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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 […]

Town gets pumped for AWG pitch

While residents cheered on NWT athletes and focused on last week’s Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks, Alaska, a few set their sights on the games four years from now – which some hope the hub will host. “We can do this,” said Mayor Andrew Cassidy, who was on hand to support athletes from the Northwest […]

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Council moves forward with rec centre renos despite dissent

Not all councillors are in favour of moving forward with the current plan to renovate Hay River’s recreation centre. “In all, this is a huge decision for our town. The town has stated it is building for the future when we were building the fire hall,” Coun. Brad Mapes told The Hub. “Why would we […]

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Latour appointed acting mayor

Town council has appointed an acting mayor who will serve until the next election. Ken Latour was recommended by his fellow councillors to take up the position at noon on March 2 during a special meeting of council. The motion was made by Coun. Andrew Cassidy and was seconded by Coun. Kevin Wallington.

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Former mayor calls for MACA involvement

  A letter was sent to Municipal and Community Affairs Minister Robert McLeod on Feb. 28 addressing Schofield’s concerns. “He did send us a letter outlining some concerns,” said McLeod. “Any concerns we get, we take very seriously and we can’t just dismiss them.” The concerns that Schofield addressed pertain to an alleged breach of […]

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Mayor Schofield resigns

Kelly Schofield has resigned as mayor of Hay River.  Shortly after the start of the Feb. 27 regular  meeting of council, Schofield read a prepared statement aloud stating effective immediately, he would no longer hold the position of mayor. “I believe I have served the community very well during my term,” he read, “however, it […]

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Fort Smith taking preparations for possible evacuation

Residents in Fort Smith are preparing for a possible evacuation due to a forest fire burning about 90 kilometres outside of town. Highway 5 at the Fort Smith junction was closed twice this weekend due to fires in the nearby area – Friday evening and again on Sunday night. By Monday, the highway was open […]

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RCMP drug sweep sees several arrests made

On the eve of an announcement beginning the RCMP’s major drug dealing and trafficking sweep across the NWT, four arrests were made on March 23 and two the next day. Of the four arrested on March 23, three were male ranging in age from 19 to 30 and the forth is a minor, for which […]

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Hay River Visitor’s Guide not Town’s to sell

Mayor and Council, Town of Hay River, February 28, 2011: An Open letter to Hay River Town Hall from The Hub publisher, Chris Brodeur:

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Finances the topic of intense Council talk

Monday’s Regular Meeting of Council saw plenty of discussion surrounding the proposed option of credit card payment for the Town of Hay River. A lengthy discussion brought forward the opinions of councillors regarding the 2.39 per cent fee accumulated with using a credit card service. The original motion was to charge that percentage back to […]

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