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Lacrosse reaches North

Lacrosse may technically be Canada’s national game, but for some Hay River Reserve students, Derek Squirrel says last week will has planted the seeds of a new appreciation for the sport. “It’s something new for the kids,” said the program manager for the Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT at Chief Sunrise Education Centre last […]

Team NWT gears up for Games

The biathletes headed to Prince George, B.C. for the Canada Winter Games next month to represent the NWT will also all be competing for the bragging right of their home town. For now, however, Clell Crook, Kjel Crook and Andrew Lirette are training hard to get ready, joined by the entire team out at the […]

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Boreale parents support further court action

It’s already been years, but francophones in the territory are looking to head back to court – this time, to the highest authority in the land. Parents of students at Ecole Boreale voted overwhelmingly to continue court action and appeal the latest ruling at a meeting at the school last week, joining parents in Yellowknife […]

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Home grown horticulture hits big leagues

The Northern Farm Training Institute has been chosen as a Savory Hub Candidate, joining an international network of sustainable farms forging into the future. “Allan Savory is the hero of my heroes,” said farm training institute founder Jackie Milne at an information session last Friday. “I talked about him in our very very first NFTI […]

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Perking up the park

The Tri-Service park will be getting a facelift once the snow melts, with the addition of $10,000 worth of new equipment, donated by the park’s three founding groups. “It sees so much use now, it’s almost overloaded,” said Elks president Gary Hoffman. “We’re adding to it now, but there’s certainly room for more expansion later […]

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Kamba right on track

Close to 30 people turned out last Thursday to get involved with planning this year’s Kamba Carnival. “The carnival, it was originally for kids,” said Diane Tourangeau, who ran the event in previous years. “It’s a lot of work, and it takes a lot of commitment and effort.” Kamba typically draws hundreds of people to […]

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Curler heads to major match

Just because she’s heading to Alberta’s provincial championships doesn’t mean Amanda Moizis has forgotten her small-town roots. “I’m just excited to be going to provincials and representing Hay River,” she told The Hub last week. “I’m pretty proud to be from Hay River.” Having moved to Edmonton to study, Moizis will be competing in the […]

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Gliding along

Figure skaters are getting geared up for their first competition of the year next month, pushing themselves harder during practices in anticipation. “It’s always really fun to have that excitement leading up to a competition,” said Grace Osted, who helps teach the younger girls. “This one will have everything from the really young kids all […]

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Soaring Eagle back on sound footing

The Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre has been back in business for more than a year and has to all appearances successfully dug itself out of the hole. “We’ve worked so hard to get the centre back in the positive, we want to make sure it stays there,” said executive director Sharon Pekok at last week’s […]

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French school expansion overturned on appeal

The territorial government is victorious after appealing an NWT Supreme Court ruling ordering it to improve school facilities for francophone students while giving French school officials the right to determine who could attend the schools. In a decision delivered Jan. 9, NWT Court of Appeal judges Jack Watson, Frans Slatter and Patricia Rowbotham ruled Justice […]

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