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Yukon Transportation Hall of Fame recognizes three new inductees
June 14, 2017 – The 2017 Pioneer of the Year, Person of the Year and Order of Polaris awards were presented at the annual ceremony.

Yukon government employees moving back into the Lynn Building
May 30, 2017 – The Lynn Building is safe to reoccupy.

Update on schools following seismic activity
May 5, 2017 – Yukon schools are safe after earthquakes.

Statement on the release of Office of the Auditor General of Canada reports
March 6, 2017 – The Government of Yukon has responded to the Office of the Auditor General of Canada's reports.

Government of Yukon commits funding for resource road upgrades
January 31, 2017 – Government of Yukon supports the local resource sector with new agreement.


Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act review report released today
December 14, 2016 – Government of Yukon releases Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act review report.

Yukon government will fully implement all Procurement Advisory Panel recommendations
August 10, 2016 – Yukon government is acting on recommendations made by an advisory panel to improve procurement for local businesses.

Wi-Fi service now available at Whitehorse International Airport
July 12, 2016 – Passengers can now log into the network, called YXY-Public, to access the service anywhere in the airport terminal.

New recipients inducted into the Yukon Transportation Hall of Fame
June 8, 2016 – The 2016 Pioneer of the Year, Person of the Year and Order of Polaris recipients recognized at annual ceremony.

Public engagement on the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act starts today
June 1, 2016 – The Yukon public is encouraged to find out more and to share experiences and views regarding the current act.

Yukon government improving contracting and supplies model
May 3, 2016 – The report focuses on vendor involvement and reducing barriers.

Government of Yukon officially opens new St. Elias Adult Group Home
April 21, 2016 – New facility will provide a home for 10 individuals requiring specialized care.

Dawson Airport improvement project moving forward
April 20, 2016 – Functional planning is underway at Dawson Airport, paving the way for runway paving.

Government of Yukon to replace Nares River Bridge in Carcross
April 20, 2016 – New bridge will provide economic opportunities for community.

Proposed Carmacks bypass road project to undergo environmental assessment
April 19, 2016 – Plans for a 4.8 kilometre bypass road and new bridge over the Nordenskiold River are under development.

Work continues to complete Shakwak program highway improvements
April 18, 2016 – Government investing in three projects that will create 40 jobs in Yukon.

Yukon College renovations scheduled for 2016
April 14, 2016 – These improvements will remedy known issues while addressing accessibility concerns.

Government of Yukon to increase funding for information technology projects
April 12, 2016 – Additional investment in IT infrastructure will help modernize systems and create new opportunities in innovation.

Transgender Yukoners can now self-identify on their driver’s licence and general identification card
April 6, 2016 – This change is another step towards inclusivity for all Yukoners.

Improvements to Robert Campbell Highway to continue
March 31, 2016 – Work planned for 2016/17 consists of two projects to reconstruct sections of the road from kilometre 79 to 97.

Yukon government simplifies driver licensing procedure for Canadian military personnel
March 2, 2016 – Department of National Defence driver's permits now recognized as equivalent to a variety of Yukon licences.

Expansion to Yukon Archives vault announced
February 9, 2016 – The Yukon government is supporting the preservation of Yukon’s history by expanding capacity at Yukon Archives.

Yukon government signs agreement for new continuing care facility
January 28, 2016 – Today the Government of Yukon announced it has finalized one of the largest construction contracts ever awarded in Yukon.

Functional planning to begin on Dawson airport redevelopment
January 24, 2016 – Plan will determine how government will invest in improvements at the airport.

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.

Functional planning begins for new French First Language high school
January 20, 2016 – Local architectural and design firm will begin functional planning for the new French language high school.


Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act review underway
December 15, 2015 – This review supports the Yukon government’s commitment to being open, transparent and accountable.

Annual fall capital project update released
December 10, 2015 – Update provides information about infrastructure projects under development.

Preferred proponent selected for Whistle Bend continuing care project
December 3, 2015 – Negotiations will begin to deliver Yukon’s largest capital project to date.

New Yukon procurement advisory panel established
November 25, 2015 – The panel will help address concerns from the business community regarding procurement policies.

Yukon’s Labour Market Information Portal launched
November 12, 2015 – Yukon government launches a website specifically designed to assist labour market-related research and career planning.

Yukon government releases results of Whitehorse corridor functional plan public review
October 29, 2015 – The What We Heard document summarizes survey responses and comments provided during the public review.

Expansion of IT capital development fund planned for 2016
October 27, 2015 – A funding increase of $2 million annually has been announced for the IT capital envelope.

Yukon government to enhance security at Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport parking lot
September 14, 2015 – Incidents at the lot have demonstrated that work is required to protect Yukoners’ property.

Car seat safety promoted at Back to School Safety Fair
August 19, 2015 – Yukon families are invited to a safety fair that promotes car seat and transportation safety.

Whistle Bend continuing care project moves ahead
June 8, 2015 – Three qualified teams have been shortlisted to participate in the next stage of the competitive process.

New recipients inducted into the Yukon Transportation Hall of Fame
June 3, 2015 – The 2015 Pioneer of the Year, Person of the Year and Order of Polaris awards were presented at the annual ceremony.

Yukon schools to get new playground equipment
April 17, 2015 – Government is seeking contractors to install new playground equipment at eight Yukon schools.

Public review of the Whitehorse corridor functional plan starts today
March 16, 2015 – The Yukon public is encouraged to find out more and to share their views regarding the redevelopment of this vital section of the Alaska Highway.

Whitehorse continuing care facility moves forward with RFQ release
March 11, 2015 – Request for qualifications issued yesterday for Whistle Bend continuing care facility.

Construction contract highlights partnership between Kwanlin Dün and Yukon governments
February 16, 2015 – Canyon City Construction awarded contract to replace local adult residence, highlighting partnership between Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Government of Yukon.

Government showcases procurement process at Yukon’s first Industry Conference
February 11, 2015 – Yukon government to host Yukon’s first annual Industry Conference in Whitehorse on February 17 and 18.

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

Premier and ministers showcase Yukon’s mining industry at Roundup
January 23, 2015 – Premier and ministers showcase Yukon’s commitment to mining industry.

Closure of Ross River School
January 18, 2015 – The Ross River School is closed indefinitely, pending repairs to the school.


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

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

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.

GeoYukon web application is live
November 26, 2014 – A new tool to access Yukon government’s most up-to-date and comprehensive collection of spatial data including imagery now available.

Construction contract awarded for new seniors’ complex
November 20, 2014 – Construction is underway for a state-of-the-art, accessible seniors’ housing complex in Whitehorse

New amendments to the Motor Vehicles Act clarify regulations for off-road vehicle use
October 28, 2014 – New provisions to the Motor Vehicles Act clarify use of off-road vehicles, important to Yukoner outdoor lifestyle.

Canada’s transportation ministers approve changes to trucking regulations and the National Safety Code
October 3, 2014 – Federal, provincial and territorial Ministers of Transportation and Highway Safety endorsed changes to regulations for commercial heavy trucks, as well as updates to the National Safety Code (NSC), at the conclusion of the Transportation Association of Canada annual conference in Montreal, Quebec on October 1.

Contract awarded for Ross River suspension bridge stabilization work
September 25, 2014 – Preliminary work on the project is expected to begin next week.

Yukon Transportation Hall of Fame inductees recognized
June 4, 2014 – Three Yukon transportation industry pioneers join the list of impressive inductees.

Pelly barge to operate with limited schedule
May 16, 2014 – Service anticipated to begin on June 9, 2014 with two daily sailing times.

New high school in Whitehorse moving forward
February 19, 2014 – Contractor selected for F.H. Collins Secondary School replacement project.

Premier and ministers to connect with mining industry at Roundup
January 24, 2014 – Mineral Exploration Roundup in Vancouver highlights exploration and geology in Yukon, B.C. and Alaska.

Consolidated versions of Yukon laws now available online
January 23, 2014 – Yukoners can quickly access and view laws in up-to-date form.


Functional planning and improvements to the Whitehorse Corridor begins
December 6, 2013 – Project will provide a plan for the Alaska Highway that addresses immediate needs.

Car seat safety event draws a crowd
December 5, 2013 – Child Car Seat Safety program provides drivers with the tools and knowledge to help keep kids safe.

Air travel to gateway cities pilot project will launch this winter
November 28, 2013 – Yukon government exploring potential cost-savings of procuring air travel online.

Old Crow winter road gets green light
November 27, 2013 – New housing units and other goods can be hauled to Old Crow when the winter road opens in February.

School seismic mitigation program announced
November 4, 2013 – Next steps include reducing potential risks during an earthquake, and working with students and school staff.

Government preparing to construct new school
October 31, 2013 – Public tender closes on December 12, 2013 for reconstruction of F.H. Collins Secondary School.

Transitional haven now available for Yukon women
August 26, 2013 – A new 10-unit second stage housing project for women and children fleeing abuse opens in Whitehorse.

Location chosen for new F.H. Collins school
August 1, 2013 – The newly designed school will be built over the existing track and soccer field.

Yukon government installs the first veteran dedication sign
July 18, 2013 – The Yukon portion of the Alaska Highway was dedicated last fall to past, present and future war veterans.

Construction contract for new seniors’ complex awarded
July 9, 2013 – Construction of the new Alexander Street seniors’ housing complex has been awarded to Narrow Gauge Construction of Whitehorse by the Highways and Public Works procurement services branch.

New inductees recognized at Yukon Transportation Hall of Fame
June 5, 2013 – The Pioneer of the Year, Person of the Year and Order of Polaris awards for 2013 were presented at the Yukon Transportation Museum in Whitehorse.

Tender call for Alexander Street housing project
May 29, 2013 – The tender call to replace the former Alexander Street seniors’ housing complex has been issued by Highways and Public Works.

New passenger bridge opens at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport
May 27, 2013 – New passenger bridge at the Erik Nielsen International Airport now open to accommodate the increase of passengers using the airport.

Bridges Café now open in the Main Administration Building
April 17, 2013 – Challenge-Disability Resource Group opened its doors to is newest endeavour

Modernized procurement process benefits business and government
April 12, 2013 – Doing business with the government now easier and better for everyone.

F.H. Collins proceeds with new design concept
March 11, 2013 – Government will pursue a new, campus-style design concept for the replacement of F.H. Collins Secondary School.

Yukon’s Highways and Public Works commits to bi-annual meeting with Alaska
February 4, 2013 – Yukon government will continue to work with Alaska on shared interests.


Yukon/Canada partnership allows winter access to Kluane National Park and Reserve and Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site
December 21, 2012 – Cooperative arrangement allows for winter recreation and tourism opportunities.

Temporary gymnasium planned for F.H. Collins during school construction
December 19, 2012 – F.H. Collins students will have a temporary gymnasium on-site beginning in fall 2013 if a successful bid on the project is awarded next month.

Car seat safety draw winners get education funding boost
December 7, 2012 – Four children receive education grants for car safety.

Yukon portion of the Alaska Highway dedicated to all war veterans
November 9, 2012 – Yukon government dedicates the Alaska Highway to all war veterans.

Yukon communities greet Alaska Highway convoy
August 10, 2012 – Convoy travels through Yukon communities to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Alaska Highway.

F.H. Collins Secondary School phase two work to begin in August
July 31, 2012 – Work is about to begin on Phase 2 site work on the F.H. Collins Secondary School replacement project

Progress continues on F.H. Collins Secondary School replacement project
June 21, 2012 – Progress is continuing on the replacement of F.H.Collins Secondary School.

New regulation now in effect for management and use of government facilities
April 27, 2012 – New regulation balances public safety with right to peacefully assemble.

New regulation to provide tools for management and use of government facilities
April 12, 2012 – The Government of Yukon is releasing a draft regulation today that will govern the maintenance, management, proper use and protection of government facilities.


Revised completion date for F.H. Collins Secondary School
December 5, 2011 – Amended construction schedule of school will ensure quality learning environment for future generations.

Car seat safety program winners announced
December 2, 2011 – Four winners of the Child Car Seat Safety Program announced.

Preliminary site preparation announced for new F.H. Collins Secondary School
August 31, 2011 – Preliminary site preparation for the new F.H.Collins Secondary School construction project has begun.

A welcoming environment for travellers at the Whitehorse Airport
June 9, 2011 – Ted Harrison's artwork Departure of Persephone grounds the new look at the Whitehorse airport with character and colour.

Yukon Transportation Hall of Fame recognizes new inductees
June 8, 2011 – Awards presented to inductees and their families for significant contributions to Yukon's transportation industry.


Drivers urged to use caution this holiday season
December 3, 2010 – Highways and Public Works, Yukon Liquor Corporation, MADD Whitehorse and Whitehorse RCMP embark on Christmas impaired driving campaign.

Winners of Car Seat Safety Program draw announced
December 3, 2010 – Winners of the Registered Education Savings Plan from the 2010 car seat safety draw announced.

Discovery of human remains leads to united response
November 10, 2010 – Joint community effort in Dawson City helped with the recovery of human remains and three wooden coffins found during construction work.

Amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act on distracted driving
September 21, 2010 – Proposed changes include banning the use of hand held cell phones and other electronic devices while driving.

Melting permafrost is a threat to northern Yukon highways
August 4, 2010 – The Yukon Government will provide additional funding to repair a degraded section of the Alaska Highway and for a long-term permafrost testing project.

Distracted driving consultation now underway
July 16, 2010 – HPW starts consultation on distracted driving across the territory.

New green procurement practices support Climate Change Action Plan
June 29, 2010 – New policy helps government become more green.

Yukon Transportation Hall of Fame recognizes new inductees
June 2, 2010 – Acknowledging contributions to Yukon's transportation industry.

Yukon-wide road upgrades in 2010-11 budget
March 23, 2010 – Yukon highway improvements will mean local employment this summer.