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Tradition and tech come together

A new app was launched in early May featuring stories written and told in Dene Zhatie. The South Slave Divisional Education Council launched the app – part of its First Nations Storybook Project – for iPhone and iPad users. “Designed to look like a bookshelf, the educational app is available for free through the App […]

Bringing home bronze from swim meet

Two swimmers from Hay River returned home with medals from a recent swim meet in Yellowknife. Thirteen-year-old Ryann Hendrickson and eight-year-old Sebastian Berrub both captured overall bronze medals in their age categories at the second-annual Konge Construction Spring Invitational swim meet, held from May 13 to 15. Hendrickson noted she swam in seven separate races […]

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Students see drilling up close

A group of Grade 8 students from Diamond Jenness Secondary School got an up-close look at mineral exploration on May 15. The students boarded a bus that morning and headed off to a drill site at Pine Point, about 70 kilometres to the east and about five kilometres north of Highway 6 to Fort Resolution. […]

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‘No flooding whatsoever’

In a repeat of what has become the norm in recent years, the spring breakup of the Hay River turned out to be a non-event. The ice left the river with no flooding, unlike what has occasionally happened in the past. “No flooding whatsoever,” said Fire Chief Ross Potter, who is also the town’s director […]

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Testing confirms sterilization equipment working properly

Sterilization of medical instruments has resumed in Hay River after concern arose about whether the process was being done properly. On May 2, sterilization was halted – and only disposal instruments were used – and dental surgeries were cancelled at the Hay River Regional Health Centre until the process could be checked. Dr. Andre Corriveau, […]

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Seniors do town proud at Super Soccer in Yk

Hay River teams at the Senior Super Soccer tournament in Yellowknife returned home with no banners but still did themselves proud. The teams from Diamond Jenness Secondary School and Ecole Boreale often made it to the finals or semifinals in their divisions at the May 3 to 7 tournament. The U19 girls’ team from Diamond […]

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In honour of all moms

A Mother’s Day Tea was held on May 13 to honour all the moms in the community. The special event was hosted by the Catholic Women’s League at Our Lady of Assumption Roman Catholic Church. Mother’s Day was officially a day later on May 14. FOR THE REST OF THE STORY, CHECK OUT THE PRINT […]

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Brother shares story of Terry Fox

  Hay River received a very personal look last week at the life of Terry Fox. It came from his older brother Fred Fox, who spoke at NWT Centennial Library on May 10 and the next day at several schools about his famous brother and his inspirational Marathon of Hope. “Terry never thought of himself […]

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Fisher’s group gets free boat

The NWT Fishermen’s Federation has been offered a free boat. At the federation’s spring meeting on May 4, a representative of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation offered to give away the vessel Tamiko Lee Ann, which has been out of the water for over 10 years. “If the fishermen’s federation or a group of fishermen […]

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$16,450 random act of kindness

The Hay River Hospital Foundation has been the beneficiary of a very impressive random act of kindness. The foundation has received a donation of $16,450 from some employees of the Aurora Group’s Mining Division. A couple of months ago, the workers – 47 of them – each received $350 in the 2017 Random Acts of […]

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