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Triathlon and half-marathon attract impressive numbers

Last September, the Great Hay River Triathlon attracted 39 participants, which was a surprisingly large number for an event that has been held most years since 2008. And, it now seems that impressive turnout was not an aberration because a Great Hay River Triathlon and Half-Marathon on June 24 also attracted very solid numbers. There […]

Aboriginal Day celebrated

National Aboriginal Day was celebrated in Hay River and on the Hay River Reserve on June 21. The Hay River Metis Government Council hosted a free barbecue, featuring live music and activities for children. K’atlodeeche First Nation hosted activities on the reserve, including a fire-feeding ceremony, a parade, and fun outdoor games for adults and […]

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Ecole Boreale grads break record

Nine students have graduated from Ecole Boreale. And, according to principal Carole McLaughlin, that is a record number of graduates for the French-language school. McLaughlin noted there were seven graduates last year and five graduates two years ago. At graduation ceremonies on June 24, the principal, who will be leaving Ecole Boreale at the end […]

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Pellet mill site getting ready

There are now some very visible signs that preparatory work is well underway at the site of what will be a wood pellet mill in Enterprise. On June 16, Brad Mapes, majority owner of Aurora Wood Pellets Ltd., took The Hub for a tour of the mill site on 320 hectares of land he bought […]

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Solo kayaker takes on Mackenzie River

A man from Chicago left Hay River on June 15 for a solo kayaking adventure on the Mackenzie River. David Yanowski hopes to make it all the way to Tuktoyaktuk in about seven weeks. “Since I’ve been about 12, I’ve been doing canoe trips and adventures,” said the 61-year-old. “And in the last three years […]

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Girls walk fashion runway

A group of Hay River girls presented a unique fashion show for family and friends on June 14. The show – held in the lobby of the Don Stewart Recreation Centre – featured creative dresses made out of garbage bags, newspaper and duct tape. It was the sixth-annual fashion show from the girls of PHAB, […]

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A walk over lunchtime

A lunchtime walking program has begun on the track at Diamond Jenness Secondary School. The exercise initiative began on June 14, when 10 people showed up for the first of the walking sessions, which are held from noon to 1 p.m. on specific days. Dale Loutit, the recreation programmer with the Town of Hay River, […]

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Colombian indigenous leaders stop on reserve

Two indigenous leaders from Colombia visited the Hay River Reserve on June 7 as part of a fact-finding mission on economic development by First Nations in the NWT. The special guests were Higinio Obispo, secretary general of the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC) – representing 1.9 million people – and Martha Peralta, liaison officer […]

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Ecole Boreale to get new principal at the beginning of next school year

Ecole Boreale will be getting a new principal at the start of the next school year. The new principal, Richard LeTourneau, is currently a French immersion teacher at East Three Elementary School in Inuvik. LeTourneau’s new role in Hay River was officially announced on May 19 by the Commission Scolaire Francophone, the French-language school board […]

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Bowling extravaganza for Canada 150

A unique way to celebrate Canada 150 will take place in Hay River on June 17. That will be by bowling at Lizard’s Lounge & Lanes. “We’re just celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday,” said Tracy Cross Gauthier, the manager of Lizard’s Lounge & Lanes. “So we want to organize a bowling extravaganza to bowl 150 games. […]

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