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Relay for Life returns

Relay for Life – a national fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society – has made a successful return to Hay River. The event surpassed its fundraising goal of $50,000, said Rachel Daigneault-Durocher, the chair of the organizing committee. “I’m very happy about that,” she said, adding an exact total was not known as of June […]

Ravens disperse for spring and summer

There are fewer ravens in Hay River at this time of year. But ravens don’t migrate, so where do they go, and why? It is all related to the supply of food and the nesting habits of the iconic birds of the North. “What happens every spring is the ravens leave the inhabited areas, and […]

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Rebuilt recreation centre will cost $21.3 million plus

A new number has finally been put to the cost of rebuilding the Don Stewart Recreation Centre. At a special meeting on June 16, town council approved a motion to enter into a letter of acceptance with Clark Builders of Yellowknife to rebuild the centre for $21,310,717. While that will be the payment to the […]

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Golden hour produces golden photos

Three photographers in Hay River have had their work included in a national project. On June 4, Posterjack – a Toronto-based online printing company specializing in turning photos into large-scale artwork – hosted a national photography project where 125 photographers all over the country joined together to capture Canada’s Golden Hour shortly after sunrise and […]

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Friends visit in force

Friendship was out in full force last week, with a group of 16 travellers staying in homes around Hay River as a part of the Friendship Force travel organization. The group from the Niagara Region of Ontario were hosted by the 14 members of Friendship Force in Hay River during a visit to the South […]

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Rec centre rebuild raises objections

Members of the public have had their say on the news town council plans to tear down and rebuild the Don Stewart Recreation Centre, rather than renovate. The reaction from about 70 people at an information meeting on June 8 – a week after council announced its plan – could best be described as mixed. […]

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Sidewalk question posed to McBryan Drive residents

The Town of Hay River has agreed to give residents in the McBryan Drive area extra time to decide whether they want to help pay for a sidewalk. And the town will be providing accurate information on which to base that decision. Those were the main results of a June 9 public meeting called by […]

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Health centre’s grand opening celebrated

A new era in medical care was officially launched on the weekend with the grand opening of the Hay River Regional Health Centre. An array of dignitaries joined about 150 community residents on June 11 to celebrate the occasion. “Today does mark a milestone for the residents of Hay River and the surrounding communities,” said […]

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Town to get new firebreak

Fire Chief Ross Potter has updated town council on plans for a new firebreak. Potter, who is also the town’s director of protective services, has been working with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources on the proposal. “The old one that we have is angles and it’s just terrible,” he told council at its […]

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Hub girls on NWT Team of Year

The young ladies who made history at the Arctic Winter Games in Greenland this year have now received an award recognizing them as the NWT Team of the Year. The Junior Female Arctic Winter Games hockey team was the first under-19 female team to go undefeated and win the gold ulu. Their victory did not […]

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