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Changing the conversation

  A varied group of businesspeople and government officials have informally joined forces to accentuate the positive in Hay River. The group, which calls itself Change the Conversation, is the brainchild of Tom Colosimo, the regional superintendent with the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment, and Donna Lee Jungkind, the town’s deputy mayor. “Part of […]

Town workers back to work

Town council has ratified a new contract with its unionized workers, which will finally end a nearly six-month strike. However, councillors were less than enthusiastic – or unanimous – in approving the new deal at an Aug. 5 special meeting. One by one they criticized the wage increases as unsustainable. Coun. Jason Coakwell, one of […]

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Metis make milestone

A milestone has been reached by the Metis of the South Slave, including Hay River. On July 31, a land and resources agreement-in-principle was signed between the Northwest Territory Metis Nation, the federal government and the GNWT. The three sides began negotiating almost 20 years ago. “We’ve been doing this since 1996,” said Fort Resolution’s […]

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Backyard dreams come true

A year after Natacha Kruger-Rewega quit her job to focus on painting full time, she’s taking her passion one step further. Last week, she began construction on a building next to her own home in Old Town to house Mama Bear Arts, a gallery and studio she hopes to share with artists from all over […]

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New blood highlights heritage

With a little new effort and a lot of hard work, the Hay River Museum is looking better than ever. A revived outdoor space and constantly updated displays inside have attracted more visitors from outside the community, but also some returning familiar faces from much closer to home. “It doesn’t happen overnight,” said board member […]

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Games planning underway

The competition has closed, the papers have been signed, and now all that’s left is to put on the largest sporting event the South Slave has ever seen. “Moving forward, we’re looking at getting everybody on track, asking the key people to step up,” said host committee president Greg Rowe. “We want to go through […]

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$150,000 crack stash found

Firefighters discovered 1.5 kilograms of crack cocaine last week during a bout of maintenance on trailers at their training site in Old Town. The amount, according to RCMP representative Const. Elenore Sturko, is unusual. “That’s three pounds of crack,” she told The Hub last week. “That’s one and a half kilograms of drugs that won’t […]

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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 […]

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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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