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Cops and youth

Groups from Summer Heat, a town-run day camp for children, got a chance to tour the local police detachment last week, learning about what cops do in town. “You can come to the police station when there’s an emergency, if you have any questions, or if you want to report a crime,” said Special Const. […]

KFN gears up for annual assembly

Hundreds of people are expected to be descending on the Hay River Reserve next week for the annual K’atlodeeche First Nations (KFN) Assembly, but they won’t all be coming to sit around a table and talk treaties and devolution. “We’re making everything around the handgames tournament,” said Allan Browning, the co-ordinator for the assembly this […]

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Hay River athletes shine at international games

The Northwest Territories certainly sent a winning team to the North American Indigenous Games last week, including more than 20 athletes from Hay River. The team finished in fifth place out of 20 overall with a total of 46 medals – seven of them gold. Hay River athletes contributed with wins in athletics and riflery, […]

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NTCL fuel spill mopped up, now being monitored

More than a week after a diesel fuel spill at the mouth of the Hay River, the mess is almost all cleaned up and the public beach reopened after being closed for several days. The spill occurred Sunday, June 20, and by Thursday the beach had reopened. The Northern Transportation Company Limited (NTCL) vessel Kelly […]

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Anglican priest mourned in Hay River

Hay River, Anglican church, breast cancer

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Town hall riddled with asbestos

Two weeks after white mould was discovered at Hay River’s town hall, the municipality is still functioning out of other locations and looking at options for either remediation or relocation. “Council has been talking about it, and one way or another, it’s looking like there’s going to be an investment needed,” Mayor Andrew Cassidy told […]

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New strategy for Department of Transportation

The GNWT’s Department of Transportation is looking for input on the next phase of infrastructure and legislation for the movement of goods and people in the NWT. “This isn’t a quantitative exercise,” said Pietro de Bastiani, assistant director for policy, planning, and communications, with the Department of Transportation. “We’re looking for the context of how […]

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Hay Days inspires band

After some down-time Hay River’s alternative-rock favourite, Trash the Monument, is looking to step up their game and step back into the limelight. The group – Jesse McCordic, Kyle Camsell, Patrick McNeely and Dalton Dryneck – played the Hay Days art and music festival this year and has been re-energized by the experience. “It was […]

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Manners Lady touches down at reserve

Children’s entertainer and motivational speaker Judi Vankevich, known as Judi the Manners Lady, paid a visit to the Hay River Reserve last week, touching down at the Chief Lamalice Complex to teach children about the importance of respect and being polite. “It was a last minute sort of thing, but it’s been good,” said April […]

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Food bank suspended for summer

This is not the first time Laura Rose, operator of the Hay River Soup Kitchen, has had to stop food bank service for the summer, but it is the first time she has seen so many people walking through her doors. “In the summer, the need is still there but people just don’t think about […]

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