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World Cancer Day to be observed

  World Cancer Day will be marked for the second time in Hay River on Feb. 4. Hay River Health and Social Services Authority, in conjunction with the Hay River Seniors’ Society, will host a display at the Don Stewart Recreation Centre on that day. Last year, the authority put on a display sponsored by […]

New leader for St. Andrew’s Anglican Church

  St. Andrew’s Anglican Church has completed its change of leadership. Rev. Francis Delaplain, who is currently a deacon and hopes to soon be ordained a priest, arrived in Hay River several days before Christmas. Delaplain had a unique journey to his new role leading the Anglican flock in Hay River. For one thing, he […]

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Bird count spots 17 species

  Everyone knows there are plenty of ravens in Hay River but there are lots of other species of birds as well. The annual Christmas Bird Count proves that with a local species total for count day the highest it has been for the past few years. “We had 17 species this year which is […]

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Firefighters put bang into New Years

  Hay River once again welcomed the new year with a bang. On Dec. 31, hundreds of people gathered for a spectacular fireworks show on the river. And once again this year the annual celebration was presented by the Hay River Fire Department. Fire Chief Ross Potter said there is no trouble getting volunteers for […]

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Council wants more fundraising for library

  While agreeing to provide annual financial support to NWT Centennial Library, town council wants it to seek to raise more money on its own. A delegation from the Hay River Library Committee appeared before council on Dec. 7 to make the case – successfully – for $165,000 in financial support in the town’s 2016 […]

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New MLAs get up to speed

  The two MLAs-elect from Hay River can now drop the elect. Rocky (R.J) Simpson and Wally Schumann were sworn in with the other members of the 18th Legislative Assembly on Dec. 8. Schumann, who represents Hay River South, enjoyed the swearing-in ceremony. “It was a very exciting time in my life,” he said. “I […]

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Hub environmentalists sign onto Soil Manifesto

  An impassioned group of people in Hay River are sending their signatures to world leaders meeting in Paris at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. They gathered on the evening of Dec. 4 to sign the so-called Soil Manifesto and watch the film Earth: A New Wild, which discusses some of the ways […]

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Getting ready to coach

    Karen Johnson Ski coaching instructor from Ski North in Yellowknife Dec. 5, 2015 Hay River Photo by Paul Bickford Northern News Services Ltd. It’s important for young people to have coaching when they are learning to ski. And that means it’s also important for the coaches to have some training. That’s what brought […]

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Rec centre renovation delayed

  The road to renovating the Don Stewart Recreation Centre is now facing another delay that could see the project go to a request for proposals instead of directly to the Hay River Builders Coalition. The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) wants to review the financial and procurement aspects of the project after […]

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Buffalo Airways grounded

Buffalo Airways – an aviation institution in the NWT and Hay River – has been grounded by Transport Canada. The federal department suspended Buffalo’s air operator certificate, effective 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30. The move prohibits the company from providing commercial air services. In a Dec. 1 news release, Transport Canada explained it took the […]

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