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A filmmaking experience

Three young people from Hay River got a taste of moviemaking this month at a shoot in Fort Smith. One of the three was Grace-Ann Nowdlak, who spent more than a week on the set of Three Feathers, a film being made into a movie by the South Slave Divisional Education Council based a graphic […]

U15 boys claim Spike It! banner

A volleyball team from Hay River has made an impact at Senior Spike It!, the territorial championships in Yellowknife. The under-15 boys team from Diamond Jenness Secondary School walked away from the Nov. 4 to 6 competition with a first-place banner. “We finished number one,” said Kelvin Yee, who is in his second year as […]

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Festival to celebrate story and song

The Ko K’e Music and Spoken Word Festival will make a stop in Hay River on Oct. 17. The festival, which is being presented by the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) in Yellowknife, will feature two acts. Quantum Tangle – consisting of Yellowknife performers Grey Gritt and Tiffany Ayalik –combines throatsinging, haunting melodies and […]

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Curlers hit bowling lanes

Now that curling is no longer a sports option this coming winter in Hay River, some people have turned to bowling. Angela Carter can’t say for sure that she wouldn’t be on a bowling team if curling was still available this year. However, she said, “Four of our five players are curlers.” And it’s been […]

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Triathlon draws big crowd

The Great Hay River Triathlon suddenly became a big sporting event this year. On Sept. 10 – a rainy, windy and generally miserable day – 39 people still showed up to compete as individuals or as part of teams in the triathlon. Ashley Coombs, the aquatics supervisor with the Town of Hay River and the […]

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New RCMP sergeant arrives

Sgt. Philippe Cyr has arrived to take command of the RCMP Detachment in Hay River. And he brings along a lot of experience as a Mountie in various aspects of policing. “I have isolation experience, I got detachment experience, I got major crime experience, I got federal experience,” he said, noting that he even worked […]

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Disneyland surprise

Three young students at Princess Alexandra School got an amazing surprise last week. At a Sept. 2 assembly, they were called to the front and handed golden tickets for a one-day visit to Disneyland. “I was wondering what the prize was in the golden ticket,” said Joshua Cayen, a 10-year-old Grade 5 student. “I didn’t […]

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Curlers take gold at Canada 55+ Games

A team of curlers from Hay River has captured gold at the Canada 55+ Games, held from Aug. 16 to 19 in Ontario. And that was despite the fact the mixed team does not really play together. “It’s not a team that I play with a lot,” said skip Paul Delorey, noting he has curled […]

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‘Live at The Back Eddy’

On June 29, the family dining area of The Back Eddy Lounge and Restaurant was turned into a recording studio. The reason was to record a CD of mostly Christmas music – such as Silent Night and We Wish You a Merry Christmas – by the fiddle and guitar students of well-known musician Linda Duford. […]

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Behchoko team takes big win from KFN handgames tourney

The Clarence Mackenzie team from Behchoko took the top prize in the third-annual handgames tournament held recently on the Hay River Reserve. There were big payouts for the top eight teams in the July 30 to Aug. 1 tournament, which featured $50,000 in prize money. K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) hosted the tournament, which attracted teams […]

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