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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 […]

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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Children don disguises

Students at Ecole Boreale were treated to an afternoon of Halloween activities organized by the Grade 9 girls last week, including mummy-wrapping and candy-catching games. “It’s really fun!” said Josee Tousenard, dangling candy from a stick for a friend to catch. “I love dressing up.” About 50 showed up to take part in the fun. […]

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Health authority welcomes new full-time doctor

There’s a new doctor in town, and he’s here to stay – at least for a year. “This has been on the radar for about four or five years,” said Dr. John Desmond, who has recently signed a one-year contract with the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority. “Things sort of all came together […]

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Calm before the storm

Normally, the August long-weekend is a busy one for the RCMP in Hay River – one of the busiest of the year, in fact. But last Friday night was a quiet one. Nonetheless, Cpl. Greg Morrow, the interim detachment commander, made sure to put extra bodies on the shift – not an easy task in […]

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