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Reporting Back to Yukoners and the World on our Climate Change Action Plan

As submitted to the Whitehorse Star on Friday, December 4, 2015 by Wade Istchenko, Minister of Environment On Wednesday of this week, I tabled the 2015 Climate Change Action Plan Progress Report in the Yukon Legislative Assembly. The report tells the story of a government that recognizes the magnitude of changes to our northern climate […]

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Yukon’s Newest Campground

As submitted to the Whitehorse Star on Friday, August 28th, 2015 by Wade Istchenko, Minister of Environment As we drove out from Whitehorse toward Carcross earlier this month to check out the progress on the new Conrad Campground, senior Environment officials chatted about something we all already knew to be true–Yukoners love their campgrounds. With […]

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Resource protection, interpretive services and research ongoing at Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park

As submitted to the Whitehorse Star on Friday, August 21st, 2015 by Elaine Taylor, Minister of Tourism & Culture and Wade Istchenko, Minister of Environment As ministers for the departments of Environment and Tourism & Culture, we were fortunate to visit Herschel Island recently and observe the excellent work taking place at Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk Territorial […]

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Camp a life-changer for Yukon Youth

As submitted to the Whitehorse Star on Friday, July 31st, 2015 by Wade Istchenko, Minister of Environment This year the Yukon Youth Conservation Corps (Y2C2) and the Conservation Action Team (CAT) celebrate 25 successful years of programming. CAT began operation in 1990 and continues to offer rare opportunities for young Yukoners to learn about and […]

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Yukon Government’s Bold Climate Change Action Plan

As submitted to the Whitehorse Star on Friday, July 17th, 2015 by Wade Istchenko, Minister of Environment With Premier Pasloski wrapping up his trip to St. John’s to meet with other provincial and territorial leaders at the Council of the Federation, I would like to take a moment and update you on the accomplishments our […]

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Celebrate and Know Your H2O during Canada Water Week

As submitted to the Whitehorse Star on Friday, March 20th, 2014 by Wade Istchenko, Minister of Environment Canada Water Week is a celebration of water from coast-to-coast-to-coast, held annually in the third week of March to coincide with World Water Day on March 22. Across the country, events are taking place to raise the profile […]

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What is a Capital Plan and how does it benefit Yukoners?

As submitted to the Whitehorse Star on Friday, Apr 25th, 2014 by Wade Istchenko, Minister of Highways & Public Works One of the tools the Yukon government uses to manage the use of taxpayers’ dollars is a multi-year capital plan. This plan ranks construction and development needs and spreads them out over a period of […]

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New high school will enhance learning experience

As submitted to the Whitehorse Star on Friday, Feb 21st, 2014 by Wade Istchenko, Minister of Highways & Public Works This week, the Yukon government was pleased to announce that it has signed an intent-to-award letter with Clark Builders for the F.H. Collins Secondary School replacement project. Clark Builders’ bid was slightly over $31 million. […]

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