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$150,000 crack stash found

Firefighters discovered 1.5 kilograms of crack cocaine last week during a bout of maintenance on trailers at their training site in Old Town. The amount, according to RCMP representative Const. Elenore Sturko, is unusual. “That’s three pounds of crack,” she told The Hub last week. “That’s one and a half kilograms of drugs that won’t […]

Hula hoops ensnare fun

There are a plethora of activities in town for young and old, but perhaps none more entertaining than hula hooping. “It’s tons of fun, it boosts your self-esteem, and it puts you in touch with your body,” said Rayna Hunt, who leads a class once a week in her crusade to get people interested in […]

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Travel plans foiled

With insufficient funds, the under-14 girls’ minor softball team is cancelling on a tournament in Winnipeg next month, but the team is pushing hard for next year’s season with 17 girls registered and fundraising efforts underway. “We’re still fundraising, still working toward the next championships,” said Ashley McKay, the girls’ coach who said she has […]

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Health centre completion approaches

The new health centre may look done, but a spokesperson for the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority said there are still a few important details to be sorted. “When you look at it, it’s totally done,” said CEO Al Woods. “If you took a walk in it like I have, you would swear […]

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Soaking in the sun

A handful of children from the Hay River Reserve were treated to an afternoon at the beach last Friday. The weather was fine and the water warm, which allowed the children to play in the waves and the sand, building castles and attacking each other with water guns. There are more beach days planned for […]

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Super A raises $3,800 for SPCA

Leftover plants at the end of gardening season have translated into a serious windfall for a local organization dedicated to saving man’s best friend. “We decided to give back to the community,” said Lynne Lepine, who planned the fundraiser. “The SPCA is a very worthy cause.” One day last week, shoppers at Super A’s garden […]

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Fire chief pushes prevention

While the fires earlier this month gave some residents a scare, Fire Chief Ross Potter also hopes that they prove an effective incentive for people to protect themselves and their homes from future blazes. “It’s a matter of maintenance,” he told The Hub. “Any branches lower than six feet high have the potential to spread […]

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Dog dies in wolf snare

A family is advising people to stay away from the old railway tracks just past the junction of Highway 1 and Highway 5 after their dog was killed by a wolf snare there earlier this month. Hank the dog disappeared July 7 and was found later that week caught in a snare. “We went for […]

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Specialists aflutter over rare moth

The Canadian world of butterfly and moth enthusiasts is all abuzz after a giant silkworm moth was found in Hay River late last month. “This is one tough moth,” said Dave Tilden, Yellowknife resident and amateur lepidopterist, also known as a moth-expert. “The farthest north we’ve seen them would have been Edmonton, so to see […]

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Missing man’s remains found

Human remains found in a pond next to Highway 5 on July 6 have been identified as Brian Boucher, who went missing from Fort Smith last October. A statement from the police said that although the cause of death has yet to be determined, foul play is not suspected. The remains were found in a […]

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