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Pharus Group begins efforts to serve community

  A new community service group has been created in Hay River, and is already in action. It’s called the Pharus Group, with Pharus being a Latin word meaning beacon or light. The idea for the non-profit organization originated with Keith Dohey, who brought a group of his friends into the concept. Dohey, president of […]

Big turnout at agriculture workshop

  It appears many people in Hay River are keenly interested in a plan for sustainable agriculture being prepared by consultants for the Town of Hay River. Thirty-eight community residents – a large turnout by Hay River standards – attended a workshop on Oct. 16 to offer their input. “What for me was most enlightening […]

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Public meeting to discuss agriculture policy

  The municipal administration of Hay River is looking to connect with stakeholders in the agriculture sector after hiring a consultant to study the state of and potential for sustainable farming in the town. “The opportunity for agriculture in the area is totally unexploited,” said Jordan Stackhouse, the economic co-ordinator for the Town of Hay […]

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Town reaches out to business community

While there is certainly still work to be done, the Town of Hay River has taken an important step toward building a stronger relationship with the local business community in asking them for formalized feedback. “Really, until we get a variety of answers, we’re at best making an educated guess,” said economic co-ordinator for the […]

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Watchers of the water

  The Hay River pool will have a full complement of local staff watching over swimmers this summer. “Every one of our lifeguards has grown up in this town,” said Heather Tybring, the acting aquatic supervisor and a lifeguard of six years. “A lot of them have come up through the levels since they were […]

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SAO resigns after conflicts with council

Michael Richardson has announced his resignation as Hay River’s senior administrative officer, citing irreconcilable differences with town council. Richardson gave his 30-day notice on Tuesday, Feb. 19. He said it wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment decision, but rather one that gradually developed over time. “I became a bit concerned during the elections,” he said, referring to the […]

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Dry weather produces fire ban in Hay River

The summer is coming and with very little rain in the forecast of an already dry spring the danger for a fire has reached an extreme. The Town of Hay River has issued a fire ban effective immediately for the town that includes campfires and backyard fire pits. The release states that the ban will […]

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Potential strike looming for Town staff

Hay River’s Town staff may be walking out on their jobs after discussions broke off with the Union of Northern Workers last month. Town employees voted 96 per cent in favour of a strike if the current negotiations failed to produce an agreement. The vote was held on March 8 but talks didn’t officially break […]

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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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Council passes 2011 budget

Hay River’s $13 million 2011 budget has been passed, after an exhaustive month of meetings for the mayor and council. During Thursday night’s special meeting, an unusually quick meeting allowed the council to pass the budget before discussions crossed over into the month of February. Hay River residents will see no tax hikes or cuts […]

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