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Inspectors eye Pine Point Bridge

Inspectors have been looking at the Pine Point Bridge in advance of work planned to begin in 2018 to upgrade the structure over the Hay River. On Aug. 17, they were lowered to the underside of the bridge by a so-called snooper truck. Such trucks can park on a bridge and lower a platform underneath […]

Reserve cuts apart junior kindergarten

The concept of junior kindergarten – which is back on the agenda of the GNWT – has been criticized on the Hay River Reserve as a threat to the Aboriginal Head Start program. Rene Squirrel, the co-ordinator and teacher with Aboriginal Head Start at Chief Sunrise Education Centre, made that perfectly clear in an Aug. […]

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NTCL issues layoff notices

Northern Transportation Company Ltd. (NTCL) sent out seasonal layoff notices on Aug. 18. The financially-troubled company says that’s nothing unusual but the union representing some of the workers is worried by one aspect of the notice – a request that employees remove personal items from the workplace. “The correspondence NTCL sent to employees earlier today […]

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Reserve takes aim at drug dealers

The membership of K’atlodeeche First Nation has had enough of drug dealing on the Hay River Reserve. And they asked the band council to take “all legal steps” to stop it during the First Nation’s annual general assembly, held from Aug. 8 to 12. On the last day of the assembly, the issue of drug […]

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SPCA and town splitting up

The Hay River SPCA and the Town of Hay River are headed towards a not-so-amicable divorce. The split – which will see the SPCA no longer operating the community’s animal shelter – became public last week but has been brewing for months. On Aug. 10, the town issued a news release stating, “The Hay River […]

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Council considering changes to potentially dangerous walkway

Town council is considering what to do about a walkway on the half-kilometre-long Super A service road. The problem is the walkway – on the pavement but separated from traffic by a white line – is often blocked by parked vehicles, forcing pedestrians to walking onto the roadway. The walkway also passes right in front […]

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Firearms stolen in Hay River recovered near High Level

Four firearms stolen in Hay River in April have been recovered near High Level. The RCMP in the Alberta town discovered the weapons during a traffic stop on July 31 in an unrelated investigation, according to an Aug. 1 news release from the Hay River RCMP. They were in the possession of three people from […]

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‘Live at The Back Eddy’

On June 29, the family dining area of The Back Eddy Lounge and Restaurant was turned into a recording studio. The reason was to record a CD of mostly Christmas music – such as Silent Night and We Wish You a Merry Christmas – by the fiddle and guitar students of well-known musician Linda Duford. […]

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Behchoko team takes big win from KFN handgames tourney

The Clarence Mackenzie team from Behchoko took the top prize in the third-annual handgames tournament held recently on the Hay River Reserve. There were big payouts for the top eight teams in the July 30 to Aug. 1 tournament, which featured $50,000 in prize money. K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) hosted the tournament, which attracted teams […]

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Heat wins Western Canada title

The Hay River Heat can now claim the title of the best masters fastpitch team in all of Western Canada. That’s because the Heat won the 2016 Western Canadian Masters Fastpitch Championships over the weekend in Hay River. The final game saw the Heat dominate the CJC Peace Country Masters from Alberta by a score […]

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