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Town’s population in decline: census

Hay River is one of many NWT communities to see a population decline in the first batch of numbers from the 2011 census. On Feb. 7, Statistics Canada released information reporting there were 3,606 people counted in Hay River in the 2011 census, compared to 3,648 in the census of 2006. That’s a decline of […]

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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Hats off to the graduating class of 2011

It’s funny how many incarnations the Recreation Centre ice surface can take on. First this year it was lobsterfest, then a dance.  But it was the graduating class of 2011 that added a little bit of extra sparkle to the décor. Along with the purple gauze hanging from the ceiling, the Diamond Jenness Secondary School […]

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NWT athletes shine at meet

From beginning to end, like the championships themselves, the 2011 Territorial Track and Field opening ceremonies were a blur of anticipation, noise, energy and encouragement. Cheers echoed off the concrete floor and wooden stands in the arena on Wednesday night and camera flashes illuminated clusters of students as they gathered on the floor in the […]

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HR Rangers become 58th Northern Patrol

A new chapter in the modern history of Hay River was written Saturday afternoon as the 58th patrol of the 1 Canadian Rangers Patrol Group held their opening ceremony in front of the community and dignitaries. The distinctive red and green flag is now raised over the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 250 and a copy […]

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Hay River minor hockey enjoys ‘fantastic’ season, says association president

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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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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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Local teams clash in Peewee final

It wasn’t hard to see Curtis Rowe’s divided loyalties during the final of the Hay River Peewee Hockey Tournament on Sunday at the Ben Sivertz Arena. On one side, there was the undefeated Hay River Huskies White team, who came into the final well-rested following a 2-1overtime win over the Fairview Lions in the first […]

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Town continues budget deliberations

It was another long night of budget talks during last Tuesday’s Special Meeting of Council. The three-hour meeting provided more of a question and answer period for councillors, after the departmental budgets were discussed on Jan. 17. Tuesday’s meeting began with an overview of the general administration budget, which saw a new line addition of […]

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