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Yukon College to become Yukon University

November 4, 2015 WHITEHORSE—Minister of Education Doug Graham announced today that Yukon University will be the new name of Yukon College when it officially becomes a university—a process that is currently underway. “The eventual transition from Yukon College to Yukon University is another step in the evolution of post-secondary education in the territory,” Minister Graham […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 2015272 Views

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Proposed Yukon Oil and Gas Act amendments tabled

October 28, 2015 WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon tabled amendments to the Oil and Gas Act in the Yukon legislature today. “This process is the latest step in our continued efforts to provide clarity, stability and certainty in the responsible management of oil and gas resources,” Minister of Energy Mines and Resources Scott Kent said. “These […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 2015386 Views

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Premier to lead Yukon delegation to UN climate change conference

October 22, 2015 WHITEHORSE—Premier Darrell Pasloski will lead the Yukon delegation at the United Nations’ climate change meeting in Paris that runs November 30 through December 11. “Yukoners have a great story to tell when comes to renewable energy and our actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” Premier Pasloski said. “Guided by the government’s Climate […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 2015269 Views

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Nunavut community takes fight to Supreme Court over unwanted oil exploration

22 October 2015 (Toronto) – The community of Clyde River, Nunavut, has filed an application seeking leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC), challenging the approval of a seismic blasting project in waters near the Arctic Hamlet. The written argument in support of the application (available here) was filed just three days […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 2015264 Views

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Water Pact Puts a Healthy Mackenzie First

YELLOWKNIFE, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES–( Oct. 20, 2015) – Ducks Unlimited Canada congratulates the governments of the Northwest Territories and British Columbia on the signing of a transboundary water agreement on Oct. 15. This pact mirrors a similar deal with Alberta to ensure the Mackenzie River provides clean and abundant water for communities across its watershed. “People, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 2015200 Views

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Successful Beach Oil Drum Cleanup October 2015

PARTNERSHIPS LED TO SUCCESSFUL OIL DRUM CLEANUP ON IQALUIT’S BEACHES October 14, 2015 (Iqaluit, Nunavut) In September and October 2015, the City of Iqaluit worked with community partners to safely dispose of oil drum waste and to beautify our Capital City. The City of Iqaluit partnered with the Qikiqtani Inuit Association and the Government of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 2015285 Views

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Environmental Fund Grant Deadline Approaches

WHITEHORSE – The next intake deadline for Environmental Grant applications is October 15, 2015. Non-profit societies, community groups and businesses may submit applications for projects that help our community become more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Eligible projects for the Environmental Grant should contribute to the Whitehorse Sustainability Plan in areas such as: – environmental education; […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 2015205 Views

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Statement – Shell loses Arctic gamble: industry and Canadian government should change course

28 September 2015 (Iqaluit, Nunavut) – Reacting to the news that Shell has abandoned its Arctic drilling program after failing to find significant quantities of oil or gas, the head of Greenpeace Canada’s Arctic campaign Jessica Wilson said: “This is a major defeat for Shell, and a major victory for the millions of people around […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2015237 Views

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Sewage spill limits clam harvest in Pangnirtung

Public Health Advisory September 25, 2015 Pangnirtung, NU The Department of Health is issuing a precautionary health advisory for Pangnirtung because of the recent and ongoing sewage spill. Residents are advised not to harvest clams from Kingardjuak Point, Aulatsivik Point or any locations within 10 km of Pangnirtung until further notice. ### Media Contact: Ron […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2015272 Views

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Public review of updated elk management plan to begin

September 14, 2015 WHITEHORSE —The Department of Environment and the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board (YFWMB) are seeking public comment on a draft updated management plan for the Takhini and Braeburn elk herds, Minister of Environment Wade Istchenko announced today. “An updated elk management plan will help us work towards meeting the goal of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2015291 Views

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