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Helping hands head to Australia to fight fires

A member of K'atlodeeche First Nation is off to Australia to help that country battle its fire crisis. Raelene Lamalice is with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR), and one of four employees...

Start being fire smart in your backyard

Daniel Allaire has advice for people on how to protect their houses from forest fires. "FireSmart starts in the owner's backyard," said the manager of forests for the South Slave region with the Department of...

Beating winter blahs with badminton in Hay RIver

Badminton is experiencing renewed popularity in Hay River. In November, the Town of Hay River started two new programs by offering pickleball and badminton. "Now badminton has taken over," said Amanda Tybring, a recreation programming aide...

Hay River readies for next Chase the Ace lottery

After being absent since October, Chase the Ace could return soon. "We're looking to advertise a call for applications for the next round of Chase the Ace, and we expect that to go out before...

Dangerous goods inspectors probe Hay River auto dealership

RCMP and officials with Transport Canada executed a search warrant on an auto dealer in Hay River on Jan. 14. “Two search warrants were issued to Transport Canada on Jan. 9, and on Jan. 14,...

A curious expertise in falling down

Let's begin by saying that walking on ice is treacherous. We know. And before we go on, just for this editorial we will dispense with the royal 'we', because The Hub as an entity did not...

Pellets on Demand in Hay River gets CSA approval

A Hay River inventor is ready to once again begin sales of a new way to conveniently bring wood pellets into homes. Robert Chenard calls the system Pellets On Demand. Chenard had previously sold two systems...

False alarm at Mackenzie Place highrise in Hay River

On Jan. 8, firefighters were dispatched to the Mackenzie Place highrise, the site of a fire last March. However, the call was a false alarm. Fire Chief Ross Potter explained that someone believed there was smoke...

Hay River Hub – Jan. 15 Edition

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Drug shortages a daily concern for Hay River pharmacist

In recent years, pharmacists have been dealing with shortages of drugs – in Hay River and around the world – and the situation is getting worse. That's according to Julianne Fuller, a pharmacist at Ring's...

Yellowknife’s Galusha team wins NWT Scotties playdowns in Hay River

The Kerry Galusha team from Yellowknife has won the right to represent the NWT at next month's Scotties Tournament of Hearts. The Galusha squad won the NWT Ladies Championships – the playdowns for the Scotties...

Hay River Rusty Blades make big donations

The Hay River Rusty Blades oldtimers hockey team is in the giving spirit. On Dec. 13, the team donated $25,000 to the five schools in Hay River and on the Hay River Reserve, along with...

Coloured igloo returning to Hay River for third time

A multi-coloured igloo is returning to Hay River for the third time. Teira Arnault plans to once again build the igloo, which first appeared in 2018 for the Arctic Winter Games and quickly became something...

A New Year’s resolution for cabinet

Just before Christmas, we happened to be speaking to a communications person with a GNWT department about hopefully getting a comment or two from a new cabinet minister. As is often the case with any...

Earlier NYE fireworks show sparks interest in Hay River

A change for the New Year's Eve community fireworks display in Hay River appears to have been a success. On Dec. 31, the Town of Hay River presented only one show at 8 p.m., without...

Hay River steps up to help family who lost house to fire

A young family in Hay River is still recovering after losing their home – and a beloved pet dog – to a fire on Christmas Eve, but they have the community behind them. "I can't...

Temporary shelter found for homeless men in Hay River

A group of individuals have joined forces in Hay River to provide a temporary shelter for homeless men. One of the people helping is Tom Makepeace, who has been driving homeless men to a trailer...

Hay River Hub – Jan. 8 Edition

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Hub’s Kelvin Redvers pitched idea for CBC’s new High Arctic Haulers

A documentary series – which began as an idea by a filmmaker originally from Hay River – is about to hit television screens across Canada. That idea by Kelvin Redvers has become High Arctic Haulers,...

No access to town dump impacts Christmas Bird Count in Hay River

For the first time ever, the common raven was not at the top of list when the numbers were tallied for the Dec. 14 Christmas Bird Count in the Hay River area. However, it was...

No town fireworks at midnight in Hay River to welcome 2020

This New Year's Eve, there will be no midnight fireworks by the Town of Hay River to welcome 2020. There will be only one fireworks display by the town on Dec. 31, and that will...

Family of three forced out of home by Christmas Eve blaze in Hay River

A house fire on Christmas Eve has displaced a family of three in Hay River. According to Fire Chief Ross Potter, the fire occurred at about 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 24 in a trailer at...

New housing for members of RCMP to be built in Hay River by April...

A timeline has been set for the construction of new housing – 12 units in all – for RCMP members in Hay River. Randy Cleveland, manager of housing projects with the NWT Housing Corporation, told...

ITI minister committed to new fish plant in Hay River

Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) Minister Katrina Nokleby says the GNWT is still committed to building a new fish plant in Hay River. "We remain committed to the (Great Slave Lake commercial fishery) revitalization initiative,...

Indebted MLA Rocky Simpson gets greenlight to sell properties, assets

A GNWT Crown corporation is a step closer to recouping the nearly $2 million its owed by Hay River South MLA Rocky Simpson after his son RJ Simpson, two-term MLA for Hay River North,...

RCMP offers safety tips for the Christmas/New Year’s season

The RCMP is offering advice to people to help them get through the Christmas/New Year's season safely and securely. Staff Sergeant Kenneth Beard of 'G' Division's South District said the RCMP is focusing on three...

Twinkle Tour indentifies best Christmas decorations in Hub

As usual, Hay River is lit up for Christmas, and town council has once again recognized some of the best seasonal displays of lights and other decorations. On Dec. 13, three members of council took...

Report says misinterpreted command key to Buffalo Airways forced landing

A Buffalo Airways DC-3 that crash landed after experiencing engine trouble earlier this year may have been able to make it back to the Hay River Airport except for miscommunication between the pilot and...

Enough with the giving spirit

In this season of giving, we have to recognize that the Town of Hay River is in the giving spirit all year round. It's sort of admirable for the community, but it makes no financial...

Hay River town council enters cyberspace

Hay River town council has finally joined the brave new world of cyberspace. On Dec. 9, a meeting of council was live streamed on YouTube for the first time, and everything appears to have gone...