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Winter Market returns

The Winter Market is back, and bigger and better this year. Running for four years now, the Winter Market is the place to be on a Sunday. With its increasing popularity, organizers Brenda Shannon and Linda Duford have been on the lookout for a larger space to host the weekly event. In past years, it […]

Sub on the Hub almost back to normal

  One business was particularly hard hit by the strike of unionized municipal workers this year, and it is still recovering. That was Sub on the Hub, a takeout that has a prime location in the Don Stewart Recreation Centre. However, that prime location was not so good when the rec centre was closed during […]

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Women hit heritage centre

  Sometimes women need an evening out with their friends, and the men can stay at home. Such was the logic behind the first-annual Ladies’ Night, which took place on Nov. 20 at the fully decorated and sparkly Hay River Heritage Centre. Sheila Cook, who is on the board of the Hay River Museum Society, […]

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Land sale deal reached for pellet mill

The final details have been agreed upon so proponents of a wood pellet mill can buy land in Enterprise. All that remains is for Aurora Wood Pellets Ltd. and the Hamlet of Enterprise to sign the deal for 3.2 square kilometres on the north side of the community. Brad Mapes, a Hay River businessman and […]

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GNWT still waiting for health centre

  The new health centre is still not ready to be turned over to the territorial government. “The contractor is continuing to work towards substantial completion in keeping with the original project timeline of December 31st,” stated a Nov. 13 e-mail from Nicole Bonnell, a spokesperson for the Department of Public Works and Services (PWS), […]

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Soccer variant welcomed

  Futsal – a variation of indoor soccer – is being introduced to Hay River. On the evening of Nov. 7, the Hay River Elks Soccer Program opened registration for futsal each Saturday evening at the Diamond Jenness Secondary School gym. “It’s just a different version of soccer,” said Mark Miehm, a volunteer coach who […]

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Legion’s padre to retire after 16 years in role

  According to Vicky Latour, there will be no special mention of a personal milestone for her on Nov. 11 as she officiates her final Remembrance Day ceremony as padre of Branch 250 of the Royal Canadian Legion. “Definitely not,” she said. “This is about the veterans and those who have gone.” In fact, it […]

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Town hires interim SAO

  Scotty Edgerton – well-known in these parts for community management – is now managing the Town of Hay River. Edgerton was hired as interim senior administrative officer (SAO) on Oct. 22 for a three-month term to end on Jan. 22. “He is going to be a great help for our community,” said Mayor Brad […]

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Top court won’t hear school case

The Supreme Court of Canada won’t hear a case involving Ecole Boreale and its administration’s fight to get the territorial government to provide additional teaching space. The top court issued a press release Oct. 29 stating it wouldn’t hear several cases, including the one brought by the francophone school authority. The Commission scolaire francophone argued […]

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Disabilities committee seeks board members

A group that provides help to people with disabilities is itself looking for people willing to lend a hand – and their time. The Committee for Persons with Disabilities is hoping to find a few new directors for its board to produce some fresh ideas and assist with fundraising. The committee is a non-government organization […]

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