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Hay River Canadian Rangers get Caribou Legs safely across lake

Canadian Rangers from Hay River have successfully escorted famed long-distance runner Caribou Legs on a trek across Great Slave Lake. Caribou Legs – whose real name is Brad Firth – said the trip across the lake from March 4 to 7 would have been next to impossible without the help he received from the Rangers. […]

Minister defends consultations for fishery strategy

The GNWT is defending its consultation efforts in advance of the Feb. 27 release of a revitalization strategy for the commercial fishery on Great Slave Lake in the face of criticism from many First Nations. In the legislative assembly on March 6, Industry, Tourism and Investment Minister Wally Schumann noted the fishing strategy had its […]

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Kindness promoted through checkbooks

Go Auto – the owners of Aurora Ford – surprised its full-time employees last week with $350 each to spend on a random act of kindness. “They wanted it to be a surprise to everybody and to be all announced to the group at the same time,” said Lee Cawson, the vice-president of the Aurora […]

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Polar Pond Hockey becomes only tournament of the year

Polar Pond Hockey will be returning to the Hay River from March 10 to 12 for the eighth time.

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RCMP says ‘no criminal element’ involved in fatal fire on reserve

The victim of a fatal house fire on Feb. 15 on the Hay River Reserve has been officially identified. The victim was 27-year-old Rodney Chambaud, according to Cathy Menard, the chief coroner of the NWT. Menard said the identification was confirmed early last week. A woman was also seriously injured in the fire and medevaced […]

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Businesses hear of opportunities at upcoming Arctic Winter Games

The business community has been given an outline of opportunities arising from the upcoming Arctic Winter Games.

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Prime minister invited to AWG

A pitch was made last week to attract some serious political star power to next year’s Arctic Winter Games. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was invited to attend the games during his stop in Yellowknife on Feb. 10. The invitation was personally extended by Hay River Mayor Brad Mapes, Fort Smith Mayor Lynn Napier-Buckley and Greg […]

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GNWT aims to operate barge business

The GNWT owns the assets of the defunct Northern Transportation Company Ltd. (NTCL), and it now plans to operate those assets at least for this coming shipping season. The Department of Public Works and Services (PWS) made that announcement on Feb. 2 at a public meeting of the legislative assembly’s Standing Committee on Priorities and […]

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Constituents sound off

On Jan. 26, Hay River North MLA Rocky (RJ) Simpson held a wide-ranging discussion with a small group of community residents in advance of the new session of the legislative assembly. Simpson told the half-dozen people at the constituency meeting that he has heard the most concern about junior kindergarten. The MLA expressed support for […]

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No need to hibernate

The Winter Celebration is returning for a second year. And organizer Dale Loutit, the recreation programmer with the Town of Hay River, says the one day of events – set for Feb. 4 – definitely has more activities than its first appearance last year. Loutit said it’s an opportunity to get active and have fun […]

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