The T.R.E.D.Mill

NOVEMBER 1998

Editor: Mark Ritchie Village of Haines Junction - 634-2293
Fax: 634-2008
Email: vhj@yknet.yk.ca
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Mayor Burton & Council thank the organizers and supporters of these recent community events:
  • CLUBS NIGHT
  • ELDERS/SENIORS THANKSGIVING DINNER
  • REFEREES CAMP

CONGRATULATIONS to Ruth Lawrence
on being named A Woman Who Makes A Difference at this year's Yukon Women's Awards!
We're all very proud of you, Ruth!

(Congratulations as well to Rosemary Buck, Marge Jackson, Kathy Kushniruk, Josie Sias and Phyllis Smith for being nominated!)

THANK YOU to the KLUANE WILDERNESS OPERATORS ASSOCIATION for sponsoring a seat in the St. Elias Tourism & Convention Centre. The plaques are now on the seats, and to sponsor your seat, please contact Mark Ritchie at 634-7103.

Deadline for the next TREDMILL is Friday, November 27.

THANK YOU to the following supporters of the Referee's Course in Haines Junction:
  • TRANS-NORTH HELICOPTERS
  • HAINES JUNCTION MINOR HOCKEY
  • KLUANE PARK INN

THOUGHT OF THE MONTH #5
Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?

101 THINGS TO DO IN THE JUNCTION
#18 Grab your snowmachine, snowshoes & snowboard and catch some early season powder at Bear Creek Summit or on the Haines Road.

THE MULTIPLIER EFFECT!
Small investments in recreation, parks, sports, culture and the arts often yield large economic returns - money generated by events, capital development and the provision of ongoing services is spent several times in the community!
-From The Benefits of Recreation Catalogue

The Yukon Native Bonspiel presents:
HALLOWEEN DANCE
9 pm - 2 am
Friday, October 30
Community Hall
Music by Bob Charlie & the Klukshu Flats Boogie Band

$10 with costume
$12 without costume
$9 to all if there before 10 pm
Info: Shannon Maloney 634-2303

REFORM PARTY MEETING
1:30 pm
Saturday, October 31
Council Chambers,
Convention Centre

Paul Rogan from Whitehorse will speak on Bill C-68, the new Firearms Regulations.
Norm Jensen of the Yukon Reform Party will speak on the United Alternatives initiative.

Info: Chuck Egli 1-867-667-1204

CRIME PREVENTION YUKON has announced that HAINES JUNCTION MINOR HOCKEY is to receive their ANNUAL AWARD for working hard to make Haines Junction a safer place to live! Thank you to all the volunteers for helping reduce crime in our community!

Come & watch for the
13TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FIREWORKS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31
7:45 P.M. SHARP AT THE WEIGH SCALES

Refreshments Will Be Served by the St. Elias Lions
Dan & Val Drummond have already built the bonfire bigger and better than ever!
Please call Joan at 634-2264 to make your donation.

MARSHALL CREEK BURN
PROPOSED INTERIM HARVEST PLANNING WORKSHOP
Tuesday & Wednesday, November 3 & 4
9 am - 5 pm each day
Shakwak Valley
Community Hall
Public Forum Tuesday 7 pm - 9 pm
Info: Heidi Istchenko 634-2524

1,000 BY 2000?
According to the Yukon Bureau of Statistics, Haines Junction's population climbed by 7 people from 850 in 1996 to 857 in 1997.

Champagne & Aishihik First Nations invites their eligible members to vote for new Chief, Councilors and Elders Councilors on
Wednesday, November 4
9 am - 8 pm
Administration Building, Haines Junction & CAFN Office, Whitehorse
Info: 634-2288 Haines Junction or 668-3627 Whitehorse

WHAT WILL YOUR CHILD BE WEARING?
School picture day is Wednesday, November 4.

You're invited to a public meeting about the
DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENT PROCESS
7 pm Wednesday, November 4
Arena Mezzanine
DAP is a made-in-the-Yukon method of assessing the impact on our environment and people of activities like mining, logging or tourism developments. For information, call 1-888-654-4444
Join YTG Wildlife Viewing Technician Todd Powell and come...
HOWL WITH THE WOLVES!
10 am Sunday, November 8
Kluane National Park
Visitor Reception Centre

Everyone is invited to rendezvous at the VRC for a discussion about wolves and then the group will howl their way north along the Alaska Highway to the Kluane River. Bring along a lunch, warm clothes and sharp ears! For more info, please contact Todd at 1-800-661-0408 Local 8291.

You are invited to
REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICES
10:15 am Wednesday, November 11
Grand Hall, Convention Centre
Special Guests: Royal Canadian Horse Artillery
Info: Geoff Scherer 634-2817

THE ARMY IS COMING! THE ARMY IS COMING!
Sixty soldiers from the First Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery will be here in mid-November for a Sovereignty Operation (SOVOP), held in conjunction with the Haines Junction Ranger Patrol. This exercise is one of a series of annual activities run by the Canadian Army throughout Northern Canada, and is designed to demonstrate Canadian sovereignty of the North and the Arctic, as well as to allow Army units to practice deploying to and living in the North. Most of the soldiers are currently based at Canadian Forces Base Shilo, located just East of Brandon, Manitoba. This is not the first time this Unit has worked in the Yukon. 100 years ago, 50 gunners from this Unit came North as part of the Yukon Field Force, along with other Army elements and members of the NWMP.

Here are some key dates to keep in mind for the SOVOP:

  • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 At about 7 pm, two HERCULES airplanes will be landing at Haines Junction Airport to bring the soldiers from Shilo.

  • WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, the Soldiers and Rangers will participate in REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONIES at 10:15 am at the Convention Centre.

  • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20 The Soldiers will be holding a COMMUNITY DISPLAY DAY at the Convention Centre in the afternoon.

  • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 This is departure day, with one Hercules leaving at around 9 am, and the last aircraft leaving around 1 pm.

Throughout the remainder of their time here, they will be training in the area around Haines Junction. For more information, please contact Wade Istchenko at 634-2805.

The Workers Compensation Health & Safety Board
invite you to a
PUBLIC MEETING
to discuss the future direction of the Board.
11 am - 1 pm
Thursday, November 12
Arena Mezzanine
Info: 1-800-661-0443
Complement your fall wardrobe at the
ANGLICAN CHURCH THRIFT SHOP
Thursdays, November 12 & 26
2-4 pm, 7-8 pm
Info: Barb Henkel 634-2509

Two events to celebrate NATIONAL ADDICTIONS AWARENESS WEEK FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST!
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Monday, November 16
St. Elias School Gym
and

TEEN MOVIE NIGHT
"TITANIC"
9 pm
Friday, November 20
Grand Hall, Convention Centre
Only $2 admission!
12 years and up.
For information, please contact Val Binder, Community Justice Coordinator, at 634-7020.

Watch the night sky on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 for one of the best meteor showers in a long time!

Champagne & Aishihik First Nations invites all its members to its
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Thursday-Sunday, November 19-22
Community Hall
(Starts 9 am each day)
Info: Ken Kane or Doreen Williams 634-2288

The Haines Junction Library Board invites you to the shopping event of the season!
CHRISTMAS CRAFT & BAKE SALE
Thursday, November 19
7 pm Convention Centre
Info: 634-2215

The Haines Junction Curling Club invites you to their
4TH ANNUAL CASH 'SPIEL
Friday-Sunday, November 27-29
Friday night Lions Casino
Deadline to register: 8 pm, Thursday, November 26
Info: Rick Nadeau 634-2939

Before it gets too cold, you may want to get ready for the ANNUAL LIGHTING CONTEST and put up your Christmas lights!

Grab your broom and come to the Haines Junction Curling Club's
4TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BONSPIEL
Saturday & Sunday, December 12 & 13
Deadline to register: 8 pm, Thursday, December 10
Info: Rick Nadeau 634-2939

VILLAGE NEWS

The next meetings of Village Council will be Thursday, November 12 and Wednesday, November 25. If you wish to appear as a delegation, please contact Colin Dean, Chief Administrative Officer, at 634-7110 by 12 noon the previous Monday.

WELCOME to our new Custodian Ellen Stutz and welcome back to our arena staff Roland Shaver and James Booth!

CPR COMMITTEE NEWS

CONGRATULATIONS to the new Chair of the CPR Committee David Sillery! Thank you to Shirley Karman for three years of service on the Committee, the last two years as Chair. And thank you to Lee Drummond for two years of service on the Committee. Welcome to our new Youth Rep Christa Egli!

The next meeting of the Culture, Parks & Recreation Committee will be at 7 pm on Tuesday, November 24. If you would like to be on the agenda, please contact Mark Ritchie by Friday, November 20.

THREE CHEERS to these recipients of grants from the Junction Function Funding Foundation:
  • Community Justice Committee Pancake Breakfast $100
  • St. Elias Community School - Covenant Players $250
  • Terry Fox Run Prizes $100
  • Volunteer Fire Department - Halloween Fireworks $500

The members of the Culture, Parks and Recreation Committee of the Village of Haines Junction contribute their honorariums to the Junction Function Funding Foundation. Then they make contributions from the Foundation to worthwhile community projects such as these.

THE RECYCLING DEPOT is open
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12 Noon - 4 pm
Saturdays 11 am - 3 pm
Remember to claim your Recycling Club prize by Saturday, November 14.

ARENA NEWS

The arena is now open! Please see the schedule attached at the end of this newsletter.

POWER SKATING CLINIC
Saturday, November 7
10 am-12 noon, 1:30 pm-3 pm
Bill Brewster Arena
Instructor: Harold Sher
  • NCCP Level 3 Coach
  • Head Coach, Whitehorse Figure Skating Club
  • Author of CFSA Canpowerskate Coaches Manual

You should already be able to skate - this is not a learn to skate program. e.g. Can you skate the length of the ice backwards? Can you skate forward and stop without hitting the boards? Topics will include forward skating strides, backward skating strides, side stops, back snowplow stops, cross-overs, lateral movements, fast starts and tight turns.
Cost is $15 per person. You must register by 4 pm THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5 at the Arena.
Info: Roland 634-7106 or Mark 634-7103

The Yukon Mammoths Oldtimers Hockey Team presents an early season
HOCKEY CAMP
Saturday & Sunday, November 28 & 29
Bill Brewster Arena
Head Instructor: Jay Glass
For players 16 years & up.
Non-contact. No slapshots. Complete gear required.
Saturday: 11 am - 12:30 pm, 6 pm - 7:30 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 11:30 am, 3 pm - 4:30 pm
$10 per session or $30 for all four sessions. You must register with Arena Staff by 4 PM THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26.
Info: Roland 634-7106 or Mark 634-7103

KLUANE PARK NEWS

LOOKING FOR A NEW PLACE TO ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS?
Kluane National Park & Reserve will be publishing a new VISITOR GUIDE for the 1999 season. About 4,000 copies will be printed. Advertising space is available in this guide on a first-come, first served basis. Ads start at $75 and the deadline for submissions is Monday, November 16. For more information, contact Judy Unrau at 634-7209.

The Visitor Reception Centre hours are:
Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon and 1 pm-4 pm
For info, please call 634-7209.

Here is a summary of use of Kluane National Park from June to August 1998:
 19971998+/-
Bus Passengers7,4367,041-6%
Independents26,47319,634-35%
Total VRC Users33,91026,675-27%
Kathleen Campers4,2094,804+14%

COMMUNITY NEWS

CANADA WORLD YOUTH
This non-governmental organization is interested in having Haines Junction host 6-18 young people ages 17-21 next summer to do three months of volunteer work in the community. Half the participants would be from across Canada and the other half would probably be from Estonia. Host families would be needed for the participants, as well as organizations to provide meaningful work for the volunteers. CWY would provide their own day to day supervision. If you would like to be kept informed of this project, please contact Mark.

TWO SMASHED THUMBS UP to these Yukon Apprentices for achieving outstanding scholastic achievement (85% or better) on their courses and exams:
  • Sean Fitzgerald - Carpenter Level II
  • Frank Parent - Carpenter Lvl. II
  • Nancy Rohaly - Construction Electrician Level IV

CHECK OUT THE RAVEN LUNATICS!
The Trail of '98 Klondike Road Relay has a new website:
www.connections.yk.ca/krr/1998/

The CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE Outreach Team will be in Haines Junction on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12. If you think your child has some developmental concerns and you would like to talk to the outreach team, please call 1-888-291-5437.

CONGRATULATIONS to these new members of St. Elias Community School Council:
  • Heidi Istchenko
  • Sandra Jackson
  • Sheila Kushniruk
  • Cathy MacKinnon
  • Gwen Maynes
  • Linaya Workman

HATS OFF to these recent local appointees and re-appointees to Yukon Boards & Committees:

Alsek Renewable Resources Council


Bid Challenge Committee
Education Appeal Tribunal
Health & Social Services Council
Teacher Certification Board
Yukon Anniversaries Commission
Yukon Liquor Corporation Board of Directors

SPORTS CORNER

CONGRATULATIONS to Jim Sias for his showing this summer in the National Silhouette Shooting Championships in Whitehorse. Jim placed 2nd out of 22 shooters in the .22 Standard and 2nd again out of 22 shooters in the .22 Hunting Rifle competitions.

THIS TRAIL IS YOUR TRAIL...
The Pine Lake Trail is now officially part of the TRANS-CANADA TRAIL system. The classification of the trail is "Connector" to the Main Line. Thanks to the Klondike Snowmobile Association for trailblazing this project!

THREE CHEERS to our own Mathew Trotter for being named Judo Yukon's MOST IMPROVED ATHLETE OF THE YEAR! Way to go, Mathew!

NEWS FROM THE SOUTH
The Haines, Alaska Eagle Eye reports that the storm of Monday, October 19 that eventually made its way to Haines Junction was the worst to hit the town in over two years, maybe longer. The Haines Airport received 4.0 inches of rain (that's 101.6 mm for those not metrically challenged). Slides and washouts were reported at various locations between the town and the Canada/US border.

BUILD YOUR COMMUNITY!
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16 is the next deadline for Community Development Fund grants for projects worth less than $20,000. Applications are available at the Village Office or by calling Raji Millard at 1-800-661-0408 Local 5310. For computer-philes, the application form is even on disk!

GIRL GUIDE NEWS
Be sure to buy your GIRL GUIDES OF CANADA 1999 CALENDAR today! They are only $2.50 and are available from Cathy MacKinnon and Patty Moore. August 1999 features Justine Usher from Whitehorse - Andy & Millie Hall's niece! Cathy & Patty also have scrumptious CHOCOLATE MINT COOKIES for sale for $3 a box. Bet you can't eat just one box!

SPARKS now meet 5:30-6:30 pm every Monday in the Community Hall. For info, please call Cathy MacKinnon at 634-2629.

TWO VERY ENTHUSIASTIC THUMBS UP!
The paint job on the old Brewster House looks just excellent! Thank you Marilyn & Martin!

BUSINESS NEWS

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

 No.Value
Residential9$516,000
Commercial3$26,000
Government3$1,963,000
Total14$2,505,000

This compares with 12 permits valued at $1,953,000 issued for the same period last year.

TIA YUKON'S TOURISM ROUND-UP
Friday & Saturday, November 13 &14
Westmark Whitehorse
Activities include workshops on tourism marketing and product development, a TIA Yukon Open House and a special general meeting for members.
Everyone welcome! To sign up, call TIA Yukon at 668-3331 by 12 noon, Thursday, November 12. Registration is free!
NOW THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION!
Tourism Yukon is currently planning a Visitor Exit Survey for 1999. If you have suggestions about how the survey is conducted or what information is collected, please contact Robert Clark at 1-800-661-0408 Local 5632.

PLEASE WELCOME THIS NEW BUSINESS LICENSE HOLDER:

BROCHURES FOR SURE!
  • We're always getting requests at the Village Office from potential visitors for brochures on this area. Has your business dropped any off in the last few months? Feel free to do so if you haven't.

  • The latest edition of the Golden Circle brochure is now available for free distribution. This was a joint project of the communities of Haines Junction, Haines, Skagway, Juneau and Whitehorse. Pick up your copies today at the Village Office to send to your clients, friends and relatives. Thank you to UP HERE magazine for all your help with this project.


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