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Sisters in Spirit walk a haunting reminder

A Sisters In Spirit Vigil Walk – to raise awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada – took place in Hay River on Oct. 4. “We just want to bring awareness that some of these cases have never been solved. Some of them have even barely been looked at,” said Crystal […]

Proposed facility could see 60 positions

The minister of Health and Social Services has provided an estimate of how many jobs might be created in Hay River from a proposed 48-bed long-term care facility. Speaking in the territorial legislature on Sept. 26, Glen Abernethy said it’s a little early to give definitive numbers, but he could give some rough numbers. “The […]

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No ice, no problem

Even the lack of ice could not stop a group of young hockey enthusiasts in Hay River from celebrating World Girls’ Hockey Weekend. Five girls and adult organizer Kim Ivanko celebrated with a fun game of floor ball in the gym at Harry Camsell School. “It doesn’t have to be on the ice. Obviously, we […]

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Culture camp a walk away

Students in Hay River now don’t have far to go for a culture camp. It’s just a short walk away at the back of Harry Camsell School. The new culture camp, which as yet doesn’t have an official name, was the brainchild of Shirley Lamalice, the Dene Yatie-culture teacher at Princess Alexandra School. “It comes […]

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Hay River woman closer to double lung transplant

Dawn Loutit of Hay River expects to be added in November to a waiting list for a double lung transplant while the question of whether she can wait in Hay River for the operation is being worked out. On Oct. 5, Loutit heard from the lung transplant team at University Hospital in Edmonton that she […]

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Fall fair in Enterprise

The Enterprise Fall Fair was back for another year on Sept. 30. The Community Centre in the hamlet was filled with vendors of a wide assortment of goods, including crafts, local produce, baking and more. As usual, the Fall Fair was popular with many Hay River residents, who made the 38-km drive to Enterprise. The […]

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National futsal coach says the North can be leader for the sport in Canada

The coach of the national men’s futsal team is impressed with the North’s interest in the sport – an indoor derivation of soccer. In fact, Kyt Selaidopoulos sees possibly big things ahead for futsal in the North. “They can be the leaders in futsal in our country, and they’re on the right track,” Selaidopoulos said […]

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World Religions Conference sees justice as way to peace

Representatives of three religious traditions shared their thoughts on Global Conflict and the Need for Justice at a recent conference on the Hay River Reserve. The Sept. 25 World Religions Conference – the second such event in Hay River and the Hay River Reserve – brought together representatives of several religions. This year, Rev. Francis […]

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Municipality running out of land for sale

Town council has passed a motion directing administration to pursue options for increasing the municipal inventory of land as soon as practical. In a written report to council on the lands inventory on Sept. 26, finance director Ruth Boden noted the amount of land the town has for sale is dwindling. Six land sales passed […]

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Few fans for marijuana legalization at meeting

Judging by a Sept. 19 public meeting, it appears many people in Hay River are less than enthusiastic about the coming legislation of the recreational use of cannabis. “I just think that this whole initiative is regressive,” said Jane Groenewegen, former Hay River South MLA and a former minister of Health and Social Services. Groenewegen […]

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