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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 […]

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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Classrooms look nearby for nature-knowledge

It can be hard for teachers to incorporate new things into their curriculum, much less when those things have little to do with the place in which they are teaching. Ecology North and the World Wildlife Foundation have teamed up to help schools and educators overcome those issues with a new, Northern-focused set of lesson […]

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Games for girls

The year’s first Girl Guides meeting took place last week at Princess Alexandra Middle School, with about a dozen girls coming out to participate in games and learn the basics of being a Girl Guide. The worldwide club emphasizes healthy activity, skills and civic responsibility through a multitude of activities and games, including both a […]

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Shop local campaign kicks off next week

The Hay River Chamber of Commerce will be kicking off a new shop local campaign in the coming weeks, an initiative they hope will be free of cost for participating businesses. “We want people to think about what’s available right here in Hay River,” said Chamber member Sherry DaRosa. “It’s an education campaign. Just because […]

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Youth get festive for fall

A class at Harry Camsell School made time for an autumn craft last week. Students made wreaths out of paper leaves and disposable plates to mark the beginning of the season. “Fall is my favourite,” said Leland Lafferty. “I like playing in the leaves with my friends.”   SEE MORE PHOTOS IN THE PRINT EDITION.

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