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KFN pushes for more local-based justice

K’atlodeeche First Nation members will have the chance to contribute to their own justice system, with changes hopefully to be implemented in the coming year. “Everything comes down to safety,” said band manager Jaimie Forsey Graham. “There are so many situations where people have to consider their own safety and that’s what we’re asking our […]

Hay River curlers sweeps up in Halifax

One of Hay River’s own top rinks made it all the way to the Travelers Curling Club Championship in Halifax last month, finishing with three losses and three wins against teams from across Canada. “It was great, as always,” said veteran championship curler D’Arcy Delorey, who competed to represent the NWT for the third time. […]

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Secret Santa back

Although she is getting a later start than usual, Edna Dow is just as excited as ever for this year’s Secret Santa toy and food drive. “I was getting calls and messages, people saying they hadn’t seen anything in the paper or on the radio, nothing, and was I doing it this year,” she told […]

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Facing off for a good cause

Teams from the initiation, novice and atom levels of Hay River’s Minor Hockey Association took to the ice against a team made up of RCMP members, firefighters and correctional staff last week to kick off the start of the police detachment’s annual toy drive. “It’s a great game,” said Special Const. Steve Beck, noting that […]

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Cops collect toys for children

Hay Riverites turned out in droves last Saturday to make this year’s RCMP toy drive the most successful yet. “It kinda got a little bigger than we had anticipated,” said Special Const. Steve Beck. “People have been so generous.” The drive, which kicked off with a charity hockey game on Thursday night and continued with […]

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Elders gather for festive cheer

The Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre opened its doors Dec. 4 for its annual elders’ Christmas lunch, taking in more than 50 visitors, as well as an army of volunteers. “It’s a good social event for young and old,” said co-ordinator Ida Studney. “It’s great for new arrivals in the community to come out and interact […]

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Getting into the Christmas spirit

Hundreds of people gathered for an afternoon of festivity at Princess Alexandra Middle School’s newly-returned Festival of Trees. Activities included musical performances, a tea room, personalized decorations, a chance to sit on Santa’s lap, as well as touring the trees decorated by various businesses and organizations in town. All money raised through the sale of […]

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Metis under new leadership

Karen Lafferty has taken over the reins of the Hay River Metis Government Council, hoping to bring with her more programming and cultural events for members. “We’re a people, not a business,” said returning vice-president Trevor Beck. “We’re looking at more programming and activities for our elders and our youth, and for all our members.” […]

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Eat your way to health

You can have diabetes and still eat what you want, according to the organizers of the healthy living event held last week, as long as it’s in moderation. “We wanted to encourage people to look at food and their health in a positive way,” said Anna Bergen, nurse practitioner with the Hay River Health and […]

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Christmas kicks off

About 15 floats participated in this year’s annual Santa Clause Parade on Friday, Dec. 21, including entries from local governments and businesses. The parade wound its way down Woodland Drive from the clinic to NorthMart, with vehicles and people lining the streets on either side. While some were impressed by the lights and effort put […]

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