Thebacha/Fort Smith

On Sept. 13, Aurora College launched its 50th anniversary celebrations, and unveiled a new anniversary logo.

Terry Harrold, left, president of Northwestern Air Lease Ltd., and Jeff O’Keefe, the interim president of Aurora College, unveiled a logo on a Northwestern Air Lease aircraft on Sept. 13 in Fort Smith. The logo recognizes the 50th anniversary of Aurora College. Photo courtesy of Jayne Murray/Aurora College.

The logo was officially unveiled on one of Northwestern Air Lease Ltd.’s Jetstream 32 aircraft. It will display the logo for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Northwestern Air Lease Ltd. is a major sponsor of Aurora College’s anniversary celebrations.

Later on Sept. 13, community residents were invited to a free barbecue at Thebacha Campus to welcome students to Fort Smith and to Aurora College, and to officially launch the 50th anniversary celebrations.

The barbecue featured guest speakers, historical photos, a slide show of photos of former students and staff, and an opportunity to purchase 50th anniversary clothing and keepsake items.

Special anniversary events will also be held at Aurora Campus in Inuvik on Sept. 19 and at Yellowknife North Slave Campus on Sept. 21.


Fort Smith to hold annual fall cleanup

Thebacha/Fort Smith

The Town of Fort Smith will hold its annual Residential Fall Clean-Up from Sept. 25 to Sept. 29.

No vehicles will be collected, although vehicle disposal tipping fees will be waived at the landfill for households for the duration of the fall clean-up.

No household hazardous waste, such as propane tanks, batteries, paint and used oils will be collected.

More information, including on the registration fee per household, is available by contacting the Town of Fort Smith.


Welcome back for college students

Thebacha/Fort Smith

The Town of Fort Smith will be hosting an event to welcome new and returning Aurora College students to the community.

The Fort Smith Block Party, which is open to everyone in the community, will be held at the Rec Centre from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 22.

The event will feature a free barbecue, kids’ activities and music.

There will also be vendors and artists displaying their work.

Paul Bickford

Paul Bickford is the reporter for Hay River Hub.

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