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She Takes the Cake to host Yellowknife singer-songwriter Grey Gritt

  Yellowknife artist Grey Gritt will be down in the hub this week, but unlike other performances, Friday’s event at She Takes the Cake cafe will be open to all ages. Gritt, who was last in Hay River opening for Harry Manx on tour with the Northern Arts and Culture Centre (NACC), will be headlining […]

Yellowknife takes Hay River’s Super A team in overtime

  Hay River lost to a team from Yellowknife in overtime in the final of the Hay River Rusty Blades Tournament Feb. 2. The Northbest Packers scored with 2:53 left in overtime, ending the game 4-3. But despite the nail-biting ending to the tournament, its organizer said the whole weekend isn’t really about who wins […]

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Children are ‘the most stressed-out generation’

Children are over-stressed and under-slept, and don’t know how to handle it. At least that’s what psychologist Dr. Stuart Shanker and project manager Mike McKay of the Canadian Self-Regulation Initiative told an auditorium filled with approximately 150 parents and teachers last week at Northern United Place in Yellowknife. Too often, adults dismiss childhood fears as […]

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Northern Hockey Challenge back in Hay River this weekend

This town is no doubt a hockey town, but for the most part, tournaments and activities are organized for minor hockey players. The Northern Hockey Challenge (NHC), however, is the exception to the rule. Adult players get to test their skills against the top competitors from all over the North and the games draw crowds […]

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Mini Northern Hockey Challenge

    Fans of the Northern Hockey Challenge (NHC) will get an unexpected chance to catch a scaled-down version of the tournament early next year, with two weekends of games planned between Hay River and Yellowknife teams.   “We knew we wanted to bring NHC back to Hay River,” said Greg Rowe, the force behind […]

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Two Hay River photographers showcased in Yellowknife

  Two Hay River photographers have made a move to the territorial capital – at least their work has for the next two weeks. Jared Monkman, who specializes in portraits, and Adam Hill, who prefers landscape photography, are having their work showcased at Chasing Light Studio and Gallery in Yellowknife, in an exhibit fittingly called […]

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Students get taste of life in legislature

  Two Hay River students were in Yellowknife last week to participate in the 12th Youth Parliament at the Legislative Assembly. “It was a great opportunity to get involved, and a good thing to be able to put on a resume,” said Ecole Boreale’s Kateryna Staszuk. Staszuk and Elycia Nimegeers from Diamond Jenness Secondary School […]

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Hay River girls dominate at Super Soccer

  Hay River teams took to the pitches in Yellowknife on the weekend of May 4 for the annual Super Soccer tournament, and netted one gold and two silver medals. The 15-and-under girls’ team from Ecole Boreale took first place over Diamond Jenness Secondary School girls, while the Diamond Jenness 15-and-under boys took silver in […]

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Hay River Goal Miners strike hockey bronze at home

The Hay River Goal Miners hockey club won bronze while competing against teams from High Level and Yellowknife in an annual tournament Hay River has hosted since its inception seven years ago.  The High Level Chevy Cruisers defeated Yellowknife 5-3 in the championship. This year, for the first time, the tournament received major sponsorship from […]

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Arctic Winter Games biathlon team holds camp in Hay River

Members of the NWT biathlon team gathered in Hay River on Feb. 18 and 19 to prepare for the upcoming Arctic Winter Games. Hay River’s Chuck Lirette, head coach of the team, said the camp included 15 snowshoe and ski biathletes, along with four coaches. The biathletes came from seven communities – Fort McPherson, Aklavik, […]

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