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Teen teaches hip-hop dance

The Town of Hay River is offering children’s introductory hip-hop dance classes with instructor Joshua Ramirez. The 18-year-old moved to the town from the Philippines to join his mother, Lennie, who has lived in Canada for four years. Ramirez has been dancing since he was 13 years old, and has been teaching summer workshops in […]

Singing the blues

Hay River is about to get a taste of the blues but not because winter is returning. This week legendary New York blues musician Guy Davis will visit the community, stopping by the Diamond Jenness High School before an evening performance. Davis is known for his New Orleans-inspired sound and has released more than a […]

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Soaring Eagle elects leadership

  A new executive and board have been elected for the coming year at the Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre. There was no change at the top of the organization as Margaret Jerome was returned as president and Abbie Crook was again chosen vice-president at the organization’s annual general meeting on Sept. 26. The two newcomers […]

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Berry bushes put to work

  Ecology North is planning to put local berry bushes to work for the community. Marissa Oteiza with Ecology North said the organization is going to see $4,000 of funding from Tree Canada for its Edible Tree project. The funding will go toward harvesting wild fruit and berry bushes, as well as planting and caring […]

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Homecoming accompanied by stories

  Three students from Princess Alexandra School have plenty of stories to tell after a surprise, whirlwind visit to Disneyland last week. “It was great, amazing, cool,” said Harvey Havioyak-Kolaohok in succinctly summing up the trip. Twelve-year old Harvey, a Grade 7 student, was accompanied by Albert Rymer, also a 12-year-old student in Grade 7, […]

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Homegrown art exhibited

People dropping into NWT Centennial Library can now experience the artwork of Chris Robson while looking for a book to read. An exhibit of 15 pieces of art – 12 prints and three pen-and-ink drawings – is currently at the library as part of its featured artist series. “There’s no particular theme,” said Robson. “It’s […]

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Thinking big about tiny houses

  With the price of real estate and utilities in the North, people may be drawn toward alternative approaches to living. That is Klaudia Mika’s reasoning for becoming interested in tiny houses. They are compact, often portable houses that challenge the bigger-is-better mentality. Usually ranging from 150 to 300 square feet in size, tiny houses […]

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Proposed pellet mill jumps hurdle

A major hurdle has been cleared on the way to building a wood pellet mill in Enterprise. The proposed project is close to obtaining 3.2 square-kilometres of land on the north side of the community on which to build. On Sept. 14, Enterprise hamlet council unanimously passed a motion to approve an agreement-in-principle to sell […]

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Library fundraising for content

  NWT Centennial Library is asking community members who see value in literacy and library services to contribute to its annual Book Appeal. The main use of a library is the available material – books, DVDs, CDs and periodicals, along with public computers. Tom Lakusta, vice-president of the Hay River Library Committee, said that is […]

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Metis and First Nation at odds

  K’atlodeeche First Nation has stated its opposition to a Metis agreement-in-principle being applied on the band’s traditional territory. In a Sept. 10 news release, the First Nation expressed its feelings about the agreement-in-principle on lands and resources signed July 31 by the Northwest Territory Metis Nation, the federal government and the GNWT. The First […]

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