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Farewell to Hwy 5 gravel

Highway 5’s final gravel section – which was completely chipsealed as of last month – was given a ceremonial farewell on Oct. 13. Northwest Territories MP Michael McLeod and representatives from Hay River, Fort Smith and Wood Buffalo National Park were on hand to officially bid farewell to the 64 kilometres of gravel road through […]

Culture camp a walk away

Students in Hay River now don’t have far to go for a culture camp. It’s just a short walk away at the back of Harry Camsell School. The new culture camp, which as yet doesn’t have an official name, was the brainchild of Shirley Lamalice, the Dene Yatie-culture teacher at Princess Alexandra School. “It comes […]

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Fall fair in Enterprise

The Enterprise Fall Fair was back for another year on Sept. 30. The Community Centre in the hamlet was filled with vendors of a wide assortment of goods, including crafts, local produce, baking and more. As usual, the Fall Fair was popular with many Hay River residents, who made the 38-km drive to Enterprise. The […]

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Few fans for marijuana legalization at meeting

Judging by a Sept. 19 public meeting, it appears many people in Hay River are less than enthusiastic about the coming legislation of the recreational use of cannabis. “I just think that this whole initiative is regressive,” said Jane Groenewegen, former Hay River South MLA and a former minister of Health and Social Services. Groenewegen […]

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30 raise $1,300 for a cause

Hay River again joined communities across Canada – and some elsewhere in the world – for the Terry Fox Run. The annual event to raise money for cancer research was held on Sept. 17 on the track at Diamond Jenness Secondary School. Dale Loutit, the recreation programmer with the Town of Hay River, organized the […]

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Chase the Ace off to solid start

Hay River’s second Chase the Ace lottery is off and running. Its first weekly draw was held on Sept. 15, and Kelsey Brown – a visitor from Winnipeg – won the right to draw from a deck of 52 cards. She drew the eight of spades, not the ace of spades which would have ended […]

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Community connections

Make the Connection Night was held Sept. 6 inside the Hay River Fire Hall. The annual event is an opportunity for community groups to let town residents know what they do, and to sign up participants and seek volunteers. Make the Connection Night is presented by the Town of Hay River’s recreation department. FOR MORE […]

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That twangy sound

People in Hay River now have an opportunity to learn how to play a fun and unique musical instrument – the ukulele. Classes on the ukulele are being offered by NWT Centennial Library. “More or less, it’s an introduction to the basics of singing, to the basics of using a string instrument, and just harmonization […]

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Licence for new Chase the Ace expected to be issued soon

A process has begun that will soon see a licence issued for the second Chase the Ace lottery in Hay River. Judy Goucher, the senior administrative officer (SAO) with the Town of Hay River, said the town has had two licence applications on file since last year. The town reached out to those applicants in […]

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Art at the campground

On Saturdays during the camping season, the Hay River Campground offers free family fun of making crafts for campers and community residents. On Aug. 19, several people – both children and adults – got together to create artwork out of driftwood from Great Slave Lake. FOR MORE PHOTOS, CHECK OUT THE PRINT EDITION

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