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Soup Kitchen president wins national award

Laura Rose, the driving force behind the Hay River Soup Kitchen, has just received a medal for her volunteer work. Actually, the medal is a continuation of recognition she received a little more than 13 years ago. In November 2003, Rose was honoured with a Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award for her work with a […]

Snowshoeing under a full moon

A cold evening on Jan. 12 didn’t deter a dozen or so people from participating in another Full Moon Snowshoe. They gathered at NWT Centennial Library and then headed out to a trail near West Channel for a walk through the woods. The event – under a full moon in a clear sky – was […]

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Tennis players play to a beat

Some students in Hay River learned how to practise and play table tennis to music last week. The unique way to learn the sport was brought to Hay River by Steve Rowe of England. “The reason I’m here is I’m the founder of the worldwide fitness program called Aerobic Table Tennis,” he said. “Aerobic Table […]

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A filmmaking experience

Three young people from Hay River got a taste of moviemaking this month at a shoot in Fort Smith. One of the three was Grace-Ann Nowdlak, who spent more than a week on the set of Three Feathers, a film being made into a movie by the South Slave Divisional Education Council based a graphic […]

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An afternoon at the library

NWT Centennial Library was a busy spot on Jan. 7. Many people chose the comfortable surroundings of the library to spend some time on what was a chilly afternoon outside. Some were attracted by a used book sale – and walked away with some interesting works – while others just read, used the public computers, […]

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Hay River and other communities to meet to discuss co-operation

A special meeting will be held in Hay River this month to discuss opportunities for the town and other communities to work together. The Jan. 20 meeting, which is the idea of Mayor Brad Mapes, is being organized by the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA). “I’ve asked the government to kind of push […]

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New rec centre will soon rise

The construction site of the new rec centre is in for a very noticeable change soon. “It will seem like visual progress here right away,” said Coun. Jason Coakwell, the chair of the Don Stewart Recreation Centre Build Committee. “The steel will start going up very quickly here. So there will be some visual changes […]

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Long-time councillor resigns

After 16 years on town council, Mike Maher handed in his resignation on Dec. 28. “It’s been coming for a while and it just was a good decision for me at this point,” he told The Hub. Maher, who was the longest-serving member of the current council, explained his reasons for leaving are personal. However, […]

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New fire truck arrives

The Hay River Fire Department has itself a brand-new pumper truck. The truck – with a price tag of $438,961 – arrived on Dec. 11 and was expected to be ready for operation this past weekend. The last new pumper for the department was in 2004, said Fire Chief Ross Potter. “This is a long […]

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Warming trailer set up next to 553 outdoor rink

A warming trailer has been set up next to the Ray Benoit Outdoor Rink in the 553 area of the community. “So the trailer is here and it’s warm,” said Gloria Murdock-Smith, the senior administrative officer with the Town of Hay River. “Hopefully this will attract more people out to this beautiful rink.” Murdock-Smith and […]

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