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Soaking in the sun

A handful of children from the Hay River Reserve were treated to an afternoon at the beach last Friday. The weather was fine and the water warm, which allowed the children to play in the waves and the sand, building castles and attacking each other with water guns. There are more beach days planned for […]

Super A raises $3,800 for SPCA

Leftover plants at the end of gardening season have translated into a serious windfall for a local organization dedicated to saving man’s best friend. “We decided to give back to the community,” said Lynne Lepine, who planned the fundraiser. “The SPCA is a very worthy cause.” One day last week, shoppers at Super A’s garden […]

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Specialists aflutter over rare moth

The Canadian world of butterfly and moth enthusiasts is all abuzz after a giant silkworm moth was found in Hay River late last month. “This is one tough moth,” said Dave Tilden, Yellowknife resident and amateur lepidopterist, also known as a moth-expert. “The farthest north we’ve seen them would have been Edmonton, so to see […]

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Strikers expand picketing plans

Striking municipal workers trod new ground last week, expanding their picketing efforts to councillors’ houses and that of a fellow employee who chose to return to work. “In any strike, you do see as time goes on an escalation,” said Gayla Thunstrom, vice-president of the Union of Northern Workers. She added that when the employer, […]

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Memory wall returns three-fold

From a simple initiative to help Hay Riverites remember loved ones for people returning to the town for Homecoming in 2013, the memory wall has just about tripled in size. Brad Mapes, the man largely responsible for the outdoor wall of photographs of late residents said the first year, he was overwhelmed by the total […]

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Fast pitch season heats up

The Hay River Heat is gearing up for another shot at the territorial men’s fast pitch title this weekend and is looking forward to playing on home turf. “This is the first year in about four or five that we go on multiple tournaments, so we’ve got some preparation for the championship,” said Glenn Smith, […]

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Paddling up a storm

Low water and smoke in the air won’t stop Hay River paddlers from pushing off, especially in celebration of Canada’s birthday. “It’s good exercise. It’s so tranquil, it’s just great,” said Linda Gallagher. “It’s so quiet, not like like being a jet boat at all.” Four ladies dropped their boats in Chamber Park on July […]

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Fire threat fades

With a lot of effort and little rain, the forest fires that forced some residents of the Corridor to leave their homes last week have abated. “We’ve have the good fortune of weather that has been really agreeable,” said fire chief Ross Potter on Saturday. “We’ve seen little action, there’s been moisture in the air […]

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New environmental health officer starts

A few short weeks after a lack of environmental health officers in the South Slave resulted in an E. coli scare on the Hay River Reserve, the region has a new man in the position. “On behalf of the health authority, we welcome Colin to the community … it is great to have an environmental […]

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Hospital hits 50

  It has been 50 years since the hospital in New Town opened its doors, and before another momentous move, nurses, doctors, patients and administrators past and present gathered to pay tribute to that history as well as reconnect with their fellows. “You meet patients, then they become friends, and then you have friends for […]

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