Editor: Mark Ritchie Village of Haines Junction - 634-2293
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- THE VILLAGE FIVE -
Commencing in March 1998, the Mayor and Council for the Village of Haines
Junction will provide a monthly news sheet to inform residents and to solicit
feedback on current topics and planned actions involving the municipality.
The Tourism & Convention Centre is temporarily closed to accommodate
adjustments to the fire suppression system. Full occupancy should be available
Mayor Burton & Council thank the organizers and supporters of these
recent community events:
* SILVER SLED RACE FUNDRAISING DINNERS
* LIONS POKER RUN
* YUKON NOVICE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS
* LIONS MIXED BONSPIEL
* LECTURE ON SNOWSHOE HARES & STRESS
* KLUANE CLASSIC CROSS COUNTRY SKI RACE
* PETERS DRURY TRIO
* STORYTELLER MICHAEL KUSUGAK
* LIBRARY STORYTIME
This editor apologizes for omitting these events in last month's TREDMill:
* SKATE WITH SANTA - Thanks also to Big Bud Contracting, Champagne &
Aishihik First Nations and Minor Hockey!
* PHOTOS WITH SANTA
* LIGHTS OF LIFE
* NEW YEAR'S DAY BRUNCH
* HOSPICE GROUP OPEN HOUSE
101 THINGS TO DO IN THE JUNCTION
#13. Go Hot Air Ballooning on Dezadeash Lake!
DEADLINE FOR THE NEXT TREDMILL
IS FRIDAY, MARCH 20
Here are the local results of the Kluane Classic Cross Country Ski
Races on February 21 at Kathleen Lake:
ATOM BOYS & GIRLS
* Daniel Staley - 1st
* Aidan Vickery - 3rd
* Ben Gilbert - 5th
* Hannah Vickery - 6th
* Thomas Scherer - 3rd
* Philippe West - 4th
* Rick Staley - 2nd
Start your spring shopping at:
THE THRIFT SHOP
Thursdays - March 12 & 26
2-4 pm, 7-8 pm
Info: Jeananne 634-2374
The Haines Junction Curling Club invites you to their
Deadline to register is
8 pm Wednesday, March 11
Friday Night Lions Casino
Saturday Night Dinner & Dance
"$1,000 Grand Aggregate"
Info: Rick 634-2939
Please support your local athletes when they ask you to buy
tickets on the ARCTIC WINTER GAMES SUN RAFFLE. First prize is a trip to
Whitehorse Broomball invites Haines Junction to enter a team
in their annual
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MARCH 28 & 29
Bill Brewster Arena
If you want to enter a team, please call Mark at 634-2293 by Wednesday,
The Wednesday Night Youth Group invites you to a:
50's & 60's FAMILY SOCKHOP DANCE & HAPPY DAYS CAFE
SATURDAY, APRIL 4
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Admission Fees: Family $10
Couples $5, Singles $3.
$1 off if you come in costume.
No minimum age.
Info: Doris Storey 634-2944
Here is the schedule for upcoming Village Council meetings. All meetings
are at 7 pm Wednesdays in Council Chambers:
* March 11 & 25
* April 8
If you would like to attend the Council Meeting as a delegation, please
contact Colin Dean by noon the Thursday before at 634-2291.
The Village of Haines Junction wishes to establish a contract with a local
business to provide custodial services for the recreation facilities and
the Village Offices beginning March 16, 1998. The deadline to bid is 1:30
pm, Monday, March 9. Bid packages are available at the Village Office.
CPR COMMITTEE NEWS
Welcome to Marion Primozic - the newest member of the CPR Committee. The
next meeting of the CPR Committee is set for 7 pm Thursday, April 2. If
you would like to be put on the agenda, please contact Mark Ritchie by 12
noon, Monday, March 30.
The Deadline for the next round of
MONDAY, MARCH 16.
Printed and computerized application forms are available at the Village
The JUNCTION FUNCTION FUNDING FOUNDATION is pleased to award
* Oldtimer's Hockey $50
To apply for grants from the JFFF, please contact Shirley Karman or Mark
PUBLIC WORKS NEWS
Here are the water consumption figures for 1997 for Haines Junction:
Residential 57,477,000 liters
Commercial 50,032,000 liters
Total 107,509,000 liters
CONGRATULATIONS to our Atom, Novice and Midget Hockey Players for fine
showings in the Yukon Championships!
The last day of public skating is set for FRIDAY, MARCH 27. The arena
will be closed as of MONDAY, MARCH 30. Please see the planned schedule
at the end of the TREDMill.
OH, CANADA, EH?
Canada Day may not happen this year in Haines Junction unless some community
group spearheads organizing it. The deadline to apply for funding is April
15 and the application form is at the Village Office.
SPRING TRAVEL SHOWS
Your editor plans to represent Haines Junction and the rest of the Yukon
at the International Adventure Travel Show in Vancouver on March 20-22 and
the Tourism Industry Association's AGM in Dawson in late April. Please
bring your business's brochures and photo albums to the Village Office by
Wednesday, March 18 to be displayed in our booth.
Do you or your fellow business owners need training for your staff, but
can't quite afford it? The Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon offers
the TOURISM TRAINING TRUST FUND as a solution. The Fund allows businesses
and individuals working in the tourism industry to access financial assistance
for training costs. Mark Ritchie has more information, or contact TIA at
Please welcome these new business license holders in
THE HAIR CELLAR - Hair Salon: Bev Zurba 634-2452
ENTROPY ACRES - General Contracting: Mark Kohlhaas
COWAN PLUMBING & HEATING - Parry Cowan 634-7025
TWO SMASHED THUMBS UP!
CONGRATULATIONS to Brent Behm and Sean Fitzgerald on achieving first class
scores in their Level I Carpentry Apprenticeship Program!
KIDS ARE WORTH IT!
The Outreach Team from the Child Development Centre will be in Haines Junction
on Monday & Tuesday, March 30 & 31. If you have concerns about
the development of your child, please contact the CDC at 1-888-291-KIDS
or the Health Centre at 634-4444.
Here's your chance to finally quit smoking! The Village of Haines
Junction, with the generous support of YTG's Health Investment Fund, will
soon be offering the
BREATH FREE SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM
This six session program has helped millions of people around the world
kick the habit. Dates and times are to be announced, but in the meantime,
an interest list is being compiled. Please call Mark Ritchie at 634-2293
today if you are interested in taking this program.
KLUANE PARK NEWS
Welcome to Anne Morin, the new Superintendent of Kluane National Park!
The Visitor Reception Centre is now open seven days a week from 10 am -
12 noon and 1 pm - 4 pm. The phone number is 634-7209.
THE GREEN SCENE
Use vinegar as a replacement to your liquid fabric softener. It rinses
soap out more thoroughly and keeps colours more vibrant.
THE CRIME SCENE
CONGRATULATIONS to the whole community of Haines Junction for receiving
the Community Crime Prevention Worker Award. Crime Prevention Yukon presented
this award to the community in early February. Thanks to Cpl. Larry Kavanagh
for nominating the whole community!
CRIME STOPPERS is now in Haines Junction! Crime Stoppers is
a community based program that combines the police, media and public in
solving crime in Yukon communities. Watch the ECHO each month for a "Crime
of the Month" to be posted. If you have a tip on this crime or any
other criminal activity, call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Are you an artist? Have you ever wanted to visit Inuvik? Well, here's
your chance! The GREAT NORTHERN ARTS FESTIVAL on July 17-26 in Inuvik is
now accepting applications from artists. The deadline to apply is Monday,
March 16. The Village Office has application forms.
FRIDAY, MAY 15 is the next deadline to apply for COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUND
grants for funding requests less than $20,000. Please contact the Village
Office for application forms. We even have the application form on computer
DON'T FORGET TO START YOUR BEDDING PLANTS EARLY FOR THE GARDEN
JUDGING CONTEST THIS SUMMER!
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