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Opening day approaches

  A new business in a familiar building will open early this month after almost three years of determined effort by its owners. The Caribou Centre is the result of co-owners Kelly and Tara Schofield’s vision for the building. “Basically everyone in town knows that building as the Caribou, so all we’ve done is added […]

Changing the conversation

  A varied group of businesspeople and government officials have informally joined forces to accentuate the positive in Hay River. The group, which calls itself Change the Conversation, is the brainchild of Tom Colosimo, the regional superintendent with the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment, and Donna Lee Jungkind, the town’s deputy mayor. “Part of […]

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Bumpy ride for paving work

  Much like drivers on the street under discussion, a paving project experienced a bumpy ride before being approved by town council. The $471,251 project to pave the so-called Super A service road was approved by council on Aug. 17 by a vote of four to three. Work began almost immediately on the half-kilometre stretch […]

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Town workers back to work

Town council has ratified a new contract with its unionized workers, which will finally end a nearly six-month strike. However, councillors were less than enthusiastic – or unanimous – in approving the new deal at an Aug. 5 special meeting. One by one they criticized the wage increases as unsustainable. Coun. Jason Coakwell, one of […]

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Metis make milestone

A milestone has been reached by the Metis of the South Slave, including Hay River. On July 31, a land and resources agreement-in-principle was signed between the Northwest Territory Metis Nation, the federal government and the GNWT. The three sides began negotiating almost 20 years ago. “We’ve been doing this since 1996,” said Fort Resolution’s […]

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Truck rolls over on reserve

A small truck went off the road and ended up on its side on the Hay River Reserve last week, but no one was seriously injured. According to the RCMP, the truck and its sole occupant went off the road at about 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 5. The police and emergency medical services from the […]

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Backyard dreams come true

A year after Natacha Kruger-Rewega quit her job to focus on painting full time, she’s taking her passion one step further. Last week, she began construction on a building next to her own home in Old Town to house Mama Bear Arts, a gallery and studio she hopes to share with artists from all over […]

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Bowling opens for business

This is not your grandfather’s bowling alley. The lanes at Godwin Mall are under new management and looking to cater to both long-time devotees and a new crowd. “My focus, my goal, is to have it as more of a multi-use facility,” said Tracy Cross Gauthier, who will be running Lizard’s. “I envision mum and […]

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Games planning underway

The competition has closed, the papers have been signed, and now all that’s left is to put on the largest sporting event the South Slave has ever seen. “Moving forward, we’re looking at getting everybody on track, asking the key people to step up,” said host committee president Greg Rowe. “We want to go through […]

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$150,000 crack stash found

Firefighters discovered 1.5 kilograms of crack cocaine last week during a bout of maintenance on trailers at their training site in Old Town. The amount, according to RCMP representative Const. Elenore Sturko, is unusual. “That’s three pounds of crack,” she told The Hub last week. “That’s one and a half kilograms of drugs that won’t […]

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