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Tradition and tech come together

A new app was launched in early May featuring stories written and told in Dene Zhatie. The South Slave Divisional Education Council launched the app – part of its First Nations Storybook Project – for iPhone and iPad users. “Designed to look like a bookshelf, the educational app is available for free through the App […]

‘No flooding whatsoever’

In a repeat of what has become the norm in recent years, the spring breakup of the Hay River turned out to be a non-event. The ice left the river with no flooding, unlike what has occasionally happened in the past. “No flooding whatsoever,” said Fire Chief Ross Potter, who is also the town’s director […]

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Testing confirms sterilization equipment working properly

Sterilization of medical instruments has resumed in Hay River after concern arose about whether the process was being done properly. On May 2, sterilization was halted – and only disposal instruments were used – and dental surgeries were cancelled at the Hay River Regional Health Centre until the process could be checked. Dr. Andre Corriveau, […]

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Brother shares story of Terry Fox

  Hay River received a very personal look last week at the life of Terry Fox. It came from his older brother Fred Fox, who spoke at NWT Centennial Library on May 10 and the next day at several schools about his famous brother and his inspirational Marathon of Hope. “Terry never thought of himself […]

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Fisher’s group gets free boat

The NWT Fishermen’s Federation has been offered a free boat. At the federation’s spring meeting on May 4, a representative of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation offered to give away the vessel Tamiko Lee Ann, which has been out of the water for over 10 years. “If the fishermen’s federation or a group of fishermen […]

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$16,450 random act of kindness

The Hay River Hospital Foundation has been the beneficiary of a very impressive random act of kindness. The foundation has received a donation of $16,450 from some employees of the Aurora Group’s Mining Division. A couple of months ago, the workers – 47 of them – each received $350 in the 2017 Random Acts of […]

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Home Building Centre shake up

Later this week, Jaidyn Henderson and a group of other children will learn how to safely stay home alone. Nine-year-old Jaidyn said she is looking forward to the two-day course that will teach her those safety skills. “So when my sister and my mommy go out I can stay home alone when I don’t want […]

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Council chamber gets makeover

The council chamber of the Town of Hay River has a new look. On April 24, four large photographs were added to the wall behind where councillors sit. Stacey Barnes, the executive assistant with the Town of Hay River, oversaw the changes at the request of council. “They wanted to dress the place up,” she […]

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$16,450 random act of kindness

The Hay River Hospital Foundation has been the beneficiary of a very impressive random act of kindness. The foundation has received a donation of $16,450 from some employees of the Aurora Group’s Mining Division. A couple of months ago, the workers – 47 of them – each received $350 in the 2017 Random Acts of […]

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Home alone lessons

Later this week, Jaidyn Henderson and a group of other children will learn how to safely stay home alone. Nine-year-old Jaidyn said she is looking forward to the two-day course that will teach her those safety skills. “So when my sister and my mommy go out I can stay home alone when I don’t want […]

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