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Education council wins national honour

The South Slave Divisional Education Council has been honoured with one of the most prestigious awards an education body in Canada can win – the Indigenous Organization Award presented by Indspire, the largest funder of indigenous education aside from the federal government. A group of South Slave delegates were on hand during the Nov. 4 […]

Reserve awaits results from bid to fund arena

Voting has now closed in an online completion that K’atlodeeche First Nation hopes may result in more funding to help build an arena on the Hay River Reserve. However, the First Nation will now have to wait until Nov. 7 to see if it has been successful in winning support from the Aviva Community Fund. […]

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Ecology North to host meeting on idea for regional recycling facility

Ecology North will host a public meeting in Enterprise on Oct. 19 to discuss the idea of establishing a regional waste transfer station in that community. “Basically, it’s just a big idea right now,” said Marissa Oteiza, manager of the Ecology North office in Hay River. A waste transfer station would be a kind of […]

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Farming institute passes milestone

Since it is harvest time, the Northern Farm Training Institute – better known as NFTI – is giving thanks for a successful second year at its farm campus, basically its first in operation. “This is our first year actually being able to plant food and have our animals be working on the land, and our […]

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Gardeners graduate internship

The Northern Farm Training Institute – better known as NFTI – has reason to celebrate. On Sept. 23, NFTI honoured the first four graduates of sections of its new Northern Market Garden Internship. Jackie Milne, the president of NFTI, explained the internship consists of six weeks in total, divided into three semesters of two weeks. […]

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Best Business For the JOB

Watch for your HAY RIVER BUSINESS DIRECTORY in this week’s HUB  

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Dog reunited with owner

If Paws the dog could speak, she would have an amazing story of survival to tell. As it is, the story of the emaciated sled dog being found alive – barely – after almost seven weeks lost north of Fort Providence is told by Wes Hinchey. Hinchey, the owner of Arctic Alarm in Yellowknife, was […]

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Airport manager retires

After almost 14 years, the airport in Hay River is no longer being managed by Kelly O’Connor. On Aug. 30, he officially retired but the new manager of the Hay River/Merlyn Carter Airport had already assumed her new duties on Aug. 15. O’Connor said he became airport manager in November 2002. “So it’s 13 years […]

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Chase for the Ace going strong

It seems Hay River has a new favourite game – chasing one elusive card. The Chase the Ace fundraiser, which was launched in January by the Hay River Curling Club, is still going strong, and creating more excitement each Friday evening as the main jackpot and weekly prizes keep climbing. On Aug. 19, the holder […]

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Book ready for Northern colours

An artist has branched out into a new creative endeavour. Jessica Latour has just released her first colouring book, featuring images with a distinctively Northern theme. The colouring book is called Northern Zentangle, and is both for children and the growing number of adults who enjoy colouring. “A zentangle I guess you could say is […]

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