Government of Yukon

Joint news releases


2017 - Joint News Releases

Better water and wastewater infrastructure for Haines Junction residents
June 29, 2017 – The governments of Canada and Yukon have contributed funding to help improve water and wastewater infrastructure for Haines Junction residents.

Business Incentive Program will be applied to the City of Whitehorse’s municipal operations building
June 12, 2017 – Yukoners will benefit from the use of the Business Incentive Program for the City of Whitehorse's municipal operations building project.

Funding announced for Habitat for Humanity Yukon Project in Whitehorse
April 27, 2017 – This new funding will result in affordable housing construction by Habitat for Humanity Yukon.

Whitehorse receives support to help manage wastewater systems
April 26, 2017 – Funding from federal government will support three wastewater projects in Whitehorse.

Yukon and Canada invest to renew infrastructure at Yukon College
April 25, 2017 – The governments of Canada and Yukon are investing a combined $3.06 million to create a new Innovation Commons and upgrade existing power infrastructure at Yukon College.

Yukon fossil key to uncovering bison’s North American invasion
March 21, 2017 – DNA from bison fossil from Old Crow helps shed light on bison family tree.

Canada, Yukon and First Nations governments meet at the Intergovernmental Forum in Whitehorse
March 17, 2017 – Federal Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Yukon premier and First Nations met for an Intergovernmental Forum.

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and Yukon government reach agreement on exploration notification
March 15, 2017 – Yukon government agrees it has a duty to notify regarding mineral exploration activities.

Government of Canada, Yukon First Nations and Government of Yukon to gather for the Intergovernmental Forum
March 7, 2017 – The Intergovernmental Forum will take place Thursday, March 16, 2017.

Territorial premiers meet to discuss northern policy
January 27, 2017 – The territorial premiers met this week to discuss shared priorities.

Governments of Canada and Yukon invest in the Ross River suspension bridge
January 10, 2017 – Phase 2 repairs to the Ross River suspension bridge will begin soon. Local residents and visitors to the area will once again be able to safely cross the Pelly River.


2016 Joint News Releases

First annual report of the Minto Socio-economic Monitoring Program released
November 18, 2016 – The 2014 annual report for the Minto Socio-Economic monitoring program has been released.

Governments of Canada and Yukon announce funding for Carcross/Tagish First Nation learning centre
September 23, 2016 – The centre will be a gathering place and will provide some community services.

Construction underway for two Yukon infrastructure projects thanks to government funding
September 16, 2016 – These projects represent important investments in municipal infrastructure.

Funding announced for new, affordable housing in downtown Dawson
September 9, 2016 – The new development will be a two-storey building that will include six one-bedroom units and two two-bedroom units.

MacBride Museum receives $6 million to construct new building in downtown Whitehorse
August 30, 2016 – The Government of Canada and the Government of Yukon have provided matching funding toward the Museum’s expansion project.

New regulation regarding admissions to French First Language schools passed
August 30, 2016 – Regulation allows delegated authority for admissions and recognizes Minister’s authority to evaluate admissions process.

Government of Canada delivers more than $7.8 million to Yukon for community infrastructure projects
August 30, 2016 – This is the first of two installments this year under the federal Gas Tax Fund.

Funding announced for repairs to Kaushee's Place
August 12, 2016 – The Yukon Housing Corporation provides capital maintenance funding for building improvements to enhance safety and comfort.

Seventeen infrastructure projects in Yukon get joint government funding
July 26, 2016 – Residents in communities across Yukon will soon benefit from newly approved infrastructure investments.

Capital Markets Regulatory Authority initial board of directors and new implementation timelines announced
July 22, 2016 – The ministers responsible for capital markets regulation in several Canadian jurisdictions and the minister of finance of Canada have chosen the Authority's board of directors and announced timelines.

Social Infrastructure Spending Strengthens Communities and Grows the Yukon Economy
July 14, 2016 – Current federal funding for the Investment in Affordable Housing initiative will be doubled.

Canada-Yukon infrastructure agreement signed for funding under new federal programs
June 22, 2016 – Government of Yukon first jurisdiction in the country to fully commit funding under two important infrastructure funding programs.

Watson Lake students complete trades exploration pilot
June 9, 2016 – Students are graduating with hands-on experience in several different trades thanks to the Skills Exploration program.

Government of Yukon to bring unprecedented internet speeds to Carmacks, Teslin and Watson Lake schools, health centres and communities
June 7, 2016 – Pilot project launched to increase internet speeds in Carmacks, Teslin and Watson Lake.

Kwanlin Dün First Nation to receive funding for community safety program
May 27, 2016 – The Government of Yukon is providing over $1.4 million in funding over three years for a Kwanlin Dün First Nation community safety project.

Government of Yukon and Yukon Francophone School Board make request to continue negotiations
May 16, 2016 – Negotiations of joint settlement committees to be extended until early July.

Agreement signed between Yukon government, Yukon College and University of Alberta
May 11, 2016 – The agreement will foster educational and research exchange opportunities.

New proposed location for Francophone high school
May 10, 2016 – Parties agree on a more viable location for a new Francophone High School.

Western premiers focus on jobs and communities
May 6, 2016 – Premiers conclude meeting in Vancouver, B.C., and highlight areas of common interest.

Western premiers support joint action on wildland fires, floods and drought
May 5, 2016 – Premiers discussed the importance of governments working cooperatively to better prepare for and respond to weather-related emergencies and natural disasters.

Western premiers express support for the people of Fort McMurray
May 5, 2016 – The courage and dedication of local citizens and emergency responders was praised by the premiers.

New comprehensive report outlines geothermal heat and power potential in Yukon
May 4, 2016 – Newly published favourability maps show Yukon’s potential for generating heat and power using geothermal energy.

Territorial premiers announce key outcomes from Northern Premiers’ Forum
April 29, 2016 – The premiers committed to working together to strengthen engagement with the federal government to ensure long-term, stable and predictable federal funding.

Yukon Housing Corporation introduces improved financial lending
April 29, 2016 – New lending programs announced to help Yukoners buy, build and fix their homes.

Northern premiers to meet to discuss pan-territorial priorities
April 22, 2016 – Yukon hosts premiers from Nunavut and the Northwest Territories for annual Northern Premiers' Forum.

Kluane First Nation and Yukon government develop Dutch Harbour recreational lots
April 18, 2016 – A public lottery is expected to be held summer 2016.

Da Daghay Development Corporation unveils design for River Bend housing development
April 12, 2016 – River Bend will provide affordable housing options for Ta’an Kwäch’än citizens and Yukon Housing Corporation clients.

Yukon government and First Nations hold Yukon Forum
April 8, 2016 – The government-to-government meeting provides an opportunity to discuss shared priorities.

Government of Yukon and Champagne and Aishihik First Nations begin work on new timber supply analysis for CAFN Traditional Territory
April 4, 2016 – Timber supply analysis will lead to new annual allowable cut decision.

Yukon and Quebec jointly support the development of French
March 31, 2016 – The Government of Yukon and Quebec are committed to supporting the French language and culture.

French Language Services Directorate and Yukon Hospital Corporation sign a memorandum of understanding
March 22, 2016 – Agreement signed to enhance French language services at Whitehorse General Hospital.

Governments of Canada and Yukon announce joint-funding for infrastructure projects
March 18, 2016 – The funding will support key initiatives including upgrades to waste water and drinking water facilites and road improvements.

First biomass heating project to use waste wood in the North
March 14, 2016 – This biomass heating project is the first of its kind North of 60.

Communiqué–Outcomes and priorities for action to address violence against Indigenous women and girls
February 26, 2016 – Canadian leaders committed to coordinated action to prevent violence.

Yukon delegation takes part in second National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
February 24, 2016 – A Yukon delegation is attending the second National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Land approved for City of Whitehorse building consolidation project
February 5, 2016 – The arrangement will assist the City with a long-term lease.

Yukon government and Kaska Nation sign milestone agreements to advance reconciliation and resource development discussions
January 25, 2016 – Yukon government and Kaska sign agreements on reconciliation and resource development.

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