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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 […]

New environmental health officer starts

A few short weeks after a lack of environmental health officers in the South Slave resulted in an E. coli scare on the Hay River Reserve, the region has a new man in the position. “On behalf of the health authority, we welcome Colin to the community … it is great to have an environmental […]

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Wheeling to the wharf

Terri Murrell, left, and Mathilde Van Heereveld take off for the Wharf on Saturday morning at the French association office.

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Start your engines

A dozen children gathered at Malcolm Crescent last Thursday for a morning of fun and not-so-fast-paced action. Hay River’s Literacy Society and Growing Together worked in partnership to put on the Great Tricycle Race to encourage children to get out and have fun in the sun. Families were of course welcome and were invited to […]

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Aboriginal festivities draw crowd

With a multitude of events taking place for Aboriginal Day in Hay River last week, some organizers said they would like to see their efforts combined for one big event next year. “It should be a unified thing,” said Doug Lamalice. “We should be doing it all together, showcasing and celebrating our aboriginal culture.” While […]

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Union votes down 1.7 per cent offer

Municipal workers voted down the latest offer from the town last week, but are still at the table, according to Public Service Alliance of Canada representative Jack Bourassa. “They overwhelmingly voted against the offer,” he said, adding that the figure he was given was “over two thirds” in terms of a majority. The town’s offer […]

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Lotto winner stays at Super A

The morning Lynn Lepine learned she had won $250,000, she made two calls. The first was to her husband, telling him of their good fortune. The second was to her boss, telling him she would be late for work. “I had to come in,” she said, at her job at Super A’s garden centre last […]

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Woman left in dark after test finds e. coli

Last month, Jeanna Graham requested to have her water tested, out of curiosity and because she had been the community health representative on the Hay River Reserve. On May 26, she saw the sample being taken and on June 2, she had a paper jammed in her door, saying that her water tank had tested […]

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AWG agreement signed

Politicians and delegates gathered at the arbour on the K’atlodeeche First Nation last Wednesday to mark the occasion that will kick off the planning of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games to be hosted in Hay River and Fort Smith. “We’re looking forward to handing things over to our host society,” said Mayor Andrew Cassidy. “There’s […]

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Track and field results 2015

Hay River Athletes left it all on the field this year, and despite no local school winning the top spot, local athletes graced the podium in a variety of events.   Final results Midget girls age 14 to 15 3,000-metre finals 1. Huang, Fiona 00 Diamond Jenness Secondary School   Midget boys age 14 to […]

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