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Triathlon and half-marathon attract impressive numbers

Last September, the Great Hay River Triathlon attracted 39 participants, which was a surprisingly large number for an event that has been held most years since 2008. And, it now seems that impressive turnout was not an aberration because a Great Hay River Triathlon and Half-Marathon on June 24 also attracted very solid numbers. There […]

Aboriginal Day celebrated

National Aboriginal Day was celebrated in Hay River and on the Hay River Reserve on June 21. The Hay River Metis Government Council hosted a free barbecue, featuring live music and activities for children. K’atlodeeche First Nation hosted activities on the reserve, including a fire-feeding ceremony, a parade, and fun outdoor games for adults and […]

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Pellet mill site getting ready

There are now some very visible signs that preparatory work is well underway at the site of what will be a wood pellet mill in Enterprise. On June 16, Brad Mapes, majority owner of Aurora Wood Pellets Ltd., took The Hub for a tour of the mill site on 320 hectares of land he bought […]

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Solo kayaker takes on Mackenzie River

A man from Chicago left Hay River on June 15 for a solo kayaking adventure on the Mackenzie River. David Yanowski hopes to make it all the way to Tuktoyaktuk in about seven weeks. “Since I’ve been about 12, I’ve been doing canoe trips and adventures,” said the 61-year-old. “And in the last three years […]

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Girls walk fashion runway

A group of Hay River girls presented a unique fashion show for family and friends on June 14. The show – held in the lobby of the Don Stewart Recreation Centre – featured creative dresses made out of garbage bags, newspaper and duct tape. It was the sixth-annual fashion show from the girls of PHAB, […]

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Colombian indigenous leaders stop on reserve

Two indigenous leaders from Colombia visited the Hay River Reserve on June 7 as part of a fact-finding mission on economic development by First Nations in the NWT. The special guests were Higinio Obispo, secretary general of the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC) – representing 1.9 million people – and Martha Peralta, liaison officer […]

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Ecole Boreale to get new principal at the beginning of next school year

Ecole Boreale will be getting a new principal at the start of the next school year. The new principal, Richard LeTourneau, is currently a French immersion teacher at East Three Elementary School in Inuvik. LeTourneau’s new role in Hay River was officially announced on May 19 by the Commission Scolaire Francophone, the French-language school board […]

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Bowling extravaganza for Canada 150

A unique way to celebrate Canada 150 will take place in Hay River on June 17. That will be by bowling at Lizard’s Lounge & Lanes. “We’re just celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday,” said Tracy Cross Gauthier, the manager of Lizard’s Lounge & Lanes. “So we want to organize a bowling extravaganza to bowl 150 games. […]

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GNWT updates barging plans

As the 2017 sailing season approaches, the GNWT has provided an update of plans to operate its Marine Transportation Services – assets purchased late last year from the defunct Northern Transportation Company Ltd. The update on the barging plans was delivered in the legislative assembly on June 1 by Infrastructure Minister Wally Schumann, who is […]

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Bike Rodeo attracts young riders

A Bike Rodeo for children was held in Hay River on June 3. The Hay River Fire Department presented the annual event as a way to promote biking safety. It featured helmet fittings, an obstacle course on which the young riders tested their skills, and mechanical checks of bicycles. Prizes were also awarded to the […]

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