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Storyteller follows coffee beans from farm to mug

While she admittedly loves coffee, Natalie Campbell is planning to write a book about the economic hardships faced by small-scale coffee farmers in the faraway country of Kenya. The book – a non-fiction travelogue – would tell the story of discovery by Campbell and trace coffee beans from the small farms of Nyeri County in […]

Library opens doors to chess tournament

Everything will become black and white at NWT Centennial Library on March 19. That’s black and white as in two opposing symbolic armies when the library hosts what it is calling its first-ever chess tournament. “We’ve had library patrons suggest to us setting up chess boards or just having a drop-in chess time at the […]

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Health minister says no evaluation method for on-the-land treatment

Almost three and a half years after the GNWT closed the Nats’ejee K’eh Treatment Centre on the Hay River Reserve – and replaced it partially with on-the-land programming – the government has no way to determine if those programs are effective. “Bottom line is there’s a multiple range of programs that are out there, on-the-land […]

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Prime minister invited to AWG

A pitch was made last week to attract some serious political star power to next year’s Arctic Winter Games. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was invited to attend the games during his stop in Yellowknife on Feb. 10. The invitation was personally extended by Hay River Mayor Brad Mapes, Fort Smith Mayor Lynn Napier-Buckley and Greg […]

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Library gets dozen free laptops

The Hay River public library’s ability to teach people about computers recently got a big helping hand. At the end of January, NWT Centennial Library received a shipment of a dozen free laptop computers from a not-for-profit organization in Yellowknife called the Smart Communities Society. “We’re going to be using them mostly for technology classes,” […]

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What’s in a street name?

Town council is going to have its policy committee look into the idea of renaming streets in honour of longtime residents and families in Hay River. Mayor Brad Mapes proposed the concept, which has been previously discussed over the years, at the Feb. 6 meeting of council. “It’s a way to showcase our community and […]

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DaRosa Cup on the way

A new indoor soccer tournament – for the futsal version of the game – will be held in Hay River in May. But it’s not just another tournament. There are a couple of things that make the Elks Futsal DaRosa Cup very special. First of all, it’s a test tournament for next year’s Arctic Winter […]

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MLA grills minister about no pedestrian crossing to hospital

The lack of a pedestrian crossing on Highway 2 in front of the new Hay River Regional Health Centre has been raised in the legislative assembly but cabinet says a solution is on the agenda. Hay River North MLA Rocky (R.J.) Simpson told the legislature on Feb. 7 that the health centre was built with […]

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PA’s Got Talent for helping

A group of youngsters in Hay River – a Grade 5 class at Princess Alexandra School – has taken it upon themselves to raise money for a community development project in Africa. The class has started to raise what it hopes will be $2,000 to dig a community well in the country of Burkino Faso, […]

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Old fire line upgraded

Hay River is now a bit more protected from wildfire. That’s thanks to a project over the past couple of weeks to re-cut and straighten an old fire line that had grown over. The upgraded line runs about 3.5 kilometres from the ballpark on the ILS Road all the way to the clearing for the […]

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