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Government of Yukon working to construct ice bridge in Dawson this winter
December 21, 2017 – The Government of Yukon is working with a contractor to construct an ice bridge to span the Yukon River between Dawson and West Dawson this winter.

New vault opened on Yukon Archives’ anniversary
December 12, 2017 – Yukon Archives celebrated its 45th anniversary yesterday with the opening of its new vault.

Contract awarded to replace the Nares River (Naatasehéen) Bridge in Carcross
November 15, 2017 – Construction is planned to begin in winter 2017–18 and is expected to last two years.

Government of Yukon tables Public Airports Act
October 4, 2017 – The Government of Yukon today tabled Bill No. 6, the Public Airports Act. It provides the government with the ability to more efficiently manage aviation infrastructure.

Government of Yukon posts access to information requests online
September 28, 2017 – Government of Yukon access to information requests related to government programming are now available for public review online.

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.

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.