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Class faces mock-murder charges

”Not guilty” was the verdict last week, but it was not read by a judge in the Hay River courthouse. A Grade 10 English class at Ecole Boreale put on a mock trial over the course of three classes – two for preparation and one for performance – to learn more about the real-world implications […]

School swap saga continues

The Hay River District Education Authority says it has a new offer from the GNWT to swap Harry Camsell School and Ecole Boreale. It had not been publicly released as of press time, but a public consultation had been set to take place March 4 to discuss the matter. While the entire community was invited, […]

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Hiking through the South Slave

While walking the trails alone is always an option for most Hay River residents, a new hiking group in town provides the opportunity to socialize at the same time. Ecology North and Nancy Makepeace have teamed up to revive a walking and hiking club that began two seasons ago. The organizers want to encourage people […]

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Winter Market back for second season

  Franziska Ulbricht is happy to be back at the Hay River Winter Market, once again running and cooking for the Real Food Cafe. “At the end of last season, I was getting tired,” she said. “But I was happy to get up to come here this morning. It’s such a nice setting and it’s […]

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Petit Panda turns one

  Hay River’s only francophone day home for pre-school-aged children turned one on Saturday, celebrating with a party for regular participants and their families. “Babies learn language from within their mother, until they are about two or three,” said Marla Mateus, the owner and operator of Garderie Francaise Petit Panda Day Home. “And I realized […]

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Trial run for mixed martial arts

  The big central space at Ecole Boreale is not your typical mixed martial arts (MMA) fighting gym. Instead of punching bags and gym equipment, there are miniature tables and chairs suitable for the much-smaller regular clientele of the building. However, for an MMA session on July 17, the tables and chairs were pushed back […]

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Kids help to feed the hungry

  Students and teachers from Ecole Boreale got their hands dirty with the RCMP on June 18 by planting potatoes in the Soup Kitchen’s plot at the Hay River Community Gardens. “We do all kinds of projects to raise awareness for hunger in Third World countries,” said Grade 3-4 teacher Jessica Gilbert. “But it’s just […]

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Hay River student takes top prize

  Shanelle Moore, 10, has won first place in Polar Expressions Publishing’s 2012/2013 National Student Short-Story Contest for her submission ‘The Magical Whap’. “I didn’t want to do it at first, but I’m happy I did,” said Moore, explaining she is generally no great fan of homework. The Grade 4 student entered the contest through […]

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RCMP Foundation donates $10,000 to outreach programs

  RCMP Cpl. Steve Beck does not dress like a police officer – at least not all the time. Wearing no uniform beyond a dirty ball cap with RCMP emblazoned in white letters and blood-smeared blue coveralls with a crest on the shoulder, Beck taught a group of visiting students from Ecole Boreale and Chief […]

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Hay River girls dominate at Super Soccer

  Hay River teams took to the pitches in Yellowknife on the weekend of May 4 for the annual Super Soccer tournament, and netted one gold and two silver medals. The 15-and-under girls’ team from Ecole Boreale took first place over Diamond Jenness Secondary School girls, while the Diamond Jenness 15-and-under boys took silver in […]

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