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Midwives find warm welcome

Since December, Toni Fehr and Heather Heinrichs have seen all but two of the pregnant women in town. As the recent arrivals filling a need the community has been clamouring to get for years, the two midwives have a full schedule. Although they have yet to deliver a baby in town, it’s not for lack […]

Huskies take Flyers

Hay River beat Yellowknife in the opening Northern Hockey Challenge series of 2015, winning the first and last games and losing the second. “It was awesome, it’s a great event,” said James Hiebert after the Huskies won 6-2 Jan. 25 afternoon. “The games were great. That rivalry has been there since I was born, but […]

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Businesses resurrect manufacturing association

  There’s room for growth for manufacturing in the South Slave if both producers and buyers work together. For some businesses, that collaboration could represent a serious opportunity to expand output. “I believe manufacturing is a key economic and employment driver for the whole NWT, but especially for the South Slave,” said Wally Schumann, owner […]

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Boreale parents support further court action

It’s already been years, but francophones in the territory are looking to head back to court – this time, to the highest authority in the land. Parents of students at Ecole Boreale voted overwhelmingly to continue court action and appeal the latest ruling at a meeting at the school last week, joining parents in Yellowknife […]

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Home grown horticulture hits big leagues

The Northern Farm Training Institute has been chosen as a Savory Hub Candidate, joining an international network of sustainable farms forging into the future. “Allan Savory is the hero of my heroes,” said farm training institute founder Jackie Milne at an information session last Friday. “I talked about him in our very very first NFTI […]

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Perking up the park

The Tri-Service park will be getting a facelift once the snow melts, with the addition of $10,000 worth of new equipment, donated by the park’s three founding groups. “It sees so much use now, it’s almost overloaded,” said Elks president Gary Hoffman. “We’re adding to it now, but there’s certainly room for more expansion later […]

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Gliding along

Figure skaters are getting geared up for their first competition of the year next month, pushing themselves harder during practices in anticipation. “It’s always really fun to have that excitement leading up to a competition,” said Grace Osted, who helps teach the younger girls. “This one will have everything from the really young kids all […]

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Soaring Eagle back on sound footing

The Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre has been back in business for more than a year and has to all appearances successfully dug itself out of the hole. “We’ve worked so hard to get the centre back in the positive, we want to make sure it stays there,” said executive director Sharon Pekok at last week’s […]

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Moosehide tanning gets support

She may not be from Hay River originally, but Liz Pope has fond memories of the community and is now looking to come back for a special cause. “I recently posted it on Facebook, but it’s not a new idea,” she told The Hub of her proposal to donate her $3,000 worth of residential school […]

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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 […]

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