Government of Yukon

June 2010

Construction and training project in Carcross receives funding
June 30, 2010 - An innovative training project will result in a new tourist facility for Carcross.

Cancer Care Navigator program to continue as partnership
June 30, 2010 - WGH, YG partnership ensures continuation of Cancer Care Navigator program for Yukoners with Cancer.

Leadership, education and wellness opportunities for Yukon Aboriginal women
June 30, 2010 - Yukon Aboriginal women to deliver projects to further equality

New green procurement practices support Climate Change Action Plan
June 29, 2010 - New policy helps government become more green.

Government of Yukon releases arbitration award
June 29, 2010 - Arbitrator's report determines salary increase for teachers, education assistants, remedial tutors and Aboriginal language instructors.

Licensed practical nurses expand health care services to Yukoners
June 28, 2010 - Licensed practical nurses in Yukon are now authorized to perform the full range of nursing tasks that are done elsewhere in Canada.

Yukon residents cautioned against harvesting shellfish in Juneau and Haines
June 25, 2010 - Three deaths attributed to this recent incident.

Industry supported through Yukon’s Sound Recording Program
June 25, 2010 - Yukon band, Home Sweet Home, and others are ready to promote their music with help from the Yukon government.

Permits and inspections required for major work on all Yukon heating systems
June 24, 2010 - Changes coming for installing, modifying or replacing components of fuel oil-fired heating systems including furnaces, fuel lines, chimneys and storage tanks.

Work begins for new Dawson City hospital and the health services facility
June 23, 2010 - Sod turning kicks off construction

Restaurant owners cautioned against fake inspections
June 21, 2010 - Yukon restaurant owners have reported phone calls from fake health inspectors.

FASD symposium planned for September
June 21, 2010 - Putting research into practice is the theme of an upcoming symposium on FASD.

Government announces bison management approach for 2010-11
June 21, 2010 - This year's bison hunt will feature an extended season area and a six-week-long winter break to give wildlife a break from noise and disturbance during the coldest time of the year.

Co-chairs welcome efforts by RCMP public complaints commission
June 17, 2010 - Police review advisory committee will work with the public complaints commission towards a goal of better policing in Yukon.

CYFN justice representative to co-chair police review
June 17, 2010 - Council of Yukon First Nations Justice Manager Simone Arnold has been named as the third co-chair of the ongoing Review of Yukon's Police Force.

Nominations for Premier’s Award of Excellence
June 17, 2010 - Nine individuals and nine teams who serve the Yukon public have been nominated for the Premier’s Award of Excellence due to their dedication, professionalism and achievements.

Touring Artist Fund supports literary, visual and performing arts
June 17, 2010 - Yukon artists are given an opportunity to showcase their literary, visual and performing art talents while travelling to other parts of Canada, Alaska, Europe and Russia.

Organizations undertake projects with Arts Fund support
June 16, 2010 - Upcoming arts projects include festivals, camps, performances, workshops and residencies.

Advanced Artist Award supports artistic development and exploration
June 15, 2010 - Writers, musicians, theatre artists and visual artists push the boundaries through artistic explorain, education and travel.

Yukon Public Service Week celebrations
June 15, 2010 - Events in five communities to celebrate Yukon Public Service Week.

Oil and gas rights awarded in Eagle Plain basin
June 11, 2010 - Northern Cross is the successful bidder for available oil and gas rights in Eagle Plain basin.

Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board chair to resign
June 11, 2010 - The chair of the Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board chair announced he will resign from his position.

Yukon government invests in arts organizations
June 10, 2010 - Operational funding for arts organizations promises another year of festivals, concerts and performances Yukon-wide.

A.J. Goddard receives historic designation
June 9, 2010 - Shipwrecked sternwheelers used during the Klondike Gold Rush designated a Yukon Historic Site.

Premier promotes Yukoners’ interests at national meetings
June 9, 2010 - Meetings with premiers and finance ministers bring benefits for Yukon

Global rating agency affirms Yukon’s fiscal strength
June 8, 2010 - Global rating agency affirms Yukon's fiscal strength

Sport and athlete funding supports Yukon organizations
June 8, 2010 - Yukon government has awarded $423,000 in Yukon Sport for Life and Eliite Athlete funding for 2010-11.

Yukon celebrates three tourism champions
June 8, 2010 - Three Yukoners are recognized for their enthusiasim and energy in promoting Yukon as a tourist destination.

Sport and recreation grants awarded
June 8, 2010 - Sporting groups receive $935,000 in grants and helps build vibrant communities.

Remediation work to begin at Faro Mine site
June 7, 2010 - Early remediation work will address potential environmental risks at the Faro Mine complex this summer.

New subsidy program to help Yukoners get jobs
June 4, 2010 - A new program has started to help find jobs for Yukoners who have been unemployed for a long time or who are having difficulties entering the workforce.

Yukon Transportation Hall of Fame recognizes new inductees
June 2, 2010 - Acknowledging contributions to Yukon's transportation industry.