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Minor hockey returning to floor ball while awaiting completion of arena

Hay River Minor Hockey will again turn to floor ball and hopefully some outdoor rinks as it awaits the opening of a new arena in the under-construction recreation centre. Pennie Pokiak, the president of Hay River Minor Hockey, said it is renting space for floor ball – also known as floor hockey – in the […]

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Birders spot rare find

A great blue heron recently made an extremely rare appearance in the West Channel area. The large bird, which was about 600 kilometres north of its range on the prairies, was spotted Gary Vizniowski, a birder in Hay River, said the bird was first noticed on Aug. 30 and word of the sighting quickly spread […]

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Community connections

Make the Connection Night was held Sept. 6 inside the Hay River Fire Hall. The annual event is an opportunity for community groups to let town residents know what they do, and to sign up participants and seek volunteers. Make the Connection Night is presented by the Town of Hay River’s recreation department. FOR MORE […]

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Lights On wins award

The Lights On program of Hay River was named one of two winners of the 2017 Excellence in Education Award from the South Slave Divisional Education Council on Aug. 25. “Lights On is a truly exceptional program in Hay River that is made possible with the support of well over a dozen outstanding community partners,” […]

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Stories about cancer get venue for sharing

A young woman is launching a Cancer Sharing Circle for Hay River. Kelsey McGinley said such a group would have helped her when she went through cancer treatment last year in Edmonton and afterward. “When I got home, I just kind of felt that there wasn’t much here as to support directly related to cancer,” […]

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200 days and counting

The South Slave Arctic Winter Games (AWG) are getting closer, and organizers want to make sure people realize that. On Aug. 28, they held a 200-day countdown event in Hay River for the games, which will take place in both Hay River and Fort Smith from March 18 to 24, 2018. “It’s certainly to create […]

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That twangy sound

People in Hay River now have an opportunity to learn how to play a fun and unique musical instrument – the ukulele. Classes on the ukulele are being offered by NWT Centennial Library. “More or less, it’s an introduction to the basics of singing, to the basics of using a string instrument, and just harmonization […]

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Cob on the corn

A gardener’s accomplishment is drawing attention on social media and prompting questions about climate change. Though Linda Duford has been growing corn for 35 years, she had yet to see an actual cob develop on the plants – until now. “Ever since I’ve had gardens, I’ve always grown corn because I like how it looks. […]

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Yards in Bloom hands out awards

Yards in Bloom handed out its awards this past weekend to honour just a few of the many people who have taken it upon themselves to create a more attractive community. The top award – the Darm Crook Overall Winner – was presented to Thess Cruzpe-Cooper. The winner of that award is selected from all […]

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Living, breathing, sleeping yoga

Hay River now has four women trained as yoga instructors and willing to pass on the secrets of the ancient physical and spiritual practice to others in the community. That is the result – and was the plan – of a three-week intensive training session that concluded on Aug. 24. Actually, six women completed the […]

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