- MLA's Back To Legislature March 25th
- Dawson Hunter Fined
- Mr. Pasloski Goes To Washington
- Whitehorse Council
- College Mining Program
Yukon's Premier says the speaker will reconvene the first session of the 33rd Yukon Legislative Assembly March 25th.
Darrell Pasloski makes the announcement in a release issued Tuesday morning.
He says the focus of this spring sitting will be the Territorial Budget, noting the Government will continue to deliver on their commitments and to achieve benefits for Yukoners, while spending responsibly.
The release says a number of other legislative proposals will be part of the sitting.
Pasloski is in Washington where he is advocating for the continued funding of the Shakwak Highway Project by the U.S. Government.Read More
It is a five year hunting ban and $6,500 in fines for a Dawson City man who plead guilty to charges under the Wildlife Act in Territorial Court.
Four charges under the act were laid after an incident involving a bison near Haines Junction in 2011.
The charges included hunting by aircraft, failing to make a reasonable effort to kill wounded wildlife, wasting meat, and using a vehicle to transport wildlife in a closed game management subzone.
The man will have to pay the fine, and cannot apply for a hunting licence or hunt for five years.
He also can't be with someone while they are hunting.
The man is also ordered to take a course on responsible hunting.Read More
There are changes coming to the Hillcrest Neighborhood Plan in Whitehorse
The first will see a zoning amendment to ensure that new development there is in compliance with existing development within the neighborhood.
Also from Monday's Council meeting, to be implemented this Spring there are speed restrictions to residential portions in Hillcrest coming, on a portion of Hillcrest Drive that will see the maximum allowable speed lowered to 40 kilometers and hour.
Thirdly, the Ogilvie Street Reconstruction Project originally planned to be completed in two stages over a two year period will now happen all in this year.
Council approved the amendment of the City's budget to finish the project in Calendar Year 2014.
A skilled technical training program in Yukon addressing core-competencies within the mining sector has just seen its first graduating class of seven students who are ready to launch into the workforce.
Yukon College's Center for Northern Innovation in Mining teamed up with the University of Alaska and is supported by the Yukon Government's five year, $11.4 million investment into CNIM to help provide jobs for Yukoners and to ensure the labour market has the skilled worker's it needs.
The $20,000 tuition fee is subsidized in part, by both the Federal and Territorial Government,
Centre Executive Director Shelagh Rowles says, the six week program is mostly hands on with 28 days spent under ground.
Rowles says, the...Read More