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Creating fun… one block at a time

  People walking into the meeting room at NWT Centennial Library on Oct. 22 had to watch their step. Not only was the floor covered with Lego blocks, it was also occupied by many children playing with the famed interlocking toy bricks. The library’s Lego Club meets every other Wednesday, beginning at 3 p.m. SEE […]

Hero wins accolades

    A Hay River resident has been recognized once again for his bravery in rescuing a truck driver from a flaming wreck on an Alberta highway in 2009. Mike Sharpe was presented with the Governor General’s Medal of Bravery on Oct. 21 in Ottawa. “It was quite exciting,” said Sharpe of the medal presentation […]

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Big fossil find in works

The Hay River SPCA is in the initial stages of an initiative to create more dog boarding kennels in the community. Lesli Ward, the president of the SPCA, explained the boarding kennels would be added to the dog pound/animal shelter currently run by the SPCA on town property. Ward explained the idea is to create […]

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New kennel plans may raise revenue

The Hay River SPCA is in the initial stages of an initiative to create more dog boarding kennels in the community. Lesli Ward, the president of the SPCA, explained the boarding kennels would be added to the dog pound/animal shelter currently run by the SPCA on town property. Ward explained the idea is to create […]

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In with the new

The new fire hall in Hay River has been open for months, and firefighters have no nostalgia for the old fire hall. The new building – which has quickly become a prominent landmark in downtown Hay River – features many improvements over the old fire hall. Just to name a few, there are lockers for […]

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Congregants find new foundation

After about 75 years in the same location, an historic church in the Old Village of the Hay River Reserve is being moved. However, St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church won’t be moving very far – about 40 feet sideways to a new and improved foundation, and about four feet higher. The move is being done […]

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Council seeks space in closed store

  Town council has taken a significant step on the path to finding a new home for municipal administration. At its Oct. 14 meeting, council passed a motion directing administration to enter into negotiations with Jameson Holdings Ltd. to secure appropriate accommodation for the town’s administrative services. The space to be discussed is the recently-closed […]

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Women Take Back the Night

Dozens of people marched for women’s rights to be safe in their own communities last Wednesday, marking the first Take Back the Night march in Hay River in recent memory. “It’s been very successful for a first year,” organizer Victoria Deegan told The Hub. “There’s been good collaboration between a few agencies in town, and […]

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Surreal puts on a show

This Friday, Hay River will play host to a show unlike anything residents have seen locally before. Spell to Bring Lost Creatures Home is something to behold, according to Marie Coderre, artistic and executive director for the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC). “It’s a special technique,” she explained. “Shary Boyle does painting on an […]

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High rise crumbling

The Mackenzie Place Highrise might be shut down, according to Hay River MLAs Jane Groenewegen and Robert Bouchard, who spoke against the infamous building at a constituency meeting last Tuesday. “We’ve been in briefings with ministers, the fire chief, the mayor and town council,” said Groenewegen. “This is not news: we’ve been there with these […]

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