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Midwives find warm welcome

Since December, Toni Fehr and Heather Heinrichs have seen all but two of the pregnant women in town. As the recent arrivals filling a need the community has been clamouring to get for years, the two midwives have a full schedule. Although they have yet to deliver a baby in town, it’s not for lack […]

Huskies take Flyers

Hay River beat Yellowknife in the opening Northern Hockey Challenge series of 2015, winning the first and last games and losing the second. “It was awesome, it’s a great event,” said James Hiebert after the Huskies won 6-2 Jan. 25 afternoon. “The games were great. That rivalry has been there since I was born, but […]

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Businesses resurrect manufacturing association

  There’s room for growth for manufacturing in the South Slave if both producers and buyers work together. For some businesses, that collaboration could represent a serious opportunity to expand output. “I believe manufacturing is a key economic and employment driver for the whole NWT, but especially for the South Slave,” said Wally Schumann, owner […]

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Lacrosse reaches North

Lacrosse may technically be Canada’s national game, but for some Hay River Reserve students, Derek Squirrel says last week will has planted the seeds of a new appreciation for the sport. “It’s something new for the kids,” said the program manager for the Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT at Chief Sunrise Education Centre last […]

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Team NWT gears up for Games

The biathletes headed to Prince George, B.C. for the Canada Winter Games next month to represent the NWT will also all be competing for the bragging right of their home town. For now, however, Clell Crook, Kjel Crook and Andrew Lirette are training hard to get ready, joined by the entire team out at the […]

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Boreale parents support further court action

It’s already been years, but francophones in the territory are looking to head back to court – this time, to the highest authority in the land. Parents of students at Ecole Boreale voted overwhelmingly to continue court action and appeal the latest ruling at a meeting at the school last week, joining parents in Yellowknife […]

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Home grown horticulture hits big leagues

The Northern Farm Training Institute has been chosen as a Savory Hub Candidate, joining an international network of sustainable farms forging into the future. “Allan Savory is the hero of my heroes,” said farm training institute founder Jackie Milne at an information session last Friday. “I talked about him in our very very first NFTI […]

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Walking With Our Sisters makes waves

The Walking With Our Sisters exhibit and memorial stopped on Yellowknife this month, drawing in volunteers and audiences from across the territory.  Jacqueline Carriere was one of those volunteers. Although, like many Northerners, she was sensitive to the plight of indigenous women in Canada, she said the travelling exhibit honouring the lives of missing and […]

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Perking up the park

The Tri-Service park will be getting a facelift once the snow melts, with the addition of $10,000 worth of new equipment, donated by the park’s three founding groups. “It sees so much use now, it’s almost overloaded,” said Elks president Gary Hoffman. “We’re adding to it now, but there’s certainly room for more expansion later […]

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Kamba right on track

Close to 30 people turned out last Thursday to get involved with planning this year’s Kamba Carnival. “The carnival, it was originally for kids,” said Diane Tourangeau, who ran the event in previous years. “It’s a lot of work, and it takes a lot of commitment and effort.” Kamba typically draws hundreds of people to […]

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