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Sub on the Hub almost back to normal

  One business was particularly hard hit by the strike of unionized municipal workers this year, and it is still recovering. That was Sub on the Hub, a takeout that has a prime location in the Don Stewart Recreation Centre. However, that prime location was not so good when the rec centre was closed during […]

Proposed pellet mill jumps hurdle

A major hurdle has been cleared on the way to building a wood pellet mill in Enterprise. The proposed project is close to obtaining 3.2 square-kilometres of land on the north side of the community on which to build. On Sept. 14, Enterprise hamlet council unanimously passed a motion to approve an agreement-in-principle to sell […]

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Backyard dreams come true

A year after Natacha Kruger-Rewega quit her job to focus on painting full time, she’s taking her passion one step further. Last week, she began construction on a building next to her own home in Old Town to house Mama Bear Arts, a gallery and studio she hopes to share with artists from all over […]

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Hay Riverite to take over medical supply business

A familiar face is taking over community institution Medical Surgical Supply Ltd. and looking to expand. James Hiebert, owner of South Texas Solar Systems Inc. and Canadian-based Endless Green Energy Inc., has returned to pick up the reins of the medical supply company. While he said the core of the business will remain in health […]

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Businesses resurrect manufacturing association

  There’s room for growth for manufacturing in the South Slave if both producers and buyers work together. For some businesses, that collaboration could represent a serious opportunity to expand output. “I believe manufacturing is a key economic and employment driver for the whole NWT, but especially for the South Slave,” said Wally Schumann, owner […]

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‘A big fat thank you’

  A year after opening her bakery, She Takes the Cake owner Melissa Beck is still stunned by her success. “I can’t believe I made it,” she told The Hub. “I’ve always been optimistic, but this first year was such a learning curve. I hope I’ve worked out some of the wrinkles.” Beck moved from […]

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Bassett Petroleum signs big deal with Total Canada

Bassett Petroleum Ltd. is playing in the big leagues, having just announced a multi-year deal to distribute Total lubricant products – the first time the latter will enter Western Canada – earlier this month. “This is actually a really big deal,” said Bassett’s vice president and general manager Norm Bassett. “We’ve been working really hard […]

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Flower shop opens to fill void

  Michele Schmitz says each time she makes a sale, she sells a little bit of happiness. Schmitz, who opened a flower shop in Hay River back in October, said she saw the business venture as an opportunity. “Well, there was no flower shop in town,” she explained. “I’ve always liked flowers and plants. I […]

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Trade show and fall fair draw crowds

  While the throng may not have been as big as is previous years, the annual Business, Home and Leisure Show put on by the Hay River Chamber of Commerce – combined with the newly revamped Hay River Fall Fair – still drew a crowd. “We’re happy with the turnout,” said Kim Crook, a chamber […]

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Fall Fair gets set for another year

  Hay River’s annual Fall Fair – a tradition dating back to 1977 – has fallen on hard times, but the current organizing committee is dedicated to bringing it back to its former self. “We’re asking people, do you want your Fall Fair to be pitiful or powerful?” said organizer Linda Carter. “We need people, […]

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