Editor: Mark Ritchie Village of Haines Junction - 634-2293
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Mayor Stinson & Council thank the organizers of these recent community
- * Darlene Sillery for the Village Christmas Party
- * Christmas Turkey Bonspiel
- * St. Elias School Christmas Concert (especially the little bakers!)
- * Christmas Bird Count
- * Community Caroling Night
- * Skate With Santa
- * Champagne & Aishihik First Nations Boxing Day Dinner & Dance
- * RCMP Curling Challenge
- * Women's Hockey Clinic
- * Yukon Native Bonspiel
Champagne & Aishihik First Nations and the Village of Haines
congratulate these winners of the
CHRISTMAS DECORATING CONTEST
- 1st Gateway Motel $100
- 2nd Anglican Church $75
- 3rd Catholic Church $50
- 1st Jim & Laurelei Bowers $100
- 2nd Henry & Barb Henkel $75
- 3rd (Tied) John & Doris Storey
- Rhonda Markel & Paul Henstridge ($50 each)
- * Bill & Carla Horsey $25
- * Ken & Katie Alderson $25
- * Annie Charlie $25
- * Diane Oppen & John Farynowski $25
. . . and thank you to the anonymous judges, their friendly chauffeur and
everyone who decorated their home or business this year!
Deadline for the next TREDMill is MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17
Timmy's Christmas Telethon thanks the Haines Junction Curling
Club for donating $50!
NOT A WILY COYOTE!
Did you lose a dead coyote in early December? Village Office staff arrived
at work on Friday, December 5 to find a dead coyote in a thick black plastic
bag by the office sign. It may have slipped out the back of your pickup
truck when you did a U-turn.
If it's yours, contact Dan Drummond, Conservation Officer at 634-2247. If
you forgot to attach a note to this dead coyote, mail it to: Box 5339, Haines
Junction, YT Y0B 1L0
Girls who participate in sports or physical activity are less likely
to take up smoking, less susceptible to peer pressure and USUALLY HAVE
- From your friends in Active Living.
101 THINGS TO DO IN THE JUNCTION
#4 Cross-country ski around the MOOSE MEADOWS TRAIL south of Haines Junction
on the Haines Road. It starts either opposite the Auriol Trail or at Quill
FEBRUARY IS HEALTHY HEART MONTH!
Start Your Spring Wardrobe at
THE THRIFT SHOP
ST. CHRISTOPHER'S ANGLICAN CHURCH
THURSDAYS, JANUARY 30 & FEBRUARY 13 & 27
2-4 P.M. & 7-8 P.M.
Kluane National Park presents:
Visitor Reception Centre
* February 5: Catch Me If You Can: Part I The Grazers - An action packed
* February 19: Catch Me If You Can: Part II The Predators
Info: Brent Liddle 634-7206
Visit Kluane National Park's new home page on the Internet:
www.fas.sfu.ca/canheritage/ homepage/parks_hp/natpk_hp/ kl/kl.htm
or just type in
www.fas.sfu.ca and go!
Judge Shirley Jackson & the Community Justice Committee invite you
COMMUNITY MEETING TO DISCUSS JUSTICE CONCERNS
Wednesday, February 5
7 pm Mezzanine
Everyone is invited!
Info: Janice Kingscote 634-7020
Come & cheer for these future NHLers at the
YUKON NOVICE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Friday-Sunday, February 7-9
(Regularly scheduled events are canceled for these days)
Info: Diane Strand 634-2352
The Yukon Science Institute
THE LANDSCAPES OF SOUTH NAHANNI NATIONAL PARK
with Dr. Derek Ford of McMaster University
Monday, February 10
Visitor Reception Centre
"THE SILVER SLED"
Haines Junction to Silver City
Dog Sled Race
FINAL FUNDRAISING DINNER, DANCE & SILENT AUCTION
8 pm Friday, February 14
Kluane Park Inn
Info: Ron Wondga 634-2261
The HUB Youth Centre is offering a
Friday-Sunday, February 14-16.
Join friends for:
Pack your bags, bring a foamy and stay the night. Call April
or Marlene at 634-2514 for details.
- * Valentine's Dance Friday Night 8 pm School Gym
- * Blind Volleyball
- * Snow Baseball
- * Broomball
- * Split-Level Pool Tourney
Yukon Outdoors Club presents:
IGLOO & SNOW-SHELTER BUILDING WORKSHOP
Friday-Sunday, February 14-16
Bear Creek Summit
Deadline to register is Wednesday, February 12 with Tony at 668-5298.
St. Elias Lions present their
32ND ANNUAL MIXED BONSPIEL
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15 & 16
Draw for $9,000 Snowmachine and $4,000 Soft Tub on Sunday. Tickets available
from any Lion or at Bernie's Videos.
Deadline to Register: 8 pm Thursday, February 13
Register at Bernie's Videos 634-2682
Keep an eye out for HOT AIR BALLOONISTS floating overhead in
Haines Junction sometime between February 17 & 28. Call 634-2293 for
a daily update on where they will be floating in this area.
Bill Brewster Arena presents:
"FAST IS FUN!" Speed Skating Clinic
Saturday, February 22
11 am - 3 pm
Cost: Only $5
Instructors: Bob & Janet Pennington
Open to everyone 6 years & up. Clinic will cover equipment, what the
sport is about, techniques and types of competition. Skaters will learn
how to skate properly & have fun, how to compete and how to get the
most power out of what you do. You should bring a pair of skates, lunch,
shin pads if you have them, and loose fitting clothes. EVERYONE MUST
HAVE A HELMET.
You must pre-register by Thursday, February 20 at the Arena.
"THE SILVER SLED" DOG SLED RACE
Haines Junction to Silver City & Return
Saturday & Sunday, March 1 & 2 Rodeo Grounds
- * 100 Mile Race 11 am
- * One Dog Weight Pull - 1 pm (Please do not bring your pet dogs until
after 12:30 pm)
- * Food Concession
- * Sled Rides
- * Snowshoe Racing
Info: Ron Wondga 634-2261 Sean Fitzgerald 2M-8269 Richard Anderson
634-2208 Reinhard Semmel 634-2768 James Allen 634-2423
- * 22 Mile "Chili Paw" Race - 12 Noon
- * 8 Mile Skijoring Race - 2 pm
- * Food Concession
- * Awards Dinner 4 pm Community Hall
Next meetings of Village Council are scheduled for Wednesday, February 12
If you would like to be on the agenda, please contact Sheila O'Hanlon, Municipal
Clerk, by noon the previous Thursday 634-2291.
JUST CHECKING, THAT'S ALL!
Village Council is curious to know what kind of interest there is for more
Country Residential Lots in the Willow Acres area. They are considering
bringing more lots onto the market, so they are seeking expressions of interest.
Please contact Sheila O'Hanlon at the Village Office at 634-2291 with your
TOURISM & CONVENTION CENTRE UPDATE
The Village has selected a contractor (Ketza Construction) for completion
of the Centre. We are in the process of reviewing plans with Ketza in an
attempt to reduce costs. The final bid price will be submitted by March
1. Construction will begin soon after that with the target completion set
for October 1. All site services, parking and landscaping are not part of
this contract and will be tendered locally.
Northwestel Cable hopes to have their system up and running by about January
30. Northwestel Cable will provide the current four channels (CBC, TVNC,
ITV and BCTV) free for five years to those not wishing the regular cable
package, but only as long as the cable service remains economically viable.
ATTENTION DOG OWNERS!
It's a brand new year and the Village of Haines Junction would like to remind
you of the Village's Bylaw #83-95 which states:
Every owner of every dog shall obtain a dog license tag and pay an annual
license fee in accordance with the following schedule:
Spayed/Neutered Dog $5
Unspayed/Un-neutered Dog $25
Upon authorization for a special permit from Council, any additional dog
will be licensed at $100.
If your dog has not previously been registered, please bring in the proper
veterinarian papers indicating that your dog is either spayed or neutered.
Questions? Call the Village Office at 634-2291.
Congratulations to our own Sheila O'Hanlon for winning the "B"
Event in last week's Yukon Native Bonspiel!
CPR COMMITTEE NEWS
The Junction Function Funding Foundation recently awarded the following
- * Aerobics: $110 to purchase 2 steps
- * The HUB Youth Centre: $275 for hockey goal nets
- * Women's Hockey: $50 for hockey clinic
You can apply at any time for JFFF grants, but the next deadline for Recreation
Grants is March 15, 1997. The next CPR meeting is set for 7 pm Thursday,
TRAVEL SHOWS COMING UP!
Your friendly editor hopes to attend some travel shows in the next few months.
If you have brochures or photographs you would like displayed at these shows,
please deliver them to the Village Office by Thursday, February 20. Questions?
Call Mark at 634-2293.
ONE WAY TO GET MAIL
Based on this editor's experience, if you receive a letter from Ghana or
some other African country that contains lots of platitudes and religious
sayings, you may wish to think twice about responding to their requests
for information, pens, maps, etc. Answering one letter can open a floodgate
of similar requests that can appear to have no end in sight.
This compares with 24 permits for $642,000 in the same period
- IF I HAD A HAMMER . . .
- Here are the building permits issued for 1996 for Haines Junction:
- Permits Value
- RESIDENTIAL 13 $ 506,000
- COMMERCIAL 6 $1,773,000
- GOVERNMENT 3 $2,022,000
- TOTAL 19 $ 4,301,000
WANTED TO BUY
House on property in Haines Junction area. Call 668-3598 or fax 633-6361.
WANTED TO BUY
Doug Ainsworth of Lumby B.C. is interested in purchasing or developing a
tourist related business in this area, such as an RV/Campsite Park. He can
be contacted at 250-260-0809 or 250-542-1004 or by fax 250-549-4589 or at
Box 607, Lumby B.C. V0E 2G0.
ARENA ATTENDANT'S JOB
The Village of Haines Junction has an immediate opening for an Arena Attendant.
The deadline for applying is 4 PM TUESDAY, JANUARY 28 at the Village Office.
Details of the competition and the position are at the Village Office.
THIS WINTER SO FAR
The new ice plant has resulted in November, our first month of operation,
seeing use up 22% over the first month last winter. December 1996 saw use
decline by 12% compared to December 1995. We've tried some new programs,
but as the latest schedule in the ECHO indicates, attendance has to increase
soon in order for Monday Drop-In Hockey and Tuesday Stickless Skating to
continue. If you have any suggestions on the operation of the arena, be
sure to pass them on to Roland.
I KNOW IT'S A BIT LATE, BUT . . .
Does anyone out there have a copy of Band-Aid's song "Do They Know
It's Christmas?" It was written about ten years ago to raise money
for famine relief in Africa. If you do, could you please lend it to Mark
COMMUNITY PROJECT INITIATIVE
YTG is offering grants of up to $200,000 to assist community projects that
Application forms are at the Village Office and can be submitted
at anytime, up until March 1, 1997.
- * Training & seasonal employment
- * Building community infrastructure and upgrading local facilities
- * Cultural & recreational projects, especially winter events.
Congratulations to these local athletes who have been selected
to the Yukon Team for the 1997 North American Indigenous Games:
- * Ken Burns - Athletics
- * Ryan Gleason - Athletics
- * Robin Chambers - Athletics
- * Suzie Hume - Shooting
- * Florence Kushniruk - Badminton
- * Simon Johnson - Badminton
- * Katie Johnson - Badminton
- * Quentin Geddes-Workman - Archery
- * Elizabeth Jim - Archery
CHECK IT OUT!
The 1998 Arctic Winter Games in Yellowknife now has a Home Page. View it
KIDS ARE WORTH IT!
The Child Development Centre Outreach Team will be in Haines Junction on
Tuesday, January 28 and Wednesday, February 26. 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.
WANT A COOL SCREEN-SAVER?
The Globe & Mail, Canada's National Newspaper, offers an EXCELLENT screen
saver and info source called POINTCAST. You can personalize it in order
to track the weather in certain cities around the world, get the latest
National, U.S. or International news or sports, or track your stocks on
the Toronto Stock Exchange. Check it out at www.pointcast.com and then download
it. If it's from Toronto, it's got to be good!
Holland America has grants of up to $2,000 for events celebrating the Yukon
Anniversaries. Applications can be submitted anytime, and they are available
from the Village Office.
GREEN TIP OF THE MONTH
You can remove grease by pouring boiling water on stains, followed with
dry baking soda. If that doesn't work, try ammonia and water.
Congratulations to Janice Kingscote on being appointed the new Community
Justice Coordinator! She can be reached at 634-7020.
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