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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 […]

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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Land for pellet mill to be cleared

The economic benefits have begun from a proposed wood pellet mill in Enterprise. Aurora Wood Pellets Ltd. has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to contractors to harvest timber off the proposed 3.2-square-kilometre site of the mill. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 26 and the contract is expected to be awarded no later than […]

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Friends visit up North from down under

Travellers from the south – way south – are getting to experience a bit of what life is like in the North. This week, a group of 15 visitors from Australia is being hosted by the Friendship Force chapter in Hay River. Friendship Force is a non-profit cultural exchange organization. Nancy Makepeace, past president of […]

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New RCMP sergeant arrives

Sgt. Philippe Cyr has arrived to take command of the RCMP Detachment in Hay River. And he brings along a lot of experience as a Mountie in various aspects of policing. “I have isolation experience, I got detachment experience, I got major crime experience, I got federal experience,” he said, noting that he even worked […]

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Dog reunited with owner

If Paws the dog could speak, she would have an amazing story of survival to tell. As it is, the story of the emaciated sled dog being found alive – barely – after almost seven weeks lost north of Fort Providence is told by Wes Hinchey. Hinchey, the owner of Arctic Alarm in Yellowknife, was […]

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Schumann changes jobs

Wally Schumann now has more responsibilities with the GNWT. In a cabinet shuffle announced by Premier Bob McLeod on Sept. 2, Schumann was named the minister for the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) and the Department of Public Works and Services. In addition, the Hay River South MLA continues as minister of Transportation. […]

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