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Training for track

With one of the most anticipated events of the Hay River calendar looming on the horizon, students at all the schools have begun practicing their best events in hopes of bringing home the banner for their school and their community. “It can be a bit of a challenge getting everyone organized and training and ready,” […]

Fair to offer some jobs on the spot

With a still-growing total of 43 booths, this week’s career fair promises to present a wide variety of opportunities to students in Hay River and those coming in from all over the South Slave Feb. 26 and 27 at Diamond Jenness Secondary School. “It’s everything you could possibly want,” said organizer Lesli Ward. “All kinds […]

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Student council looking outside of school

Student council at Diamond Jenness Secondary School (DJSS) is breaking the mold and leaving campus. They want to host a regional conference for other student councils in the South Slave and possibly the territory to find common ground and learn from each other. “We want to know what kind of problems or situations they’re facing […]

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Event raises record funds in part through Lord of the Rings parody, but this time for beekeeping

  Diamond Jenness Secondary School’s Christmas celebrations Dec. 20 – commonly referred to as Goatfest – raked in more money to support development efforts in the Third World this year than ever. Students raised $1,124 this year, the most ever recorded by the popular community event. Although in the past the school has funded the […]

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Diamond Jenness opens door to public health

  The popular Purple Door program at Diamond Jenness Secondary School is once again in full swing. Part of a spectrum of services offered to students – including a career centre, homework club and all-day learning centre – the Purple Door is an access point for public health services, like immunization and help quitting smoking. […]

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Acclaimed bluesman coming to town

  The upcoming Yellowknife show by Harry Manx – a well-known blues musician – has been sold out for three weeks, according to Marie Coderre, the executive and artistic director at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC). Coderre has even been suggesting people make the trip south to Hay River to see him here […]

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Four-day theatre workshop held in Hay River

  Reneltta Arluk had some goals in taking a theatre workshop for young people to three communities in the NWT, including Hay River. One goal was to help young people – aged 12 to 17 – find and develop their interests in the performing arts, such as theatre, spoken word and song. “Then they can […]

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Fourteen-year-old trying to launch new soccer tournament

  Daniel DaRosa is just 14 years old, but that hasn’t stopped him from taking on a task that most adults would find daunting. DaRosa has launched an effort to organize a new indoor soccer tournament. “I’ve never really organized anything,” said the Grade 9 student at Diamond Jenness Secondary School. Despite that, he is […]

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School’s first garden experiment proves bountiful

  The first harvest at Diamond Jenness Secondary School (DJSS) yielded both smiles and produce as students, staff and community members pitched in to get everything in before the cold weather. “It’s been a huge collaboration,” said volunteer Simran Lehal. “There was a mix of students who planted in the spring and the forestry class […]

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Housing for teachers still a concern

  It may be easier to find affordable, adequate housing in Hay River than most places in the North, but that doesn’t mean teachers coming in from other places don’t face challenges. “When I got the one-year teaching job at DJSS (Diamond Jenness Secondary School), the principal had suggested that I live in the high […]

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