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Annual minimum wage increase

A reminder for all Yukon employers that effective April 1, 2018, the minimum wage will increase from $11.32 to $11.51 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 1.7% across all four wage categories.

View the Fair Wage Schedule.

Whitehorse residents benefit from community infrastructure projects

Member of Parliament Larry Bagnell, Community Services Minister John Streicker and City of Whitehorse Mayor Dan Curtis celebrated the completion of seven infrastructure projects in Whitehorse today.

These include two new city buses purchased through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and six other infrastructure projects funded through the Gas Tax Fund.

Read the news release.

New investment will provide clean and reliable drinking water for Dawson residents

Dawson City residents will continue to benefit from clean and reliable drinking water with a new pumphouse and water treatment equipment.

Construction will also start this spring on several other water and wastewater projects that will improve those services for residents. 

Read the news release.