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‘Decisive leader’ mourned

Former RCMP officer, blue-beret, and father Jack Kruger died suddenly and unexpectedly Thursday June 19 at a hospital in Edmonton at the age of 68. Retired Staff Sergeant Raymond John (Jack) Kruger was most recently the search and rescue co-ordinator and training officer for the RCMP’s G Division in the Northwest Territories, but before that […]

Trapping camp hits stride

Getting kids and police officers out of their habitual roles and creating new relationships is the name of the game at the RCMP’s trapping camp outreach program. “It’s been great to see all the officers out here interacting with the kids,” said Community Const. Steve Beck at the camp March 20. “It pays off tenfold. […]

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Cops train for winter

With law enforcement teams coming in from all over North America, including the FBI and ERT (Emergency Response Team, essentially Canada’s answer to SWAT), it’s easy to wonder what the winter preparedness camp on the shores of Great Slave Lake has to offer. “It’s very ordinary, but that’s the thing that will get you killed […]

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Night on the town

Pulling out of the residence on the reserve, police receive a call for service at the Hay River Legion, where they were informed an adult female was intoxicated and causing trouble. The dispatcher in Yellowknife said that although her family was trying to remove her, they were as yet unsuccessful. When officers arrived on the […]

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Two people found deceased in cabin

  The names of two people who were discovered deceased in a cabin in Hay River on Oct. 13 have been released. The deceased have been identified as Brenda Laviolette-Rapp, 58, and Robert Bradley, 52, both residents of Hay River. They had rented a cabin at Mountain Aven Campground for the Thanksgiving Day long weekend. […]

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Memorial held for missing man

  A memorial event has been held on the Hay River Reserve for Kelvin Smallgeese, who went missing in Yellowknife three years ago last month. “We can’t put no closure on it,” said Smallgeese’s aunt Jeanna Graham. “We wanted to remember him, get some peace of mind, and pray for him, too.” While the Sept. […]

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Training on the lake

  Hay River recently hosted a group of six RCMP officers from the northern region of the NWT, along with a Mountie from Alberta and one member of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, Hay River Unit, for a week of marine search and rescue training on Great Slave Lake. “Some of them are a little […]

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Kids help to feed the hungry

  Students and teachers from Ecole Boreale got their hands dirty with the RCMP on June 18 by planting potatoes in the Soup Kitchen’s plot at the Hay River Community Gardens. “We do all kinds of projects to raise awareness for hunger in Third World countries,” said Grade 3-4 teacher Jessica Gilbert. “But it’s just […]

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RCMP Foundation donates $10,000 to outreach programs

  RCMP Cpl. Steve Beck does not dress like a police officer – at least not all the time. Wearing no uniform beyond a dirty ball cap with RCMP emblazoned in white letters and blood-smeared blue coveralls with a crest on the shoulder, Beck taught a group of visiting students from Ecole Boreale and Chief […]

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West Channel artist found deceased

  West Channel artist Phillip Harris, better known as ‘Dutch’, has died. Harris’ body was found on May 4, but the date of his death is as yet unknown. The case is under investigation by the RCMP and the NWT Coroner’s Office, but neither suspects foul play. Cathy Menard, the chief coroner of the NWT, […]

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