Government of Yukon

News releases


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 and 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