The T.R.E.D.Mill

JUNE 1997

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

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CONVENTION CENTRE FEES & SMOKING

Village Council will be reviewing the public input on the proposed fees and smoking policy for the new Tourism & Convention Centre at their next meeting on Wednesday, May 28 at 7 pm. Please check the agenda posted around town and the notice board on Madley's for the location. Although the original deadline for written comments was Thursday, May 22, this has been extended to 3 pm Monday, May 26. If you wish to be a delegation at the Council meeting, please contact the Village Office by 12 noon, Friday, May 23 at 634-2291.


Mayor Stinson & Council congratulate the organizers and supporters of these recent events:

- From your friends in Active Living


THE TOURISTS ARE COMING!
THE TOURISTS ARE COMING!

We may have the best scenery in the Yukon, but sometimes it's the litter that catches the tourists' eye. Please help make our village attractive and continue to pick up the litter in your neighbourhood!

Thank you to everyone who helped with the Community Cleanup, including:
THANK YOU to these supporters of the 2nd Annual Kluane Mountain Festival: All our guest speakers & volunteers!


101 THINGS TO DO IN THE JUNCTION

#8 Cycle the Pine Lake Triangle from the Village to Pine Lake and then on to Mackintosh.



THANK YOU
to the
YUKON SOURDOUGH RENDEZVOUS

for donating $232 to HAINES JUNCTION YOUTH SOCCER!


Deadline for the next TREDMill is FRIDAY, JUNE 13 for distribution Friday, June 20


Champagne & Aishihik First Nations, the Village of Haines Junction and everyone else send their
CON-GRAD-ULATIONS

to the
St. Elias Community School
Class of '97 Grads!


The Haines Junction Skipping Club raised $1,908.32 on April 29 for the Heart & Stroke Foundation of B.C. & Yukon! Thanks to these skippers, we all win:

FEDERAL ELECTION '97


Advance Poll:
12 noon - 8 pm,
Friday, Saturday & Monday, May 23, 24, 26

Election Day Poll:
7 am - 7 pm, Monday, June 2

All polls are at the Community Hall.

Info: 1-800-661-3211



KING SALMON DERBY
HAINES, ALASKA


Saturday & Sunday,
May 24, 25, 26
May 31 - June 1

8 am - 6 pm

Fun for the whole family with great prizes!

Tix & Info: Alaska Sports Shop 907-766-2441 & Outfitters Sports Shop 907-766-3221


THE THRIFT SHOP
ST. CHRISTOPHER'S ANGLICAN CHURCH
THURSDAYS

MAY 29, 2-4 pm,
JUNE 12 & 26 2-4 pm, 7-8 pm
June 26 is a $1/bag sale and the last thrift shop until September.
INFO: 634-2509

ST. ELIAS COMMUNITY SCHOOL
AWARDS CEREMONY


7 pm
Thursday, May 29
School Gym

Info: 634-2231



TRAIL OF '42 ROAD RACE

1 pm Saturday, May 31
Starts at Marshall Creek Gravel Pit

Run, Bike or Walk 20 km of the Old Alaska Highway!

$15 entry fee.
5 pm BBQ at Community Hall

Contact Glen Hurlburt 634-2561



Sunday, June 1 is the Earlybird Deadline for the

5TH ANNUAL KLUANE TO CHILKAT INTERNATIONAL BIKE RELAY

SATURDAY, JUNE 21

9 AM Start at Weigh Scales

Registration packages are at:
* Haines Junction Village Office
* Whitehorse - Sport Yukon & all bike shops
* Haines, Alaska - Sockeye Cycle

Are you interested in volunteering with the Race this year, either before or on the day of the race? Call Paula Banks or Mark Ritchie if you would like to be part of this world class international event!


Be sure to cheer for Donovan Bailey as he takes on Michael Johnson in the 150 m race on Sunday, June 1. Scientists say the Canuck will win in 14.73 seconds by 1 meter!


Village of Haines Junction & Softball Yukon present
CIBC CHILDREN'S SOFTBALL CLINIC
TUESDAY, JUNE 3

3:15 - 6:30 pm
St. Elias School Field
AGES 7-16 YEARS
Cost: $8 includes supper & t-shirt
Learn about batting, pitching, back catching, base running, fielding & throwing. Please bring glove, hat & sunscreen.
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER AT THE VILLAGE OFFICE BY
FRIDAY, MAY 30.


The next planning meeting of the
Kluane to Chilkat Bike Race will be
12 noon, Saturday, June 7 at
the Village Office

Info: Mark Ritchie 634-2293

4TH ANNUAL MARDI GRAS
Saturday, June 7
Haines, Alaska
Costumes, Contests & More!

Info: 1-800-458-3579

CENTENNIAL
ANNIVERSARIES KIOSK UNVEILING


2 pm Saturday, June 7
Beaver Creek
Kiosk In Front Of The Fire Hall
Info: Gary Knickle 862-7230


Champagne & Aishihik First Nations
and
The Yukon Conservation Society invite you to the

2ND ANNUAL AISHIHIK AWARENESS WEEKEND
Saturday & Sunday, June 7 & 8
* Wetland Foot Tours
* Refreshments
* Interpretive Tours
* Live Entertainment

Info: James Allen or Harry Smith 634-2288
Will Jones 634-2613


POOL NEWS


Register For Red Cross Swimming Lessons on Monday-Thursday, June 9-12
10 AM - 12 Noon

Lessons Start
Monday, June 16
9 Am - 12 Noon

Info: 634-7029 or leave a message at 634-2650.

6TH ANNUAL ALSEK MUSIC FESTIVAL
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 13-15
DEZADEASH RIVER DAY USE AREA

(Beside the Weigh Scales)
9 pm - 2 am Friday & Saturday Night Dances
10 am Saturday Grounds Open
12 noon Sunday Grounds Open
Kids Events
Food, Arts & Crafts For Sale (Booths for rent: Call Louise 634-2673)
Free Shuttle Bus To & From Campgrounds

Tickets at the door only
Info: 634-2520

TRAINING SESSION FOR BIKE RACE
VOLUNTEERS


7:30 pm,
Wednesday, June 18
Community Hall Parking Lot

Info: Paula Banks or Mark Ritchie

Celebrate 100 years of Canada Customs in the Yukon at the

CUSTOMS
COMMUNITY EVENT


4 pm, Thursday, June 19
Community Hall
Beaver Creek
Info: 862-7230


Southern Tutchone Tribal Council invites you to their

GENERAL ASSEMBLY & GATHERING

Friday-Sunday, June 20-22
Location: TBA

Info: Margaret Johnson
634-2513


SHORTEST NIGHT PARTY
Burwash Landing
Saturday, June 21
Info: Ollie Wirth 841-4441


SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION

South Alaska State Fair Grounds
Haines, Alaska

Saturday, June 21
Dance to Live Music!
Enjoy Food & Beer!

Info: Joanne 907-766-2476



KLUANE NATIONAL PARK
INTERPRETIVE SCHEDULE BEGINS LAST WEEK IN JUNE

Info: 634-7207


CELEBRATE CANADA DAY! TUESDAY, JULY 1

Info: Mark Ritchie 634-2293


BUSINESS NEWS



I NEED YOUR BROCHURES!
Your friendly editor is always in need of your company's brochures. We're always giving them away at trade shows, to fam tours and to general inquiries. If you haven't dropped any off at the Village Office lately, you're missing out on a great way to tell people about your business!

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
The Business Development Bank of Canada is calling for nominations for their Young Entrepreneur Award for business people under the age of 29. Deadline for nominations is Friday, June 25 and applications are at the Village Office.

PLEASE WELCOME THESE NEW BUSINESS LICENSE HOLDERS: R & R SERVICES
- General Contracting - Richard Anderson & Reinhard Semmel 634-2768
NORTHWESTEL CABLE INC.
- Aivy Reinfelds 1-800-661-0834
KAZAR CONSTRUCTION
- General Contracting, Transportation Services - Erick Oles 634-2619
ASPEN B&B and RENTAL CABINS
- Francis Oles 634-2916
BLACK DOG ENTERPRISES
- General Building Contractor -Dave Tomlin, 634-2113

THE FISH HOOK
- Retail Sales of Fly Fishing Supplies & Guided Trips - Frank Alge 634-2928

CANADA SELECT GRADING
If you would like your accommodation facility graded for the 1998 Yukon Vacation Guide according to the national criteria set out by the Canada Select Accommodations Grading Program, contact the TIA Yukon office at 668-3331.

TIA YUKON NEWS
THANK YOU to the TOURISM INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF THE YUKON for another great AGM in Watson Lake! Motions passed at the TIA conference concerned the development of a Yukon Wilderness Tourism Management Strategy, roadside pullouts, WCB assessments and power rates. Details on these motions are available at the Village Office.

If anyone is traveling through Watson Lake this summer, be sure to stop and visit the NORTHERN LIGHTS CENTRE - their new Electric Sky theatre and planetarium!

VENTURE PARTNERSHIPS
The Business Development Bank, the Chartered Banks, Dana Naye Ventures and the Department of Economic Development have joined forces to guarantee venture loans to small and medium sized businesses. The size of the loans is $10,000 - $100,00, and information is available at the Village Office.

THANK YOU to the following businesses for supporting recent fam tours to Haines Junction:



VILLAGE NEWS



Next meetings of Village Council are scheduled for:
Wednesday, May 28 at 7 pm. Location: Village Office or another location as posted on the agenda and on Madley's sign.
Wednesday, June 11
Wednesday, June 25

If you would like to be on the Council Meeting agenda, please contact Sheila O'Hanlon, Municipal Clerk, by noon the Friday before at 634-2291.

PLEASE REMEMBER: NO BURNING AT THE VILLAGE DUMP!

CYCLISTS & PARENTS OF YOUNG CYCLISTS!

Please remember to: A FRIENDLY REMINDER:
Municipal Taxes are due on Wednesday, July 2!


TOURISM & CONVENTION CENTRE UPDATE



BLOCK 6 DEVELOPMENT
Tana Contracting of Haines Junction was the successful bidder on this project. Construction should begin soon.

CPR COMMITTEE NEWS
The next meeting of the CPR Committee is set for 7 pm Thursday, June 26. If you would like to be put on the agenda, please contact Mark Ritchie by 12 noon, Monday, June 23.

The JUNCTION FUNCTION FUNDING FOUNDATION is pleased to award Minor Hockey a grant of $100 for cleaning up the Pine Lake Trail.

BUILDING PERMITS
Please note that building permit applications require a minimum of seven working days for the Village to process the application before a permit is issued by YTG. If you have questions, please contact the Village Office at 634-2291.

ARENA REPORT


The Bill Brewster Arena is available for tennis for $20 per hour. Call the Village Office today to reserve your time: 634-2293.

Congratulations to all the winners at the Minor Hockey Awards Banquet last month. The Village will be proudly sponsoring the BILL BREWSTER COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD next winter, which hopefully be one of the most sought after awards!

The final numbers are in for the very successful 1996/97 season at the arena. Here is how the arena with artificial ice turned out compared to the previous winter with natural ice:

95/96 96/97
Revenues
$12,697 $23,870
Expenses $66,830 $72,052
Subsidy ($54,133) ($48,182)
Recovery 19% 33%


SPORTS CORNER
Congratulations to Chris Eikland for placing second in the Senior Men's category in the Chadburn Lake Mountain Bike Race on May 7.

THE GREEN SCENE
Clean bathroom mirrors and windows with a mixture of five parts water to one part vinegar. For a buildup of mold, spray with undiluted vinegar, wait half an hour and scrub with a brush and water.

TRAIL OF '98, HERE WE COME!
The earlybirds get the best legs! The registration forms are out for the 1997 Skagway to Whitehorse Klondike Road Relay on September 12 & 13. Mark at the Village Office is forming a Haines Junction team again this year, so bring your $50 and estimated running pace to sign up. For more info, call 634-2293.

COMMUNITY NEWS



Congratulations to Kelson Bastien & Claire Dulac on becoming RCMP Summer Students!

KIDS ARE WORTH IT!
The Child Development Centre Outreach Team will be in Haines Junction on Tuesday, June 10. 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.

COOL WEB SITES
Check out: www.mountainzone.com for everything you want to know about outdoor activities, even a taped report from base camp during the current expedition up Mount Everest.
www.beringia.com - the website for the new Beringia Museum.

CONGRATULATIONS to Spencer Tomlin on placing third in the design category in the Yukon Kub Kar Rally in Whitehorse!

WANTED: OLD GLASSES!
Do you have any old prescription glasses around your house that you no longer need? The St. Elias Lions can pass them on to someone who could use them. Just contact Bernie Genier at 634-2682 or any Lion.

WANTED: A PLACE IN THE SUN
An Alberta couple is looking for small or large acreage in Haines Junction or the surrounding area. Mountain views and privacy are a must. Improvements such as electricity, phone, water and septic are not a factor. Please call Paul Hunter at 667-2514 or 633-5226 if you have such a place for sale.

MONEY! MONEY! MONEY!
Thanks to the Yukon Anniversaries Commission, we have access to the HANDBOOK OF ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS for non-profit organizations. If you want to access grants in recreation, sport, culture, education, plus many other fields, contact Mark at the Village Office.

CANADA DAY, EH?
July 1 just wouldn't be the same without a Canada Day celebration here in Haines Junction. We have secured some funding from the Yukon Canada Day Committee, so now all we need is a community group to spearhead the organizing of it. If you or your group want this event to continue and you are willing to take on this role, contact Mark at the Village Office.

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