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Creating fun… one block at a time

  People walking into the meeting room at NWT Centennial Library on Oct. 22 had to watch their step. Not only was the floor covered with Lego blocks, it was also occupied by many children playing with the famed interlocking toy bricks. The library’s Lego Club meets every other Wednesday, beginning at 3 p.m. SEE […]

Hero wins accolades

    A Hay River resident has been recognized once again for his bravery in rescuing a truck driver from a flaming wreck on an Alberta highway in 2009. Mike Sharpe was presented with the Governor General’s Medal of Bravery on Oct. 21 in Ottawa. “It was quite exciting,” said Sharpe of the medal presentation […]

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Big fossil find in works

The Hay River SPCA is in the initial stages of an initiative to create more dog boarding kennels in the community. Lesli Ward, the president of the SPCA, explained the boarding kennels would be added to the dog pound/animal shelter currently run by the SPCA on town property. Ward explained the idea is to create […]

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New kennel plans may raise revenue

The Hay River SPCA is in the initial stages of an initiative to create more dog boarding kennels in the community. Lesli Ward, the president of the SPCA, explained the boarding kennels would be added to the dog pound/animal shelter currently run by the SPCA on town property. Ward explained the idea is to create […]

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A simulated Canada Winter Games

The NWT boys’ hockey team is pulling out all the stops to prepare for the upcoming Canada Winter Games. That includes even participating in a men’s rec tournament at home beginning on Nov. 21 with the idea of getting the players used to travelling to attend a big event. “We’ll try to simulate the Canada […]

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In with the new

The new fire hall in Hay River has been open for months, and firefighters have no nostalgia for the old fire hall. The new building – which has quickly become a prominent landmark in downtown Hay River – features many improvements over the old fire hall. Just to name a few, there are lockers for […]

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Congregants find new foundation

After about 75 years in the same location, an historic church in the Old Village of the Hay River Reserve is being moved. However, St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church won’t be moving very far – about 40 feet sideways to a new and improved foundation, and about four feet higher. The move is being done […]

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Council seeks space in closed store

  Town council has taken a significant step on the path to finding a new home for municipal administration. At its Oct. 14 meeting, council passed a motion directing administration to enter into negotiations with Jameson Holdings Ltd. to secure appropriate accommodation for the town’s administrative services. The space to be discussed is the recently-closed […]

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Like a mouse in a maze

  The Zamboni holds a hallowed place in Canadian culture. There have even been songs praising the glories of the iconic ice cleaning and flooding machine, and many people – without the skills to make it to the NHL – can still dream of driving a Zamboni in a big-league rink. But what is it […]

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Online auction returns for fifth year

  The Hay River Hospital Foundation and the Rotary Club of Hay River Sunrise are presenting an online charity auction beginning early next month. The fundraising effort – officially known as the Hay River Hospital Foundation Online Auction – begins on Nov. 3 and will close on Nov. 17. It will offer a variety of […]

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