Government of Yukon

May 2014

Yukon EMS profiled during Paramedic Services Week
May 28, 2014 - Paramedic Services Week provides a good opportunity to thank the Yukon EMS team for all they do.

Health effects from forest fire smoke
May 28, 2014 - HEALTH ADVISORY regarding smoke conditions in Yukon.

Yukon Forum focuses on designation of Class 1 areas
May 27, 2014 - The government of Yukon, the Council of Yukon First Nations and 10 First Nation leaders held a successful Yukon Forum today in Whitehorse.

New fire truck in Tagish improves response effectiveness in Southern Lakes region
May 26, 2014 - New fire truck in Tagish will improve response effectiveness in Southern Lakes region.

Governments sign Jackson Lake Healing Camp funding agreement
May 26, 2014 - A $1 million funding agreement to support trauma and addictions healing programs is signed at Jackson Lake.

Feedback wanted on draft Independent Power Production Policy
May 22, 2014 - YG is seeking feedback on this policy to enable utilities to purchase power from independent power producers.

Pelly barge to operate with limited schedule
May 16, 2014 - Service anticipated to begin on June 9, 2014 with two daily sailing times.

Funding announced for five violence prevention projects
May 16, 2014 - Five community projects delivered by and for Aboriginal women will work towards reducing violence in our communities.

Arts Operating Fund supports cultural groups and art projects
May 15, 2014 - Yukon government supports the arts through the Arts Operating Fund with financial assistance from Lotteries Yukon.

Ministerial statement on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
May 15, 2014 - Health and Social Services Minister Doug Graham has issued a statement on the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada in Yukon.

Premier and minister to attend Dawson City Gold Show
May 15, 1014 - Premier Pasloski and Minister Kent connect with the Dawson mining community this weekend at the 28th annual Gold Show.

Yukon RCMP receive training in Yukon First Nations history and culture
May 15, 2014 - Since Oct 2012, 49 RCMP members have taken FN history & culture course to fulfill Yukon policing priorities.

Yukon celebrates Journée de la francophonie yukonnaise
May 15, 2014 - A bright future for Yukon's French language services.

Government invests in climate change adaptation research
May 14, 2014 - The Yukon government is significantly expanding its role in climate change research with six new projects.

Yukon leads the country with the start of FASD prevalence study
May 14, 2014 - The University of British Columbia and the Department of Justice have begun an FASD prevalance study of individuals who are incarcerated or on probation in Yukon.

Next generation of inventors build robots with astronaut’s help
May 13, 2014 - The Technology & Telecommunications Development Directorate invites students to create robots during a community tour.

Forum brings groups together to discuss RCMP training and development
May 13, 2014 - NISJ will host the Yukon RCMP Draft Training and Development Framework Forum on May 14 during National Police Week

Film & Sound Commission support brings Yukoners’ stories to life
May 13, 2014 - New Yukon films are in development with Filmmakers Fund support.

Yukon Police Council and communities establish policing priorities
May 12, 2014 - During National Police Week, the minister of Justice highlights the roles of communities and the Yukon Police Council in establishing police priorities.

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in signs protocol with Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods unit
May 9, 2014 - Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and SCAN sign protocol to have SCAN respond and investigate complaints of illegal activity on TH land.

Yukon reduces tax rate to promote small business and investment
May 9, 2014 - Small business corporate tax rate reduced

Yukon commemorates veterans of Afghanistan mission
May 9, 2014 - Public events commemorating the National day of Honour will be held in Dawson City and Whitehorse.

Updated Environment Act will help protect human and environmental health
May 9, 2014 - An updated Environment Act is coming into effect. It provides for a modern framework to help protect the environment.

Hydroelectric power work plan released
May 8, 2014 - With the release of this new Work Plan, YG starts working toward a new hydroelectric power facility for Yukon.

Premier recognizes Mining and Geology Week
May 8, 2014 - Premier Pasloski paid tribute to Mining and Geology Week in the Yukon Legislature today.

Online tools showcase Yukon historic sites and visual art
May 8, 2014 - Online culture double bill showcases Yukon historic sites and visual art.

Deputy minister appointed to lead Yukon Development Corporation hydroelectric work
May 8, 2014 - A new deputy minister at the Energy, Mines and Resources department will lead hydro power development in Yukon.

Territorial education ministers meet to discuss northern education
May 7, 2014 - Territories working together to support education across the North.

Yukoners are encouraged to prepare for unanticipated emergencies
May 5, 2014 - Yukoners are encouraged to prepare 72-hour emergency kits during Emergency Preparedness Week.

Innovative environment encourages technology solutions for health care challenges
May 1, 2014 - High energy event to match technology with healthcare and brainstorm solutions to most pressing health care needs.