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Hay Riverites ride to cure cancer

Two-hundred-and-twenty-seven kilometres is a long way to bike in two days, but a few current and former Hay Riverites – along with about 1,800 other people – did just that August 9 and 10 to support cancer research. “Doing this sort of thing really changes you,” said Wally Schumann, who got involved when his brother-in-law […]

New hope for food bank

Members of several local unions got together last weekend to support the Hay River Soup Kitchen and food bank, amassing more than $1,600 worth of groceries for the struggling organization. But the benefits of their visit should be longer-lived than those much-needed supplies alone. In copying a Whitehorse program, the Public Service Alliance of Canada […]

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Summer heat campers hit the stage

Campers in Summer Heat and the Adventure camp put on a show for their friends, families and parents last week that included musical and dance numbers. Back by popular demand, the show had been planned from the beginning of the summer with campers encouraged to think about acts they wanted to prepare from the start. […]

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Hay Riverite wins Yk marathon

Scott Hendrickson came in first place in the Overlander Marathon in Yellowknife earlier this month, moving up one spot from his second place finish in the same race last year. “It felt good to come in first,” he told The Hub. “Especially after last year.” Hendrickson said that although his time was better last year, […]

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Feds boost farmers

Prime Minister Stephen Harper The Northern Farm Training Institute (NFTI) is receiving $2 million in funding from the federal government in its support of Northern farming initiatives, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced while in Fort Smith last week. “This is the perfect place to talk about the agricultural revolution we are beginning to see in […]

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New season for NACC

The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) is back with another season of entertainment, with season tickets going on sale August 22 for shows in Hay River. “It’s a different season from last year,” said Marie Coderre, executive and artistic director for NACC. “There’s a little bit more theatre this year. It’s all a little […]

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Do your ‘do for cancer research

This year, four people volunteered their locks in support of cancer research at a fundraising event in anticipation of the Terry Fox Run next month. Gerty Thomson, who had her hair cut last year to raise money for the same cause, this time recruited Susan Ferguson and Evelyn Tregidgo, who both had their heads shaved, […]

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Old Town Challenge takes place over weekend

The Old Town Challenge paintball tournament took place last Sunday, with four teams participating. Only a dozen players came out to the annual tournament this year, but with smaller teams, it made things interesting. Regular player Tristan Cross said that while he would have wished more people had come out for the afternoon tournament, it […]

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SSi Micro pulls out

SSi Micro, provider of AirWare satellite Internet services in the NWT, has announced it will be pulling out of several communities Sept. 1 as a result of mounting costs and poor returns. “In 2005, very few communities in the NWT had access to high speed Internet,” the company stated in an e-mail sent to its […]

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Metis gather to spread culture

Metis from all over the South Slave met in Hay River to celebrate their culture as part of the first annual Metis Cultural Days last week. “We had so many people for the workshops last night,” said Karen Lafferty, one of the event’s organizers and a member of the Metis Cultural Institute. “A lot of […]

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