A statement from Yukon’s premier on Yukon’s latest Order of Canada member
June 30, 2016 – Premier Pasloski congratulates Geraldine Van Bibber on her recent appointment.
A statement from Yukon’s premier on the terrorist attacks in Turkey
June 29, 2016 – Premier expresses condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed or injured in yesterday’s terrorist attack on the Ataturk international airport.
Yukon government supports artists’ participation in Canada Scene
June 28, 2016 – In a partnership with the National Arts Centre, Yukon artists will particitpate in the Canada 150 celebrations in Ottawa.
New award will recognize Yukoners’ achievements
June 28, 2016 – A new award will honour citizens’ exceptional contributions to society.
New Canadians Event Fund available to support cultural projects and events
June 27, 2016 – The New Canadian Event Fund supports and celebrates Yukon’s diverse multiculturalism and is accepting applications.
Government of Yukon flies the rainbow flag in honour of Yukon Pride
June 24, 2016 – Flag will fly through the weekend to coincide with Pride events.
Local filmmakers invited to produce Yukon digital stories
June 24, 2016 – For a third year, digital storytellers will encourage visitors to Yukon using unique video and original stories.
Explore Your Yukon event attracts more than 950 people
June 24, 2016 – Business, Yukoner and visitor numbers made this year’s Explore Your Yukon extraordinarily successful.
More than $1.3 million in sport and recreation funding announced
June 23, 2016 – Yukon's sport and recreation community will benefit from more than $1.3 million in funding this year.
Chartered Professional Accountants Yukon’s interim board of directors named
June 23, 2016 – Interim board of Chartered Professional Accountants Yukon the next step in Yukon’s accounting professionals moved to a single professional designation.
Government of Yukon funds Mental Health Association of Yukon executive director position
June 23, 2016 – The Yukon government supports the Mental Health Association of Yukon’s hiring of an executive director.
Yukon participates in Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie
June 22, 2016 – The conference will focus on progress achieved and best practices for the future.
Canada-Yukon infrastructure agreement signed for funding under new federal programs
June 22, 2016 – Government of Yukon first jurisdiction in the country to fully commit funding under two important infrastructure funding programs.
A statement from Premier Darrell Pasloski on National Aboriginal Day
June 21, 2016 – All Yukoners are encouraged to participate in the celebrations and events planned for National Aboriginal Day.
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.
Celebrating excellence in the public service
June 16, 2016 – Premier Darrell Pasloski presented three individuals and one team with the 2016 Premier’s Award of Excellence.
Housing Forum to look at achievements, challenges and opportunities
June 15, 2016 – The Housing Forum is a one year check-in point on the action plan.
Mental Wellness Summit to spark ideas for building a healthier Yukon
June 15, 2016 – The Mental Wellness Summit takes place on June 23 and 24, in Whitehorse.
New exhibit explores the scientific discoveries of ice age Yukon
June 14, 2016 – The interactive exhibit features historic and current research, and scientific exploration.
Polaris Music Prize long list to be announced in Whitehorse
June 15, 2016 – The Government of Yukon has contributed funding to bring the Polaris Music Price long list to Whitehorse.
Government to repay missed social assistance exemptions
June 13, 2016 – Health and Social Services Minister Mike Nixon said today that it is important to correct the error.
First meeting of ministers and leaders at new Federal, Provincial, Territorial and Indigenous Forum
June 10, 2016 – Leaders agreed to establish the framework for a new Federal, Provincial, Territorial and Indigenous Forum, which will replace the Aboriginal Affairs Working Group.
Watson Lake students complete trades exploration pilot
June 9, 2016 – Students are graduating with hands-on experience in several different trades thanks to the Skills Exploration program.
Magnetic North Theatre Festival launches in Whitehorse
June 9, 2016 – The Magnetic North Theatre Festival opens in Whitehorse, providing excellent opportunities for Yukon's theatre community.
A statement from the Government of Yukon regarding the Supreme Court of Canada decision to hear the Peel regional land use planning court case
June 9, 2016 – We remain committed to enhancing our government-to-government relationships and building positive, productive partnerships with First Nations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Government of Yukon to bring unprecedented internet speeds to Carmacks, Teslin and Watson Lake schools, health centres and communities
June 7, 2016 – Pilot project launched to increase internet speeds in Carmacks, Teslin and Watson Lake.
Premier advocates for Yukon before Senate Committee
June 7, 2016 – The premier spoke out against federal cuts to Territorial Formula Financing
Competition tests skills of community emergency medical responders
June 6, 2016 – Teams were presented with realistic scenarios simulating emergency response situations.
Yukon signs agreement to control invasive species in western Canada
June 6, 2016 – The new agreement aims to identify and control invasive species.
Eight crime prevention, victim services initiatives awarded funding
June 6, 2016 – The Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust is providing funding totaling $140,737 to eight community-led projects.
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.
Cultural and heritage institutions receive support for special projects
May 30, 2016 – Government of Yukon continues support for museums and First Nations cultural centres.
Porter Creek Secondary School sport program promotes leadership
May 30, 2016 – Students are developing leadership, wellness and active living skills through sports and physical education.
Two Yukon teams at Destination Imagination Global Finals in Tennessee
May 27, 2016 – Thirteen students from two Yukon schools are showcasing their creative problem-solving skills against teams from 20 countries.
Kwanlin Dün First Nation to receive funding for community safety program
May 27, 2016 – The Government of Yukon is providing over $1.4 million in funding over three years for a Kwanlin Dün First Nation community safety project.
Weight Wise program doubles intake for coming year
May 26, 2016 – Yukon Weight Wise participants have shed more than 8,000 lbs in six years.
Minister of Education tables apprenticeship and tradespersons evaluation report
May 26, 2016 – Feedback on the evaluation was gathered from 175 participants through focus groups, interviews and an online and telephone survey.
Yukon Employees’ Union and Government of Yukon reach tentative agreement
May 25, 2016 – The Yukon Employees’ Union and the Government of Yukon reached a tentative agreement in collective bargaining on May 25.
Government of Yukon renews partnership with Canadian Centre for Child Protection
May 25, 2016 – Agency calls Yukon a leader in Canada for enhancing protection of Yukon children.
New Student Financial Assistance Act granted assent
May 20, 2016 – New act replaces the former Student Financial Assistance Act and concludes a review process that begin in March of 2015.
Yukon government improving resource access roads in the Klondike
May 20, 2016 – Klondike Placer Miners' Association contributing to Goldfields area road upgrades.
Yukon's placer industry to bolster knowledge and awareness
May 20, 2016 – Government of Yukon supports placer mining association with funding for economic impact analysis and public awareness campaign.
Eleven remote recreational lots to be sold by lottery this summer
May 19, 2016 – Remote recreational lots open for viewing.
Minister of Justice sets Yukon policing priorities for 2016/17
May 19, 2016 – Policing priorities for this year focus on enhancing community safety.
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.
New Conrad Campground opens tomorrow
May 19, 2016 – The 35-site campground helps meet the growing demand for recreational opportunities near Whitehorse.
Explore Your Yukon campaign launched at Whitehorse Visitor Information Centre
May 18, 2016 – Yukoners are encouraged to explore the territory and share their experiences on social media.
Yukon Health Status Report 2015 released
May 18, 2016 – This report provides a comprehensive update on the health of Yukoners, with a focus on substance use.
Faro hosts its first rural experiential model
May 18, 2016 – For the first time, Faro is hosting 80 grade 7-8 students for a two-day rural experiential model session.
Yukon government announces support for First Nations tourism association
May 18, 2016 – The Yukon government provided funding for the Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association to attend Rendez-Vous Canada.
New act creates Chartered Professional Accountant designation
May 17, 2016 – Yukon's accounting profession unite with colleagues in other jurisdictions under a single professional designation.
Government of Yukon and Yukon Francophone School Board make request to continue negotiations
May 16, 2016 – Negotiations of joint settlement committees to be extended until early July.
Yukon government explores National Aboriginal Day as statutory holiday in Yukon
May 16, 2016 – The government is seeking feedback from local businesses, organizations and the public.
Another successful Association of Yukon Communities AGM takes place
May 16, 2016 – Government of Yukon commits to working with AYC on recreational infrastructure and the designated materials list.
Health Investment Fund helps develop strong communities
May 12, 2016 – Government of Yukon, though the Health Investment Fund, is supporting two local organizations.
Modest affordable rental housing projects approved for Whitehorse and Dawson
May 12, 2016 – Yukon Housing Corporation has approved two new housing projects for low income tenants in Dawson and 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.
Government of Yukon releases local food strategy
May 11, 2016 – Strategy aims to develop agriculture sector and increase access to local food in Yukon.
Yukon government to cover cost of Hepatitis C drugs
May 11, 2016 – The funding help Yukoners who do not have insurance cover the cost of this expensive medication.
Government of Yukon investing in services to support families of children with disabilities
May 11, 2016 – Government of Yukon is responding to an increased need for speech-language services.
Yukon nurse receives Leadership Award
May 11, 2016 – Sharon Specht acknowledged for extraordinary leadership and dedication to quality palliative care.
Agreement signed between Yukon government, Yukon College and University of Alberta
May 11, 2016 – The agreement will foster educational and research exchange opportunities.
Yukon government invests in emergency response vehicles
May 11, 2016 – New emergency response vehicles will help ensure that first responders have the tools to help keep Yukoners safe.
New proposed location for Francophone high school
May 10, 2016 – Parties agree on a more viable location for a new Francophone High School.
Improvements underway for Yukon tourism data collection
May 9, 2016 – Yukon government is undertaking a review of current trends in collecting tourism information.
Home care expansion increases in-home supports and services
May 9, 2016 – Increased staffing means more support to keep seniors and elders in their homes longer.
Government of Yukon flies European Union flag
May 9, 2016 – Flag flies to recognize 40 years of Canada-European Union relations.
Government of Yukon nominates Charlie Roots for Polar Medal
May 6, 2016 – Roots has made significant contributions to geology in Yukon.
Western premiers focus on jobs and communities
May 6, 2016 – Premiers conclude meeting in Vancouver, B.C., and highlight areas of common interest.
Western premiers support joint action on wildland fires, floods and drought
May 5, 2016 – Premiers discussed the importance of governments working cooperatively to better prepare for and respond to weather-related emergencies and natural disasters.
Western premiers express support for the people of Fort McMurray
May 5, 2016 – The courage and dedication of local citizens and emergency responders was praised by the premiers.
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.
Yukon government Personal Property Security Registry goes online
May 5, 2016 – Yukon adopts a modern, electronic personal property registry.
Mental Wellness Strategy released with support of First Nations, mental health group
May 5, 2016 – Together with First Nations and community partners, the Government of Yukon is taking action to improve the mental wellness and mental health of Yukoners.
Government of Yukon takes action to improve social service delivery
May 4, 2016 – Changes will improve transition planning for youth with disabilities.
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.
Premier to strengthen ties with western counterparts
May 4, 2016 – The annual Western Premiers’ Conference will be hosted in Vancouver this week.
Yukon government providing assistance to Fort McMurray
May 4, 2016 – Red Cross funding will support emergency aid relief efforts.
Exhibit documents archaeological projects in Kwanlin Dün Traditional Territory
May 3, 2016 – The exhibit explores the traces of the past found in three archeological sites located around Whitehorse.
Yukon government improving contracting and supplies model
May 3, 2016 – The report focuses on vendor involvement and reducing barriers.
Territorial premiers announce key outcomes from Northern Premiers’ Forum
April 29, 2016 – The premiers committed to working together to strengthen engagement with the federal government to ensure long-term, stable and predictable federal funding.
Yukon Housing Corporation introduces improved financial lending
April 29, 2016 – New lending programs announced to help Yukoners buy, build and fix their homes.
Canadian newcomers getting career-ready in accountant bridging program
April 28, 2016 – Program prepares individuals with a background in financial management for accounting and finance careers.
Yukon government sets new rules for movable soccer goals
April 27, 2016 – The new regulation sets safety standards for the safe use of movable soccer goals that weigh more than 18 kg.
Government of Yukon appoints new Yukon Liquor Corporation president
April 27, 2016 – Premier Pasloski has appointed Matt King as president of the Yukon Liquor Corporation.
Nominations now open for 2016 Council of the Federation Literacy Award
April 25, 2016 – Yukoners are encouraged to make nominations for the Council of the Federation Literacy Award.
Education Week celebrates the work of educational partners
April 25, 2016 – The theme ‘A Strong Team Builds Bright Futures’ will guide activities throughout the week.
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.
Northern premiers to meet to discuss pan-territorial priorities
April 22, 2016 – Yukon hosts premiers from Nunavut and the Northwest Territories for annual Northern Premiers' Forum.
Chief medical officer of health advises Yukoners on avoiding fentanyl overdose
April 22, 2016 – Fentanyl is 100 times more potent than morphine and can lead to overdose and death.
Communities continue to benefit from the Community Development Fund
April 21, 2016 – The funding will go towards hosting a national conference and updating a website, among other projects.
Government of Yukon shares preliminary FASD Prevalence Study results at national conference
April 21, 2016 – Study looked at the prevalence of FASD in Yukon's corrections system.
Touring Artist Fund supports dancer’s travel to Italy
April 21, 2016 – A Yukon dancer is participating in workshops and performances in Italy through the Touring Artist Fund.
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.
Premier appoints new president of Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board
April 20, 2016 – Kurt Dieckmann has been appointed president of YWCHSB to replace retiring president Joy Waters.
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.
A statement from Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski
April 20, 2016 – Premier congratulates Brian Pallister on his win in Manitoba’s provincial election.
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.
Yukon government provides school supplies funding
April 19, 2016 – More than $500,000 will be provided to school councils to purchase supplies for students.
Community Development Fund continues to support community projects
April 19, 2016 – Community initiatives will benefit Yukoners with funding to support job creation and economic growth.
New staff housing project announced for Ross River
April 18, 2016 – The Government of Yukon will build a new efficient staff housing residence for government employees in the community.
Work continues to complete Shakwak program highway improvements
April 18, 2016 – Government investing in three projects that will create 40 jobs in Yukon.
Kluane First Nation and Yukon government develop Dutch Harbour recreational lots
April 18, 2016 – A public lottery is expected to be held summer 2016.
Miles Canyon Suspension Bridge reopened for the summer
April 15, 2016 – The bridge will be closed again in the fall for complete repairs.
Yukon government extends funding for Practical Nurse diploma program to continue
April 14, 2016 – The deadline for applications to the Practical Nurse program is May 1.
Arts Fund supports 12 art projects, reaches milestone with 1000th application
April 14, 2016 – The Arts Fund supports Yukon film, theatre, music and art productions.
Yukon College renovations scheduled for 2016
April 14, 2016 – These improvements will remedy known issues while addressing accessibility concerns.
Yukon government and YuWIN sign new funding agreement
April 14, 2016 – The new two-year agreement will support Yukon’s labour market and help transition employers to the Canada Job Bank.
Government of Yukon tables Chartered Professional Accountants bill
April 13, 2016 – The legislation combines three professional designations into a single designation for Yukon’s regulated accountants.
Yukon tables Income Tax Act amendment to address federal budget impacts
April 13, 2016 – The changes will ensure Yukon families can still enjoy tax credits for children’s fitness and art activities.
Yukon government begins construction of new Carcross firehall
April 13, 2016 – New firehall will strengthen local emergency response.
Planning starts for Old Crow Health Centre replacement
April 13, 2016 – A new building would provide safe, efficient and adequate space for current and future health services in the community.
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 to implement colorectal cancer screening program
April 12, 2016 – New screening program will allow for earlier detection of cancer.
Whistle Bend continues to grow with development of Phase 3
April 12, 2016 – Yukon government will invest more than $16 million in design and construction of Whistle Bend phase 3 to meet demand.
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.
Yukon Housing Corporation and the Yukon Science Institute present Building Science workshop
April 12, 2016 – Workshop to help homeowners better understand how buildings, and their homes, work.
Da Daghay Development Corporation unveils design for River Bend housing development
April 12, 2016 – River Bend will provide affordable housing options for Ta’an Kwäch’än citizens and Yukon Housing Corporation clients.
Government of Yukon proposes amendments to the Students Financial Assistance Act
April 11, 2016 – Proposed amendments to the Students Financial Assistance Act will increase available funding by $376,000.
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.
Government of Canada, Yukon First Nations and Government of Yukon gather and reach agreement on a way forward for Yukon's environmental assessment legislation
April 8, 2016 – Today’s Intergovernmental Forum is the first in nearly six years.
Fifth and Rogers project moving ahead
April 8, 2015 – Market and affordable housing planning concepts underway for Fifth and Rogers project.
Government of Yukon to fund five additional RCMP positions
April 8, 2016 – The Government of Yukon is providing $385,000 in funding for new RCMP resources.
Government of Yukon announces funding support for Crime Stoppers program
April 8, 2016 – Crime Stoppers is an important bridge between communities and the Yukon RCMP.
Yukon government and First Nations hold Yukon Forum
April 8, 2016 – The government-to-government meeting provides an opportunity to discuss shared priorities.
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.
2016/17 budget sets Yukon on the course for prosperity
April 7, 2016 – The Yukon government’s 2016/17 budget totals $1.392 billion.
Government of Yukon invests $1 million in community-based mental health initiatives
April 7, 2016 – $1 million to be used by communities for innovative projects to address community mental health needs.
Premier purchases new shoes in the spirit of buying local
April 6, 2016 – Premier supports local economy while continuing budget tradition.
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.
Yukon government continues to invest in the Land Titles Modernization Project
April 6, 2016 – A $1.1 million investment in the Land Titles Modernization Project will improve services available to Yukoners.
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.
Government of Yukon seeks input on tenancy of mobile home pads
April 5, 2016 – Yukon government wants to hear from mobile home park owners and mobile home pad renters.
Youth programming to be included in new Sarah Steele facility
April 5, 2016 – The programming will include a 24/7 withdrawal service for youth as well as a gender-specific residential treatment program.
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.
Four sport and recreation groups to receive core funding from the Yukon government
April 4, 2016 – Core funding from Yukon government will provide stability and security to four sport and recreation groups.
School program will enhance mental health services in Ross River and Faro
April 4, 2016 – Additional community counselling available as part of in-school education program.
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.
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 and Quebec jointly support the development of French
March 31, 2016 – The Government of Yukon and Quebec are committed to supporting the French language and culture.
Yukon government and YuWIN discuss proposed funding agreement
March 31, 2016 – The Department of Education is in discussions with YuWIN over its evolving role in service to the Yukon labour market.
Yukon government supports Parhelion Medical Clinic’s move into Watson Lake Hospital
March 31, 2016 – Two rural hospitals will now house doctors’ clinics; medication dispensaries.
Legislative Assembly Building to Light It Up Blue for autism awareness
March 31, 2016 – Government signs on to international blue event to increase awareness of World Autism Day.
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 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.
Yukon government and Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association sign a partnership agreement
March 30, 2016 – The Government of Yukon signed a memorandum of understanding and announced an increase in operational funding to YFNCT.
Yukon adopts new energy efficient building standards
March 30, 2016 – Yukon has new energy efficiency standards with the adoption of section 9.36 of Canada’s National Building Code.
Yukon government launches Shifting Territory – Indicators of Yukon Gender Equality website
March 30, 2016 – The site will include statistical information on the status of women in Yukon and an interactive timeline of Yukon women's history.
Yukon government continues investment in Yukon Now tourism marketing program
March 29, 2016 – Television commercials will continue to invite Canadians to “Come to my Yukon” through renewed Yukon Now funding.
Yukon museums and cultural centres receive boost to annual funding
March 24, 2016 – Museums and First Nation cultural centres continue to preserve Yukon’s heritage with support from the Government of Yukon.
Yukon Legislative Assembly to reconvene April 7
March 24, 2016 – The public is invited to attend the opening of the spring sitting at 2071 Second Avenue in Whitehorse.
A statement from Premier Darrell Pasloski on the 2016 federal budget
March 23, 2016 – Government working to assess the impact of tax regime and budget changes.
French Language Services Directorate and Yukon Hospital Corporation sign a memorandum of understanding
March 22, 2016 – Agreement signed to enhance French language services at Whitehorse General Hospital.
Statement from the premier regarding the attacks in Brussels
March 22, 2016 – Premier extends condolences for victims and condemns acts of terrorism in Belgium.
Yukon government assisting with space planning for Vimy Heritage Housing Society
March 18, 2016 – Government commits $50,000 to plan requirements for proposed supported independent housing facility in Whitehorse.
Alexander McDonald Lodge continuing care facility opened in Dawson
March 18, 2016 – The new facility can accommodate 15 residents and replaces the old lodge, opened in 1970.
Governments of Canada and Yukon announce joint-funding for infrastructure projects
March 18, 2016 – The funding will support key initiatives including upgrades to waste water and drinking water facilites and road improvements.
Corrections engages with Yukon First Nations on culturally relevant programming
March 17, 2016 – Government seeks First Nations input on improving programming at Whitehorse Correctional Centre.
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.
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.
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.
Changes announced in the public service
March 14, 2016 – Premier makes changes in two Government of Yukon departments.
Findings of French Second Language parent survey released
March 14, 2016 – Findings of a survey of Whitehorse parents will help guide decision-making about French Second Language programs.
Team Yukon returns from Greenland with 100 ulus
March 14, 2016 – Team Yukon returns from the Arctic Winter Games after a successful week of competition.
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.
Yukon to present at United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
March 14, 2016 – Minister Taylor will speak on behalf of Canada on the topic of gender-data design, collection and analysis.
Government of Yukon continues its support of A Safe Place drop-in program
March 10, 2016 – Whitehorse drop-in centre for women and children gets extra funding.
Front Street Seniors’ Residence officially opened
March 10, 2016 – New residence adds 48 affordable housing units for seniors.
Government of Yukon opens new EMS station
March 10, 2016 – As part of the Whitehorse hospital expansion, a new ambulance station is now open in Riverdale.
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.
Government of Yukon asks federal government to renew the Canadian Mineral Exploration Tax Credit
March 8, 2016 – Premier and ministers call for tax credit renewal to support Yukon resource industries.
Team Yukon takes off to Greenland for 2016 Arctic Winter Games
March 4, 2016 – Team Yukon is heading to Nuuk, Greenland in pursuit of ulus at the 2016 Arctic Winter Games.
Yukon Recycling Club recognizes outstanding youth
March 4, 2016 – Club recognizes youth from across the territory for their outstanding recycling efforts.
Premier ensures Yukon’s interests are reflected in national declaration
March 3, 2016 – Vancouver Declaration recognizes unique circumstances of northern economy, climate and communities.
Premier and ministers to promote Yukon mineral sector at Toronto conference
March 3, 2016 – Yukon's mineral potential to be highlighted at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada annual convention.
A statement from Canada’s territorial premiers on climate change and the North
March 2, 2016 – Premiers bring climate change message to national meetings in Vancouver.
Premier attending national meetings in Vancouver
March 2, 2016 – National meetings will include Indigenous leaders and focus on the economy and climate change.
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.
Canada’s Premiers to Meet on March 2 in Vancouver
February 29, 2016 – Canada’s Premiers will meet in Vancouver, British Columbia on Wednesday, March 2. The meeting will take place at the Pan Pacific Hotel.
B.C. and Yukon renew co-operation on economic initiatives
January 25, 2016 – Premier Christy Clark and Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski commit to strengthen collaboration between the two governments.
Communiqué–Outcomes and priorities for action to address violence against Indigenous women and girls
February 26, 2016 – Canadian leaders committed to coordinated action to prevent violence.
Forest Resources Act review underway
February 29, 2016 – Yukon government begins mandated review of Forest Resource Act.
Yukon delegation takes part in second National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
February 24, 2016 – A Yukon delegation is attending the second National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
A carbon tax is not a solution for Yukon families
February 22, 2016 – A carbon tax would negatively impact Yukoners' quality of life.
Government of Yukon awards funding to 15 groups for projects to support Yukon youth
February 19, 2016 – Young rock climbers, skiers and artists to benefit from funding awarded through the Youth Investment Fund.
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.
Government of Yukon 2016/17 budget still affected by Government of Canada cuts
February 16, 2016 – Government of Canada has partially restored the $23 million funding shortfall.
Government of Yukon unveils new 911 call centre
February 16, 2016 – New 911 call centre opens in preparation for Yukon-wide service.
Communiqué–Yukon leaders commit to continued collaboration to address high rates of violence against Indigenous women and girls
February 12, 2016 – Released in partnership with Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council
Watson Lake students receive introduction to trades training
February 15, 2016 – Students are gaining hands-on experience in carpentry and other trades through the Skills Exploration program.
The Know Your Numbers campaign is back for a fourth year
February 12, 2016 – Over the next two weeks, Yukoners can take advantage of free blood pressure clinics.
Government of Yukon contributes to MacBride Museum expansion project
February 10, 2016 – The funds will be applied toward the costs of engineering, architectural design, site preparation and planning.
Advanced Artist Award supports another 13 artists
February 10, 2016 – The Yukon government supports Yukon artists work in poetry, film, dance and other disciplines.
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.
Agreement reached on Dawson wastewater treatment plant
February 9, 2016 – The Yukon government will own and operate the new Dawson wastewater treatment plant on an ongoing basis.
Sixth Avenue interim continuing care facility set to open
February 9, 2016 – The opening of the 10-bed temporary continuing care facility will help reduce the wait list for continuing care beds.
Yukon government makes strategic investments in Yukon’s future
February 5, 2016 – A special warrant has been signed to increase funding for the 2015-16 fiscal year.
Yukon’s work on children in care part of national focus
February 5, 2016 – Ministers meeting focuses on how to improve life for children, families and persons with disabilities.
Best in amateur sport celebrated at Sport Yukon awards night
February 5, 2016 – Government of Yukon and Sport Yukon celebrate another banner year for amateur sport 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 Days ends in Ottawa
February 4, 2016 – Government promoted Yukon issues and industry in nation's capital.
Government of Yukon releases action plan to shape the future of sport in the territory
February 4, 2016 – New sport action plan will make healthy living more accessible for all Yukoners.
Community Development Fund strengthens Yukon community organizations
February 4, 2016 – The Government of Yukon provided $80,801 in Community Development funds towards projects that contribute to community well-being.
Yukon scores top marks on history report card
February 3, 2016 – The Canadian History Report Card gave Yukon an A-, among the country’s top scores, for its teaching of Canadian History.
Social outcomes for Canadians subject of discussion at ministers meeting
February 3, 2016 – Health and Social Services minister to share Yukon perspectives on social issues at national roundtable.
Kindergarten pre-registration for Whitehorse schools begins soon
February 3, 2016 – Kindergarten pre-registration begins February 8, and a French Immersion parent information meeting will be held February 3.
Tourism commercials invite Canadians to Come to My Yukon
February 1, 2016 – First Nations dance group perform at unveiling of Yukon tourism TV commercials inviting Canadians to Come to My Yukon.
Visitors to Ottawa’s Winterlude festival to get a taste of Yukon
January 29, 2016 – Government of Yukon and Air North partner to promote Yukon as a year-round travel destination.
Yukon organization wins Arctic Inspiration Prize
January 28, 2016 – The Recreation and Parks Association of Yukon was awarded the annual prize last night.
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.
Premier wraps up successful community conversations initiative as budget tour begins
January 27, 2016 – Over the last three months, the premier has listened to a cross-section of Yukoners through small, face-to-face meetings.
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 priorities to be highlighted in Ottawa
January 27, 2016 – Premier and ministers to continue setting foundations for Yukon’s long-term economic growth.
Yukon government and First Nations working together to improve clarity and management of mining in Yukon
January 26, 2016 – A protocol and working group have been established to guide discussions on mining.
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.
Community Development Fund contributes to initiatives that enhance community well-being
January 26, 2016 – Yukon government has awarded $255,426 to four community organizations for projects that provide socio-economic benefits.
Government of Yukon invests in support for mine sector promotion activities
January 25, 2016 – Government of Yukon commits to the promotion of Yukon’s mineral sector by providing Yukon Mining Alliance with $904,500 over three years.
Yukon government and Kaska Nation sign milestone agreements to advance reconciliation and resource development discussions
January 25, 2016 – Yukon government and Kaska sign agreements on reconciliation and resource development.
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 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.
Common issues give ministers opportunities to share
January 21, 2016 – Meetings between Canada’s health ministers were held this week in Vancouver.
Arts Fund supports new creative work
January 21, 2016 – Arts organization across the territory are receiving funding for theatre, dance, festivals and workshops.
Government of Yukon, Yukon Chamber of Commerce to lead business mission to Ottawa during Yukon Days
January 21, 2016 – Business mission to strengthen relationships between Yukon and Ottawa.
Government of Yukon’s Science Strategy released
January 20, 2016 – The strategy sets the government's approach to scientific priorities, research and capacity in the territory.
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.
Trouble puppet show tours communities
January 19, 2016 – The show will tour schools in communities throughout Yukon to teach children how to manage emotions.
Unique television partnership for Tourism Yukon project
January 19, 2016 – Episodes from the digital storytelling project will be broadcast on TV starting today in a unique media promotion.
Minister to join provincial and territorial colleagues at health ministers meeting
January 19, 2016 – Minister looking forward to continued collaboration with provincial and territorial colleagues.
Government of Yukon offers mentorship program to filmmakers
January 18, 2016 – The Film and Sound Commission is launching a pilot Producer Mentorship Program to support the local film industry.
A statement from Health and Social Services Minister Mike Nixon regarding the soup kitchen at CYO Hall in the Sacred Heart Cathedral
January 14, 2016 – The Government of Yukon has not contemplated closing the soup kitchen.
Government of Yukon announces new youth mental health program with support from Bell Let’s Talk and Northwestel
January 14, 2016 – The FRIENDS program focuses on prevention and treatment services.
New home of F.H. Collins Secondary School officially opened
January 14, 2016 – F.H. Collins hosted the grand opening ceremony for its new home on January 13.
Yukon Housing Corporation seeks proposals to support the Housing Action Plan
January 13, 2016 – Four Requests for Proposals issued to implement action plan priorities.
Selkirk French immersion program to continue in 2016
January 12, 2016 – The new Early French Immersion program established at Selkirk Elementary School last year has been expanded to Grade 1.
Fifth and Rogers planning contract awarded
January 11, 2016 – Stantec Architecture of Whitehorse will produce options for downtown land parcel.
Cultural community initiatives receive Community Development Fund support
January 11, 2016 – Over $188,000 has been awarded for projects that promote and enhance cultural and economic benefits to Yukon communities.
Artists funded to tour sculpture, puppetry, film and music performances
January 8, 2016 – Yukon artists are receiving support to tour in Europe, Canada, the U.S. and Japan.
Premier and ministers want to hear from Yukoners
January 8, 2016 – January to March, the premier and Cabinet ministers will meet with and listen to Yukoners’ thoughts on budget priorities.
Yukoner to learn about Arctic challenges in Emerging Leaders Program
January 5, 2016 – Yukoner journeys through Arctic Norway to learn about northern challenges and potential.
RCMP and SCAN unit take action against drug trafficking in Whitehorse
January 5, 2016 – The RCMP and Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) unit carried out coordinated actions on New Year’s Eve.
Commissioner's Levee celebrates Yukoners' achievements
December 30, 2015 – Yukoners are invited to join the Commissioner at the annual celebration.
Community Development Fund supports First Nations community improvement initiatives
December 29, 2015 – The Government of Yukon is awarding a total of $150,000 towards projects that help create jobs and improve community well-being.
Premier calls on federal government to restore Yukon’s funding
December 22, 2015 – A change to statistical methodology will have immediate impacts on the territorial formula financing.
Health Investment Fund supports community initiatives
December 18, 2015 – The Government of Yukon, through the Health Investment Fund, is supporting three initiatives for healthier communities.
Department of Justice recognizes employees with Awards of Excellence
December 18, 2015 – The efforts of two staff members and one project team have been recognized at the annual awards event.
Miles Canyon suspension bridge will remain closed
December 18, 2015 – Comprehensive inspection reveals bridge needs repairs.
Oil-fired appliance regulations have come into effect
December 17, 2015 – The regulations require all dwelling units to have smoke and CO detectors, and oil-fired appliances to be installed only by qualified mechanics.
Yukon government to boost foreign-trained accountants' skills
December 16, 2015 – Yukon is offering a program to help internationally trained accountants prepare for working in the territory.
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.
A statement from the Government of Yukon regarding the Peel regional land use planning court case
December 15, 2015 – The government is disappointed in the decision to seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Municipal Act amendments granted assent
December 10, 2015 – Yukon government made improvements to the Municipal Act after a three-year review process with stakeholders.
Annual fall capital project update released
December 10, 2015 – Update provides information about infrastructure projects under development.
Government of Yukon appoints new chair of Yukon Water Board
December 8, 2015 – Loralee Johnstone has years of experience working in industry and with YESAAB.
Closing celebration of F.H. Collins Secondary School’s old building planned for December 17
December 8, 2015 – The community is invited by students and staff to mark the closure of the school’s old building.
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 transitional home now operational
December 3, 2015 – First clients moving into transitional housing this week.
Changes to the Elections Act receive unanimous support of the Legislative Assembly
December 3, 2015 – The amendments to the act will modernize the way Yukon territorial elections are held.
Policy change enhances respite services for persons with disabilities and their families
December 3, 2015 – Policy change allows more family members to receive support for respite care.
Government reports progress on climate change
December 2, 2015 – Report includes updates on the made-in-Yukon plan.
Rural Experiential Model in Dawson City draws 81 student participants
December 1, 2015 – Ancestral Technologies, First Nation Fine Art and Robotics among course options.
Celebrate the season with Yukon-made arts and crafts
December 1, 2015 – This holiday season, support local artists and pick up one-of-a-kind Yukon-made gifts.
Yukon government and Kwanlin Dün First Nation sign intergovernmental accord to advance shared priorities
November 30, 2015 – Accord includes plans for collaboration on community safety, education, justice, land and capacity development.
Yukon tourism organizations and businesses nominated for three awards
November 30, 2015 – More Yukon nominations for Canadian Tourism Awards.
Franconnexion promotes the benefits of bilingualism to Yukon students
November 30, 2015 – French language students from four Yukon schools participating in sessions to encourage continued French education.
Campaign to end violence against women receives crime prevention funding
November 25, 2015 – Les EssentiElles receives support from the Crime Prevention Victim Services Trust Fund.
New Yukon procurement advisory panel established
November 25, 2015 – The panel will help address concerns from the business community regarding procurement policies.
Apprenticeship and trades qualification programs reviewed
November 24, 2015 – The Department of Education is asking stakeholders for feedback.
Yukon Development Corporation presents technical papers for Next Generation Hydro project
November 24, 2015 – Technical information will include the projected costs and socio-economic and enviromental effects of the proposed projects.
Yukon Police Council seeks feedback on community safety issues
November 24, 2015 – Input will inform the territory's policing priorities.
Another early start to flu season in Yukon
November 24, 2015 – Yukon's chief medical officer of health encourages Yukoners to get vaccinated this season.
Annual teddy bear campaign kicks off
November 23, 2015 – The Yukon Liquor Corporation's Twin Bear program provides a bear for children or adults in care.
Government invests in renewed and expanded campground system
November 23, 2015 – New "in-fill" sites in campgrounds close to Whitehorse will mean more camping opportunities for area residents.
Yukon mineral exploration program funding extended
November 20, 2015 – The Government of Yukon is providing $1.4 million in support of prospecting and exploration activities in Yukon.
Bill to modernize the Land Titles Act passed
November 19, 2015 – Amendments to modernize the territory’s land titles legislation passed.
Amendments to clarify the role of the Education Appeal Tribunal passed
November 19, 2015 – Minor amendments were made to clarify the original intent of the Education Act.
Agreement between the Yukon government and Many Rivers Counselling ensures no break in service
November 19, 2015 – Second Opinion Society clients will see familiar faces when they visit, and no break in service.
Community addictions program is now in place
November 19, 2015 – New Alcohol and Drug Services program provides comprehensive services to Yukon communities.
New agency opens to serve job seekers with disabilities
November 19, 2015 – A new agency to provide employment services to Yukoners with disabilities has officially opened.
Courtworkers to receive training in circle sentencing and dispute resolution
November 19, 2015 – Community Justice workers and Aboriginal courtworkers will be in Whitehorse for four days of restorative justice training.
Yukon premier to join prime minister, premiers in Ottawa
November 18, 2015 – Premier Darrell Pasloski will meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the other premiers at next week’s First Ministers Meeting in Ottawa.
Award winners showcase environmental stewardship and excellence in mining
November 17, 2015 – Three mining companies have been recognized for innovation in mining.
Whitehorse Affordable Family Housing residence program expanded
November 17, 2015 – The program offers a range of services that support independent living and skills development.
Yukon government considers public input on Students Financial Assistance Act
November 17, 2015 – The Yukon government is reviewing public input on the Students Financial Assistance Act and considering updating the act.
New strategic initiatives unit for Department of Energy, Mines and Resources
November 16, 2015 – The new unit will manage department initiatives.
Students on school trip to France return safely to Yukon
November 16, 2015 – Ten students and two staff members returned safely from trip to France over the weekend.
Yukon government and mining industry to connect at annual Geoscience Forum
November 13, 2015 – Yukon to showcase geology and mineral industry at the annual Geoscience Forum, starting this weekend.
Government of Yukon and Kluane First Nation sign new education agreement
November 13, 2015 – The new agreement focuses on curriculum development, school programming and staffing on Kluane First Nation Traditional Territory.
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.
New study to monitor Whitehorse air quality
November 10, 2015 – Government of Yukon is partnering with City of Whitehorse to study Whitehorse air quality.
Yukon’s 2015 Farmers of the Year reinventing the mixed family farm
November 9, 2015 – Kate Mechan and Bart Bounds of Elemental Farms have been recognized as Yukon’s 2015 Farmers of the Year.
Twelve Yukoners receive bursaries to pursue health-related studies
November 9, 2015 – 12 out of 49 selected to receive government financial support to further studies in medicine and health related fields.
Minister of Justice honours 14 Yukoners at Community Safety Awards
November 6, 2015 – Fourteen Yukoners were recognized for making their communities a safer place to live.
Premier invites Grand Chief to join Yukon delegation at COP21
November 6, 2015 – Yukon's delegation will include the Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief and leaders of Yukon's opposition parties.
Yukon supports asset management with First Nation and municipal governments
November 5, 2015 – Together with municipal and First Nation governments, Yukon is committing to making asset management a priority.
Yukon College to become Yukon University
November 4, 2015 – Yukon College’s transition to become a university is currently underway.
New campaign encourages Yukoners to make a will
November 4, 2015 – Make a Will Month encourages awareness of the importance of making a legally-valid will.
A statement from the Government of Yukon on the Yukon Court of Appeal’s decision in the Peel regional land use planning appeal
November 4, 2015 – The Yukon government will review the court’s decision and consider the implications.
Premier announces the appointment of four deputy ministers
November 4, 2015 – New leaders for Executive Council Office, Energy, Mines and Resources, Community Services, and Highways and Public Works.
Take Action on Radon campaign begins
November 3, 2015 – Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking. Find out how to reduce your exposure to radon at home.
Yukon government partners with Mount Sima to attract elite skiers and snowboarders
November 2, 2015 – Yukon government partners with the Friends of Mount Sima Society to help make Yukon an elite training destination.
Proposed Elections Act amendments tabled
October 29, 2015 – Changes to the Elections Act were tabled.
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.
Yukon opposition leaders included in Yukon delegation to COP21
October 29, 2015 – The leaders of the Yukon NDP and the Yukon Liberal party will be attending COP21 as part of the Yukon delegation.
Proposed Yukon Oil and Gas Act amendments tabled
October 28, 2015 – Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Scott Kent tabled changes to the Oil and Gas Act today.
Bill to modernize the Land Titles Act tabled today
October 28, 2015 – This bill strengthens Yukon’s land titles system and improves Yukoners’ access to land titles information and services.
Premier Pasloski represents Canada’s premiers at North American Leaders’ Summit
October 28, 2015 – Yukon’s premier will meet with U.S. and Mexican state governors focusing on trade, jobs and economic innovation.
Amendments to the Education Act sought
October 27, 2015 – Minister introduces amendments to clarify role of Education Appeal Tribunal.
New policy allows development of community-based energy projects
October 27, 2015 – New government policy allows development of community-based energy projects and self-sufficiency.
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.
Dempster Highway route selected to bring fibre diversity to Yukon
October 27, 2015 – The Minister of Economic Development announced that a new fibre optic route was chosen.
Public accounts demonstrate strong financial management
October 26, 2015 – Public accounts show annual surplus of $95 million and accumulated surplus of $1.7 billion.
Bill to amend the Travel for Medical Treatment Act tabled today
October 26, 2015 – New amendments to the Travel for Medical Treatment Act were introduced today.
The Government of Yukon tables amendments to the Municipal Act
October 26, 2015 – The amendments strengthen the Act by incorporating feedback gained from an extensive, three-year review process.
Child care subsidies will increase
October 26, 2015 – Government of Yukon is increasing the Yukon Child Care Subsidy as of December 1.
Guide launched to help local recreation leaders
October 26, 2015 – Community Services launched two key training and planning documents at the recent Recreation Gathering in Marsh Lake.
Open house brings together Yukon’s tourism and cultural sectors
October 23, 2015 – The key theme for the day was cultural tourism, with presentations on Yukon arts, museums and historic sites.
Flu clinics open across Yukon on October 26
October 23, 2015 – Yukon's premier and chief medical officer of health recommend getting a flu shot.
Touring Artist Fund supports theatre production, musicians and photographer
October 23, 2015 – The Touring Artist Fund has been supporting local artists in gaining national and international exposure since 2008.
Premier to lead Yukon delegation to UN climate change conference
October 22, 2015 – The delegation will represent Yukon interests at COP21 in Paris.
Yukon government launches a new awareness campaign to recruit foster parents
October 22, 2015 – A new campaign has launched to recruit new foster parents and clarify who can foster a child.
New Yukon tourism commercials unveiled
October 22, 2015 – More than 160 Yukoners played a role in the development of the commercials, which are part of the Yukon Now 2015/16 marketing campaign.
Miles Canyon suspension bridge closed for inspection and maintenance
October 21, 2015 – The Miles Canyon suspension bridge is closed temporarily to pedestrian and other traffic.
Residential school curriculum to be taught in all Yukon schools this year
October 21, 2015 – New unit focuses on the residential school experiences of Yukon First Nations students.
Yukon-Alaska marketing collaboration receives international award
October 19, 2015 – A Yukon-Alaska marketing campaign receives bronze award.
Yukon government engages with First Nations to explore land development
October 15, 2015 – Project planning to continue with First Nation consultation.
Whistle Bend neighbourhood becoming a beautiful place to live
October 14, 2015 – Landscaping projects are proceeding along neighbourhood streets and the surrounding area.
Premier to connect directly with Yukoners through community conversations
October 8, 2015 – Small, focused meetings will take place from October through December.
Yukon government and business delegation to explore energy innovation
October 7, 2015 – Yukon delegation meeting with energy industry experts on innovations and advancements in energy sector.
Government supports seven arts projects through June Arts Fund
October 7, 2015 – The Arts Fund supports seven organizations to provide creative workshops, events and festivals in Yukon.
Successful tourism and business meetings held in Yellowknife
October 6, 2015 – Meetings wrap up after first-ever tourism mission involving Yukon, N.W.T and their two capital cities.
Public input wanted on development of Health Information Privacy and Management Act regulations
October 5, 2015 – Provide input on how your personal health information is secured.
Local governments honoured at gala event in Whitehorse
October 1, 2015 – Mayors, councillors and other officials were recognized for their dedication to public service.
Tourism Yukon initiative wins national award for innovation
October 1, 2015 – Tourism Yukon has won Destination Canada’s Most Innovative PR Campaign award for its tourism marketing projects.
Legislative assembly to reconvene October 22
October 1, 2015 – The public is invited to attend the opening of the fall sitting at 2071 Second Avenue in Whitehorse.
Yukon gets AA rating from global rating agency
September 30, 2015 – Strengths highlighted in the report include very low debt levels, exceptional liquidity and good financial management.
Ministers promoting Yukon’s mineral sector potential
September 30, 2015 – Ministers will provide updates on government efforts underway to enhance the investment climate in Yukon.
Ready to Work program supports tourism workers and employers
September 29, 2015 – Graduates of a tourism-focused program were celebrated at a ceremony last weekend.
New measures introduced to improve Yukon Nominee Program
September 28, 2015 – Measures introduced to the Yukon Nominee Program to improve transparency and accountability.
Sally and Sisters/Soeurs celebrate fifth anniversary
September 28, 2015 – Fifth anniversary of the Sally and Sisters program which provides hot meals to women and children twice a week.
Government of Yukon provided northern perspective to Toronto conference
September 25, 2015 – Lessons from the Arctic conference took place September 17 and 18.
Excellence recognized and celebrated in the public service
September 25, 2015 – Public servants recognized with the Premier's Award of Excellence.
Yukon government invests in national training for Yukon First Nation artists
September 24, 2015 – Sheldon and Steinhagen were in Ottawa this week to build business skills.
Yukon government provides funding for national theatre festival to visit Whitehorse
September 24, 2015 – A national theatre festival is receiving a funding contribution to host their event in Whitehorse next summer.
A statement from Yukon’s Premier regarding telecommunications for Yukoners
September 23, 2015 – It is our goal to ensure that telecommunications services can be provided in a reliable, consistent and affordable way.
Yukon RCMP commanding officer awarded Order of Merit of the Police Forces
September 23, 2015 – Chief Superintendent Peter Clark awarded prestigious distinction.
Community Development Fund supports community projects
September 23, 2015 – The Yukon government awarded $102,000 to seven community organizations towards a variety of projects aimed to support health.
Department of Education to review information sharing protocols
September 22, 2015 – Information sharing arrangements will be reviewed following a potential data breach.
Yukoners attend BreakOut West to showcase talent
September 18, 2015 – Local musicians attend music conference and festival in Victoria B.C.
A statement by Minister Doug Graham on the settlement of Syrian refugees
September 17, 2015 – The Government of Yukon is committed to supporting community efforts to aid Syrian refugees.
Yukon marketing initiative nominated for national award
September 17, 2015 – Destination Canada announced Tourism Yukon as a finalist for the Most Innovative PR Campaign award in July.
Residential Landlord and Tenant Act and regulations proclaimed
September 16, 2015 – The Residential Landlord and Tenant Act and regulations provide modern legislation for Yukon landlords and tenants.
Precious Metals Summit provides promotional opportunities
September 16, 2015 – This summit provides international investors and mineral industry specialists with opportunity to learn about Yukon’s mineral industry.
Seniors kept up to date on Whistle Bend continuing care facility design and development
September 15, 2015 – Officials continue to talk with seniors' organizations about the new Whistle Bend facility.
New Veterinary Services Program to help farmers
September 15, 2015 – A new pilot program to improve access to veterinary care will benefit Yukon livestock owners who raise animals for food.
Yukoners reminded to arrange extra health insurance for travel outside the territory
September 14, 2015 – Plan for the unexpected. Ensure you have additional health insurance to cover medevac and ambulance fees.
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.
Premier welcomes foreign diplomats to Yukon
September 14, 2015 – Twenty-three delegates from 14 countries in Whitehorse on September 15.
Public review of updated elk management plan to begin
September 14, 2015 – The Department of Environment and the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board are seeking comments on a draft management plan.
Yukon donates $25,000 to assist Syrian refugees
September 11, 2015 – Yukon’s territorial parties support a donation from the Government of Yukon to the Canadian Red Cross.
Ross River students return to school
September 10, 2015 – Ministers host barbecue as students resume classes at Ross River School.
Government of Yukon and Kluane First Nation partner to support economic development initiatives
September 9, 2015 – The Yukon government and Kluane First Nation sign a memorandum of understanding to explore wind energy options and develop cottage lots.
Energy efficiency program contributes to vitality of local businesses
September 9, 2015 – Commercial Energy Incentive Program proves popular and vital among local business sector.
Elder receives award for contributions to Native language literacy
September 8, 2015 – Margaret Workman received the Council of the Federation Literacy Award today for her work on Native Languages.
Yukon Liquor Corporation to seek input from liquor licensees
September 8, 2015 – From September 24th to October 1st, YLC will conduct focus group sessions in Dawson and Whitehorse.
George Johnston Museum unveils new addition to museum grounds
September 4, 2015 – The not-for-profit association commissioned local artist Keith Wolfe Smarch to paint a traditional Tlingit house-front.
Yukon government, City of Whitehorse partner for tourism and business mission
September 4, 2015 – The Yukon government and the City of Whitehorse will host a business event in Yellowknife in October.
Women’s Forum to be held in Whitehorse this September
September 3, 2015 – Women's Forum to focus on women and justice at annual meeting.
French immersion Kindergarten class begins at Selkirk Elementary School
September 3, 2015 – A new French immersion Kindergarten class has begun at Selkirk Elementary School.
Hunter Education and Ethics Development training now available online
September 1, 2015 – Free online course reflects the ethics and nuances of the Yukon hunting experience.
Amazing Race contestants return to Yukon to face new challenges
August 28, 2015 – The contestants who put Yukon in the spotlight last summer accept invitation to return.
Mayo seniors’ residence officially opened
August 27, 2015 – The new residence will allow seniors to remain in their home and community longer.
Promoting healthy choices while supporting Yukon schools and local agriculture
August 26, 2015 – Health and Social Services invites you to participate in From the Ground Up, a program that promotes healthy eating.
Minister visits new Conrad campground
August 25, 2015 – The latest addition to the Yukon government campground network is scheduled to open next spring.
Association of Yukon Fire Chiefs build partnerships at annual meeting
August 24, 2015 – The AYFC’s annual general meeting focused on the health of firefighters and first responders.
Seven summer camp initiatives awarded crime prevention funding
August 24, 2015 – Seven First Nation governments, municipalities, and Yukon community organizations are receiving funding from the Crime Prevention Victim Services Trust Fund.
Young Yukoners receive Youth Achievement Awards
August 20, 2015 – Each of the four recipients receives territory-wide recognition on an individual poster, along with a $250 cash prize and a formal award presented by the commissioner of Yukon.
Development fund supports events and enhancements for communities
August 20, 2015 – The Yukon First Nations Cultural and Tourism Association is one of 17 groups sharing more than $900,000 in funding.
Funding programs provide housing options for early applicants
August 19, 2015 – Yukoners are taking advantage of new funding in programs from Yukon Housing to help with their housing needs.
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.
Hospice Yukon sets down permanent roots with Yukon government assistance
August 19, 2015 – Purchase allows Hospice Yukon to continue serving bereaved and dying Yukoners from long term location.
Youth ambassador to Paris climate change conference announced
August 18, 2015 – A youth ambassador will once again join the Yukon government delegation at the annual climate change negotiations.
Premier appoints Yukon Development Corporation president
August 18, 2015 – Justin Ferbey has been announced as the new Yukon Development Corporation president.
New deputy minister for Finance announced
August 13, 2015 – Premier appoints Katherine White as deputy minister for the Department of Finance.
Special Olympics athletes develop and display skills in Haines Junction
August 13, 2015 – Special Olympics Yukon athletes gathered in Haines Junction for the eighth annual Northwestel Development Games.
Tr’ondёk Hwёch’in Regional Economic Development Plan finalized
August 11, 2015 – This project represents a long-term, sustainable, community-based approach to economic development leading to increased spending.
Premier sets direction for ministers
August 11, 2015 – Letters will chart the course for Yukon's future.
Second Ember Fire Academy a success
August 10, 2015 – Twelve female cadets will gain an introduction to the fire service in the second annual Ember Fire Academy.
Crime prevention funding awarded to six Yukon community projects
August 6, 2015 – The Government of Yukon has provided Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust funds to Yukon First Nations and local organizations.
More than $1.4 million in sport and recreation funding announced
August 6, 2015 – Yukon’s sport and recreation community will benefit from over $1.4 million in funding this year.
Feedback sought on draft Local Food Strategy
August 5, 2015 – Yukon government launches draft local food strategy to encourage the production and consumption of local food.
Best of luck to Team Yukon at the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games
August 4, 2015 – Team Yukon athletes are on their way to Wood Buffalo, Alberta, to compete at the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games.
Minister Kent kicks off annual Yukon mineral exploration site tour
July 30, 2015 – Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Scott Kent recently visited two of Yukon’s key mineral exploration projects.
Professional Development Fund provides support to local organizations
July 30, 2015 – Three local organizations receive training funding from the Professional Development Fund.
Government of Yukon boosts film and sound projects
July 28, 2015 – Film, demo and full-length sound recording projects receive Government of Yukon funding support.
Community Development Fund contributes to projects promoting community well-being
July 23, 2015 – Yukon government awarded over $103,000 to eight community organizations for projects supporting the enhancement of healthy communities.
Minister and industry delegates attend Canadian Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference
July 22, 2015 – Yukon representatives attended a national gathering to share priorities and collaborate on energy and mining development in Canada.
Skookum Jim Friendship Centre to host new legal advocate for women
July 21, 2015 – Legal advocate to be recruited to help women navigate the criminal justice system.
Visual, literary and performing artists receive Advanced Artist Award
July 21, 2015 – Senior level artists are given support for professional development and creative practice.
Government supports 14 projects through the Arts Fund
July 21, 2015 – Arts Fund benefits Yukon youth and artists, and visitors in the territory.
Ceremony honours Whitehorse historic site
July 21, 2015 – Yukon’s most recent historic site designation was celebrated at the Old Log Church and Rectory.
Standard Bus Contracting to provide school bus service to Yukon
July 20, 2015 – The Yukon government is entering into a tentative contract with Standard Bus Contracting for school bus service.
Annual funding announced for arts organizations
July 20, 2015 – Arts Operating Funds support theatre, film, dance, music and visual art festivals and events in Yukon.
Yukon to be first territory to chair premiers’ Council of the Federation
July 17, 2015 – Leadership role recognizes the long-standing significance of the North within Canada.
New deputy shores up office of Yukon’s chief medical officer of health
July 17, 2015 – Yukon will benefit from the experience of the new deputy chief medical officer of health.
Feedback sought on proposed amendments to Yukon Oil and Gas legislation
July 16, 2015 – The Yukon government is proposing amendments to the legislation to improve transparency and clarity.
Yukon to host Canadian Forest Ministers in 2016
July 16, 2015 – The ministers will participate in a forum to provide leadership and generate action on forestry-related matters.
Premier collaborates with national Aboriginal leaders on shared priorities
July 15, 2015 – Topics of discussion included the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report and preventing violence against Aboriginal women and girls.
Pasloski takes northern perspective on economy to premiers’ summer meeting
July 13, 2015 – Yukon premier joins counterparts in St. John’s to make progress on shared priorities.
Yukon arts and culture showcased at Pan Am and Parapan Am Games
July 10, 2015 – Yukon dancers and musicians will offer a taste of the North to audiences at the games in Toronto this July and August.
New Community Safety Committee continues Sharing Common Ground partnerships
July 10, 2015 – The committee will work together to address complex issues that require broad, community-driven responses.
Taylor House dedicated as Yukon’s Government House
July 6, 2015 – Historic Taylor House is the new home of the Office of the Commissioner.
Pioneer Utility Grant modernized
July 2, 2015 – Changes to Pioneer Utility Grant ensure fairness, flexibility and sustainability.
Government support enables A Safe Place to continue operations
July 2, 2015 – Additional funding to Victoria Faulkner Women's Centre ensures operation until March, 2016.
Yukon government and City of Whitehorse sign two-year tourism partnership
June 30, 2015 – Yukon government and City of Whitehorse are renewing commitments to work together on tourism initiatives.
Report released on viability of Yukon–Southeast Alaska economic development corridor
June 26, 2015 – The report findings will be used by municipalities, businesses and utilities in planning for the energy and telecommunication needs of the region.
Yukon hosts ministers to discuss northern opportunities and challenges
June 23, 2015 – Northern Development Ministers' Forum focuses on infrastructure, partnerships and innovation.
Health effects from forest fire smoke
June 23, 2015 – Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health reminds Yukoners to protect themselves from smoke exposure.
Arctic X Games cancelled – funding to be provided to support affected athletes
June 19, 2015 – The Arctic X Games were cancelled following the withdrawal of two out of five participating jurisdictions.
Yukon releases Housing Action Plan
June 19, 2015 – The Yukon government today announced a new Housing Action Plan for Yukon.
Yukon government announces winner of 2015 Environmental Stewardship Award
June 17, 2015 – Minister of Environment Wade Istchenko presented the 2015 Environmental Stewardship Award to this year’s recipient.
New housing funding programs ready to receive applications
June 17, 2015 – Five new housing initiatives created with funds from the Northern Housing Trust (NHT) are ready for applicants.
Premiers continue to build a better North
June 16, 2015 – Infrastructure tops the agenda at northern premiers' talks.
Public Interest Disclosure and Wrongdoing Act now in force
June 15, 2015 – PIDWA enables employees to raise concerns about significant and serious wrongdoings without fear of reprisal.
Yukon Venture Loan Guarantee Program changes increase access to financing
June 10, 2015 – The Yukon Venture Loan Guarantee Program is being updated to reflect current interest rates.
May identification blitz a success
June 9, 2015 – During the month of May, Yukon liquor inspectors conducted their bi-annual identification blitz in Yukon bars.
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.
Premier directs senior government leaders to review Truth and Reconciliation report
June 8, 2015 – Deputy ministers tasked with reviewing the findings in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report and preparing a plan for Yukon’s response.
Yukon government partners with City of Whitehorse on planning project for Fifth and Rogers property
June 4, 2015 – Multi-party planning work to begin on downtown land at Fifth Avenue and Rogers Street.
Yukon Teachers’ Association and the Yukon government ratify new collective agreement
June 4, 2015 – The new collective agreement sets out yearly salary increases totaling five per cent over three years.
Exhibition celebrates fine craft in Yukon
June 4, 2015 – Eight new works of fine craft added to the Yukon Permanent Art Collection in honour of 2015 Craft Year in Yukon and Canada.
Yukon College and Whitehorse Correctional Centre renew education agreement
June 3, 2015 – Yukon College and Yukon’s Corrections Branch have signed a five year Memorandum of Understanding.
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.
A statement by Premier Pasloski on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
June 2, 2015 – The Yukon premier thanks all of the residential school survivors who shared their stories with the commission and encourages Yukoners to read and reflect on the report.
Premier collaborates with counterparts to ensure strong western economy
June 1, 2015 – The 2015 Western Premiers’ Conference centered around discussions of western Canada’s economic prosperity.
Government of Yukon and City of Whitehorse plan next steps for educational reserve
June 1, 2015 – Yukon government and City of Whitehorse will work together on technical studies.
Yukon government contributes to artist retreat
June 1, 2015 – The Yukon government is supporting an artist retreat in the territory.
Touring Artist Fund supports artist’s tour to Ireland
May 28, 2015 – The artist will take her exhibition North of Myth to Northern Ireland later this year.
Five projects share $200,000 to help prevent violence against Aboriginal women
May 28, 2015 – The Prevention of Violence Against Aboriginal Women Fund has provided some $1.9 million for 70 projects since 2004.
Cultural and heritage institutions supported through special projects funding program
May 27, 2015 – Government of Yukon continues support for museums and First Nations cultural centres.
Coding boot camp trains future Yukon web developers
May 27, 2015 – The Government of Yukon and Lighthouse Labs are working to introduce more web developers into Yukon’s economy.
Yukon government announces ACTIVE AT SCHOOL partnership
May 27, 2015 – The Yukon government will receive $125,000 over three years to promote physical activity among students at Yukon schools.
Summit on foreign qualification recognition held yesterday
May 27, 2015 – Department of Education’s public summit on foreign qualification recognition generates action item and new ideas for the north.
Yukon modernizes its personal property security registry
May 26, 2015 – A modern electronic personal property registry has been implemented in Yukon.
Explore Your Yukon during Tourism Week
May 26, 2015 – Yukoners are encouraged to explore their home during Tourism Week.
Yukon Housing Corporation introduces HOPE
May 26, 2015 – The Home Ownership Preparedness and Education Program will be launched June 20 to 21 in Whitehorse.
Five organizations share nearly $600,000 in funding for major projects
May 25, 2015 – Yukon government recently awarded nearly $600,000 to five community organizations, contributing to tourism and culture.
Pertussis outbreak in Yukon prompts warning
May 21, 2015 – Two cases of pertussis confirmed in Yukon.
Regulation changes will help moose and caribou populations recover
May 21, 2015 – Updated hunting rules will help manage Faro-area moose, Itsi mountain goat and Fortymile caribou populations.
Community Development Fund supports community enhancement and well-being
May 21, 2015 – Yukon government supports projects that enhance community infrastructure.
Atlin Music Festival given go-ahead to purchase beer directly from Yukon business
May 20, 2015 – A one-time agreement has been reached between the governments of Yukon and B.C. that will allow Yukon Brewing to direct ship.
Three contracts awarded for transmission line work
May 20, 2015 – Yukon government improving electrical infrastructure between Stewart Crossing and Keno City.
Nominations invited for 2015 Council of Federation Literacy Award
May 19, 2015 – The Council of the Federation is now inviting nominations for its 2015 Literacy Awards to recognize leaders in literacy across the country.
Yukon government and City of Whitehorse sign memorandum of understanding on land development
May 19, 2015 – Whitehorse assumes development and sale of Yukon land within its boundaries. Whistle Bend Phase 3 to be first project.
Government of Yukon and Yukon Teachers’ Association reach tentative agreement
May 15, 2015 – The Yukon government and Yukon Teachers’ Association are pleased to announce a tentative agreement has been reached.
Ministers to attend 2015 Dawson City Gold Show
May 14, 2015 – The 29th Dawson City International Gold Show kicks off on May 15.
Whitehorse students celebrate French language education in talent show
May 13, 2015 – 400 secondary students took to the stage at the Yukon Arts Centre to celebrate Yukon Francophonie Day.
Interim deputy minister for the Yukon Development Corporation
May 13, 2015 – Premier thanks retiring deputy minister for his many years of service.
eServices now available for anglers and campers
May 12, 2015 – Yukoners can now purchase angling licences and resident annual campground permits online.
Association of Yukon Communities marks 40th anniversary at annual general meeting
May 11, 2015 – Yukon government signs agreements with eight communities at AYC annual general meeting.
Yukon government accepts Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board’s recommendation on roadside bear hunting
May 8, 2015 – The roadside hunting of grizzly bears will continue while a management plan is developed.
Yukon youth entrepreneurial skills showcased in Whitehorse
May 8, 2015 – Conference provides youth with skills, inspiration and experience to get business ideas off the ground.
Ministers recognize Mining and Geology Week, pay tribute to industry pioneers
May 7, 2015 – Premier and ministers pay tribute to Yukon Mining and Geology Week.
Pilot project announced for summer EMS coverage in Haines Junction
May 7, 2015 – Haines Junction has been approved for a pilot project that will provide summer EMS coverage in the community this season.
Yukon businesses reap awards at 2015 Frozen Globe Awards gala in Iqaluit
May 7, 2015 – Deputy Premier Elaine Taylor is congratulating Yukon businesses for receiving bulk of awards at gala.
Yukon Mineral Exploration Program supports 62 projects
May 6, 2015 – Sixty-two projects receive funding to promote and enhance mineral prospecting and exploration.
Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver gets some Yukon financial support
May 6, 2015 – 30 Yukon families have found a home away from home since the opening of Ronald McDonald House in July 2014.
Mental wellness is focus of Mental Health Week
May 5, 2015 – Mental Health Week is the launch pad for a new campaign that focuses on mental well-being, and the concept of flourishing.
Medical sign language interpreters available to Yukoners in B.C. and Alberta
May 5, 2015 – Contracts provide medical sign language interpretation for hard of hearing citizens receiving services in B.C. and Alberta.
Yukon’s Visitor Information Centres open early for the summer season
May 5, 2015 – Yukon opens its Visitor Information Centres for the upcoming season.
Google Apps for Education introduced at Christ the King Elementary School
May 4, 2015 – Christ the King Elementary School is the first Yukon school to begin using Google Apps for Education.
Technology, activities and more at an Education trade show booth this weekend
May 1, 2015 – Yukon Education hosting interactive booth at trade show, focused on WorkFutures career planning and school programs.
Changes to the Income Tax Act mean savings for Yukon taxpayers
April 30, 2015 – Changes to the tax act will positively affect Yukoners’ pockets.
Yukon’s policing priorities set for 2015/16
April 30, 2015 – Minister of Justice Brad Cathers has communicated Yukon’s policing priorities for 2015/16 in a letter to the RCMP.
Week-long celebration of culture and hands-on learning at Mayo school
April 30, 2015 – J.V. Clark hosting culture week and mini-rural experiential model for students with Na-Cho Nyak Dun and Yukon College.
Second annual Yukon Robotics Challenge brings ’bots to life
April 30, 2015 – Approximately 90 students built Lego® Mindstorm robots for this year’s Yukon Robotics Challenge in Whitehorse.
Health Fair great opportunity to update immunizations prior to Kindergarten
April 28, 2015 – The health fair is an opportunity to have immunizations updated prior to Kindergarten, in a fun, fair-like atmosphere.
Government of Yukon supports Red Cross Nepal Region Earthquake Fund
April 27, 2015 – Yukon government donating $25,000 to support Red Cross efforts in Nepal.
Blended learning models expand to Ross River and Faro
April 27, 2015 – Ross River School and Del Van Gorder School in Faro introduce blended learning into classromms in 2015.
First circumpolar adaptation portal launched
April 27, 2015 – Circumpolar climate change information contained in new online portal.
Input wanted on proposed biomass energy strategy
April 27, 2015 – Proposed strategy to guide development of Yukon's biomass sector up for review.
Yukon government supports community development in Kluane region
April 24, 2015 – The long-term prosperity of Haines Junction and the Kluane region was explored in a recent two-day workshop.
Watson Lake to host Rural Experiential Model for Yukon students
April 24, 2015 – Spring Rural Experiential Model to take place April 27 – May 1 in Watson Lake.
Yukon government supporting projects that increase community capacity and knowledge
April 24, 2015 – Gardening and food security among projects supported by Community Development Fund.
Education Week celebrated across Yukon
April 24, 2015 – Yukon Education Week taking place April 27 – May 1 with many events and open houses.
The Yukon government finalizes solid waste agreement with Watson Lake
April 23, 2015 – Community Services minister signs an agreement to regionalize solid waste services in southeast Yukon.
The Yukon government and Alkan Air announce retrofit of medevac plane
April 23, 2015 – Yukoners assured safer medevac transport due to Alkan retrofit of an aircraft and YEMS procurement of new equipment.
New housing initiatives in Yukon
April 22, 2015 – Four new housing improvement initiatives have been developed with the remaining funds from the Northern Housing Trust.
Groups receive funding to enhance accessibility in their communities
April 21, 2015 – Four community groups sharing $64,000 in CDF funding.
Yukon government selects provider of vocational services for people with disabilities
April 21, 2015 – Challenge Disability Resource Group to provide labour market participant services for persons with disabilities.
Students participate in 24-hour fast to raise awareness of global development issues
April 20, 2015 – 85 students participated in an initiative that raised awareness about global development.
Plans for new Faro RCMP building move forward
April 20, 2015 – Plans to move ahead with the construction of a new RCMP detachment in Faro are on track. $3,576,000 has been alloted to the project.
Yukon schools to get new playground equipment
April 17, 2015 – Government is seeking contractors to install new playground equipment at eight Yukon schools.
Premier announces shuffle of deputy minister portfolios
April 16, 2015 – The premier announced the reassignment of four deputy ministers.
Government of Yukon files amended notice of appeal in the Peel land use planning case
April 16, 2015 – Government of Yukon files amended notice of appeal in the Peel watershed court case.
Yukon government seeks furniture suppliers for F.H. Collins Secondary School
April 16, 2015 – Government is seeking a supplier for furniture at the new F.H. Collins school.
Tobacco prevention resource created for Yukon youth
April 16, 2015 – Unique Yukon resource aimed at reducing youth tobacco use.
Consultation continues for off-road vehicle regulation on public land
April 16, 2015 – Yukon government is working with First Nations and the public to develop a made-in-Yukon policy.
More than 560 students compete at wrestling tournament
April 15, 2014 – Yukon student athletes compete in annual wrestling tournament at Canada Games Centre.
Pharmacy and Drug Act passed
April 15, 2015 – The Pharmacy and Drug Act will regulate the operations and licensing of community pharmacies and rural dispensaries.
Yukon joins the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System
April 15, 2015 – Yukon has joined the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System to provide greater protection for local investors.
New program helps improve energy efficiency within the commercial sector
April 15, 2015 – New commercial energy incentive makes energy-efficiency upgrades to larger buildings more accessible and affordable.
New French immersion Kindergarten class added at Selkirk Elementary School
April 14, 2015 – Addition of new class to help reduce waitlist for French immersion kindergarten.
Yukon government provides $2.7 million for Carcross/Tagish First Nation learning centre
April 14, 2015 – The centre will provide a space to support training, community meetings and heritage initiatives.
Yukon government funds new teaching positions for English language learners
April 14, 2015 – Seven new teaching positions will enhance the Department of Education’s support for English language learners.
New ambulances and fire trucks slated for Yukon in 2015/16
April 13, 2015 – The Yukon government has allocated a total of $920,000 in 2015/16, pending legislative approval, for new emergency response vehicles.
Premiers bring Northern perspective to Quebec climate change summit
April 13, 2015 – The three northern premiers jointly acknowledge the unique circumstances of Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Yukon communities honour missing and murdered Aboriginal women
April 10, 2015 – Yukon communities have created 39 moccasin tops to honour the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women.
Winning producer of Yukon Digital Storytelling Project announced
April 10, 2015 – Innovative and creative video chosen by professional jury.
Yukon government accepts all 21 recommendations of the Select Committee Regarding the Risks and Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing; announces position on shale gas development
April 9, 2015 – The Yukon government has issued a response to the Final Report of the Select Committee Regarding the Risks and Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing.
Yukon government tables new Pharmacy and Drug Act
April 9, 2015 – The Yukon government tabled the Pharmacy and Drug Act yesterday as the first step in modernizing pharmacy regulation in Yukon.
Yukon Recycling Club promotes waste diversion among youth
April 9, 2015 – Minister Currie Dixon presents grand prizes to the 2014/15 Yukon Recycling Club winners in Whitehorse schools.
Investment model analysis underway for Whitehorse to Juneau fibre optic link
April 8, 2015 – The Government of Yukon is working towards offering faster, more affordable and reliable telecommunications services.
Donation benefits Yukon patients in B.C.
April 8, 2015 – Yukon children have been benefitting from a home-like atmosphere at Easter Seals House since 1955.
Express Entry system will help Yukon employers better meet their labour needs
April 7, 2015 – A new, faster system is in place to process applications for skilled foreign workers to work and live in Yukon.
Yukon artists funded for tours in Canada and beyond
April 7, 2015 – Dawson City filmmaker is among the latest Touring Artist Fund recipients announced.
Yukon government budget about putting people to work
April 2, 2015 – Yukon government tables largest budget in the territory’s history.
Mayo student wins Vimy Pilgrimage Award
April 1, 2015 – A Grade 10 student from Mayo is heading to Vimy, France, to learn about Canada's First World War effort.
Government of Yukon and City of Whitehorse increase support for recycling
March 31, 2015 – Government of Yukon and City of Whitehorse work together on long-term solution for recycling in Yukon.
Yukon budget proposes significant tax relief for Yukoners
March 31, 2015 – 2015 budget will bring significant tax reductions and enhancements to the Yukon Child Tax Benefit.
Yukon’s solid waste facility operators gather in Whitehorse
March 31, 2015 – Yukon’s solid waste facility operators gathered in Whitehorse for two days to share, discuss and network.
New Salvation Army Centre of Hope to be built in Whitehorse
March 31, 2015 – Expansion of services and addition of space at new Salvation Army Centre of Hope will benefit vulnerable population.
Whitehorse hosts the 2015 Canadian Masters Curling Championships
March 27, 2015 – Canada’s top masters curlers have arrived in Whitehorse for the Canadian Masters Curling Championships.
Yukon delegation heading to International Summit on the Teaching Profession
March 27, 2015 – Yukon educators to attend International Summit on the Teaching Profession in Banff, Alberta, from March 29-30.
Yukon’s Emergency Response Centre to host new 9-1-1 call centre
March 27, 2015 – The Government of Yukon has allocated over $1 million in 2015/16, pending legislative approval, to lay the groundwork for expanding emergency 9-1-1 service to all Yukon communities.
Funding allocated for affordable rental housing in Carcross
March 26, 2015 – $235,226 from the Northern Housing Trust will flow to the Carcross/Tagish Management Corporation for the construction of two affordable housing projects.
Additional support for arts and community activities along the Whitehorse waterfront
March 26, 2015 – Additional funding announced for community and cultural programming along the Whitehorse waterfront.
New advocate will support Yukon women navigating legal system
March 26, 2015 – $281,000 in funding announced for provision of women’s legal advocate position and legal advocacy program enhancement.
Yukon government and Carcross/Tagish First Nation sign intergovernmental accord
March 26, 2015 – Through the accord, the two governments will work together on common priorities.
Six-unit affordable rental accommodation development planned for Carmacks
March 25, 2015 – A $1.16 million community housing project awarded from the Northern Housing Trust competition is in the early stages of development.
Yukon government partners with Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Carcross Tagish Management Corporation to create employment opportunities for Aboriginal youth
March 25, 2015 – By constructing tiny buildings, Aboriginal youth are building skills and gaining employment experience.
Interim Electrical Rebate program extended
March 23, 2015 – Rebate helps Yukoners manage their monthly electrical bills.
FireSmart projects help protect and prepare Yukon communities
March 23, 2015 – The Government of Yukon has committed a total of $850,000 to fund 27 organizations to complete 30 FireSmart projects.
Funding announced for fish and wildlife research and monitoring projects
March 23, 2015 – Yukon government has announced plans to fund more than 30 fish and wildlife projects in 2015/16.
Input wanted on proposed regulations for oil-fired appliances and carbon monoxide safety
March 20, 2015 – Yukoners invited to review proposed safety regulations for oil-fired appliances and carbon monoxide.
Dawson City Arts Society to receive funding increase
March 20, 2015 – Dawson City Arts Society receives funding boost.
New life for old facility expands services for individuals with mental health challenges
March 19, 2015 – Safety and security, along with appropriate supports, will benefit clients at new transitional living facility.
Yukon government announces improved access to camping opportunities
March 19, 2015 – Yukon government invests more than $500,000 on a new campground and an extended camping season.
Funding announced for contaminated sites cleanup
March 18, 2015 – Nine contaminated sites will be remediated to minimize risks to human health and the environment.
Departments of Environment and Community Services transfer programs
March 17, 2015 – Animal protection activities will be part of the Animal Health Program, allowing for shared expertise.
More than $130,000 in arts funding awarded to 12 Yukon groups
March 17, 2015 – Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in is among 12 recipients receiving arts funding for a diverse set of projects.
Yukon government to improve water information sharing and training opportunities
March 16, 2015 – Government of Yukon to invest more than $1 million to understanding and managing groundwater, improving access to safe drinking water and planning for water needs now and in the future.
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.
Yukon to host 2016 Arctic X Games
March 12, 2015 – Together with local partners, Yukon will host the 2016 Arctic X Games.
The Yukon government retains new legal counsel in the Peel land use planning case
March 12, 2015 – Analysis and discussion with newly retained legal counsel.
Yukon tourism mission strengthens ties in China
March 12, 2015 – Tourism industry delegates and the minister of Tourism and Culture return home after a successful mission to Asia.
Yukon delegates poised to benefit from first tourism mission to Japan
March 12, 2015 – Tourism industry delegates and minister of Tourism and Culture return home after great success in Japan.
New deputy minister in the Department of Education
March 12, 2015 – Premier Darrell Pasloski announced today that Judy Arnold will be the acting deputy minister of Education.
Whitehorse continuing care facility moves forward with RFQ release
March 11, 2015 – Request for qualifications issued yesterday for Whistle Bend continuing care facility.
Lotteries Yukon unveils commissioned art to commemorate its 40th anniversary
March 11, 2015 – Lotteries Yukon is commemorating its 40th anniversary with four commissioned works of art.
Construction of new detox centre to begin this spring
March 11, 2015 – New building, increased capacity will provide enhanced addictions services and supports to Yukon residents who need them.
Energy Mines and Resources statement on release of draft hydraulic fracturing documents
March 8, 2015 – Draft documents were inadvertently released.
More than 50 students compete at Destination Imagination Yukon
March 6, 2015 – More than 50 Yukon students participated in the third annual Destination Imagination Yukon tournament last weekend.
Advancing skin health and wound management skills in Yukon
March 6, 2015 – More than 80 healthcare professionals attended conference to advance care they provide to Yukon residents.
Yukon youth help tackle mental health stigmas
March 6, 2015 – Students surprised how much stigma surrounds mental health; want to address in schools.
Audit of Yukon Corrections addresses successes, opportunities for improvement
March 5, 2015 – Department of Justice and the Corrections branch appreciate receipt of Auditor General’s report.
Yukon Legislative Assembly to reconvene April 2
March 5, 2015 – The public is invited to attend the opening of the spring sitting of the Yukon Legislative Assembly.
Yukon Housing and Yukon Lung Association offering radon mitigation training
March 4, 2015 – The Yukon Lung Association has partnered with the YHC to sponsor a contractor’s workshop on radon mitigation.
Anaphylaxis Canada’s new online course available for Yukon educators
March 4, 2015 – New bilingual online resource now available to Yukon educators from Anaphylaxis Canada.
Roadside bear hunting recommendations released
March 2, 2015 – Recommendations concerning roadside bear hunting are now public, in advance of a formal response from the Yukon government.
Puppet show tours Yukon schools to help children learn about non-violence
March 2, 2015 – Yukon artists base educational puppet show on Only You Are You book.
Nine Yukon community-enhancing initiatives receive funding
February 27, 2015 – Nine Yukon groups will share more than $107,000 for community-enhancing initiatives.
Professional Development Fund to aid the efforts of two Whitehorse organizations
February 27, 2015 – Children and youth to benefit from training workshops funded through Professional Development Fund.
Ministers to attend annual mining convention in Toronto
February 27, 2015 – Ministers of Economic Development and Energy, Mines and Resources in Toronto to promote mineral sector.
Yukon government signs agreement with Kluane First Nation to conduct geophysical survey
February 27, 2015 – Airborne geophysical survey being conducted on a portion of the Kluane Ranges, near Burwash Landing.
Early results of medication reduction project a reason to celebrate
February 27, 2015 – Use of antipsychotics in residents with dementia reduced or discontinued as pilot project at Copper Ridge Place continues.
Yukon maintains top ten standing in mineral investment
Feb 26, 2015 – The Yukon government is working to maintain and improve top standing as a place for mineral exploration and mining.
Yukon delegation participates in National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
February 26, 2015 – Premier, First Nations chiefs, and others attend first national roundtable to address violence against aboriginal women.
Yukon government invites public input on Students Financial Assistance Act
February 26, 2015 – Yukoners will be consulted on the Students Financial Assistance Act as the Department of Education considers updates.
Yukon government purchases Oblate Centre in Whitehorse
February 25, 2015 – New life for an old building in downtown Whitehorse with purchase of Oblate Centre.
The Department of Education seeks provider of labour market services for persons with disabilities
February 25, 2015 – Department of Education issued an RFP for labour market participant services for persons with disabilities.
Arts Fund encourages public engagement in performing arts
February 24, 2015 – The latest intake of the Arts Fund is supporting performing arts events in Yukon.
Latest intake of Arts Fund supports festivals in Yukon
February 23, 2015 – Five festivals in Yukon are receiving support through the Arts Fund.
Yukon embarks on Asia tourism trade mission
February 23, 2015 – Yukon tourism industry delegates will join the minister of Tourism and Culture on a trade mission to Asia this month.
Commissioner’s office moving to new location
February 19, 2015 – The Commissioner's Office moves to the historic Taylor House next week.
Local groups receive funding to develop vibrant and strong communities
February 19, 2015 – The Government of Yukon awarded over $220,000 to seven community organizations for their initiatives for a better Yukon.
Four unique projects chosen for Yukon Historic Resources Funding
February 18, 2015 – Yukon Historic Resources Fund supports four new projects in preserving and promoting the territory's unique heritage.
Yukon outfitters well represented at Safari Club International
February 18, 2015 – Environment Minister Wade Istchenko joined Yukon outfitters at the Safari Club International Convention.
Yukon government increases investment in Yukon museums
February 17, 2015 – Tourism and Culture announces increased funding for Museums Unit clients.
Yukon government invites public response to draft Pharmacy and Drug Act
February 16, 2015 – The public is invited to provide their feedback from February 16 to March 6 on the draft pharmacy and drug act.
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.
A statement by Premier Pasloski on the 20th anniversary of four Yukon First Nation Final and Self-Government Agreements
February 13, 2015 – Premier Pasloski congratulates four Yukon First Nations on 20 years of self-government.
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.
Department of Education selects new student information system
February 11, 2015 – With the current student information system set to be discontinued in 2016, the Department of Education will adopt a web-based system.
Parents invited to information session to help keep children safe online
February 10, 2015 – Event for parents will provide the latest information and resources on how to keep children safe online.
The Know Your Numbers campaign is back for a third year
February 10, 2015 – Yukoners are encouraged to go to a FREE public blood pressure clinic to get their blood pressure checked.
Justice Wellness Centre helps Community Wellness Court earn favourable evaluation
February 9, 2015 – A recent evaluation of Yukon’s Community Wellness Court states that the therapeutic court is meeting its objectives.
Whitehorse kindergarten registration begins February 9
February 5, 2015 – Whitehorse kindergarten registration begins on February 9. Whitehorse Elementary introduces a lottery for available French immersion class spots.
Yukon culinary talent promoted in Vancouver
February 4, 2015 – Yukon culinary arts showcased in a Vancouver restaurant by Yukon chefs.
Premier profiles the North in the national capital
February 4, 2015 – Premier and ministers hold successful meetings on Ottawa.
Premier, minister in Toronto to meet with economists and business leaders
February 4, 2015 – Premier Pasloski opened the Toronto Stock Exchange this morning and will meet with key business and financial leaders today.
American Sign Language Interpreting Program extended for three years
February 03, 2015 – Following a successful two-year pilot project the ASL Interpreting Program has been extended for three years.
Yukoners attend Afghanistan Memorial Vigil in Yellowknife
February 3, 2015 – Deputy premier and Yukon delegation honour Armed Forces’ fallen at Afghanistan Memorial Vigil.
New Yukon television commercial hits the national stage
February 2, 2015 – Yukon will be seen on the small screen today as a brand new made-in-Yukon television commercial airs across the country.
Arts Fund supports professional development
January 30, 2015 – The Arts Fund is supporting a variety of professional development projects in Yukon.
Yukon government to meet with First Nations on mining initiatives
January 29, 2015 – Yukon premier will meet with First Nations to discuss several mining initiatives.
Yukon Days celebrated at Ottawa's Winterlude festival
January 29, 2015 – Yukoners are providing Ottawa with a taste of the territory at Yukon Days as part of the Winterlude festival.
Premier focuses on a stronger North at Ottawa meetings
January 29, 2015 – Premier discusses energy, infrastructure and jobs at Ottawa meetings.
Yukon government extends staking prohibition in the Ross River Area to 2017
January 28, 2015 – Staking prohibition extension gives the Yukon government and the Ross River Dena Council more time to consult on staking areas.
SCAN unit continues to support community safety
January 28, 2015 – The Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) unit is continuing to investigate community complaints and concerns.
Classes resuming for some Ross River students as early as today
January 28, 2015 – Students to resume classes in temporary facilities in Ross River.
Yukon gains additional resident medical specialist
January 28, 2015 – Women's health services augmented by third specialist physician.
Watson Lake Secondary School principal named one of Canada’s top principals in 2015
January 28, 2015 – Jean Maclean of Watson Lake Secondary School is named by The Learning Partnership as one of Canada's Outstanding Principals.
Advanced Artist Award supports more development of the performing arts in Yukon
January 27, 2015 – Performing artists in Yukon receive boost through the Advanced Artist Award.
Youth Investment Fund supports culture, community and education initiatives
January 27, 2015 – The Youth Investment Fund is providing $36,000 to communities for culture, community and education initiatives.
Government of Yukon provides incentives for mineral exploration
January 26, 2015 – Yukon government announces incentives for mineral exploration industry.
Premier and ministers showcase Yukon’s mining industry at Roundup
January 23, 2015 – Premier and ministers showcase Yukon’s commitment to mining industry.
Wholesale pricing announced for Yukon liquor licensees
January 22, 2015 – Premier Pasloski and Minister responsible for the Yukon Liquor Corporation Stacey Hassard announce a new advantage for the hospitality sector.
The Government of Yukon signs job training agreement with Association franco-yukonnaise
January 21, 2015 – A new, three-year funding agreement with AFY for employment and skills training has been signed.
Closure of Ross River School
January 18, 2015 – The Ross River School is closed indefinitely, pending repairs to the school.
Yukon Premier announces changes to Cabinet
January 16, 2015 – The changes include one new member of Cabinet, as well as a new Government House Leader, both from rural Yukon.
Yukon modernizes business legislation
January 15, 2015 – Completion of the Business Legislation Reform Project supports growth in Yukon’s economy with updated business laws.
Yukon students discover diversity and opportunity in Canada
January 15, 2015 – Support is available for 26 Yukon students to participate in an experiential, national youth forum in Ottawa.
Community Development Fund promotes active living and healthy communities
January 15, 2015 – The Government of Yukon awarded more than $159,000 to four community organizations for initiatives for a better Yukon.
First Nations receive funds from Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust
January 15, 2015 – The Government of Yukon has provided Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust funds to two Yukon First Nations.
Youth Investment Fund supports winter sport and recreation projects
January 15, 2015 – The Youth Investment Fund is providing almost $22,000 to communities for winter sport and recreation projects.
Yukon to participate in Emerging Leaders Program, Norway
January 14, 2015 – Yukon participant will join 29 other Canadians selected to participate in the Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leaders program.
Adult FASD diagnostic team to be established in Yukon
January 14, 2015 – New initiatives, including an adult diagnostic team, will support individuals with FASD and their families.
New Department of Environment building officially opened in Watson Lake
January 14, 2015 – Hunters, anglers and campers will enjoy the improved client service area in the new Watson Lake District Office.
Three community groups receive Crime Prevention & Victim Services funding
January 14, 2015 – The Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund has awarded $30,684 in funding to support community projects
Five youth programs receive Crime Prevention and Victim Services funding
January 14, 2015 – Five Whitehorse youth agencies awarded funds for crime prevention and victim support programs.
Oil Burner Mechanic Program at Yukon College receives funding
January 13, 2015 – Yukon government support for the Oil Burner Mechanic Program at Yukon College will ensure more certified oil burner mechanics in Yukon.
Four Yukon organizations receive funding for projects that support victims of crime
January 13, 2015 – The Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund awarded $55,860 to support four community organizations.
Water and Wastewater Operator Program at Yukon College receives support
January 13, 2015 – Yukon government investing $150,000 in the Water and Wastewater Operator Program at Yukon College.
The Yukon government extends support for older workers
January 12, 2015 – Targeted Initiative for Older Workers received renewed three-year funding for training program.
Community Development Fund awards more than $67,000 to strengthen Yukon
January 12, 2015 – Seventeen community organizations across Yukon will receive support to strengthen their work and innovate.
Ross River School closure
January 9, 2015 – Students were sent home today as a safety precaution and the school will remain closed Monday, January 12.
Students encouraged to apply for STEP summer jobs
January 9, 2015 – University students can apply now for summer jobs that provide valuable work experience
National Building Code will be adopted, equipped with Yukon standards
January 8, 2015 – New energy efficiency standards recommended for Yukon home construction