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Public meeting lacks audience

Wally Schumann – the MLA for Hay River South and the town’s first territorial cabinet minister in years – decided to cancel his first constituency meeting on May 18 when not enough people showed up. “I honestly thought we’d get 10 to 20 people,” said Schumann, the minister of Transportation, as well as Environment and […]

Crime numbers questioned

Usually, the monthly policing reports from the Hay River RCMP detachment are accepted by town council with not much comment. However, some numbers in the report for April caught the attention of Coun. Steve Anderson. “I just noticed in that comparison between April 2015 and April this year, the assaults have gone from 14 to […]

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AWG organizers update council on preparations

The organizers of the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games have updated town council on their progress. Greg Rowe, the president of the host society, and Todd Shafer, the general manager of the Games, appeared before council on May 16. “Given the calendar of events of where we’re going to be over the next six […]

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Heritage celebrated

Two students from Hay River recently travelled to Yellowknife to showcase projects at the NWT Heritage Fair. Grade 6 student Rochelle Smith and Emerson Beck, who is in Grade 4, qualified for the territorial fair by winning first and second place, respectively, in a local heritage showcase at Princess Alexandra School. As a result, the […]

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Log cabin business explored

A builder wants to start constructing log cabins and homes for the Northern market. However, before that happens, Dan Lafreniere, owner and operator of Northern Comfort Construction Ltd., wants to get a good understanding of how much it would cost to build such structures in Hay River. So he’s building a log cabin as a […]

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Paddling in the pool

Before any would-be kayakers decide to head out on the Hay River, they can learn about operating the watercraft in a much more controlled setting – the swimming pool. The Town of Hay River is about to offer clinics on kayaking. On May 14, there will be an introduction to kayaking, followed by advanced kayaking […]

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K’amba Carnival Committee honoured

K’amba Carnival has been a successful community event on the Hay River Reserve for 34 years. But such an event does not happen by accident – it takes dedicated volunteers. And now the GNWT has honoured those volunteers by naming the K’amba Carnival Committee the winner in the group category of the 2016 Outstanding Volunteer […]

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Community gardens sprouting up

It’s almost time again for the Hay River Community Gardens to sprout up. The communal garden plots in the industrial section of town don’t look like much at the beginning of May but by the end of the month Pat Burnstad, president of Hay River Community Gardens, hopes to have them ready for producing. “The […]

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Seeking help is courageous: ex-NHL star

Theo Fleury has a message for Hay River’s youth – if you need help, ask for it. “The hardest thing for me to do was to ask for help,” said the former NHL star to high school students from several schools gathered at Diamond Jenness Secondary School on April 27. Fleury’s personal story of surviving […]

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Drive-by water meter reading on the way

Town council has decided to buy a system to read water meters by simply driving by a residence or business. At its April 25 meeting, council passed a motion to direct administration to purchase the ‘Master Meter Drive By System’ for approximately $220,000 fully installed. The system features the ability to convert existing meters so […]

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