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Dancing for a change

  The regular Hay River Fitness crew was in for a silly surprise on Nov. 18 when Dance Play instructor Amanda Grobbecker from Yellowknife came to introduce people to a new type of exercise. Grobbecker leads children and adults in a playful routine that incorporates dancing and free movement. She travels around the NWT teaching […]

Skiers to cross big lake

If all goes well, sometime in March a group of skiers will be heading south across Great Slave Lake. “The plan is – of course, the plan might change – to leave from Yellowknife and come all the way to Hay River,” said Phil Beaupre, vice-president of the Association franco-culturelle de Hay River. The expedition […]

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Candidates face off at forum

  About 250 potential voters heard last week from the six candidates in the community – three in Hay River South and three in Hay River North – vying for a seat in the legislative assembly. The all-candidates’ forum at Princess Alexandra School on Nov. 10 – presented by the Hay River Chamber of Commerce […]

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Shopping spree donated

  Marshmallows and meat were the two things Dorothy Jones grabbed on her run through NorthMart. Jones entered her name into a draw and was the winner of a shopping spree at the grocery store. But the only catch was the winner would have only 30 seconds to grab what he or she could. “They […]

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Free winter gear for the needy

Wendy Dumas sorts through hats that have been donated for her project, Warm Coats for Winter. The project provides free winter gear for anyone who needs it.

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Garage destroyed by fire

The owner of an auto repair garage on the Hay River Reserve destroyed last week by fire says he plans to rebuild. “Now my entire shop is gone,” said Ricky Sonfrere, owner of Rick’s Auto Parts, located on a rural stretch of road leading to the old village site. The business he’s run for about […]

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Infant and pregnancy loss lamented

Hay River will be lighting candles to join the rest of the world in creating an international wave of light this week to mark International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. Jennifer Webb and Dale Loutit have teamed up with the international movement and will be organizing Hay River’s event. Both have their own stories […]

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Energy independence high priority, Green candidate says

John Moore is running for the Green Party because he says the environment is the defining issue of his generation. Moore, 21, was born and grew up in Toronto before heading east to study philosophy at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia according to his biography on the Green Party website. He’s spent about […]

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Teen teaches hip-hop dance

The Town of Hay River is offering children’s introductory hip-hop dance classes with instructor Joshua Ramirez. The 18-year-old moved to the town from the Philippines to join his mother, Lennie, who has lived in Canada for four years. Ramirez has been dancing since he was 13 years old, and has been teaching summer workshops in […]

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Singing the blues

Hay River is about to get a taste of the blues but not because winter is returning. This week legendary New York blues musician Guy Davis will visit the community, stopping by the Diamond Jenness High School before an evening performance. Davis is known for his New Orleans-inspired sound and has released more than a […]

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