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Friends visit in force

Friendship was out in full force last week, with a group of 16 travellers staying in homes around Hay River as a part of the Friendship Force travel organization. The group from the Niagara Region of Ontario were hosted by the 14 members of Friendship Force in Hay River during a visit to the South […]

Play teaches French through gestures

A different approach to learning language has resulted in a year-end play for youngsters studying the French language at Harry Camsell School. The Accelerative Integrated Method – AIM – bases its approach on using gestures to visually aid children in language retention. French-language teacher Marla Mateus worked with her students to create a theatrical presentation […]

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Rec centre rebuild raises objections

Members of the public have had their say on the news town council plans to tear down and rebuild the Don Stewart Recreation Centre, rather than renovate. The reaction from about 70 people at an information meeting on June 8 – a week after council announced its plan – could best be described as mixed. […]

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Hub girls on NWT Team of Year

The young ladies who made history at the Arctic Winter Games in Greenland this year have now received an award recognizing them as the NWT Team of the Year. The Junior Female Arctic Winter Games hockey team was the first under-19 female team to go undefeated and win the gold ulu. Their victory did not […]

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Relay for Life pushed back

The Hay River Relay for Life – a fundraiser for cancer research and for those battling the disease – has been rescheduled to June 24. Rachel Daigneault-Durocher, the chairperson for the event, said the switch from June 17 has benefited the fundraiser. “The 17th was busy in Hay River. There were tryouts for Canada Summer […]

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Schumann reports progress toward dredging of harbour

Fire Chief Ross Potter has updated town council on plans for a new firebreak. Potter, who is also the town’s director of protective services, has been working with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources on the proposal. “The old one that we have is angles and it’s just terrible,” he told council at its […]

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‘Awesome’ sportsmanship

There were many examples of good sportsmanship during play at the NWT Track and Field Championships held in Hay River from June 1 to 3. However, perhaps the most remarkable examples of good sportsmanship occurred after the events had ended. On the afternoon of June 3, competitors gathered in Diamond Jenness Secondary School for the […]

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Researcher eyes Northern test for agricultural system

A professor in Ontario is hopeful that sooner or later a prototype of a system he has developed for growing food on Mars will be tested at Northern Farm Training Institute. “Certainly we’ve been in discussions and there’s a proposal to do that. There’s no money, yet,” said Mike Dixon, director of the Controlled Environments […]

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Incoming seniors’ society president promises to connect with members

Tom Makepeace, the new president of the Hay River Seniors’ Society, has two overall goals. First of all, Makepeace wants the society to continue offering its many current activities and services to members. “There’s quite a list of stuff that is taking place right now with the group of seniors that are involved in the […]

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Sisters of the North coming

Glimpses into the lives of six remarkable northern women from the past – including Hay River’s Irma Miron – have been joined together into a new performance called Sisters of the North. The show, which is described as a dramatic retelling of stories representing different times and cultures of the NWT, is comprised of short […]

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