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Pellet mill landed

On May 12, Brad Mapes got news he had been waiting to hear. Mapes, the proponent of a project to build a wood pellet mill in Enterprise, got an e-mail from his lawyers that his company has legal title to 3.2 square kilometres of land on which to build the project. “So Aurora Wood Pellets […]

Fastpitch championships on the way

In late July, some of the best fastball players in Western Canada will be heading for Hay River. That’s because it was announced last week that the community will host the 2016 Western Canadian Masters Fastpitch Championships from July 28 to 31. That event is for men 40 years of age and older, although those […]

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Seniors’ society may be without executive leadership for a while

The Hay River Seniors’ Society may be without an executive for a couple of months. At the organization’s annual general meeting on April 21, nine directors were chosen for the board. However, it appears the society will be without a president and other members of an executive until the new directors can get together and […]

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Breakup approaches

Just like at every year at this time, eyes are being turned towards the Hay River in advance of breakup, despite the river’s solid appearance. Ross Potter, the director of protective services with the Town of Hay River, drove along the Hay River on April 15 and checked up on its main tributary, the Chinchaga […]

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Fishers eye fish plant renovations

That idea of renovating the fish plant was discussed at the April 6 annual general meeting of the NWT Fishermen’s Federation, although no final decision was made. “This would be using the current building, gut it, and pretty much just use the shell and rebuild it accordingly,” said Jason Grabowski, manager of field operations for […]

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Power corp CFO retires in community

Judy Goucher had a straightforward answer when asked why she has retired as chief financial officer with the Northwest Territories Power Corporation. “Basically, I’ve been 30 years in this business between the territorial government and here,” she said, while sitting in her office on April 1, her last day of work at the corporation. “I’m […]

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Men being asked to stand up against violence towards women and children

A campaign against violence towards women and children has been introduced to Hay River. The Moose Hide Campaign was brought to the community earlier this month by Eileen Hamilton of Hay River. In essence, men are being invited to wear a small moosehide square to signify that they are committed to “honour, respect and protect” […]

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GNWT to review 2008 directive on enrolment in French schools

The GNWT will review its 2008 directive on enrolment in the territories’ two French-language schools – including Ecole Boreale in Hay River – before the end of the 2015-16 school year.  The directive states that, unless otherwise approved by the minister of Education, Culture and Employment, only those students entitled to attend French-language programs under Section […]

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Federal report suggests dredging of the Hay River

The need to dredge the Hay River has been specifically mentioned in a report of the Canada Transportation Act Review Committee released Feb. 25. Among many other things, the 500-page, two-volume report recommends renewing federal government responsibility for and increasing investment in marine infrastructure, including federal funds to support dredging in Hay River. “The Government […]

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Students observe Pink Shirt Day

Schools across Canada – including Hay River’s Harry Camsell School – observed Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 24. Also known as Anti-Bullying Day, it has its origins in 2007 when two students at a Nova Scotia school took a stand after a fellow student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. Caleb Swan, a nine-year-old […]

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