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Firefighter of the Year named

Ian Flood has been honoured as the Firefighter of the Year with the Hay River Fire Department. Flood, who has been a member of the department for just over three years, received the award on Dec. 10 at the annual Firefighters’ Ball. “I was really surprised, a bit shocked, I guess,” he said of his […]

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GNWT buys assets of NTCL

The GNWT has purchased assets of the financially-troubled Northern Transportation Company Limited (NTCL). Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod confirmed the $7.5-million purchase in a Dec. 16 news release. The government took the action to protect the petroleum product supply chain through barging for isolated communities along the Mackenzie River and Arctic coast, which do not […]

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Christmas Bird Count set to run

The annual Christmas Bird Count – one of the best examples of citizen science in the world – is set for Dec. 17 in the Hay River area. Gary Vizniowski, a local birder and the organizer of the local count, explained the international event is a chance to estimate the number of birds in the […]

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Education council wins national honour

The South Slave Divisional Education Council has been honoured with one of the most prestigious awards an education body in Canada can win – the Indigenous Organization Award presented by Indspire, the largest funder of indigenous education aside from the federal government. A group of South Slave delegates were on hand during the Nov. 4 […]

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Reserve awaits results from bid to fund arena

Voting has now closed in an online completion that K’atlodeeche First Nation hopes may result in more funding to help build an arena on the Hay River Reserve. However, the First Nation will now have to wait until Nov. 7 to see if it has been successful in winning support from the Aviva Community Fund. […]

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Ecology North to host meeting on idea for regional recycling facility

Ecology North will host a public meeting in Enterprise on Oct. 19 to discuss the idea of establishing a regional waste transfer station in that community. “Basically, it’s just a big idea right now,” said Marissa Oteiza, manager of the Ecology North office in Hay River. A waste transfer station would be a kind of […]

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Farming institute passes milestone

Since it is harvest time, the Northern Farm Training Institute – better known as NFTI – is giving thanks for a successful second year at its farm campus, basically its first in operation. “This is our first year actually being able to plant food and have our animals be working on the land, and our […]

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Gardeners graduate internship

The Northern Farm Training Institute – better known as NFTI – has reason to celebrate. On Sept. 23, NFTI honoured the first four graduates of sections of its new Northern Market Garden Internship. Jackie Milne, the president of NFTI, explained the internship consists of six weeks in total, divided into three semesters of two weeks. […]

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Best Business For the JOB

Watch for your HAY RIVER BUSINESS DIRECTORY in this week’s HUB  

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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 […]

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