Government of Yukon

May 2010

Yukon community statistics now available at the click of a mouse
May 31, 2010 - A new website,, provides valuable social and economic statistics for Yukon communities.

Early learning project prepares children for kindergarten
May 25, 2010 - Young students are preparing for kindergarten in a new program in which the children and their caregivers attend classes together at Selkirk Elementary School.

Permit hunt application forms available for 2010-11 season
May 25, 2010 - Applications are now available for the annual permit hunt lottery for moose, caribou, sheep, goat, deer or elk.

Yukon’s Business Corporations Act to be revamped
May 21, 2010 - Consultation is underway on the Yukon Business Corporations Act to ensure Yukon has a modern, healthy, and competitive business climate.

Review of Yukon’s police force underway
May 19, 2010 - The review of Yukon's police force has officially started and the advisory committee has been appointed.

Team Yukon heads to Waterloo, Ontario, for National Skills Competition
May 18, 2010 - A team of 23 Yukon youth are competing for the chance to be the best in their field and to qualify for the 2011 world chapionships.

New First Nation Governance and Public Administration classes begin
May 18, 2010 - Classes started in a new accredidated certificate course at Yukon College. It's the first of its kind in the North and is now open to all Yukon First Nations.

Premiers meet to discuss pan-territorial priorities
May 14, 2010 - Working together to enhance the North.

French language Women’s Directorate website now online
May 14, 2010 - Francophones can access information about services and programs for women.

Takhini Elementary and single gender classes move beyond pilot project
May 13, 2010 - School to implement unique program to foster positive change.

Minister names two co-chairs for a task force on acutely intoxicated persons at risk
May 13, 2010 - Former chief and retired physician look for creative solutions to help people struggling with alcoholic dependencies.

Good Energy program promotes cost cutting energy products
May 12, 2010 - Strategizing for energy efficiencies

Recycling Club celebrates 15 years
May 12, 2010 - Club members know it pays to recycle thanks to the great prizes to be won while keeping Yukon communities litter free.

Social inclusion strategy survey
May 12, 2010 - One thousand will be surveyed to help build a better Yukon.

Royalty regulation supports direct investment in Yukon communities
May 11, 2010 - Changes provide greater certainty to the mining sector.

Yukon youth highlighted during Mining and Geology Week
May 10, 2010 - A chance to learn about minerals and mining

Community clubs, culture and recreation groups receive development funds
May 7, 2010 - Whitehorse waterfront receives planning dollars from Community Development Fund.

Northern Strategy Trust helps Kwanlin Dün First Nation develop healing camp
May 7, 2010 - Traditional and modern healing techniques will help with addiction treatment

Young workers need more than a job to start work
May 6, 2010 - Open house and book launch for youth and parents.