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Lost and found

If Joey the Brussels Griffon could talk, he would no doubt have a great story to tell. As it is, Joey’s owner Linda Nixon – and it seems many other people in Hay River – are left to wonder and be amazed how a small dog could survive in the bush and in freezing temperatures […]

No need to hibernate

The Winter Celebration is returning for a second year. And organizer Dale Loutit, the recreation programmer with the Town of Hay River, says the one day of events – set for Feb. 4 – definitely has more activities than its first appearance last year. Loutit said it’s an opportunity to get active and have fun […]

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Hay River and other communities to meet to discuss co-operation

A special meeting will be held in Hay River this month to discuss opportunities for the town and other communities to work together. The Jan. 20 meeting, which is the idea of Mayor Brad Mapes, is being organized by the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA). “I’ve asked the government to kind of push […]

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Warming trailer set up next to 553 outdoor rink

A warming trailer has been set up next to the Ray Benoit Outdoor Rink in the 553 area of the community. “So the trailer is here and it’s warm,” said Gloria Murdock-Smith, the senior administrative officer with the Town of Hay River. “Hopefully this will attract more people out to this beautiful rink.” Murdock-Smith and […]

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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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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 […]

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Sidewalk question posed to McBryan Drive residents

The Town of Hay River has agreed to give residents in the McBryan Drive area extra time to decide whether they want to help pay for a sidewalk. And the town will be providing accurate information on which to base that decision. Those were the main results of a June 9 public meeting called by […]

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Getting ready to coach

    Karen Johnson Ski coaching instructor from Ski North in Yellowknife Dec. 5, 2015 Hay River Photo by Paul Bickford Northern News Services Ltd. It’s important for young people to have coaching when they are learning to ski. And that means it’s also important for the coaches to have some training. That’s what brought […]

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Latour to lead NWT Literacy Council

  Ken Latour of Hay River is the new president of the NWT Literacy Council. A board member and treasurer of the organization since March, he took over as president at the council’s annual general meeting on Nov. 21 in Yellowknife. Latour, who works with Aurora College as the regional program head for the Akaitcho […]

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