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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 […]

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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Kamba right on track

Close to 30 people turned out last Thursday to get involved with planning this year’s Kamba Carnival. “The carnival, it was originally for kids,” said Diane Tourangeau, who ran the event in previous years. “It’s a lot of work, and it takes a lot of commitment and effort.” Kamba typically draws hundreds of people to […]

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French school expansion overturned on appeal

The territorial government is victorious after appealing an NWT Supreme Court ruling ordering it to improve school facilities for francophone students while giving French school officials the right to determine who could attend the schools. In a decision delivered Jan. 9, NWT Court of Appeal judges Jack Watson, Frans Slatter and Patricia Rowbotham ruled Justice […]

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PHAB celebrates Christmas

The girls of the after-school program PHAB (physical health, arts and beauty) got together last week to celebrate the season. They kicked off the session with some skating, followed by a secret Santa gift exchange, along with other holiday and present-related games. PHAB will be on break over Christmas and New Years, but will return […]

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Annual bird count announced

Hay Riverites are getting ready for this year’s annual Christmas Bird Count Dec. 14, but organizers are hoping to add more to the ranks of watchers. “It just takes more people going out and hitting the trails to see more of the ones who don’t come to the feeders,” Gary Vizniowski told The Hub. “Last […]

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Soft-skills key to success

After a few hours of group work, about 30 community members and educators came to the conclusion that what young people need most is work ethic, communication skills and life skills. But that was the easy part. Now someone has to figure out how to teach those things. “When we, as teachers, went through this […]

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