Home » Archives by category » Story Archive

Francophones fly flag

Students from Ecole Boreale marched downtown on March 17 to deliver the francophone flag of the NWT for a special ceremony. The Association franco-culturelle de Hay River organized a raising of the flag on the flagpole between the old town hall and the library in honour of the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie, a national celebration […]

Concern and hope after inspection

A crowd gathered on March 18 to watch a special milestone on the road to the 2018 Arctic Winter Games in the South Slave. What made March 18 special is it marked exactly a year until the opening ceremonies of the games in Hay River and Fort Smith. And to remind everyone in Hay River […]

Read More

Milestone marked for Arctic Winter Games

The president of the International Committee of the Arctic Winter Games is saying he’s glad to see his hopes realized on a recent check-up on preparations for the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t concerns about the finish date for the recreation centre currently in construction. The 12-member International […]

Read More

Mind games at the library

NWT Centennial Library hosted its first-ever chess tournament on March 19. The Hay River Regional Chess Tournament attracted 20 players, both young people and adults. The champion in the adult category was John Dahl. In the youth category, Jacob Bailey captured first place, while Loughridge Murrell was second and Liam McIntyre was third. FOR MORE […]

Read More

New president for chamber

Sherry DaRosa is the new president of the Hay River Chamber of Commerce. DaRosa, the owner of GL Workwear Inc., was the only candidate for the position when the chamber held its annual general meeting on March 15. She replaces Jane Groenewegen, who served a year as president and did not seek re-election. “I just […]

Read More

Minister defends consultations for fishery strategy

The GNWT is defending its consultation efforts in advance of the Feb. 27 release of a revitalization strategy for the commercial fishery on Great Slave Lake in the face of criticism from many First Nations. In the legislative assembly on March 6, Industry, Tourism and Investment Minister Wally Schumann noted the fishing strategy had its […]

Read More

Hockey on the river

Hay River hosted its first hockey tournament of the winter over the weekend. However, since the town has been without an arena all season, it was the annual Polar Pond Hockey on the ice of the Hay River from March 10 to 12. The tournament was the eighth edition of Polar Pond Hockey, which as […]

Read More

Residents push for climate change prep

The GNWT held two days of public consultations in Hay River last week on climate change and energy. The by-invitation workshop on March 8 and 9, and an evening public information session, were to gather input for the NWT Energy Strategy and the Climate Change Strategic Framework. Drafts of both documents are expected by the […]

Read More

Diamond Jenness girls capture banner

A girls’ team from Hay River returned home with a banner from the Senior Cager basketball tournament earlier this month in Yellowknife. The 19 and under girls’ team from Diamond Jenness Secondary School won the Tier 2 banner in its division at the March 3 to 5 tournament, the largest basketball competition each year in […]

Read More

Friendship centre gets $1.3 million from feds

The federal government is providing $1.3 million to Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre to train young people for the workforce. The announcement was made at the friendship centre on March 3 by Northwest Territories MP Michael McLeod. “It’s a significant investment but it’s a very good one,” he said. McLeod said the three-year project will help […]

Read More