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In honour of all moms

A Mother’s Day Tea was held on May 13 to honour all the moms in the community. The special event was hosted by the Catholic Women’s League at Our Lady of Assumption Roman Catholic Church. Mother’s Day was officially a day later on May 14. FOR THE REST OF THE STORY, CHECK OUT THE PRINT […]

Museum society chooses executive for year

The Hay River Museum Society has confirmed a new board of directors and executive. Brad Mapes is back for another year as chairperson of the group. The other members of the executive are vice-chairperson Linda Carter, secretary Tom Lakusta and treasurer Eileen Hamilton. They were chosen after the group’s annual general meeting on April 22. […]

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Lost and found

If Joey the Brussels Griffon could talk, he would no doubt have a great story to tell. As it is, Joey’s owner Linda Nixon – and it seems many other people in Hay River – are left to wonder and be amazed how a small dog could survive in the bush and in freezing temperatures […]

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The toughest race in the world

There’s sports, and then there’s the kind of sports that Hay River native Ilona Gyapay does. That is extreme endurance cross-country skiing, like a race Gyapay recently entered for the first time in Greenland – and finished third in the women’s division. It’s called the Arctic Circle Race. “It’s been a goal of mine for […]

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Photographer’s work on display in Yellowknife

Adam Hill’s photos are well-known, especially those of the aurora borealis. One of his images is even featured on a coin commemorating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Despite that recognition, the Hay River photographer is still particularly excited about an exhibition of his work – Love, the Land: Photographs by Adam Hill – that recently […]

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Dene Nation annual assembly coming to Hay River Reserve

For the first time in 11 years, the Dene National Assembly is coming to the Hay River Reserve. The 47th version of the assembly will take place from July 17 to 21. Chief Roy Fabian of K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) is pleased to see the assembly returning to the reserve. “The KFN is really proud […]

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Triathlon, half-marathon set

A new sports event is being planned for June in Hay River. It’s an as-yet-unnamed triathlon and half marathon. “There was a lot of talk about having a spring event and I actually had some calls from people out of town wondering if Hay River was doing a half-marathon or triathlon in the spring,” said […]

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Reward still stands in arson case

A Hay River man is not about to let an unsolved arson at his friends’ house be forgotten. Duane Mackie is continuing to offer a cash reward for information that leads to a conviction in the case, and other people have pledged more money to add to the total. No arrest has yet been made […]

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‘A hill to die on’

A public hearing in Hay River on April 12 left little doubt what many people think of the GNWT’s plans to make fundamental changes to the education system. Proposed changes to the Education Act in Bill 16 – a decrease of up to 100 hours per year in instructional time and introduction of junior kindergarten […]

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A new way forward for land claims

New proposals have been put forward to settle long-running land claim negotiations in the NWT. The new ideas are in two reports from ministerial special representatives appointed last year by the federal government to facilitate discussions between negotiating parties, and to provide recommendations to address challenges. Most significantly, Canada and the GNWT plan to make […]

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