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Accessibility restored to Gensen

After a week without easy access, clients of health authority offices and businesses on the second floor of the Gensen building will regain the use of the elevator this week. The building’s lobby was being renovated for both practical and aesthetic purposes, said its co-owner Tod Ashton, which cut off not only the front door […]

Veggie baskets wrap up for the season

The popular weekly vegetable basket program has just wrapped up for the year, and organizers are just getting started planning for next year. “I would say that it was a success,” said Tamara Christen, who ran the program. “We had some regular clients and it was a great way to sell what we produced on […]

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Youth get taste of a new sport

Travelling judo instructor Nicolas Messner touched down in Hay River last week to introduce students to the sport – and with it, important life lessons. “It’s not just something else to do that’s physical in Hay River,” said local judo proponent Phil Beaupre. “It gives the kids something structured and teaches them discipline.” He explained […]

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Writer wins territorial prize

The camp where Beatrice Lepine spent much of her first 17 years nearly went up in flames this summer. She followed the weather reports and accounts brought back by firefighting crews for months, waiting for news of the area on Great Slave Lake where she grew up, and then she wrote a story about it […]

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Franklin searcher eager for more info

Tom Gross is not surprised at the rumours he’s heard about where one of Franklin’s ships was found earlier this month – it’s where he’s been looking for 20 years. “It’s like I’m in the middle of this book that’s being written,” he said. “Every year, I come back from my trip and read more […]

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Seniors’ home gets solar energy

Whispering Willows seniors’ complex has been outfitted with a brand new solar-power system – the largest roof-mounted system in the NWT. “This is a 60 kilowatt system,” explained Klaus Dohring, with solar energy company Green Sun Rising, who oversaw the installation of the panels on the roof as well as the rest of the system. […]

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Hub hosts Elks Soccer

Close to 30 teams and hundreds of players flooded Hay River last weekend for the annual Elks Outdoor Soccer tournament, with home teams holding their own against visitors from Yellowknife, the Deh Cho and the South Slave. While teams from Yellowknife’s Ecole St. Patrick won many divisions, teams from Princess Alexandra and a combined team […]

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Agencies practise emergency

Just after 10 a.m. last Wednesday, the call went out to all emergency agencies in Hay River that a plane had crash landed on the runway at the Merlyn Carter Airport. The number of casualties was unknown, but officials knew the crash had been caused by a drunk driver having found his way onto the […]

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Athletes take to water, bikes and feet

A dozen athletes took part in the annual Hay River triathlon last Sunday, swimming, cycling and running their way to victory. There were two races going on simultaneously, with different lengths for each of the three events for the Olympic and sprint sections. Mike Morgan of High Level won the Olympic-length race, while Hay River’s […]

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Artist goes pro

Natacha Kruger Rewega said that if she had been waiting for a sign, she couldn’t have had a better one. “When my dad died, it was like ‘what am I waiting for?’” she said last Wednesday, two weeks into her new endeavour to focus full-time on her art. “There’s this weird feeling after, like you’re […]

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