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Nominations seal the deal

  The Hay River Seniors’ Society has an extremely inclusive way of choosing its board of directors. Basically, if you’re nominated, you’re accepted. That happened on March 26 at the society’s annual general meeting at the Whispering Willows Seniors Complex. SEE THE FULL STORY IN PRINT EDITION WEDNESDAY OR WAIT FOR THE FULL WEB VERSION […]

Go ahead and write

  Tish Cohen, a bestselling writer of young adult and adult novels, paid a visit to NWT Centennial Library last week. While many such appearances involve the author reading her book, this Toronto writer got some of the 15 or so member audience to read along on March 26. “I think it’s always more fun […]

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Curlers almost make national tournament

  A curling team from Hay River has narrowly missed earning a berth in a national tournament. The team – consisting of lead Glenn Smith, skip Jared Monkman throwing second stones, third Jesse Duford and Dan Richards throwing final stones – came in second place at the territorial playdowns for the Travelers Curling Club Championship […]

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Arbour on reserve gets facelift

  One of the most important cultural buildings on the Hay River Reserve is undergoing a significant renovation. Work began in February on improvements to the arbour, a circular structure which has been on the reserve for almost a decade. “For the community, it’s a gathering place, a social place,” said Ken Norn, the chief […]

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Wilderness lodge with a difference

  The Hay River Reserve now has a new wilderness lodge but it’s a wilderness lodge with a difference. It’s in the wilderness, of course, but it’s also easy to access. And that’s what K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) is hoping will make the lodge at Sandy Creek – which was officially opened March 19 – […]

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Teach a kid to fish…

  A group of children took an intrepid journey to the East Channel of the Hay River earlier this month to learn about ice fishing as part of an outing with the Nature Club. “It was really great to be out there with them,” said organizer and co-ordinator Kim Rapati of Ecology North. “We didn’t […]

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Polar Pond Hockey returns

  Polar Pond Hockey – an event that has fast become an annual tradition – was back for its seventh year this past weekend. And a lot of the players were also back. In fact, Curtis Rowe, one of the organizers of the March 20 to 22 event, said there were returning players from many […]

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Leadership and resiliency funded

Diamond Jenness Secondary School has been awarded $50,000 from the GNWT to enhance its existing youth resiliency programming. The school’s Leadership and Resiliency Program has existed for six years. Principal Heather Pedjase said the school is pleased with the funding for the “very valuable” program. “I think it’s turned some lives around,” she said. The […]

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South Slave takes Arctic Winter Games

  Hay River and Fort Smith have won the right to co-host the 2018 Arctic Winter Games prompting a series of cheers from those present when the news spread March 18. Arctic Winter Games International Committee made its decision known in a telephone call to the mayors of the two host communities and Inuvik, which […]

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Women’s wellness takes the floor

Dozens of women filed into the Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre last Wednesday for a morning of fun, frank discussions and wellness. “We really just wanted to let people know what’s available in the community,” said organizer Brenda Hall. “I was talking with a friend and we thought it would be a great opportunity and now […]

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