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Volleyball teams medal up

Teams from Hay River made their presence known at the recent ninth-annual Lawrie Hobart Memorial Volleyball Tournament in Fort Smith. Teams from Diamond Jenness Secondary School (DJSS), Princess Alexandra (PA) School and Ecole Boreale were at the Oct. 14 to 16 tournament. Diamond Jenness had 10 teams entered. Three teams finished with silver medals – […]

Reserve pushes for online support

K’atlodeeche First Nation has entered a national competition to try to win more funding to help build an arena on the Hay River Reserve. The competition involves projects from across Canada seeking to obtain online votes and possibly money from the Aviva Community Fund, which was created seven years ago by the Aviva Canada insurance […]

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Curlers hit bowling lanes

Now that curling is no longer a sports option this coming winter in Hay River, some people have turned to bowling. Angela Carter can’t say for sure that she wouldn’t be on a bowling team if curling was still available this year. However, she said, “Four of our five players are curlers.” And it’s been […]

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Ice rink tent nixed

There will be no covered ice surface in Hay River this coming winter. That’s because plans have fallen through to put a natural-ice rink inside a large tent owned by Aurora Ford. Fire Chief Ross Potter said the tent doesn’t meet code to be used for assembly occupancy. “It’s just the fact that structurally it’s […]

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Elks Youth Soccer making annual switch from outdoors to indoors

Elks Youth Soccer is getting ready to start its indoor season this month. Following its annual outdoor tournament, it is ready to hit the gyms. However, the exact dates are still to be determined. “We’re trying to start them all soon and we’re just waiting to make sure we have enough volunteers and then we’re […]

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Elks Soccer Tournament attracts 41 teams

The annual Elks Soccer Tournament took place over the weekend. The Sept. 23 to 25 event attracted 41 teams from many schools in the NWT. Princess Alexandra School won two banners – one for Girls Grade 4/5 and the other for Girls Grade 6/7. Other banners went to: Yellowknife’s St. Patrick High School White team […]

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Arctic Winter Games gets checkup

The Arctic Winter Games (AWG) International Committee made its first visit last week to the South Slave to check on preparations for the 2018 edition of the games. “It was to meet the host society and find out how far along they were in the planning of the Arctic Winter Games and to give them […]

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Triathlon draws big crowd

The Great Hay River Triathlon suddenly became a big sporting event this year. On Sept. 10 – a rainy, windy and generally miserable day – 39 people still showed up to compete as individuals or as part of teams in the triathlon. Ashley Coombs, the aquatics supervisor with the Town of Hay River and the […]

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Getting active for a cause

Ecology North is encouraging people in Hay River to leave their cars at home for just one day, and bike, walk or carpool to work. That one day is Sept. 22 – World Car-Free Day. The idea – which has been around for over 20 years – has ecological and financial benefits but it is […]

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Disneyland surprise

Three young students at Princess Alexandra School got an amazing surprise last week. At a Sept. 2 assembly, they were called to the front and handed golden tickets for a one-day visit to Disneyland. “I was wondering what the prize was in the golden ticket,” said Joshua Cayen, a 10-year-old Grade 5 student. “I didn’t […]

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