Home » Archives by category » Top News

Dog reunited with owner

If Paws the dog could speak, she would have an amazing story of survival to tell. As it is, the story of the emaciated sled dog being found alive – barely – after almost seven weeks lost north of Fort Providence is told by Wes Hinchey. Hinchey, the owner of Arctic Alarm in Yellowknife, was […]

Airport manager retires

After almost 14 years, the airport in Hay River is no longer being managed by Kelly O’Connor. On Aug. 30, he officially retired but the new manager of the Hay River/Merlyn Carter Airport had already assumed her new duties on Aug. 15. O’Connor said he became airport manager in November 2002. “So it’s 13 years […]

Read More

Chase for the Ace going strong

It seems Hay River has a new favourite game – chasing one elusive card. The Chase the Ace fundraiser, which was launched in January by the Hay River Curling Club, is still going strong, and creating more excitement each Friday evening as the main jackpot and weekly prizes keep climbing. On Aug. 19, the holder […]

Read More

Book ready for Northern colours

An artist has branched out into a new creative endeavour. Jessica Latour has just released her first colouring book, featuring images with a distinctively Northern theme. The colouring book is called Northern Zentangle, and is both for children and the growing number of adults who enjoy colouring. “A zentangle I guess you could say is […]

Read More

Reserve cuts apart junior kindergarten

The concept of junior kindergarten – which is back on the agenda of the GNWT – has been criticized on the Hay River Reserve as a threat to the Aboriginal Head Start program. Rene Squirrel, the co-ordinator and teacher with Aboriginal Head Start at Chief Sunrise Education Centre, made that perfectly clear in an Aug. […]

Read More

NTCL issues layoff notices

Northern Transportation Company Ltd. (NTCL) sent out seasonal layoff notices on Aug. 18. The financially-troubled company says that’s nothing unusual but the union representing some of the workers is worried by one aspect of the notice – a request that employees remove personal items from the workplace. “The correspondence NTCL sent to employees earlier today […]

Read More

Rainbow crosswalk OK’d

A crosswalk in the colours of the rainbow flag – a symbol of the LGBTQ community – will soon be spanning Woodland Drive in front of the public library. Town council approved the idea at its meeting on July 25. It had been suggested to council by Hay River Pride, which noted that rainbow flag […]

Read More

Golf club hit by two break-ins

The Hay River Golf Club was recently the victim of break and enter, not once but twice. Security images from the scene show two disguised persons in the club during both break-ins. The first break-in happened at about 3:13 a.m. on July 16, according to an RCMP news release. “At that time two unknown individuals entered […]

Read More

Ammonia leak forces evacuation

A section of the downtown core was cordoned off and evacuated the morning of July 18 due to an ammonia leak in the old recreation centre, currently being town down to make way for a new one. The ammonia was being allowed to dissipate into the air. “We can’t do anything with it,” said Fire […]

Read More

Festival draws artists to Inuvik

Hay River will be well-represented at this month’s Great Northern Arts Festival in Inuvik. April Glaicar, who makes jewelry, and Jennifer Buckley, who creates fish-scale art, will be travelling north. Both artists said the festival will offer an opportunity for networking. “I’m excited to meet new artists,” said Buckley. “Every artist has a different eye […]

Read More