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NTCL evaluating merits of extending protection

Northern Transportation Company Ltd. (NTCL) says it has a decision to make. Since April 27, the financially-troubled company has had court protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) to facilitate restructuring and refinancing of its operations, and that protection is set to expire on Oct. 31 unless it is extended. “It was a difficult […]

Fundraisers share wealth

The Hay River Curling Club is sharing some of its good fortune from Chase the Ace – the weekly lottery that literally keeps pulling in buckets of money. Last week, the club’s executive decided that, beginning with the Oct. 14 draw, it would make a weekly donation to the town to help rebuild the Don […]

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Junior Canadian Rangers program considered

Hay River is being considered as a possible site for a Junior Canadian Ranger program. However, that comes as news to Capt. Poul Osted, the commander of the Army Cadet Corps already in the community. Osted said he was surprised to see representatives of the Yellowknife-based 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group before and after the […]

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Fiddlers learn for Thanksgiving

The Kole Crook Fiddle Association will be again holding a workshop on the Thanksgiving long weekend. This will be the second time the workshop – set for Oct. 8 and 9 at Chief Sunrise Education Centre on the Hay River Reserve – will be held on that particular long weekend, after a decade being held […]

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‘Fixer’ departs town hall

When Scotty Edgerton started working with the Town of Hay River a year ago, his role was to be the “fixer.” “They told me just make this place operate again,” he recalled. “Everybody told me that.” And as recalled by Edgerton – who retired on Sept. 23 as interim senior administrative officer (SAO) – the […]

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Firefighters save home on reserve

A house on the Hay River Reserve was damaged by fire last week. The fire happened in the early afternoon on Sept. 13 and left the residence – located on the Reserve Road close to Highway 5 – still standing but in need of repair. Fire Chief Ross Potter of the Hay River Fire Department […]

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Healing journey leads to return

A woman who grew up in poverty and a challenging family situation in Hay River has returned more than three decades later to become town manager. That is the inspiring story of Gloria Murdock-Smith, who started her new job as senior administrative officer (SAO) with the Town of Hay River on Sept. 12. The coming […]

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Wolf chases woman on spiritual path

Joanne Barnaby – the Hay River woman who made international headlines in June with an extraordinary story of survival in the wilderness – has given a deeply personal account of her amazing adventure. On Sept. 15, she gave a public talk at the Hay River Heritage Centre about being stalked for almost 12 hours by […]

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No action on ammonia leak

The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) will not be taking any action as a result of an ammonia leak on July 18 during the demolition of the old rec centre. “The WSCC has concluded our inspection of the ammonia leak incident in Hay River,” stated spokesperson Kim Walker on Sept. 15. “We did not […]

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PA School student wins trip to Ottawa

A student from Princess Alexandra School will be heading to Ottawa in November as a result of a video about her project in the NWT Heritage Fair. Rochelle Smith won first place in the Hay River Heritage Fair, and third place overall in the NWT Heritage Fair in Yellowknife in May. Afterward, she was invited […]

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