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Taking down bullying

In a series of events wrapped in mystery, a kindergarten class at Chief Sunrise Education Centre has announced that it will be tackling the problem of bullying head on. “We made a music video. It is about standing up to bullies. It is called “Sets’ani: Be A Friend,” reads a press release prepared by the […]

Chamber hosts first spring show

The inaugural spring trade show – as yet unnamed – hosted by the Hay River Chamber of Commerce was by all accounts a success. “We had a lot of interest from businesses to promote spring and summer activities,” said Chamber president Joe Melanson. “Canoeing, camping, quadding, all that is summer.” Typically the Chamber hosts the […]

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No protest at track meet

Despite a radio report to the contrary, striking town workers will not be picketing Track and Field Championship events. “We’re not picketing it,” said first vice president for the Union of Northern workers Gayla Thunstrom. “We are not picketing the track and field meet.” She said she was surprised to have heard claims that union […]

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Judoka wrestles his way to the top

After some hard fought battles on the mats at the Canadian Judo Championships last week Mason Bruneau returned home to Hay River with a medal to show for his efforts. “I really left everything on the mat,” he said. “It was a tough weekend, fighting some of the best competitors in the country and I […]

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KFN gets community garden

The Hay River Reserve is planting the seeds of food security, with classes at Chief Sunrise Education Centre taking the lead in setting up a community garden project. “We’re going to be able to offer a plot, soil, and help maintaining their garden throughout the summer,” said Nathalie Diaz, whose class is one of two […]

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Summer camps abound

The town may have cancelled the popular Summer Heat camp program, but that doesn’t mean families will be left stranded when school lets out. As a result of the ongoing municipal strike, the town announced last week that it would not be able to run the camp that took in about 60 children last year. […]

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Strike prompts more contracting

In the latest development in the ongoing municipal strike, the town has announced it will be contracting maintenance work for the parks in the community this summer. “When the strike started, we were able to lock up the facilities and keep people safely out of the rec centre,” said Mayor Andrew Cassidy. “Obviously, with outdoor […]

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New contender for chief

The K’atlodeeche First Nation election is heating up with a new candidate throwing her name into the ring. April Martel is accepting the nomination to run for chief against incumbent Roy Fabian. “People want change in the First Nation,” Martel told The Hub. “They want to see more things happening here for everyone, at all […]

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Children head to camp

Ashley Beck’s kindergarten class from Chief Sunrise Education Centre became the youngest ever class to get to go to Beaver Camp with Special Const. Steve Beck last week, taking in the sights, sounds and experiences of being in the bush. Students learned about different animals and their habitats, got to ride on ATVs and even […]

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Ball hockey fills void

Despite the change from their regular location, more than a dozen men faithfully turn out twice a week for ball-hockey games. “Usually, ball hockey, is a fill-in sport during the spring before golf and softball start,” said organizer Scott Bolt. “We’ve had ten to 15 guys showing up. Not a lot of difference as far […]

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