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Public weighs in on rec centre choices

The architects have come and gone and, after much debate and discussion, will be putting forward two options for council’s consideration for the future of the Don Stewart Recreation Centre. “Lots of people see it as just a rink,” said director of recreation Ian Frankton at the consultations held early last week in the lobby […]

Town hall takes on new staff

Hay River’s municipal administration has just added two newcomers to its ranks – a director of public works and a director of finance. “We just want the right people for these positions,” Mayor Andrew Cassidy told The Hub. “The best case scenario is to hire local and we’ve been fortunate enough to do that here.” […]

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Hay River engineers challenge bid awarded to southern company

A Hay River-based engineering company might have a second shot at a work contract it lost to a southern company. Town council has decided to review a contract it awarded to Alberta-based Associated Engineering after Maskwa Engineering appealed to the town over a water and sewer contract. Representatives from Maskwa Engineering were at council’s committee […]

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Parking Wars

The motion made last week by Hay River Town Council to shut off energized parking behind the Godwin Mall and open it up for public use has been tabled to a future meeting. The decision to table the item was made after business owners and residents spoke up against the idea. During the Oct. 18 […]

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Hobson to enter plea on November 24

A new court date has been set for a local woman charged with animal cruelty after allegedly hoarding dogs on her property. Linda Hobson, 66, made her second court appearance last Wednesday, after the RCMP raided her property in June. Her appearance, in front of Judge Garth Malakoe was brief, to which Attorney Michael Hansen […]

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Local dump catches fire – again

A third fire in just under a year torched part of the Hay River Landfill last Tuesday. According to the Hay River Fire Department, the fire call was received at about 3:30 p.m. and the fire was put out by 5:30 p.m. According to Chief Trent Atwell, the cause of the blaze is believed to […]

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Hay River fetes Olympians

Crowds recognize volunteers, delegates, Brendan Green Hay River’s Ben Sivertz arena was the hub of action on Monday, as the community gathered to celebrate its squad of Olympic representatives in an Olympic Pep Rally.

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Town approves water rate increase

Town Council passes first increase since 2006 Budget Hay River residents will pay a little more for water next year after Hay River Town Council approved a plan Monday to increase water rates for all residents next year – the first increase since 2006.

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