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Athletes take to water, bikes and feet

A dozen athletes took part in the annual Hay River triathlon last Sunday, swimming, cycling and running their way to victory. There were two races going on simultaneously, with different lengths for each of the three events for the Olympic and sprint sections. Mike Morgan of High Level won the Olympic-length race, while Hay River’s […]

Artist goes pro

Natacha Kruger Rewega said that if she had been waiting for a sign, she couldn’t have had a better one. “When my dad died, it was like ‘what am I waiting for?’” she said last Wednesday, two weeks into her new endeavour to focus full-time on her art. “There’s this weird feeling after, like you’re […]

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Schools take on mental health

Students in Hay River and the Hay River Reserve will be getting a taste of a new program designed to improve their mental health over the next three years. “It’s amazing,” said Jill Taylor, inclusive schooling co-ordinator for the South Slave Divisional Education Council. “It’s exactly what our schools have been asking for for years.” […]

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Resident pushes against development

Cindy Haley has lived in her house for 32 years and has watched her children and the neighbourhood grow up in and around the woods behind her house, the same woods that town council is working to rezone for residential development. “This is the only place in this end of town where we have this, […]

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Local makes the bar

For Keelan Simpson, who is among the NWT’s newest lawyers, the realization that she’s done school and can now practise law is still surreal. “I’m not practising yet,” she said. “But sometimes I’ll realize that I can … that I’ve been through it all, school, everything … and that now I can actually do it.” […]

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Growing problems at highrise

  Mackenzie Place highrise residents were confronted with a notice taped to the front door last Friday advising them to not go onto their balconies because they were unstable. “There have been some concerns about the balconies for the last few years,” Harry Satdeo, the building’s owner told The Hub on Friday. “A few have […]

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RCMP look to fill jobs

The RCMP needs to fill close to 1,000 positions a year for the foreseeable future and detachments based in the NWT are looking in their own backyards. Cpl. Wendy Picknell was in Hay River last week for a recruitment presentation at the new fire hall. Although only three people attended, she said she was pleased […]

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Health centre ahead of schedule

Although Hay River Health and Social Services staff had planned to begin moving into their new digs spring 2016, it’s now looking like they could be moving in earlier. “Construction is ahead of schedule,” said authority CEO Al Woods, noting that this has not been his experience, generally speaking. “There is some thought that it […]

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Fall Fair returns

Next week’s Fall Fair needs community support to get off the ground. “People always seem to think that their items have to be perfect to be entered,” said Shirley King, president of the organizing committee. “That’s really not the case.” Hay River’s Fall Fair is hardly reserved for only the most dedicated crafters and producers. […]

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Hay Riverites ride to cure cancer

Two-hundred-and-twenty-seven kilometres is a long way to bike in two days, but a few current and former Hay Riverites – along with about 1,800 other people – did just that August 9 and 10 to support cancer research. “Doing this sort of thing really changes you,” said Wally Schumann, who got involved when his brother-in-law […]

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