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Heading back to nationals

The Zoey Walsh junior women’s curling team from Hay River will once again represent the NWT at the national championships. And that is despite not having anywhere to practise or play in Hay River because of the ongoing reconstruction of the Don Stewart Recreation Centre. “It was kind of challenging as we didn’t really have […]

Chase for the Ace going strong

It seems Hay River has a new favourite game – chasing one elusive card. The Chase the Ace fundraiser, which was launched in January by the Hay River Curling Club, is still going strong, and creating more excitement each Friday evening as the main jackpot and weekly prizes keep climbing. On Aug. 19, the holder […]

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Ballpark maintenance criticized

The maintenance of public green spaces and parks has become a hot topic for a few Hay River residents. John and Tracy Hill, who are involved in ball leagues, are asking questions about the standards set for the community’s image. They say the parks have been seeing decreased maintenance over the last few years, but […]

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Fastpitch championships on the way

In late July, some of the best fastball players in Western Canada will be heading for Hay River. That’s because it was announced last week that the community will host the 2016 Western Canadian Masters Fastpitch Championships from July 28 to 31. That event is for men 40 years of age and older, although those […]

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Getting ready to coach

    Karen Johnson Ski coaching instructor from Ski North in Yellowknife Dec. 5, 2015 Hay River Photo by Paul Bickford Northern News Services Ltd. It’s important for young people to have coaching when they are learning to ski. And that means it’s also important for the coaches to have some training. That’s what brought […]

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Soccer variant welcomed

  Futsal – a variation of indoor soccer – is being introduced to Hay River. On the evening of Nov. 7, the Hay River Elks Soccer Program opened registration for futsal each Saturday evening at the Diamond Jenness Secondary School gym. “It’s just a different version of soccer,” said Mark Miehm, a volunteer coach who […]

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Hay River man to enter sports hall of fame

Heading into the final inning of fastball nationals in Richmond, B.C., Team Ontario was ahead by two against the Yellowknife Junior Merchants in the gold medal game. Two quick runs by the Merchants before the crowd of about 5,000 – larger than Kevin Daniels’ hometown of Fort Smith – tied up the game. Daniels, playing […]

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Biathletes prepare to vie for Team NWT

About 10 people have been practising and getting prepared for biathlon trials set to be held in the community in December. “We need to get ready for that,” Hay River Ski Club president Pat Bobinski said Oct. 25. The trials for ski and snowshoe biathlon will take place in Hay River Dec. 10 to Dec. […]

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Speedskating starts up

The Hay River Speed Skating Club is back on the ice and preparing for its annual camp that traditionally marks the start of the season. This year a delay getting back on the ice has pushed the camp back to the end of the month. The event from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1 is open […]

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Waiting for the price

  Preparations are moving ahead for a plebiscite on borrowing money to help pay for the proposed renovations to the Don Stewart Recreation Centre. The plebiscite is set for Oct. 19 in conjunction with the municipal election. On Sept. 23, Coun. Jason Coakwell, chair of the building committee for the renovations, updated the Hay River […]

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