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Taking down bullying

In a series of events wrapped in mystery, a kindergarten class at Chief Sunrise Education Centre has announced that it will be tackling the problem of bullying head on. “We made a music video. It is about standing up to bullies. It is called “Sets’ani: Be A Friend,” reads a press release prepared by the […]

No protest at track meet

Despite a radio report to the contrary, striking town workers will not be picketing Track and Field Championship events. “We’re not picketing it,” said first vice president for the Union of Northern workers Gayla Thunstrom. “We are not picketing the track and field meet.” She said she was surprised to have heard claims that union […]

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KFN gets community garden

The Hay River Reserve is planting the seeds of food security, with classes at Chief Sunrise Education Centre taking the lead in setting up a community garden project. “We’re going to be able to offer a plot, soil, and help maintaining their garden throughout the summer,” said Nathalie Diaz, whose class is one of two […]

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Summer camps abound

The town may have cancelled the popular Summer Heat camp program, but that doesn’t mean families will be left stranded when school lets out. As a result of the ongoing municipal strike, the town announced last week that it would not be able to run the camp that took in about 60 children last year. […]

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New contender for chief

The K’atlodeeche First Nation election is heating up with a new candidate throwing her name into the ring. April Martel is accepting the nomination to run for chief against incumbent Roy Fabian. “People want change in the First Nation,” Martel told The Hub. “They want to see more things happening here for everyone, at all […]

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Cabin Fever better late than never

Cabin Fever – two nights of live music and good company – was a few months late this year, but none the less was a hit for the wait. “It’s usually in March, when people start to get a bit crazy, feeling cooped up,” said organizer Dana Cross. “But it took us a while to […]

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Youth leader heads to capital

Devon Courtoreille has gotten pretty used to being a youth leader in the community, but this week he will be just one of many making a trek from across the country to Ottawa with the Rotary Club. “I haven’t been told exactly what we’ll be talking about, but I know we’re going to be talking […]

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French school still in limbo

Despite a Supreme Court of Canada ruling last week dealing with part of the Commission Scolaire Francophone’s demands from the GNWT for French-language schools, Ecole Boreale is still limbo. “This decision is huge for all minority-language schools,” said Boreale principal Stephane Millette. “But in our specific situation, I don’t think it will have a major […]

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New approach to old methods

Teachers have always played a role in raising children and educators at Diamond Jenness Secondary School are taking steps to better quantify the results. “For a curriculum grade to be valid, we can’t be mucking it up with behaviour factors,” said principal Heather Pedjase at a community education planning session last week. “This has always […]

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Health super board questioned

A committee of the legislative assembly convened in Hay River last week talking about amendments to the health system in the NWT that would see all regions in the territory come under one health authority — a so-called super board. Most attendees at the meeting Tuesday night were employees of the Hay River Health and […]

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