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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 […]

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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Rainbow crosswalk OK’d

A crosswalk in the colours of the rainbow flag – a symbol of the LGBTQ community – will soon be spanning Woodland Drive in front of the public library. Town council approved the idea at its meeting on July 25. It had been suggested to council by Hay River Pride, which noted that rainbow flag […]

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Golf club hit by two break-ins

The Hay River Golf Club was recently the victim of break and enter, not once but twice. Security images from the scene show two disguised persons in the club during both break-ins. The first break-in happened at about 3:13 a.m. on July 16, according to an RCMP news release. “At that time two unknown individuals entered […]

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Ammonia leak forces evacuation

A section of the downtown core was cordoned off and evacuated the morning of July 18 due to an ammonia leak in the old recreation centre, currently being town down to make way for a new one. The ammonia was being allowed to dissipate into the air. “We can’t do anything with it,” said Fire […]

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Festival draws artists to Inuvik

Hay River will be well-represented at this month’s Great Northern Arts Festival in Inuvik. April Glaicar, who makes jewelry, and Jennifer Buckley, who creates fish-scale art, will be travelling north. Both artists said the festival will offer an opportunity for networking. “I’m excited to meet new artists,” said Buckley. “Every artist has a different eye […]

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Ballpark maintenance criticized

The maintenance of public green spaces and parks has become a hot topic for a few Hay River residents. John and Tracy Hill, who are involved in ball leagues, are asking questions about the standards set for the community’s image. They say the parks have been seeing decreased maintenance over the last few years, but […]

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Rebuilt recreation centre will cost $21.3 million plus

A new number has finally been put to the cost of rebuilding the Don Stewart Recreation Centre. At a special meeting on June 16, town council approved a motion to enter into a letter of acceptance with Clark Builders of Yellowknife to rebuild the centre for $21,310,717. While that will be the payment to the […]

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