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Denture clinic brings satellite office

There is now another option for specialized denture solutions in town. Modern Smiles Denture & Implant Centre, which operates in Grande Prairie, Alta., opened a satellite office on Woodland Drive on Feb. 6. Denturist Rae-Lynne Robichaud and her business partner Tia Chabot both live in Grande Prairie and will be travelling to Hay River every […]

RCMP sergeant transferring to Alberta

A little more than a year as the RCMP commander in Hay River, Sgt. Tyler Codling will be working his last day in the community on Feb. 5. When he arrived in December 2014, the plan was for him to stay three years – the full duration for a sergeant in Hay River. “The unique […]

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Northern Hockey Challenge in works

  The Northern Hockey Challenge is returning for another season. The popular event – featuring a clash of senior recreation hockey teams from Hay River and Yellowknife – is planned to begin in January. “Things seem to be moving along,” said Greg Rowe, one of the organizers. And on the weekend, player Andre Chabot said […]

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Skiing to Greenland

  Four Hay River biathletes booked their tickets to the upcoming Arctic Winter Games during territorial trials over the weekend at their home club. By succeeding at the trials, they will now be heading to the Games in Greenland in March. The four, who all made Team NWT in ski biathlon, are Kjel Crook in […]

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Council wants more fundraising for library

  While agreeing to provide annual financial support to NWT Centennial Library, town council wants it to seek to raise more money on its own. A delegation from the Hay River Library Committee appeared before council on Dec. 7 to make the case – successfully – for $165,000 in financial support in the town’s 2016 […]

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New MLAs get up to speed

  The two MLAs-elect from Hay River can now drop the elect. Rocky (R.J) Simpson and Wally Schumann were sworn in with the other members of the 18th Legislative Assembly on Dec. 8. Schumann, who represents Hay River South, enjoyed the swearing-in ceremony. “It was a very exciting time in my life,” he said. “I […]

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Hub environmentalists sign onto Soil Manifesto

  An impassioned group of people in Hay River are sending their signatures to world leaders meeting in Paris at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. They gathered on the evening of Dec. 4 to sign the so-called Soil Manifesto and watch the film Earth: A New Wild, which discusses some of the ways […]

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Getting ready to coach

    Karen Johnson Ski coaching instructor from Ski North in Yellowknife Dec. 5, 2015 Hay River Photo by Paul Bickford Northern News Services Ltd. It’s important for young people to have coaching when they are learning to ski. And that means it’s also important for the coaches to have some training. That’s what brought […]

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Rec centre renovation delayed

  The road to renovating the Don Stewart Recreation Centre is now facing another delay that could see the project go to a request for proposals instead of directly to the Hay River Builders Coalition. The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) wants to review the financial and procurement aspects of the project after […]

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Buffalo Airways grounded

Buffalo Airways – an aviation institution in the NWT and Hay River – has been grounded by Transport Canada. The federal department suspended Buffalo’s air operator certificate, effective 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30. The move prohibits the company from providing commercial air services. In a Dec. 1 news release, Transport Canada explained it took the […]

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