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Drug bust most significant in over decade, say RCMP

RCMP in Hay River have made another significant drug bust – seizing powdered and crack cocaine, marijuana, and cash. RCMP executed search warrants at two residences on Feb. 3 at around 8 p.m. During the searches, the police seized approximately 100 grams of powdered and crack cocaine, 1.4 kilograms of marijuana, cash and drug paraphernalia. […]

Oldtimers battle it out

The biggest annual oldtimers’ hockey tournament in town continues to be as popular as ever, attracting teams from many other communities. This year, the Hay River Rusty Blades Oldtimers Tournament featured teams from five other communities for play from Feb. 5 to 7. Jeff Boyce, the main organizer for the tournament, said two teams came […]

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Buffalo Airways working to get Hay River to Yellowknife passenger service restored

No date has yet been set but Buffalo Airways is aiming to resume its scheduled service been Hay River and Yellowknife. “Here at Buffalo, we’re working incredibly hard to get our passenger service up in the air,” said Mikey McBryan of the company. McBryan said Buffalo Airways has been flying passengers between the two communities […]

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World Cancer Day to be observed

  World Cancer Day will be marked for the second time in Hay River on Feb. 4. Hay River Health and Social Services Authority, in conjunction with the Hay River Seniors’ Society, will host a display at the Don Stewart Recreation Centre on that day. Last year, the authority put on a display sponsored by […]

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Dechinta spreads the word

  Dechinta Bush University conducted a community outreach tour last week, including a stop in Hay River on Jan. 27. The purpose was to share information about the programs and to recruit students for upcoming semesters, said Mandee McDonald, program manager with the Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning, the independent organization which offers the […]

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Learning experience for curlers at junior nationals

  Nothing could prevent a team from the Hay River Curling Club enjoying the experience of competing at the Canadian Junior Curling Championships. “It was really great,” said skip Zoey Walsh of representing the NWT in the junior women’s side of the national event. “We had a lot of fun and we learned a lot.” […]

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Drug bust leads to trafficking charge

  A 19-year-old man is facing drug charges after the RCMP raided a West Channel area residence last week. According to an RCMP news release, police executed a search warrant at about 1 p.m. on Jan. 20, and allegedly seized approximately 30 grams of crack cocaine, 30 grams of marijuana, as well as a significant […]

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‘My son is allergic to life’

  An international search is about to begin in an attempt to find help for a Hay River child who is experiencing extremely severe and puzzling allergies. Deagan Clavette, who will turn two years old in March, has spent the majority of his life at Edmonton’s Stollery Children’s Hospital, where he is now. “My son […]

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Improv coming to town

  Four musketeers of improv theatre will be coming to Hay River on Feb. 1. Hosted by the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC), the DuffleBag Theatre Company will be touring through Yellowknife, Hay River and Fort Simpson. The Toronto-based performers make up one of a few teams from the company that travel around the […]

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Destination Tuktoyaktuk

  The annual Walk to Tuk challenge is underway, and a few local teams only have steps to go until they reach their goal. With 14 teams from Hay River and one on the Hay River Reserve, chances are if someone is spotted out for a walk they are tracking their mileage to put toward […]

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