SILVER URGES GOVERNMENT TO RETHINK HOSPITAL NAME

Whitehorse:  Klondike MLA Sandy Silver is urging the Government of Yukon to rethink a plan to name the new health care facility in Dawson City, the Dawson City Community Hospital.  Community consultations last fall produced Father Judge Memorial Hospital as the preferred name.

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PARKS CANADA CUTS NOT ON AGENDA ASKS SILVER?

Whitehorse:  Klondike MLA Sandy Silver is disappointed Premier Pasloski didn’t include cuts to Parks Canada services on his list of agenda items, when he met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.  A news release from the Government of Yukon listed several other items but failed to mention the future of the S.S. Klondike or Dredge #4.

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MINING COMPANY, KASKA LEAD THE WAY

Whitehorse:  If the Premier is serious about improving his relationship with Yukon First Nations perhaps he should look at today’s announcement from Golden Predator and the Kaska Nation, says Klondike MLA Sandy Silver.  The two parties signed an exploration agreement today with respect to activities within the traditional territory of the Kaska Nation.

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IF IT AIN’T BROKE DON’T FIX IT SAYS SILVER

Whitehorse:  Saying he has heard loud and clear from constituents that they don’t support it, Klondike MLA Sandy Silver is urging the Minister of Education to withdraw proposed changes to the school calendar.

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CRTC HEARING IDEAL TIME TO LOBBY FOR IMPROVEMENT TO YUKON’S 911 SERVICE SAYS SILVER

Whitehorse:  A national consultation on the future of 911 services in Canada is an ideal time for Yukoners to show their support for expanding services beyond Whitehorse, says Klondike MLA Sandy Silver.  The CRTC has appointed a Commissioner to lead the review and invited Canadians to share their thoughts on how 911 services could be improved. The findings will be presented to the CRTC by the end of May 2013.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, FIRST NATION RELATIONS HIGHLIGHTED DURING SITTING

Whitehorse:  During the recent fall sitting Klondike MLA Sandy Silver used his time to press the government on a number of issues that are important to Yukoners. He also held meetings with constituents, industry groups, youth interested in climate change and attended the annual Geoscience Forum.

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SILVER ADVOCATES FOR YUKON HISTORY TO BE ADDED TO SCHOOL CURRICULUM

Whitehorse:  Klondike MLA Sandy Silver used his private members’ motion time on Wednesday afternoon to call on the government to adopt the JJ Van Bibber memoir; I was born under a spruce tree, as part of the Yukon’s education curriculum.  After a friendly amendment the motion received the unanimous support of the assembly.

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YUKON PARTY SHUTS THE DOOR ON ACCESS TO INFORMATION

Whitehorse:  Klondike MLA Sandy Silver is disappointed the Yukon Party government is using its majority to ram through changes to the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Yesterday afternoon the government moved ahead with 2nd reading of the changes.

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GOVERNMENT LAGGING BEHIND ON RESPONSE TO MINING CONCERNS

Whitehorse:  Klondike MLA Sandy Silver used the week leading up to the 2012 Yukon Geoscience Forum to highlight several concerns the mining industry has raised with the Government of Yukon.  The Yukon Mineral Advisory Board (YMAB) provides the government with a list of priorities each year. 

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NEW PEEL PLAN OPENS MAJORITY OF REGION TO DEVELOPMENT SAYS SILVER

Whitehorse:  The new Peel Land Use Plan opens the majority of the area to development, says Interim Liberal Leader Sandy Silver.

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