Government of Yukon

November 2010

Touring Artist Fund supports international collaboration
November 26, 2010 - Yukon artists descend on New Zealand as First Nation dancers explore warrior culture at a Māori arts festival, and a husband and wife team attends an international event promoting collaborative art.

Open call for submissions for Yukon Permanent Art Collection
November 25, 2010 - Permanent art collection call for submissions offers a unique opportunity for artists to have their work professionally photographed.

Delegation to attend UN climate change conference
November 25, 2010 - As part of its ongoing response to climate change in the territory, the Yukon government is joining a Canadian delegation at COP16.

Ceremony to honour a late Yukoner’s dedication to sport
November 24, 2010 - To celebrate the memory of Peter Milner, a dedication ceremony and plaque will be unveiled at the Yukon College Family Residence on Wednesday, November 24 at 2pm. The residence is a legacy from the 2007 Canada Winter Games.

2010 Leckie Award winners demonstrate environmental excellence in mining
November 23, 2010 - Awards ceremony celebrates environmental responsibility in Yukon mining practices.

Joint review of Wolf Conservation Management Plan begins
November 22, 2010 - The Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board and Environment Yukon will be reviewing the Wolf Conservation and Management Plan to find out what changes, if any, are needed to ensure the long term survival of wolf populations in Yukon.

Premier announces appointment of Tourism & Culture deputy minister
November 19, 2010 - Joy Waters is the new deputy minister of Tourism & Culture.

Geoscience Forum to showcase Yukon’s thriving minerals sector
November 19, 2010 - Yukon's geological discoveries and thriving mineral industry will be showcased at this local forum.

Preliminary identification established for recovered human remains
November 18, 2010 - Recovered human remains are identified as two First Nations males and a male of European descent.

Yukon byelection to be held December 13
November 12, 2010 - Byelection called for December 13.

Cultural Industries Training Fund reinstated
November 12, 2010 - Artists, musicians and people working in cultural industries will once again be able to apply for financial support under the Cultural Industries Training Fund.

Discovery of human remains leads to united response
November 10, 2010 - Joint community effort in Dawson City helped with the recovery of human remains and three wooden coffins found during construction work.

Outstanding contribution to agriculture recognized
November 8, 2010 - The 2010 Yukon Farmer of the Year was awarded to Alice Boland of Carmacks at this year's North of 60 Agriculture Banquet

Yukon to leverage strategic mining advantages at international forums
November 8, 2010 - Yukon goes to China to promote mining investment opportunities

First Nations Language Proficiency program celebrates its first graduates
November 3, 2010 - Seven Yukon educators are celebratingthe completion of their Yukon First Nation Language Proficiency Program, which enhances their ability to deliver First Nations language programming to Yukon schools.

Agriculture conference and banquet offers food for thought north of 60°
November 3, 2010 - Yukon farmers to hear experts and share ideas at this year’s North of 60° Agriculture Conference and Banquet.

Carcross infrastructure projects 2010 update
November 2, 2010 - The departments of Community Services and Tourism and Culture reported continued progress in 2010 in completing vital Carcross waterfront infrastructure projects worth more than $6.75 million.

Motor Vehicles begins issuing Yukon’s new secure driver’s licence and general ID card
November 1, 2010 - One year after deciding to move forward, the Yukon government is offering new secure photo ID to Yukoners when their driver's licence expires, and to people who want new government-issued identification as proof of age, identity or Yukon residency.