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Colombian indigenous leaders stop on reserve

Two indigenous leaders from Colombia visited the Hay River Reserve on June 7 as part of a fact-finding mission on economic development by First Nations in the NWT. The special guests were Higinio Obispo, secretary general of the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC) – representing 1.9 million people – and Martha Peralta, liaison officer […]

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Bike Rodeo attracts young riders

A Bike Rodeo for children was held in Hay River on June 3. The Hay River Fire Department presented the annual event as a way to promote biking safety. It featured helmet fittings, an obstacle course on which the young riders tested their skills, and mechanical checks of bicycles. Prizes were also awarded to the […]

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Russell King named to Order of the NWT

Hay River’s Russell King has been honoured by being named to the Order of the Northwest Territories. “I was pretty shocked when they called me, that’s for certain,” said the well-known businessperson of when he found out about the prestigious honour two weeks ago. “I don’t really know why they nominated me, but anyway I […]

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Students see drilling up close

A group of Grade 8 students from Diamond Jenness Secondary School got an up-close look at mineral exploration on May 15. The students boarded a bus that morning and headed off to a drill site at Pine Point, about 70 kilometres to the east and about five kilometres north of Highway 6 to Fort Resolution. […]

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In honour of all moms

A Mother’s Day Tea was held on May 13 to honour all the moms in the community. The special event was hosted by the Catholic Women’s League at Our Lady of Assumption Roman Catholic Church. Mother’s Day was officially a day later on May 14. FOR THE REST OF THE STORY, CHECK OUT THE PRINT […]

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Playschool again supported

The 24th-annual Hay River Playschool Auction and Dance was held May 6. As in every year for nearly a quarter of a century, parents and other members of the community supported the playschool by bidding on a wide arrange of items and services. In all, 52 lots – often more than one item or service […]

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Museum society chooses executive for year

The Hay River Museum Society has confirmed a new board of directors and executive. Brad Mapes is back for another year as chairperson of the group. The other members of the executive are vice-chairperson Linda Carter, secretary Tom Lakusta and treasurer Eileen Hamilton. They were chosen after the group’s annual general meeting on April 22. […]

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Lost and found

If Joey the Brussels Griffon could talk, he would no doubt have a great story to tell. As it is, Joey’s owner Linda Nixon – and it seems many other people in Hay River – are left to wonder and be amazed how a small dog could survive in the bush and in freezing temperatures […]

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The toughest race in the world

There’s sports, and then there’s the kind of sports that Hay River native Ilona Gyapay does. That is extreme endurance cross-country skiing, like a race Gyapay recently entered for the first time in Greenland – and finished third in the women’s division. It’s called the Arctic Circle Race. “It’s been a goal of mine for […]

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Photographer’s work on display in Yellowknife

Adam Hill’s photos are well-known, especially those of the aurora borealis. One of his images is even featured on a coin commemorating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Despite that recognition, the Hay River photographer is still particularly excited about an exhibition of his work – Love, the Land: Photographs by Adam Hill – that recently […]

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