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Anglican priest mourned in Hay River

Hay River, Anglican church, breast cancer

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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McPhee tears up the track

Princess Alexandra Grade 7 student Madison McPhee started training with the high school students and NWT track coach Joe LeBlanc two years ago and hasn’t looked back since. “I wasn’t too sure when I started training at the high school,” she told The Hub shortly after winning the Bantam girls 400-metre race at last week’s […]

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Brush fire halted

Teams of firefighters, both on the ground and in the air, stopped a forest fire 4.2 kilometres from Hay River last weekend. “We were luck in that the planes and resources weren’t tied up elsewhere and we could call all of them in to help,” said Environment and Natural Resources Officer Jerry Hordal. “This was […]

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Youth centre future in question

Hay River’s town council made a motion last week to sell the lot on which the Hay River Community Youth Centre currently resides, opening up a debate about the future of the institution in the process. “I know there’s been some tension between the board and council, but most of us would like to see […]

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School to host film contest

Student council at Diamond Jenness Secondary School is working hard to bring the student body back into the limelight and behind the lens with a film contest this spring. “We used to do something like this before at the school,” said Sam Hoose, student body president. “We just wanted to raise excitement for something artistic […]

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