COVID-19 Update, September 9, 2020

    The Government of Yukon is extending the state of emergency under the Civil Emergency Measures Act to allow the Ministerial Orders issued under CEMA to remain in place to continue to support and protect Yukoners, including the Health Protection Order.

    Minister of Community Services John Streicker announced no new COVID cases in the territory at the COVID-19 update today. The count remains at 15 and all people have fully recovered.

    The Government of Yukon is extending the state of emergency under the Civil Emergency Measures Act to allow the Ministerial Orders issued under CEMA to remain in place to continue to support and protect Yukoners, including the Health Protection Order.

    Ministerial Orders issued under CEMA include a range of measures, such as health protections setting requirements for entry to Yukon, and mandatory self-isolation when applicable, along with other orders that extend benefits and protections related to economic impacts, such as landlord and tenant protections. The state of emergency and accompanying orders enable the government to adapt and respond rapidly to the pandemic and to keep pace with developments across Canada, with the aim to minimize risk and help Yukoners to manage through uncertainty.

    As of September 9, the following Ministerial Orders have been repealed:
    Self-Isolation Exception for Traditional Activities;
    Property Tax Relief;
    Remote Cannabis Sales, Virtual Commissioning;
    Signing and Witnessing; and
    the Amendment of Government Contract Provisions.
    The Driver Medical Order, which temporarily exempted drivers who are 70 years of age or from having to submit a medical examination certificate, if required, will expire in 90 days.

    Minister of Community Services, John Streicker said in a statement, We know that Yukoners are concerned about the continued possibility of importing COVID-19 to the territory. As a territory we have done well because we have worked together to protect the Yukon and guard against this pandemic. Nothing is more important than protecting the health and wellbeing of all Yukoners. Extending the state of emergency does not mean there is an increased risk to Yukoners at this time. The purpose of the extension is to ensure our government can continue to react quickly and to respond to the needs of Yukoners during COVID-19.

    Dr. Brendan Hanley says as individuals, the best advise right now is to keep our social circles small. All Yukoners can continue do their part in ensuring the health and safety of their family members, neighbours and communities by practising the Safe 6.

    More from CHON-FM Northern News

    • FireSmart Funding Goes to 40 Groups Totaling $850,000

      Wildland Fire Management's new strategic vision includes $1.27 million in new funding for hazard reduction initiatives as well as the creation of Community Wildfire Protection Plans.

    • Yukon School Council Elections - Nominations Close This Week

      With only a few days to go until the close of nominations for members of school councils, nominations have been received in 8 of the 26 school attendance areas. To date, there have been 17 nominations for the 127 positions (13%).

    • Yukon Chamber of Commerce Pleased with WCB Assessment Rates

      The Yukon Chamber of Commerce notes that the rates for three of the eight non-government rate groups containing about 2,500 employers remain unchanged and the rates for the other five rate groups containing about 1,000 employers all go down for 2021.

    • Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee Recommends Moratorium on Chum Fishing

      The in-season counts from Pilot Sonar, located in Alaska near the mouth, indicate that it is highly unlikely that the lower end of the fall chum spawning escapement goals will be met this year. Pilot sonar has estimated 189,000 fall chum this season compared to an average of almost 895,000.

    • Mike DeGagné to become new CEO of Indspire

      DeGagné says the chance to lead Indspire presented him with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “This job builds on what I have done to date and allows me to apply it on a national stage. I intend to strengthen the voice of Indspire as an authoritative source of information and support for Indigenous education.”

    • Yukon Government Offers Rebate on Home Heating Upgrades

      Good Energy rebates are now available for heat pumps, which are an efficient renewable heating system for homes. Homeowners can receive rebates covering 40 per cent of project costs, up to a maximum of $8,000 for a new air or ground source heat pump.

    • COVID-19 Update - September, 16 2020

      As of today, September 16, at 2 p.m., the COVID-19 case count for Yukon is 15. Everyone has recovered. We have tested 3,020 people. We have developed guidance based on three colour zones to help parents and guardians know when to keep children home from school or daycare.

    • Teslin Tlingit Citizens Elect A New Naa Sháade Háni

      New Teslin Tlingit Council leaders Naa Sháade Háni (Chief), Eric Morris and Deputy Naa Sháade Háni Alex Oakley were elected this week. Out of 608 eligible voters, 294 Teslin Tlingit Citizens voted in this election representing 48.36% of eligible voters.

    • Yukon Government Fully Funding Glucose Monitors for Adults

      Yukon is the first jurisdiction in Canada to provide coverage for continuous glucose monitors to individuals 18 years of age and younger, and joins Ontario and Quebec in providing coverage for flash glucose monitors.

    • US Tariffs on Canadian Aluminum Lifted

      The sudden about-face comes just hours before the federal Liberal government was expected to announce a suite of countermeasures in retaliation of the US tariffs on Canadian Aluminum.

    • United Way President Writes Thank You Letter

      This group “re-imagined” this year’s United Way breakfast, pulling a COVID-safe event together in just a few months. They found innovative ways for everyone who attended to #ShowYourLocalLove.

    • Yukon Government Releases Finalized "Our Clean Future"

      The final strategy incorporates new details developed since the release of the 2019 draft strategy, including additional information about reporting, increased renewable energy targets, a new 2050 greenhouse gas reduction target, and completion dates for the 131 actions.

    • Canadian Porcupine Caribou Management Agreement Partners Support Protection

      “We do not believe the selected alternative in the Record of Decision is sustainable for Porcupine caribou. We remain committed to co-operatively managing the herd and its habitat within Canada to ensure the conservation of the herd, in particular for providing for ongoing cultural and subsistence needs.”

    • City of Whitehorse Holding Household Hazardous Waste Day this Weekend

      Household Hazardous Waste materials include motor oil and their containers, solvents, gasoline, BBQ starter, anti-freeze, household cleaning products, compact fluorescent light bulbs, pesticides, aerosol cans and other containers under pressure such as bear spray and propane canisters.

    • YukonU Continuing Studies Switches to Virtual Online Offerings This Fall

      Continuing Studies (CS) encompasses short professional, personal and organizational development courses, workplace certifications, youth Science and Technology programming, social innovation, social justice and first aid training.  

    • NNDFN and Carleton University Sign Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Studies and Research

      This new partnership will promote the advancement of collaboration, promoting Indigenous and community led research projects, community development, higher education, research and training in ways that are beneficial to NND, students and Carleton University.

    Weather

    • Tue

      Sunny intervals

      11°C

    • Wed

      Sunny intervals

      9°C

    • Thu

      Low-level cloud

      9°C

    • Fri

      Sunny intervals

      8°C

    • Sat

      Sunny intervals

      5°C

    Latest News