Government of Yukon

March 2014

Interim Electrical Rebate program extended
March 23, 2015 - Rebate helps Yukoners manage their monthly electrical bills.

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.