Government of Yukon

October 2014

Women’s History Month poster honours women with disabilities
October 31, 2014 - Each year in October the Women's Directorate honours the achievements and contributions of women and girls.

Public Interest Disclosure of Wrongdoing bill tabled
October 30, 2014 - Bill provides a framework for employees of Yukon public entities to disclose wrongdoings and complaints of reprisal.

Yukoners recognized for their contributions to community safety
October 29, 2014 - Minister of Justice presents eight Yukoners with Community Safety Awards.

Yukon doubles popular Yukon Child Fitness Tax Credit
October 29, 2014 - Government of Yukon to double Yukon Child Fitness Tax Credit.

Yukon government allocates $3 million to Salvation Army housing project
October 29, 2014 - $3 million from the Northern Housing Trust funding is being allocated towards the Salvation Army project.

New amendments to the Motor Vehicles Act clarify regulations for off-road vehicle use
October 28, 2014 - New provisions to the Motor Vehicles Act clarify use of off-road vehicles, important to Yukoner outdoor lifestyle.

Yukon tables legislation to expand the Rural Domestic Water Well Program within municipalities
October 28, 2014 - Amendments enable expansion of Rural Domestic Water Well Program to participating municipalities.

Learning Together pre-school program expanded
October 28, 2014 - A new Learning Together program has opened at the Dusk'a Head Start Learning Centre.

Planning begins on Education reserve master plan
October 27, 2014 - The Education Reserve 850103 Planning Committee is exploring options for government-owned facilities and lands.

Competition tests the skills of community emergency medical responders
October 27, 2014 - Community emergency medical responders hone skills at 2014 Emergency Medical Services competition.

Government of Yukon to support Red Cross West Africa Ebola Fund
October 27, 2014 - The Government of Yukon is making a $25,000 donation to the Red Cross West Africa Ebola Fund.

Yukon Now marketing program unveiled at tourism open house
October 24, 2014 - Destination Yukon to be highlighted like never before with new tourism marketing program.

Review of the Pioneer Utility Grant Act and regulation
October 23, 2014 - Health and Social Services is looking to improve the Pioneer Utilities Grant.

Strong Yukon delegation attends fourth National Aboriginal Women’s Summit in Nova Scotia
October 23, 2014 - Minister led Yukon delegation to fourth National Aboriginal Women's Summit in Membertou.

Justice minister represents Yukon in national meetings on justice and public safety
October 23, 2014 - Justice minister returns from productive meeting on justice and public safety issues.

New fire truck aids fire response in Klondike region
October 16, 2014 - New fire truck presented to Dawson City fire department.

Yukon government and Yukon College announce first made-in-Yukon degree program
October 14, 2014 - Minister of Education Elaine Taylor and Yukon College Board of Governors Chair Paul Flaherty announced two new made-in-Yukon programs at Yukon College.

International travelling exhibit Anne Frank – A History for Today arrives in Yukon
October 10, 2014 - An acclaimed international travelling exhibit, Anne Frank – A History for Today is on display at a number of Yukon schools.

Legislative assembly to reconvene October 23
October 9, 2014 - The Yukon Legislative Assembly will reconvene for the fall sitting October 23.

Yukon supporting work at national health table
October 8, 2014 - Yukon well positioned to grapple with health care challenges.

Study indicates Yukon could position itself as advantaged site
October 8, 2014 - Yukon could be an "advantaged site" for a data centre used to house computer systems and associated components if fibre optic and energy infrastructure upgrades occur as planned.

Patients access to timely and appropriate prenatal care continues
October 8, 2014 - Yukon physicians continue to provide maternity care; location of where care provided is changing.

Be a Hero in your home for Fire Prevention Week
October 7, 2014 - Public awareness campaign – Be a Hero – encourages Yukoners to take an active role in their fire safety.

Premier sets stage for doing business in the North
October 6, 2014 - Energy, transport, tourism and mining are up for discussion at the 2014 Opportunities North conference.

Final round of Municipal Act review underway
October 6, 2014 - Government of Yukon launches final round of public engagement on proposed changes to the Municipal Act.

Canada’s transportation ministers approve changes to trucking regulations and the National Safety Code
October 3, 2014 - Federal, provincial and territorial Ministers of Transportation and Highway Safety endorsed changes to regulations for commercial heavy trucks, as well as updates to the National Safety Code (NSC), at the conclusion of the Transportation Association of Canada annual conference in Montreal, Quebec on October 1.

New health clinics offer patients collaborative care and drop-in evening hours
October 2, 2014 - Nurse care practitioner in new collaborative care clinics to provide health care for youth, men and women.