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Museum society chooses executive for year

The Hay River Museum Society has confirmed a new board of directors and executive. Brad Mapes is back for another year as chairperson of the group. The other members of the executive are vice-chairperson Linda Carter, secretary Tom Lakusta and treasurer Eileen Hamilton. They were chosen after the group’s annual general meeting on April 22. […]

Lost and found

If Joey the Brussels Griffon could talk, he would no doubt have a great story to tell. As it is, Joey’s owner Linda Nixon – and it seems many other people in Hay River – are left to wonder and be amazed how a small dog could survive in the bush and in freezing temperatures […]

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Photographer’s work on display in Yellowknife

Adam Hill’s photos are well-known, especially those of the aurora borealis. One of his images is even featured on a coin commemorating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Despite that recognition, the Hay River photographer is still particularly excited about an exhibition of his work – Love, the Land: Photographs by Adam Hill – that recently […]

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Dene Nation annual assembly coming to Hay River Reserve

For the first time in 11 years, the Dene National Assembly is coming to the Hay River Reserve. The 47th version of the assembly will take place from July 17 to 21. Chief Roy Fabian of K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) is pleased to see the assembly returning to the reserve. “The KFN is really proud […]

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Triathlon, half-marathon set

A new sports event is being planned for June in Hay River. It’s an as-yet-unnamed triathlon and half marathon. “There was a lot of talk about having a spring event and I actually had some calls from people out of town wondering if Hay River was doing a half-marathon or triathlon in the spring,” said […]

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Reward still stands in arson case

A Hay River man is not about to let an unsolved arson at his friends’ house be forgotten. Duane Mackie is continuing to offer a cash reward for information that leads to a conviction in the case, and other people have pledged more money to add to the total. No arrest has yet been made […]

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‘A hill to die on’

A public hearing in Hay River on April 12 left little doubt what many people think of the GNWT’s plans to make fundamental changes to the education system. Proposed changes to the Education Act in Bill 16 – a decrease of up to 100 hours per year in instructional time and introduction of junior kindergarten […]

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Minister defends consultations for fishery strategy

The GNWT is defending its consultation efforts in advance of the Feb. 27 release of a revitalization strategy for the commercial fishery on Great Slave Lake in the face of criticism from many First Nations. In the legislative assembly on March 6, Industry, Tourism and Investment Minister Wally Schumann noted the fishing strategy had its […]

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Fastpitch championships on the way

In late July, some of the best fastball players in Western Canada will be heading for Hay River. That’s because it was announced last week that the community will host the 2016 Western Canadian Masters Fastpitch Championships from July 28 to 31. That event is for men 40 years of age and older, although those […]

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Skiing to Greenland

  Four Hay River biathletes booked their tickets to the upcoming Arctic Winter Games during territorial trials over the weekend at their home club. By succeeding at the trials, they will now be heading to the Games in Greenland in March. The four, who all made Team NWT in ski biathlon, are Kjel Crook in […]

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