

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 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.

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.

Rideshare program now available for Whitehorse residents and visitors
April 12, 2016 – The transportation sector accounts for more than half of total greenhouse gas emissions in Yukon.

Funding announced for Yukon government contaminated sites cleanup
April 8, 2016 – The Government of Yukon will invest up to $3.9 million in 2016/17 for remediation work.

Yukon government expands water monitoring network
April 6, 2016 – More than $1.5 million will be invested in Yukon’s water monitoring network in 2016/17.

Yukon government and First Nations work to assist Alsek moose recovery
April 5, 2016 – The Yukon government will continue to work with its partners to recover moose populations.

Yukon government to expand campgrounds and improve facilities
April 4, 2016 – Up to $350,000 will be provided to improve access to Yukon campgrounds.

Yukon government to expand access to eServices
March 31, 2016 – The Government of Yukon plans to initiate work to make electronic hunting licences and seals available online.

New special guiding lottery creates more opportunity and increases fairness for Yukon hunters
March 15, 2016 – The Yukon government will offer 125 special guiding licences through a lottery process starting with the 2016/17 season.

Government of Yukon signs funding agreement with Humane Society Yukon
March 9, 2016 – The Government of Yukon has signed a funding agreement to help prevent the spread of disease among Yukon pets.

Minister to join federal, provincial and territorial colleagues at climate change meeting
January 27, 2016 – Ministers will work toward a framework agreement on climate change.

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.