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Sisters of the North coming

Glimpses into the lives of six remarkable northern women from the past – including Hay River’s Irma Miron – have been joined together into a new performance called Sisters of the North. The show, which is described as a dramatic retelling of stories representing different times and cultures of the NWT, is comprised of short […]

Cadets score awards

For the 45th year in a row, the 27294 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps has held its annual ceremonial review. This year, the seven members of the corps marched and were reviewed by a guest on May 21. “In this case, Mayor (Brad) Mapes was our reviewing officer,” said Capt. Poul Osted, the commanding officer […]

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Volunteers ready for NWT Track and Field action

For the 45th year in a row, the 27294 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps has held its annual ceremonial review. This year, the seven members of the corps marched and were reviewed by a guest on May 21. “In this case, Mayor (Brad) Mapes was our reviewing officer,” said Capt. Poul Osted, the commanding officer […]

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Good deeds will get rewarded

The RCMP in Hay River is recognizing good behaviour by young people. And it won’t simply be by saying “thank you” or “well done.” The RCMP actually will hand out tickets entitling a young person to a treat at Super A Gas Express or Ehdah Cho Store on the Hay River Reserve. One hundred Great […]

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Fire the real thing at training centre

Usually, the monthly policing reports from the Hay River RCMP detachment are accepted by town council with not much comment. However, some numbers in the report for April caught the attention of Coun. Steve Anderson. “I just noticed in that comparison between April 2015 and April this year, the assaults have gone from 14 to […]

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Public meeting lacks audience

Wally Schumann – the MLA for Hay River South and the town’s first territorial cabinet minister in years – decided to cancel his first constituency meeting on May 18 when not enough people showed up. “I honestly thought we’d get 10 to 20 people,” said Schumann, the minister of Transportation, as well as Environment and […]

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Crime numbers questioned

Usually, the monthly policing reports from the Hay River RCMP detachment are accepted by town council with not much comment. However, some numbers in the report for April caught the attention of Coun. Steve Anderson. “I just noticed in that comparison between April 2015 and April this year, the assaults have gone from 14 to […]

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AWG organizers update council on preparations

The organizers of the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games have updated town council on their progress. Greg Rowe, the president of the host society, and Todd Shafer, the general manager of the Games, appeared before council on May 16. “Given the calendar of events of where we’re going to be over the next six […]

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Heritage celebrated

Two students from Hay River recently travelled to Yellowknife to showcase projects at the NWT Heritage Fair. Grade 6 student Rochelle Smith and Emerson Beck, who is in Grade 4, qualified for the territorial fair by winning first and second place, respectively, in a local heritage showcase at Princess Alexandra School. As a result, the […]

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Young bowlers on the rise

Youth Bowling Canada (YBC) has wrapped up a successful season in Hay River. The program for young bowlers from four to 19 years of age held its season-ending event on May 14 at Lizard’s Lounge & Lanes. Pravina Bartlett, one of two coaches and program directors with Youth Bowling Canada in Hay River, described the […]

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