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Council seeks space in closed store

  Town council has taken a significant step on the path to finding a new home for municipal administration. At its Oct. 14 meeting, council passed a motion directing administration to enter into negotiations with Jameson Holdings Ltd. to secure appropriate accommodation for the town’s administrative services. SEE THE FULL STORY IN PRINT EDITION WEDNESDAY […]

Like a mouse in a maze

  The Zamboni holds a hallowed place in Canadian culture. There have even been songs praising the glories of the iconic ice cleaning and flooding machine, and many people – without the skills to make it to the NHL – can still dream of driving a Zamboni in a big-league rink. But what is it […]

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Online auction returns for fifth year

  The Hay River Hospital Foundation and the Rotary Club of Hay River Sunrise are presenting an online charity auction beginning early next month. The fundraising effort – officially known as the Hay River Hospital Foundation Online Auction – begins on Nov. 3 and will close on Nov. 17. It will offer a variety of […]

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Women Take Back the Night

Dozens of people marched for women’s rights to be safe in their own communities last Wednesday, marking the first Take Back the Night march in Hay River in recent memory. “It’s been very successful for a first year,” organizer Victoria Deegan told The Hub. “There’s been good collaboration between a few agencies in town, and […]

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Surreal puts on a show

This Friday, Hay River will play host to a show unlike anything residents have seen locally before. Spell to Bring Lost Creatures Home is something to behold, according to Marie Coderre, artistic and executive director for the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC). “It’s a special technique,” she explained. “Shary Boyle does painting on an […]

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High rise crumbling

The Mackenzie Place Highrise might be shut down, according to Hay River MLAs Jane Groenewegen and Robert Bouchard, who spoke against the infamous building at a constituency meeting last Tuesday. “We’ve been in briefings with ministers, the fire chief, the mayor and town council,” said Groenewegen. “This is not news: we’ve been there with these […]

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New ball diamond a home run

After nearly a decade, the new ball diamond at the Pine Point Ballpark is now a reality. “Lots of ideas come and go, but when a community group and users talk about wanting something for 10 years in a row, it’s great to see it finally get done,” said Jason Coakwell, chair of the recreation […]

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Classrooms look nearby for nature-knowledge

It can be hard for teachers to incorporate new things into their curriculum, much less when those things have little to do with the place in which they are teaching. Ecology North and the World Wildlife Foundation have teamed up to help schools and educators overcome those issues with a new, Northern-focused set of lesson […]

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Games for girls

The year’s first Girl Guides meeting took place last week at Princess Alexandra Middle School, with about a dozen girls coming out to participate in games and learn the basics of being a Girl Guide. The worldwide club emphasizes healthy activity, skills and civic responsibility through a multitude of activities and games, including both a […]

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Shop local campaign kicks off next week

The Hay River Chamber of Commerce will be kicking off a new shop local campaign in the coming weeks, an initiative they hope will be free of cost for participating businesses. “We want people to think about what’s available right here in Hay River,” said Chamber member Sherry DaRosa. “It’s an education campaign. Just because […]

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