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Fires threaten town

Residents of Hay River’s highway corridor south of town are currently under voluntary evacuation as wildfires neared the townsite’s southeast corner June 30. Mayor Andrew Cassidy, a resident of Paradise Valley – one of the areas threatened by the fire — has relocated into town with his family after seeing smoke from the fire change […]

New environmental health officer starts

A few short weeks after a lack of environmental health officer in the South Slave resulted in an e. coli scare on the Hay River Reserve, the region has a new man in the position. “On behalf of the health authority, we welcome Colin to the community … it is great to have an environmental […]

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Wheeling to the wharf

Terri Murrell, left, and Mathilde Van Heereveld take off for the Wharf on Saturday morning at the French association office.

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Hospital hits 50

  It has been 50 years since the hospital in New Town opened its doors, and before another momentous move, nurses, doctors, patients and administrators past and present gathered to pay tribute to that history as well as reconnect with their fellows. “You meet patients, then they become friends, and then you have friends for […]

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‘We finally made it!’

When valedictorian Elycia Nimegeers took the podium at last week’s Diamond Jenness Secondary School convocation, she had a simple message. Beyond thanking parents and teachers for all their help throughout the course of their nascent academic careers, she congratulated the graduates themselves on a job well done. “We finally made it!” she said. “We grew […]

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Start your engines

A dozen children gathered at Malcolm Crescent last Thursday for a morning of fun and not-so-fast-paced action. Hay River’s Literacy Society and Growing Together worked in partnership to put on the Great Tricycle Race to encourage children to get out and have fun in the sun. Families were of course welcome and were invited to […]

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Aboriginal festivities draw crowd

With a multitude of events taking place for Aboriginal Day in Hay River last week, some organizers said they would like to see their efforts combined for one big event next year. “It should be a unified thing,” said Doug Lamalice. “We should be doing it all together, showcasing and celebrating our aboriginal culture.” While […]

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Union votes down 1.7 per cent offer

Municipal workers voted down the latest offer from the town last week, but are still at the table, according to Public Service Alliance of Canada representative Jack Bourassa. “They overwhelmingly voted against the offer,” he said, adding that the figure he was given was “over two thirds” in terms of a majority. The town’s offer […]

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Active children are happy students

The link between physical activity and academic success is not a hard one to make, but one teacher at Ecole Boreale is putting theory into practice. Since February, Kim Ivanko’s classes have had between seven and 10 minutes of light physical activity at the beginning of each session, after which she said they can better […]

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Site picked for pellet mill

After many delays, Brad Mapes, main proponent for Aurora Wood Pellets, said the project has taken a significant step forward, with more to follow in the coming months. “Until the day we dig a hole in the ground, people will say it’s a flash in the pan,” he told The Hub last week. “But Hay […]

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