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Inspectors eye Pine Point Bridge

Inspectors have been looking at the Pine Point Bridge in advance of work planned to begin in 2018 to upgrade the structure over the Hay River. On Aug. 17, they were lowered to the underside of the bridge by a so-called snooper truck. Such trucks can park on a bridge and lower a platform underneath […]

Chase for the Ace going strong

It seems Hay River has a new favourite game – chasing one elusive card. The Chase the Ace fundraiser, which was launched in January by the Hay River Curling Club, is still going strong, and creating more excitement each Friday evening as the main jackpot and weekly prizes keep climbing. On Aug. 19, the holder […]

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Book ready for Northern colours

An artist has branched out into a new creative endeavour. Jessica Latour has just released her first colouring book, featuring images with a distinctively Northern theme. The colouring book is called Northern Zentangle, and is both for children and the growing number of adults who enjoy colouring. “A zentangle I guess you could say is […]

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Reserve cuts apart junior kindergarten

The concept of junior kindergarten – which is back on the agenda of the GNWT – has been criticized on the Hay River Reserve as a threat to the Aboriginal Head Start program. Rene Squirrel, the co-ordinator and teacher with Aboriginal Head Start at Chief Sunrise Education Centre, made that perfectly clear in an Aug. […]

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NTCL issues layoff notices

Northern Transportation Company Ltd. (NTCL) sent out seasonal layoff notices on Aug. 18. The financially-troubled company says that’s nothing unusual but the union representing some of the workers is worried by one aspect of the notice – a request that employees remove personal items from the workplace. “The correspondence NTCL sent to employees earlier today […]

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Reserve takes aim at drug dealers

The membership of K’atlodeeche First Nation has had enough of drug dealing on the Hay River Reserve. And they asked the band council to take “all legal steps” to stop it during the First Nation’s annual general assembly, held from Aug. 8 to 12. On the last day of the assembly, the issue of drug […]

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SPCA and town splitting up

The Hay River SPCA and the Town of Hay River are headed towards a not-so-amicable divorce. The split – which will see the SPCA no longer operating the community’s animal shelter – became public last week but has been brewing for months. On Aug. 10, the town issued a news release stating, “The Hay River […]

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Council considering changes to potentially dangerous walkway

Town council is considering what to do about a walkway on the half-kilometre-long Super A service road. The problem is the walkway – on the pavement but separated from traffic by a white line – is often blocked by parked vehicles, forcing pedestrians to walking onto the roadway. The walkway also passes right in front […]

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Great Hay River Triathlon returns

If anyone is looking for a sports challenge, the Town of Hay River has just the thing for you. Once again this year, the town is presenting The Great Hay River Triathlon on Sept. 10. “It’s a great way to promote more physical fitness and healthy active living,” said Ashley Coombs, the town’s aquatics supervisor, […]

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NACC to present four shows

The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) will be bringing four shows to Hay River this year as part of its annual season of travelling performances. “We try to bring some diversity to Hay River as much as we do in Yellowknife,” said Marie Coderre, the executive and artistic director of NACC. The first performer […]

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