T.R.E.D.MILL

The Tourism Recreation & Economic Development Mill


NOVEMBER 1996

Editor: Mark Ritchie
Village of Haines Junction
Phone: 403-634-2293
Fax: 634-2008
Email: vhj@yknet.yk.ca

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Mayor Stinson & Village Council thank Bill Brewster for all his work during the 15 years he served as MLA. They also congratulate Gary McRobb on his election win and they look forward to a good working relationship with him in the future.

Thank you Ruth Lawrence for moderating the All Candidates Meeting!

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


Community recreation PROMOTES ETHNIC AND CULTURAL HARMONY.
- From your friends in Active Living.

Congratulations to Wolf Riedl, former Principal of St. Elias Community School, on being appointed Deputy-Minister of Education! Hope we still see you on weekends!

101 THINGS TO DO IN THE JUNCTION
#2 Ski up the Auriol Trail and count how many moose tracks you can find.

DEADLINE FOR THE NEXT TREDMILL IS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22



BEAVERS
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Tuesdays, starting November 5
Community Hall
Info: Tom Buzzel 634-7279

CUBS
6 pm - 8 pm
Thursdays, starting November 7
Community Hall
Info: Rick Staley 634-2357

Grade 7-12 Parent-Teacher Interviews
St. Elias School
Thursday, November 7
Info: 634-2231

Start your Christmas shopping early at
THE THRIFT SHOP
ST. CHRISTOPHER'S ANGLICAN CHURCH
THURSDAY, NOV. 14 & 28
2-4 P.M. & 7-8 P.M.
INFO: 634-2374

LIBRARY CHRISTMAS CRAFT & BAKE SALE
7 P.M.- 9 P.M.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14
COMMUNITY HALL
To rent a table for $10, contact the library 634-2215

Info: Virginia Freese 634-2270

2nd ANNUAL BALD EAGLE FESTIVAL
Friday-Sunday,
November 15-17
Haines, Alaska
* Educational Seminars
* Family Events
* Arts & Entertainment
* Release of Rehabilitated Eagles
* Eagle Viewing!

Info: 1-800-246-6268

MINOR HOCKEY COACHING CLINIC
Saturday & Sunday, November 16 & 17
Library Boardroom
Cost: $40.00 Maximum

Info: Diane Strand 634-2352

St. Elias Junior Girls Basketball & The OPpEN House present:
WINTER FASHION SHOW
1:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 16 Arena Mezzanine
Watch for the flyer in your mailbox!

Info: Shirley Karman 634-2940 or Dianne Oppen 634-2738

Celebrate
National Child Day on Wednesday, November 20!

Haines Junction Curling Club presents:
3rd ANNUAL CASH SPIEL
Friday-Sunday, November 22-24
(Come and see all the improvements!)

Deadline to register: 8 pm Wednesday, November 20

Info: Dale Hansen 634-2507

Grade K-6 Parent-Teacher Interviews St. Elias School
Thursday, November 28
Info: 634-2231

ARENA NEWS


The Arena will open soon, so drop by today to pick up your schedule or call the update line at 634-2556. The artificial ice is just excellent - thanks Roland, Guy & Ziggy!

Thank you TANA CONTRACTING for donating concrete for the Zamboni Room.

Rec Hockey desperately needs goalies for this season. If you were a goalie many years ago in your youth, consider giving it a try again! Call Elaine at 634-2920 if you are interested.

SPORTS SHORTS

I admit it - I was late! The surveys sent out to pool users in October were late getting out. The deadline for returning them has been extended to Thursday, October 31. Please return your survey to the Village Office by then to be eligible for a draw for 3 season's passes.

LEVEL I COACHING THEORY COURSE IS COMING UP IN NOVEMBER. Call Mark at 634-2293 to find out more details or to put your name on the interest list!

Congratulations to Kenny Burns, Suzie Hume and Robin Chambers for being chosen for Team Yukon for the 1997 North American Indigenous Games.

Thank you Peter Milner, Director of the YTG Sport & Recreation Branch, for coming out to CLUBS NIGHT in October!

HAINES JUNCTION TO SILVER CITY DOG SLED RACE
Here's the scoop on something to make winter a bit more enjoyable! Sometime in mid-to late February, there will be a 100 mile dog sled race from Haines Junction to Silver City and return. The trail will follow the old Alaska Highway and the pipeline right of ways. Other events may include:
* 50 mile race
* 10 mile race
* Ski joring race
* One dog weight pull (Open to family pets)
* Sled dog rides

For more information about the HAINES JUNCTION TO SILVER CITY DOG SLED RACE, talk to Ron or Linda Wondga at 634-2261, or Richard Anderson or Sean Fitzgerald.


VILLAGE NEWS


The next meetings of Village Council are scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 13 & 27. 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
Construction of the Tourism & Convention Centre is proceeding well in spite of the early winter. The footings have been poured and Tana Contracting is now building the forms for the foundation walls. The roadway next to the arena should be reopened by mid-November. Here's news on upcoming tenders:

Crawl Space Heating - Tender closes at 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 31.

Superstructure Framing - Tender package ready mid-December. Closing date end of January.
Tender packages are available for pickup at the Village Office or you can ask to be notified when they are ready.

Thank you Public Works for installing the new plaque for the Project '92 Time Capsule!

CPR COMMITTEE NEWS
Welcome to the latest members of the Culture, Parks & Recreation Committee: Shirley Karman, Neil Salvin, Peter West & Lee Drummond (Youth Rep).

The Village received 10 applications for Rec Grants totaling a record $33,000. There is about $7,000 to be disbursed. The CPR Committee will be reviewing the applications on October 29 and Village Council will review their recommendations at their November 13 meeting. We appreciate the patience of all the applicants.

The JUNCTION FUNCTION FUNDING FOUNDATION is pleased to award these grants:
* $100 to St. Elias Community School for prizes for the Terry Fox Run.
* $300 to the Volunteer Fire Department to be used for Halloween Fireworks.

BUSINESS NEWS

IF YOU MARKET IT, THEY WILL COME!
Pat Habiluk, Brent Liddle & George Nassiopoulos from the Kluane Wilderness Operators Association and Mark Ritchie from the Village will be at the Banff Festival of Mountain Films on November 1, 2, & 3 to promote ecotourism in this region. If you have brochures or photographs you would like displayed at this show, please deliver them to any of the above people by Tuesday, October 29. Thanks to the CANADA/YUKON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT for supporting this marketing.

PHONE CALL FRAUD
TIA Yukon reports that some businesses, hotels and motels have been the recent target of fraudulent phone calls. Someone identifies themselves as a Northwestel employee and they say they require an outside line to do some testing or for some other reason. This person then makes long distance calls at the business's expense. Northwestel says that under no circumstances should you transfer this caller to an outside line. If this happens to you, please call the RCMP at 634-5555 as soon as possible.

ECONOMIC DRIVING FORCES
Please welcome this new business license holder in Haines Junction:
SAFE-T-WAY - Commodities sales & safety consulting service - Stan Noel 634-2308

IF I HAD A HAMMER . . .
Here are the building permits issued as of September for Haines Junction:
Permits Value

This compares with 21 permits for $592,000 in the same period in 1995!


COMMUNITY NEWS


COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP NEWS
A Christian Prayer Group is starting. Come pray for our school, students, teachers and community. Thursdays, 12 noon, Room TBA, St. Elias Community School.

A Youth Bible Group for Grades 6 & up meets 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Storey's house.

The CCF hold their Sunday Services at 11 a.m. in School Library. Speakers are John Storey, Brian Hoover & Gerry Wegreen. All are welcome!

Please watch for upcoming Adult Bible Studies.

For information on any of the above programs, please call Doris or John at 634-2944.

WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS A FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE!
Are you tired of your dog not obeying your commands? Would you like to turn your food vacuum into a Lassie or Rin-tin-tin? Donna McLaughlin of the Yukon Kennel Club is willing to come out for a weekend to teach 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.

YOUTH INVESTMENT FUND
This YTG program provides funding for short term community projects which involve "youth at risk". Deadline for projects of $500 or more is Thursday, October 31. Deadline for projects of less than $500 is anytime. Applications are at the Village Office.

THE GREEN SCENE
For non-toxic "green" cleaning, use baking soda as a scouring powder that won't scratch. Salt mixed with lemon may also work, but watch out for any cuts you may have on your hands.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
The CDC's Outreach Team will be in Haines Junction on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22. If you have a child with developmental concerns, please contact the Health Unit at 634-4444 or the CDC at 668-4386 collect.

KLUANE NATIONAL PARK 1996 SUMMER USE STATS
19951996Change
VRC Bus Travelers10,72010,096-6%
VRC Independent Travelers31,86030,169-6%
Kathleen Lake Campers5,3744,834-11%
Backcountry Overnight Users2,1482,079-3%

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