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Teen teaches hip-hop dance

The Town of Hay River is offering children’s introductory hip-hop dance classes with instructor Joshua Ramirez. The 18-year-old moved to the town from the Philippines to join his mother, Lennie, who has lived in Canada for four years. Ramirez has been dancing since he was 13 years old, and has been teaching summer workshops in […]

Rink back in play

The arena in Hay River is back in action after a burst pipe in the floor stalled the start of ice season for three weeks. Users were back on the ice last week, ending a drought of ice time that began earlier this year with the start of the strike. FOR MORE, CHECK OUT THE […]

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Singing the blues

Hay River is about to get a taste of the blues but not because winter is returning. This week legendary New York blues musician Guy Davis will visit the community, stopping by the Diamond Jenness High School before an evening performance. Davis is known for his New Orleans-inspired sound and has released more than a […]

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Soaring Eagle elects leadership

  A new executive and board have been elected for the coming year at the Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre. There was no change at the top of the organization as Margaret Jerome was returned as president and Abbie Crook was again chosen vice-president at the organization’s annual general meeting on Sept. 26. The two newcomers […]

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Berry bushes put to work

  Ecology North is planning to put local berry bushes to work for the community. Marissa Oteiza with Ecology North said the organization is going to see $4,000 of funding from Tree Canada for its Edible Tree project. The funding will go toward harvesting wild fruit and berry bushes, as well as planting and caring […]

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Your moment of Zen, etc.

  Perhaps for the first time, people in Hay River will be shown how to meditate. Shawna Martel, a nurse and a born-and-raised resident of the community, is planning to begin sessions this week on the different forms of meditation. “I’m going to teach people,” she said. “Anybody can do meditation, anybody. It’s a simple […]

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Homecoming accompanied by stories

  Three students from Princess Alexandra School have plenty of stories to tell after a surprise, whirlwind visit to Disneyland last week. “It was great, amazing, cool,” said Harvey Havioyak-Kolaohok in succinctly summing up the trip. Twelve-year old Harvey, a Grade 7 student, was accompanied by Albert Rymer, also a 12-year-old student in Grade 7, […]

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Homegrown art exhibited

People dropping into NWT Centennial Library can now experience the artwork of Chris Robson while looking for a book to read. An exhibit of 15 pieces of art – 12 prints and three pen-and-ink drawings – is currently at the library as part of its featured artist series. “There’s no particular theme,” said Robson. “It’s […]

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Golden tickets for Disneyland

  Three youngsters in Hay River got the surprise of a lifetime last week. At a Sept. 23 assembly at Princess Alexandra School, they were called to the front and handed golden tickets for a trip to Disneyland. “I got an adrenalin rush right through my body,” said Albert Rymer, a 12-year-old student in Grade […]

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MP calls this campaign different

  For Dennis Bevington, campaigning in a federal election is nothing new – this is his fourth carrying the New Democrat banner in the NWT. But the current election is different he said. While he has won before – this is his ninth year representing the NWT in parliament – the New Democratic Party has […]

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