Government of Yukon launches new campsite reservation service, provides update on enhanced camping experiences

Today, Minister Nils Clarke announced the opening of the new campground reservation service for some of the Yukon’s most popular road-accessible front and backcountry campgrounds.

Yukoners gather at the 2024 Housing Summit

This is a joint news release between the Government of Yukon and the City of Whitehorse.

On Thursday, February 29, the Government of Yukon and the City of Whitehorse invited Yukoners to participate in the 2024 Housing Summit at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in Whitehorse.

The Government of Yukon is cheering for Team Yukon at the 2024 Arctic Winter Games

The Government of Yukon is cheering alongside all Yukoners as over 350 athletes, coaches, cultural performers and support personnel head to the 2024 Arctic Winter Games in Mat-Su Valley, Alaska from March 10 to 16.

Athletes and cultural performers from across the Yukon will be representing Team Yukon and their home communities of Dawson, Haines Junction, Carmacks, Carcross, Watson Lake, Ross River, Marsh Lake and Whitehorse. They will be competing in 20 sports and cultural activities throughout the weeklong Games.

Statement by the Premier on the death of former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney

Premier Ranj Pillai has issued the following statement:

“With the passing of former Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney, Canada has lost a great leader who helped make our nation what it is today.

Premier Pillai to attend Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada annual conference in Toronto

Premier Pillai will be in Toronto this weekend and early next week attending the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada annual conference. While there, he will have the opportunity to engage directly with leaders in the mining industry, investment sector and government to promote the Yukon.

Government of Yukon investing in Safe at Home Society to build 67 new permanent supportive homes in Whitehorse

This is a joint news release between the Government of Yukon and Safe at Home Society.

The Government of Yukon is pleased to announce an investment of up to $12.9 million to support the Safe at Home Society’s project to help end and prevent homelessness in downtown Whitehorse.

The Hearth is a 67-unit permanent supportive housing project that will transform the former Coast High Country Inn into safe and affordable housing for a mixed demographic of individuals experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.

What We Heard report available for review of whistleblowing legislation

The Government of Yukon has released a What We Heard report following engagement related to the review of the Public Interest Disclosure of Wrongdoing Act.  

The Public Interest Disclosure of Wrongdoing Act provides a process for employees of public organizations to follow if they are in a situation where they believe a wrongdoing has been committed or is about to be committed or if they believe they have been unfairly treated because of raising concerns about a wrongdoing.

Statement from Minister of Education on the Yukon Ombudsman second report on their Hidden Valley investigation

Minister of Education Jeanie McLean has issued the following statement in response to the Yukon Ombudsman report part two on the 2019 Hidden Valley Elementary School incident:

Government of Yukon invests $5 million towards affordable housing in Whitehorse

The Government of Yukon is investing $5 million in the Winter Crossing housing project in Whistle Bend to help meet the growing demand for affordable housing options in Whitehorse.

This 105-unit project will be the single largest affordable housing development in the Yukon’s history. The investment helps ensure Yukon Housing Corporation meets its goal of partnering to build 250 new affordable homes by 2028 and will create significant opportunities for local labour and fabrication during the project.

Statement from Premier Ranj Pillai and Minister of Education Jeanie McLean on Pink Shirt Day

Premier Ranj Pillai and Minister of Education Jeanie McLean have issued the following statement:

“Today marks the 17th anniversary of Pink Shirt Day, a movement that stands against bullying in all forms. Originating in Canada in 2007, Pink Shirt Day has grown into a global initiative, reaching more than 110 countries last year. It represents our collective commitment to fostering environments of respect, diversity and empowerment.