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February 21, 2013 Volume 40 Number 7

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Youth across the north took to the ice with Right to Play’s hockey development program (see page 10), while in Dryden last week over 500 youth from northern First Nations converged for the annual Little Bands hockey tournament (see pages 8-9) where Sachigo Lake and Lac Seul each took home two trophies.
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The 170 km winter road connecting James Bay to the southern highway system opened on Feb. 15, after three years of of efforts by Moose Cree First Nation.

Submitted photos by Paul Chakasim
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The 170 km winter road connecting James Bay to the southern highway system opened on Feb. 15, after three years of of efforts by Moose Cree First Nation.

Submitted photos by Paul Chakasim
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Wawatay News archives
Pelican high school winter carnival fun, 2005
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Stephanie Wesley/Wawatay News
Sharon Johnson leads the fifth annual Valentines Day memorial walk.
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Stan Louttit
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John Duncan, federal minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, has resigned as minister.
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Photos by Rick Garrick/Wawatay News
Home improvement guru Jon Eakes shared a quick technique to repair holes in drywall during the 11th Annual First Nations Northern Housing Conference, held Feb. 12-14 in Thunder Bay. Eakes first cut a drywall patch on the back to just smaller than the hole while leaving the front paper intact. He then plastered drywall compound around the hole (left) before sticking the patch over the compound and hole (centre). He finished by applying a layer of compound over the patch (right).
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Home improvement guru Jon Eakes shared a quick technique to repair holes in drywall during the 11th Annual First Nations Northern Housing Conference, held Feb. 12-14 in Thunder Bay. Eakes first cut a drywall patch on the back to just smaller than the hole while leaving the front paper intact. He then plastered drywall compound around the hole (left) before sticking the patch over the compound and hole (centre). He finished by applying a layer of compound over the patch (right).
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Photos by Rick Garrick/Wawatay News
Home improvement guru Jon Eakes shared a quick technique to repair holes in drywall during the 11th Annual First Nations Northern Housing Conference, held Feb. 12-14 in Thunder Bay. Eakes first cut a drywall patch on the back to just smaller than the hole while leaving the front paper intact. He then plastered drywall compound around the hole (left) before sticking the patch over the compound and hole (centre). He finished by applying a layer of compound over the patch (right).
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Rick Garrick/Wawatay News
Home improvement guru Jon Eakes shares some tips on repairing holes in drywall during the Home Owner Home Repair How-To workshop at the 11th Annual First Nations Northern Housing Conference.
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Nearly 70 youth participated in hockey workshops in KI last week, along with seven adults who are on their way to coaching certificates.

Submitted photo by Lauren Simeson
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Rene Boucher is working to advance the cause of First Nations and Aboriginal people living with HIV/AIDS.
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Sachigo Atoms were the best of the bunch in their division.

Anna Phelan/Special to Wawatay News
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Slate Falls took the Peewee title.

Anna Phelan/Special to Wawatay News
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Keiron Kakepetum led several Sandy Lake rushes in a bantam game against Lac Seul. The Lac Seul team gave Kakepetum and his teammates little room to skate, however, on the way to a 8-1 semifinal victory.

photo by Bryan Phelan/Wawatay News
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In the novice division, for players five to seven years old, Wyatt McKay of Sachigo Lake fires a shot by Bearskin Lake’s Casey Gardner.

photo by Bryan Phelan/Wawatay News
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A Sachigo Lake defender leans on Kolton Meekis of Sandy Lake in an atom semifinal game.

photo by Bryan Phelan/Wawatay News
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Tyler Kakegamicof Sandy Lake’s bantam team looks for a way past a Lac Seul defender.

photo by Bryan Phelan/Wawatay News
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Sandy Lake atom forwards, from right, Trent Kakepetum and Shane Phelan watch a shot beat goalie Elijah Mekanak of Sachigo Lake.

photo by Bryan Phelan/Wawatay News
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Geoff Shields/Special to Wawatay News

Elvis Trout, one of Lac Seul’s bantam coaches.
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The Lac Seul bantams won their division at Little Bands, as did the community’s midget team.

Anna Phelan/Special to Wawatay News

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