Government of Yukon

February 2010

Yukon Day highlights Canada’s Northern Weekend at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games
February 19, 2010 - Yukon’s people, places, performances and personalities set to shine at the 2010 Winter Games

Economic Development promoting Yukon at 2010 Winter Games
February 17, 2010 - Yukon business and investment opportunities profiled at Olympics.

Sport, culture and youth ambassador contingent heading to Vancouver
February 12, 2010 - Yukon’s ambassadors at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games receive warm send-off.

Input requested for the seniors’ healthy aging strategy
February 12, 2010 - Advice from Yukon seniors and elders needed to build a strategy for aging well.

Conference to explore energy solutions for northern climates
February 10, 2010 - Technical experts gather in Whitehorse to explore northern-specific energy solutions for northern commercial and residential buildings.

Improved support for victims of crime
February 10, 2010 - $1.5 million committed to support victims of violence.

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

Drop the Pop issues challenge to all Yukon schools
February 9, 2010 - Healthy new eating and drinking challenge sees students “drop the pop” for a chance to win awards.

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

Yukon Liquor Corporation to eliminate single-use bags
February 5, 2010 - Yukon liquor store customers will soon be responsible for supplying their own bags in an effort to reduce waste.

Interim staking withdrawal made to support Peel Watershed Regional Planning Process
February 4, 2010 - Interim mineral staking withdrawal issued for Peel watershed region.

Letter of Understanding signed on Peel watershed planning process
February 4, 2010 - Commitment is made to work collaboratively on Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan review and approval process.

Premier Fentie strengthens and diversifies team
February 4, 2010 - Fentie shuffles cabinet.

Cookbook promotes healthy eating to Grade 5 Yukon students
February 2, 2010 - Eat well and win prizes – cookbook encourages children to prepare healthy meals for a chance to win sports equipment.