Editor: Mark Ritchie Village of Haines Junction - 634-2293
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Mayor Burton, Village Council and Staff wish you all the best
during this holiday season!
Our brand new TOURISM & CONVENTION CENTRE is now open and
available for bookings! If your organization, even a youth group, normally
uses the old Community Hall, you are welcome to start using the Convention
Centre. To reserve your date & time, please call 634-2293.
Mayor Burton & Council thank the organizers and supporters of
these recent community events:
- Halloween Fireworks
- Remembrance Day
- Library Craft Fair
- Cash Bonspiel
- Midget Hockey Invitational Tournament
CONGRATULATIONS and THANKS to Henry Henkel for
being a volunteer fire fighter for the past 20 years!
COMMUNITY SERVICES NOW ACCESSIBLE 24 HOURS PER DAY!
Have you ever woken up in middle of the night with an idea about recreation,
but didn't have a piece of paper to write it on? Now you can call Community
Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and leave a message on the voice
mail. Just call 634-2293 and speak your mind after the beep.
FOUND earlier this fall: One dark brown wooden picture frame
near the Village Monument - it has an opening 8 1/4" x 12 1/4".
See Mark at the Village Office to claim it.
Deadline for next TREDMill is FRIDAY, JANUARY 16
THANK YOU to these sponsors of seats in the new Tourism &
We now have 23 seats sponsored. To order your seat, please call Mark at
- ALSEK MUSIC FESTIVAL
- AQUA TECH SUPPLIES & SERVICES LTD.
- THE GODSON FAMILY
- Clarity Job Analysis & Evaluation Inc.
- Brian, Sue, Spencer & Ariana Edelman
- Jeffrey, Peter & Erica Hunter
Leisure opportunities, facilities and the quality of the local environment
are the FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNITY PRIDE.
-From Your Friends In Active Living
101 THINGS TO DO IN THE JUNCTION
#11 Take a walk in the woods and look for tracks in the snow!
FOUND - one Klassen house key in the Community Hall in November.
To claim it, please contact Mark Ritchie.
If you don't win the Christmas Lighting Contest, plan to win with flowers!
The Village of Haines Junction 1998 Garden Contest! Details later.
For now, just make sure your seed catalogues are ordered!
Get what you really wanted for Christmas at:
THE THRIFT SHOP
ST. CHRISTOPHER'S ANGLICAN CHURCH
Thursday, January 8 & 29
2-4 pm, 7-8 pm
Info: Jeananne 634-2374
Come & cheer on the best young women hockey players in the
ARCTIC WINTER GAMES TRYOUTS
Saturday & Sunday, January 10 & 11
Bill Brewster Arena
Info: Cheryl Peters 667-4236
Resources invite you to a
SOLID WASTE OPEN HOUSE
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm Wednesday, January 14 Mezzanine
Info: Jackie Heath 1-800-661-0408 Local 8055
Goodbye, Sheila! It's been great working with you the past few years
at the Village Office. All the best in your new career at YTG!
The Yukon Science Institute presents:
THE TEN YEAR SNOWSHOE HARE CYCLE
BOREAL FOREST COMMUNITY DYNAMICS
Dr. Charles Krebs,
University of British Columbia
Monday, January 19,
Visitor Reception Centre
Here is the schedule for upcoming Village Council meetings. Unless noted,
all meetings are at 7 pm Wednesdays in Council Chambers:
If you would like to attend the Council Meeting as a delegation, please
contact Darlene Sillery, Acting Municipal Clerk, by noon the Thursday before
- December 10
- December 31 - 12 noon
- January 14 & 28
Village Council is pleased to announce the following appointments:
- Deputy Mayor: George Nassiopoulos
- Convention Centre Technical Committee: Terry Madley & John Farynowski
- Culture, Parks & Recreation Committee: Brent Kardash
- Waste Management Committee: Mayor Burton & Hans Nelles
Village Council is pleased to award the following Rec Grants:
- Aerobics: $200 for step benches
- Champagne & Aishihik First Nations: $500 for power poles for their
- Minor Hockey: $6,865 for ice time
TOURISM & CONVENTION CENTRE UPDATE
Ketza Construction and the subcontractors have now substantially completed
the building and are now taking care of minor deficiencies.
If you or your group would like a tour of the Centre during the day, evenings
or weekends, please contact Mark Ritchie at the Village Office at 634-2293.
- The retractable seating for 240 people is being installed.
- The lighting and sound system for the Grand Hall will be installed in
- Johnson Contracting is currently building the Village Offices, Council
Chambers and EMO Office on the second floor, with an planned completion
date of January 31.
The Community Hall is set to close January 2.
WELCOME to these new members of the CPR Committee: * Elaine Chin
- * Councilor Brent Kardash
- * Rhonda Markel
- * Gwen Maynes
- * Marion Primozic
- * Dave Sillery
- * Kristy Staley
The next meeting of the CPR Committee is set for 7 pm Thursday, January
If you would like to be put on the agenda, please contact Mark Ritchie by
12 noon, Monday, January 5.
The JUNCTION FUNCTION FUNDING FOUNDATION is pleased to award the
- $500 to the Volunteer Fire Department for the Halloween Fireworks *
$250 to Female Hockey for Jerseys
- $100 to St. Elias Indoor Soccer for Pinnies
To apply for grants from the JFFF, please contact Shirley Karman or Mark
THANK YOU to KETZA CONSTRUCTION for your assistance to the
Arena staff this fall!
Watch for punch passes coming soon to the Arena - buy 9, get 1 free!
THANK YOU to Diane Strand and Haines Junction Minor Hockey for hosting
the Yukon Amateur Hockey Association AGM!
YOU MAY COACH THE NEXT ELVIS STOJKO!
We are looking for someone to teach figure skating one or two hours a week.
If you are interested or know of someone who is, please see Roland or James
at the Arena.
LOST: One pair of Size 8 Graff Hockey Skates with the yellow logo.
The Reward will be a great amount of appreciation. Please call Eric Stinson
at 634-2335 if you find them.
Here are the approximate attendance, revenues and expenditures for operating
the pool this past summer:
Users 7,061 7,606 +8%
Income $7,540 $9,954 +32%
Costs $60,583 $60,717 N/C
Recovery 12% 16%
Thank you to James, Carmen, Jason & Johnny for these very good results!
CONGRATULATIONS to Nancy Ball, Lindsay Netherton and Shelby Jackson
for winning pool passes for next summer. THANK YOU to everyone who
completed the user surveys!
CONGRATULATIONS to Megan Freese, Christa Egli and Alcina Banks -
they made the Arctic Winter Games Basketball Team!
Congratulations from Champagne & Aishihik First Nations and the rest
of Haines Junction
to these local participants in the 1997 North American Indigenous Games
- ARCHERY - Elizabeth Jim (Gold), Quentin Geddes/ Workman (Silver), Sharon
- ATHLETICS - Robin Chambers (2 Silver, 3 Gold)
- BADMINTON - Florence Kushniruk (Gold & Silver)
- RIFLE SHOOTING - Sharmane Moose (Gold)
- WRESTLING - Frederick Stick (Gold)
- OTHER PARTICIPANTS: Marlane Joe (Volleyball), Kenny Burns (Athletics),
Ryan Gleason (Athletics)
Congratulations to Jordan Holloway of the Jardine's Blazers in Kamloops
for the following performance in the Randy Lindros Memorial Triple A Tournament
on November 6 & 7! * One goal in a 7-4 win over Abbotsford
* Two goals in a 6-1 win over Prince George
* Two assists in a 5-2 loss to Langley.
ARCTIC WINTER GAMES
The Village Office has the complete listing of all the trials for the Arctic
Winter Games next March in Yellowknife.
$ FOR HIRING $TUDENT$!
FRIDAY, JANUARY 16 is the deadline to apply for YTG STUDENT TRAINING &
EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM funding for the summer of 1998. Subsidies of up to $5.75
per hour are available. Applications are at the Village Office or by calling
Ann Birnie at 1-800-661-0408 Local 5927.
HERE ARE THE BUILDING STATISTICS ISSUED SO FAR THIS YEAR IN HAINES JUNCTION:
This compares to 19 permits valued at $4,223,000 issued for the same period
CONGRATULATIONS! to BRENT LIDDLE & WENDA LYTHGOE of THE
CABIN BED & BREAKFAST for winning a Tourism Industry Association
of the Yukon GOLDEN HOST AWARD!
BDC & CIBC LAUNCH ABORIGINAL BUSINESS GROWTH PROGRAM
The Business Development Bank of Canada & CIBC now offer a full package
of products to better serve the capital needs of small & medium sized
Aboriginal business. Loans of up to $250,000 will be available. For more
information, please contact Margaret Lea Phillips at BDC at 633-7514.
THE GERMANS ARE COMING! THE GERMANS ARE COMING!
Thanks to the efforts of TOURISM YUKON, the charter company AIR
TRANSAT will begin direct, weekly air service next summer between Frankfurt,
Germany and Whitehorse. The service will run May 19 to September 15. The
Village office has a list of twenty-one European travel agents who are looking
for tourist packages to offer along with this service.
B&B's in the HJ YP's?
We often get calls at the Village Office asking if there are any Bed &
Breakfasts in Haines Junction, because none are listed in the Yellow Pages.
If you would like to drum up more business for your B&B, consider listing
it in the next issue of the phone book!
The Frostbite Music Society is
inviting all Yukon musicians interested in playing at
Frostbite on Friday-Sunday, February 13-15 to call the Frostbite Office
VISITOR RECEPTION CENTRE
HOURS OF OPERATION
10 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm
Closed occasionally as well.
The VRC will open weekends beginning in late January.
If you have concerns about the development of your child, please contact
the CDC at 668-4386 or the Health Centre at 634-4444.
YTG Government Services has now moved into their new office behind the
Administration Building. Their new phone number is 634-7500 and their new
fax number is 634-7502. CONGRATULATIONS to James Sias on achieving 85% in
his Automotive Service Technician Level I Apprenticeship! Two greasy thumbs
FRIENDS, RESIDENTS, COUNTRY PEOPLE!
Are you interested in Toastmasters? Then call Diane Strand at 634-2352!
THURSDAY, JANUARY 15 is the next deadline to apply for COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
FUND grants for funding requests greater than $20,000. Contact the Village
Office for application forms. We even have the application form on computer
THE GREEN SCENE
For furniture polish, use one part lemon juice mixed with two parts cooking
THANK YOU to everyone in Haines Junction and Whitehorse for your warm
welcome into this world to Christopher Emmett Ritchie! Thank you especially
to the staff at the Haines Junction Health Centre, the staff at the Whitehorse
General Hospital, and Drs. Sally MacDonald and Robert Bousquet. For $5,
we will let anyone hold him anytime for 5 minutes.
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