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Chamber hosts first spring show

The inaugural spring trade show – as yet unnamed – hosted by the Hay River Chamber of Commerce was by all accounts a success. “We had a lot of interest from businesses to promote spring and summer activities,” said Chamber president Joe Melanson. “Canoeing, camping, quadding, all that is summer.” Typically the Chamber hosts the […]

Strike prompts more contracting

In the latest development in the ongoing municipal strike, the town has announced it will be contracting maintenance work for the parks in the community this summer. “When the strike started, we were able to lock up the facilities and keep people safely out of the rec centre,” said Mayor Andrew Cassidy. “Obviously, with outdoor […]

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Union pickets conference

With delegates from all over the territory in town, the municipal workers still on strike took the opportunity to make their case to a wider audience. They picketed on the side of the road next to the Pine Point bridge on Friday afternoon while the NWT Association of Communities conference kicked off on the Hay […]

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Farm training set for growth

Proponents for the Northern Farm Training Institute now have the land, the money and the buildings under construction to start their first season with a proper campus, and now they have turned to the community in search of greater participation. “We have ideas, of course, but we thought it would be fun to ask you […]

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Talks break down between union and town

Negotiations between UNW members and the municipality collapsed on Monday after both parties agreed to return to the table on Sunday. “They’re not there to negotiate, as far as we’re concerned,” said Mayor Andrew Cassidy. The town initially offered a raise of 1.35 per cent over three years, an offer the union countered with 2 […]

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Woman’s homicide under investigation

Friends and family of Roberta Lynn Sabourin are reeling after news of her death spread across the large Sabourin family. The RCMP have not released the name of the victim but family members have confirmed the deceased is Sabourin, 42, of Hay River. The police issued a news release April 10 stating that 41-year-old Lori […]

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Polar Pond Hockey returns

  Polar Pond Hockey – an event that has fast become an annual tradition – was back for its seventh year this past weekend. And a lot of the players were also back. In fact, Curtis Rowe, one of the organizers of the March 20 to 22 event, said there were returning players from many […]

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Biggest K’amba ever

About a thousand turned out for the K’amba Carnival on the Hay River Reserve this past weekend with every event packed and spirits running high. “It’s just been incredible,” said organizing committee chair Doug Lamalice. “It’s the biggest, best turnout we’ve ever had.” Events from dog-sledding to talent shows and skills competitions ran from Thursday […]

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Strike moves to week three

  Tensions are high as municipal workers continue their strike action now into its third week but movement from either side is yet to be seen. “As the employees stand right now, I don’t know that they would waiver and give up any more,” said workers’ bargaining team member Rachel Yee. “The respect issue is […]

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Sexual health pushed

Zero judgement was the name of the game for the sexual health workshops held last week for young girls. FOXY, known as Fostering Free Expression among Youth, project co-ordinator Nancy MacNeil said she doesn’t know what it’s like to be a teenage girl growing up on the Hay River Reserve, so she said she couldn’t […]

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