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Franco fun over the summer

    The last breezes of summer may be blowing out, but for the children who attended the francophone summer camp this year, their language skills are staying strong.   Fifteen children and youth gathered for bilingual camp during the weekdays from July 2 to Aug. 21.   The camp was supported by Ecole Boreale […]

Active children are happy students

The link between physical activity and academic success is not a hard one to make, but one teacher at Ecole Boreale is putting theory into practice. Since February, Kim Ivanko’s classes have had between seven and 10 minutes of light physical activity at the beginning of each session, after which she said they can better […]

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Boreale parents step up

Parents with students at Ecole Boreale are organizing and asking for help. Although activities have been paused until after everyone returns from spring break, the school’s Parent Action Committee has its sights set on new sports uniforms and more books for the library, vice-chairwoman Lori Coombs told The Hub last week. “We’re looking for parents […]

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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 […]

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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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