Government of Yukon

June 2011

Yukon museums receive support for capital projects
June 30, 2011 - 2011-12 Special Projects Capital Assistance program funding announced

Individual Learning Centre celebrates 150 graduates
June 29, 2011 - Flexible hours, part-time study, and opportunities to study at home are features of ILC that help students achieve graduation.

Premier assigns YDC / YEC minister
June 28, 2011 - Jim Kenyon named to new appointments.

Yukon Tourism Champion Award presented to Ranj Pillai
June 28, 2011 - Ranj Pillai is the 2011 recipient of the Yukon Tourism Champion Award.

Our Towns, Our Future Community Summit
June 27, 2011 - Meetings conclude with priority action items such as helping municipalities increase revenue and addressing energy costs.

Valleyview water reservoir expansion tender awarded
June 24, 2011 - Ketza Construction Corporation will expand the resevoir for $6.6 million.

Whistle Bend pump station tender awarded
June 24, 2011 - Graham Construction and Engineering of Delta, BC was recently awarded a contract to build a wastewater pump station in the Whistle Bend subdivision.

New driver’s handbook launched
June 23, 2011 - Which documents do you bring to apply for a Yukon driver's licence? What are the cellphone use rules for drivers? Yukon has just published a new Driver's Basic Handbook. New and experienced drivers can find out what's changed by visiting the Community Services website.

Premier attends first official intergovernmental event
June 22, 2011 - Premier brought Yukon interests to the table at the Western Premiers' Conference.

Projects share Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund money
June 20, 2011 - Crime Prevention and Victim Trust Fund money supports seven projects in six Yukon communities.

Premier’s Award of Excellence nominees announced at Whitehorse barbecue
June 17, 2011 - 2011 Premier’s Award of Excellence nominees announced by the premier at the Yukon Public Service event Whitehorse.

Premiers to meet in Yellowknife to discuss common issues
June 16, 2011 - Premier Pasloski will attend the annual Western Premiers' Conference.

Yukon Housing Corporation projects on track for federal funding program
June 15, 2011 - Minister announces Yukon Housing Corporation is on the right path for completing projects funded through Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

Community Services minister announces new search and rescue funding
June 15, 2011 - $492,000 in new federal funding will help improve Yukon's search and rescue capability.

Yukon Public Service Week celebrations
June 14, 2011 - YG employees are celebrating Yukon Public Service Week at various events this week.

Commissioner of Yukon presents Youth Recognition Award to Dawson class
June 13, 2011 - Dawson Grade 6 class is presented with an award for six years of fundraising and volunteering.

Yukon premier sworn in by commissioner
June 11, 2011 - Darrell Pasloski takes the helm of the Government of Yukon.

Emergency Help Cellphone project enters second phase
June 10, 2011 - Yukoners have donated more than 90 cellphones to Victim Services. The phones will be repurposed by Latitude Wireless and distributed to people at risk.

A welcoming environment for travellers at the Whitehorse Airport
June 9, 2011 - Ted Harrison's artwork Departure of Persephone grounds the new look at the Whitehorse airport with character and colour.

Yukon funds athlete development, coach and officials training and high performance sport
June 8, 2011 - Yukon government is providing $490,100 through three programs: Yukon Sport for Life, Elite Athlete Fund, and the High Performance Athlete, Coaches and Officials program. For details go to

Yukon Transportation Hall of Fame recognizes new inductees
June 8, 2011 - Awards presented to inductees and their families for significant contributions to Yukon's transportation industry.

Arena addition and increased health ambition projects receive CDF Tier 3 funding
June 3, 2011 - A total of $1.2 million has been awarded to eight recipients.

Selected works and new acquisitions from Yukon Permanent Art Collection on display
June 2, 2011 - A unique showcase of the Yukon Permanent Art Collection which feature a retrospective aspect combined with new acquisitions.