The T.R.E.D.Mill

DECEMBER 1997

Editor: Mark Ritchie Village of Haines Junction - 634-2293
Fax: 634-2008
Email: vhj@yknet.yk.ca
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Mayor Burton, Village Council and Staff wish you all the best during this holiday season!



Our brand new TOURISM & CONVENTION CENTRE is now open and available for bookings! If your organization, even a youth group, normally uses the old Community Hall, you are welcome to start using the Convention Centre. To reserve your date & time, please call 634-2293.


Mayor Burton & Council thank the organizers and supporters of these recent community events:



CONGRATULATIONS and THANKS to Henry Henkel for being a volunteer fire fighter for the past 20 years!


COMMUNITY SERVICES NOW ACCESSIBLE 24 HOURS PER DAY!
Have you ever woken up in middle of the night with an idea about recreation, but didn't have a piece of paper to write it on? Now you can call Community Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and leave a message on the voice mail. Just call 634-2293 and speak your mind after the beep.

FOUND earlier this fall: One dark brown wooden picture frame near the Village Monument - it has an opening 8 1/4" x 12 1/4". See Mark at the Village Office to claim it.


Deadline for next TREDMill is FRIDAY, JANUARY 16


THANK YOU to these sponsors of seats in the new Tourism & Convention Centre: We now have 23 seats sponsored. To order your seat, please call Mark at 634-2293.


Leisure opportunities, facilities and the quality of the local environment are the FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNITY PRIDE.

-From Your Friends In Active Living


101 THINGS TO DO IN THE JUNCTION
#11 Take a walk in the woods and look for tracks in the snow!

FOUND - one Klassen house key in the Community Hall in November. To claim it, please contact Mark Ritchie.

If you don't win the Christmas Lighting Contest, plan to win with flowers!
ANNOUNCING:
The Village of Haines Junction 1998 Garden Contest! Details later.
For now, just make sure your seed catalogues are ordered!



Get what you really wanted for Christmas at:
THE THRIFT SHOP
ST. CHRISTOPHER'S ANGLICAN CHURCH

Thursday, January 8 & 29
2-4 pm, 7-8 pm

Info: Jeananne 634-2374



Come & cheer on the best young women hockey players in the Yukon!

ARCTIC WINTER GAMES TRYOUTS

Saturday & Sunday, January 10 & 11

Bill Brewster Arena

Info: Cheryl Peters 667-4236



YTG Renewable
Resources invite you to a

SOLID WASTE OPEN HOUSE

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm Wednesday, January 14 Mezzanine

Info: Jackie Heath 1-800-661-0408 Local 8055


Goodbye, Sheila! It's been great working with you the past few years at the Village Office. All the best in your new career at YTG!



The Yukon Science Institute presents:

THE TEN YEAR SNOWSHOE HARE CYCLE
AND
BOREAL FOREST COMMUNITY DYNAMICS


with
Dr. Charles Krebs,
University of British Columbia
7:30 pm
Monday, January 19,
Visitor Reception Centre

Info: 634-7209



Here is the schedule for upcoming Village Council meetings. Unless noted, all meetings are at 7 pm Wednesdays in Council Chambers: If you would like to attend the Council Meeting as a delegation, please contact Darlene Sillery, Acting Municipal Clerk, by noon the Thursday before at 634-2291.


Village Council is pleased to announce the following appointments:

Village Council is pleased to award the following Rec Grants:

The Block 6 Sewer and Water Project behind Cozy Corner is now complete.

The cemetery master plan is now complete. Plots can only be reserved by a onsite meeting with Jim Cheverie. Please call Jim at 634-2586 to arrange a time.


Do you have old batteries and paint that you would like to dispose? Please put them in the shed at the dump.



TOURISM & CONVENTION CENTRE UPDATE

Ketza Construction and the subcontractors have now substantially completed the building and are now taking care of minor deficiencies.
The retractable seating for 240 people is being installed.

The lighting and sound system for the Grand Hall will be installed in late December.

Johnson Contracting is currently building the Village Offices, Council Chambers and EMO Office on the second floor, with an planned completion date of January 31.

The Community Hall is set to close January 2.
If you or your group would like a tour of the Centre during the day, evenings or weekends, please contact Mark Ritchie at the Village Office at 634-2293.




WELCOME to these new members of the CPR Committee: * Elaine Chin
* Councilor Brent Kardash
* Rhonda Markel
* Gwen Maynes
* Marion Primozic
* Dave Sillery
* Kristy Staley

The next meeting of the CPR Committee is set for 7 pm Thursday, January 8.
If you would like to be put on the agenda, please contact Mark Ritchie by 12 noon, Monday, January 5.



The JUNCTION FUNCTION FUNDING FOUNDATION is pleased to award the following grants:
To apply for grants from the JFFF, please contact Shirley Karman or Mark Ritchie.




THANK YOU to KETZA CONSTRUCTION for your assistance to the Arena staff this fall!

Watch for punch passes coming soon to the Arena - buy 9, get 1 free!

THANK YOU to Diane Strand and Haines Junction Minor Hockey for hosting the Yukon Amateur Hockey Association AGM!


YOU MAY COACH THE NEXT ELVIS STOJKO!

We are looking for someone to teach figure skating one or two hours a week. If you are interested or know of someone who is, please see Roland or James at the Arena.

LOST: One pair of Size 8 Graff Hockey Skates with the yellow logo. The Reward will be a great amount of appreciation. Please call Eric Stinson at 634-2335 if you find them.




Here are the approximate attendance, revenues and expenditures for operating the pool this past summer:


1996 1997

Users 7,061 7,606 +8%
Income $7,540 $9,954 +32%
Costs $60,583 $60,717 N/C
Recovery 12% 16%

Thank you to James, Carmen, Jason & Johnny for these very good results!

CONGRATULATIONS to Nancy Ball, Lindsay Netherton and Shelby Jackson for winning pool passes for next summer. THANK YOU to everyone who completed the user surveys!




CONGRATULATIONS to Megan Freese, Christa Egli and Alcina Banks - they made the Arctic Winter Games Basketball Team!

Congratulations from Champagne & Aishihik First Nations and the rest of Haines Junction
to these local participants in the 1997 North American Indigenous Games in Victoria:

Congratulations to Jordan Holloway of the Jardine's Blazers in Kamloops for the following performance in the Randy Lindros Memorial Triple A Tournament on November 6 & 7! * One goal in a 7-4 win over Abbotsford
* Two goals in a 6-1 win over Prince George
* Two assists in a 5-2 loss to Langley.

ARCTIC WINTER GAMES
The Village Office has the complete listing of all the trials for the Arctic Winter Games next March in Yellowknife.




$ FOR HIRING $TUDENT$!
FRIDAY, JANUARY 16 is the deadline to apply for YTG STUDENT TRAINING & EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM funding for the summer of 1998. Subsidies of up to $5.75 per hour are available. Applications are at the Village Office or by calling Ann Birnie at 1-800-661-0408 Local 5927.


HERE ARE THE BUILDING STATISTICS ISSUED SO FAR THIS YEAR IN HAINES JUNCTION:

This compares to 19 permits valued at $4,223,000 issued for the same period in 1996.


CONGRATULATIONS! to BRENT LIDDLE & WENDA LYTHGOE of THE CABIN BED & BREAKFAST for winning a Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon GOLDEN HOST AWARD!

BDC & CIBC LAUNCH ABORIGINAL BUSINESS GROWTH PROGRAM
The Business Development Bank of Canada & CIBC now offer a full package of products to better serve the capital needs of small & medium sized Aboriginal business. Loans of up to $250,000 will be available. For more information, please contact Margaret Lea Phillips at BDC at 633-7514.

THE GERMANS ARE COMING! THE GERMANS ARE COMING!
Thanks to the efforts of TOURISM YUKON, the charter company AIR TRANSAT will begin direct, weekly air service next summer between Frankfurt, Germany and Whitehorse. The service will run May 19 to September 15. The Village office has a list of twenty-one European travel agents who are looking for tourist packages to offer along with this service.

B&B's in the HJ YP's?
We often get calls at the Village Office asking if there are any Bed & Breakfasts in Haines Junction, because none are listed in the Yellow Pages. If you would like to drum up more business for your B&B, consider listing it in the next issue of the phone book!


The Frostbite Music Society is
inviting all Yukon musicians interested in playing at
Frostbite on Friday-Sunday, February 13-15 to call the Frostbite Office at 634-4921.



VISITOR RECEPTION CENTRE
HOURS OF OPERATION


Monday-Friday,
10 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm
Closed occasionally as well.
The VRC will open weekends beginning in late January.



If you have concerns about the development of your child, please contact the CDC at 668-4386 or the Health Centre at 634-4444.


YTG Government Services has now moved into their new office behind the Administration Building. Their new phone number is 634-7500 and their new fax number is 634-7502. CONGRATULATIONS to James Sias on achieving 85% in his Automotive Service Technician Level I Apprenticeship! Two greasy thumbs up!
FRIENDS, RESIDENTS, COUNTRY PEOPLE!

Are you interested in Toastmasters? Then call Diane Strand at 634-2352!

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15 is the next deadline to apply for COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUND grants for funding requests greater than $20,000. Contact the Village Office for application forms. We even have the application form on computer disk.

THE GREEN SCENE
For furniture polish, use one part lemon juice mixed with two parts cooking oil.

THANK YOU to everyone in Haines Junction and Whitehorse for your warm welcome into this world to Christopher Emmett Ritchie! Thank you especially to the staff at the Haines Junction Health Centre, the staff at the Whitehorse General Hospital, and Drs. Sally MacDonald and Robert Bousquet. For $5, we will let anyone hold him anytime for 5 minutes.

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