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Priest retires from Assumption Church

Father Don Flumerfelt has retired after nine years as the priest at Our Lady of Assumption Roman Catholic Church. “Well, 53 years of ministry sort of has taken its toll is how I would say it,” he explained when asked why he has decided to retire, adding he will be turning 70 years of age […]

Armed forces team finds town and reserve prepared to accept evacuees from wildfire

Hay River and the Hay River Reserve are ready, if necessary, to act as an evacuation centre in case of a wildfire threatening people elsewhere in the South Slave. That’s the general result of an assessment of the communities’ joint capabilities as part of Operation Nunakput, an annual exercise by the Canadian Armed Forces. A […]

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Rotary pleased with first shot at running Hay Days festival

The Rotary Club of Hay River Sunrise can now look back at its first time organizing the Hay Days Music, Arts and Culture Festival. And it is generally happy with what it sees. “The Rotary Club, I think, was really pleased with the way the thing came out,” said Tom Lakusta, the organization’s president. “It […]

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Air show wows public

If one thing became clear on July 8, it’s that a Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 fighter jet knows how to make an entrance. As hundreds were gathered at the Hay River Beach for the Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour 2017, the CF-18 suddenly and surprisingly roared overhead from behind and headed out over Great Slave […]

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Promotional opportunities eyed on community TV

Hay River has a rare opportunity to promote itself across Canada, and is trying to figure out what to do with it. That opportunity is Channel 649 on the Bell satellite service. For the past two-and-a-half years, Channel 649 has been showing the Hay River Elks Community Channel. That involves mostly community announcements and the […]

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Rock game calls for searchers

A project by a group of Grade 5 students is reaching far beyond their classroom at Princess Alexandra School. The project involves the Hay River Heritage Centre, and basically anyone walking in the downtown core. It’s called Find Your Charockters. As explained by teacher Jennifer Tweedie, each of her 23 students has painted 25 pairs […]

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No more wood pellet bags

A Hay River contractor has invented a system that will make it more convenient for homeowners to use wood pellets to heat their houses. Most importantly, Robert Chenard said it will eliminate having to carry 40-pound bags of wood pellets and having to go outside for the pellets. The new system – on which Chenard […]

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New president/CEO named for NWT Power Corporation

A new president and chief executive officer has been named for the Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC). Jay K. Grewal from British Columbia was appointed to the positions by the GNWT, effective June 26. The appointment, which was announced on June 27, was made by Louis Sebert, the minister responsible for the power corp. “NTPC […]

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The fix is in for controversial crosswalk

Work has begun on creating a lighted crosswalk across the Mackenzie Highway in front of the Hay River Regional Health Centre. The lack of a suitable crosswalk at that location on the highway has been a controversial matter, making its way to town council and even to the legislative assembly. A crew painted the crosswalk […]

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Top photographer heads East

After almost eight years here, well-known photographer Adam Hill is returning to his home on the East Coast. However, he is not leaving without acknowledging the role Hay River and the North played in establishing him as a photographer of note, especially for his work in capturing spectacular images of the aurora borealis. Hill was […]

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