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The best news I've heard in a longtime is that Haines is getting a Zamboni for our natural-ice-outdoor hockey rink built and maintained by an all volunteer crew at the Fairgrounds. Turns out the mayor of Haines Junction, Yukon Territory ( about 160 miles over the pass from here, pop. about 600) is getting a new one for his village's indoor ice arena and is donating the old one to us-- in exchange for a salmon barbecue up there on Canada Day (July 1). One hockey booster, who also happens to own a salmon smokery and fresh fish shop, said he's hitting up local fisher folk for donations-- he said he figures 150 filets ought to do it. The next question is, who will drive the Zamboni down the Haines Highway?