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New hire for Friendship Centre

After months of term-positions and scrambling for help, the Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre now has a full-time permanent program co-ordinator in the person of Clarissa Neyando. “It’s not just for youth, she’ll be doing programs for everyone” said executive director Sharon Pekok. “It’s much easier with a co-ordinator, they can run the programming, but they’re […]

Arbour on reserve gets facelift

  One of the most important cultural buildings on the Hay River Reserve is undergoing a significant renovation. Work began in February on improvements to the arbour, a circular structure which has been on the reserve for almost a decade. “For the community, it’s a gathering place, a social place,” said Ken Norn, the chief […]

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Leadership and resiliency funded

Diamond Jenness Secondary School has been awarded $50,000 from the GNWT to enhance its existing youth resiliency programming. The school’s Leadership and Resiliency Program has existed for six years. Principal Heather Pedjase said the school is pleased with the funding for the “very valuable” program. “I think it’s turned some lives around,” she said. The […]

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Opera singer to perform familiar hits

Next week, the Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church will play host to a world famous opera singer but don’t expect any opera. “It’s funny, I’m an opera singer, but there will be no opera,” said Rebecca Caine. “It’s all about what people are going to be comfortable with.” Caine has embarked on a Canadian […]

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K’amba arrives

Hundreds of people flocked to the Hay River Reserve last weekend for one of the biggest events of the year. K’amba Carnival is an annual fixture in the spring calendar and gives relatives from near and far a chance to get together to celebrate Dene culture and show it off to visitors. “It’s all about […]

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Union rejects town’s offer

Despite some temporary movement on the town’s side last week municipal workers are headed for their fourth week of strike action. “It’s so excellent, the mayor made an assumption that we are divided,” said Jack Bourassa, regional executive vice-president for the Public Service Alliance of Canada last Thursday. “From everything, I’ve seen here, that’s not […]

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Youth centre gets new lease on life

While times may vary, Lenny Fabian says he tries to open the K’atlodeeche First Nation Youth Centre five days a week, every week. “It’s keeping them away from trouble,” he told The Hub. “Most of the time, they prefer coming here anyway.” Last Wednesday night, the small building next to the band office was packed […]

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Firefighters’ tradition continues

One of the longest-standing sports traditions in the NWT touched down in Hay River last weekend, albeit with a much-reduced roster. “We try to get everybody out, but it seems to be lower this year,” said Darryl Buhler of this year’s Territorial Firefighters’ Curling Championship. “It’s tough for teams to get down here, I guess, […]

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Daughter seeks solution for separated parents

There is a dearth of long-term care beds in the South Slave and Sharon Lafferty believes her parents are suffering for it. “They’ve been together 60 years, and now they’re separated,” said Sharon. “It’s not right.” Up until the end of December, both Norman and Rosa Lafferty were housed in the long-term care wing of […]

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Lacrosse reaches North

Lacrosse may technically be Canada’s national game, but for some Hay River Reserve students, Derek Squirrel says last week will has planted the seeds of a new appreciation for the sport. “It’s something new for the kids,” said the program manager for the Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT at Chief Sunrise Education Centre last […]

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