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Articles from the March 31, 2022 edition

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 By Max Graham    News    March 31, 2022

Yukon industry reps say Lutak Dock could be used to ship ore

A renovated Lutak Dock could serve as an export facility for minerals from the Yukon Territory, Yukon industry representatives told the Haines...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 31, 2022

Ukrainian refugee flees to Haines to live with daughter

Of the roughly 3.8 million Ukrainian refugees who've fled their country since Russia's invasion last...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 31, 2022

Borough, union to negotiate staff wages next month

The Haines Borough and Public Employees Local 71 are in the midst of labor negotiations. Borough manager Annette Kreitzer said 17 of the 22 articles...

 
 By Max Graham    News    March 31, 2022

Drive-thru garbage drop to start April 1

Community Waste Solutions (CWS) will offer a drive-through garbage drop-off at the landfill starting on April 1. The service will be available from...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 31, 2022

Local artist's work to tour Alaska public buildings

Andrea Nelson's work was among 16 creations chosen from among 897 recent submissions to the Alaska...

 
 By Max Graham    News    March 31, 2022

Contaminated soil cleanup continues at 15.5 Mile

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is resuming cleanup of soil contaminated by a fuel spill more than 50 years ago at 15.5 Mile Haines Highway. The...

 
 By Max Graham    News    March 31, 2022

Harbor parking lot could be used for limited commercial boat storage

The Port and Harbor Advisory Committee on March 24 unanimously recommended to the Haines Borough Assembly to allow limited commercial vessel storage...

 
 By Max Graham    News    March 31, 2022

Abandoned bear cub dies

An emaciated bear cub died March 21 shortly after state wildlife trooper Colin Nemec rescued it from a goat pen and brought it to Haines Animal...

 

Chamber of Commerce offers 'business bootcamp' classes

The Haines Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “Business Boot Camp” luncheon training series focused on business skill development which is open to...

 

White selected as commencement speaker

The Haines High School senior class has selected third-grade teacher Kristin White as this year’s commencement speaker. Graduation is May 24....

 

It's not that hard, just different

This year’s switch to ranked-choice voting in Alaska is something new, maybe even surprisingly new for those who missed or forgot about the 2020...

 

Nobody say "ore terminal!"

On March 24, I tuned into a Ports and Harbors Committee meeting, expecting an ordinary update on the Lutak Dock rebuild, according to the agenda....

 

The democratic process should be protected

The Haines Ports and Harbors Advisory Committee (PHAC) recently met without adequate public notice. The Haines Chamber of Commerce orchestrated part...

 

Holdin' 'em close to the chest

Seems like just yesterday that our elected and appointed representatives were saying “We’re not talking about an ore terminal, just about fixing...

 

Community needs, not foreign corporation needs

Last week, the Ports and Harbors committee discussed an item innocently titled “Lutak Dock Rebuild.” Yukon mining representatives testified regard...

 

Constantine needs a reality check

Constantine Metals was recently required by the BC Securities Commission to revise its Preliminary Economic Analysis from 2019. This is the second...

 

Duly Noted

The Youths from Port Chilkoot Bible Church, Pastor Matt Jones, and a few other members of his congregation provided a big service by helping to move...

 

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