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Feds fund local farming, tourism

Northwest Territories MP Michael McLeod dropped into Hay River on Aug. 16 to announce some federal government funding. His first stop was at the Northern Farm Training Institute (NFTI) to announce a federal investment into...

‘The Dene Nation wants a new blueprint for housing’ 

“Enormous” housing pressures felt across the territory won’t be relieved unless communities are given more control of how federal dollars are spent, says Dene national chief Norman Yakeleya. “The relationship with housing and the territorial...

Why not the City of Hay River?

You see strange things driving across Canada. Near the top of the list of strangeness are signs informing motorists they are entering Dryden, a community in northwest Ontario. The signs proclaim: 'City of Dryden Population...

The Hub – Aug. 14 Edition

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A guided tour of highrise in Hay River

Harry Satdeo wants Hay River to know that the Mackenzie Place highrise is very close to being ready to reopen. And to prove that, the owner of the apartment building invited The Hub for a...

Hay River council votes for caretaker unit in Industrial Area

Hay River council has unanimously rejected a town administration recommendation presented at its July 30 meeting to not allow variation from a bylaw for a new caretaker unit in the Industrial Area. The town received...

A chance to get your geek on in Hay River

If all goes well, fans of gaming, pop culture, cosplay, science fiction and more will be able to gather in Hay River next year for their very own convention. It would be Hay River's own...

Hay River one of four communities to test paid family/caregiver option

The GNWT has chosen Hay River to be one of four communities for a pilot project to test a paid family/caregiver option. In a letter last month, Health and Social Services Minister Glen Abernethy informed...

First Hay River Memorial Slopitch Tournament held on long weekend

A new mixed slopitch event replacing the Coors Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament was held in Hay River on the Civic Day long weekend. This year was the first-annual Hay River Memorial Slopitch Tournament. "We've had a few longstanding fans...

UPDATED: Missing kayaker on Great Slave Lake found dead

The search by Hay River and Fort Resolution RCMP for a missing man travelling by kayak on Great Slave Lake has ended as the man was announced deceased on Thursday. NWT chief coroner Cathy Menard...

Our civic duty not to vote

Since we have just observed the Civic Holiday, it might be a good time to make the case for something we've been mulling over for a while. We think not voting might be the best...

RCMP special constable in Hay River spreads messages of boating safety

An RCMP member from Hay River is spreading the word this summer about boating safety. On July 31, Special Constable Jordan Groenewegen spoke to 24 children participating in the Town of Hay River's Summer Heat...

The Hub – July 31 Edition

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Hay River gets half of cash surplus from 2018 Arctic Winter Games

The Town of Hay River will receive $16,076 of a cash surplus from the 2018 Arctic Winter Games (AWG). At its July 30 meeting, council accepted the final financial report on the games from the...

Owner plans to re-open fire-damaged highrise in Hay River by end of August

Harry Satdeo – the owner of the fire-damaged Mackenzie Place highrise – returned to Hay River last week to oversee a cleanup and eventual repairs and renovations to the 16-storey apartment building. Satdeo is saying...

Hay River church awards grants in memory of Rev. Georgina Bassett

St. Andrew's Anglican Church has presented three grants totalling $5,000 to community organizations. The financial support – announced on July 14 at a community barbecue on the lawn of the church – was from the...

Meditating on the beach in Hay River

If you think about it, the Hay River Beach is a great place to meditate. And a group of people are finding that out for themselves. In mid-July and again on Aug. 1, they gathered to...

Hay River team wins division at World Jet Boat Championships

A five-member team from Hay River raced to a first-place finish in its class at last month's World Jet Boat Championships, held in several locations in Alberta and British Columbia. Tanner Froehlich, the driver of...

Nadli to seek re-election in Deh Cho

Michael Nadli, the MLA for Deh Cho, plans to seek re-election in the district, which includes the Hay River Reserve and Enterprise. "I'm going to be running again in the fall 2019 elections," he told...

Show and Shine celebrates Wally Schumann Sr.

The crowds were out in full force to celebrate the life of Wally Schumann Sr. during the second annual Show and Shine in his honour last weekend. A total of 58 cars entered into the...

Cows and plows settlement sows cash into community

It too more than 100 years of waiting, but members of the Katlodeeche First Nation finally got to see their treaty with the federal government honoured. On July 12, community members voted that each member...

Highrise fire victims’ lives still upended

Former tenants of Hay River's Mackenzie Place highrise apartment building are speaking out over the lack of support they have received after buildings owner started throwing their remaining belongings with little notice. “They didn't give...

Around the South Slave

Slave River Paddlefest Fort Smith The ever-popular Slave River Paddlefest returns to Fort Smith from Aug. 2 to 5. There will be a treasure trove of events for both kids, and adults going all weekend including...

Farm serves up nutritious, delicious cooking course

“Beet or carrot?” That was the follow up question, the operations manager of the Northern Farm Training Institute, had for me after she asked if I wanted a fresh popsicle. I was hesitant at first,...

Farm serves up delicious cooking course

"Beet or carrot?" That was the follow up question the operations manager of the Northern Farm Training Institute (NTFI) had for me after she asked if I wanted a fresh Popsicle. I was hesitant at first,...

What’s next for Hay River council?

It didn't take much time, but council decided it will continue for the rest of the its current term down a member. The decision was made during last week's council meeting with four members...

Golfing for a cause in Hay River

The Hay River Hospital foundation held its annual golf tournament fundraiser on July 20. The tournament featured 10 teams of four, each representing a local company that sponsored them. The teams played a Texas...

Hay River council votes to leave seat empty

Hay River's council will be one member short for the rest of the current term after it was decided to leave a vacant seat empty during the July 16 council meeting. The decision was...

Hay River cadet excels in Whitehorse

A Hay River cadet is returning from a two-week course with a friends from around the world and a newfound appreciation for travelling. “It's been really good,” said Matteo Lafferty the night before flying...

Yellowknife women’s team takes slo-pitch title

Yellowknife's Gastown Golden Grills ended up beating the Dirty Divas during an intense and hotly contested final of the women's division during the Hay River Slo-pitch Invitational. The game featured several controversial and saw the...

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