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Fundraisers share wealth

The Hay River Curling Club is sharing some of its good fortune from Chase the Ace – the weekly lottery that literally keeps pulling in buckets of money. Last week, the club’s executive decided that, beginning with the Oct. 14 draw, it would make a weekly donation to the town to help rebuild the Don […]

Tourism season stats look good

The GNWT has released very positive tourism numbers for 2015/2016. According to the statistics released on Oct. 7, visitation numbers matched the highest-ever achieved, and expenditures were the largest ever recorded in the NWT. For 2015/2016, the total number of visitors was 93,910, an 11 per cent increase from the 84,810 visitors in 2014/2015. Visitor […]

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Reserve pushes for online support

K’atlodeeche First Nation has entered a national competition to try to win more funding to help build an arena on the Hay River Reserve. The competition involves projects from across Canada seeking to obtain online votes and possibly money from the Aviva Community Fund, which was created seven years ago by the Aviva Canada insurance […]

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Health minister questioned over Woodland Manor injury

A violent altercation last month between two residents at Woodland Manor was among the first issues raised as the new session of the legislative assembly began on Oct. 13. Hay River North MLA Rocky (RJ) Simpson told the legislature the incident, which he said caused a fairly significant injury, is an ongoing concern at the […]

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Candlelight vigil remembers loss of Const. Chris Worden

In a sombre vigil that has been repeated for years, residents of Hay River gathered on Oct. 6 to remember the life and service of RCMP Const. Christopher Worden. Oct. 6 is the date in 2007 when Worden was shot and killed while on duty in Hay River. At the time of his passing, he […]

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Junior Canadian Rangers program considered

Hay River is being considered as a possible site for a Junior Canadian Ranger program. However, that comes as news to Capt. Poul Osted, the commander of the Army Cadet Corps already in the community. Osted said he was surprised to see representatives of the Yellowknife-based 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group before and after the […]

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Festival to celebrate story and song

The Ko K’e Music and Spoken Word Festival will make a stop in Hay River on Oct. 17. The festival, which is being presented by the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) in Yellowknife, will feature two acts. Quantum Tangle – consisting of Yellowknife performers Grey Gritt and Tiffany Ayalik –combines throatsinging, haunting melodies and […]

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Curlers hit bowling lanes

Now that curling is no longer a sports option this coming winter in Hay River, some people have turned to bowling. Angela Carter can’t say for sure that she wouldn’t be on a bowling team if curling was still available this year. However, she said, “Four of our five players are curlers.” And it’s been […]

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Visually-impaired readers get help

People with visual impairment can now take advantage of an updated magnifier for reading at NWT Centennial Library. The new equipment – called a Traveller HD Optelec Magnifier – went into use several weeks ago. “It’s very, very clear,” said Marny Twigge, an assistant librarian. “It probably makes the thing looked clearer than actually it […]

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Ice rink tent nixed

There will be no covered ice surface in Hay River this coming winter. That’s because plans have fallen through to put a natural-ice rink inside a large tent owned by Aurora Ford. Fire Chief Ross Potter said the tent doesn’t meet code to be used for assembly occupancy. “It’s just the fact that structurally it’s […]

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