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Regional recycling pitch attracts interest

It seems there are a lot of people interested in Ecology North’s idea of establishing a regional waste transfer station in the South Slave, possibly in Enterprise. An Oct. 19 public meeting in Enterprise on the idea attracted 17 people from the region. “I’m really impressed with the turnout,” said Marissa Oteiza, the manager of […]

Pumpkin-carving time

With Halloween fast approaching, it’s that time of year to get jack-o’-lanterns ready. So Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre invited people to an afternoon of pumpkin-carving on Oct. 22. As appropriate music played, such as The Monster Mash, families practised how to turn a pumpkin into the classic symbol of Halloween. FOR MORE PHOTOS, CHECK OUT […]

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Tourism season stats look good

The GNWT has released very positive tourism numbers for 2015/2016. According to the statistics released on Oct. 7, visitation numbers matched the highest-ever achieved, and expenditures were the largest ever recorded in the NWT. For 2015/2016, the total number of visitors was 93,910, an 11 per cent increase from the 84,810 visitors in 2014/2015. Visitor […]

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Health minister questioned over Woodland Manor injury

A violent altercation last month between two residents at Woodland Manor was among the first issues raised as the new session of the legislative assembly began on Oct. 13. Hay River North MLA Rocky (RJ) Simpson told the legislature the incident, which he said caused a fairly significant injury, is an ongoing concern at the […]

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Candlelight vigil remembers loss of Const. Chris Worden

In a sombre vigil that has been repeated for years, residents of Hay River gathered on Oct. 6 to remember the life and service of RCMP Const. Christopher Worden. Oct. 6 is the date in 2007 when Worden was shot and killed while on duty in Hay River. At the time of his passing, he […]

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Festival to celebrate story and song

The Ko K’e Music and Spoken Word Festival will make a stop in Hay River on Oct. 17. The festival, which is being presented by the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) in Yellowknife, will feature two acts. Quantum Tangle – consisting of Yellowknife performers Grey Gritt and Tiffany Ayalik –combines throatsinging, haunting melodies and […]

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Visually-impaired readers get help

People with visual impairment can now take advantage of an updated magnifier for reading at NWT Centennial Library. The new equipment – called a Traveller HD Optelec Magnifier – went into use several weeks ago. “It’s very, very clear,” said Marny Twigge, an assistant librarian. “It probably makes the thing looked clearer than actually it […]

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Cadet leader hopes for help

Poul Osted is making an extraordinary effort to stay involved in the Hay River Army Cadet Corps. But that effort of the corps’ commanding officer is being challenged by simple geography, and he is hoping to find his eventual replacement. Osted, who has been the commanding officer for nine years, is no longer living in […]

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Best Business For the JOB

Watch for your HAY RIVER BUSINESS DIRECTORY in this week’s HUB  

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Writer releases book about living on the land

Larry Frolick, a writer living in Hay River, has just released his 10th book. The work is entitled Crow Never Dies: Life on the Great Hunt. “It’s about life on the land today as practised mainly by older people, by elders traditionally,” he said, noting most of those people are older than 60. “The story […]

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