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Community, family searches continue for four missing fishers

The official search has been scaled back for four fishermen missing on Great Slave Lake since Sept. 29, but searches by family members and Hay River residents continued as of late last week. "You just...

Conservative candidate expects three-way race

Yanik D'Aigle, the Conservative candidate in the NWT for the upcoming federal election, expects a close race. "I do expect right now for it to be a three-way race," he said, explaining that it will...

The Hub – Oct. 9 Edition

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Marine searches for missing fishermen scaled back; community volunteers ‘rallying’ in search effort

An exhaustive, days-long search for four missing fishermen on Great Slave Lake has been scaled back after numerous aerial and underwater probes failed to locate the missing individuals, say Hay River RCMP, one of...

No electoral system tampering needed for virtual gender parity

It seems all of the soul searching over the past year about how to increase the number of women in the Legislative Assembly may have been a waste of time, after all. Without any government...
Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson has once again raised concern in the Legislative Assembly about the excessive wait times for mental health counselling in Hay River. NNSL file photo

R.J. Simpson was ‘GM’ of father’s indebted business; says he wasn’t involved in finances

R.J. Simpson, the acclaimed MLA for Hay River North and son of embattled MLA-elect for Hay River South, Rocky Simpson, denies ever having any control over his father's financially troubled company despite once holding...

NWT rec leaders descend on Hay River for conference

Over 100 recreation leaders have arrived in Hay River for the annual get-together of the NWT Recreation and Parks Association. It is the first time since 2011 that the meeting – featuring a conference, annual...

Shari Caudron appointed general manager of Mine Training Society

Shari Caudron of Hay River has been appointed the general manager of the Mine Training Society. Caudron's new role with the Yellowknife-based organization became effective on Oct. 1. "I am ecstatic about this opportunity," she said...

Liberal MP Michael McLeod not taking anything for granted

Liberal MP Michael McLeod says he is working hard to make the case to be re-elected in the upcoming federal election. "I don't take anything for granted," he said, adding he has not taken a...

Lost on Great Slave Lake

After over a week with no sign of four fishermen missing on Great Slave Lake, it is now believed that they have been lost. In an Oct. 4 news release, Hay River RCMP announced that,...

Hay River RCMP now in recovery mode for missing fishermen

Following four days of aerial and aquatic searches for four missing fishermen in Hay River, RCMP now say the chances of survival for the missing men are slim and have scaled back their search...

New MLA owes GNWT nearly $2 million after lawsuit

Rocky Simpson may have just ousted incumbent Wally Schumann as MLA for Hay River South but the MLA-elect still faces another challenge. He owes nearly $2,000,000 to the territorial government ⁠— a debt he...

RCMP still searching for fishermen, release names

RCMP are still searching for four commercial fishermen who went missing last week. On Oct. 1 RCMP confirmed they spotted a submerged craft near Windy Bay with a CC138 Twin Otter aircraft but found no...

‘Hopefully, we can do something positive’ — Rocky Simpson joins son in legislative assembly

Rocky Simpson has been elected to represent Hay River South in the Legislative Assembly, knocking out a prominent cabinet minister in the process. Simpson collected 350 votes, compared to 322 votes for Wally Schumann, who...

Incumbent Sebert crushed in Thebacha

Salt River First Nation Chief Frieda Martselos annihilated incumbent and cabinet minister Louis Sebert in Thebacha. She took 504 votes to Sebert's 70, placing the former justice minister safely in last place. Former constituency assistant...

Rocky Simpson knocks off Wally Schumann

The father-son dynasty in Hay River is real as Rocky Simpson outpaced high-profile cabinet minister Wally Schumann to take Hay River South. Simpson beat Schumann 350 votes to 322 with all seven polls reporting. Rocky's son,...

Challenger building a lead over Nadli in Deh Cho

Challenger Ron Bonnetrouge has defeated Deh Cho MLA Michael Nadli. With all polls reporting, the count was, unofficially, 106 votes for Bonnetrouge to Nadli's 95. More to come.

Missing fishermen’s boat found; still no sign of four men

A submerged vessel has been located in the search for a group of missing fishermen, but there’s still no sight of the four men reported overdue early Monday after departing from Hay River.  A Joint...

The Hub – Oct. 2 Edition

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Search continues for overdue fishermen on Great Slave Lake

There’s still no sign of a group of overdue fishermen amid an ongoing search and rescue operation on Great Slave Lake.  The search effort, led by Hay River RCMP and Joint Rescue Command Centre (Trenton),...

EDITORIAL: Beware of what you post online

We are writing this on the assumption that some young people still read newspapers. We don't know if that is actually the case, but we will proceed anyway. Based on what we have witnessed over the...

Hay River darts players help send off Yellowknifer to international competition

Darts players from Hay River descended in force on Yellowknife on Sept. 21 to help send off a player to international competition with Team Canada. The event was the inaugural Baymen's Cup, a fun tournament...

Search underway for four overdue fishermen

A search and rescue operation has been launched in an effort to locate four overdue commercial fishermen on Great Slave Lake. The four men left Hay River’s commercial dock early Sunday en route to Sulphur...

New building coming to downtown Hay River

A new building is to be constructed in downtown Hay River. The one-storey structure will be located at the corner of Capital Drive and Lepine Street, and will provide a new home for about 30...

Hay River fire chief wants visible street addresses

Ross Potter says it's important for people to make their addresses visible from the street. According to the fire chief and the director of protective services with the Town of Hay River, it could be...

New CEO for K’atlodeeche First Nation

K'atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) has a new chief executive officer. Debbie Miller of the Coast Salish people in British Columbia began her new job on Sept. 9. Miller comes to KFN after working for 24 years...

Cocaine trafficker in Hay River sentenced to 12 months in jail

A drug trafficker was sentenced to 12 months behind bars when he appeared in Territorial Court in Hay River on Sept. 24. Fred Lafferty, 44, was one of the people charged in 2017 as a...

Section of demolished Hay River Hotel will live on after relocation to museum

The Hay River Heritage Centre now has another historic building on its grounds. It's a section of the recently demolished Hay River Hotel complex, commonly referred to as The Zoo. "We're very happy to be able...

Shane Thompson endorses Jackson Lafferty for premier

Jackson Lafferty, acclaimed MLA for Monfwi, has at least one supporter for the position of premier. At an all-candidates forum for Nahendeh candidates Wednesday night in Fort Simpson, incumbent Shane Thompson said, if elected, he...

Parliamentary democracy is best

Since this is the year of a federal election, we've been thinking about parliamentary democracy. We believe parliamentary democracy is the best system of government in the world. That is especially true when compared to the...