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Hospital hits 50

  It has been 50 years since the hospital in New Town opened its doors, and before another momentous move, nurses, doctors, patients and administrators past and present gathered to pay tribute to that history as well as reconnect with their fellows. “You meet patients, then they become friends, and then you have friends for […]

Lotto winner stays at Super A

The morning Lynn Lepine learned she had won $250,000, she made two calls. The first was to her husband, telling him of their good fortune. The second was to her boss, telling him she would be late for work. “I had to come in,” she said, at her job at Super A’s garden centre last […]

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Wharf kicks off another season

  “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” may as well be the motto for the Fisherman’s Wharf. “It’s always going to be the same,” said organizer Bernadette Courtoreille. “People like it like this and we won’t change it.” Courtoreille took over the running of the popular summer attraction in Old Town from her sister […]

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More morels expected

People are getting antsy waiting for morels to poke out of the ground, but the manager of traditional economies for the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment maintains that it’s early yet. “The key is whether or not mother nature co-operates,” said John Colford. “The first bloom is more about ground water than rain, and […]

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Children head to camp

Ashley Beck’s kindergarten class from Chief Sunrise Education Centre became the youngest ever class to get to go to Beaver Camp with Special Const. Steve Beck last week, taking in the sights, sounds and experiences of being in the bush. Students learned about different animals and their habitats, got to ride on ATVs and even […]

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Experiences shared and hope kindled

Autism can be a heavy burden to bear for both those diagnosed with it and their families, but sharing knowledge and experience can help lighten the load. Autism can be a heavy burden to bear for both those diagnosed with it and their families, but sharing knowledge and experience can help lighten the load. That […]

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Art show with a twist

The Hay River Artisans’ Society’s first anonymous art show was by all accounts a success last week. “It’s all about exposing local artists and giving them a venue to showcase their art,” said Angela Farsnworth, vice-president of the society. “It’s an opportunity for some of the ones who are more shy to come out and […]

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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 […]

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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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