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Egg sales to NWT – Hay River-produced eggs to be sold throughout the territory by September

Later this year, eggs laid in Hay River will be on sale at stores throughout the NWT.

That’s because Hay River Poultry Farms Ltd. — the only egg producer in the NWT — received certification from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on May 16 to operate a grading station where eggs will be graded, washed and prepared for

Flagging down football aficionados

It may have been a small turnout, but it was a great day. The town’s recreation team planned a flag football tournament this past weekend for one last hurrah before the long cold winter predicted as per this year’s farmer’s almanac.  But that was far from the minds of some of the people who did […]

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Councillor wants ad-hoc committee established to promote dialogue for arts

As the beginning of the week heralded Arts Week in the NWT, supporters of the arts community in Hay River were working behind the scenes.  Town Councillor Kevin Wallington is one of these supporters, and he’s hoping to establish an ad-hoc committee devoted to the dialogue for constructing permanent home for arts and culture in […]

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Wallington fighting for the Youth Centre

It’s a place that’s seen undeniable changes, but many will argue that throughout, it’s managed to remain standing through circumstantial quakes. The Hay River Youth Centre has taken many incarnations since its establishment more than 16 years ago, and now those who helped to create the centre have visions of restoring it to its former […]

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Bullets beat out Brewsers in Friday night game

It was the return to the regular season for the Hay River slo-pitch league after the massive Coors tournament on the August long weekend. By the time last Friday’s game reached the bottom of the sixth, the score was 8-4 for the Junior Bullets against the Brewsers. “You’ve gotta stay together,” yelled one very involved […]

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Town holds meeting for break up preparation

A meeting on the flood potential during the spring break up on Vale Island took place Wednesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at the Fire Training School. The meeting was aimed to ensure that residents are aware of the risk of flooding associated with this year’s spring break up and to let them know what […]

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Council waits to release details of SAO’s departure

Town residents are left wondering after Senior Administrative Officer Terry Molenkamp left her contract position last Friday. Council made the decision to terminate the SAO’s position during an in camera session last Friday. The town’s Deputy Mayor, Mike Maher, said that he couldn’t release specifics of the length of Molenkamp’s contract, or what amount, if […]

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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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Downtown parking lot to be opened to public

As of Jan. 1, 2011 the parking lot behind the Godwin Mall will be opened up for public use, following a vote of Hay River Town Council on Nov. 22. After plenty of discussion, council agreed to leave in the current infrastructure, and just turn off the energized parking stalls so the lot can be […]

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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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