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KFN hosts Mackenzie Youth Summer Games for first time

For the first time ever, the Hay River Reserve has played host to the Mackenzie Youth Summer Games. The event, which was held over three days from July 5 to 7, attracted 63 participants from several communities. The games for children aged eight to 14 years were organized by Sharon Pekok, the recreation director with […]

Garage destroyed by fire

The owner of an auto repair garage on the Hay River Reserve destroyed last week by fire says he plans to rebuild. “Now my entire shop is gone,” said Ricky Sonfrere, owner of Rick’s Auto Parts, located on a rural stretch of road leading to the old village site. The business he’s run for about […]

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Truck rolls over on reserve

A small truck went off the road and ended up on its side on the Hay River Reserve last week, but no one was seriously injured. According to the RCMP, the truck and its sole occupant went off the road at about 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 5. The police and emergency medical services from the […]

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Soaking in the sun

A handful of children from the Hay River Reserve were treated to an afternoon at the beach last Friday. The weather was fine and the water warm, which allowed the children to play in the waves and the sand, building castles and attacking each other with water guns. There are more beach days planned for […]

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KFN gets community garden

The Hay River Reserve is planting the seeds of food security, with classes at Chief Sunrise Education Centre taking the lead in setting up a community garden project. “We’re going to be able to offer a plot, soil, and help maintaining their garden throughout the summer,” said Nathalie Diaz, whose class is one of two […]

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New contender for chief

The K’atlodeeche First Nation election is heating up with a new candidate throwing her name into the ring. April Martel is accepting the nomination to run for chief against incumbent Roy Fabian. “People want change in the First Nation,” Martel told The Hub. “They want to see more things happening here for everyone, at all […]

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Cabin Fever better late than never

Cabin Fever – two nights of live music and good company – was a few months late this year, but none the less was a hit for the wait. “It’s usually in March, when people start to get a bit crazy, feeling cooped up,” said organizer Dana Cross. “But it took us a while to […]

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New hire for Friendship Centre

After months of term-positions and scrambling for help, the Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre now has a full-time permanent program co-ordinator in the person of Clarissa Neyando. “It’s not just for youth, she’ll be doing programs for everyone” said executive director Sharon Pekok. “It’s much easier with a co-ordinator, they can run the programming, but they’re […]

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K’atlodeeche First Nation inks devolution deal

K’atlodeeche First Nation became the latest aboriginal group to sign on to devolution Monday, marking a dramatic shift from its earlier position. “At the beginning of January, we held a general band meeting and we got the go-ahead,” Chief Roy Fabian told The Hub last week. “There has been a due process. We’re going to […]

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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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