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Health authority welcomes new full-time doctor

There’s a new doctor in town, and he’s here to stay – at least for a year. “This has been on the radar for about four or five years,” said Dr. John Desmond, who has recently signed a one-year contract with the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority. “Things sort of all came together […]

Calm before the storm

Normally, the August long-weekend is a busy one for the RCMP in Hay River – one of the busiest of the year, in fact. But last Friday night was a quiet one. Nonetheless, Cpl. Greg Morrow, the interim detachment commander, made sure to put extra bodies on the shift – not an easy task in […]

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NTCL fuel spill mopped up, now being monitored

More than a week after a diesel fuel spill at the mouth of the Hay River, the mess is almost all cleaned up and the public beach reopened after being closed for several days. The spill occurred Sunday, June 20, and by Thursday the beach had reopened. The Northern Transportation Company Limited (NTCL) vessel Kelly […]

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Rangers play host to top brass

Some of Norway’s top military command paid a visit to the Hub last week as part of a Northern trip to learn about the Canadian Ranger program. “What you do here is important,” said Lt. Gen. Morten Haga Lunde, Commander Norwegian Joint HQ, to the assembled Rangers on June 25. “It’s important for me to […]

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‘A big fat thank you’

  A year after opening her bakery, She Takes the Cake owner Melissa Beck is still stunned by her success. “I can’t believe I made it,” she told The Hub. “I’ve always been optimistic, but this first year was such a learning curve. I hope I’ve worked out some of the wrinkles.” Beck moved from […]

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Night on the town

Pulling out of the residence on the reserve, police receive a call for service at the Hay River Legion, where they were informed an adult female was intoxicated and causing trouble. The dispatcher in Yellowknife said that although her family was trying to remove her, they were as yet unsuccessful. When officers arrived on the […]

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Hospital CEO holds down the fort

  The Hay River Health and Social Services Authority’s current CEO has signed on for another two years for sure, but said he would stay as long as it took to complete the transfer to the new health centre still under construction. “Two years will put us right in the midst of that change,” Al […]

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Northern Hockey Challenge back in Hay River this weekend

This town is no doubt a hockey town, but for the most part, tournaments and activities are organized for minor hockey players. The Northern Hockey Challenge (NHC), however, is the exception to the rule. Adult players get to test their skills against the top competitors from all over the North and the games draw crowds […]

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AWG Day 5: Biathlon, speed skating increase haul, hockey showdown looms

Medals rained for Team NWT’s biathletes and speed skaters again in Whitehorse. Speed skater Isaac Wideman earned another gold medal, this time in the 666-metre speed skating race. Rachel Latour won a silver and Kirianne Ashley and James Thomas both won broze, bringing the team’s total to 24. The snowshoe and ski biathletes are nipping […]

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Throwing rocks at houses

The Northwest Territories’ junior girls curling skip Janis O’Keefe leans over the pool table, eyeing angles and contemplating her next move. After a moment involving much giggling and clever digs from her teammates, her brow unfurrows itself and she gamely strikes the cue ball, grinning broadly. She misses, spectacularly. To the accompaniment of more laughter […]

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