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Recreation without the centre

Just because the Don Stewart Recreation Centre is closed doesn’t mean sports clubs are off the hook. Participants and their coaches have been finding ways to keep active, in shape, and with their heads in the game while the municipal workers’ strike rolls into its third week. “We’ve always done some form of dry-land work […]

Hockey for all

Teams gathered in the parking lot of the Hay River Legion on Feb. 14 to celebrate a growing Canadian tradition. Hockey Day in Canada was marked in communities across the country, some with teams of youngsters and some with older players taking to the ice, on in this case, packed snow in the parking lot. […]

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Skaters gonna skate

Playing by the light of a few streetlamps and many truck headlights, they barely let the ice-resurfacer finish before jumping on. “It’s nice to see,” said Jamie Smith, a parent of two of the players on the ice. “This is the kind of hockey I grew up with. These are the guys who really want […]

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Sexual health pushed

Zero judgement was the name of the game for the sexual health workshops held last week for young girls. FOXY, known as Fostering Free Expression among Youth, project co-ordinator Nancy MacNeil said she doesn’t know what it’s like to be a teenage girl growing up on the Hay River Reserve, so she said she couldn’t […]

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Cookies for all

About a dozen families turned out to decorate cookies last Friday afternoon at the Anglican church, making a mess and having lots of fun in the process. “It’s just a great activity and I hope everyone loves it as much as I do,” said Angela Jacobs, co-ordinator for Healthy Families. “And they make for a […]

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Union unrest spreads to health authority

All other issues were left behind as employees of the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority packed the last MLA constituency meeting last week and demanded answers. “When is the transfer going to happen?” asked Terry Rideout, referring to the much-discussed GNWT takeover of the authority. “We were not told ‘if’ but ‘when.’ We’re […]

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DARE class graduates

Students at Chief Sunrise Education Centre will be facing challenges equipped with new swag and a greater understanding of the issues facing them and their community. “It’s not an easy program, I throw a lot of information at you and some of it is pretty tough to hear,” said Special Const. Steve Beck told a […]

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Youth centre gets new lease on life

While times may vary, Lenny Fabian says he tries to open the K’atlodeeche First Nation Youth Centre five days a week, every week. “It’s keeping them away from trouble,” he told The Hub. “Most of the time, they prefer coming here anyway.” Last Wednesday night, the small building next to the band office was packed […]

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Loss doesn’t dampen spirits

Team NWT packed their bags and took off for Prince George, BC, taking with them seven youth from Hay River to compete against the best in Canada. “Coming from the territories, this is such a great opportunity,” said Cassidy Ring. “Just being here is such a great learning experience and hopefully we’ll be able to […]

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Town workers on strike

Municipal workers took to the picket lines on Monday morning following a week of false starts and confusion. “As you can see, we have full support,” said Todd Parsons, president of the Union of Northern Workers Monday morning on the picket line. “Everyone has decided to come out.” About a dozen people at a time […]

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