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Hay River and other communities to meet to discuss co-operation

A special meeting will be held in Hay River this month to discuss opportunities for the town and other communities to work together. The Jan. 20 meeting, which is the idea of Mayor Brad Mapes, is being organized by the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA). “I’ve asked the government to kind of push […]

New rec centre will soon rise

The construction site of the new rec centre is in for a very noticeable change soon. “It will seem like visual progress here right away,” said Coun. Jason Coakwell, the chair of the Don Stewart Recreation Centre Build Committee. “The steel will start going up very quickly here. So there will be some visual changes […]

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Long-time councillor resigns

After 16 years on town council, Mike Maher handed in his resignation on Dec. 28. “It’s been coming for a while and it just was a good decision for me at this point,” he told The Hub. Maher, who was the longest-serving member of the current council, explained his reasons for leaving are personal. However, […]

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New fire truck arrives

The Hay River Fire Department has itself a brand-new pumper truck. The truck – with a price tag of $438,961 – arrived on Dec. 11 and was expected to be ready for operation this past weekend. The last new pumper for the department was in 2004, said Fire Chief Ross Potter. “This is a long […]

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Warming trailer set up next to 553 outdoor rink

A warming trailer has been set up next to the Ray Benoit Outdoor Rink in the 553 area of the community. “So the trailer is here and it’s warm,” said Gloria Murdock-Smith, the senior administrative officer with the Town of Hay River. “Hopefully this will attract more people out to this beautiful rink.” Murdock-Smith and […]

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Heading back to nationals

The Zoey Walsh junior women’s curling team from Hay River will once again represent the NWT at the national championships. And that is despite not having anywhere to practise or play in Hay River because of the ongoing reconstruction of the Don Stewart Recreation Centre. “It was kind of challenging as we didn’t really have […]

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Firefighter of the Year named

Ian Flood has been honoured as the Firefighter of the Year with the Hay River Fire Department. Flood, who has been a member of the department for just over three years, received the award on Dec. 10 at the annual Firefighters’ Ball. “I was really surprised, a bit shocked, I guess,” he said of his […]

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GNWT buys assets of NTCL

The GNWT has purchased assets of the financially-troubled Northern Transportation Company Limited (NTCL). Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod confirmed the $7.5-million purchase in a Dec. 16 news release. The government took the action to protect the petroleum product supply chain through barging for isolated communities along the Mackenzie River and Arctic coast, which do not […]

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Esso bomb threat false: police

A call threatening a bomb at the Hay River Esso service station turned out to be a false alarm last week. According to the Hay River RCMP, the threat was received by the business just before noon on Nov. 29. After a thorough search, RCMP said no explosive device was found and expressed confidence the […]

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Jingle Bells on handbells

Each Thursday since late October, a group of seniors has been joining a class at Diamond Jenness Secondary School to learn how to play handbells. On Nov. 17, the group from the Fort Smith Seniors’ Society was learning to play Jingle Bells, which they will perform at a school event in December. FOR MORE PHOTOS, […]

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