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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 […]

Closed treatment centre could get more mileage

The territorial government has agreed to provide funding to put together a plan for alternative uses for the closed Nats’ejee K’eh Treatment Centre on the Hay River Reserve. The funding was discussed on March 21 when Health and Social Services Minister Glen Abernethy visited the reserve to meet with the chief and council of K’atlodeeche […]

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Former resident wins pharmacy award

A former resident of Hay River has been recognized with an award just a few years into a pharmacy career. Graham Anderson was presented the Future of Pharmacy Award by the Alberta College of Pharmacists and the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association at an awards banquet on March 3 in Edmonton.  “I don’t know if I want […]

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Return of Buffalo Airway’s sched to Yellowknife may be months away

It could be months before Buffalo Airways’ passenger flights resume between Hay River and Yellowknife. So says Kathy McBryan, the company’s base manager in Hay River. “We’re working daily toward it,” she said. “We just have a few things we want to iron out. So we have no set date but it’s definitely in the […]

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Relay for Life to return

Relay for Life in Hay River has not lost the battle yet. Plans are in motion to bring the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event back to town. The event, which had alternated year-by-year with Fort Smith was a big success in Hay River in the past but has not run since its last […]

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Hay River MLA to talk cash

MLAs will begin the first regular sitting this week since the fall election and one Hay River representative says his first priority is pointing a spotlight on the sagging economy. “One of the first things I need to do is make sure all the members know the economic situation in Hay River is different from […]

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Denture clinic brings satellite office

There is now another option for specialized denture solutions in town. Modern Smiles Denture & Implant Centre, which operates in Grande Prairie, Alta., opened a satellite office on Woodland Drive on Feb. 6. Denturist Rae-Lynne Robichaud and her business partner Tia Chabot both live in Grande Prairie and will be travelling to Hay River every […]

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RCMP sergeant transferring to Alberta

A little more than a year as the RCMP commander in Hay River, Sgt. Tyler Codling will be working his last day in the community on Feb. 5. When he arrived in December 2014, the plan was for him to stay three years – the full duration for a sergeant in Hay River. “The unique […]

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Northern Hockey Challenge in works

  The Northern Hockey Challenge is returning for another season. The popular event – featuring a clash of senior recreation hockey teams from Hay River and Yellowknife – is planned to begin in January. “Things seem to be moving along,” said Greg Rowe, one of the organizers. And on the weekend, player Andre Chabot said […]

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Skiing to Greenland

  Four Hay River biathletes booked their tickets to the upcoming Arctic Winter Games during territorial trials over the weekend at their home club. By succeeding at the trials, they will now be heading to the Games in Greenland in March. The four, who all made Team NWT in ski biathlon, are Kjel Crook in […]

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