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March 23 - FireSmart projects help protect and prepare Yukon communities

The Government of Yukon will provide $850,000 to fund FireSmart projects across the territory in 2015/16, subject to legislative approval.

Firesmart Funding Announcement

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March 20 - Input wanted on proposed regulations for oil-fired appliances and carbon monoxide safety

The Government of Yukon wants to hear from Yukoners on proposed safety regulations designed to improve oil-fired heating systems and safeguard Yukoners from carbon monoxide and fire.

The proposed regulations would require smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in all residences – including rental units – with a fuel-burning appliance or an attached garage.

Visit the Public Consultation page


March 17 - Departments of Environment and Community Services transfer programs

Effective April 1, the Yukon government’s animal protection services will move from the Department of Community Services to the Department of Environment, while Environment’s special waste and household hazardous waste collection services will move to Community Services.

View the news release.