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Museum to welcome historical performance

The organizers at the Hay River Museum are trying something a little different this year. Not only are they keeping the building open for the winter, they have partnered with the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre to bring a travelling show. Yellowknife author Jamie Bastedo will portray turn-of-the-century Arctic explorer Viljalmur Stefannson, as part […]

Festive spirit gets underway

Hundreds turned out to get their holiday season started last Friday with the annual Santa Claus Parade and Midnight Madness. Cars and trucks lined the streets to see the many floats of the parade, after which shoppers flocked to the many stores open until late that night to make the most of the pre-Christmas bonanza. […]

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Addictions awareness celebrated

Although there is one week a year marked for raising awareness for addiction issues in Canada, for some, one week is not enough. “The more people hear others putting their lives and their hearts out there on the table, that gives them hope for their own future,” said Doug Lamalice, who co-ordinated the National Addictions […]

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Curling seeing a comeback

The junior girls’ curling team has their sights set high this year, but it will take a lot of hard work to get there. Katherine Lenoir, Julie Rowe, Elizabeth Sperry, Ashley Rowe and Amanda Roach are set to head to the territorial championships in Fort Smith next month, and then — hopefully — on to […]

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DARE drops in at Sunrise

Community Const. Steve Beck is touring the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program around schools in Hay River this winter, helping kids make better decisions about drugs, alcohol and tobacco. Students are taught to define a challenge or opportunity, assess the situation, respond, and evaluate that response. The program is delivered by RCMP officers across […]

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Winter Market returns

Less than a week is not a lot of time to pull together an event like Hay River’s Winter Market, but organizers are up for the challenge. “Everything has been up in the air,” Franziska Ulbricht told The Hub last Saturday. “Now it’s all about pulling it off, getting everything together at the last minute. […]

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Giving spirit offers promise

The RCMP detachment is kicking off a season of giving back this month, with events and initiatives throughout the next two months. “We try to get out and do positive things in the community this time of year,” said Community Const. Steve Beck. “We spend all year in houses we know won’t necessarily have the […]

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Craft show with a twist

A tradition can hardly support the name if it’s not passed on, something those at the Yamozha Kue Society, more commonly known as the Dene Cultural Institute, knows all too well. “There are so much beautiful things you can do, even learning songs and stories,” said Georgina Fabian last week. “But kids these days are […]

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Huskies rake up Leafs

To kick off the season, the Hay River Midget Huskies took the Yellowknife Maple Leafs in all three games played against each other this weekend. “It went good,” said team captain Joel Demarcke. “They’re a good team to play, the games were pretty competitive.” What was supposed to be the first hockey tournament of the […]

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Young get down in the cold

  Students at Princess Alexandra Middle School braved the first real snow of the season last week, and played outside despite the cold. “It’s going to get lots colder than this,” said student Hailey Pike, laughing. “This isn’t so bad.” The clouds were out most of the day with light snow and the temperature running […]

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