Editor: Mark Ritchie
Village of Haines Junction
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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:
- Big Time Sports
- Cabin Crafts
- Junction Function Funding Foundation
- The Karman & Nadeau families for each raising almost $500!
- Village of Haines Junction
- All the VOLUNTEERS!
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!
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
CHILD IDENTIFICATION DAYS
Drop into the Whitehorse TD Bank that week or contact Ruth Lawrence at
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.
Due to Halloween, the last Thrift Shop of October is a week earlier than
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
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 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,
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.
The next meetings of Village Council are scheduled for 7 p.m.
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
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
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
Thank you, Al Tomlin, for your work during your term on the
Culture, Parks & Recreation Committee!
Watch for these tenders coming soon for the Tourist & Convention Centre.
Call the Village Office 634-2291 to be notified when the tender packages
- Mechanical & Electrical Site Services - Tender
package available about Tuesday, September 24. Closing date about Tuesday,
- Crawl Space Heating - Tender package about Monday,
September 30. Closing date about Tuesday, October 15.
- Superstructure Framing - Tender package about Tuesday,
October 8. Closing date about Tuesday, October 29.
- Building Mechanical Services - Tender package about
Wednesday, October 30. Closing date about Tuesday, November 19.
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:
- UNITED WAY GRANTS FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH & THEIR FAMILIES - Deadline
Tuesday, October 1, applications from Siegfried Fuchsbichler 667-5436 days
or 667-6895 evenings.
- GO FOR GREEN GRANTS - For projects that combine environmental protection
with active living. Deadline Tuesday, October 1. Applications at the Village
- ADVANCED ARTIST AWARD - Deadline Tuesday, October 1. Applications at
the Village Office.
- VILLAGE RECREATION GRANTS - Deadline Tuesday, October 15, applications
at Village Office
- LOTTERIES GRANTS - Deadline Tuesday, October 15, applications at Village
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
RECYCLING DEPOT NEWS
THANK YOU Sharon Holloway for spending your Saturday afternoons
at the depot! Here are the new hours for the depot:
- Thursdays 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
- Saturdays 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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.
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.
Please welcome these new business license holders in Haines Junction:
- WOOD CHUCKS - General contracting and woodcutting - George Martinson
- THIS & THAT CONTRACTING - General contracting - Trygue Bakke 634-2912
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
IF I HAD A HAMMER . . .
Here are the building permits issued as of June for Haines Junction:
This compares with 21 permits for $592,000 in the same period in 1995.
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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.
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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