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Mother and daughter collaborate on children’s book with a message

A mother and daughter have teamed up to collaborate on a children’s picture book with a story of encouragement for anyone who might feel different. The book – The Lonely Flower – was written by Andrea Clarke of Hay River and illustrated by her mother, Genevieve Clarke of Enterprise. Andrea said the book has its […]

Soup Kitchen president wins national award

Laura Rose, the driving force behind the Hay River Soup Kitchen, has just received a medal for her volunteer work. Actually, the medal is a continuation of recognition she received a little more than 13 years ago. In November 2003, Rose was honoured with a Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award for her work with a […]

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Snowshoeing under a full moon

A cold evening on Jan. 12 didn’t deter a dozen or so people from participating in another Full Moon Snowshoe. They gathered at NWT Centennial Library and then headed out to a trail near West Channel for a walk through the woods. The event – under a full moon in a clear sky – was […]

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A filmmaking experience

Three young people from Hay River got a taste of moviemaking this month at a shoot in Fort Smith. One of the three was Grace-Ann Nowdlak, who spent more than a week on the set of Three Feathers, a film being made into a movie by the South Slave Divisional Education Council based a graphic […]

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An afternoon at the library

NWT Centennial Library was a busy spot on Jan. 7. Many people chose the comfortable surroundings of the library to spend some time on what was a chilly afternoon outside. Some were attracted by a used book sale – and walked away with some interesting works – while others just read, used the public computers, […]

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Warming trailer set up next to 553 outdoor rink

A warming trailer has been set up next to the Ray Benoit Outdoor Rink in the 553 area of the community. “So the trailer is here and it’s warm,” said Gloria Murdock-Smith, the senior administrative officer with the Town of Hay River. “Hopefully this will attract more people out to this beautiful rink.” Murdock-Smith and […]

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GNWT buys assets of NTCL

The GNWT has purchased assets of the financially-troubled Northern Transportation Company Limited (NTCL). Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod confirmed the $7.5-million purchase in a Dec. 16 news release. The government took the action to protect the petroleum product supply chain through barging for isolated communities along the Mackenzie River and Arctic coast, which do not […]

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Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa – one of the special features of Christmas in Hay River – was held on Dec. 10. Many families gathered at the Royal Canadian Legion for the free pancake breakfast, and a chance to meet Santa Claus. The event was sponsored by Local 6 of the Union of Northern Workers, Northwestern Air […]

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Getting to know water polo

An initiative is underway to introduce a new sport to Hay River – water polo. “With the whole demolition of the arena, we’re looking to implement some new programs for the aquatic centre as it’s the only existing rec facility right now that we have,” said Ashley Coombs, aquatic supervisor with the Town of Hay […]

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Diamond Jenness principal honoured

Lynne Beck, the principal of Diamond Jenness Secondary School, has been recognized with an award from the GNWT. On Dec. 9, she was presented with the 2016 Ministerial Restorative Justice Award from the Department of Justice during the morning assembly of students. Beck was honoured for establishing restorative justice practices at the school as an […]

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