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Under Aurora Skies

What do Brad Mapes and Paul Simon have in common? We're glad you asked. When Mapes was giving The Hub a tour of the new industrial park he has under development in the northwest section of...

Hay River Huskies take second at four-team bantam tournament

The Hay River Huskies claimed second place in a bantam hockey tournament earlier this month. The Huskies competed against three out-of-town teams who travelled to Hay River for the competition, held from Nov. 8 to...

New Pentecostal pastor to serve Hay River and Hay River Reserve

The new Pentecostal pastor in Hay River has connections to the community and to elsewhere in the North. In fact, Samuel Acey was born in Hay River, although he can't remember anything about the town....

The Hub – Nov. 20 Edition

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Fire damage cleaned up in apartment at Hay River highrise

A significant step was taken last week on the road to possibly reopening the Mackenzie Place highrise after a fire in March. Harry Satdeo, the owner of the building, said a crew was clearing up...

New bridge over Hay River may get traditional name

A process will soon begin to name the new bridge across the Hay River. The Department of Infrastructure has received a request from K'atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) about naming the new bridge, which opened earlier...

Hay River grad class available as designated drivers

A class of grads in Hay River will be helping to ensure a safer Christmas season, while raising money for the graduation celebrations next year. The students, with help from a group of parents, have...

Brad Mapes soon to open first section of Enterprise industrial park

After years of work and an investment of over $12 million just so far, Brad Mapes is on the verge of opening the first part of an industrial park in the northwest section of...

OK, dual citizens

We were all ready to write an editorial about an intense debate raging around the world. Yes, of course, that's the suddenly divisive use of 'OK, Boomer'. However, before we could get going on that,...

Hay River curlers to compete at national club tournament

A team from Hay River will represent the NWT at the Canadian Curling Club Championships, set for later this month in Alberta. Katrina Delorey, the skip of the team, said they are looking forward to...

The Hub – Nov. 13 Edition

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Santa Claus coming to Hay River for a parade

This year's Santa Claus Parade – one of the early highlights of the Christmas season in Hay River – has been set for Nov. 29. As usual, the parade is being organized by the Town...

Planning starts early for K’amba Carnival

The 2020 K'amba Carnival is almost four months away, but planning for the annual winter festival on the Hay River Reserve has already begun. The first meeting of the organizing committee was held on Nov....

New strategies aim to attract physicians to Hay River

New strategies are being implemented in an attempt to attract more doctors to Hay River. The strategies were outlined at a Nov. 7 public forum hosted by the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority. For...

Enterprise councillor banned from entering Community Hall

Bruce Proud, a councillor with the Hamlet of Enterprise, has been banned from entering the municipality's Community Hall for three months over accusations that he "harassed, threatened and intimidated" an employee working there. Proud vehemently...

R.J. Simpson appointed minister of Education, Culture and Employment

Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson says he was pleased to have been named minister of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) when the new territorial cabinet was announced last week. "I gave a few options...

New bridge opens over the Hay River

A new bridge over the Hay River is open for business. According to Chief April Martel of K'atlodeeche First Nation (KFN), traffic began to cross the new bridge at about 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 6. Martel...

Suspect arrested in Hay River thefts; RCMP still seek stolen motorcycle

A Leduc man was charged in connection with a series of "night time activity occurrences." According to police those occurrences took place in Hay River over the past week, and came with episodes of property...

Nature versus housing

Supporters of preserving the so-called Hay River Nature Park ran into a brick wall of harsh reality at a recent council meeting. On Oct. 29, a spokesperson for the Ecology North subcommittee Healthy Habitat for...

Legion gives $27,000 to Town of Hay River

A project of the Town of Hay River has received a boost from the profits of the most recent Chase the Ace in the community. At the Oct. 29 meeting of town council, Branch 250...

The Hub – Nov. 6 Edition

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Interagency group being revived in Hay River

Hay River's interagency group – at which organizations meet to discuss various issues – is being revived after a couple of years of inactivity. Beginning with initial meetings in the spring and resuming in September,...

Housing corp skirted rules to award contracts to Rocky Simpson’s company: ex-manager

A former NWT Housing Corporation construction manager says the government agency bowed to political pressure and ignored numerous red flags when it awarded more than a dozen modular home contracts to an ill-equipped and...

Jr. NBA expands basketball program in Hay River

The Jr. NBA program in Hay River has expanded to include younger players. "This will be the first time it will be hosted for Grades 1 to 3," said Jason Morrissey, the new co-ordinator for...

L.A.C.E. UP! discourages vehicle use to boost health, environment

Residents of Hay River can get active throughout November with an initiative of the Mackenzie Recreation Association (MRA). The initiative is called L.A.C.E UP!, which has existed for about three years. The L.A.C.E. stands for Live...

Steve Bassett marks 30 years since founding Bassett Petroleum

Steve Bassett has reached a business milestone in Hay River. On Oct. 18, Bassett Petroleum – a trucking company specializing in moving fuel – marked its 30th anniversary. However, Bassett, the company's president and co-owner, is...

Appeal for nature over development in Hay River

People in favour of preserving a small wooded area – an area they call Hay River Nature Park – made their case before town council on Oct. 29. A delegation from Healthy Habitat for Hay...

Some friendly advice to Wexiteers

It's been just over a week since the federal election and the reverberations are still being felt across the country. In case you have not heard, many Albertans are not happy with the election results....

The Hub – Oct. 30 Edition

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Volleyball banner shared by Hay River teams

School teams from Hay River returned with a banner and all colours of medals from the Lawrie Hobart Memorial Volleyball Tournament, held from Oct. 17-20 in Fort Smith. The banner was actually claimed by two...