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Hula hoops ensnare fun

There are a plethora of activities in town for young and old, but perhaps none more entertaining than hula hooping. “It’s tons of fun, it boosts your self-esteem, and it puts you in touch with your body,” said Rayna Hunt, who leads a class once a week in her crusade to get people interested in […]

Health centre completion approaches

The new health centre may look done, but a spokesperson for the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority said there are still a few important details to be sorted. “When you look at it, it’s totally done,” said CEO Al Woods. “If you took a walk in it like I have, you would swear […]

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Bear shot dead in Old Town

  A bear was shot earlier this month in Old Town after it had invaded a few people’s lawns and wreaked havoc in the neighbourhood. “It was 5 a.m. and my parents were here visiting,” said Rosie Wallington, who caught the bear eating her trash. “I guess my mom heard something in the backyard and […]

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Fire chief pushes prevention

While the fires earlier this month gave some residents a scare, Fire Chief Ross Potter also hopes that they prove an effective incentive for people to protect themselves and their homes from future blazes. “It’s a matter of maintenance,” he told The Hub. “Any branches lower than six feet high have the potential to spread […]

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Dog dies in wolf snare

A family is advising people to stay away from the old railway tracks just past the junction of Highway 1 and Highway 5 after their dog was killed by a wolf snare there earlier this month. Hank the dog disappeared July 7 and was found later that week caught in a snare. “We went for […]

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Fire chief pushes prevention

While the fires earlier this month gave some residents a scare, Fire Chief Ross Potter also hopes that they prove an effective incentive for people to protect themselves and their homes from future blazes. “It’s a matter of maintenance,” he told The Hub. “Any branches lower than six feet high have the potential to spread […]

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Missing man’s remains found

Human remains found in a pond next to Highway 5 on July 6 have been identified as Brian Boucher, who went missing from Fort Smith last October. A statement from the police said that although the cause of death has yet to be determined, foul play is not suspected. The remains were found in a […]

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Hay Days a hit

With 20 acts on four stages over two days, this year’s Hay Days music festival kept spectators and performers busy. “The bands have been stellar,” said organizer Ken Latour. “We have more volunteers this year and everyone is doing amazing work. We have a great team.” The festival kicked off Friday night at three separate […]

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Camp kicks off

Kids Rule Summer Fun Day Camp is underway as of last week, with 80 participants signed up and ready to get outside. The camp was put together by the Rowe’s Group of Companies after the strike put the kibosh on the Summer Heat day camp. Last week was not ideal for outside activities. Between the […]

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Fires threaten town

  A Gjoa Haven company is accusing the hamlet’s administrator of blocking it from obtaining work and expanding in the community. CAP Enterprises Ltd. manager Charlie Cahill said the situation escalated after his company sued the hamlet and its senior administrative officer last October for allegedly failing to follow the territory’s Hamlet’s Act. “We’re trying […]

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