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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 […]

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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Reserve cuts apart junior kindergarten

The concept of junior kindergarten – which is back on the agenda of the GNWT – has been criticized on the Hay River Reserve as a threat to the Aboriginal Head Start program. Rene Squirrel, the co-ordinator and teacher with Aboriginal Head Start at Chief Sunrise Education Centre, made that perfectly clear in an Aug. […]

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NTCL issues layoff notices

Northern Transportation Company Ltd. (NTCL) sent out seasonal layoff notices on Aug. 18. The financially-troubled company says that’s nothing unusual but the union representing some of the workers is worried by one aspect of the notice – a request that employees remove personal items from the workplace. “The correspondence NTCL sent to employees earlier today […]

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