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Regional recycling pitch attracts interest

It seems there are a lot of people interested in Ecology North’s idea of establishing a regional waste transfer station in the South Slave, possibly in Enterprise. An Oct. 19 public meeting in Enterprise on the idea attracted 17 people from the region. “I’m really impressed with the turnout,” said Marissa Oteiza, the manager of […]

Pumpkin-carving time

With Halloween fast approaching, it’s that time of year to get jack-o’-lanterns ready. So Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre invited people to an afternoon of pumpkin-carving on Oct. 22. As appropriate music played, such as The Monster Mash, families practised how to turn a pumpkin into the classic symbol of Halloween. FOR MORE PHOTOS, CHECK OUT […]

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Volleyball teams medal up

Teams from Hay River made their presence known at the recent ninth-annual Lawrie Hobart Memorial Volleyball Tournament in Fort Smith. Teams from Diamond Jenness Secondary School (DJSS), Princess Alexandra (PA) School and Ecole Boreale were at the Oct. 14 to 16 tournament. Diamond Jenness had 10 teams entered. Three teams finished with silver medals – […]

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NTCL evaluating merits of extending protection

Northern Transportation Company Ltd. (NTCL) says it has a decision to make. Since April 27, the financially-troubled company has had court protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) to facilitate restructuring and refinancing of its operations, and that protection is set to expire on Oct. 31 unless it is extended. “It was a difficult […]

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Ecology North to host meeting on idea for regional recycling facility

Ecology North will host a public meeting in Enterprise on Oct. 19 to discuss the idea of establishing a regional waste transfer station in that community. “Basically, it’s just a big idea right now,” said Marissa Oteiza, manager of the Ecology North office in Hay River. A waste transfer station would be a kind of […]

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Fundraisers share wealth

The Hay River Curling Club is sharing some of its good fortune from Chase the Ace – the weekly lottery that literally keeps pulling in buckets of money. Last week, the club’s executive decided that, beginning with the Oct. 14 draw, it would make a weekly donation to the town to help rebuild the Don […]

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Tourism season stats look good

The GNWT has released very positive tourism numbers for 2015/2016. According to the statistics released on Oct. 7, visitation numbers matched the highest-ever achieved, and expenditures were the largest ever recorded in the NWT. For 2015/2016, the total number of visitors was 93,910, an 11 per cent increase from the 84,810 visitors in 2014/2015. Visitor […]

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Reserve pushes for online support

K’atlodeeche First Nation has entered a national competition to try to win more funding to help build an arena on the Hay River Reserve. The competition involves projects from across Canada seeking to obtain online votes and possibly money from the Aviva Community Fund, which was created seven years ago by the Aviva Canada insurance […]

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Health minister questioned over Woodland Manor injury

A violent altercation last month between two residents at Woodland Manor was among the first issues raised as the new session of the legislative assembly began on Oct. 13. Hay River North MLA Rocky (RJ) Simpson told the legislature the incident, which he said caused a fairly significant injury, is an ongoing concern at the […]

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Candlelight vigil remembers loss of Const. Chris Worden

In a sombre vigil that has been repeated for years, residents of Hay River gathered on Oct. 6 to remember the life and service of RCMP Const. Christopher Worden. Oct. 6 is the date in 2007 when Worden was shot and killed while on duty in Hay River. At the time of his passing, he […]

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