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Health authority concerned about staff

  At the beginning of October, a move is set to begin into the new health centre, but a warning has been sounded that the facility may not be getting enough new staff members. According to Al Woods, the CEO of the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority, his organization and the Department of […]

Slo-pitch finishes for year

  The Hay River Mixed Slo-Pitch League has wrapped up another successful year. The summer of slo-pitch concluded on Aug. 27 when the Trappers took the championship game 12-6 against Ashton Whiteshirts. Third place was captured by Super A Icebreakers. “It feels awesome,” said Alina Lizotte of the winning Trappers, adding the team had never […]

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Opening day approaches

  A new business in a familiar building will open early this month after almost three years of determined effort by its owners. The Caribou Centre is the result of co-owners Kelly and Tara Schofield’s vision for the building. “Basically everyone in town knows that building as the Caribou, so all we’ve done is added […]

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Changing the conversation

  A varied group of businesspeople and government officials have informally joined forces to accentuate the positive in Hay River. The group, which calls itself Change the Conversation, is the brainchild of Tom Colosimo, the regional superintendent with the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment, and Donna Lee Jungkind, the town’s deputy mayor. “Part of […]

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Bumpy ride for paving work

  Much like drivers on the street under discussion, a paving project experienced a bumpy ride before being approved by town council. The $471,251 project to pave the so-called Super A service road was approved by council on Aug. 17 by a vote of four to three. Work began almost immediately on the half-kilometre stretch […]

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Soccer fun at camp

  A group of young people in Hay River honed their skills in the beautiful game of soccer last week, all while being encouraged to have fun. They were participating in a camp called British Soccer Hay River. “A camp that’s a week long for kids changes their skill set,” said Shelley Maher, treasurer of […]

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Bears with us

  Many people believe there are more bears in and around Hay River this summer. One of those people is Albert Bourque, and he should know. Bourque is the regional environmental co-ordinator with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR), and has been dealing with bears for decades. There won’t be an exact total […]

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NACC announces lineup

A famed bluesman, storytellers, a classical ensemble and children’s performers make up the eclectic mix of artists who will visit Hay River as part of the annual tour of communities by the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre, better known as NACC. The lineup of performers to visit the communities, along with Yellowknife, was announced online […]

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Blooming honours

  Lilia Alexander has come a long way since she first started gardening in Hay River. “I started when I planted plastic flowers,” she recalled with a laugh. “That was my first one. And people said, ‘I love your flowers,’ and I kept washing it because of the dust.” In her third year as a […]

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Children’s Christmas book illustrated with eye to sky

Even though it is the dog days of summer, a Hay River man has just released a Christmas book for children. The book by Brian Willows is called Aurora Borealis Christmas. “It started off as a little story I wrote for my grandkids a couple of years ago that I’d read to them on Christmas […]

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