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Transport minister makes national debut

Hay River South MLA Wally Schumann, the territorial minister of Transportation, made his debut on the national political stage in Ottawa on Jan. 28. Schumann attended his first meeting of federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for transportation and highway safety. “It was good,” he said of the meeting. “I wouldn’t say I was nervous […]

World Cancer Day to be observed

  World Cancer Day will be marked for the second time in Hay River on Feb. 4. Hay River Health and Social Services Authority, in conjunction with the Hay River Seniors’ Society, will host a display at the Don Stewart Recreation Centre on that day. Last year, the authority put on a display sponsored by […]

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Cemetery fees set to rise

  The Town of Hay River is hoping it has made Riverside Cemetery financially self-sustaining. That hope is based on amendments to the Cemetery Bylaw that were passed Jan. 11. “We made quite a few changes on that,” said Mayor Brad Mapes during the meeting. “Basically, what it will do is it will put our […]

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Winter to be celebrated in style

  A handful of groups will be inviting Hay River to celebrate the coldest season of the year. The Winter Celebration is set for Feb. 6, with a day full of activities for all ages and interests. Dale Loutit, the recreation programmer with the Town of Hay River, has been pulling together different service groups […]

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Curling club seeks funds

  The Hay River Curling Club has launched a multipronged fundraising effort. The goal is to collect funds to create a new environment for the club as part of the proposed renovations to the Don Stewart Recreation Centre. “We estimate we need to raise about $75,000 to complete the leasehold improvements. That’s what I’ve been […]

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CKHR may be near signoff

After 37 years, community radio in Hay River is confronting the possibility it may soon have to sign off for the last time. Laura Rose, treasurer of the Hay River Broadcasting Society, doesn’t sugar coat the situation. “I don’t like it any more than the next guy but I want to look at it realistically, […]

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Northern hockey challenge returns

  The Northern Hockey Challenge is back. Over the weekend, the Hay River Huskies played host to the Yellowknife Flyers for the first three games in the annual home-and-away series for the two senior rec hockey teams. The Flyers emerged from the weekend with two wins to take the first half of the challenge. Hay […]

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Bird count spots 17 species

  Everyone knows there are plenty of ravens in Hay River but there are lots of other species of birds as well. The annual Christmas Bird Count proves that with a local species total for count day the highest it has been for the past few years. “We had 17 species this year which is […]

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Firefighters put bang into New Years

  Hay River once again welcomed the new year with a bang. On Dec. 31, hundreds of people gathered for a spectacular fireworks show on the river. And once again this year the annual celebration was presented by the Hay River Fire Department. Fire Chief Ross Potter said there is no trouble getting volunteers for […]

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Council rejects seasonal half days off for staff

  It might be nearing Christmas but Hay River town council is not in the giving mood when it comes to a little extra time off for municipal employees. On Dec. 7, councillors rejected a recommendation from administration that employees get a half day off on Christmas Eve and another half day off on New […]

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