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‘Fixer’ departs town hall

When Scotty Edgerton started working with the Town of Hay River a year ago, his role was to be the “fixer.” “They told me just make this place operate again,” he recalled. “Everybody told me that.” And as recalled by Edgerton – who retired on Sept. 23 as interim senior administrative officer (SAO) – the […]

Writer releases book about living on the land

Larry Frolick, a writer living in Hay River, has just released his 10th book. The work is entitled Crow Never Dies: Life on the Great Hunt. “It’s about life on the land today as practised mainly by older people, by elders traditionally,” he said, noting most of those people are older than 60. “The story […]

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Hazardous walkway gets funding

Town council has accepted the cost of building a 2.5-metre addition on the west side of the Super A service road to deal with what it has described as a dangerous situation. However, the expenditure of an estimated $140,625 to move a walking lane, and add signage and traffic barriers, won’t take place until next […]

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Elks Soccer Tournament attracts 41 teams

The annual Elks Soccer Tournament took place over the weekend. The Sept. 23 to 25 event attracted 41 teams from many schools in the NWT. Princess Alexandra School won two banners – one for Girls Grade 4/5 and the other for Girls Grade 6/7. Other banners went to: Yellowknife’s St. Patrick High School White team […]

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Firefighters save home on reserve

A house on the Hay River Reserve was damaged by fire last week. The fire happened in the early afternoon on Sept. 13 and left the residence – located on the Reserve Road close to Highway 5 – still standing but in need of repair. Fire Chief Ross Potter of the Hay River Fire Department […]

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Healing journey leads to return

A woman who grew up in poverty and a challenging family situation in Hay River has returned more than three decades later to become town manager. That is the inspiring story of Gloria Murdock-Smith, who started her new job as senior administrative officer (SAO) with the Town of Hay River on Sept. 12. The coming […]

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Wolf chases woman on spiritual path

Joanne Barnaby – the Hay River woman who made international headlines in June with an extraordinary story of survival in the wilderness – has given a deeply personal account of her amazing adventure. On Sept. 15, she gave a public talk at the Hay River Heritage Centre about being stalked for almost 12 hours by […]

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No action on ammonia leak

The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) will not be taking any action as a result of an ammonia leak on July 18 during the demolition of the old rec centre. “The WSCC has concluded our inspection of the ammonia leak incident in Hay River,” stated spokesperson Kim Walker on Sept. 15. “We did not […]

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Arctic Winter Games gets checkup

The Arctic Winter Games (AWG) International Committee made its first visit last week to the South Slave to check on preparations for the 2018 edition of the games. “It was to meet the host society and find out how far along they were in the planning of the Arctic Winter Games and to give them […]

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PA School student wins trip to Ottawa

A student from Princess Alexandra School will be heading to Ottawa in November as a result of a video about her project in the NWT Heritage Fair. Rochelle Smith won first place in the Hay River Heritage Fair, and third place overall in the NWT Heritage Fair in Yellowknife in May. Afterward, she was invited […]

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