THE TREDMILL


OCTOBER 1996

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

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Relaxation, rest and revitalization through exercise and recreation is ESSENTIAL TO STRESS MANAGEMENT in today's busy and demanding world.
- From your friends in Active Living.

Congratulations to this year's participants in the Terry Fox Run. An incredible $3,822.68 has been pledged so far - let's put it over the $4,000 mark! Thank you especially to:


101 THINGS TO DO IN THE JUNCTION
#1 Mountain bike among the fall colours from Canyon Creek to Marshall Creek along the old Alaska Highway.

Thank you to the YUKON NEWS, WHITEHORSE STAR, CBC, CKRW & CHON for covering the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Tourist & Convention Centre.

The DIRTY DOZEN thank TRANS-NORTH HELICOPTERS and SIFTON AIR for getting us out of the Alsek Valley on the Labour Day weekend.

DEADLINE FOR THE NEXT TREDMILL IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18



The Haines Junction Mixed Nuts thank THE RAVEN MOTEL & RESTAURANT for sponsoring us in the Trail of '98 Road Relay from Skagway to Whitehorse. We placed 73rd out of 127 teams!

ADULT BADMINTON
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

8 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
Starts October 1
Info: Lina 634-2756

This will be the only time to sign up for JACKRABBIT CROSS-COUNTRY SKI LESSONS. If you cannot make Clubs Night, call Kristy by October 3 at 634-2357.

BLOCK PARENTS & THE TORONTO DOMINION BANK
present:
CHILD IDENTIFICATION DAYS
October 21-25
Drop into the Whitehorse TD Bank that week or contact Ruth Lawrence at 634-2020.
They have a whole rack of Halloween costumes!

THE THRIFT SHOP
ST. CHRISTOPHER'S ANGLICAN CHURCH
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 & 24
2-4 P.M. & 7-8 P.M.
INFO: 634-2374
Due to Halloween, the last Thrift Shop of October is a week earlier than normal.

Watch out for the
10TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FIREWORKS
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31

7:45 P.M. WEIGH SCALES
Let's make it the biggest yet! Call Joan at 634-2264 to make your donation.

RECREATION NEWS



CALLING ALL COACHES!
Are you interested in taking a LEVEL I or LEVEL II NATIONAL COACHING THEORY COURSE? If you are, call Mark at 634-2293 and he will put your name on the list. Once we have 6 names, we'll set up a course.

WHO'S WHO IN SPORT
The Village Office has copies of the latest directory of YUKON SPORT & RECREATION CONTACTS. This valuable directory has the contact names, addresses, phone numbers and fax numbers of all the Sport Governing Bodies, Special Recreation Groups, Communities and First Nations. Just what you need if you want to publicize your tournament or other special event!

ARENA NEWS
ARENA USERS MEETING 8 p.m. Thursday, October 3 Community Hall (After Clubs Night & Sports Gear Swap) Each user group is invited to send a representative. This meeting is to allocate ice times, book tournaments & discuss arena operations.

We hope to have a FREE FAMILY SKATE for the opening day of our first full season with artificial ice. It's tentatively set for THANKSGIVING DAY, MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1 P.M. - 5 P.M. The Arena should be ready for rentals on Tuesday, October 15.

POOL NEWS
Here are the highlights from this past summer:
We had a total of 7,061 users this summer - up 23% over 1994! We also collected $7,500 in revenue, up 11% over 1994. (1995 didn't really count!)
Congratulations to the 127 children who participated in the Red Cross Aquaquest Program and to the 3 people who received their Bronze Medallions!
People who bought passes are being sent a one page survey asking for feedback on the pool operations. Please return your survey by Friday, October 4. If you didn't get one and you would like one, please call Mark at 634-2293.

VILLAGE NEWS


COUNCIL MEETINGS
The next meetings of Village Council are scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 9 & 23. 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.

OCP & ZONING
Council has given First Readings to the Official Community Plan Amendment #2 Bylaw and the new Zoning Bylaw. The Public Hearings and the Second Readings for these two bylaws are tentatively set for Wednesday, November 13. All interested persons may inspect the two bylaws at the Village Office between 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Monday -Friday. Any person wishing to make a written or verbal submission respecting these bylaws must submit them to Sheila O'Hanlon by the date set out in the upcoming public notices. Any questions, please contact Sheila at 634-2291.

NEW PUBLIC WORKS FACE
Welcome to our new Director of Public Works, JIM CHEVERIE, who came here from Fort Simpson, NWT with his wife Joan and his two boys Joel & Jared. Jim can be reached at the Village Office 634-2291.


IS ITV STILL ONE OF OURS?
We have just installed the third receiver for ITV - the first two were defective. Cancom, our signal provider, has also had major problems since the Anik satellite "crashed" earlier this year. They are planning to upgrade the signal this week. We have also contracted a different company to provide technical services, so we may be able to get ITV up and running shortly. In the meantime, we are showing CHCH out of Hamilton as an interim solution.


WATER & SEWER SERVICES
Village Council is pleased to notify residents that they are improving the water & sewer services to the lots in Block 6 behind Cozy Corner and these lots will be coming on the market shortly.

KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR A NEW PLAQUE OVER TOP THE TIME CAPSULE AT THE VILLAGE MONUMENT!

Thank you, Al Tomlin, for your work during your term on the Culture, Parks & Recreation Committee!


CONTRACTORS :
Watch for these tenders coming soon for the Tourist & Convention Centre. Call the Village Office 634-2291 to be notified when the tender packages are ready.
THE LIFE YOU SAVE MAY BE YOUR OWN!
As one way of providing health protection, Village Council is considering installing condom machines in the male and female washrooms in the arena, pool and new Tourist & Convention Centre. If you wish to express your opinion about this subject, please write to Mayor Stinson at the Village Office, Box 5339. If you need more information about sexually transmitted diseases, please contact the Health Unit 634-4444 or the Champagne-Aishihik Health Office 634-2514.

MONEY! MONEY! MONEY!
Here are the deadlines for some upcoming grants:

COMMUNITY NEWS



YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO BE A PARENT!
Have you ever wanted to be a BLOCK PARENT? The mission of the BLOCK PARENT program is to provide safe homes for members of the community, especially children, in times of distress. To become a BLOCK PARENT contact Ruth Lawrence at 634-2020.

RECYCLING DEPOT NEWS
THANK YOU Sharon Holloway for spending your Saturday afternoons at the depot! Here are the new hours for the depot:
ANOTHER PERSON DESERVING THANKS!
St. Christopher's Church thanks Louise Breneman for refinishing the old organ. It sounds better already!

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

ANNIVERSARIES NEWS
Thanks to the sponsorship of the YUKON NEWS and HOLLAND AMERICA, the KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH CENTENNIAL NEWSLETTER of the Yukon Anniversaries Commission is now distributed monthly in the Yukon News. If you would like some free publicity for your community event, contact the YAC at 668-1998.

BUSINESS NEWS



Please welcome these new business license holders in Haines Junction:
IT'S NOT WHAT YOU KNOW BUT WHERE YOU KNOW TO GO!
Starting a new business? Expanding? Importing? Exporting? The new YUKON BUSINESS CENTRE can help you! The Yukon Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Industry Canada, Human Resources Development Canada and NorthwesTel have teamed up to provide you with a one stop information centre to help you with your business plans. Call the YBC today at 1-800-661-0543.

VISIT THE NEW V.R.C. AS WELL!
Also, don't forget about YTG's TOURISM RESOURCE CENTRE now open weekdays in the new Visitor Reception Centre on Second Avenue in Whitehorse. The TRC has a large library, handout material and a computer workstation. For more information, call 1-800-661-0408 Local 5449.

Copies of the 1994 Visitor Exit Survey focusing on these sectors are now available from Tourism Yukon:
Adventure Travel Sector
Events & Conference Sector
Accommodation Sector

IF I HAD A HAMMER . . .
Here are the building permits issued as of June for Haines Junction:
# of PermitsValue
RESIDENTIAL4$237,000
GOVERNMENT2$2,022,000
TOTAL6$2,259,000
This compares with 21 permits for $592,000 in the same period in 1995.

AIRPORT CUSTOMS SERVICE
Thanks to the efforts of TIA Yukon, Tourism Yukon & Canada Customs, interim customs service is now available at Haines Junction Airport. If you would like to take advantage of this telephone clearance system, contact Canada Customs in Whitehorse at 667-3943.

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION
Shakwak Valley Preschool will be 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Tuesdays & Thursdays, beginning October 1. There are still spaces available, so register by calling Cathy MacKinnon at 634-2629. Registration is $45 per month!

CONGRATULATIONS TRYGUE BAKKE ON YOUR RETIREMENT AFTER ALMOST 25 YEARS WITH YTG!


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