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Hula hoops ensnare fun

There are a plethora of activities in town for young and old, but perhaps none more entertaining than hula hooping. “It’s tons of fun, it boosts your self-esteem, and it puts you in touch with your body,” said Rayna Hunt, who leads a class once a week in her crusade to get people interested in […]

Travel plans foiled

With insufficient funds, the under-14 girls’ minor softball team is cancelling on a tournament in Winnipeg next month, but the team is pushing hard for next year’s season with 17 girls registered and fundraising efforts underway. “We’re still fundraising, still working toward the next championships,” said Ashley McKay, the girls’ coach who said she has […]

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Health centre completion approaches

The new health centre may look done, but a spokesperson for the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority said there are still a few important details to be sorted. “When you look at it, it’s totally done,” said CEO Al Woods. “If you took a walk in it like I have, you would swear […]

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Bear shot dead in Old Town

  A bear was shot earlier this month in Old Town after it had invaded a few people’s lawns and wreaked havoc in the neighbourhood. “It was 5 a.m. and my parents were here visiting,” said Rosie Wallington, who caught the bear eating her trash. “I guess my mom heard something in the backyard and […]

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Dog dies in wolf snare

A family is advising people to stay away from the old railway tracks just past the junction of Highway 1 and Highway 5 after their dog was killed by a wolf snare there earlier this month. Hank the dog disappeared July 7 and was found later that week caught in a snare. “We went for […]

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Fire chief pushes prevention

While the fires earlier this month gave some residents a scare, Fire Chief Ross Potter also hopes that they prove an effective incentive for people to protect themselves and their homes from future blazes. “It’s a matter of maintenance,” he told The Hub. “Any branches lower than six feet high have the potential to spread […]

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Memory wall returns three-fold

From a simple initiative to help Hay Riverites remember loved ones for people returning to the town for Homecoming in 2013, the memory wall has just about tripled in size. Brad Mapes, the man largely responsible for the outdoor wall of photographs of late residents said the first year, he was overwhelmed by the total […]

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Hay Days a hit

With 20 acts on four stages over two days, this year’s Hay Days music festival kept spectators and performers busy. “The bands have been stellar,” said organizer Ken Latour. “We have more volunteers this year and everyone is doing amazing work. We have a great team.” The festival kicked off Friday night at three separate […]

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Camp kicks off

Kids Rule Summer Fun Day Camp is underway as of last week, with 80 participants signed up and ready to get outside. The camp was put together by the Rowe’s Group of Companies after the strike put the kibosh on the Summer Heat day camp. Last week was not ideal for outside activities. Between the […]

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Hospital hits 50

  It has been 50 years since the hospital in New Town opened its doors, and before another momentous move, nurses, doctors, patients and administrators past and present gathered to pay tribute to that history as well as reconnect with their fellows. “You meet patients, then they become friends, and then you have friends for […]

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