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Athletes take to water, bikes and feet

A dozen athletes took part in the annual Hay River triathlon last Sunday, swimming, cycling and running their way to victory. There were two races going on simultaneously, with different lengths for each of the three events for the Olympic and sprint sections. Mike Morgan of High Level won the Olympic-length race, while Hay River’s […]

Artist goes pro

Natacha Kruger Rewega said that if she had been waiting for a sign, she couldn’t have had a better one. “When my dad died, it was like ‘what am I waiting for?’” she said last Wednesday, two weeks into her new endeavour to focus full-time on her art. “There’s this weird feeling after, like you’re […]

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Schools take on mental health

Students in Hay River and the Hay River Reserve will be getting a taste of a new program designed to improve their mental health over the next three years. “It’s amazing,” said Jill Taylor, inclusive schooling co-ordinator for the South Slave Divisional Education Council. “It’s exactly what our schools have been asking for for years.” […]

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X-Games take off in new location

Crowds gathered, speeches were given and ribbons were cut at the opening of the fourth annual Hay River X-Games last Saturday, but the action really got started when participants took to the course. “I love it,” said Jacob Harder, a competitor in both the scooter and bike events. “There are way more ramps and better […]

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Resident pushes against development

Cindy Haley has lived in her house for 32 years and has watched her children and the neighbourhood grow up in and around the woods behind her house, the same woods that town council is working to rezone for residential development. “This is the only place in this end of town where we have this, […]

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Local makes the bar

For Keelan Simpson, who is among the NWT’s newest lawyers, the realization that she’s done school and can now practise law is still surreal. “I’m not practising yet,” she said. “But sometimes I’ll realize that I can … that I’ve been through it all, school, everything … and that now I can actually do it.” […]

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Growing problems at highrise

  Mackenzie Place highrise residents were confronted with a notice taped to the front door last Friday advising them to not go onto their balconies because they were unstable. “There have been some concerns about the balconies for the last few years,” Harry Satdeo, the building’s owner told The Hub on Friday. “A few have […]

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Slo-pit wraps up

The slo-pitch season wrapped up this past weekend following a mixed tournament. “It’s been a great year,” said league president Rachel Daigneault-Durocher. “We’ve had a lot of fun, played a lot of ball, and had a great time.” Only seven out of the 10 local teams played in this year’s finals, but Daigneault-Durocher said that […]

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Farmers seek home for institute

The announcement of $2 million in CanNor funding for the Northern Farm Training Institute a few weeks ago was certainly a cause for excitement for the project’s proponents, but by no means the end of their efforts. “This is just the beginning,” said institute founder Jackie Milne. “CanNor is just one avenue and it’s great, […]

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RCMP look to fill jobs

The RCMP needs to fill close to 1,000 positions a year for the foreseeable future and detachments based in the NWT are looking in their own backyards. Cpl. Wendy Picknell was in Hay River last week for a recruitment presentation at the new fire hall. Although only three people attended, she said she was pleased […]

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