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Good deeds will get rewarded

The RCMP in Hay River is recognizing good behaviour by young people. And it won’t simply be by saying “thank you” or “well done.” The RCMP actually will hand out tickets entitling a young person to a treat at Super A Gas Express or Ehdah Cho Store on the Hay River Reserve. One hundred Great […]

Public meeting lacks audience

Wally Schumann – the MLA for Hay River South and the town’s first territorial cabinet minister in years – decided to cancel his first constituency meeting on May 18 when not enough people showed up. “I honestly thought we’d get 10 to 20 people,” said Schumann, the minister of Transportation, as well as Environment and […]

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Crime numbers questioned

Usually, the monthly policing reports from the Hay River RCMP detachment are accepted by town council with not much comment. However, some numbers in the report for April caught the attention of Coun. Steve Anderson. “I just noticed in that comparison between April 2015 and April this year, the assaults have gone from 14 to […]

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Heritage celebrated

Two students from Hay River recently travelled to Yellowknife to showcase projects at the NWT Heritage Fair. Grade 6 student Rochelle Smith and Emerson Beck, who is in Grade 4, qualified for the territorial fair by winning first and second place, respectively, in a local heritage showcase at Princess Alexandra School. As a result, the […]

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Young bowlers on the rise

Youth Bowling Canada (YBC) has wrapped up a successful season in Hay River. The program for young bowlers from four to 19 years of age held its season-ending event on May 14 at Lizard’s Lounge & Lanes. Pravina Bartlett, one of two coaches and program directors with Youth Bowling Canada in Hay River, described the […]

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Log cabin business explored

A builder wants to start constructing log cabins and homes for the Northern market. However, before that happens, Dan Lafreniere, owner and operator of Northern Comfort Construction Ltd., wants to get a good understanding of how much it would cost to build such structures in Hay River. So he’s building a log cabin as a […]

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Paddling in the pool

Before any would-be kayakers decide to head out on the Hay River, they can learn about operating the watercraft in a much more controlled setting – the swimming pool. The Town of Hay River is about to offer clinics on kayaking. On May 14, there will be an introduction to kayaking, followed by advanced kayaking […]

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K’amba Carnival Committee honoured

K’amba Carnival has been a successful community event on the Hay River Reserve for 34 years. But such an event does not happen by accident – it takes dedicated volunteers. And now the GNWT has honoured those volunteers by naming the K’amba Carnival Committee the winner in the group category of the 2016 Outstanding Volunteer […]

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Community gardens sprouting up

It’s almost time again for the Hay River Community Gardens to sprout up. The communal garden plots in the industrial section of town don’t look like much at the beginning of May but by the end of the month Pat Burnstad, president of Hay River Community Gardens, hopes to have them ready for producing. “The […]

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AWG general manager hired

A name familiar to people in Hay River is now general manager of the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games. Todd Shafer – the director of recreation with the Town of Hay River from 2002 to 2005 – has been hired for the job. “I’m honoured to play a role in this incredible adventure and […]

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