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Farm training set for growth

Proponents for the Northern Farm Training Institute now have the land, the money and the buildings under construction to start their first season with a proper campus, and now they have turned to the community in search of greater participation. “We have ideas, of course, but we thought it would be fun to ask you […]

Ringing in spring with gardens galore

Today is Earth Day, but many Hay Riverites have already found ways to connect with the planet. For Rosie Wallington, there is nothing so addictive or exciting as watching something grow. “I started out small, just one tray of seeds, and one morning I woke up and some of them had sprouted, and I was […]

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Farm training set for growth

Proponents for the Northern Farm Training Institute now have the land, the money and the buildings under construction to start their first season with a proper campus, and now they have turned to the community in search of greater participation. “We have ideas, of course, but we thought it would be fun to ask you […]

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Union threatens to picket meeting

In the latest salvo in the ongoing municipal strike, union leaders are threatening to picket the upcoming NWT Association of Communities meeting in May, an event that typically draws approximately 100 people to town. “Regardless where it is held in the Town of Hay River, we will picket it,” Union of Northern Workers president Todd […]

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Woman’s homicide under investigation

Friends and family of Roberta Lynn Sabourin are reeling after news of her death spread across the large Sabourin family. The RCMP have not released the name of the victim but family members have confirmed the deceased is Sabourin, 42, of Hay River. The police issued a news release April 10 stating that 41-year-old Lori […]

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Literacy fans hit ground running

Despite the beautiful weather last weekend, a handful of children and their parents chose instead to take off for the stars. “Today’s theme is outer space!” said Karen Hoose at last week’s Start Your Month Off Right literacy event, as she pulled an empty tube of toothpaste out of the “feely-bag.” “Astronauts have to eat […]

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Town hall gets new digs

After months of camping out in the fire hall and other municipal buildings, town administrative staff members will have a proper home when they return to work. “This is an interim solution until we explore all our options,” Mayor Andrew Cassidy said of the new office space where True Value Hardware had been located. “I […]

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Farmers gearing up for spring

When the snow finally melts, this year’s new growth will include development on the Northern Farm Training Institute’s new campus at the old hog barn site. Between labourers, clerical staff, managers and instructors, the Northern Farm Training Institute should be employing about 20 people this summer. A five-year lease with the possibility of a five-year […]

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KFN gets new CEO

Despite having already retired twice, Peter Groenen said he is happy to be taking up the administrative reins of K’atlodeeche First Nation, taking over from long-time CEO Scotty Edgerton. “It’s exciting to be in with the people again,” Groenen told The Hub last week on his second day of work. “Right now, it’s just a […]

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Boreale parents step up

Parents with students at Ecole Boreale are organizing and asking for help. Although activities have been paused until after everyone returns from spring break, the school’s Parent Action Committee has its sights set on new sports uniforms and more books for the library, vice-chairwoman Lori Coombs told The Hub last week. “We’re looking for parents […]

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