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Relay for Life returns

Relay for Life – a national fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society – has made a successful return to Hay River. The event surpassed its fundraising goal of $50,000, said Rachel Daigneault-Durocher, the chair of the organizing committee. “I’m very happy about that,” she said, adding an exact total was not known as of June […]

Culture camp gets sporty for the summer

Culture is actually right there in the name of the Summer Culture Camp 2015 but sports will also be a big component of the activities being offered for youngsters by Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre. The camp, which starts on July 4 and runs to Aug. 26, will feature numerous sports. “We go swimming twice a […]

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Ravens disperse for spring and summer

There are fewer ravens in Hay River at this time of year. But ravens don’t migrate, so where do they go, and why? It is all related to the supply of food and the nesting habits of the iconic birds of the North. “What happens every spring is the ravens leave the inhabited areas, and […]

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Rebuilt recreation centre will cost $21.3 million plus

A new number has finally been put to the cost of rebuilding the Don Stewart Recreation Centre. At a special meeting on June 16, town council approved a motion to enter into a letter of acceptance with Clark Builders of Yellowknife to rebuild the centre for $21,310,717. While that will be the payment to the […]

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Golden hour produces golden photos

Three photographers in Hay River have had their work included in a national project. On June 4, Posterjack – a Toronto-based online printing company specializing in turning photos into large-scale artwork – hosted a national photography project where 125 photographers all over the country joined together to capture Canada’s Golden Hour shortly after sunrise and […]

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Friends visit in force

Friendship was out in full force last week, with a group of 16 travellers staying in homes around Hay River as a part of the Friendship Force travel organization. The group from the Niagara Region of Ontario were hosted by the 14 members of Friendship Force in Hay River during a visit to the South […]

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Play teaches French through gestures

A different approach to learning language has resulted in a year-end play for youngsters studying the French language at Harry Camsell School. The Accelerative Integrated Method – AIM – bases its approach on using gestures to visually aid children in language retention. French-language teacher Marla Mateus worked with her students to create a theatrical presentation […]

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Soccer talent search scoops players

A search for soccer talent for next year’s Canada Summer Games has made a stop in Hay River. The 2017 Canada Summer Games identification camp visited from June 17 to 19 and attracted players from a number of communities. A half-dozen male players from Hay River participated in the camp, and just one female from […]

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Rec centre rebuild raises objections

Members of the public have had their say on the news town council plans to tear down and rebuild the Don Stewart Recreation Centre, rather than renovate. The reaction from about 70 people at an information meeting on June 8 – a week after council announced its plan – could best be described as mixed. […]

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Table tennis making way to Arctic Winter Games

Initially left out of the plans for the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games, table tennis has now been added to the list of sports for the international event. That announcement was made in a June 7 news release from Greg Rowe, the president of the host society for the Games, which will be co-hosted […]

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