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KFN pushes for more local-based justice

K’atlodeeche First Nation members will have the chance to contribute to their own justice system, with changes hopefully to be implemented in the coming year. “Everything comes down to safety,” said band manager Jaimie Forsey Graham. “There are so many situations where people have to consider their own safety and that’s what we’re asking our […]

Hay River curlers sweeps up in Halifax

One of Hay River’s own top rinks made it all the way to the Travelers Curling Club Championship in Halifax last month, finishing with three losses and three wins against teams from across Canada. “It was great, as always,” said veteran championship curler D’Arcy Delorey, who competed to represent the NWT for the third time. […]

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PHAB celebrates Christmas

The girls of the after-school program PHAB (physical health, arts and beauty) got together last week to celebrate the season. They kicked off the session with some skating, followed by a secret Santa gift exchange, along with other holiday and present-related games. PHAB will be on break over Christmas and New Years, but will return […]

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Santa’s helpers hit pavement

While most holiday traditions involve indoor feats of gastronomic endurance, some are looking to kick off a new and healthier Christmas custom this year. “Sometimes we need an event to motivate us to get up and out of the house,” said organizer Sherry Ringuette. “I asked the Hay River running club what they thought of […]

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Secret Santa back

Although she is getting a later start than usual, Edna Dow is just as excited as ever for this year’s Secret Santa toy and food drive. “I was getting calls and messages, people saying they hadn’t seen anything in the paper or on the radio, nothing, and was I doing it this year,” she told […]

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Facing off for a good cause

Teams from the initiation, novice and atom levels of Hay River’s Minor Hockey Association took to the ice against a team made up of RCMP members, firefighters and correctional staff last week to kick off the start of the police detachment’s annual toy drive. “It’s a great game,” said Special Const. Steve Beck, noting that […]

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Cops collect toys for children

Hay Riverites turned out in droves last Saturday to make this year’s RCMP toy drive the most successful yet. “It kinda got a little bigger than we had anticipated,” said Special Const. Steve Beck. “People have been so generous.” The drive, which kicked off with a charity hockey game on Thursday night and continued with […]

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Elders gather for festive cheer

The Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre opened its doors Dec. 4 for its annual elders’ Christmas lunch, taking in more than 50 visitors, as well as an army of volunteers. “It’s a good social event for young and old,” said co-ordinator Ida Studney. “It’s great for new arrivals in the community to come out and interact […]

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Annual bird count announced

Hay Riverites are getting ready for this year’s annual Christmas Bird Count Dec. 14, but organizers are hoping to add more to the ranks of watchers. “It just takes more people going out and hitting the trails to see more of the ones who don’t come to the feeders,” Gary Vizniowski told The Hub. “Last […]

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Shuttles at the ready

More than 100 athletes came out to this year’s badminton tournament at Diamond Jenness Secondary School, making it the biggest year yet. “It draws a lot of players,” said Anna Cunningham, who works at the school and enjoyed supporting local athletes over the two-day tournament last Friday and Saturday. “I know something like three-quarters of […]

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