Yukon Territory News

The Yukon Territory News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. Brendan Hanley, Member of Parliament for Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced $3.5 million in support for the Yukon First Nations Wildfire project for training 10 instructors and 120 wildland firefighters under the Indigenous Firefighter and Multi-Hazard Training Initiative. This pilot project will support the Yukon First Nations Wildfire’s vision to incorporate traditional Indigenous knowledge in wildland firefighting and help to inform the Wildfire Training Program.
  2. WHITEHORSE, YT - Polar Knowledge Canada is opening a call for proposals that will support Yukon-based projects. Successful projects will advance knowledge on the call’s strategic theme: climate change impacts and adaptation strategies in the Yukon.
  3. The Government of Canada is working to reduce social and economic inequities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities by making immediate and long-term investments to help close critical infrastructure gaps.
  4. Today, as part of Small Business Week 2022, the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor, announced an investment of nearly $200,000 to support the continued growth and expansion of two women-owned Yukon small businesses.
  5. Today, Dr. Brendan Hanley, Member of Parliament for Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Jeanie McLean, Yukon’s Minister of Education; and the Honourable Nils Clarke, Yukon’s Minister of Highways and Public Works, announced preliminary joint funding of $22.5 million for the construction of a new school in Burwash Landing. The final value of the contract to build the school will not be determined until the procurement phase of the project concludes.
  6. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) advises travellers that the Little Gold Creek port of entry is set to close for the season at 7 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) on Monday, September 5.
  7. Shared public spaces in villages, towns and cities are at the heart of communities across Canada. Main streets, downtown cores, community and cultural centres, farmers' markets, libraries, outdoor spaces and other public places draw in residents and visitors alike, supporting local businesses and jobs.
  8. As a remote Northern community, Old Crow is characterized by the strength, resiliency, determination and vision needed to prevail in often extreme conditions.
  9. Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for PrairiesCan and Minister responsible for CanNor, and Dr. Brendan Hanley, Member of Parliament for Yukon, announced investments of more than $2.4 million to support two projects in Old Crow, Yukon.
  10. Please be advised that the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor; the Honourable Jeanie McLean, Minister of Education and Minister responsible for Women's Directorate; and Dr. Brendan Hanley, Member of Parliament for Yukon, will make an announcement regarding support for high-quality sports and recreation opportunities in the Yukon.
  11. The Government of Canada, through CanNor, is investing over $87,000 to support the expansion and revitalization of the Yukon Motorcycle Park
  12. Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and Yukon University today announced a new program delivery model to enhance water and wastewater operator training and support in the region.
  13. Please be advised that the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Yukon University Provost Dr. Bronwyn Hancock will announce a new program delivery model to enhance First Nations water and wastewater operator training and support in the region.
  14. As part of a previous commitment by Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu to ensure that menstrual products be made available equitably and free of charge, the department has partnered with the Council of Yukon First Nations to administer this project in Yukon.
  15. Indigenous Services Canada is supporting this initiative with a total of $200,000 in 2021-2022. This new program will bring together Yukon First Nations to share and reclaim traditional birthing practices and develop culturally relevant Yukon First Nations prenatal resources.
  16. Council of Yukon First Nations and Canada to announce the Birth Worker Program and Menstrual Products Initiative.
  17. Child care is not just a social policy—it is also an economic policy. Access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care will grow the economy, allow more women to enter the workforce and give children in Canada the best start in life. That is why the Government of Canada signed agreements with each province and territory to implement a Canada-wide early learning and child care system.
  18. Join us on Canada Day with free admission at national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas.
  19. The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, on behalf of the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor, and Brendan Hanley, Member of Parliament for the Yukon, announced that the Government of Canada is investing over $560,000 to support four Yukon tourism providers and to help the industry adapt and grow beyond the pandemic.
  20. Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, on behalf of the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor, and Brendan Hanley, Member of Parliament for the Yukon, announced that the Government of Canada is investing over $560,000 to support four Yukon tourism providers as they continue to adapt and grow beyond the pandemic.
  21. Minister Randy Boissonnault to make a virtual announcement highlighting key investments to help promote the strong recovery and future growth of the Yukon tourism industry
  22. Please be advised that CYFN Grand Chief Peter Johnston; Yukon Premier Sandy Silver; and the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs will be participating in the Yukon Intergovernmental Forum (IGF) in Whitehorse. A media availability will follow.
  23. CanNor invests nearly $128,000 to promote interactive digital media, modular communications shelters and an artificial intelligence business acceleration program.
  24. Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor, announced an investment of nearly $128,000 to support three innovative initiatives in Whitehorse.
  25. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, the Honourable Karina Gould, will join the Honourable Jeanie McLean, Yukon’s Minister of Education, to announce additional support for recruitment and retention of Early Learning and Child Care workers across the Yukon.
  26. The Government of Canada is continuing its support for businesses and organizations as they adapt, grow and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. New investments by the Government of Canada are helping to build a strong foundation for the workforce of today and into the future.
  27. Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, announced an investment of $3.6 million to support two regional initiatives led by Indigenous economic development corporations across the Yukon.
  28. With the launch of the Cultural Connections Project, supports will be provided to connect all children in out-of-home care with their own cultures and communities.
  29. Following an open and competitive process, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), on behalf of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, has awarded a contract to Parsons Inc. for construction management and care and maintenance services at the Faro Mine Complex. This contract will make a significant contribution to restoring and protecting the environment on and adjacent to the mine site, while bringing socio-economic benefits to northern and First Nations communities. These benefits include opportunities for employment, training and skills development, as well as for businesses to supply other goods and services to the project.
  30. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Pacific Region today released operational and enforcement highlights covering the period from January 1 to October 31, 2021.