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New oil-fired appliance regulations help keep Yukoners safe

As submitted to the Whitehorse Star on Friday, January 08, 2016 by Currie Dixon, Minister of Community Services Here in the North, many of us use wood stoves or oil furnaces to heat our homes. It’s important to be aware of what we can do to use these appliances safely. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a […]

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Yukon government welcomes new and returning elected local officials

As submitted to the Whitehorse Star on Friday, October 16, 2015 by Minister Currie Dixon Yesterday marked a day of elections in Yukon for our local governments. Today, after a brief moment to catch their breath, newly-elected representatives will turn their attention to delivering on their commitment to make a difference in their communities. The […]

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Wildland Fire Prevention – We all have a role to play

As submitted to the Whitehorse Star on Friday, June 12th, 2015 by Currie Dixon, Minister of Community Services Like many of you, I’ve been enjoying our beautiful Yukon weather, including the unseasonably warm temperatures and bright sunshine that we’ve had at times. It is great to get out and enjoy all that Yukon has to […]

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A strong case for a new sports complex in Whitehorse

As submitted to the Whitehorse Star on Friday, May 1st, 2015 by Currie Dixon, Minister of Community Services In the context of the current debate and discussion about potential track and fields proposed for Whistle Bend, I wanted to provide my perspective as Yukon Minister responsible for sport and recreation. In 2013, the Yukon Soccer […]

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Yukon’s Year of Sport

As submitted to the Whitehorse Star on Friday, February 27th, 2015 by Currie Dixon, Minister of Community Services Earlier this year, Governor-General David Johnston proclaimed 2015 the Year of Sport. Numerous international Games will be hosted on Canadian soil this year, including the Pan Am Games, the FIFA Women’s World Cup and the IIHF World […]

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Construction driving economic turnaround

As Submitted to the Whitehorse Star on Friday, November 14, 2014 by Minister Currie Dixon Recent revised GDP data from Statistics Canada confirmed what many Yukoners already knew: 2013 was a difficult year for our economy. After nine years of steady growth, Yukon’s real GDP decreased modestly by 0.7 percent in 2013 to $2.21 billion. […]

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Telecommunications fibre is the highway of a digital economy

As submitted to the Whitehorse Star on Friday, October 3rd, 2014 by Currie Dixon, Minister of Economic Development Monday’s internet, mobile and landline telephone service breach affected virtually all Yukoners. This provides us with yet another reminder of the vulnerability of our telecommunications infrastructure. Whether it was an errant spade or backhoe, a third party […]

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We all have a common interest in water

As submitted to the Whitehorse Star on Friday, July 25th, 2014 by Currie Dixon, Minister of Environment The Yukon Water Strategy and Action Plan was recently released to the public. The purpose behind this document is to recognize the common interest of all water managers in the territory – federal, First Nation and municipal governments, […]

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Celebrate a decade of fun and learning at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve

As submitted to the Whitehorse Star on Friday, June 13th, 2014 by Currie Dixon, Minister of Environment Ten years ago, the Yukon Wildlife Preserve Operating Society (YWPOS) formally took over the reins for the management and care of our territory’s most valuable collection of indigenous northern animals at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve on Takhini Hot […]

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Eighty Thousand Square Kilometres of Protection

As submitted to the Whitehorse Star on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 by Currie Dixon, Minister of Environment Last week the Prime Minister announced a National Conservation Plan that commits $252 million over the next five years for a series of conservation initiatives. One of those initiatives includes creating a national inventory of conserved areas in […]

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