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Town looking at year-round Visitor Information Centre

The town has a new vision for the Visitor Information Centre. “We’re hoping to have this open all year round,” said Jim Darby, the director of recreation and community services with the Town of Hay River, while being interviewed at the Visitor Information Centre, also known as the VIC. Right now, it’s an idea, which […]

Biggest Fiddling & Jigging Championship North of 60 cancelled for year due to funding issues

The Biggest Fiddling & Jigging Championship North of 60 – a very popular annual event in Hay River – has been cancelled for this year by the Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre. Shari Caudron, executive director at Soaring Eagle, explained the cancellation is largely due to funding issues. “This year because we’ve taken on some other […]

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Fisherman’s Wharf draws a crowd

Fisherman’s Wharf outdoor market is still the place to be in Hay River between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays during the summer. As it has been for years, the mix of good food, crafts and an outdoor setting on the river appears irresistible to residents and visitors alike. FOR THE REST OF THE […]

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Ecole Boreale grads break record

Nine students have graduated from Ecole Boreale. And, according to principal Carole McLaughlin, that is a record number of graduates for the French-language school. McLaughlin noted there were seven graduates last year and five graduates two years ago. At graduation ceremonies on June 24, the principal, who will be leaving Ecole Boreale at the end […]

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Girls walk fashion runway

A group of Hay River girls presented a unique fashion show for family and friends on June 14. The show – held in the lobby of the Don Stewart Recreation Centre – featured creative dresses made out of garbage bags, newspaper and duct tape. It was the sixth-annual fashion show from the girls of PHAB, […]

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NWT Track and Field Championships once again attract big numbers to town

The NWT Track and Field Championships once again attracted more than a thousand young athletes to Hay River. In fact, the exact number was 1,164 athletes and more than 200 coaches from schools and a couple of track and field clubs in 14 different communities for the June 7 to 9 event. The impressive numbers […]

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NorthWords Writers Festival coming to town and reserve

Hay River will be welcoming three visitors on June 2 as part of the 12th-annual NorthWords Writers Festival. The visitors are Yellowknife writer Laurie Sarkadi, Northern storyteller Paul Andrew and Toronto-based writer Melanie Florence. Sarkadi – an award-winning writer, producer and editor of EDGE YK magazine in Yellowknife – will be visiting a school and […]

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Mayor pushes for help collecting cash

Mayor Brad Mapes says it is a financial hit that the Town of Hay River can’t absorb. That is not getting paid the $1.3 million is back taxes and lease payments owed to the municipality by the defunct Northern Transportation Company Ltd. (NTCL). “Our town basically cannot take a hit of $1.3 million,” said Mapes. […]

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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 […]

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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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