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New environmental health officer starts

A few short weeks after a lack of environmental health officers in the South Slave resulted in an E. coli scare on the Hay River Reserve, the region has a new man in the position. “On behalf of the health authority, we welcome Colin to the community … it is great to have an environmental […]

Hospital hits 50

  It has been 50 years since the hospital in New Town opened its doors, and before another momentous move, nurses, doctors, patients and administrators past and present gathered to pay tribute to that history as well as reconnect with their fellows. “You meet patients, then they become friends, and then you have friends for […]

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‘We finally made it!’

When valedictorian Elycia Nimegeers took the podium at last week’s Diamond Jenness Secondary School convocation, she had a simple message. Beyond thanking parents and teachers for all their help throughout the course of their academic careers, she congratulated the graduates themselves on a job well done. “We finally made it!” she said. “We grew up […]

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Aboriginal festivities draw crowd

With a multitude of events taking place for Aboriginal Day in Hay River last week, some organizers said they would like to see their efforts combined for one big event next year. “It should be a unified thing,” said Doug Lamalice. “We should be doing it all together, showcasing and celebrating our aboriginal culture.” While […]

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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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Lotto winner stays at Super A

The morning Lynn Lepine learned she had won $250,000, she made two calls. The first was to her husband, telling him of their good fortune. The second was to her boss, telling him she would be late for work. “I had to come in,” she said, at her job at Super A’s garden centre last […]

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Woman left in dark after test finds e. coli

Last month, Jeanna Graham requested to have her water tested, out of curiosity and because she had been the community health representative on the Hay River Reserve. On May 26, she saw the sample being taken and on June 2, she had a paper jammed in her door, saying that her water tank had tested […]

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AWG agreement signed

Politicians and delegates gathered at the arbour on the K’atlodeeche First Nation last Wednesday to mark the occasion that will kick off the planning of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games to be hosted in Hay River and Fort Smith. “We’re looking forward to handing things over to our host society,” said Mayor Andrew Cassidy. “There’s […]

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Wharf kicks off another season

  “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” may as well be the motto for the Fisherman’s Wharf. “It’s always going to be the same,” said organizer Bernadette Courtoreille. “People like it like this and we won’t change it.” Courtoreille took over the running of the popular summer attraction in Old Town from her sister […]

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Soccer celebration swells the ranks

A hundred children turned out for the Ombrelle Active Start Soccer Fest last Saturday at Tri-Service Park, doubling the rosters for every age group. “This has been brilliant timing,” said organizer Shelley Maher. “It’s really helping us kick off the season and it’s added to pretty much every group.” Players from three to 13 took […]

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