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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 […]

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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Hay Riverites remember

Hay Riverites gathered at the Royal Canadian Legion to mark Remembrance Day yesterday, doing their part in this year’s flood of support for Canadian troops past and present. “Take up our quarrel with the foe,” read Legion Chaplain Vicky Latour at yesterday’s ceremony from the well-known poem In Flanders Fields. “To you, from failing hands, […]

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Students take reins

Ecole Boreale students have added another sport to their growing roster, taking up basketball in the hopes of fielding a team to go to the popular Cagers tournament in Yellowknife this February with a grade 11 coach taking at the helm. The mixed boys and girls team of 10, 11, and 12-year olds practises Thursdays […]

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Play could mark end of touring shows

When that I was, a one-man play set in the time of Shakespeare and telling the story of a man who acted in the Bard’s company, is coming but it might well be one of the last. The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre puts on shows across the territory as well as in the capital, […]

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New scheme proposed to pay for dump

Town council has before it a new proposal that would see the funding model for the landfill changed, with residents charged not through taxes but through a separate bill. “We’re looking at implementing a new structure,” Mayor Andrew Cassidy explained. “The proposal is to make it more of a utility and not a town service, […]

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Pellet project one step closer

Fort Providence became the second community to sign a Forest Management Agreement with the GNWT this year, bringing the proposed pellet mill project in the South Slave one step closer to fruition on Oct. 24. Neither Hay River nor the K’atlodeeche First Nation have any direct involvement as of yet — plans would put the […]

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