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    • Yukon State of Emergency

      The Government of Yukon is declaring a state of emergency under the Civil Emergency Measures Act in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • YTG COVID-19 Update March 27-2020

      Yukon's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley has reported that as of March 27, at 3 p.m. there are four cases of COVID-19 in Yukon. All four people are doing well at home.

    • COVID-19 Business Advisory Council

      The Government of Yukon has established a COVID-19 Business Advisory Council to ensure the needs of Yukon's business community are heard as we address the economic impacts of COVID-19.

    • Continuous Glucose Monitoring

      Young Yukoners living with Type 1 Diabetes will continue to benefit from government support to manage their condition.

    • COVID-19 Yukon Update March 25-2020 - Third Confirmed Case

      Yukon's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley alongside Minister of Health Pauline Frost announced the third case of COVID 19 in the Yukon yesterday at the Yukon Government Administration Building.

    • New Yukon University President Announced

      The Yukon University Board of Governors is pleased to announce Dr. Mike DeGagné as president and vice chancellor of Yukon University, Canada's first university north of 60.

    • The Selkirk First Nation Election Postponed

      The Selkirk First Nation Election is postponed until May 6, 2020, due to the recent public health emergency declared in Yukon in response to COVID-19.

    • Yukon Ombudsman Office on Social Distancing

      The Yukon Ombudsman, Information and Privacy Commissioner and Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner, Diane McLeod-McKay, is adjusting the way her office interacts with the public, as a result of the risks associated with COVID-19.

    • Virtual Healthcare Access in Yukon

      The Government of Yukon and the Yukon Medical Association have worked closely together over the past few days to quickly set up new options for virtual care.

    • NorthwesTel Consumer Data Overage Relief

      Every NorthwesTel residential customer in Northern Canada will receive temporary relief on their Internet usage in March and April, following the approval of NorthwesTel's recent CRTC application.

    • Nunavut Chief Public Health Officer orders prohibition of travel into Nunavut with limited exceptions

      IQALUIT, Nunavut (March 23, 2020) – Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO), today issued an order to prohibit most travel into Nunavut.

    • Advisory on Non-essential travel outside of territory and into rural Yukon

      With the confirmation of the first two cases of COVID-19 in Whitehorse on Sunday, March 22, at 7 p.m. Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Brendan Hanley advises to suspend all NON-essential travel outside of Territory and into rural Yukon.

    • COVID-19 confirmed in Yukon

      During an emergency press conference on Sunday at 7:00 pm at the YTG building this afternoon, Dr. Brendan Hanley, Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH), confirmed the first two cases of COVID-19 in the territory.

    • First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in the NWT

      During a press conference in Yellowknife, NWT on Saturday, March 20, the NWT Minister of Health, Diane Thom announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 after a press release by the Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kami Kandola

    • International Border Closed

      Canada and the United States are temporarily restricting all non-essential travel across its borders to limit the spread of COVID-19. This is a precautionary measure, in line with the directions on social distancing that are being given by health officials across the country. 

    • Free Transit and Metered Parking

      Effective immediately, the City of Whitehorse is temporarily waiving transit and metered parking fees until April 13th.

    • Yukon College update March 20-2020

      This weekend and early next week is a critical time for Yukon College as we anticipate the return to Yukon of students and employees who travelled Outside for reading week and may not have kept on top of email and local news while away.

    • Yukon CMOH Update Mar 20

      Yukon's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley updated the Yukon public this morning on measures being taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • YTG Budget 2020-21

      The spring sitting of the Yukon Legislative Assembly ended early in light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, with key budget and income tax Bills receiving assent.

    • KDFN Election Results

      The preliminary results of the KDFN election that took place yesterday are in. Doris Bill was re-elected as chief with 235 of the 423 votes that were cast for chief.

    • COVID-19 Update March 18 2020

      With 655 confirmed and presumptive COVID 19 cases in Canada, B-C and Saskatchewan have become the latest provinces to declare states of emergency in the face of the global pandemic.

    • Yukon Chief Medical Officer of Health declares public health emergency - press release

      Dr. Brendan Hanley, Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, today declared a public health emergency under section 4.3 of the Public Health and Safety Act.

    • RCMP - COVID-19 Response

      For the safety of Yukoner's and our employees, and in an effort to limit the potential spread of COVID-19, Yukon RCMP will be suspending all non-essential police services, effective March 18, 2020.

    • Canada wide COVID-19 Restrictions

      Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes national statement from his self-quarantine at his house at 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa.

    • Yukon College Information Update - March 17, 2020

      Yukon College has posted an update their website front page, COVID-19 response page and social media. The College is informing students not to return to campus following Reading Week next Monday.

    • Press-release - Chief Medical Officer of Health recommends broad new measures for Yukon

      Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health is telling all individuals who have traveled outside of Canada in the last 14 days to self-isolate. This includes travel to Alaska.

    • Premier Justin Trudeau has announced restrictions on all international flights

      OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced this morning that Canada is now denying entry to nearly everyone who isn’t a Canadian citizen or permanent resident but Americans are exempt from that ban at this point.

    • 2020 YUKON TRADE SHOW CANCELLED

      The Lake Laberge Lions Club has canceled the 2020 Yukon Trade Show scheduled for May 1st to 3rd at the Canada Games Centre, due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    • Yukon State of Emergency

      The Government of Yukon is declaring a state of emergency under the Civil Emergency Measures Act in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • YTG COVID-19 Update March 27-2020

      Yukon's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley has reported that as of March 27, at 3 p.m. there are four cases of COVID-19 in Yukon. All four people are doing well at home.

    • COVID-19 Business Advisory Council

      The Government of Yukon has established a COVID-19 Business Advisory Council to ensure the needs of Yukon's business community are heard as we address the economic impacts of COVID-19.