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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 […]

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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Sidewalk question posed to McBryan Drive residents

The Town of Hay River has agreed to give residents in the McBryan Drive area extra time to decide whether they want to help pay for a sidewalk. And the town will be providing accurate information on which to base that decision. Those were the main results of a June 9 public meeting called by […]

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Fire the real thing at training centre

Usually, the monthly policing reports from the Hay River RCMP detachment are accepted by town council with not much comment. However, some numbers in the report for April caught the attention of Coun. Steve Anderson. “I just noticed in that comparison between April 2015 and April this year, the assaults have gone from 14 to […]

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Three proposals received for rec centre renovations

Three proposals have been received by the Town of Hay River on renovating the Don Stewart Recreation Centre. The town had issued a request for proposals on March 23 with an original closing date of April 27. That was later extended to May 6. The three proposals were to be examined by a committee – […]

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Safety takes spotlight

Workers from around the community gathered for a workshop on May 3 for North American Occupational Safety and Health Week. The annual event brings attention to safety in the workplace, as well as in the community. Greg Whitlock, regional superintendent for the Department of Transportation, has been organizing events for the week for the past […]

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Fastpitch championships on the way

In late July, some of the best fastball players in Western Canada will be heading for Hay River. That’s because it was announced last week that the community will host the 2016 Western Canadian Masters Fastpitch Championships from July 28 to 31. That event is for men 40 years of age and older, although those […]

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Closed treatment centre could get more mileage

The territorial government has agreed to provide funding to put together a plan for alternative uses for the closed Nats’ejee K’eh Treatment Centre on the Hay River Reserve. The funding was discussed on March 21 when Health and Social Services Minister Glen Abernethy visited the reserve to meet with the chief and council of K’atlodeeche […]

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Former resident wins pharmacy award

A former resident of Hay River has been recognized with an award just a few years into a pharmacy career. Graham Anderson was presented the Future of Pharmacy Award by the Alberta College of Pharmacists and the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association at an awards banquet on March 3 in Edmonton.  “I don’t know if I want […]

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Return of Buffalo Airway’s sched to Yellowknife may be months away

It could be months before Buffalo Airways’ passenger flights resume between Hay River and Yellowknife. So says Kathy McBryan, the company’s base manager in Hay River. “We’re working daily toward it,” she said. “We just have a few things we want to iron out. So we have no set date but it’s definitely in the […]

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