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New strategy for Department of Transportation

The GNWT’s Department of Transportation is looking for input on the next phase of infrastructure and legislation for the movement of goods and people in the NWT. “This isn’t a quantitative exercise,” said Pietro de Bastiani, assistant director for policy, planning, and communications, with the Department of Transportation. “We’re looking for the context of how […]

Farm training program finishes first year

  The original goal for the Northern Farm Training Institute was to make it as accessible as possible to anyone who is interested in any aspect of Northern agriculture. Now that the first year of the program is wrapping up, it seems to have met its goal. “We did it in a unique way,” said […]

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Hay River athlete rises to the top

  Diamond Jenness Secondary School’s Joel Gordon had a pretty productive few days at the NWT Track and Field Championships. Coming in second place in both the 100-metre and 200-metre events, taking gold in the long jump and bronze in shot put, he medalled in every event he entered this year, his first as a […]

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Track and field takes over

  Close to 1,200 athletes and their entourages descended on Hay River last week for the biggest track and field meet in the country. “It’s amazing that a place like Hay River can pull it off,” said Mayor Andrew Cassidy. “People have given so much time and effort to this event over the years, it’s […]

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New ways of looking at the North

  A social anthropologist and a photographer from Toronto are working on projects aiming to dispel common myths about life in the North. Dr. Lindsay Bell of the University of Toronto and her research partner, Jesse Jackson, were in Hay River last week to examine various public spaces and analyze how people interact within them. […]

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A taste of the tropics at the golf course last weekend

It may not have been tropical temperatures this past Saturday, not going by Hay River standards. But a roasting pig, colourful props and a wildly printed shirt or two may have given Saturday at the Hay River Golf Club a bit of a different flavour. This year’s August Best Ball fundraising tournament has been taken […]

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Wallington fighting for the Youth Centre

It’s a place that’s seen undeniable changes, but many will argue that throughout, it’s managed to remain standing through circumstantial quakes. The Hay River Youth Centre has taken many incarnations since its establishment more than 16 years ago, and now those who helped to create the centre have visions of restoring it to its former […]

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NWT voters will see new guidelines at October polls

NWT residents hoping to vote in the fast approaching territorial election are going to have some new, stricter guidelines before casting their ballot. The Elections and Plebiscites Act was changed by the Legislative Assembly in 2010 to add that all eligible voters must present valid identification proving their identity and residency. Previously, anyone without identification […]

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Equal opportunity ball: first NWT Ladies team at Softball Championship, 2011

In the movie A League of Their Own, women were given the chance to discover their talents, strengths, and sportsmanship in a way they never could before. Although the depiction of this more local story is almost half a century in the future, it’s still one that has a bunch of female softball players just […]

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Track & Field 2011

Images from the Track & Field Championship – the 2011 edition All images © Andy Spiridonica / The Hub and © Andrew MacDonald / The Hub Reprints available at the Hub. Contact us for details. To navigate photos in the gallery, click on a thumbnail then use the Left and Right arrows on your keyboard […]

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