Linda was the first person that clients met and her sparkling personality endeared her to them, for the staff, she was enthusiasm personified, throwing herself into projects. Linda worked hard to see the first Raggedy Ribbon campaign come to fruition, and was committed to a child’s right to be free from abuse. Each year, thousands of raggedy ribbons are mailed out, along with a card asking that Yukoners wear the ribbons to support a child’s right to be free from abuse. The campaign has also published the three Bubbles books, used to teach young children about their right to be safe from abuse and the need for personal space.
Yukon apprentices who have achieved exceptionally high marks in their training and certification exams were presented with Awards of Excellence at a special ceremony and dinner in Whitehorse Friday night. This level of achievement speaks to the hard work and skills of the apprentices, and to the commitment and training provided by Yukon employers. To earn the awards, the apprentices must achieve marks of 85 per cent or higher during classroom training or on trade certification exams.
Yukon apprentices historically perform above the national average and this year is no exception. Everyone in the Yukon involved in the apprenticeship partnership is extremely proud. National results from 1998, the most recent available show that all 37 Yukon apprentices who wrote inter provincial exams that year passed, No other jurisdiction in Canada achieved a 100 per cent pass rate in all trades.
Once the Yukon apprentices complete their training and achieve certification in their trades, the vast majority obtain full-time jobs. This is a successful program producing highly-skilled and highly-employable Yukon people, house depreciation report Duncan was in Anchorage Thursday, promoting the Alaska Highway pipeline project at the annual conference of the Resource Development Council for Alaska.
The Yukon has been pushing hard for this project, which would be an enormous economic benefit, I am pleased that the prime minister and the governor have backed the Alaska Highway route too. Speaking to a rally in Whitehorse yesterday, said there is no choice but to take Alaskan gas through the Yukon to market, with everybody along the line benefitting. We believe the Alaska Highway route is the obvious choice because of the benefits it offers to people on both sides of the border. Kent also noted that construction of the pipeline should encourage development of the Yukon’s own natural gas resources.