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Surplus payments to hospital pension plan 'not the best use of taxpayers' money': Pasloski

Premier Darrell Pasloski has asked the federal government to exempt the Yukon Hospital Corporation and Yukon College pension plans from a law that generally applies...

It's time for Yukon to adopt fixed election dates

Barring an alien invasion or some other kind of apocalyptic scenario, we know the next Yukon election is only a matter of months away. Yukon...

It's time for Yukon to adopt fixed election dates

Barring an alien invasion or some other kind of apocalyptic scenario, we know the next Yukon election is only a matter of months away. Yukon...

New legislation allows First Nations to register land without losing title

The Yukon government has enacted new legislation to allow self-governing First Nations to register settlement land without losing aboriginal title. Premier Darrell Pasloski announced Tuesday...

Fossil-fuelling Yukon's economy is a bad idea

Following the COP21 Paris Agreement last December, Canada's first ministers, including the Yukon's Premier Darrell Pasloski, signed the Vancouver Declaration. Leaders agreed to ambitious targets...

Habitat for Humanity Yukon celebrates new homes

Premier Darrell Pasloski also attended the dedication ceremony. The Yukon government has an ongoing partnership with Habitat; since 2005, it has provided land to build...

Historic telegraph office re-opened after many years

In turn, Halliday, Yukon Commissioner Doug Phillips, Premier Darrell Pasloski and Whitehorse Mayor Dan Curtis paid tribute to the Hougen family, both for its commitment...

Legislative session wraps up with much to-do over Liberal leader's absence

The final session of the legislative assembly before this year's territorial election went out with a whimper on Thursday, with the Yukon Party and the...

Federal infrastructure money could push Yukon into deficit spending, Dixon says

He pointed to the Northern Premiers' Forum in Old Crow last month, where Premier Darrell Pasloski stressed the need for more federal support. Silver told...

Yukon should join national climate change efforts

Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski did acknowledge that “carbon pricing is meant to change people's habits,” while N.W.T. Premier Bob McLeod admitted that “we could institute...

Golden shovels meet heckling protesters

Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski found himself before a dozen heckling protesters today as he led the groundbreaking ceremony for the new continuing care facility at...

The Opposition is letting Pasloski frame the debate around carbon pricing

CBC.caPremier Darrell Pasloski has been in a charitable mood recently. Recognizing how difficult it can be to speak for oneself sometimes, Pasloski has been pitching...

Mining association says Canada needs a carbon price

The organization's announcement raises questions about Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski's opposition to a carbon tax in a jurisdiction heavily dependent on mining. Pasloski has made...

Yukon government plans to help local contractors compete

Premier Darrell Pasloski outlined the plan during a pre-budget speech at the Yukon Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week. “For starters, to be listed as...

Late start to the legislative sitting raises questions about spending

Premier Darrell Pasloski said in a news release that the 2016-17 budget will “grow our economy and create jobs while protecting the critical services -...

Ending homelessness in Yukon

Thank you, Chief Doris Bill, Mayor Dan Curtis and Premier Darrell Pasloski for your leadership. At the same time, and from a different quarter, comes...

Our ministers must watch for the tail wagging the dog

Opposition Leader Elizabeth Hanson expressed her “concern” about the rate of replacement of deputy ministers in the territory, and stating “that doesn't help with continuity...

Premier offers little on federal budget

Premier Darrell Pasloski praised the federal government this week for renewing the mineral exploration tax credit in its 2016 budget. Pasloski also seemed keen to...

Premier offers little on federal budget

Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski praised the inclusion of the mineral exploration tax credit in this week's federal budget. Pasloski said he wouldn't comment further untli...

Yukon needs a push to get off fossil fuels

We understand our premier will be in Vancouver later this week, to discuss action on climate change with the prime minister, other ministers and premiers.