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Sunrise cooks up a storm

Before the art on the walls, before the bright, colourful classrooms, and before the friendly faces, the first thing visitors notice when walking into Chief Sunrise Education Centre is the delectable smell of fresh baking. Since the start of the school year, students there have benefited from a breakfast and snack program, sponsored primarily by […]

Hockey wraps up

Team NWT’s bantam boys hockey team may not be happy with the final score but there is no doubt that they came out of the Canada Winter Games better players than they went in. “It’s been really good so far,” said coach Curtis Rowe last week after the boys had played three games. “The scores […]

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K’amba approaches

This year’s K’amba Carnival is set to get under way this Thursday and, at a time when organizers are usually scrambling to make sure everything gets done, this committee is cool as a cucumber. “It’s incredible to have everyone pulling together right now,” said this year’s K’amba chair Doug Lamalice. “I’m not stressed. Everything is […]

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Union rejects town’s offer

Despite some temporary movement on the town’s side last week municipal workers are headed for their fourth week of strike action. “It’s so excellent, the mayor made an assumption that we are divided,” said Jack Bourassa, regional executive vice-president for the Public Service Alliance of Canada last Thursday. “From everything, I’ve seen here, that’s not […]

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Strike moves to week three

  Tensions are high as municipal workers continue their strike action now into its third week but movement from either side is yet to be seen. “As the employees stand right now, I don’t know that they would waiver and give up any more,” said workers’ bargaining team member Rachel Yee. “The respect issue is […]

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Recreation without the centre

Just because the Don Stewart Recreation Centre is closed doesn’t mean sports clubs are off the hook. Participants and their coaches have been finding ways to keep active, in shape, and with their heads in the game while the municipal workers’ strike rolls into its third week. “We’ve always done some form of dry-land work […]

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Hockey for all

Teams gathered in the parking lot of the Hay River Legion on Feb. 14 to celebrate a growing Canadian tradition. Hockey Day in Canada was marked in communities across the country, some with teams of youngsters and some with older players taking to the ice, on in this case, packed snow in the parking lot. […]

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Skaters gonna skate

Playing by the light of a few streetlamps and many truck headlights, they barely let the ice-resurfacer finish before jumping on. “It’s nice to see,” said Jamie Smith, a parent of two of the players on the ice. “This is the kind of hockey I grew up with. These are the guys who really want […]

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Sexual health pushed

Zero judgement was the name of the game for the sexual health workshops held last week for young girls. FOXY, known as Fostering Free Expression among Youth, project co-ordinator Nancy MacNeil said she doesn’t know what it’s like to be a teenage girl growing up on the Hay River Reserve, so she said she couldn’t […]

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Cookies for all

About a dozen families turned out to decorate cookies last Friday afternoon at the Anglican church, making a mess and having lots of fun in the process. “It’s just a great activity and I hope everyone loves it as much as I do,” said Angela Jacobs, co-ordinator for Healthy Families. “And they make for a […]

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