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Summer heat campers hit the stage

Campers in Summer Heat and the Adventure camp put on a show for their friends, families and parents last week that included musical and dance numbers. Back by popular demand, the show had been planned from the beginning of the summer with campers encouraged to think about acts they wanted to prepare from the start. […]

Bike Day

Growing Together’s weekly bike day took place as usual in the arena at the Don Stewart Recreation Centre last week, safe away from the rain pouring down outside. “It’s just a great activity for the kids,” said Brenda Hall, the play group’s longtime organizer. “They love rocketing around, learning to bike, and the bigger kids […]

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Aboriginal youth heading south to talk empowerment

Rhonda Plamondon wasn’t sure if she would be able to get enough youth to make a trip south for a youth conference worth it, so she recruited the women who run the Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre and the K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) youth centre to help. Now she hopes she won’t have to turn applicants […]

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Butterflies everywhere

Youth gathered at the NWT Centennial Library April 5 to learn about transformations and literacy all at the same time. “It’s just loads of fun,” said activity leader Karen Hoose. “They get to do all kinds of activities and learn at the same time.” Every four weeks, the library hosts a Start Your Month Off […]

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Youth learn trades by refurbishing old boats

After months of planning and recruiting, the Northern Transport Boats Project Society is now running sessions in the Northern Transport carpentry shop Monday and Wednesday nights. The society aims to teach young people about trades, local history and culture by refurbishing boats donated by NTCL. Participants can test the waters with job skills and general […]

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‘Look mom, no hands!’

The first time Natalie Linehan rode her new special bike all by herself, she turned to her mother Sandy Couger and shouted “look mom, no hands!” “That was really the most gratifying moment,” Couger said. “To see her riding by herself for the first time and to be just like any other kid on a […]

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Novice tournament starts with fanfare

The novice level hockey tournament got underway with more excitement than usual Feb. 28, with players taking to the ice for an opening ceremony complete with a smoke machine and a ceremonial puck drop. “We just wanted to give them the feeling of a real tournament,” said organizer Michelle Staszuk. “We wanted to make it […]

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Fair to offer some jobs on the spot

With a still-growing total of 43 booths, this week’s career fair promises to present a wide variety of opportunities to students in Hay River and those coming in from all over the South Slave Feb. 26 and 27 at Diamond Jenness Secondary School. “It’s everything you could possibly want,” said organizer Lesli Ward. “All kinds […]

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Workers push to get youth documented

Two representatives of Youth Centres Canada arrived in Hay River last week as part of their trip up the Mackenzie valley to promote a program to get youth basic identification. Things like a health card, Social Insurance Number, or Status Card may be needed to apply for a job or to qualify for help from […]

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Setting sail for new skills

  After months of preparation, the Northern Transportation Boats Project is ready to push off and put young people to work refurbishing boats. “Take it from someone with an arts degree,” the project’s secretary Alice Coates told Diamond Jenness Secondary School (DJSS) students Jan. 31. “The labour force is changing. You need skills, you need […]

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