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Winter Market returns

The Winter Market is back, and bigger and better this year. Running for four years now, the Winter Market is the place to be on a Sunday. With its increasing popularity, organizers Brenda Shannon and Linda Duford have been on the lookout for a larger space to host the weekly event. In past years, it […]

Sub on the Hub almost back to normal

  One business was particularly hard hit by the strike of unionized municipal workers this year, and it is still recovering. That was Sub on the Hub, a takeout that has a prime location in the Don Stewart Recreation Centre. However, that prime location was not so good when the rec centre was closed during […]

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Snowshoeing under full moon

  Those who wish to take part will get a chance for a real Northern experience on Nov. 25 – a snowshoe under a full moon. The Town of Hay River and NWT Centennial Library have joined forces for the Full Moon Snowshoe along the Oxbow Trail on Vale Island. Craig Edwards, a program librarian, […]

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Women hit heritage centre

  Sometimes women need an evening out with their friends, and the men can stay at home. Such was the logic behind the first-annual Ladies’ Night, which took place on Nov. 20 at the fully decorated and sparkly Hay River Heritage Centre. Sheila Cook, who is on the board of the Hay River Museum Society, […]

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Dancing for a change

  The regular Hay River Fitness crew was in for a silly surprise on Nov. 18 when Dance Play instructor Amanda Grobbecker from Yellowknife came to introduce people to a new type of exercise. Grobbecker leads children and adults in a playful routine that incorporates dancing and free movement. She travels around the NWT teaching […]

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Land sale deal reached for pellet mill

The final details have been agreed upon so proponents of a wood pellet mill can buy land in Enterprise. All that remains is for Aurora Wood Pellets Ltd. and the Hamlet of Enterprise to sign the deal for 3.2 square kilometres on the north side of the community. Brad Mapes, a Hay River businessman and […]

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GNWT still waiting for health centre

  The new health centre is still not ready to be turned over to the territorial government. “The contractor is continuing to work towards substantial completion in keeping with the original project timeline of December 31st,” stated a Nov. 13 e-mail from Nicole Bonnell, a spokesperson for the Department of Public Works and Services (PWS), […]

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Candidates face off at forum

  About 250 potential voters heard last week from the six candidates in the community – three in Hay River South and three in Hay River North – vying for a seat in the legislative assembly. The all-candidates’ forum at Princess Alexandra School on Nov. 10 – presented by the Hay River Chamber of Commerce […]

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Shopping spree donated

  Marshmallows and meat were the two things Dorothy Jones grabbed on her run through NorthMart. Jones entered her name into a draw and was the winner of a shopping spree at the grocery store. But the only catch was the winner would have only 30 seconds to grab what he or she could. “They […]

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Free winter gear for the needy

Wendy Dumas sorts through hats that have been donated for her project, Warm Coats for Winter. The project provides free winter gear for anyone who needs it.

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