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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Polar Pond Hockey will be returning to the Hay River from March 10 to 12 for the eighth time.
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 […]
The business community has been given an outline of opportunities arising from the upcoming Arctic Winter Games.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]