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Rebuilt recreation centre will cost $21.3 million plus

A new number has finally been put to the cost of rebuilding the Don Stewart Recreation Centre. At a special meeting on June 16, town council approved a motion to enter into a letter of acceptance with Clark Builders of Yellowknife to rebuild the centre for $21,310,717. While that will be the payment to the […]

Golden hour produces golden photos

Three photographers in Hay River have had their work included in a national project. On June 4, Posterjack – a Toronto-based online printing company specializing in turning photos into large-scale artwork – hosted a national photography project where 125 photographers all over the country joined together to capture Canada’s Golden Hour shortly after sunrise and […]

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Friends visit in force

Friendship was out in full force last week, with a group of 16 travellers staying in homes around Hay River as a part of the Friendship Force travel organization. The group from the Niagara Region of Ontario were hosted by the 14 members of Friendship Force in Hay River during a visit to the South […]

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Play teaches French through gestures

A different approach to learning language has resulted in a year-end play for youngsters studying the French language at Harry Camsell School. The Accelerative Integrated Method – AIM – bases its approach on using gestures to visually aid children in language retention. French-language teacher Marla Mateus worked with her students to create a theatrical presentation […]

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Soccer talent search scoops players

A search for soccer talent for next year’s Canada Summer Games has made a stop in Hay River. The 2017 Canada Summer Games identification camp visited from June 17 to 19 and attracted players from a number of communities. A half-dozen male players from Hay River participated in the camp, and just one female from […]

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Rec centre rebuild raises objections

Members of the public have had their say on the news town council plans to tear down and rebuild the Don Stewart Recreation Centre, rather than renovate. The reaction from about 70 people at an information meeting on June 8 – a week after council announced its plan – could best be described as mixed. […]

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Sidewalk question posed to McBryan Drive residents

The Town of Hay River has agreed to give residents in the McBryan Drive area extra time to decide whether they want to help pay for a sidewalk. And the town will be providing accurate information on which to base that decision. Those were the main results of a June 9 public meeting called by […]

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Table tennis making way to Arctic Winter Games

Initially left out of the plans for the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games, table tennis has now been added to the list of sports for the international event. That announcement was made in a June 7 news release from Greg Rowe, the president of the host society for the Games, which will be co-hosted […]

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Health centre’s grand opening celebrated

A new era in medical care was officially launched on the weekend with the grand opening of the Hay River Regional Health Centre. An array of dignitaries joined about 150 community residents on June 11 to celebrate the occasion. “Today does mark a milestone for the residents of Hay River and the surrounding communities,” said […]

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Blooming on the reserve

K’atlodeeche First Nation is getting a dash of colour, thanks to a dedicated volunteer and her family. Irene Graham plans to fill her time this summer with tending to 10 garden planters in different spots around the Hay River Reserve, bringing her children along to help. The mother of five said the planter boxes have […]

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