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Transport minister makes national debut

Hay River South MLA Wally Schumann, the territorial minister of Transportation, made his debut on the national political stage in Ottawa on Jan. 28. Schumann attended his first meeting of federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for transportation and highway safety. “It was good,” he said of the meeting. “I wouldn’t say I was nervous […]

Drug bust most significant in over decade, say RCMP

RCMP in Hay River have made another significant drug bust – seizing powdered and crack cocaine, marijuana, and cash. RCMP executed search warrants at two residences on Feb. 3 at around 8 p.m. During the searches, the police seized approximately 100 grams of powdered and crack cocaine, 1.4 kilograms of marijuana, cash and drug paraphernalia. […]

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Singers learn from distant audience

An old favourite has returned in a completely new way. Jack Cooper, a teacher who spent 22 years in Hay River, is now taking students again – from his vocal instruction studio in Sherwood Park, Alta. Five years into setting up his own studio, Cooper has 35 students, and one of them is Halli Wong-Delorey […]

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Oldtimers battle it out

The biggest annual oldtimers’ hockey tournament in town continues to be as popular as ever, attracting teams from many other communities. This year, the Hay River Rusty Blades Oldtimers Tournament featured teams from five other communities for play from Feb. 5 to 7. Jeff Boyce, the main organizer for the tournament, said two teams came […]

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Denture clinic brings satellite office

There is now another option for specialized denture solutions in town. Modern Smiles Denture & Implant Centre, which operates in Grande Prairie, Alta., opened a satellite office on Woodland Drive on Feb. 6. Denturist Rae-Lynne Robichaud and her business partner Tia Chabot both live in Grande Prairie and will be travelling to Hay River every […]

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RCMP sergeant transferring to Alberta

A little more than a year as the RCMP commander in Hay River, Sgt. Tyler Codling will be working his last day in the community on Feb. 5. When he arrived in December 2014, the plan was for him to stay three years – the full duration for a sergeant in Hay River. “The unique […]

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Buffalo Airways working to get Hay River to Yellowknife passenger service restored

No date has yet been set but Buffalo Airways is aiming to resume its scheduled service been Hay River and Yellowknife. “Here at Buffalo, we’re working incredibly hard to get our passenger service up in the air,” said Mikey McBryan of the company. McBryan said Buffalo Airways has been flying passengers between the two communities […]

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World Cancer Day to be observed

  World Cancer Day will be marked for the second time in Hay River on Feb. 4. Hay River Health and Social Services Authority, in conjunction with the Hay River Seniors’ Society, will host a display at the Don Stewart Recreation Centre on that day. Last year, the authority put on a display sponsored by […]

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Dechinta spreads the word

  Dechinta Bush University conducted a community outreach tour last week, including a stop in Hay River on Jan. 27. The purpose was to share information about the programs and to recruit students for upcoming semesters, said Mandee McDonald, program manager with the Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning, the independent organization which offers the […]

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Learning experience for curlers at junior nationals

  Nothing could prevent a team from the Hay River Curling Club enjoying the experience of competing at the Canadian Junior Curling Championships. “It was really great,” said skip Zoey Walsh of representing the NWT in the junior women’s side of the national event. “We had a lot of fun and we learned a lot.” […]

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