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Kids in the hall

The Hay River Fire Department held an open house on Oct. 12. As usual, the chance to explore the fire hall was particularly popular among children. The youngsters had a great time as they checked out the emergency vehicles and equipment – including the pumpers, tankers, ambulances and rescue units. The open house was part […]

Farewell to Hwy 5 gravel

Highway 5’s final gravel section – which was completely chipsealed as of last month – was given a ceremonial farewell on Oct. 13. Northwest Territories MP Michael McLeod and representatives from Hay River, Fort Smith and Wood Buffalo National Park were on hand to officially bid farewell to the 64 kilometres of gravel road through […]

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Agriculture conference called the first of its kind

An agriculture conference focusing on food growers and producers – believed to be the first of its kind ever in the NWT – was held at the Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre last weekend. A variety of sessions took place throughout the Oct. 13 to 15 conference with a central theme of helping farmers and producers […]

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Running for fun

Runners and would-be runners will have a chance later this month to run just for fun. A Halloween 5K Fun Run is set for Oct. 28. “It’s fun. It’s for exercise,” said organizer Sherry Ringuette. She hopes that it may be the first of more fun runs in the community. “When you have an event, […]

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Sisters in Spirit walk a haunting reminder

A Sisters In Spirit Vigil Walk – to raise awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada – took place in Hay River on Oct. 4. “We just want to bring awareness that some of these cases have never been solved. Some of them have even barely been looked at,” said Crystal […]

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Proposed facility could see 60 positions

The minister of Health and Social Services has provided an estimate of how many jobs might be created in Hay River from a proposed 48-bed long-term care facility. Speaking in the territorial legislature on Sept. 26, Glen Abernethy said it’s a little early to give definitive numbers, but he could give some rough numbers. “The […]

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No ice, no problem

Even the lack of ice could not stop a group of young hockey enthusiasts in Hay River from celebrating World Girls’ Hockey Weekend. Five girls and adult organizer Kim Ivanko celebrated with a fun game of floor ball in the gym at Harry Camsell School. “It doesn’t have to be on the ice. Obviously, we […]

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Culture camp a walk away

Students in Hay River now don’t have far to go for a culture camp. It’s just a short walk away at the back of Harry Camsell School. The new culture camp, which as yet doesn’t have an official name, was the brainchild of Shirley Lamalice, the Dene Yatie-culture teacher at Princess Alexandra School. “It comes […]

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Hay River woman closer to double lung transplant

Dawn Loutit of Hay River expects to be added in November to a waiting list for a double lung transplant while the question of whether she can wait in Hay River for the operation is being worked out. On Oct. 5, Loutit heard from the lung transplant team at University Hospital in Edmonton that she […]

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Fall fair in Enterprise

The Enterprise Fall Fair was back for another year on Sept. 30. The Community Centre in the hamlet was filled with vendors of a wide assortment of goods, including crafts, local produce, baking and more. As usual, the Fall Fair was popular with many Hay River residents, who made the 38-km drive to Enterprise. The […]

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