The T.R.E.D.Mill

FEBRUARY 1997

Editor: Mark Ritchie Village of Haines Junction - 634-2293
Fax: 634-2008
Email: vhj@yknet.yk.ca

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Mayor Stinson & Council thank the organizers of these recent community events:



Champagne & Aishihik First Nations and the Village of Haines Junction
congratulate these winners of the
CHRISTMAS DECORATING CONTEST

COMMERCIAL

1st Gateway Motel $100
2nd Anglican Church $75
3rd Catholic Church $50

RESIDENTIAL
1st Jim & Laurelei Bowers $100
2nd Henry & Barb Henkel $75
3rd (Tied) John & Doris Storey
Rhonda Markel & Paul Henstridge ($50 each)

Honourable Mention
* Bill & Carla Horsey $25
* Ken & Katie Alderson $25
* Annie Charlie $25
* Diane Oppen & John Farynowski $25

. . . and thank you to the anonymous judges, their friendly chauffeur and everyone who decorated their home or business this year!



Deadline for the next TREDMill is MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17



Timmy's Christmas Telethon thanks the Haines Junction Curling Club for donating $50!



NOT A WILY COYOTE!

Did you lose a dead coyote in early December? Village Office staff arrived at work on Friday, December 5 to find a dead coyote in a thick black plastic bag by the office sign. It may have slipped out the back of your pickup truck when you did a U-turn.

If it's yours, contact Dan Drummond, Conservation Officer at 634-2247. If you forgot to attach a note to this dead coyote, mail it to: Box 5339, Haines Junction, YT Y0B 1L0


Girls who participate in sports or physical activity are less likely to take up smoking, less susceptible to peer pressure and USUALLY HAVE HIGHER SELF-ESTEEM.
- From your friends in Active Living.


101 THINGS TO DO IN THE JUNCTION
#4 Cross-country ski around the MOOSE MEADOWS TRAIL south of Haines Junction on the Haines Road. It starts either opposite the Auriol Trail or at Quill Creek.



FEBRUARY IS HEALTHY HEART MONTH!



Start Your Spring Wardrobe at
THE THRIFT SHOP
ST. CHRISTOPHER'S ANGLICAN CHURCH
THURSDAYS, JANUARY 30 & FEBRUARY 13 & 27

2-4 P.M. & 7-8 P.M.
INFO: 634-2374

Kluane National Park presents:

LUNCHBOX THEATRE

12 Noon,
Alternating Wednesdays,
Visitor Reception Centre

* February 5: Catch Me If You Can: Part I The Grazers - An action packed wildlife video

* February 19: Catch Me If You Can: Part II The Predators

Info: Brent Liddle 634-7206

Visit Kluane National Park's new home page on the Internet:
www.fas.sfu.ca/canheritage/ homepage/parks_hp/natpk_hp/ kl/kl.htm
or just type in
www.fas.sfu.ca and go!

Judge Shirley Jackson & the Community Justice Committee invite you to a

COMMUNITY MEETING TO DISCUSS JUSTICE CONCERNS

Wednesday, February 5
7 pm Mezzanine
Everyone is invited!

Info: Janice Kingscote 634-7020


Come & cheer for these future NHLers at the

YUKON NOVICE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Friday-Sunday, February 7-9

(Regularly scheduled events are canceled for these days)

Info: Diane Strand 634-2352

The Yukon Science Institute
presents:

THE LANDSCAPES OF SOUTH NAHANNI NATIONAL PARK
with Dr. Derek Ford of McMaster University

Monday, February 10
7:30 pm

Visitor Reception Centre
Free Admission
Info: 634-7206


"THE SILVER SLED"
Haines Junction to Silver City
Dog Sled Race
FINAL FUNDRAISING DINNER, DANCE & SILENT AUCTION

8 pm Friday, February 14
Kluane Park Inn
Tickets: $10

Info: Ron Wondga 634-2261

The HUB Youth Centre is offering a
RETREAT

Friday-Sunday, February 14-16.
Join friends for:
* Valentine's Dance Friday Night 8 pm School Gym
* Blind Volleyball
* Snow Baseball
* Broomball
* Split-Level Pool Tourney

Pack your bags, bring a foamy and stay the night. Call April or Marlene at 634-2514 for details.

Yukon Outdoors Club presents:
IGLOO & SNOW-SHELTER BUILDING WORKSHOP
Friday-Sunday, February 14-16
Bear Creek Summit
Deadline to register is Wednesday, February 12 with Tony at 668-5298.

St. Elias Lions present their
32ND ANNUAL MIXED BONSPIEL
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15 & 16

Draw for $9,000 Snowmachine and $4,000 Soft Tub on Sunday. Tickets available from any Lion or at Bernie's Videos.
Deadline to Register: 8 pm Thursday, February 13
Register at Bernie's Videos 634-2682

Keep an eye out for HOT AIR BALLOONISTS floating overhead in Haines Junction sometime between February 17 & 28. Call 634-2293 for a daily update on where they will be floating in this area.

Bill Brewster Arena presents:
"FAST IS FUN!" Speed Skating Clinic

Saturday, February 22
11 am - 3 pm
Cost: Only $5
Instructors: Bob & Janet Pennington
Open to everyone 6 years & up. Clinic will cover equipment, what the sport is about, techniques and types of competition. Skaters will learn how to skate properly & have fun, how to compete and how to get the most power out of what you do. You should bring a pair of skates, lunch, shin pads if you have them, and loose fitting clothes. EVERYONE MUST HAVE A HELMET.
You must pre-register by Thursday, February 20 at the Arena.
Info: 634-7028

"THE SILVER SLED" DOG SLED RACE
Haines Junction to Silver City & Return
Saturday & Sunday, March 1 & 2 Rodeo Grounds

Saturday's Events

* 100 Mile Race 11 am
* One Dog Weight Pull - 1 pm (Please do not bring your pet dogs until after 12:30 pm)
* Food Concession
* Sled Rides
* Snowshoe Racing
Sunday's Events
* 22 Mile "Chili Paw" Race - 12 Noon
* 8 Mile Skijoring Race - 2 pm
* Food Concession
* Awards Dinner 4 pm Community Hall

Info: Ron Wondga 634-2261 Sean Fitzgerald 2M-8269 Richard Anderson 634-2208 Reinhard Semmel 634-2768 James Allen 634-2423

VILLAGE NEWS


Next meetings of Village Council are scheduled for Wednesday, February 12 & 26
If you would like to be on the agenda, please contact Sheila O'Hanlon, Municipal Clerk, by noon the previous Thursday 634-2291.


JUST CHECKING, THAT'S ALL!
Village Council is curious to know what kind of interest there is for more Country Residential Lots in the Willow Acres area. They are considering bringing more lots onto the market, so they are seeking expressions of interest. Please contact Sheila O'Hanlon at the Village Office at 634-2291 with your opinions!

TOURISM & CONVENTION CENTRE UPDATE
The Village has selected a contractor (Ketza Construction) for completion of the Centre. We are in the process of reviewing plans with Ketza in an attempt to reduce costs. The final bid price will be submitted by March 1. Construction will begin soon after that with the target completion set for October 1. All site services, parking and landscaping are not part of this contract and will be tendered locally.


TELEVISION SYSTEM
Northwestel Cable hopes to have their system up and running by about January 30. Northwestel Cable will provide the current four channels (CBC, TVNC, ITV and BCTV) free for five years to those not wishing the regular cable package, but only as long as the cable service remains economically viable.

ATTENTION DOG OWNERS!
It's a brand new year and the Village of Haines Junction would like to remind you of the Village's Bylaw #83-95 which states:
Every owner of every dog shall obtain a dog license tag and pay an annual license fee in accordance with the following schedule:
Spayed/Neutered Dog $5
Unspayed/Un-neutered Dog $25
Upon authorization for a special permit from Council, any additional dog will be licensed at $100.
If your dog has not previously been registered, please bring in the proper veterinarian papers indicating that your dog is either spayed or neutered. Questions? Call the Village Office at 634-2291.

Congratulations to our own Sheila O'Hanlon for winning the "B" Event in last week's Yukon Native Bonspiel!

CPR COMMITTEE NEWS
The Junction Function Funding Foundation recently 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 7 pm Thursday, February 13.


BUSINESS NEWS

TRAVEL SHOWS COMING UP!
Your friendly editor hopes to attend some travel shows in the next few months. If you have brochures or photographs you would like displayed at these shows, please deliver them to the Village Office by Thursday, February 20. Questions? Call Mark at 634-2293.

ONE WAY TO GET MAIL
Based on this editor's experience, if you receive a letter from Ghana or some other African country that contains lots of platitudes and religious sayings, you may wish to think twice about responding to their requests for information, pens, maps, etc. Answering one letter can open a floodgate of similar requests that can appear to have no end in sight.


IF I HAD A HAMMER . . .
Here are the building permits issued for 1996 for Haines Junction:
Permits Value
RESIDENTIAL 13 $ 506,000
COMMERCIAL 6 $1,773,000
GOVERNMENT 3 $2,022,000
TOTAL 19 $ 4,301,000

This compares with 24 permits for $642,000 in the same period in 1995!

WANTED TO BUY
House on property in Haines Junction area. Call 668-3598 or fax 633-6361.

WANTED TO BUY
Doug Ainsworth of Lumby B.C. is interested in purchasing or developing a tourist related business in this area, such as an RV/Campsite Park. He can be contacted at 250-260-0809 or 250-542-1004 or by fax 250-549-4589 or at Box 607, Lumby B.C. V0E 2G0.


ARENA REPORT


ARENA ATTENDANT'S JOB

The Village of Haines Junction has an immediate opening for an Arena Attendant. The deadline for applying is 4 PM TUESDAY, JANUARY 28 at the Village Office. Details of the competition and the position are at the Village Office.

THIS WINTER SO FAR
The new ice plant has resulted in November, our first month of operation, seeing use up 22% over the first month last winter. December 1996 saw use decline by 12% compared to December 1995. We've tried some new programs, but as the latest schedule in the ECHO indicates, attendance has to increase soon in order for Monday Drop-In Hockey and Tuesday Stickless Skating to continue. If you have any suggestions on the operation of the arena, be sure to pass them on to Roland.

I KNOW IT'S A BIT LATE, BUT . . .
Does anyone out there have a copy of Band-Aid's song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" It was written about ten years ago to raise money for famine relief in Africa. If you do, could you please lend it to Mark at 634-2943.

COMMUNITY PROJECT INITIATIVE
YTG is offering grants of up to $200,000 to assist community projects that focus on:
* Training & seasonal employment
* Building community infrastructure and upgrading local facilities
* Cultural & recreational projects, especially winter events.

Application forms are at the Village Office and can be submitted at anytime, up until March 1, 1997.

SPORTS CORNER

Congratulations to these local athletes who have been selected to the Yukon Team for the 1997 North American Indigenous Games:


CHECK IT OUT!
The 1998 Arctic Winter Games in Yellowknife now has a Home Page. View it at: www.98.awg.ca

KIDS ARE WORTH IT!
The Child Development Centre Outreach Team will be in Haines Junction on Tuesday, January 28 and Wednesday, February 26. To make an appointment in regards to a child with developmental concerns, call the Health Centre at 634-4444 or the CDC at 668-4386 collect.

WANT A COOL SCREEN-SAVER?
The Globe & Mail, Canada's National Newspaper, offers an EXCELLENT screen saver and info source called POINTCAST. You can personalize it in order to track the weather in certain cities around the world, get the latest National, U.S. or International news or sports, or track your stocks on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Check it out at www.pointcast.com and then download it. If it's from Toronto, it's got to be good!

FREE MONEY!!
Holland America has grants of up to $2,000 for events celebrating the Yukon Anniversaries. Applications can be submitted anytime, and they are available from the Village Office.


GREEN TIP OF THE MONTH
You can remove grease by pouring boiling water on stains, followed with dry baking soda. If that doesn't work, try ammonia and water.

Congratulations to Janice Kingscote on being appointed the new Community Justice Coordinator! She can be reached at 634-7020.

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