The T.R.E.D.Mill

Editor: Mark Ritchie Village of Haines Junction - 634-2293 NOVEMBER 1996

Fax: 634-2008 Email: vhj@yknet.yk.ca


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MAYOR STINSON & VILLAGE COUNCIL WISHES EVERYONE A SAFE & HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!

Thank you to Jim Carroll & Rick Broadhead for a very favourable review of the TREDMill in their book THE CANADIAN INTERNET NEW USER'S HANDBOOK!

Thanks also to Phil Bastien of BOREALIS PRODUCTIONS for preparing the TREDMill for the Internet each month!


Mayor Stinson & Council thank the organizers of these recent community events:
* Halloween Dance
* Halloween Fireworks
* CAFN General Assembly
* Library Christmas Craft & Bake Sale
* Winter Fashion Show
* Curling Club Cash Bonspiel

THANK YOU TO THESE SUPPORTERS OF THE 10TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN NIGHT FIREWORKS

* Champagne & Aishihik First Nations
* Ventures
* Junction Function Funding Foundation
* Kluane National Park
* RCMP
* St. Elias Lions
* Southern Tutchone Tribal Council
* Village of Haines Junction
* Volunteer Fire Department
* All the VOLUNTEERS!


WOMEN'S GLOVES FOUND OUTSIDE THE LIBRARY CRAFT SALE: One black leather left glove, one green right glove & one black Isotoner right glove.


Through parks, open spaces and protected natural environments, recreation can contribute to the ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH of our communities.

- From your friends in Active Living.

101 THINGS TO DO IN THE JUNCTION
#3 Snowshoe, snowmachine or ski around the Marshall Creek area and see how many different animal tracks you can find!


Deadline for next TREDMill is FRIDAY, JANUARY 17



If you want the Chamber of Commerce to continue, please come to the Annual General Meeting at 7:30 pm Monday, December 2 in the Backe Room at the KPI.



Help plan the
1997 KLUANE TO CHILKAT INTERNATIONAL BIKE RELAY!
Join us Friday, November 29 at 1 pm at the Village Office to
discuss the future direction of this world class event.

For more information, call Mark at 634-2293.

"THE SILVER SLED"

Haines Junction To Silver City Dog Sled Race Fundraising Dinner No. 2

PIZZA!

Support Minor Hockey by calling 634-2107 or 634-2720 and ordering an uncooked 15" Pepperoni or Hawaiian Pizza.
The pizzas are only $13 each and they will be delivered to your door on
Friday, December 6 between 5 & 7 p.m.




Champagne & Aishihik First Nations present:

CHRISTMAS BINGO


YUKON NATIVE BONSPIEL
is having a fundraiser
HOMEMADE PEROGIES
$3.50/Dozen

Order by Thursday, December 5.
Delivery on Tuesday, December 10.
Call Lisa at 634-2800 to order!



The Staff and Students of St. Elias Community School invite you to attend the
dedication of the
TISH TOMLIN RESOURCE CENTRE
7:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 5



All Boys & Girls Grade 6 & up in the Yukon are invited to a:
BASKETBALL CLINIC
Friday & Saturday, December 6 & 7
St. Elias School Gym

Instructor: Former Canadian National Women's Team Player CLAIRE MITTON

Register with Shirley Karman 634-2940

Thanks to support from Sport Yukon & Basketball Yukon!



Southern Tutchone Tribal Council presents:

ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY

10 am Thursday, December 12
Elders Complex, Haines Junction

Info: Marg Johnson 634-2513



Finish your Christmas shopping at
THE THRIFT SHOP
ST. CHRISTOPHER'S ANGLICAN CHURCH


THURSDAYS, DECEMBER 12 &
JANUARY 9 & 30
2-4 P.M. & 7-8 P.M.
INFO: 634-2374



Mayor Stinson & Council invite you to their
CHRISTMAS PARTY
4 pm
Friday, December 13
Village Office

Gavel-nappers not invited!


Haines Junction Curling Club presents:
CHRISTMAS TURKEY BONSPIEL
Saturday & Sunday, December 14 & 15

Cost: $40/Team
Deadline to Register: 8 pm Thursday, December 12
Info: Dale Hansen 634-2507



The Yukon Science Institute presents
AMONG DINOSAURS: LIFE WITHIN THE BONES
with
Dr. Dale Russell
University of North Carolina
7:30 pm Monday, December 16
Visitor Reception Centre

Admission is free!
Info: Brent Liddle 634-7206


ST. ELIAS SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT

7 pm
Thursday, December 19

Info: 634-2231



It's time once again for the
CHRISTMAS DECORATING CONTEST

This year's theme is:
"Northern Lights and Country Sights"

Judging: 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 19
Prizes in each category:
  • First Prize $100
  • Second Prize $ 75
  • Third Prize $ 50
  • Honourable Mention $ 25

Area: Municipality of Haines Junction & Champagne-Aishihik Village

Judging is based on creativity, colour, and candlepower!

Info: 634-2293



Join your fine feathered friends for the
CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
Saturday, December 21

* No experience necessary
* $6 donation requested to the Audubon Society
* Pot luck supper

Please register by phoning Millie Hall at 634-2126
by Wednesday, December 18
to give time to assign areas.



The Community Christian Fellowship presents:
COMMUNITY CAROLING NIGHT
7:30 pm
Saturday, December 21
Mackintosh Lodge
Everyone welcome!

Plus Youth Group Cake Judging Contest!
Info: John Storey 634-2944



Champagne-Aishihik First Nations, Minor Hockey, Ventures & Village of Haines Junction present

SKATE WITH SANTA

1-3 pm
Tuesday, December 24
Bill Brewster Arena
Info: Dan Drummond 634-2683



Champagne & Aishihik First Nations present:
BOXING DAY DINNER & DANCE
Thursday, December 26
Community Hall
5 pm Members Only Dinner
9 pm Dance Open To Everyone

Info: 634-2288


RCMP CURLING CHALLENGE
Friday-Sunday, January 10-12
Haines Junction Curling Club
Deadline to register:
8 pm Wednesday, January 8

Info: Dale Hansen 634-2507

WOMEN'S HOCKEY CLINIC
Saturday, January 11
10:30 am-12 Noon, 1:30-3:30 pm
Bill Brewster Arena

Instructor: Sue Hamilton, Captain, Whitehorse Women's Hockey Team

Info: Val Drummond 634-2683

15TH ANNUAL CHAMPAGNE & AISHIHIK
FIRST NATIONS
NATIVE BONSPIEL
Friday-Sunday,
January 17-19
Deadline to register: 6 pm Wednesday, January 15

Info: Diane Strand 634-2331

ALCAN 200 INTERNATIONAL SNOWMACHINE RACE


Friday-Sunday,
January 17-19

Canadians and Americans race at speeds of over 100 mph from
Canada Customs near Haines, Alaska to Dezadeash Lake in the Yukon and return.
Friday night:
Calcutta Auction, Fogcutter Bar
Saturday:
9 am $200 Registration Deadline
10 am Race Starts
Sunday:
1 pm Drag Races Location TBA


Info: Diana 907-766-2503



Come and watch the Whitehorse Women's Hockey Team play with the Haines Junction team in the

WOMEN'S HOCKEY JAMBOREE
Saturday, January 25
10:30 am-12 noon, 1:30-3 pm
Bill Brewster Arena

Info: Val Drummond 634-2683


You're never too old to cheer for the Haines Junction One Timers at the

10th ANNUAL
OLD TIMER'S HOCKEY TOURNAMENT


Friday-Sunday,
January 31-February 2
Bill Brewster Arena

Info: Dan Drummond 634-2683

ARENA NEWS


Thank you
ALCAN FUELS for donating propane to the Arena!

See the December Arena schedule on the last page of the TREDMill.

MAYBE YOU'LL COACH THE NEXT ELVIS STOYKO!
Would you like to pass your knowledge about figure skating to some enthusiastic local youth? We're looking for someone to teach figure skating at the Arena. Just call Roland or Guy at 634-7028 or Mark at 634-2293 if you are interested so we can offer this valuable program.

GREAT NEWS FOR YOUTH!
Village Council announces a new policy regarding youth groups renting the Mezzanine. It is now free with ice rentals and only half price if rented by itself. Also, the kitchen in the basement of the Community Hall is now half price for youth groups. Call Mark at 634-2293 to make your reservation!

POOL NEWS


Thank you to everyone who completed the Pool Survey. The winners of the Season's Passes were drawn at the last Culture, Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting and they are:
* Debbie Bastien
* Aven Crawshay
* Kathy Walton


ANTICIPATORY STAFFING

Shakwak Valley Pool is anticipating some possible staffing vacancies next summer. If you are interested in a Lifeguard/Instructor's position or in the Pool Supervisor's position, please send your resume by MONDAY, JANUARY 13 to Mark Ritchie, Director of Community Services, Village of Haines Junction, either by:
* Mail: Box 5339, Haines Junction, YT Y0B 1L0
* Fax: 403-634-2008
* Email: vhj@yknet.yk.ca
* Hand delivered to the Village Office.
More detailed job descriptions are available at the Village Office. If you have questions about the above, contact Mark at 634-2293.

VILLAGE NEWS


Here are the hours for the Village Office over the holiday season:
Tuesday, December 24
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

December 25 & 26
Closed

December 27 & 30
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesday, December 31
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

New Year's Day
Closed

Thursday & Friday, January 2&3
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

EMPLOYMENT OPENING
The Village has an opening for a temporary Receptionist/Accounts Payable Clerk from Monday, January 20 to Friday, February 28. The deadline to apply for this position is 4 PM FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29. For details, please contact the Village Office.

PLEASE NOTE that the oil tanks in the northwest corner of the municipal dump have been removed to the Village Maintenance Compound. The Village hopes to have a new Enviro-Tank installed early in the new year. In the meantime, please bring your waste oil to the Maintenance Compound during regular business hours.

BORDERS STILL IN ORDER
Some people may have received conflicting information about the Village's legal boundaries. If you have questions or would like to see a map of the boundaries, please contact Sheila O'Hanlon at the Village Office.

RESTRUCTURING NOW COMPLETE
Mayor Stinson & Council have now completed the restructuring of the Village organization. Three Directors now report directly to Council and their responsibilities are:
* Jim Cheverie
Director of Public Works
* Streets, Water & Sewer
* Building Maintenance
* Capital Project Management
* Bylaw Enforcement
* Sanitary Landfill
* Sheila O'Hanlon
Director of Finance & Administration
* Municipal Clerk
* Village Finances
* Bylaw Development & Enforcement
* Zoning & Land Development
* Mark Ritchie
Director of Community Services
* Operation of Arena, Mezzanine, Swimming Pool & Community Hall
* Special Events
* Tourism Promotion
* Economic Development
* Community Television


The next meetings of Village Council are scheduled for:

* 7 pm Wednesday, December 11
* 12 Noon Monday, December 30
* 7 pm Wednesday, January 8 & 22

If you would like to be placed on a Council Meeting Agenda, please contact Sheila O'Hanlon by 12 noon the previous Thursday at 634-2291.


TOURISM CENTRE
Tana Contracting is finishing installing the sub-floor and then they will be backfilling around the foundation walls. The next tender will be for the Superstructure Framing and the tender packages should be ready in mid-December with a closing date at the end of January. Call the Village Office at 634-2291 and ask to be told when the tender packages are ready.

Local contractors are also invited to an information session on the project at 4 P.M. FRIDAY, NOV- EMBER 29 at the Village Office. Village Council would like to see all the work done by local contractors and this information session will help with submitting tenders.


CPR COMMITTEE NEWS

Congratulations to Shirley Karman on being appointed Chair of the CPR Committee. The CPR Committee held a very long meeting in early November to review the Recreation Grant Applications. Village Council awarded the following grants, based on the CPR Committee's recommendations, to:
The Junction Function Funding Foundation also awarded the following grants: You can apply at any time for JFFF grants, but the next deadline for Recreation Grants is March 15, 1997. The next CPR meeting is set for Thursday, December 12.


THANK YOU!
The St. Elias Junior Girls Basketball Team would like to pass on a sincere "THANKS" to Village Council and the members of the CPR Committee for the recreation grant they received. They would also like to give a special ...

"THANK YOU" to
TANA CONTRACTING
&
KLUANE HELICOPTERS


for their generous contribution towards the team warm-up jackets. The jackets are fantastic and the team will be proud to wear them as ambassadors for our school and our community.



Megan Freese, of the St. Elias Junior Girls Basketball Team, on being chosen Basketball Yukon's Most Improved Athlete of 1996!

BUSINESS NEWS

HIRE A STUDENT!
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10 is the deadline to submit applications to hire a student under YTG's Student Training & Employment Program (STEP). YTG will provide a subsidy of $5.75/hour. The Village Office has applications or contact Cyndy DeKuysscher at 1-800-661-0408 Local 5927.

BUILDING STILL BOOMING!
Here are the building permits issued so far this year for Haines Junction:
Permits Value
RESIDENTIAL12$478,000
COMMERCIAL5$1,723,000
GOVERNMENT2$2,022,000
TOTAL19$4,223,000
This compares with 24 permits for $642,000 in the same period in 1995!

COMMUNITY JUSTICE COMMITTEE REPORT

The next Court dates are Tuesday & Thursday, December 3 & 5 in the Mezzanine of Bill Brewster Arena. There will also be circle sentencing on December 5. For more info, contact Helen Hassard at 634-7020.

The next sitting of the Justice of the Peace Court will be Tuesday, January 13 at 7 p.m. in the Mezzanine. For more info, contact Cpl. Larry Kavanagh at 634-5555.

YOUTH CENTRE


SCHEDULE

Check at the Centre for December hours!

Come and enjoy:

Info: April or Trish 634-2012 or 634-2514


YOUTH CENTRE OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, December 7
2 pm - 5 pm

Pack your suitcase & stay the weekend!
YOUTH RETREAT
Saturday & Sunday,
December 14 & 15
Haines Junction Youth Centre

* Pool Tournament!
* Skating!
* Meet New Friends!

Info: April Charbonneau 634-2514



How about SkaRiYoCe?
April Charbonneau, Youth Coordinator, is looking for a new name
for the CAFN Skating Rink & Youth Centre.
Please submit your entries with you name & phone number to
April or Trish by Friday, November 29th.
The Grand Prize is a ONE DAY SKIING PASS AT MOUNT SIMA.

COMMUNITY NEWS


Congratulations to CARRIE BRENEMAN for winning the Mary Gartside Scholarship of the Yukon Teachers Association!

Congratulations to CHRIS NADEAU for having one of his works of art chosen for the YTG Permanent Student Art Collection. You can see Chris's work on the walls of the YTG Education Building in Riverdale!

Congratulations to CLAIRE DULAC for winning the C.D. Taylor Memorial Award!


SEE SPOT RUN! RUN, SPOT, RUN!
We almost have enough names of people who are interested in a weekend course teaching basic dog obedience. Call Mark at 634-2293 if you would like to put your name on an interest list, and when we have enough people, we'll organize a weekend course.

THE GREEN SCENE

Freshen your toilet with two cups of vinegar left overnight!

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
The CDC's Outreach Team will be in Haines Junction on Tuesday, December 17.
If you have a child with developmental concerns,
please contact
the Health Unit at 634-4444 or the CDC at 668-4386 collect.



CHRISTMAS SERVICES
Community Christian Fellowship
- Caroling Night 7:30 pm Saturday, December 21 Mackintosh Lodge 634-2944

Dakwakada Church
- 7 p.m. Christmas Eve - 634-2671

Our Lady of the Way Catholic Church - 634-2542
* Beaver Creek
7 pm - Sunday, December 22
* Haines Junction
7 pm - Christmas Eve
* Burwash
12 Midnight - Christmas Eve

St. Christopher's Anglican Church
- 7 pm Christmas Eve 634-2745 or 634-2374

A SMALL PLACE, THAT'S ALL!
Lucy Batycky from Calgary is looking for a small acreage of wilderness to put a cabin on or a place already with an old cabin. Call her at 403-547-1804 or write to her at 353 Edgeview Place N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3A 4X4

KLUANE NATIONAL PARK NEWS
The Visitor Reception Centre is now open seven days a week, 10 am - 12 noon and 1 pm - 4 pm. Staff can be reached by phone: 634-7205 or 634-7201.

KLUANE EDU-KIT COMING!
The Department of Canadian Heritage and the Government of the Yukon have signed a cooperative agreement to develop an educational kit on the Yukon's protected areas, such as Kluane National Park. The kit will include a biophysical resource description, two management plans and a variety of on-site interpretive facilities and services. If you would like to be notified when these kits are ready, please contact Brent Liddle at 634-7206.


KLUANE NATIONAL PARK 1996 SUMMER USE STATISTICS


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