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Minor hockey season wraps up

  Minor hockey players, coaches and families celebrated the end of a successful season April 9, with awards, speeches and a lot of food. “It’s been a great year,” said minor hockey president Pennie Pokiak. “We had about 155 kids but, of course, the more the merrier.” Pokiak said she hopes for a similar season […]

She Takes The Cake across town

As passersby stop to peer through gaps in the green plastic taped to the windows of the future She Takes the Cake location on Courtoreille Street currently under renovation, proprietor Melissa Beck confirms rumours that her cafe is indeed moving. “Everything is official now, and we’ll be moving in over the April long weekend,” she […]

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Musicians visit to cram creativity into composition

Victoria Yeh compares the creativity of musical improvisation with the more visual medium of a blank canvas. “It’s like going from a colouring book to a blank canvas – a wide open space,” she said. “And that can be overwhelming for young musicians.” In partnership with the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC), she and […]

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No money for random riders

The popular pick-up and drop-off service run by the Hay River Committee for Persons with Disabilities will be stopping service to about half the people it currently drives as of March 23. “The volume of service needed has just grown and grown,” said executive director Pravina Bartlett, one of two people who have been running […]

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Thumbs down for school swap

After two separate community consultations last week, the GNWT has its answer from Hay River: no one wants a school swap. “We will never, never, never go forward with swapping schools without approval from the other side,” said Simon Lepage, a representative of the Commission Scolaire Francophone (CSF) at a public meeting at Ecole Boreale […]

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Novice tournament starts with fanfare

The novice level hockey tournament got underway with more excitement than usual Feb. 28, with players taking to the ice for an opening ceremony complete with a smoke machine and a ceremonial puck drop. “We just wanted to give them the feeling of a real tournament,” said organizer Michelle Staszuk. “We wanted to make it […]

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Frozen pipes don’t dampen spirit

Despite having to switch locales entirely for the last day as a result of frozen pipes at the Chief Lamalice Complex, this year’s K’amba Carnival was hailed as a success by its organizers. “It’s been a good year,” said Doug Lamalice, one of the members of the organizing committee. “There’s been a lot of transparency […]

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Cops train for winter

With law enforcement teams coming in from all over North America, including the FBI and ERT (Emergency Response Team, essentially Canada’s answer to SWAT), it’s easy to wonder what the winter preparedness camp on the shores of Great Slave Lake has to offer. “It’s very ordinary, but that’s the thing that will get you killed […]

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‘A big fat thank you’

  A year after opening her bakery, She Takes the Cake owner Melissa Beck is still stunned by her success. “I can’t believe I made it,” she told The Hub. “I’ve always been optimistic, but this first year was such a learning curve. I hope I’ve worked out some of the wrinkles.” Beck moved from […]

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Film team returns for second year of Dead North

While locations like the thrift store rarely inspire fear in the people who frequent them, a team of Hay River filmmakers is working hard to transform them into sets for their short horror film to be entered in this year’s Dead North film challenge. “It’s a lot of fun,” said Craig Kovatch, a member of […]

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