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Dancing for a change

  The regular Hay River Fitness crew was in for a silly surprise on Nov. 18 when Dance Play instructor Amanda Grobbecker from Yellowknife came to introduce people to a new type of exercise. Grobbecker leads children and adults in a playful routine that incorporates dancing and free movement. She travels around the NWT teaching […]

Six vie to represent Hay River

Campaign signs, like these two for candidates in Hay River South and Hay River North, began popping up throughout the community over the weekend.

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Biathletes prepare to vie for Team NWT

About 10 people have been practising and getting prepared for biathlon trials set to be held in the community in December. “We need to get ready for that,” Hay River Ski Club president Pat Bobinski said Oct. 25. The trials for ski and snowshoe biathlon will take place in Hay River Dec. 10 to Dec. […]

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Thirty-five years and no plans to slow

It’s shortly after 4 p.m. on a Wednesday and Douglas Whimp is headed for the door. He’s leaving the legion hall in town, headed home for the night. “Four comes early,” the 67-year-old highway maintenance operator said, referring to the time he’ll be up and off to work for another day. SEE THE FULL STORY […]

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Speedskating starts up

The Hay River Speed Skating Club is back on the ice and preparing for its annual camp that traditionally marks the start of the season. This year a delay getting back on the ice has pushed the camp back to the end of the month. The event from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1 is open […]

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Infant and pregnancy loss lamented

Hay River will be lighting candles to join the rest of the world in creating an international wave of light this week to mark International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. Jennifer Webb and Dale Loutit have teamed up with the international movement and will be organizing Hay River’s event. Both have their own stories […]

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Energy independence high priority, Green candidate says

John Moore is running for the Green Party because he says the environment is the defining issue of his generation. Moore, 21, was born and grew up in Toronto before heading east to study philosophy at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia according to his biography on the Green Party website. He’s spent about […]

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Singing the blues

Hay River is about to get a taste of the blues but not because winter is returning. This week legendary New York blues musician Guy Davis will visit the community, stopping by the Diamond Jenness High School before an evening performance. Davis is known for his New Orleans-inspired sound and has released more than a […]

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Soaring Eagle elects leadership

  A new executive and board have been elected for the coming year at the Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre. There was no change at the top of the organization as Margaret Jerome was returned as president and Abbie Crook was again chosen vice-president at the organization’s annual general meeting on Sept. 26. The two newcomers […]

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Homegrown art exhibited

People dropping into NWT Centennial Library can now experience the artwork of Chris Robson while looking for a book to read. An exhibit of 15 pieces of art – 12 prints and three pen-and-ink drawings – is currently at the library as part of its featured artist series. “There’s no particular theme,” said Robson. “It’s […]

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