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Do your ‘do for cancer research

This year, four people volunteered their locks in support of cancer research at a fundraising event in anticipation of the Terry Fox Run next month. Gerty Thomson, who had her hair cut last year to raise money for the same cause, this time recruited Susan Ferguson and Evelyn Tregidgo, who both had their heads shaved, […]

SSi Micro pulls out

SSi Micro, provider of AirWare satellite Internet services in the NWT, has announced it will be pulling out of several communities Sept. 1 as a result of mounting costs and poor returns. “In 2005, very few communities in the NWT had access to high-speed Internet,” the company stated in an e-mail sent to its customers. […]

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Bike Day

Growing Together’s weekly bike day took place as usual in the arena at the Don Stewart Recreation Centre last week, safe away from the rain pouring down outside. “It’s just a great activity for the kids,” said Brenda Hall, the play group’s longtime organizer. “They love rocketing around, learning to bike, and the bigger kids […]

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Metis gather to spread culture

Metis from all over the South Slave met in Hay River to celebrate their culture as part of the first annual Metis Cultural Days last week. “We had so many people for the workshops last night,” said Karen Lafferty, one of the event’s organizers and a member of the Metis Cultural Institute. “A lot of […]

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Handgames photo spread

More than 20 teams gathered at the arbour on the Hay River Reserve for a handgames tournament over the long weekend. With a pot totalling $50,000, teams and players came from all over the NWT and northern Alberta to compete, socialize, and have fun. The tournament was a precursor to the K’atlodeeche First Nation’s annual […]

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Defending champs take annual slo-pitch tourney

Between organizing the tournament and playing herself, president of the local mixed slo-pitch league Rachel Daigneault-Durocher said she had a few opportunities to watch games, and from what she could see, there was some really good, competitive ball played over the weekend. “Everything has been going really well. It’s been a good year for the […]

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Cops and youth

Groups from Summer Heat, a town-run day camp for children, got a chance to tour the local police detachment last week, learning about what cops do in town. “You can come to the police station when there’s an emergency, if you have any questions, or if you want to report a crime,” said Special Const. […]

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KFN gears up for annual assembly

Hundreds of people are expected to be descending on the Hay River Reserve next week for the annual K’atlodeeche First Nations (KFN) Assembly, but they won’t all be coming to sit around a table and talk treaties and devolution. “We’re making everything around the handgames tournament,” said Allan Browning, the co-ordinator for the assembly this […]

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Town hall riddled with asbestos

Two weeks after white mould was discovered at Hay River’s town hall, the municipality is still functioning out of other locations and looking at options for either remediation or relocation. “Council has been talking about it, and one way or another, it’s looking like there’s going to be an investment needed,” Mayor Andrew Cassidy told […]

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New strategy for Department of Transportation

The GNWT’s Department of Transportation is looking for input on the next phase of infrastructure and legislation for the movement of goods and people in the NWT. “This isn’t a quantitative exercise,” said Pietro de Bastiani, assistant director for policy, planning, and communications, with the Department of Transportation. “We’re looking for the context of how […]

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