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Buffalo Airways working to get Hay River to Yellowknife passenger service restored

No date has yet been set but Buffalo Airways is aiming to resume its scheduled service been Hay River and Yellowknife. “Here at Buffalo, we’re working incredibly hard to get our passenger service up in the air,” said Mikey McBryan of the company. McBryan said Buffalo Airways has been flying passengers between the two communities […]

Dechinta spreads the word

  Dechinta Bush University conducted a community outreach tour last week, including a stop in Hay River on Jan. 27. The purpose was to share information about the programs and to recruit students for upcoming semesters, said Mandee McDonald, program manager with the Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning, the independent organization which offers the […]

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Learning experience for curlers at junior nationals

  Nothing could prevent a team from the Hay River Curling Club enjoying the experience of competing at the Canadian Junior Curling Championships. “It was really great,” said skip Zoey Walsh of representing the NWT in the junior women’s side of the national event. “We had a lot of fun and we learned a lot.” […]

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Drug bust leads to trafficking charge

  A 19-year-old man is facing drug charges after the RCMP raided a West Channel area residence last week. According to an RCMP news release, police executed a search warrant at about 1 p.m. on Jan. 20, and allegedly seized approximately 30 grams of crack cocaine, 30 grams of marijuana, as well as a significant […]

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‘My son is allergic to life’

  An international search is about to begin in an attempt to find help for a Hay River child who is experiencing extremely severe and puzzling allergies. Deagan Clavette, who will turn two years old in March, has spent the majority of his life at Edmonton’s Stollery Children’s Hospital, where he is now. “My son […]

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Improv coming to town

  Four musketeers of improv theatre will be coming to Hay River on Feb. 1. Hosted by the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC), the DuffleBag Theatre Company will be touring through Yellowknife, Hay River and Fort Simpson. The Toronto-based performers make up one of a few teams from the company that travel around the […]

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RCMP says lodging homeless in cells is an ‘expiring option’

  A renewed move is underway in Hay River to create an emergency homeless shelter for men – a so-called wet shelter for potentially intoxicated males. And it has been triggered by a changing policy of the RCMP. At a public meeting on Jan. 14, Sgt. Tyler Codling, commanding officer of the RCMP’s Hay River […]

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Cemetery fees set to rise

  The Town of Hay River is hoping it has made Riverside Cemetery financially self-sustaining. That hope is based on amendments to the Cemetery Bylaw that were passed Jan. 11. “We made quite a few changes on that,” said Mayor Brad Mapes during the meeting. “Basically, what it will do is it will put our […]

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Winter to be celebrated in style

  A handful of groups will be inviting Hay River to celebrate the coldest season of the year. The Winter Celebration is set for Feb. 6, with a day full of activities for all ages and interests. Dale Loutit, the recreation programmer with the Town of Hay River, has been pulling together different service groups […]

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Goat population explodes

The Northern Farm Training Institute has had no time for kidding around this past week with the arrival of 16 infant goats. The institute bought a dozen goats last year, unaware that they were pregnant. As the goats began to show up, the staff began to consider their options for the kids arriving in the […]

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