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A new way forward for land claims

New proposals have been put forward to settle long-running land claim negotiations in the NWT. The new ideas are in two reports from ministerial special representatives appointed last year by the federal government to facilitate discussions between negotiating parties, and to provide recommendations to address challenges. Most significantly, Canada and the GNWT plan to make […]

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Hay River to get first recreation volleyball tournament in years

    For the first time in almost 20 years, Hay River will be hosting a recreation volleyball tournament late this month. Eddie Smith, who will be playing in the April 28 to 30 tournament, said it’s been a long time since such a tournament has been held in town, and he has been playing […]

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Canada 150 CF-18 jet unveiled

The Royal Canadian Air Force’s CF-18 Hornet demonstration jet – which will be performing in Hay River on July 8 as part of the Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour 2017 – was recently unveiled with its new colours to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. The unveiling ceremony took place on April 4 at 4 Wing […]

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Hub prepares for ice breakup

As every year around this time, the town if getting ready for the spring breakup of the Hay River. Fire Chief Ross Potter, who is also the director of protective services with the Town of Hay River, sees positive signs for the breakup. “I’m cautiously optimistic, I’ll put it that way, that it’ll be a […]

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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. […]

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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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