|Mayor Burton & Council thank the organizers and supporters of these recent community events:
|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:
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
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
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.
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:
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.
Two events to celebrate NATIONAL ADDICTIONS AWARENESS WEEK FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST!
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Monday, November 16
St. Elias School Gym
TEEN MOVIE NIGHT
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|
Thursday-Sunday, November 19-22
(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
|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
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:
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.
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
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.
|The Yukon Mammoths Oldtimers Hockey Team presents an early season|
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:
|Total VRC Users||33,910||26,675||-27%|
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:
CHECK OUT THE RAVEN LUNATICS!
The Trail of '98 Klondike Road Relay has a new website:
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:
HATS OFF to these recent local appointees and re-appointees to Yukon Boards & Committees:
Alsek Renewable Resources Council
|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!
HERE ARE THE BUILDING STATISTICS FOR HAINES JUNCTION SO FAR THIS YEAR:
PLEASE WELCOME THIS NEW BUSINESS LICENSE HOLDER:
|BROCHURES FOR SURE!