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DaRosa Cup on the way

A new indoor soccer tournament – for the futsal version of the game – will be held in Hay River in May. But it’s not just another tournament. There are a couple of things that make the Elks Futsal DaRosa Cup very special. First of all, it’s a test tournament for next year’s Arctic Winter […]

Major hire for town

Later this month, Jim Darby will officially assume a new title as director of recreation and community services with the Town of Hay River. And until April he will have another title – or more accurately rank – as a major in the British Army. Darby explained that he served in the Royal Army Physical […]

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Curlers exceed goals at nationals

A junior women’s curling team from Hay River had two goals heading into national championships as representatives of the NWT. “Our goal was to win at least one game and keep scores close, and we won two games,” said skip Zoey Walsh. The team – also featuring third Julie Squires-Rowe, second Nicole Griffiths and lead […]

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Women’s minister credits campaign school

Caroline Cochrane can personally attest to the impact of a campaign school for women, like the one held in Hay River over the weekend. Cochrane, the territorial minister responsible for the status of women, told the participants at the workshop that she is in politics because of a similar campaign school in Yellowknife. She said […]

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Ice resurfacer hits outdoor rinks

Effective Jan. 17, the town maintenance staff has begun using an ice resurfacer on the Ray Benoit Outdoor Rink in 553. According to a news release from Ruth Boden, the town’s acting senior administrative officer, staff will continue to use the ice resurfacer with a daily flood around 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday unless the […]

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Tennis players play to a beat

Some students in Hay River learned how to practise and play table tennis to music last week. The unique way to learn the sport was brought to Hay River by Steve Rowe of England. “The reason I’m here is I’m the founder of the worldwide fitness program called Aerobic Table Tennis,” he said. “Aerobic Table […]

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New rec centre will soon rise

The construction site of the new rec centre is in for a very noticeable change soon. “It will seem like visual progress here right away,” said Coun. Jason Coakwell, the chair of the Don Stewart Recreation Centre Build Committee. “The steel will start going up very quickly here. So there will be some visual changes […]

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Heading back to nationals

The Zoey Walsh junior women’s curling team from Hay River will once again represent the NWT at the national championships. And that is despite not having anywhere to practise or play in Hay River because of the ongoing reconstruction of the Don Stewart Recreation Centre. “It was kind of challenging as we didn’t really have […]

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Double gold for Kyzer Hehn

Mason Bruneau is the best judoka to come out of Hay River in recent times. Kyzer Hehn, though, has his eyes set on becoming the next best judoka to come out of Hay River. The nine-year-old was the lone judoka from the town at the second annual Arctic Open tournament in Yellowknife last weekend and […]

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Badminton tournament grows

The number of competitors in an annual badminton tournament in Hay River has made a dramatic leap upwards. This year’s event – held from Dec. 1 to 3 at Diamond Jenness Secondary School – attracted an estimated 149 players from Grade 7 up to an open division including adults, according to organizer Kelly Webster. That […]

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