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Wilderness lodge with a difference

  The Hay River Reserve now has a new wilderness lodge but it’s a wilderness lodge with a difference. It’s in the wilderness, of course, but it’s also easy to access. And that’s what K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) is hoping will make the lodge at Sandy Creek – which was officially opened March 19 – […]

Teach a kid to fish…

  A group of children took an intrepid journey to the East Channel of the Hay River earlier this month to learn about ice fishing as part of an outing with the Nature Club. “It was really great to be out there with them,” said organizer and co-ordinator Kim Rapati of Ecology North. “We didn’t […]

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South Slave takes Arctic Winter Games

  Hay River and Fort Smith have won the right to co-host the 2018 Arctic Winter Games prompting a series of cheers from those present when the news spread March 18. Arctic Winter Games International Committee made its decision known in a telephone call to the mayors of the two host communities and Inuvik, which […]

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Women’s wellness takes the floor

Dozens of women filed into the Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre last Wednesday for a morning of fun, frank discussions and wellness. “We really just wanted to let people know what’s available in the community,” said organizer Brenda Hall. “I was talking with a friend and we thought it would be a great opportunity and now […]

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Book brings message through talent

Richard Van Camp is on the hunt for the next great illustrator from the South Slave, offering a book deal for his next graphic novel as a prize for the winner. “I started reading comic books as a kid. If it wasn’t for that, I wouldn’t be a writer,” he told The Hub last week […]

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K’atlodeeche First Nation inks devolution deal

K’atlodeeche First Nation became the latest aboriginal group to sign on to devolution Monday, marking a dramatic shift from its earlier position. “At the beginning of January, we held a general band meeting and we got the go-ahead,” Chief Roy Fabian told The Hub last week. “There has been a due process. We’re going to […]

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Chamber gala ‘a blast’

Individuals and businesses were honoured at last week’s annual Hay River Chamber of Commerce Gala, among them some of the leaders of the community. “It’s important,” said Steve Anderson, board member and co-owner of best-business winner Super A. “We like to see people recognized, and at the gala, it’s fun and it creates excitement.” Those […]

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Bringing home baby

Jacob Eric Ryan Leblanc became the first baby intentionally born in town in more than a decade on Feb. 25, according to the Hay River Health Authority, and the mother is pretty happy about it. “Everything happened so fast,” said mother Emily Leblanc. “Staying in the community, having that support, was amazing.” Midwives Heather Heinrichs […]

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Sunrise cooks up a storm

Before the art on the walls, before the bright, colourful classrooms, and before the friendly faces, the first thing visitors notice when walking into Chief Sunrise Education Centre is the delectable smell of fresh baking. Since the start of the school year, students there have benefited from a breakfast and snack program, sponsored primarily by […]

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K’amba approaches

This year’s K’amba Carnival is set to get under way this Thursday and, at a time when organizers are usually scrambling to make sure everything gets done, this committee is cool as a cucumber. “It’s incredible to have everyone pulling together right now,” said this year’s K’amba chair Doug Lamalice. “I’m not stressed. Everything is […]

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