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Heritage celebrated

Two students from Hay River recently travelled to Yellowknife to showcase projects at the NWT Heritage Fair. Grade 6 student Rochelle Smith and Emerson Beck, who is in Grade 4, qualified for the territorial fair by winning first and second place, respectively, in a local heritage showcase at Princess Alexandra School. As a result, the […]

Young bowlers on the rise

Youth Bowling Canada (YBC) has wrapped up a successful season in Hay River. The program for young bowlers from four to 19 years of age held its season-ending event on May 14 at Lizard’s Lounge & Lanes. Pravina Bartlett, one of two coaches and program directors with Youth Bowling Canada in Hay River, described the […]

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Log cabin business explored

A builder wants to start constructing log cabins and homes for the Northern market. However, before that happens, Dan Lafreniere, owner and operator of Northern Comfort Construction Ltd., wants to get a good understanding of how much it would cost to build such structures in Hay River. So he’s building a log cabin as a […]

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Seeking help is courageous: ex-NHL star

Theo Fleury has a message for Hay River’s youth – if you need help, ask for it. “The hardest thing for me to do was to ask for help,” said the former NHL star to high school students from several schools gathered at Diamond Jenness Secondary School on April 27. Fleury’s personal story of surviving […]

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Drive-by water meter reading on the way

Town council has decided to buy a system to read water meters by simply driving by a residence or business. At its April 25 meeting, council passed a motion to direct administration to purchase the ‘Master Meter Drive By System’ for approximately $220,000 fully installed. The system features the ability to convert existing meters so […]

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Rocky waters for NTCL

Hay River’s business community was rattled last week when a cornerstone of the town’s economy announced it was going into court-supervised restructuring. Northern Transportation Company Limited (NTCL) – which runs barges up the Mackenzie River and operates a shipyard in the community – announced on April 27 that it had initiated a process under the […]

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Minor hockey wraps up season in style

Hay River Minor Hockey has wrapped up its season in style. It held an end-of-season dinner on April 27 for about 300 people on the now ice-free surface of the arena. And if that was not enough, former NHL star Theo Fleury – a Stanley Cup winner with the Calgary Flames and an Olympic gold […]

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Grads honoured at Aurora College

Students from Hay River and K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) were among those honoured on April 22 during the spring convocation at Aurora College’s Thebacha Campus in Fort Smith. Jack Jensen of Hay River received a diploma in environment and natural resources technology. KFN’s Diane Tourangeau was presented a certificate for completing the aboriginal language and […]

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MLAs visit to talk business

Jackie Milne was happy to have a chance to talk to members of the legislative assembly’s standing committee on economic development and environment during its visit to Hay River last week. Milne, president of the Northern Farm Training Institute (NFTI), said it was good to see the committee in town. “What I really noticed about […]

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Seniors’ society may be without executive leadership for a while

The Hay River Seniors’ Society may be without an executive for a couple of months. At the organization’s annual general meeting on April 21, nine directors were chosen for the board. However, it appears the society will be without a president and other members of an executive until the new directors can get together and […]

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