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Fastpitch championships on the way

In late July, some of the best fastball players in Western Canada will be heading for Hay River. That’s because it was announced last week that the community will host the 2016 Western Canadian Masters Fastpitch Championships from July 28 to 31. That event is for men 40 years of age and older, although those […]

Roller skates hit arena

Hay River’s ice-free arena will become a temporary roller rink on April 27. “In order to use the rink more, I was thinking: how about a roller rink?” asked Dale Loutit, the recreation programmer with the Town of Hay River. “I’ve also had some kids come and ask me if they can go roller skating […]

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Hub curlers hit ice in Canadian Masters

Hay River was well represented at this year’s Canadian Masters Curling Championship. Paul Delorey and Davida Delorey travelled to their home province of Nova Scotia to compete in the championship in Kings County from April 4 to 10. Both Hay River curlers were skips of their respective NWT teams. They were joined in representing Hay […]

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Final touches for BMX/skate park

Some significant finishing touches are to be made this summer to the Chaser BMX/Skate Park. Up to $64,000 has been set aside for the work by the Hay River BMX/Skate Park Association. “We still have things that we want to finish with the park,” said Louise Schumann, the president of the association. Among the improvements […]

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Team NWT hits Czech ice

For the NWT midget hockey team – including three players from Hay River – last month’s tour of Europe was all about the experience. And hockey was just part of that experience. “I had a lot of fun,” said Hay River’s Lochlan Munro, 16. “It was a good experience. I made a lot of memories. […]

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AWG participants honoured

Athletes, coaches and officials who participated in the Arctic Winter Games from Hay River were honoured by town council upon their return to the community. Almost all responded to an invitation from town council to be recognized before its March 14 meeting. “I’d just like to say that I’m extremely proud, like the rest of […]

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Countdown is on

When Greg Rowe arrived in Nuuk for the start of the 2016 Arctic Winter Games, he saw the countdown clock outside the visitor’s centre. It read all zeros. That’s when he knew the clock had started for his work to begin. The president of the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games Host Society was the […]

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Midgets off to play in Europe

Three midget hockey players from Hay River will soon be off on what will likely be the hockey experience of a lifetime. The trio – Lochlan Munro, Dawson McMeekin and Tyrell Wilgosh – are part of the NWT team that will be going on a 10-day, three-country tour of Europe, during which they will play […]

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Speedskaters suit up

The members of the Hay River Speed Skating Club now actually look like a team. That’s because for the first time the young skaters have team racing suits. Lori Coombs, the treasurer of the club, said it was the only club in the NWT that didn’t have team suits. “We used to joke that we […]

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Regina bound for nationals

Four Hay River residents will be headed to five-pin bowling nationals later this summer after territorials were held in town from Feb. 20 to 21. Eight people in total will head to Regina, Sask. for open nationals at the start of June, with four from Yellowknife joining the four from Hay River. The members were […]

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