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Farmers seek home for institute

The announcement of $2 million in CanNor funding for the Northern Farm Training Institute a few weeks ago was certainly a cause for excitement for the project’s proponents, but by no means the end of their efforts. “This is just the beginning,” said institute founder Jackie Milne. “CanNor is just one avenue and it’s great, […]

Ice-bucket challenge sweeps the hub

The popular Internet phenomenon has hit Hay River in a big way. While many individuals have participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, businesses and groups are now getting in on the action. SEE THE FULL STORY IN PRINT EDITION WEDNESDAY OR WAIT FOR THE […]

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Bountiful baskets of veggies

Hay Riverites have a new way to get their hands on local produce, and by all accounts, they can’t have enough. “I have been floored at the response,” said Jackie Milne, founder of the initiative. “I don’t have the resources to meet all the requests, so we’re looking at expanding.” Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) projects […]

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Breaking bread for future transit

Thanks to residents and volunteers stepping up this summer, the handi-van service may very well be up and running for at least part of the winter this year. The Territorial Farmers’ Association (TFA) and Hay River Committee for Persons with Disabilities came together and hatched a plan to raise funds while providing a much needed […]

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Anglican priest mourned in Hay River

Hay River, Anglican church, breast cancer

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Town hall shut down

Town hall shut down last week after white mould was found in the ventilation system, forcing employees to relocate for the foreseeable future. “Once they discovered it, our first priority, obviously, was the health and safety of our people,” said Mayor Andrew Cassidy. “It was found in the morning, and right away, we sent everyone […]

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‘Decisive leader’ mourned

Former RCMP officer, blue-beret, and father Jack Kruger died suddenly and unexpectedly Thursday June 19 at a hospital in Edmonton at the age of 68. Retired Staff Sergeant Raymond John (Jack) Kruger was most recently the search and rescue co-ordinator and training officer for the RCMP’s G Division in the Northwest Territories, but before that […]

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Hay Days gearing up for a great party

  Hay Days are coming and both revellers and organizers are bracing themselves for a good time. “Just having it at a new location is really exciting,” said Ken Latour, part of the organizing committee for the annual music and arts festival. “The water, the beach, that’s what a summer music festival is all about.” […]

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Joey’s closing up shop – Main street staple opens its doors for the last time

The signs have been up for months, but last week the day finally arrived; Joey’s Sweets and Things opened its doors for the last time last Saturday and will now be closed for good. “We’ve been in business 26 years, and now we’ve all retired from our previous careers; it’s just time,” said Diane Field, […]

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Old Town fire hall for sale

While council voted in favour of selling the building and lot in Old Town currently used as storage for the Hay River Fire Department, one councillor – who is also the department’s deputy fire chief – isn’t pleased with the decision. “We wanted six bays in the new hall, and we had to take one […]

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