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Triathlon draws big crowd

The Great Hay River Triathlon suddenly became a big sporting event this year. On Sept. 10 – a rainy, windy and generally miserable day – 39 people still showed up to compete as individuals or as part of teams in the triathlon. Ashley Coombs, the aquatics supervisor with the Town of Hay River and the […]

New RCMP sergeant arrives

Sgt. Philippe Cyr has arrived to take command of the RCMP Detachment in Hay River. And he brings along a lot of experience as a Mountie in various aspects of policing. “I have isolation experience, I got detachment experience, I got major crime experience, I got federal experience,” he said, noting that he even worked […]

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Disneyland surprise

Three young students at Princess Alexandra School got an amazing surprise last week. At a Sept. 2 assembly, they were called to the front and handed golden tickets for a one-day visit to Disneyland. “I was wondering what the prize was in the golden ticket,” said Joshua Cayen, a 10-year-old Grade 5 student. “I didn’t […]

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Curlers take gold at Canada 55+ Games

A team of curlers from Hay River has captured gold at the Canada 55+ Games, held from Aug. 16 to 19 in Ontario. And that was despite the fact the mixed team does not really play together. “It’s not a team that I play with a lot,” said skip Paul Delorey, noting he has curled […]

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‘Live at The Back Eddy’

On June 29, the family dining area of The Back Eddy Lounge and Restaurant was turned into a recording studio. The reason was to record a CD of mostly Christmas music – such as Silent Night and We Wish You a Merry Christmas – by the fiddle and guitar students of well-known musician Linda Duford. […]

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Behchoko team takes big win from KFN handgames tourney

The Clarence Mackenzie team from Behchoko took the top prize in the third-annual handgames tournament held recently on the Hay River Reserve. There were big payouts for the top eight teams in the July 30 to Aug. 1 tournament, which featured $50,000 in prize money. K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) hosted the tournament, which attracted teams […]

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Crosswalk gets rainbow flag paint job

Hay River now has a crosswalk painted in the colours of the LGBTQ rainbow flag. Mayor Brad Mapes and a small group of volunteers, including some members of his family, painted the crosswalk the evening of Aug. 5. “I think it looks pretty sharp,” he said of the finished product on Woodland Drive in front […]

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Heat wins Western Canada title

The Hay River Heat can now claim the title of the best masters fastpitch team in all of Western Canada. That’s because the Heat won the 2016 Western Canadian Masters Fastpitch Championships over the weekend in Hay River. The final game saw the Heat dominate the CJC Peace Country Masters from Alberta by a score […]

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Historic church gets touchups

An ongoing initiative is still underway to renovate St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church in the Old Village of the Hay River Reserve. The work actually began in 2014 and may even continue into next year on the church, which was built in 1895 by Oblate missionaries. Father Don Flumerfelt explained the improvements to the church […]

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KFN hosts Mackenzie Youth Summer Games for first time

For the first time ever, the Hay River Reserve has played host to the Mackenzie Youth Summer Games. The event, which was held over three days from July 5 to 7, attracted 63 participants from several communities. The games for children aged eight to 14 years were organized by Sharon Pekok, the recreation director with […]

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