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Hay River sees spike in break-ins

A steady increase in break-ins over the past few weeks has prompted the local RCMP detachment to call out for additional vigilance from Hay River residents.Homes, businesses and vehicles have been targeted and broken into at a worrisome rate, and residents have expressed their anger and fears via social media networks. Cpl. Scott Young started […]

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Residents with a cause – Volunteers want to help RCMP by launching Citizens on Patrol

Between 15 and 18 volunteers have signed up to be part of Citizens on Patrol (COP), a crime-deterring initiative started by business owner Tracy Hill. Hill, who got the idea for the endeavour following the murder of Const. Christopher Worden in 2007, said there is a need to give back to the community. “Our goal […]

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Rangers operation postponed due to high winds

The Hay River Rangers had to postpone their departure for the latest operation on Saturday morning due to dangerous winds on Great Slave Lake. Seven Rangers, one RCMP officer and an RCMP dog were scheduled to take off at 1 p.m. on Friday as part of Operation Nunakput 11. The group took off in two […]

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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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Teens lauded as lifesavers

Two Hay River teens are credited by the RCMP for putting out a house fire on Porrit Place on Saturday. Scott Heron, 18 and Brendan Look, 17, were walking walking by the two-storey house at around 9 p.m. when they saw the flame, coming from the stove in the window. “I saw the flickering light, […]

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May court date for man charged with murder

Wilfred Buggins, 66,  made his first court appearance on Feb. 8 at the Yellowknife Territorial Court. According to Shannon Smallwood, crown prosecutor, the matter was adjured until May 31, for Buggins to be spoken to. Judge Bernadette Schmaltz made the decision, but it is unknown as to who will be overseeing the proceedings.

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Local man charged in brother’s death

A Hay River man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of his younger brother. Wilfred Lawrence Buggins, 66, is in police custody after his younger brother Raymond Cecil Buggins, 61, was found deceased in a cabin near Enterprise after the Hay River RCMP responded to a call at approximately 6:04 a.m. […]

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Truck crash claims life of Alberta man

A Dec. 8 collision between two trucks near McNally Creek, 20 km north of Enterprise, has left one man dead and two injured. The collision occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m., when an empty southbound RTL Robinson Enterprises Ltd. tanker collided with a northbound Manitoulin Transport truck filled with the Fort Simpson grocery load.

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Low turnout doesn’t stop tournament

Despite having fewer teams than they hoped for, organizers said this year’s NWT High School Hockey Championships went on without a hitch. Only three teams were involved in this year’s competition, and Yellowknife’s Sir John Franklin took the title after beating out Diamond Jenness 3-2 in the final. SJF, DJSS and Kiilinik from Cambridge Bay […]

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Alberta woman dies after falling from Hay River highrise

Family of the woman who died after falling from the Mackenzie Place highrise last week are describing her as being a “bubbly,” outgoing person who made friends easily. Melanie Clarkson of Edson, Alberta identified the woman as her 26-year-old twin sister, Melissa. Melissa died after falling from her twelfth floor balcony in the early morning […]

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