Porter Creek hosts Yukon Robotics Challenge
April 15, 2014 - The first Yukon Robotics Challenge will be held at Porter Creek Secondary School on Tuesday, April 15th.
Bubbles trilogy teaches children about personal space and keeping safe
April 14, 2014 - This fun resource helps children between two and five learn about personal space and bullying.
Carcross Local Area Plan approved by Yukon government
April 11, 2014 - Yukon government approves Carcross Local Area Plan.
Six Yukon organizations receive funding from Crime Prevention Victims Trust Fund
April 11, 2014 - Six community projects that help reduce crime & help victims will share $105,250 in funding from CPVTF.
Contract awarded for Yukon-Alaska economic corridor feasibility study
April 9, 2014 - Contract will study feasibility of developing electrical & telecommunications connections between YK and southeast AK.
Aquatic invasive species awareness campaign launched
April 8, 2014 - Anglers and boaters can help stop the spread and introduction of aquatic invaders.
Successful Health Care Innovation meeting for Yukon premier and health minister
April 8, 2014 - Yukon premier and health minister call recent meeting of the national Health Care Innovation Working group a success.
New soccer complex and track planned for Whitehorse
April 7, 2014 - The Yukon government is investing $250,000 towards an outdoor sport complex to be built in Whitehorse.
Cultural, artistic and educational projects get underway with Community Development Fund support
April 4, 2014 - Twenty community-driven projects support Yukon’s social, cultural and economic quality of life.
Swan Haven celebrates 20 years
April 4, 2014 - Swan Haven Interpretive Centre updated with new and interactive displays to mark its 20th anniversary.
Minister of Justice tables Fatal Accidents Act
April 3, 2014 - Amendments to the Fatal Accidents Act will allow Yukoners the right to sue for bereavement damages.
Government invests in Old Crow community and recreation centre
April 3, 2014 - The Government of Yukon is investing $2.7 million towards the construction of a new municipal complex in Old Crow.
Victim Services funds two crisis line research projects
April 3, 2014 - Victim Services providing funding to collect usage data from two crisis phone-lines in Yukon.
Three year funding agreement renewed for Yukon Arts Centre
April 2, 2014 - Three-year funding agreement supports Yukon Arts Centre to provide art programming, education and public participation.
Premier and minister represent Yukon at national health agenda meeting
April 2, 2014 - Yukon speaking out at national meeting to ensure changes relate well to smaller jurisdictions.
Yukon to reduce tax rate on small business
April 2, 2014 - Yukon's small business corporate tax rate to be reduced from four per cent to three per cent.
Yukon government to establish committee on building code amendments
April 1, 2014 - Yukon will establish committee; consult on energy efficiency requirements outside Whitehorse.
Rural land management and development services consolidated
April 1, 2014 - All rural land management services, outside of Whitehorse, are now centralized in one department – Energy, Mines and Resources.
School calendar options set for 2014 to 2016
April 1, 2014 - Education Minister Elaine Taylor has presented a three-year school calendar, with additional options for rural schools.
Yukon government putting modern environmental protection measures in place
March 31, 2014 - An updated Environment Act ushers in a modern legal framework to help protect human health and the environment in Yukon.
Mount Lorne property owners can now subdivide lots
March 31, 2014 - The Yukon government has allowed subdivision of lots in Mount Lorne.
Legal aid receives an additional $235,000 in 2013/14 funding
March 28, 2014 - Government of Yukon funding helps Yukon Legal Services Society meet 2013/2014 legal aid funding requirements.
Yukon government to amend Public Utilities Act
March 27, 2014 - The Yukon government has tabled amendments to the Public Utilities Act.
Whitehorse Correctional Centre hosting a spring information session
March 27, 2014 - WCC staff is hosting a meet & greet for public to learn about inmate programs & meet staff on March 28.
Yukon government announces funding for Riverdale community centre
March 27, 2014 - The Yukon government will provide funding to a local community centre for three years.
Yukoners to benefit from electrical rebate renewal
March 27, 2014 - Yukon government is extending the Interim Electrical Rebate until March 31, 2015.
Yukoners complete innovative facilitator training
March 26, 2014 - Victim Services & Alcohol and Drug Services partnered to provide Making Connections support-group facilitator training at no cost to 32 participants.
RCMP detachment in Faro to be replaced
March 26, 2014 - After evaluation of detachments in Yukon, it has been decided a new RCMP detachment will be built in Faro.
Government of Yukon and Ross River Dena Council plan next steps for local bridge
March 25, 2014 - Government of Yukon will issue a request for proposal (RFP) to stabilize the Ross River suspension bridge.
Government supports land-based healing with $1 million contribution
March 25, 2014 - The Yukon government is providing $1 million to the KDFN to support land-based healing at the Jackson Lake centre.
New fund celebrates Yukon’s cultural diversity
March 24, 2014 - New fund will support events that celebrate diversity and the culture of new Canadians.
Funding for Victim Services extended
March 21, 2014 - Victim Services Branch is receiving $500,000 in continued funding from the Victim Services Fund administered by Justice Canada.
Government invests in upgrades to seniors’ facilities and social housing
March 20, 2014 - Selected seniors’ and social housing facilities will be upgraded to enhance safety and indoor comfort.
Yukon government updating pharmacy legislation
March 19, 2014 - An advisory committee is being appointed as the first step in modernizing Yukon’s pharmacy legislation.
Planning begins for new government campground at Conrad
March 18, 2014 - A new government campground near Carcross will help meet the growing demand for recreational opportunities.
Snack Circus focuses on healthy food choices and simple recipe ideas
March 18, 2014 - Snack Circus – a great way to get families together to celebrate food.
Best of luck to Team Yukon at the 2014 Arctic Winter Games
March 17, 2014 - Team Yukon is now in Fairbanks for the 2014 Arctic Winter Games. Best of luck to all competing and performing!
Temporary home for MRI scanner to be built this year
March 17, 2014 - Temporary building will ensure services provided locally much sooner than anticipated.
Canada Water Week launches March 17
March 14, 2014 - Celebrate Canada Water Week at fun and educational events in the Whitehorse area.
Committees formed to develop a Housing Action Plan for Yukon
March 13, 2014 - Committee membership has been completed for Housing Action Plan.
Yukon premier advocates for Alaska Highway funding
March 11, 2014 - US federal government asked to recognize Shakwak highway in its funding as per mutual agreement.
Legislative assembly to reconvene Tuesday March 25
March 11, 2014 - Premier announces spring sitting date.
Arts Fund helps community organizations grow appreciation for the arts
March 10, 2014 - Government of Yukon Arts Fund supports community projects that celebrate art appreciation.
Ibex Valley Fire Department receives another new fire truck
March 7, 2014 - Ibex Valley Volunteer Fire Department's new $336,000 fire truck to help safeguard area residents.
UBC shares experiences on integration of health care services
March 7, 2014 - Local health care providers learn about integration of health care services from those who have gone before.
Clean up planned for contaminated sites in Old Crow
March 6, 2014 - Plans in development to clean up contaminated sites in Yukon.
Stories inspire positive emotions and strong communities
March 6, 2014 - Stories about community projects that support well-being are featured in the new publication, Stories that Inspire.
Yukon artists supported to present poetry and fashion to outside audiences
March 5, 2014 - Touring Artist Fund supports fashion designer to showcase original designs and writer to tour new poetry collection.
Yukon Housing Corporation sponsors contractors’ breakfast workshops
March 5, 2014 - Yukon Housing will once again be hosting its popular morning workshops for tradespeople, covering a variety of topics.
Premier and ministers attend industry conference with Yukon’s mineral sector
March 3, 2014 - Yukoner's mineral companies are being recognized and meeting with investors at PDAC.
The Yukon government promotes carbon monoxide safety
February 28, 2014 - You can smell some things, but you can't smell carbon monoxide - new website explains how to be safer.
Yukon government purchases two new ambulances
February 27, 2014 - Emergency medical services enhanced by ambulances outfitted to operate efficiently year-round.
New forest mapping agreement contributes to regional economic growth
February 27, 2014 - Haines Junction area forest vegetation inventory will be shared with other stakeholders.
Affordable housing RFQ attracts interest from private and non-profit sectors
February 26, 2014 - Nine proponents with projects in four communities advance to RFP phase.
Local renewable energy to supplement electrical generation in Yukon
February 25, 2014 - People with surplus renewable energy can be compensated for feeding power to the grid.
Yukon and Alaska moving forward on feasibility study for potential economic corridor
February 25, 2014 - Feasibility of developing electrical and telecommunication connections between Yukon and southeast Alaska to be assessed.
Leadership Education and Athletic Development launched at Porter Creek Secondary
February 20, 2014 - LEAD program will help students develop personal leadership, wellness and active living skills.
A statement by Premier Pasloski on the passing of Chris Pearson
February 20, 2014 - Yukon's first premier died February 14, 2014.
New high school in Whitehorse moving forward
February 19, 2014 - Contractor selected for F.H. Collins Secondary School replacement project.
Waterfront development plans moving forward in Southern Lakes
February 19, 2014 - Twenty one-acre waterfront cottage lots scheduled for August lottery.
Government of Yukon files Statement of Defence for the Peel Watershed Land Use Plan
February 18, 2014 - The Government of Yukon has filed its Statement of Defence.
Department accepts recommendations from Auditor General
February 18, 2014 - Minister of Health and Social Services accepts Auditor General's recommendations on the department’s Family and Children’s Services branch.
Know Your Numbers back by popular demand
February 13, 2014 - Public blood pressure clinics open February 14 to 27.
Yukon’s larger than life brand profiled at Canada Corroboree in Australia
February 13, 2014 - Yukon attends Canada Corroboree in Australia–the second largest overseas market for tourism.
Yukon and British Columbia sign partnership agreement
February 12, 2014 - Sharing, cooperating and collaborating will advance mutual goals.
Government and industry consider next steps for improving broadband
February 12, 2014 - Two-day forum in Whitehorse continues work towards a better-connected North.
Court of Appeal delivers decision long awaited by CSFY and Yukon Education
February 11, 2014 - Yukon Court of Appeal has rendered a decision.
Sixth annual governance conference supports strategic opportunities in Yukon
February 6, 2014 - Conference showcased First Nations governance success stories and sharing visions.
Yukon government targets Ottawa tourism market through Air North flights
February 6, 2014 - New service includes two flights a week from Whitehorse to Ottawa via Yellowknife.
Outfitters promote Yukon as world class hunting destination
February 6, 2014 - Yukon recognized as best-practice leader in outfitting management in North America.
Proposed amendments to the Fatal Accidents Act open for comment
February 6, 2014 - Public invited to provide input about the proposed amendments before March 1.
New albums and demos made possible through the Yukon Sound Recording Program
February 3, 2014 - Eleven Yukon musicians and groups receive financial assistance to record music.
Premier leading delegation to Ottawa to promote northern priorities and culture
January 30, 2014 - Yukon's interests and artistic talent highlighted at Ottawa's Winterlude festival.
Minister in Fairbanks to support Yukon Quest
January 30, 2014 - Yukon government promotes race to Alaska legislative members and business leaders.
Yukon government salutes award-winning geologists
January 30, 2014 - Yukon-based geologists win prestigious award.
Ensemble of artists will represent Yukon culture at Arctic Winter Games
January 29, 2014 - Six young performing artists join Team Yukon's cultural delegation.
Tourism statistics see new record set in 2013
January 28, 2014 - Border crossing statistics for 2013 show 345,510 visitors entered Yukon, a new record.
French language services pilot project goes live
January 28, 2014 - Yukon Francophones have access to new health services in French.
Yukon government increases funding to prospectors
January 27, 2014 - Funding increases by 40% to $1.4 million for 2014/15.
Advanced Artist Award supports artistic development
January 27, 2014 - Eleven professional artists will advance their practice in performing, visual or literary arts.
Yukon-Japan tourism marketplace promotes overseas visitation
January 27, 2014 - Japan is Yukon's fastest growing international market with aurora viewing being popular.
Premier and ministers to connect with mining industry at Roundup
January 24, 2014 - Mineral Exploration Roundup in Vancouver highlights exploration and geology in Yukon, B.C. and Alaska.
Yukon government launches bilingual health passport
January 24, 2014 - New tool will help francophone patients and anglophone health care providers communicate.
Government focuses on smoking prevention and cessation during non-smoking week
January 24, 2014 - Latest tools now available at Quitpath.ca to help Yukoners quit smoking.
Consolidated versions of Yukon laws now available online
January 23, 2014 - Yukoners can quickly access and view laws in up-to-date form.
Pan-territorial partners make broadband connectivity recommendations
January 23, 2014 - Report examines connectivity levels and recommends service standards based on user-group needs.
Yukon government to proceed with Atlin Lake campground
January 22, 2014 - New campground adds to recreation opportunities in the Southern Lakes region.
Expression of Interest received for Millhaven Bay development
January 22, 2014 - A tourism development project on Bennett Lake is being reviewed.
Government of Yukon approves land use plan for public lands in Peel Watershed region
January 21, 2014 - The plan balances environmental protection and economic opportunity.
Regulation changes will reduce elk seal fees
January 20, 2014 - 12 of the 13 regulation changes take effect April 1, 2014.
Exceptional public servants receive Premier’s Award of Excellence
January 17, 2014 - Premier's award honours Yukon government employee accomplishments, talent and teamwork.
Whistle Bend subdivision reaches milestone
January 16, 2014 - Infrastructure ownership of Phase One and Two transferred to City of Whitehorse.
Community projects create new opportunities to explore, learn and grow
January 14, 2014 - Funding helps 18 organizations move forward with community projects.
New recreation centre ready for Ross River residents to enjoy
January 14, 2014 - Youth and hockey players eager to enjoy the new facility.
Whitehorse temporarily out of flu vaccine
January 10, 2014 - Whitehorse flu clinics closed until further notice.
Yukon’s mineral sector highlighted at Invest Yukon Pavilion
January 10, 2014 - Yukon government and Yukon Mining Alliance partner to attract investors.
Government of Yukon authorizes natural gas power generation in Watson Lake
January 10, 2014 - A 25-year licence has been issued to the Yukon Electrical Company Limited.
Flu activity picking up in Yukon
January 6, 2014 - Sixteen confirmed cases of influenza since early December.
Seven projects will foster safe and compassionate communities
January 2, 2014 - Four communities benefit through funding from the Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund.
Management plan completed for Yukon amphibians
December 31, 2013 - Yukon's frogs and toads are important for both environmental and cultural reasons.
New Animal Health Act will help protect animal and human health
December 30, 2013 - Effective January 1, the act applies to live animals, carcasses and animal products.
Outstanding students and volunteers to be recognized at annual levee
December 27, 2013 - Commissioner to present volunteer and achievement awards as well as Governor General's Academic Medals
Mineral staking prohibition order extended for Ross River Area
December 23, 2013 - Interim mineral staking prohibition order in the Ross River Area is in effect from December 27.
Request for affordable housing proposals attracts interest
December 23, 2013 - Responses include 6 rural community project proposals and 16 from Whitehorse.
Yukon government amends mining acts and regulations
December 20, 2013 - Yukon government has amended its mining rules to comply with court direction.
Yukon Police Council releases first annual report
December 20, 2013 - Council has been listening to what Yukoners are saying about policing issues and priorities.
Yukon government seeking public input on employment standards
December 19, 2013 - Yukoners have until January 31, 2014 to provide feedback on potential changes.
An early Christmas present for the Whitehorse Food Bank
December 19, 2013 - One-time funding will help the food bank buy, then renovate and share its building.
Legislation will help protect personal health information
December 19, 2013 - Electronic health records standards will help improve health services and protect the privacy of Yukoners.
Health needs assessments for Watson Lake and Dawson City tabled
December 19, 2013 - Assessments support changing direction for Yukon's health care delivery system.
Premier welcomes the Ambassador of the Philippines
December 18, 2013 - His Excellency Leslie Gatan is the second Filipino ambassador to visit Yukon.
Changes coming for Yukon health insurance
December 16, 2013 - New regulations will clarify who is legally entitled to Yukon's health care services.
Yukon and Carcross/Tagish First Nation sign land development MOU
December 16, 2013 - Potential projects will mean jobs and business opportunities, and growth in local economy.
New legislation passed to improve child support payment process
December 13, 2013 - New recalculation service will benefit single parents and help ensure children receive appropriate support.
Yukon seeks input into proposed regulations including minimum rental standards
December 11, 2013 - Public input will help shape minimum rental standards under Residential Landlord and Tenancy Act.
Flu arrives early in Yukon
December 9, 2013 - Two confirmed influenza cases prompt Chief Medical Officer to encourage Yukoners to get their flushot.
Yukon premier to attend Mandela memorial
December 8, 2013 - Premier Darrell Pasloski joins Canadian delegation to memorial for former president Nelson Mandela.
New health facility opens to serve people of the Dawson City area
December 8, 2013 - New Dawson City Community Hospital and Health Services Facility will welcome patients soon.
New visual arts and craft strategy outlines opportunities for growth
December 6, 2013 - Strategic priorities will strengthen Yukon's arts sector and help grow the industry.
A statement from Premier Darrell Pasloski on the passing of Nelson Mandela
December 6, 2013 - Yukoners can express their thoughts and prayers by signing the book of condolences on the Government of Canada website.
Functional planning and improvements to the Whitehorse Corridor begins
December 6, 2013 - Project will provide a plan for the Alaska Highway that addresses immediate needs.
Volunteers recognized at 50th anniversary of RCMP Auxiliary Constable Program banquet
December 6, 2013 - Specially trained volunteers assist and support the RCMP in Yukon communities.
SCAN unit takes action against illegal activities in Whitehorse
December 6, 2013 - Tenants of downtown property evicted under the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act.
Car seat safety event draws a crowd
December 5, 2013 - Child Car Seat Safety program provides drivers with the tools and knowledge to help keep kids safe.
The 2013 Aboriginal Employees’ Award of Honour presented to three employees
November 29, 2013 - Award recognizes accomplishments of outstanding Aboriginal employees in the Yukon government.
Outstanding sport and recreation leaders to receive awards
November 28, 2013 - Yukoners honoured for their leadership and excellence in sport at Sport Yukon award celebration.
Yukoners recognized for working to keep communities safe
November 28, 2013 - Neighbours and colleagues nominated those who made an exemplary contribution to community safety.
Referred Care Clinic expansion good example of collaborative care
November 28, 2013 - Collaborative care about getting the right care at the right time.
Air travel to gateway cities pilot project will launch this winter
November 28, 2013 - Yukon government exploring potential cost-savings of procuring air travel online.
Old Crow winter road gets green light
November 27, 2013 - New housing units and other goods can be hauled to Old Crow when the winter road opens in February.
Community art projects supported through Arts Fund
November 26, 2013 - Yukoners of all ages benefit from funding for arts projects by 12 organizations.
Nominations invited for 2014 Excellence in Water Stewardship Award
November 26, 2013 - Recognizing outstanding achievement, innovative practice and leadership in water stewardship in Yukon.
New Community Energy Plan supports sustainable future for Town of Faro
November 26, 2013 - First of its kind Energy Plan helps Faro residents manage energy demands, uses and costs.
Housing Symposium involves key community stakeholders
November 26, 2013 - Symposium will provide direction for the development of a Housing Action Plan for Yukon.
Project referred to Yukon Utilities Board for public review
November 22, 2013 - YEC's Whitehorse Diesel-Natural Gas Conversion project designated a regulated project.
Twin Bears program celebrates 21 years in Yukon communities this holiday season
November 22, 2013 - Youth and seniors comforted throughout the year by toy teddy bears donated by Yukoners.
Commissioner launches the second annual youth showcase concert
November 22, 2013 - Young artists to be showcased and musicians to perform at the Old Fire Hall.
Yukon government commits to new hydroelectric energy
November 21, 2013 - Hydroelectric power will meet Yukon's future energy demand from a clean, affordable source.
Responsible mining practices recognized by Yukon government
November 19, 2013 - Winners of the Robert E. Leckie awards were announced at the 41st Annual Geoscience Forum banquet in Whitehorse.
Groups receive funding to help Yukon youth
November 19, 2013 - More than $60,000 going to 17 groups to provide a variety of activities and training for youth.
Access to justice for individuals with FASD a top priority at ministers’ meeting
November 18, 2013 - Federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for justice and public safety discussed unique issues facing the North.
Fund supports artists touring beyond Yukon borders
November 18, 2013 - Yukon artists present snow sculpture, portraits, metal arts, roots music and theatre to outside audiences.
Consolidated services for rural community land management and development
November 18, 2013 - Centralized land planning and land management will improve service delivery to Yukoners.
New deputy minister in the Department of Justice
November 18, 2013 - Thomas Ullyett will be the new DM of Justice.
Three Yukon finalists in the running for a 2013 Canadian Tourism Award
November 14, 2013 - The Tourism Industry Association of Canada rewards those people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond to offer travelers superior tourism experiences in Canada.
Special presenter in Whitehorse for Diabetes Awareness Month
November 14, 2013 - Family dynamics are a factor for diabetes management and control.
Yukon businesses, communities benefit from local oil and gas industry
November 13, 2013 - A report indicates 87 Yukon businesses profited from a single exploration project near Eagle Plains.
New land regulation streamlines rezoning applications for rural Yukoners
November 13, 2013 - Rural landowners will benefit with quicker decisions through streamlined rezoning application process.
Government of Yukon to support Red Cross efforts in the Philippines
November 12, 2013 - The Yukon government contributes $25,000 to help recovery efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
Corrections Act amendments will improve transparency
November 7, 2013 - Victims of Crime Emergency Fund will benefit from amendments to the Corrections Act.
Yukon government putting modern animal health measures in place
November 6, 2013 - New act reflects public input and supports existing farming practices.
Yukon tables insured health-care legislation
November 6, 2013 - Amendments will clarify requirements for maintaining Yukon health care coverage.
Yukon’s new health privacy and management legislation tabled
November 6, 2013 - New act will help protect Yukoners' personal health information.
Agricultural advocates named Yukon’s top farmers for 2013
November 6, 2013 - Wayne and Alison Grove, operators of the El Dorado Game Ranch, honoured for their advocacy and innovation.
Government legislation to improve child support payments process
November 5, 2013 - Recalculation service will save parents the time and cost of a court process.
Whitehorse Correctional Centre expands its First Nation programming
November 5, 2013 - More culturally-relevant programming at the correctional centre will help inmates rehabilitate.
New facility to serve adults with disabilities officially opens
November 5, 2013 - New location for Teegatha'Oh Zheh will provide new opportunities for clients and staff.
Legislative amendments address off-road vehicles in environmentally sensitive areas
November 5, 2013 - Future regulations will help protect land and habitats in sensitive and overused areas.
Minister of Justice tables Court and Regulatory Statutes Amendment Act
November 5, 2013 - Numerous acts are being improved and updated to ensure legislation operates efficiently for Yukoners.
Oil and gas exploration advanced in North Yukon
November 4, 2013 - Geoscience Exploration Licence allows Northern Cross to undertake a 3D seismic program to explore for oil and gas.
School seismic mitigation program announced
November 4, 2013 - Next steps include reducing potential risks during an earthquake, and working with students and school staff.
Government supports 10 Yukoners pursuing health related studies
November 4, 2013 - Health education bursaries have supported 89 students since 2006.
New emergency response centre in Whitehorse opens
November 4, 2013 - New centre at the top of Two Mile Hill will become Whitehorse's primary ambulance station and serve Whitehorse and nearby rural areas.
Archival exhibition highlights 3D photography in Yukon
November 1, 2013 - Historical 3D photographs can be viewed with contemporary 3D glasses in new exhibition.
Government of Yukon supports Yukon College planning initiatives
November 1, 2013 - Expanded land reserve for Yukon College will help its work towards meeting the needs of students, businesses and governments.
Government preparing to construct new school
October 31, 2013 - Public tender closes on December 12, 2013 for reconstruction of F.H. Collins Secondary School.
Public accounts reflect financial strength of Yukon
October 31, 2013 - Positive financial results mean Yukon government can continue to respond to emerging priorities.
Premier announces additional funding for Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining
October 30, 2013 - Diversity of courses will increase and graduate students will have a venue to engage in research related to mining in the North.
Yukon gets AA rating from global rating agency
October 29, 2013 - AA rating supports stable outlook for Yukon for fourth year running.
Micro-generation policy diversifies Yukon’s electrical energy supply
October 29, 2013 - Individuals with renewable electrical generation systems can financially benefit by selling their surplus electricity to Yukon's utilities.
Whitehorse waterfront project wins prestigious national award
October 25, 2013 - Canadian Urban Institute honours Whitehorse for Excellence in Project Development: Neighbourhood Scale
Paramedics honoured at 2013 Annual Emergency Medical Services skills competition
October 25, 2013 - Community paramedics competed for top honours during simulated emergency care scenarios last weekend.
Yukon government donates second Whistle Bend duplex lot to Habitat for Humanity
October 23, 2013 - Home ownership will become a reality for two more low-income families.
Government calls for affordable rental housing solutions
October 23, 2013 - Interested parties have until November 19 to submit their responses to Yukon Housing Corporation.
Arctic Council delegates gather for first ever senior officials’ meeting in Yukon
October 21, 2013 - Yukon welcomes Canada hosting first set of Arctic Council meetings in Whitehorse.
Government of Yukon named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers
October 21, 2013 - For the first time, the Government of Yukon makes the top 100 in the Globe & Mail's national competition.
Legislative assembly to reconvene October 31
October 17, 2013 - Premier announces fall sitting date.
Government of Yukon prepares new Condominium Act
October 16, 2013 - New act will clarify the roles of developers, condominium corporations and unit owners and help ensure condominiums are suitably financed and operated.
Yukon flu clinics now offer new inhaled vaccine
October 15, 2013 - FluMist, a nasal spray vaccine, is available to children and youth at Whitehorse flu clinics.
Yukon and Alaska fund feasibility study to assess potential for further cooperation
October 15, 2013 - Potential for electrical and telecommunications exchange between Yukon and Southeast Alaska will be examined.
Premier welcomes Canada’s North Summit delegates to Yukon
October 15, 2013 - Business, government, Aboriginal and community leaders will focus on Northern economic and social issues.
Yukon Girl Guides honoured during Women’s History Month
October 11, 2013 - New poster commemorating 100 years of Yukon Girl Guides released on International Day of the Girl.
New water monitoring stations enhance baseline data collection in North Yukon
October 10, 2013 - The Yukon government is making good on its commitment to better understand Yukon's surface and groundwater regimes.
Touring Artist Fund benefits artist and audience through a shared experience
October 10, 2013 - Yukon artists receive funding to tour national and international venues.
Watson Lake Sign Post Forest receives official Yukon Historic Site designation
October 10, 2013 - Since 1942, more than 75,000 signs from around the world have been added by tourists.
Learning Together program expands to three additional schools
October 9, 2013 - More children sharing activities and learning with their parents and caregivers.
Legal Aid funds increased by $200,000 this year to cover increased costs
October 8, 2013 - Eligible Yukoners benefit with more funds for legal proceedings.
Collaboration with provincial and territorial colleagues will strengthen quality of care
October 8, 2013 - Discussions help ensure citizens receive appropriate health care at the right time and in the right place.
Whitehorse waterfront project chosen as finalist for national award
October 4, 2013 - Successful partnerships and hard work recognized by the Canadian Urban Institute.
New Ice Age booklet added to Tourism and Culture publications
October 3, 2013 - Old Crow's ice age history becomes public.
Focus on Early Years gathering being held in Whitehorse
October 2, 2013 - Early childhood conference underway.
Mining royalties continue to provide benefits to Yukon
October 2, 2013 - Mining royalties coming from Bellekeno and Minto mines.
Community Development Fund helps communicate, educate and renovate
October 1, 2013 - Funding local and regional initiatives helps communities.
Arts Fund supports projects that enrich communities
October 1, 2013 - Music, theatre and visual art projects get funding.
New Works exhibition opening launches Yukon Culture Days
September 27, 2013 - Three-day event launches winter exhibit.
New experiential education model premieres for rural students
September 26, 2013 - Students get hands-on training in Dawson City.
Northern development ministers to gather in Whitehorse
September 26, 2013 - Sixty delegates and officials will come to Whitehorse in September 2014.
Ministers collaborate to help people affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
September 25, 2013 - International conference on FASD prevention provides opportunity for learning.
Yukon Economic Outlook forecasts tenth consecutive year of GDP growth
September 25, 2013 - Present economic climate and forecasts point to growth in 2014.
Skills training and labour market agreements focus of provincial-territorial meeting
September 24, 2013 - Minister at provincial and territorial labour market meeting in Toronto.
Yukon government authorizes Eagle Gold mine to start construction
September 23, 2013 - Victoria Gold Corp. can start construction on its Eagle Gold project.
Humane trapping rules put in place for lynx, ermine and otter
September 20, 2013 - Licensed trappers have until fall 2015 to make sure traps meet international humane standards.
Community Development Fund provides $1 million boost for Yukon community projects
September 19, 2013 - Community organizations receive funding for recreation, health and education projects.
Minister works with counterparts to support northern development
September 19, 2013 - Minister Currie Dixon travels to the Northern Development Ministers' Forum in Fort McMurray.
Expanded fee structure and new benefits for caregivers
September 16, 2013 - Yukoners who provide care in their homes for adults with intellectual or cognitive disabilities will benefit from a new assessment tool and expanded fee structure more accurately reflecting the levels of care they provide.
Sport pilot program launched at F.H. Collins Secondary School
September 12, 2013 - A sports program combining physical health and academic learning is piloted at F.H. Collins Secondary School.
Yukon welcomes new audiologist
September 9, 2013 - Hearing Services now has a full-time audiologist on staff.
Premier’s European mission wraps up with several key agreements
September 5, 2013 - Premier’s European mission ends with accord among Yukon government, Air North and Condor to bring more European travellers to Yukon.
New regulations will modernize Yukon business legislation
September 5, 2013 - Yukoners can provide feedback on business legislation regulations.
Yukon’s international health professionals receive more support
September 4, 2013 - Funds helps internationally educated health professionals with costs of joining Yukon’s health workforce.
This year’s research farm harvest serves a double purpose
September 3, 2013 - Research team donate Yukon-grown produce to Whitehorse Food Bank again this year.
Premier signs cooperative marketing agreements with European tourism partners
August 30, 2013 - Premier and European partners sign marketing agreements with UK and Germany tour operators.
SCAN takes action against illegal activity in downtown Whitehorse
August 29, 2013 - SCAN action makes downtown neighbours feel safe.
Healthy choice fundraising program growing
August 29, 2013 - Healthy choice food program will continue to be used in Yukon school fundraising drives.
Government of Yukon on track to exceed renewable energy targets
August 28, 2013 - Renewable energy generation targets set for Yukon exceeded seven years ahead of schedule.
New residential lots available in Whistle Bend
August 28, 2013 - More than 150 new lots will be available in Phase Two of the Whistle Bend subdivision.
Transitional haven now available for Yukon women
August 26, 2013 - A new 10-unit second stage housing project for women and children fleeing abuse opens in Whitehorse.
Touring Artist Fund supports artistic professional development
August 26, 2013 - The Touring Artist Fund supports Yukon artists with touring opportunities that extend their reach to new audiences.
Advanced Artist Award supports career development
August 26, 2013 - The Advanced Artist Award provides project assistance to Yukon artists working at an advanced level.
Premier’s European trade mission will advance tourism investments
August 23, 2013 - Premier Pasloski, Tourism and Culture Minister Mike Nixon and Yukon tourism industry reps. to travel to Germany and England in first ever premier-led tourism trade delegation from a Canadian province or territory.
A.J. Goddard shipwreck commemorated as a Yukon historic site
August 20, 2013 - Shipwrecked Klondike-era steamer commemorated as a historic site in Lake Laberge.
Amendments to the Corrections Act open for public comment
August 20, 2013 - The public is asked to provide comments on minor changes to the Corrections Act.
Outstanding Youth Achievement Awards program recognizes Yukon youth
August 13, 2013 - Five youth have been recognized, by the Commissioner and Premier, with the Outstanding Youth Achievement Award.
Yukon portion of Operation NANOOK 2013 a resounding success
August 12, 2013 - An exciting week of Operation NANOOK concludes as an overwhelming success.
Education initiatives and community events receive Community Development Fund support
August 12, 2013 - Seventeen Yukon community organizations awarded more than $176,000 through the Community Development Fund.
Amendments to Employment Standards Act proclaimed
August 8, 2013 - The Yukon government proclaimed the amendment to the Employment Standards Act today that will help parents caring for a critically ill child access new federal benefit programs that include unpaid leave of absence.
Yukon musicians head to the studio with help from the Yukon Sound Recording Program
August 8, 2013 - The Yukon Film & Sound Commission is providing funding to several local musicians for recording projects.
New mobile medical clinic unveiled during Operation NANOOK 2013
August 7, 2013 - New mini clinic will help provide extra support during medical emergencies.
Government of Yukon appoints Territorial Court judge
August 7, 2013 - The Yukon government has named a new Territorial Court judge.
Yukon government partners with First Nations for telecommunications link study
August 6, 2013 - Partnership studies feasibility of an alternate telecommunications link for Yukon.
Yukon government implements gas processing plant regulation
August 6, 2013 - Stringent regulation put in place for gas processing plants in Yukon.
Ministers assume new portfolios
August 5, 2013 - Premier Darrell Pasloski has redistributed several portfolios amongst his current ministers
Increased funding provided for Fireweed Community Market
August 2, 2013 - The Fireweed Community Market Society will receive $250,000 in a multi-year agreement from the Canada-Yukon Growing Forward 2 program to continue its work in promoting Yukon-grown food and products.
Yukon government implements study to determine the prevalence of FASD in corrections population
August 2, 2013 - The Yukon government is committing $643,000 towards a new study to determine the prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and other cognitive impairments among Yukon’s adult corrections population.
Public review of Environment Act updates launched
August 1, 2013 - The Government of Yukon is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the Environment Act.
Government of Yukon and Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation sign accord
August 1, 2013 - An Intergovernmental Accord has been renewed with priorities for North Yukon.
Location chosen for new F.H. Collins school
August 1, 2013 - The newly designed school will be built over the existing track and soccer field.
New health facility opened in Watson Lake
July 30, 2013 - The new Watson Lake health facility was officially opened this afternoon.
Government of Yukon and Kluane First Nation Sign Accord
July 30, 2013 - Kluane First Nation Chief Math’ieya Alatini and Government of Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski have signed an Intergovernmental Accord.
Team Yukon leaves for 2013 Canada Summer Games this week
July 30, 2013 - The Yukon government sent Team Yukon off to the 2013 Canada Summer Games in style with a pep rally held at the Yukon Beringia Centre last Friday evening. The team leaves August 1.
New mobile live fire training unit for Yukon firefighters
July 29, 2013 - Yukon’s new mobile live fire training unit will help firefighters across the territory be better prepared to help safeguard Yukoners and their properties.
Yukon to take prominent role in Council of the Federation
July 26, 2013 - Premier Darrell Pasloski wil co-chair a working group and the territories will take on the rotational role of CoF chair.
Yukon Temporary Foreign Worker Program to be launched as a one year pilot
July 24, 2013 - On August 1 the Government of Yukon will launch a one-year pilot of the Yukon Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
Crime prevention and victim services projects receive funding to create safe, compassionate communities
July 23, 2013 - The Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund is awarding a total of $237,021 and accepting proposals for the next funding cycle.
Youth to join Yukon delegation at international climate change event
July 23, 2013 - Having a youth ambassador be part of the Yukon government delegation to the UN Climate Change Conference this fall helps promote greater youth involvement in climate change actions and decisions.
Premier continues to work with counterparts to build a stronger Canada
July 23, 2013 - Premiers meet in Niagara-on-the-Lake on July 25 and 26 to make progress on issues affecting Canadians.
Yukon Employees’ Union and Yukon government ratify new collective agreement
July 22, 2013 - A new collective agreement is in place for the government’s largest employee group.
Oil burner mechanic journeyperson certification announced
July 19, 2013 - Oil Burning Mechanic Journeyperson certification and apprenticeship program will be offered through Yukon Education and Yukon College in anticipation of new industry regulations.
Governments and agencies to participate in Operation NANOOK 2013
July 19, 2013 - Yukon to participate in Operation NANOOK 2013 for the first time.
Yukon government installs the first veteran dedication sign
July 18, 2013 - The Yukon portion of the Alaska Highway was dedicated last fall to past, present and future war veterans.
Yukoners asked to provide feedback on insured health care options
July 16, 2013 - Yukoners are asked for their input on options for proposed changes to the Health Care Insurance Plan Act regulations
Child support payments process being reviewed
July 16, 2013 - The Government of Yukon would like the public to comment on a proposed service to recalculate child support payments when the income of a parent changes.
Am I the Solution? social marketing campaign continues
July 15, 2013 - Am I the Solution? anti-violence campaign will continue with new elements to be released this fall/winter.
Yukon working towards regional solutions to regional challenges
July 15, 2013 - The Pacific Northwest Economic Region Annual Summit in Anchorage, Alaska will include a Yukon hospitality event.
Government of Yukon and City of Whitehorse announce tourism partnership
July 15, 2013 - The Government of Yukon and the City of Whitehorse today announced their first formal collaboration on tourism marketing, promotion and visitor services with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
Yukon government invests in core infrastructure and safety needs for Yukoners
July 12, 2013 - The Yukon government is allocating $8.95 million to meet a number of emerging needs, including investments in infrastructure and safety enhancement.
Yukon’s research forest adds new forestry-themed playground
July 12, 2013 - Take part in a summer forest stroll, discover the new playground and hike the interpretive trails at Yukon's research forest.
Rescue and rehabilitation part of environmental stewardship
July 11, 2013 - This week’s timely rescue of two eaglets is a reminder of the role we each can play in maintaining the health and diversity of Yukon’s wilderness.
Government of Yukon signs landmark education agreement with Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in
July 11, 2013 - The 17.7 Education Agreement creates a partnership in developing education curricula and programs in the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Traditional Territory.
Watson Lake and Dawson City sign land development protocols with Yukon government
July 11, 2013 - Watson Lake and Dawson City can now plan long-term land development to meet their future needs.
New partnership will ease staff housing shortage in Dawson
July 9, 2013 - A new partnership will create 10 one-bedroom units for government staff in Dawson City.
Yukon chairs ministers responsible for local government meeting
July 9, 2013 - Yukon is hosting ministers from across Canada to discuss issues of importance to municipalities.
Construction contract for new seniors’ complex awarded
July 9, 2013 - Construction of the new Alexander Street seniors’ housing complex has been awarded to Narrow Gauge Construction of Whitehorse by the Highways and Public Works procurement services branch.
Ross River centre will soon be filled with recreation and family fun
July 5, 2013 - The recreation centre in Ross River is expected to be completed by the end of September.
Hootalinqua and Whitehorse areas to benefit from new fire truck
July 3, 2013 - The Hootalinqua volunteer fire department has received a new fire truck.
Commissioner’s Award presented to Hank Karr
July 2, 2013 - Musician Hank Karr has been presented with the Commissioner’s Award for Public Service.
Natural gas generators will save Yukoners money and reduce environmental impact
July 2, 2013 - The Yukon government has approved financial measures that will allow for the replacement of the aging diesel generators at the Whitehorse hydroelectric facility.
Yukon government plans to modernize permit regime under Environment Act
June 27, 2013 - Proposed changes to the permitting regime will make it easier to comply with regulations under the Environment Act that deal with solid waste, air emissions and more.
Government provides multi-year funding for the Yukon Wildlife Preserve
June 24, 2013 - A new five-year-long funding agreement with the Yukon Wildlife Preserve Operating Society will allow the preserve to focus its energies on providing a safe, secure and healthy natural environment for its wildlife collection.
Expansion of city transit pilot project
June 20, 2013 - The student transit pass program will run for the full 2013-14 school year and be open to more students.
Ross River suspension bridge to be repaired
June 19, 2013 - Repairs to the pedestrian bridge are scheduled for this summer.
Yukon government launches bidding process for two oil and gas areas in north Yukon
June 18, 2013 - Two areas for oil and gas rights are open for bidding.
Arts Fund supports community engagement in the arts
June 18, 2013 - Arts Fund supports community arts engagement.
Yukon supports national showcase for First Nation communities, businesses and artists
June 13, 2013 - The Government of Yukon is supporting an arts and culture event to coincide with the Assembly of First Nations 34th Annual General Assembly.
Yukoners reminded to take care when preparing summer meals
June 12, 2013 - Chief medical health officer advises Yukoners to keep food cool and cook properly to avoid foodborne illnesses this summer.
Three-year funding supports women’s organizations
June 12, 2013 - Yukon organizations supporting women’s equality will receive long-term funding.
More than $1.4 million in funding announced for Yukon sport and recreation
June 11, 2013 - Two new recipients are also being added to the Elite Athlete Program.
Commissioner presents commemorative pins
June 11, 2013 - New pins will be presented to acknowledge a commissioner’s time in office.
Yukon sports celebrated as Canada Games flag travels through Whitehorse to the 2013 Canada Summer Games
June 10, 2013 - With the 2013 Canada Summer Games set to begin August 2, the Games flag travels the nation on its way to Sherbrooke, Quebec.
Northern governments exploring new options for sports removed from 2016 Arctic Winter Games
June 7, 2013 - Northern sports ministers are working to ensure that the sports eliminated from the 2016 Arctic Winter Games will have an alternate venue.
New inductees recognized at Yukon Transportation Hall of Fame
June 5, 2013 - The Pioneer of the Year, Person of the Year and Order of Polaris awards for 2013 were presented at the Yukon Transportation Museum in Whitehorse.
Arts Operating Funds support arts and culture in Yukon communities
June 4, 2013 - Arts Operating Funds supports artistic activities throughout Yukon.
Registrar of Societies and Humane Society Yukon settle damages suit
June 3, 2013 - Humane Society Yukon to receive $61,359 in damages.
Government seeks feedback on changes to mining legislation
June 3, 2013 - Yukon government seeks feedback on changes to mining legislation.
Fund supports community museums development
May 31, 2013 - Yukon museums receive funding for projects ranging from exhibit development to building upgrades.
Community Services minister attends Federation of Canadian Municipalities meeting
May 30, 2013 - The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is the national voice for municipal collaboration, working with federal, provincial and territorial partners.
Rate increase for continuing care facilities
May 30, 2012 - Daily rates for continuing care residents still among lowest in Canada, even with rate increase.
A day to celebrate achievements in land claims
May 29, 2013 - First Nation, territorial and federal governments celebrate 20 years of achievements in land claims.
Tender call for Alexander Street housing project
May 29, 2013 - The tender call to replace the former Alexander Street seniors’ housing complex has been issued by Highways and Public Works.
Government of Yukon and Norcope reach settlement
May 29, 2013 - The contractual disputes between the Government of Yukon and Norcope Enterprises Ltd. have been settled out of court.
Yukon hosts Canadian museums conference
May 28, 2013 - Canadian Museums Association holds national conference in Yukon for the second time.
Yukon participates in national EMS week
May 28, 2013 - National EMS week occurs from May 26 to June 1, 2013.
New passenger bridge opens at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport
May 27, 2013 - New passenger bridge at the Erik Nielsen International Airport now open to accommodate the increase of passengers using the airport.
Cybertip campaign raised awareness in Yukon of online safety for children
May 23, 2013 - Over 2,000 Yukoners viewed the cybertip website during the Yukon government and Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s public awareness campaign.
Acquisitions to permanent art collection highlight Yukon’s artistic excellence
May 22, 2013 - New acquisitions to the Yukon Permanent Art Collection include exciting new work by established and emerging visual artists.
Yukon government and Dawson partner on a regional landfill
May 17, 2013 - Community Services minister and Dawson City mayor to sign partnership agreement during Gold Show weekend.
Nominations for the 2013 Community Safety Awards are now open
May 17, 2013 - Yukoners are encouraged to nominate anyone who contributes to making our communities a safer place.
New Economic Development deputy minister named
May 16, 2013 - Incumbent brings extensive experience in business development and management.
Travelyukon.com website delivers a new online experience
May 15, 2013 - Travelyukon.com website refresh simplifies user choices for online travel information.
New Yukon team fosters more effective response to domestic violence and sexualized assault
May 15, 2013 - The Yukon RCMP Specialized Response Unit (SRU), aimed at improving the response to domestic violence and sexualized assault, has been established and staffed.
Canada’s new leadership role in the Arctic Council will grow interest in the Canadian North
May 15, 2013 - Engaging with Canada and our territorial partners in further showcasing the North.
Yukon government passes legislation on movable soccer goals
May 14, 2013 - Legislation allows the Government of Yukon to work with user and stakeholder groups to develop regulations that will apply to movable soccer goals.
Territorial premiers drive Canadian future with northern vision
May 10, 2013 - Northern Premiers' Forum wraps up.
New legislation benefits Yukon’s aviation industry
May 10, 2013 - Local aviation companies will be on par with most jurisdictions in Canada and the international community as a result of the newly passed legislation.
Employment Standards Act amendments help parents of murdered, missing, or critically ill children
May 10, 2013 - Parents who need to take time from work to care for a critically ill child, or deal with the trauma of a murdered or missing child, will not have to worry about job loss with the passing of the most recent amendments to the Employment Standards Act.
Yukon highlights Emergency Preparedness Week
May 9, 2013 - Emergency preparedness is a shared responsibility and while governments at all levels are working hard to keep citizens and their properties safe; individuals have an important role to plan.
Premier leads tourism trade mission to Europe
May 9, 2013 - Premier Darrell Pasloski will lead a Yukon delegation on a trade mission to Europe later this year.
New secure phone system at Whitehorse Correctional Centre
May 8, 2013 - The Whitehorse Correctional Centre has installed a secure inmate telephone system that will increase safety and security at the correctional centre and for victims of crime.
Territorial premiers to meet in Whitehorse to advance northern priorities
May 8, 2013 - Premiers from Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut will meet in Whitehorse to discuss northern priorities.
Touring Artist Fund allows artists to grow new audience appreciation
May 7, 2013 - Yukon’s Touring Artist Fund supports professional artistic development.
New tourism data highlights strength of industry
May 7, 2013 - Opportunities for tourism businesses and operators identified in the initial key findings of the 2012 Yukon Visitor Tracking Program visitor exit survey.
Communities continue to score with CDF support
May 6, 2013 - Community recreation and education initiatives are receiving Tier III support from the Community Development Fund
Yukon is first jurisdiction in Canada to require carbon monoxide detectors in residences
May 3, 2013 - Yukon formally announces passing of leading edge legislation on carbon monoxide detectors.
Watson Lake water infrastructure overhaul progressing well
May 3, 2013 - The premier and Community Services minister visited the site of major infrastructure project in Watson Lake today to see its progress.
Our Towns, Our Future review sets new direction for solid waste management
May 3, 2013 - A joint Community Services and Association of Yukon Communities review of Yukon's solid waste management system has produced findings on ways to reduce costs, streamline operations and continue to protect the environment.
Yukon Medical Council resumes work
May 2, 2013 - The newly-appointed Yukon Medical Council is working with Yukon government to improve the functions of the arm’s-length body.
Five-year busing contracts awarded
May 2, 2013 - Watson Lake Bus Lines Co. Ltd. – also known as Takhini Transport – has been awarded five-year school busing contracts for urban and rural Yukon.
New rules in place to reduce risk of Chronic Wasting Disease in Yukon
May 2, 2013 - New rules will minimize the risk of Chronic Wasting Disease entering the territory and align with those already in place in Alaska, BC, and Alberta.
Community art projects reflect Yukon’s cultural diversity
May 2, 2013 - Arts fund supports diverse projects to encourage community arts development and engage audiences.
Legislative changes and carbon monoxide detector program to improve public safety
May 2, 2013 - Yukon is the first jurisdiction in Canada to require carbon monoxide detectors in all residences with either fuel burning appliances or attached garages.
Sport minister and Vuntut Gwitchin MLA to meet with AWG International Committee
May 1, 2013 - Sport Minister and Vuntut Gwitchin MLA will join ministers and political leaders from AWG permanent member jurisdictions to hear options for inclusion of sports at the 2016 Games.
Yukon government and First Nation leaders reach agreement on steps to enhance cooperation
May 1, 2013 - The Council of Yukon First Nations and the Government of Yukon are taking action to increase collaboration and strengthen their working relationship.
Funding supports First Nation interpretive training
April 30, 2013 - Yukon government supports three students to enroll in a First Nation interpretive training program which will lead to employment opportunities in the wilderness/heritage field.
Yukon government supports customer service training
April 30, 2013 - Welcome Yukon customer service workshops will benefit employees and Yukon businesses.
Tourism and Culture minister helps bring focus to Yukon artists in Ottawa
April 25, 2013 - Yukon performers welcome audiences to first day of Northern Scene
Yukoner wins prestigious national screenwriting award
April 24, 2013 - The Writers Guild of Canada has awarded a Yukon documentary filmmaker.
Yukon and Canada work to improve the rights of victims of crime
April 24, 2013 - The Minister of Justice provided input on a federal victims' bill of rights.
Growing Forward 2 agricultural program announced in Yukon
April 24, 2013 - New federal-provincial/territorial cost-shared programs designed to help position Canada as a world leader in agriculture and agri-food.
Yukon government joins call for national public inquiry
April 23, 2013 - Yukon to join provincial and territorial counterparts in calling for a national public inquiry by the federal government into missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.
Yukon Medical Council appointed
April 22, 2013 - The Yukon Medical Council (YMC) is set to resume its work.
Yukon Imagination Library to receive additional funding
April 19, 2013 - The Government of Yukon and the Rendezvous Rotary Club of Whitehorse are partnering to ensure the Yukon Imagination Library continues to reach young children throughout Yukon.
Yukon government provides unique opportunity for heritage and cultural workers
April 19, 2013 - Many Yukon cultural workers are attending a national museums conference thanks to special one-time funding.
Training workshop helps Yukon communities define their strengths
April 19, 2013 - Municipal and First Nation leaders participate in innovative training to help their communities excel.
Cannes Film Festival to screen Yukon short film
April 18, 2013 - One of the world's largest and most prestigious film festivals is screening a Yukon short film.
Bridges Café now open in the Main Administration Building
April 17, 2013 - Challenge-Disability Resource Group opened its doors to is newest endeavour
Yukon’s Northern Scene artists featured in kickoff event
April 16, 2013 - Yukoners invited to be part of Midday Café Northern Scene kickoff
WorkFutures website to assist Yukoners with career planning and job search
April 16, 2013 - A new website that provides detailed information about the top 100 in-demand careers in Yukon was launched today.
Housing corporation seeks interested parties to provide staff housing
April 15, 2013 - An expression of interest issued to identify interested parties in providing staff housing services in Dawson City.
Yukon First Nations social studies units to be required in schools
April 15, 2013 - Yukon First Nations social studies units will become part of the required curriculum for all Grade 5 classes beginning in the 2013/14 school year.
Yukon Education Week 2013 will celebrate ‘Every Student, Every Day’
April 12, 2013 - The importance of lifelong learning will be highlighted as the territory celebrates Education Week from April 15 to 19.
Modernized procurement process benefits business and government
April 12, 2013 - Doing business with the government now easier and better for everyone.
Yukoners recognized for discoveries of prehistoric bison fossils
April 12, 2013 - Two special Yukoners receive special acknowledgement for their prudent actions.
New information centre for tourists to open in Carcross
April 11, 2013 - Visitor to Carcross will enjoy a new visitor centre this summer
Generic drugs to cost less for Yukon residents
April 11 2013 - Cost reductions for six most commonly prescribed drugs estimated to save 20 per cent of country’s drug bill.
Amendments to Education Act passed to improve student success
April 10, 2013 - An Act to Amend the Education Act was approved in the Yukon Legislative Assembly today.
Sodium campaign uses Salty Talk to make its point
April 10, 2013 - Would you like a little soup with that salt?
Enhancing baseline data on forest resources and vegetation
April 10, 2013 - A two-year project to update the vegetation inventory in the south-central Yukon will commence shortly.
Grade 4 Yukon student publishes e-book based on experiences in Panama
April 9, 2013 - Grade 4 student Maible Matrishon has written, photographed and self-published an e-book based on her experiences living on an island near Bocas del Toro, Panama.
Government of Yukon Decision Document for Victoria Gold mine approved
April 8, 2013 - Victoria Gold approved to move forward and apply for quartz and water licence.
Adding capacity will assist with local area planning initiatives
April 8, 2013 - Land Planning Branch invests in local area planning and zoning.
Yukon-Canada bilateral agreement to fund Yukon sport programs
April 5, 2013 - Sport bilateral agreement aimed at increasing participation and access to sport.
Discussions to begin on possibility of French First Language school at site of new F.H. Collins
April 4, 2013 - French school would be connected to F.H. Collins core facilities
Yukon government releases feedback from Peel Watershed Land Use Plan consultation
April 4, 2013 - What We Heard summary describes comments received during the Peel Watershed consultation
Former premier to attend Klein’s service on behalf of Yukon government
April 4, 2013 - Yukon to be represented at Ralph Klein’s memorial service.
Proposed legislation to benefit Yukon’s aviation industry
March 28, 2013 - New legislation is part of a worldwide initiative for financing and mitigating risk.
Yukon to lead in carbon monoxide detector legislation
March 27, 2013 - New regulations to improve the safety of oil-fired appliances in Yukon.
Yukon tables legislation to assist parents of murdered, missing, or critically ill children
March 27, 2013 - Parents' jobs protected if their children are critically ill, missing, or murdered.
A new way forward for French language services
March 27, 2013 - Yukon Francophones will soon have access to enhanced services in their language.
Public review of proposed changes to Animal Health Act launched
March 26, 2013 - A public review of the Animal Health Act will help the government respond more effectively to health threats involving wild and domestic animals
Housing action plan to be developed for Yukon
March 26, 2013 - A new initiative to guide Yukon’s future direction for housing has been announced.
Yukon government to amend the Education Act
March 25, 2013 - The amendments will increase the number of hours in a school year and allow school council elections to occur prior to the beginning of the school year.
Yukon government tables legislation on movable soccer goals
March 25, 2013 - Today the Yukon government tabled legislation on the safe use of movable soccer goals.
Prevention of Violence Against Aboriginal Women Fund recipients announced
March 22, 2013 - Six new projects aimed at preventing violence against Aboriginal women are receiving funding.
Sound financial decisions help build a positive health care legacy
March 21, 2013 - The Yukon government plans to spend $27 million to reduce the Yukon Hospital Corporation's debt
Dawson Forest Resources Management Plan finalized
March 21, 2013 - Acceptance of the Dawson Forest Resources Management Plan marks a new era of sustainable forest management in the Dawson region.
Yukon Continuing Care division receives accreditation of the highest standard
March 20, 2013 - Yukon’s Continuing Care branch received accreditation of Exemplary Standing for continued dedication to residents and clients.
Moving forward on land use planning for the Peel Watershed region
March 20, 2013 - Yukon government compiling over 2,000 submissions received during the consultation on the Peel Watershed regional land use plan.
Government releases Draft Yukon Water Strategy for Public Review
March 20, 2013 - A public review will help ensure the final Yukon Water Strategy provides thoughtful and innovative guidance that responds to the values and concerns of Yukoners.
Yukon government funding to support Aboriginal women's priorities
March 20, 2013 - Aboriginal women in Yukon to receive funding to support equality and priorities
Yukon government to enhance prevention of wildlife-human conflict
March 20, 2013 - Enhanced and innovative measures will be put in place this year to help reduce wildlife-human conflicts, especially those involving bears.
What We Heard documents for land titles modernization now online
March 19, 2013 - The results of consultation on the Land Titles Modernization Project have now been posted online.
Justice employees receive Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals
March 19, 2013 - Department of Justice employees recognized for significant contributions to public safety.
Planning begins to replace the Sarah Steele Building
March 18, 2013 - New building will support improved addictions and mental health treatment programming
Yukon to celebrate Canada Water Week March 18 to 24
March 18, 2013 - Celebrate water and its role in your life through 30+ activities during Canada Water Week.
Yukon youth to benefit from $100,000 investment
March 15, 2013 - Youth programs will continue to receive funding from the Youth Investment Fund
McDonald Lodge to be replaced
March 14, 2013 - Dawson City's McDonald Lodge is scheduled for replacement.
New territorial campground planned for Atlin Lake
March 14, 2013 - A new territorial campground on Atlin Lake will meet the growing demand in the Southern Lakes region for quality camping and recreation opportunities.
Yukon Education and CanNor provide $1.8 million for a mobile trades trailer
March 14, 2013 - Mobile trades training lab will soon be in communities.
Mayo seniors’ housing complex moving ahead
March 12, 2013 - Planning has commenced for the new Mayo Seniors’ Housing facility
F.H. Collins proceeds with new design concept
March 11, 2013 - Government will pursue a new, campus-style design concept for the replacement of F.H. Collins Secondary School.
Yukon Policing priorities established for 2013/14
March 11, 2013 - Yukon's policing priorities for 2013/14 communicated to the RCMP.
Yukon government seeks feedback on draft of gas processing plant regulation
March 8, 2013 - Yukoners asked to provide feedback on regulations governing gas processing plants.
Community Development Fund helps organizations with broad range of projects
March 7, 2013 - Several community organizations are receiving assistance from Tier 1 of the Community Development Fund
Legislative assembly to reconvene March 21
March 7, 2013 - Premier announces spring sitting date.
Yukon Housing Corporation to help first-time buyers with down payments
March 5, 2013 - New lending program will help overcome down payment hurdle.
Fire Marshal receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
March 5, 2013 - Emergency responders recognized for safety and leadership efforts.
Ministerial statement on international medical graduates
March 4, 2013 - Health and Social Services minister hopes the Yukon Medical Council will support international medical graduates.
Tourism partnerships drive customer awareness at consumer shows
March 4, 2013 - Yukon tourism industry delegates attend consumer shows as part of the Destination Yukon marketing campaign.
Education minister sets options for the 2013/14 school calendar
February 28, 2013 - Two flexible school calendar options provided to balance local considerations with academic performance goals.
Tombstone Territorial Park Management Plan review launched
February 27, 2013 - A public review of how Tombstone Territorial Park is managed will inform future decisions about the park's activities.
Auditor General’s Report on the Yukon Hospital Corporation: a planning opportunity
February 27, 2013 - Report presents corporation and government with opportunity to work on comprehensive plan.
Teen Parent Centre students will receive drivers’ education training
February 26, 2013 - This spring students at the Teen Parent Centre will have access to a drivers' education program thatnks to collaborative funding by Yukon Education and local organizations.
Community infrastructure needs to be front and centre in Ottawa
February 26, 2013 - Community Services minister discussed the future of infrastructure funding with the federal minister of transportation, infrastructure and communities.
Yukon artists will make a Scene in nation’s capital
February 25, 2013 - Yukon artists will join their northern colleagues to make a scene in Ottawa this spring.
Yukon government requesting permission to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada
February 25, 2013 - Government seeking certainty regarding the free-entry system of staking mineral claims.
FireSmart projects help to safeguard Yukon communities
February 21, 2013 - $850,000 is being invested to help protect communities from wildfire.
Government of Yukon program promotes active living
February 19, 2013 - New funding will help Yukoners beat obesity.
Business skills development opportunity ‘music to the ears’ of Yukon’s industry
February 18, 2013 - Local music industry members will participate in the Canadian Music Week's 3 day Music Summit with assistance from the Yukon government.
Housing Outside the Box conference planned
February 15, 2013 - Conference will provide insights into innovative solutions for meeting housing needs in Canada’s North.
You’re Gonna Eat Here! contest winners will experience Yukon
February 15, 2013 - Two lucky Canadians will win a trip to Yukon to enjoy local cuisine and culture.
Yukon to be the first Canadian jurisdiction to mandate carbon monoxide detector use
February 14, 2013 - The Government of Yukon is set to table legislation this spring related to the use of oil-fired appliances in the territory.
Directorate being developed to support ICT sector and telecommunications infrastructure
February 14, 2013 - The Government of Yukon announces the creation of a Technology and Telecom Development Directorate.
February is Heart Health Month: Know Your Numbers
February 14, 2013 - Yukon government wants people to be heart healthy and know their blood pressure numbers
Premier works to strengthen Yukon’s relationship with Canada
February 12, 2013 - Premier Darrell Pasloski met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Ensuring Yukon is well-positioned to support a growing economy and resource industry was at the top of the agenda.
Premier to meet prime minister as international focus shifts North
February 8, 2013 - Premier Darrell Pasloski will meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper next week to discuss topics important to Yukon and Canada’s North.
Innovative affordable housing program continues for another five years
February 7, 2013 - Single-parent complex continues to get successful programs and services.
Government moves forward with physician recruitment strategy
February 7, 2013 - Yukon wants to learn about recruitment and retention from successful provinces.
First Nation governance and capacity conference connects governments
February 6, 2013 - Making Connections conference brings leaders together.
Celebrating Safer Internet Day with proactive steps to ensure safety of children
February 5, 2013 - The Yukon government and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection are taking steps to improve online safety for children.
Old Crow citizens recognized with Diamond Jubilee medals
February 4, 2013 - Commissioner Doug Phillips presented medals and a Commissioner's Award in Old Crow yesterday.
Yukon’s Highways and Public Works commits to bi-annual meeting with Alaska
February 4, 2013 - Yukon government will continue to work with Alaska on shared interests.
Premier continues to build Yukon–Alaska relations
January 30, 2013 - Premier Darrell Pasloski and Alaska Governor Sean Parnell discuss projects that could enhance Yukon’s long-term energy and telecommunications security.
Three Yukon geologists receive prospecting and mineral exploration award
January 30, 2013 - Three Yukon geologists are recognized for excellence in mineral prospecting at Vancouver event.
Yukon government gives mining exploration program a boost
January 29, 2013 - A popular government mineral exploration fund has been given a boost.
Yukon government authorizes two new mining operations
January 28, 2013 - Government authorizes new mining operations in historic silver district.
Yukon government seeks views on requested oil and gas rights in north Yukon
January 25, 2013 - The Yukon government is seeking views on two requested areas for oil and gas rights.
Outfitters promote Yukon as a destination
January 23, 2013 - Yukon government and outfitters partner to attract visitors.
Yukon introduces Tobacco-Free Tuesdays
January 22, 2013 - Quitting smoking for one day a month can earn Yukoners prizes and start them on the path to quitting for good.
Canadian Centre for Child Protection partnership to help protect Yukon children
January 19, 2013 - Yukon government and Canadian Centre for Child Protection work to educate about online abuse.
Yukoners can still protect themselves against the flu
January 14, 2013 - Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Brendan Hanley, says Yukoners still have time to protect themselves against this year’s flu virus.
Yukon’s Sound Recording Program benefitting new and veteran sound artists
January 14, 2013 - Eight Yukon recording artists are receiving a total of $22,000 to further their sound careers.
Health and Social Services deputy minister selected
January 11, 2013 - Patricia Meade has an extensive background in health management.
Fulda challenges Yukon winter
January 10, 2013 - Black and red Fulda colours travel Yukon highways.
Yukon promoting competitive advantages and mineral potential during Asian tour
January 9, 2013 - Economic Development goes to Asia to promote Yukon as a great place to invest.
Yukon and Alaska renew long-standing tourism marketing partnership
January 8, 2013 - Joint Yukon-Alaska Cooperative Marketing partnership promotes both jurisdictions.
Nominations now open for new excellence in water stewardship award
January 8, 2013 - Chance to honour Yukon leaders in water stewardship.
Yukon’s birth rate rising steadily
January 7, 2013 - The number of babies born in Yukon is on the rise; highest since the early 1990s.
Marketing fund recipients promote Yukon worldwide
January 7, 2013 - Both traditional and innovative tourism marketing methods get support from Yukon’s Tourism Cooperative Marketing Fund.
Advanced Artist Award supports individual artistic skills development
January 7, 2013 - Advanced Artist Award supports innovative developmental artistic pursuits.
Commissioner’s New Year’s Levee celebrates Yukoners
December 27, 2012 - Yukoners to receive awards and medals at the levee at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre.
Yukon/Canada partnership allows winter access to Kluane National Park and Reserve and Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site
December 21, 2012 - Cooperative arrangement allows for winter recreation and tourism opportunities.
Government to track how many Yukoners are without physicians
December 20, 2012 - New registry for doctorless patients will help inform government’s recruitment and retention initiatives.
Call for submissions offers unique opportunity for Yukon artists
December 20, 2012 - Call for submissions to Permanent Art Collection includes unique opportunity for Yukon artist to have their work photographed.
Temporary gymnasium planned for F.H. Collins during school construction
December 19, 2012 - F.H. Collins students will have a temporary gymnasium on-site beginning in fall 2013 if a successful bid on the project is awarded next month.
Premier addresses Yukon issues at finance ministers’ meeting
December 18, 2012 - Yukon’s premier discussed Yukon priorities with colleagues during a two-day meeting.
Arts funding supports artistic expression and community engagement
December 18, 2012 - Festivals, Francophone culture and young fiddlers are supported through Yukon arts funding.
Yukon performers and snow carvers to be showcased at Ottawa celebration
December 11, 2012 - Yukon dancers, MCs and comedians will entertain visitors at Ottawa’s Winterlude festival in February 2013.
Social inclusion and poverty reduction strategy released
December 10, 2012 - Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction strategy outlines how government will better support the most vulnerable.
Holiday season provides opportunity to support local economy
December 10, 2012 - The perfect gift this holiday season is created in Yukon.
Car seat safety draw winners get education funding boost
December 7, 2012 - Four children receive education grants for car safety.
25th anniversary of Yukon government support for historic properties
December 6, 2012 - Yukon government's Historic Properties Assistance marks its 25th anniversary this year.
Community Development Fund invests in the future, commemorates the past
December 4, 2012 - Several community organizations have been awarded Tier 1 and Tier 2 funding for projects under the Community Development Fund.
Funding enables Yukon artists to reach new international audiences
December 4, 2012 - Yukon visual artist, snow carvers and comics to tour internationally and reach new audiences.
Flu arrives early in Yukon
December 4, 2012 - Yukon seeing flu cases four months earlier than usual this year.
Silhouettes showcases anti-violence messages in public places
December 4, 2012 - Silhouettes being displayed in a number of public places as another means of provoking discussion and action in our daily lives to end violence against women.
Award celebrates outstanding Aboriginal employees in the Yukon government
December 3, 2012 - Roberta Sembsmoen and Helen Gartner are the 2012 recipients of the Yukon government's Aboriginal Employees Award of Honour.
Projects share Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund money
December 3, 2012 - The Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund is providing funding to six groups that are working towards making our communities safer and more compassionate places to live.
Yukoners honoured for sport and recreation achievements
November 30, 2012 - The annual awards of excellence and recognition for achievements in sport and community recreation leadership were presented at the 2012 Sport Yukon Annual Awards Night celebration in Whitehorse last night.
New Horizons summit to tackle literacy issues in Yukon
November 30, 2012 - Yukon literacy stakeholders will converge in Whitehorse next week with the aim of working together to build a strategy to strengthen literacy in Yukon during the New Horizons Education Summit: A Focus on Literacy.
Commissioner launches new youth artist program
November 28, 2012 - Young artists will be highlighted at commissioner’s events through the Youth Showcase program.
Yukon teachers have a new collective agreement with the Yukon government
November 28, 2012 - The Government of Yukon and the Yukon Teachers’ Association have ratified a new collective agreement.
Marketing partnership to target cruisetour visitors
November 26, 2012 - Cooperative marketing agreement between Holland America and Yukon government strengthens partnerships to increase cruisetour visitors to Yukon.
Yukon government releases a new publication on women and alcohol
November 22, 2012 - New publication focuses on how alcohol affects women differently than men.
Government supports Yukoners pursuing health related studies
November 21, 2012 - Students in medicine, nursing, physical therapy, speech language pathology and social work share in health related bursaries for 2012.
Premier attends forum to continue work to strengthen economy
November 21, 2012 - Premier meets counterparts to focus on global economy and trade.
2012 Leckie Award winners showcase excellence in mining and reclamation
November 20, 2012 - Three mining companies have been awarded for outstanding proactive and innovation in mining this year.
New pan-territorial Frozen Globe awards to honour northern businesses
November 19, 2012 - Yukon is supporting UpHere Business magazine as it launches its first-ever business awards, the Frozen Globes.
Teddy bear twins now available at Yukon liquor stores
November 14, 2012 - Teddy bear program assists children in hospitals, shelters, being transported by ambulance or receiving Christmas hampers.
Secondary school students to ride city transit in expanded pilot project
November 14, 2012 - Students will be given free transit passes from December to June.