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Hay River Rec Centre getting new names

The Hay River Rec Centre and some of its main interior areas are about to get some names. A recommendation on the names was to be voted on at the town council meeting on Feb....

CRIME: Pound of crack cocaine seized near Enterprise

Approximately one pound of crack cocaine was seized from a vehicle near Enterprise on Sunday by the RCMP Federal Investigations Unit (FIU), according to a news release from police. Police say arrests came after a...

Hay River Hub – Feb. 19 Edition

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Hay River’s community plan on ice pending GNWT approval

Hay River town council is getting frustrated waiting for approval of its Community Plan by the GNWT. The town sent the document to the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) in the summer. "The town...

Hay River council won’t close town hall over lunch hour

Hay River town council has quickly dismissed the idea of closing town hall for an hour over lunch. The recommendation from town administration was discussed at the Feb. 10 standing committee of council, and failed...

Ecole Boreale debating students claim rookie award in Edmonton

A two-student team from Ecole Boreale has made an impression at their first debating competition. The team – 17-year-old Grade 12 students Reegan Jungkind and Victoria Tweedie-Pitre – attended the French-language Sommet des débats in...

Aurora Ford Classic Dog Races in Hay River attracts 13 teams

Danny Beck is pleased with the second running of the Aurora Ford Classic Dog Races. Beck – the president of the Hay River Dog Mushing Club – said the Feb. 8 and 9 event went...

Hay River hosts annual oldtimers hockey tourney

The Hay River Rusty Blades Oldtimers League recently hosted its annual tournament. Eight teams competed in the Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 event – four from the league and four from out of town. The champions...

Hay River library to host murder-mystery

For the first time in about a decade, the public library in Hay River will host a murder-mystery night on Feb. 15. The interactive event – involving those attending taking on roles as main characters...

Hay River Hub – Feb. 12 Edition

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Hay River South MLA Rocky Simpson objects to government red tape

Hay River South MLA Rocky Simpson brought up the issue of "dreaded" government red tape in the Legislative Assembly on Feb. 5. In a member's statement, Simpson said the government continues to pile red tape...

More impaired drivers nabbed in Hay River area during 2019

The number of charges for impaired driving in the Hay River area – and the number of reports from the public about suspected drunk drivers – increased significantly in 2019 compared to the previous...

It’s boring to hear Canada called boring

So Canada has once again been described as 'boring' by a famous American. We have heard Canada called boring many times by many people (including some Canadians, but most often by Americans), and we just...

Hay River highrise owner still optimistic building will soon re-open

The Mackenzie Place apartment building remained closed last week by a public health order. However, the owner is optimistic that the building will be re-opened soon as it recovers from a fire last March. Harry Satdeo...

Hay River: Let’s think apartment buildings

Every time we hear anyone talk about the dire need for residential land development in Hay River – which is quite often, of course – we wonder if that is what the town really...

Hay River council hears complaints about taxi services

Members of Hay River town council have been hearing some concerns about the level of taxi services in the community. "I think it's something that we should keep an eye on because throughout the community...

Hay River Hub – Feb. 5 Edition

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Special Olympics to ‘Try-In’ again in Hay River

Special Olympics NWT is going to make another try to establish some programming in Hay River. The Yellowknife-based organization will hold another Try-In Day on Feb. 29. There will be two sessions – one in the...

Hay River updates: Council sanctions temporary men’s homeless shelter

Legislative assembly to begin new session The second session of the 19th Legislative Assembly will convene on Feb. 5 in Yellowknife. The new session of the territorial legislature will run until April 2. The proceedings will be...

KFN firefighter Raelene Lamalice adjusts to hot Australia

Although Raelene Lamalice is finding some operational differences in working to help Australia battle its forest fires, some things are the same as in the NWT. "It's the same goal – try to get the...

Hay River Winter Celebration 2020 is on Feb. 8

Residents of Hay River and area will once again have the opportunity to celebrate the coldest season of the year. The Town of Hay River and various organizations have joined forces for Winter Celebration 2020...

Mould, asbestos removed from Hay River highrise; owner could start leasing process this week

There has been some positive movement towards the possible reopening of the Mackenzie Place highrise apartment building, which has been closed since a fire last March. Harry Satdeo, the building's owner, has released two letters...

Yellowknife’s Team Koe heading to Brier

Team Koe of Yellowknife will represent the NWT at the Tim Hortons Brier. The squad won that right by emerging victorious at the NWT Curling Association's Men's Championships, held in Hay River from Jan. 30...

Hay River: Where the streets have new names

You would think that naming or renaming streets would be a relatively straightforward undertaking with a well-established process behind it. However, you would be mistaken, at least in Hay River. Last week, councillors were presented with...

Archers on target for the AWG

Four young archers from Hay River have made the NWT team which will be going to the upcoming Arctic Winter Games (AWG) when archery is introduced as a demonstration sport. In fact, they will make...

Hay River Hub – Jan. 29 Edition

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Former mayor says Hay River needs more land for housing

Brad Mapes is calling on the Town of Hay River to develop land to deal with the community's housing shortage. And the Hay River businessman and former mayor has a particular reason to want more...

Three charged following Hay River drug trafficking investigation

Three people are facing trucking trafficking-related charges after an investigation led by Hay River RCMP turned up illicit drugs and cash. Hay River RCMP, along with members of the Yellowknife RCMP, arrested nine people in...

The doctors are in for Hay River

Hay River will have enough physicians for the coming several months. That was the main message from Erin Griffiths, the CEO of the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority, when she delivered a quarterly...

Street naming requests hit red light in Hay River

Hay River town council has decided to take another look at its policy for naming and renaming streets. At its Jan. 20 meeting, council was presented with a recommendation from town administration to rename Fairway...