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February 24, 2015 – Proposed recycling system changes

Proposed recycling system changes

Feedback received during the public review of proposed changes to the recycling system has been summarized in the document Comments on Proposed Changes to the Recycling System under the Environment Act.

Visit Environment Yukon for more information.


February 23 - Minimum Wage Increase

A reminder for all Yukon employers that effective April 1, 2015, the minimum wage will increase from $10.72 to $10.86 per hour.

The minimum wage is calculated in accordance with the Consumer Price Index for Whitehorse and is adjusted every April 1.

The Fair Wage paid to people working on government-tendered construction contracts will increase April 1 by 1.3% across all four wage categories.

Visit the Fair Wage Schedule page.


February 16 - Draft Pharmacy and Drug Act available for public review

The draft Pharmacy and Drug Act will regulate the operation of pharmacies and rural dispensaries in Yukon. The public and interested stakeholders are invited to provide feedback by email before March 6.

Read the news release 

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