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New president for chamber

Sherry DaRosa is the new president of the Hay River Chamber of Commerce. DaRosa, the owner of GL Workwear Inc., was the only candidate for the position when the chamber held its annual general meeting on March 15. She replaces Jane Groenewegen, who served a year as president and did not seek re-election. “I just […]

Residents push for climate change prep

The GNWT held two days of public consultations in Hay River last week on climate change and energy. The by-invitation workshop on March 8 and 9, and an evening public information session, were to gather input for the NWT Energy Strategy and the Climate Change Strategic Framework. Drafts of both documents are expected by the […]

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K’amba time on reserve

Each year of the K’amba Carnival is special, but this year was extra special because the annual event reached another impressive milestone – its 35th year. As in all the years before, the 2017 K’amba Carnival – from March 2 to 5 – featured a wide variety of events and activities, many focused on Dene […]

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Businesses hear of opportunities at upcoming Arctic Winter Games

The business community has been given an outline of opportunities arising from the upcoming Arctic Winter Games.

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Library opens doors to chess tournament

Everything will become black and white at NWT Centennial Library on March 19. That’s black and white as in two opposing symbolic armies when the library hosts what it is calling its first-ever chess tournament. “We’ve had library patrons suggest to us setting up chess boards or just having a drop-in chess time at the […]

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Prime minister invited to AWG

A pitch was made last week to attract some serious political star power to next year’s Arctic Winter Games. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was invited to attend the games during his stop in Yellowknife on Feb. 10. The invitation was personally extended by Hay River Mayor Brad Mapes, Fort Smith Mayor Lynn Napier-Buckley and Greg […]

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GNWT aims to operate barge business

The GNWT owns the assets of the defunct Northern Transportation Company Ltd. (NTCL), and it now plans to operate those assets at least for this coming shipping season. The Department of Public Works and Services (PWS) made that announcement on Feb. 2 at a public meeting of the legislative assembly’s Standing Committee on Priorities and […]

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Curling on the river

It can no longer be said that there has been no curling in Hay River this winter. With the curling rink part of the ongoing rebuild of the Don Stewart Recreation Centre, there still has been no indoor curling in the traditional sense. However on Feb. 4, curling was taken outdoors onto the Hay River. […]

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Constituents sound off

On Jan. 26, Hay River North MLA Rocky (RJ) Simpson held a wide-ranging discussion with a small group of community residents in advance of the new session of the legislative assembly. Simpson told the half-dozen people at the constituency meeting that he has heard the most concern about junior kindergarten. The MLA expressed support for […]

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No need to hibernate

The Winter Celebration is returning for a second year. And organizer Dale Loutit, the recreation programmer with the Town of Hay River, says the one day of events – set for Feb. 4 – definitely has more activities than its first appearance last year. Loutit said it’s an opportunity to get active and have fun […]

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