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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 […]

Hazardous walkway gets funding

Town council has accepted the cost of building a 2.5-metre addition on the west side of the Super A service road to deal with what it has described as a dangerous situation. However, the expenditure of an estimated $140,625 to move a walking lane, and add signage and traffic barriers, won’t take place until next […]

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Decolonization highlighted

A new voice is being heard in K’atlodeeche First Nation. The voice belongs to Sean Tambour Marshall, who is explaining and promoting the need for decolonization. Marshall recently began hosting a discussion group on the Hay River Reserve to talk about decolonization. “It’s not about pointing the finger or shaming or causing guilt,” he told […]

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Chase for the Ace going strong

It seems Hay River has a new favourite game – chasing one elusive card. The Chase the Ace fundraiser, which was launched in January by the Hay River Curling Club, is still going strong, and creating more excitement each Friday evening as the main jackpot and weekly prizes keep climbing. On Aug. 19, the holder […]

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Book ready for Northern colours

An artist has branched out into a new creative endeavour. Jessica Latour has just released her first colouring book, featuring images with a distinctively Northern theme. The colouring book is called Northern Zentangle, and is both for children and the growing number of adults who enjoy colouring. “A zentangle I guess you could say is […]

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Reserve cuts apart junior kindergarten

The concept of junior kindergarten – which is back on the agenda of the GNWT – has been criticized on the Hay River Reserve as a threat to the Aboriginal Head Start program. Rene Squirrel, the co-ordinator and teacher with Aboriginal Head Start at Chief Sunrise Education Centre, made that perfectly clear in an Aug. […]

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NTCL issues layoff notices

Northern Transportation Company Ltd. (NTCL) sent out seasonal layoff notices on Aug. 18. The financially-troubled company says that’s nothing unusual but the union representing some of the workers is worried by one aspect of the notice – a request that employees remove personal items from the workplace. “The correspondence NTCL sent to employees earlier today […]

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NACC to present four shows

The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) will be bringing four shows to Hay River this year as part of its annual season of travelling performances. “We try to bring some diversity to Hay River as much as we do in Yellowknife,” said Marie Coderre, the executive and artistic director of NACC. The first performer […]

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Crosswalk gets rainbow flag paint job

Hay River now has a crosswalk painted in the colours of the LGBTQ rainbow flag. Mayor Brad Mapes and a small group of volunteers, including some members of his family, painted the crosswalk the evening of Aug. 5. “I think it looks pretty sharp,” he said of the finished product on Woodland Drive in front […]

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Rainbow crosswalk OK’d

A crosswalk in the colours of the rainbow flag – a symbol of the LGBTQ community – will soon be spanning Woodland Drive in front of the public library. Town council approved the idea at its meeting on July 25. It had been suggested to council by Hay River Pride, which noted that rainbow flag […]

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