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Brian Willows to run for MLA

  A second person has announced his intention to run in Hay River South for the upcoming territorial election. That is Brian Willows, a retired chief operating officer of the Northwest Territories Power Corporation. “I retired about five years ago, and you contemplate all this knowledge that you’ve gained over a career and you say […]

Golden tickets for Disneyland

  Three youngsters in Hay River got the surprise of a lifetime last week. At a Sept. 23 assembly at Princess Alexandra School, they were called to the front and handed golden tickets for a trip to Disneyland. “I got an adrenalin rush right through my body,” said Albert Rymer, a 12-year-old student in Grade […]

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MP calls this campaign different

  For Dennis Bevington, campaigning in a federal election is nothing new – this is his fourth carrying the New Democrat banner in the NWT. But the current election is different he said. While he has won before – this is his ninth year representing the NWT in parliament – the New Democratic Party has […]

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Waiting for the price

  Preparations are moving ahead for a plebiscite on borrowing money to help pay for the proposed renovations to the Don Stewart Recreation Centre. The plebiscite is set for Oct. 19 in conjunction with the municipal election. On Sept. 23, Coun. Jason Coakwell, chair of the building committee for the renovations, updated the Hay River […]

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Thinking big about tiny houses

  With the price of real estate and utilities in the North, people may be drawn toward alternative approaches to living. That is Klaudia Mika’s reasoning for becoming interested in tiny houses. They are compact, often portable houses that challenge the bigger-is-better mentality. Usually ranging from 150 to 300 square feet in size, tiny houses […]

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Proposed pellet mill jumps hurdle

A major hurdle has been cleared on the way to building a wood pellet mill in Enterprise. The proposed project is close to obtaining 3.2 square-kilometres of land on the north side of the community on which to build. On Sept. 14, Enterprise hamlet council unanimously passed a motion to approve an agreement-in-principle to sell […]

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Concerns, praise for new Mental Health Act

  There was no shortage of concerns – along with some praise – last week at a public hearing in Hay River about the GNWT’s new Mental Health Act. About 25 people attended the hearing held by the legislative assembly’s Standing Committee on Social Programs, which is reviewing the bill proposed by the Department of […]

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Time to shape up

    It is one of those times of year when a new crop of fitness classes is offered by the Town of Hay River.   Five of those classes are starting or have already started this week.   “We do offer fitness classes on a seasonal basis, so we’ll do them in the fall, […]

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Franco fun over the summer

    The last breezes of summer may be blowing out, but for the children who attended the francophone summer camp this year, their language skills are staying strong.   Fifteen children and youth gathered for bilingual camp during the weekdays from July 2 to Aug. 21.   The camp was supported by Ecole Boreale […]

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New trail to the past

    There was a day of ribbon-cutting, unveiling and saying thanks last week at the Hay River Heritage Centre.   One of the highlights of the Sept. 11 event was the opening of a new trail and park area in which exhibits are displayed, such as one of the original generators for the town […]

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