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Facing off for a good cause

Teams from the initiation, novice and atom levels of Hay River’s Minor Hockey Association took to the ice against a team made up of RCMP members, firefighters and correctional staff last week to kick off the start of the police detachment’s annual toy drive. “It’s a great game,” said Special Const. Steve Beck, noting that […]

Town talks hazardous waste

Despite room for improvement, experts say Hay River is doing a good job dealing with hazardous waste in its landfill. Last month’s dump fire ignited conversation about the potential dangers of hazardous waste in the community, with both fire chief Ross Potter and a dump employee stating that materials are indeed present in the facility […]

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Fire chief brings home best practices

Hay River’s fire chief Ross Potter came back from a territorial conference last week with a plan to propose a new bylaw that would see the fire department’s role more clearly laid out. “Yellowknife and Inuvik have level-of-service bylaws,” he told The Hub. “We have an advanced department here, just not on paper.” The conference […]

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Brush fire halted

Teams of firefighters, both on the ground and in the air, stopped a forest fire 4.2 kilometres from Hay River last weekend. “We were luck in that the planes and resources weren’t tied up elsewhere and we could call all of them in to help,” said Environment and Natural Resources Officer Jerry Hordal. “This was […]

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Fire hall opens

After nearly a year of construction snafus and missed deadlines, the Hay River Fire Department has moved into its new digs. “I’m so happy to be in this fire hall,” said Fire Chief Ross Potter. “It’s just really great to finally be in here.” The new fire hall, just across the parking lot from the […]

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Last open house held at old fire hall

  With a new fire hall in the final stages of construction, the Hay River Fire Department held its last open house in its current location for this year’s Fire Prevention Week. “It’s going to be really nice to get into the new hall,” said Fire Chief Ross Potter, turned project manager for the building […]

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Council awards fire hall contract

Council has granted the Fire Hall construction project to Arctic Canada Construction at the original cost of $5.64 million. After evaluating a variety of cost-reduction measures, administration decided the cost saving measures did not outweigh the reductions in the scope of the facility and the best facility would come with the original price tag.

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Fire Prevention Week

The Fire Prevention Week supplement is here! Read about the Hay River Fire Department and its volunteer members, fire alarms, how to become a fire preventer… and much more! Click here to download the *.pdf document (8Mb)

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HRFD places eighth in curling championship

The Hay River Fire Department is returning without a national title as they come back from the 2010 Canadian Fire Fighters Muscular Dystrophy Hydrant Curling Championship this week. The team, consisting of skip Steve Moss, third Wyatt Scheller, second Gerald May and lead Doreen Scheller travelled to Regina, SK from March 27 to April 3 […]

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Dump fire extinguished after days of fighting

The fire that engulfed the Hay River Dump on Sunday has finally been put out after approximately 50 hours of fighting.

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