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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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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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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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School tour hits reserve

Students at Chief Sunrise Education Centre were not the only ones there to learn last week. As part of a week-long tour that took them to several South Slave schools, representatives from the Northland School Division in Alberta visited classes, spoke to teachers, and took in as much as they could about the leadership for […]

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Secretarial career capped

For the last 12 and a half years, students, staff and visitors to Diamond Jenness Secondary School have been greeted by Germaine Michel, a veritable staple of the school’s culture and one of the first faces everyone sees walking through its doors. That will soon change. Michel has retired, and despite returning first to replace […]

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Stitching in the warmth

Despite the bitter cold, a handful of women turned out for the weekly sewing circle hosted at Princess Alexandra Middle School last Thursday. Dorothy Buckley, who organizes the informal event, said it’s a good place for people of all levels of craftsmanship to get together, share experiences and learn from each other. “I always bring […]

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