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Ammonia leak forces evacuation

A section of the downtown core was cordoned off and evacuated the morning of July 18 due to an ammonia leak in the old recreation centre, currently being town down to make way for a new one. The ammonia was being allowed to dissipate into the air. “We can’t do anything with it,” said Fire […]

Gravel portion of Highway 5 set to be chipsealed in two years

The last section of gravel road on Highway 5 is going to be chipsealed. The plans for the 64 km of the highway – a section that runs through Wood Buffalo National Park – were announced in Yellowknife on July 12 by federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna, who is also responsible for […]

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Canadian Forces learn on water

Operation Nunakput 2016 was in Hay River last week, bringing together various maritime patrols to use the local waters for training. The operation ran from July 5 to 20, using the waters off Yellowknife, Fort Resolution, Fort Simpson, Hay River and Fort Providence. Participating in the operation were the Canadian Army, the Navy, the Air […]

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KFN hosts Mackenzie Youth Summer Games for first time

For the first time ever, the Hay River Reserve has played host to the Mackenzie Youth Summer Games. The event, which was held over three days from July 5 to 7, attracted 63 participants from several communities. The games for children aged eight to 14 years were organized by Sharon Pekok, the recreation director with […]

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Efforts combine to host fiddlers

Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre now has a partner to help present The Biggest Fiddling and Jigging Championship North of 60. On July 15, the Friendship Centre announced it has entered into an agreement with the Hay River Metis Government Council to stage the event which is set for Sept. 2 and 3. “We’ve been talking […]

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Construction may mean 25 jobs

In what may be the beginning of a new industry in Hay River, the GNWT has awarded a contract to have modular homes built in the community. Concept Energy Services Ltd. won the contract to construct 19 duplexes, which will then be shipped to various communities. The project, which could begin gearing up as early […]

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On the money

A Hay River artist’s work will soon be featured in coin collections across the country. Nature photographer Adam Hill recently received word that one of his images would be featured on a $10 coin celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary. The image was taken in Fort Simpson on the Mackenzie River with Simpson Air float planes under […]

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Pine Point Bridge to get upgrade

The Pine Point Bridge across the Hay River will get a major upgrade beginning in 2018. That was one of 13 infrastructure projects announced July 7 by the federal government and the GNWT. “It’s in the planning stages already,” said Transportation Minister Wally Schumann of the work on the Pine Point Bridge. “It’s scheduled to […]

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Festival draws artists to Inuvik

Hay River will be well-represented at this month’s Great Northern Arts Festival in Inuvik. April Glaicar, who makes jewelry, and Jennifer Buckley, who creates fish-scale art, will be travelling north. Both artists said the festival will offer an opportunity for networking. “I’m excited to meet new artists,” said Buckley. “Every artist has a different eye […]

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Rec Centre reflections

As work has started to tear down and then rebuild the Don Stewart Rec Centre, many people – both current and former residents of Hay River – are reminiscing about a building that was a big part of their lives. Among those reminiscing is Ron Cook, who was the recreation director with the Town of […]

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