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Woman’s homicide under investigation

Friends and family of Roberta Lynn Sabourin are reeling after news of her death spread across the large Sabourin family. The RCMP have not released the name of the victim but family members have confirmed the deceased is Sabourin, 42, of Hay River. The police issued a news release April 10 stating that 41-year-old Lori […]

Polar Pond Hockey returns

  Polar Pond Hockey – an event that has fast become an annual tradition – was back for its seventh year this past weekend. And a lot of the players were also back. In fact, Curtis Rowe, one of the organizers of the March 20 to 22 event, said there were returning players from many […]

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Biggest K’amba ever

About a thousand turned out for the K’amba Carnival on the Hay River Reserve this past weekend with every event packed and spirits running high. “It’s just been incredible,” said organizing committee chair Doug Lamalice. “It’s the biggest, best turnout we’ve ever had.” Events from dog-sledding to talent shows and skills competitions ran from Thursday […]

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Strike moves to week three

  Tensions are high as municipal workers continue their strike action now into its third week but movement from either side is yet to be seen. “As the employees stand right now, I don’t know that they would waiver and give up any more,” said workers’ bargaining team member Rachel Yee. “The respect issue is […]

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Sexual health pushed

Zero judgement was the name of the game for the sexual health workshops held last week for young girls. FOXY, known as Fostering Free Expression among Youth, project co-ordinator Nancy MacNeil said she doesn’t know what it’s like to be a teenage girl growing up on the Hay River Reserve, so she said she couldn’t […]

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Boreale parents support further court action

It’s already been years, but francophones in the territory are looking to head back to court – this time, to the highest authority in the land. Parents of students at Ecole Boreale voted overwhelmingly to continue court action and appeal the latest ruling at a meeting at the school last week, joining parents in Yellowknife […]

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Walking With Our Sisters makes waves

The Walking With Our Sisters exhibit and memorial stopped on Yellowknife this month, drawing in volunteers and audiences from across the territory.  Jacqueline Carriere was one of those volunteers. Although, like many Northerners, she was sensitive to the plight of indigenous women in Canada, she said the travelling exhibit honouring the lives of missing and […]

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Getting into the Christmas spirit

Hundreds of people gathered for an afternoon of festivity at Princess Alexandra Middle School’s newly-returned Festival of Trees. Activities included musical performances, a tea room, personalized decorations, a chance to sit on Santa’s lap, as well as touring the trees decorated by various businesses and organizations in town. All money raised through the sale of […]

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Curling seeing a comeback

The junior girls’ curling team has their sights set high this year, but it will take a lot of hard work to get there. Katherine Lenoir, Julie Rowe, Elizabeth Sperry, Ashley Rowe and Amanda Roach are set to head to the territorial championships in Fort Smith next month, and then — hopefully — on to […]

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Winter Market returns

Less than a week is not a lot of time to pull together an event like Hay River’s Winter Market, but organizers are up for the challenge. “Everything has been up in the air,” Franziska Ulbricht told The Hub last Saturday. “Now it’s all about pulling it off, getting everything together at the last minute. […]

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