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Enterprise hosts Gateway Jamboree

The population of Enterprise once again ballooned for a day on Aug. 12 for the annual Gateway Jamboree. The 19th version of the music festival attracted hundreds to the hamlet, which has a population just over 100, including many performers and participants from nearby Hay River. The Gateway Jamboree – a family-friendly day of music, […]

Let the handgames begin

K’atlodeeche First Nation hosted its fourth-annual handgames tournament over the long weekend. Eight teams participated with players from the Hay River Reserve, Hay River, Fort Smith and Whati, and the Alberta communities of Meander River, Bushe River and High Level. There were fewer teams at the Aug. 5-7 event than in previous years because it […]

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Mounties serve up hotdogs

People lined up on July 27 for free hotdogs courtesy of the RCMP. The occasion was the annual RCMP Hotdog Barbecue, when members of the Hay River detachment serve up free hotdogs to people in the community. The event was held during the lunch hour on the lawn of NWT Centennial Library. It had originally […]

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Big step toward return of Chase the Ace

A major step has been taken that will soon see the return of Chase the Ace to Hay River. On July 25, town council unanimously approved a bylaw to regulate the lottery, which was a massive hit when first run in Hay River last year. That Chase the Ace ended in November. It has not […]

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Feds win praise at Dene assembly

The federal government won praise at the 47th Dene National Assembly on the Hay River Reserve – marking 11 years since the last time it had been held there. “A highlight is people are very clear that they’re not happy with the way things are going because they’ve been in negotiations for years and they’re […]

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Junk in the Trunk

Junk in the Trunk – an annual fundraiser by the Catholic Women’s League – was held on July 15 at Our Lady of Assumption Church. People could rent a spot, including a table, in the parking lot of the church and sell items out of their vehicles. The funds raised by the Catholic Women’s League […]

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Show & Shine draws car fans

A Canada 150 Show & Shine – featuring an eclectic assortment of cars, trucks and motorcycles – was held on July 6. On a beautiful summer evening, people wandered up and down a closed-off Lepine Street to look at the vehicles and vote for their favourites. First place went to a 1976 F-150 Ford truck […]

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Canada Day on parade

Community members came out in big numbers on July 1st to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the creation of Canada. Hay River is already known for its impressive Canada Day parades, but what appeared to be a larger-than-usual procession made its way through the downtown to celebrate the extra special occasion. FOR MORE PHOTOS, CHECK […]

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Aboriginal Day celebrated

National Aboriginal Day was celebrated in Hay River and on the Hay River Reserve on June 21. The Hay River Metis Government Council hosted a free barbecue, featuring live music and activities for children. K’atlodeeche First Nation hosted activities on the reserve, including a fire-feeding ceremony, a parade, and fun outdoor games for adults and […]

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Girls walk fashion runway

A group of Hay River girls presented a unique fashion show for family and friends on June 14. The show – held in the lobby of the Don Stewart Recreation Centre – featured creative dresses made out of garbage bags, newspaper and duct tape. It was the sixth-annual fashion show from the girls of PHAB, […]

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