Yukon government

Liard First Nation will be taking over border enforcement at Watson Lake and Junction 37 in November after a change in contract. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News file)

Liard First Nation takes over Watson Lake COVID-19 border enforcement operations

The Yukon government will be funding the contract through a transfer payment

 

Members of the Porter Creek Secondary School Gender and Sexuality Alliance pose for a photo outside the Yukon Legislature after the ban on conversion therapy became law on Nov. 9. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

New laws ban anti-gay, anti-trans therapy and enable leave for domestic violence

The two new laws received official assent in the House on Nov. 9

 

Premier Sandy Silver talks to media in Whitehorse on March 19. According to the premier, who is also the finance minister, the Yukon government ran a $2.6 million deficit in the 2019-2020 fiscal year, instead of the surplus it had originally predicted. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon government ran a $2.6 million deficit in 2019-2020

Deficit attributed to lower-than-expected revenue, higher expenses on health and social side

Premier Sandy Silver talks to media in Whitehorse on March 19. According to the premier, who is also the finance minister, the Yukon government ran a $2.6 million deficit in the 2019-2020 fiscal year, instead of the surplus it had originally predicted. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Education Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee, right, before question period at the Yukon legislative assembly in Whitehorse on March 7, 2019. The Yukon government announced Oct. 19 it has increased the honoraria rates for school council members. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Honoraria increased for school council members

Members of school councils throughout the territory could soon receive an increased…

Education Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee, right, before question period at the Yukon legislative assembly in Whitehorse on March 7, 2019. The Yukon government announced Oct. 19 it has increased the honoraria rates for school council members. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Triple J’s Canna Space in Whitehorse on April 17, 2019, opens their first container of product. Two years after Canada legalized the sale of cannabis, Yukon leads the country in per capita legal sales. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon leads Canadian cannabis sales two years after legalization

Private retailers still asking for changes that would allow online sales

Triple J’s Canna Space in Whitehorse on April 17, 2019, opens their first container of product. Two years after Canada legalized the sale of cannabis, Yukon leads the country in per capita legal sales. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
The Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services building in Whitehorse on March 28, 2019. Three people who sat on Many Rivers’ board immediately before it closed for good say they were relieved to hear that the Yukon RCMP has undertaken a forensic audit into the now-defunct NGO’s financial affairs. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Former Many Rivers board members relieved to hear about forensic audit, wonder what took so long

Three people who sat on Many Rivers’ board immediately before it closed…

The Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services building in Whitehorse on March 28, 2019. Three people who sat on Many Rivers’ board immediately before it closed for good say they were relieved to hear that the Yukon RCMP has undertaken a forensic audit into the now-defunct NGO’s financial affairs. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
The Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services building in Whitehorse on March 28, 2019. The Yukon RCMP has been investigating the finances of the defunct Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services since February, undertaking a forensic audit as it delves into the former mental health NGO’s affairs. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Many Rivers has been under Yukon RCMP investigation, forensic audit since February

Premier Sandy Silver first hinted at police involvement in the legislative assembly Oct. 13

The Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services building in Whitehorse on March 28, 2019. The Yukon RCMP has been investigating the finances of the defunct Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services since February, undertaking a forensic audit as it delves into the former mental health NGO’s affairs. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
NDP leader Kate White speaks to media in Whitehorse on Oct. 8. On Oct. 7, White introduced a motion to the legislature urging the government to better implement the official decentralization policy and support employees who want to relocate to smaller communities. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Decentralization policy isn’t being encouraged by government, says NDP

One government worker, referenced as a success story by YG, has been told she must relocate

NDP leader Kate White speaks to media in Whitehorse on Oct. 8. On Oct. 7, White introduced a motion to the legislature urging the government to better implement the official decentralization policy and support employees who want to relocate to smaller communities. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Applications open for short film funding

The Yukon government has teamed up again with the Harold Greenberg Fund…

Yukon outfitter taking environment minister to court over reduction of caribou quota

Yukon Big Game Outfitters filed a petition to the Yukon Supreme Court Oct. 2

Yukon government proposes ban on single-use plastics

The law could be used to ban plastic bags, but the federal government is also pursuing its own ban

Yukon Forum held

The premier and Yukon government cabinet met with the Council of Yukon…

Climate change strategy targets 30 per cent reduction in territory greenhouse gases by 2030

The strategy includes rebates for electric vehicles but puts off mining targets for two years

Glaucoma care streamlined

Patients no longer require referal to an ophthalmologist for treatment

Court challenge filed over extension of Yukon’s state of emergency under COVID-19

The petition alleges that the Yukon government made the decision in an opaque, undemocratic way

Regulation track and field complex opens at F.H. Collins

The track will allow Yukon athletes to train for competition events

Public feedback released on changes to Yukon workplace safety, workers’ compensation acts

Participants weighed in on retirement ages, benefit payouts and which jobs are susceptible to PTSD

Yukon government releases statement conflicting with traditional territory hunting bans

Kaska nations say their bans are necessary to protect food security rights