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Seeking help is courageous: ex-NHL star

Theo Fleury has a message for Hay River’s youth – if you need help, ask for it. “The hardest thing for me to do was to ask for help,” said the former NHL star to high school students from several schools gathered at Diamond Jenness Secondary School on April 27. Fleury’s personal story of surviving […]

Drive-by water meter reading on the way

Town council has decided to buy a system to read water meters by simply driving by a residence or business. At its April 25 meeting, council passed a motion to direct administration to purchase the ‘Master Meter Drive By System’ for approximately $220,000 fully installed. The system features the ability to convert existing meters so […]

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Rocky waters for NTCL

Hay River’s business community was rattled last week when a cornerstone of the town’s economy announced it was going into court-supervised restructuring. Northern Transportation Company Limited (NTCL) – which runs barges up the Mackenzie River and operates a shipyard in the community – announced on April 27 that it had initiated a process under the […]

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Breakup hits Hay River

The Hay River appears to have successfully broken the ice without making things awkward for anyone. As of May 1, running water had swept its way down the West Channel with a few intermittent blockages but no notable damage or flooding. Ross Potter, director of protective services with the Town of Hay River, has been […]

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Minor hockey wraps up season in style

Hay River Minor Hockey has wrapped up its season in style. It held an end-of-season dinner on April 27 for about 300 people on the now ice-free surface of the arena. And if that was not enough, former NHL star Theo Fleury – a Stanley Cup winner with the Calgary Flames and an Olympic gold […]

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Grads honoured at Aurora College

Students from Hay River and K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) were among those honoured on April 22 during the spring convocation at Aurora College’s Thebacha Campus in Fort Smith. Jack Jensen of Hay River received a diploma in environment and natural resources technology. KFN’s Diane Tourangeau was presented a certificate for completing the aboriginal language and […]

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Fastpitch championships on the way

In late July, some of the best fastball players in Western Canada will be heading for Hay River. That’s because it was announced last week that the community will host the 2016 Western Canadian Masters Fastpitch Championships from July 28 to 31. That event is for men 40 years of age and older, although those […]

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MLAs visit to talk business

Jackie Milne was happy to have a chance to talk to members of the legislative assembly’s standing committee on economic development and environment during its visit to Hay River last week. Milne, president of the Northern Farm Training Institute (NFTI), said it was good to see the committee in town. “What I really noticed about […]

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Seniors’ society may be without executive leadership for a while

The Hay River Seniors’ Society may be without an executive for a couple of months. At the organization’s annual general meeting on April 21, nine directors were chosen for the board. However, it appears the society will be without a president and other members of an executive until the new directors can get together and […]

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Roller skates hit arena

Hay River’s ice-free arena will become a temporary roller rink on April 27. “In order to use the rink more, I was thinking: how about a roller rink?” asked Dale Loutit, the recreation programmer with the Town of Hay River. “I’ve also had some kids come and ask me if they can go roller skating […]

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