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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 […]

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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Addictions awareness celebrated

Although there is one week a year marked for raising awareness for addiction issues in Canada, for some, one week is not enough. “The more people hear others putting their lives and their hearts out there on the table, that gives them hope for their own future,” said Doug Lamalice, who co-ordinated the National Addictions […]

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Spook-o-rama still strong

This year’s Spook-o-rama Halloween dance drew a crowd and dispensed thousands of dollars worth of prizes donated by local businesses. “I think it used to be a bit of an insurance policy for businesses to keep kids off the streets,” said Steve Beck, a community constable. “But now I think the businesses are really just […]

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Online auction returns for fifth year

  The Hay River Hospital Foundation and the Rotary Club of Hay River Sunrise are presenting an online charity auction beginning early next month. The fundraising effort – officially known as the Hay River Hospital Foundation Online Auction – begins on Nov. 3 and will close on Nov. 17. It will offer a variety of […]

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Transgender talks pack a room

Parents, teachers, and doctors crowded into the library at Princess Alexandra Middle School not once, but twice last Wednesday to listen to Kristopher Wells talk about transgender youth. For both the afternoon and evening sessions, school and health authority staff set out close to 40 chairs and needed to bring in more as participants kept […]

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