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Union threatens to picket meeting

In the latest salvo in the ongoing municipal strike, union leaders are threatening to picket the upcoming NWT Association of Communities meeting in May, an event that typically draws approximately 100 people to town. “Regardless where it is held in the Town of Hay River, we will picket it,” Union of Northern Workers president Todd […]

Woman’s homicide under investigation

Friends and family of Roberta Lynn Sabourin are reeling after news of her death spread across the large Sabourin family. The RCMP have not released the name of the victim but family members have confirmed the deceased is Sabourin, 42, of Hay River. The police issued a news release April 10 stating that 41-year-old Lori […]

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Literacy fans hit ground running

Despite the beautiful weather last weekend, a handful of children and their parents chose instead to take off for the stars. “Today’s theme is outer space!” said Karen Hoose at last week’s Start Your Month Off Right literacy event, as she pulled an empty tube of toothpaste out of the “feely-bag.” “Astronauts have to eat […]

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Judoka to head to nationals

This won’t be judoka Mason Bruneau’s first trip to nationals but it may be the most important for his career. “This is my last year as a youth plus-100kg and it’s my chance to shine,” he told The Hub last week after coming back from a win at the 2015 Atlantic Championships in New Brunswick. […]

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New hire for Friendship Centre

After months of term-positions and scrambling for help, the Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre now has a full-time permanent program co-ordinator in the person of Clarissa Neyando. “It’s not just for youth, she’ll be doing programs for everyone” said executive director Sharon Pekok. “It’s much easier with a co-ordinator, they can run the programming, but they’re […]

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Town hall gets new digs

After months of camping out in the fire hall and other municipal buildings, town administrative staff members will have a proper home when they return to work. “This is an interim solution until we explore all our options,” Mayor Andrew Cassidy said of the new office space where True Value Hardware had been located. “I […]

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Farmers gearing up for spring

When the snow finally melts, this year’s new growth will include development on the Northern Farm Training Institute’s new campus at the old hog barn site. Between labourers, clerical staff, managers and instructors, the Northern Farm Training Institute should be employing about 20 people this summer. A five-year lease with the possibility of a five-year […]

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No pool may ground swimmers

While most residents of Hay River have been affected by the ongoing municipal strike in one way or another, for some young athletes, being out of the pool could cost them a shot at the biggest games of their lives. “I’d say I’m frustrated, I guess,” said Graham St. John. “I’ve trained, I’ve paid for […]

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KFN gets new CEO

Despite having already retired twice, Peter Groenen said he is happy to be taking up the administrative reins of K’atlodeeche First Nation, taking over from long-time CEO Scotty Edgerton. “It’s exciting to be in with the people again,” Groenen told The Hub last week on his second day of work. “Right now, it’s just a […]

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Boreale parents step up

Parents with students at Ecole Boreale are organizing and asking for help. Although activities have been paused until after everyone returns from spring break, the school’s Parent Action Committee has its sights set on new sports uniforms and more books for the library, vice-chairwoman Lori Coombs told The Hub last week. “We’re looking for parents […]

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