Woman pleads guilty to trafficking cocaine in Hay River

A 25-year-old woman arrested in 2017 after Mounties infiltrated a Hay River slo-pitch tournament has pleaded guilty to trafficking cocaine. Starr Martel appeared before NWT Supreme Court Justice Andrew Mahar in a Yellowknife courtroom Tuesday....

GNWT to build fish plant in Hay River

The GNWT has decided to proceed with building a new fish plant in Hay River. Speaking in the territorial legislature on Oct. 20, Infrastructure Minister Wally Schumann noted that there is $1.4 million in the...

Bryan Adams again?

As this editorial is being written, the NHL 100 Classic is playing in the background on TV. And it just so happens that Bryan Adams is performing between periods at the outdoor hockey game in...

Brendan Green looks forward to another race at Olympics

For Hay River's Brendan Green, it's two races down and one more to go at the Winter Olympics. Right now, the biathlete is looking ahead and preparing for the men's relay set for Feb. 23. "We...

Free entry for AWG sports

Anyone wishing to see some of the sports at next month's Arctic Winter Games will be able to do so for free. "All entrance to the games and playoffs will be free of charge, first...

Hay River rec centre ready to go

Town council announced last week that the long-awaited new recreation centre would open to the public on March 13. "On behalf of council and the Town of Hay River, we are pleased to announce the...

Pine Point Bridge to be reconstructed

A tender call has been issued this month for replacement of the Pine Point Bridge across the Hay River. The work had originally been described as a rehabilitation of the bridge. Hay River North MLA R.J....

AWG Igloo takes beating from sun

A Hay River woman had to battle the elements – specifically unseasonably warm temperatures and sunshine – to preserve an igloo she built as a personal project for the Arctic Winter Games. And as of...

EDITORIAL: A big welcome back for the museum

Although we're sure we can find something to criticize and complain about if we really tried, we're in a relatively good mood this week for a change. That's because one of our favourite places in...

AWG igloo loses battle with sun

A multicoloured igloo built in Hay River for the Arctic Winter Games lost its battle with the sun. The igloo, which had become something of instant icon, was taken down by its creator on the...

AWG economic boost studied

Any group of people – large or small – dropping into the South Slave can only be good for the economy. And when about 2,000 people converge for the Arctic Winter Games, the benefits are...

Top Hay River apprentices recognized

The top NWT apprentices in Hay River for the past academic year were honoured at a Nov. 9 ceremony hosted by the Department of Education, Culture and Employment. While eight apprentices were honoured at the...

Sub on the Hub returns to rec centre

Sub on the Hub is nothing if not a determined enterprise. The business and its owners/operators – the husband and wife team of Dragon and Michelle Huang – have survived another long break in running...

Former Hay River track star convicted in ‘sextortion’ case

A teary-eyed Joel Gordon embraced his father Monday after being convicted of child porn-related charges in NWT Supreme Court. Judge Karan Shaner convicted the 23-year-old Hay River man, on charges of distributing child pornography, child...

Games come to a close in Hay River

The Arctic Winter Games have come and gone in the South Slave. The closing ceremonies for the 2018 edition of the circumpolar sporting event were held on March 24 in Hay River's brand-new recreation centre,...

AWG Host Society gets another Chase the Ace

The Town of Hay River has awarded a licence for the next Chase the Ace, and it goes once again to the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games Host Society. It had the licence for...

Town plans to take possession of new Rec Centre by end of the month

The Town of Hay River has announced it will take possession of the new Rec Centre at the end of the month. "Based on the most recent schedule received from Clark Builders, the new recreation...

B.C. police ask for public’s help in finding missing Hay River woman

British Columbia RCMP are asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing Hay River woman. Twenty-seven-year-old Brittany Martel, who lives in West Kelowna, B.C., was last seen on June 14 in Surrey, B.C., according to...

New president of NWTAC chosen in unusual manner

Clarence Wood, a councillor with the Town of Inuvik, has become the new president of the NWT Association of Communities (NWTAC) in a somewhat unusual way. Wood was one of two candidates for the leadership...

Hometown hero producer dies

Roman Bittman, who was raised in poverty in Hay River but went on to find success as a noted television and movie producer, has passed away. Bittman, who was in his mid-70s, died on Nov....

Landa Aviation to launch scheduled flights to Yk

Later this month, air travellers in Hay River will get a second option for scheduled flights to Yellowknife. Landa Aviation – until now solely a charter air service based in Hay River – plans to...
The recent buildup of ice in Kitikmeot waters has made conditions much more challenging for the GNWT's Marine Transportation Services division than when this photo was taken in September 2017. The last barge of the season is unable to get into Kugluktuk or Cambridge Bay, causing a huge headache for businesses, municipal governments and residents who are relying on the delivery of those supplies. photo courtesy of the GNWT

Delta communities express outrage over barge cancellation

Residents in the Beaufort Delta are frustrated with a decision by the GNWT to cancel the Marine Transportation Services barge up through the communities for season deliveries. Ray Ruben, mayor of Paulatuk said he got...

Pine Point Mining target of friendly acquisition

Pine Point Mining Ltd. – which has been exploring deposits remaining from a former mining operation east of Hay River – is now the target of a takeover bid. On Dec. 18, Osisko Metals Inc....

Film society zooms in on Hub

A Hay River Film Society has been created with the goal of bringing a broader choice of movies to the community. "We just today got notified that we have non-profit status, so we're officially registered,"...

Hay River mayor says opening of new rec centre is close

Mayor Brad Mapes says the new rec centre will soon be open, although he is not giving any target date. "It's close," he said on March 2. "It's just any day right now. It could...

Extreme athlete survives Yukon Arctic Ultra

Hay River's Ilona Gyapay survived the Yukon Arctic Ultra extreme race earlier this month. And in this case, surviving can be viewed as winning in a race in the Yukon wilderness where temperatures plunged well...

Hay River fly fisher a three-time champion

There is no doubt that Terence Courtoreille has a special skill when it comes to fly fishing. In fact, he is so good at the sport that he recently won the individual gold medal at...

Arbitration rolls on between Northland Utilities and Town of Hay River

It has been almost a year since the electricity franchise for the Town of Hay River officially expired with Northland Utilities (NWT) Ltd. However, the company is still distributing power to the community as a...

Museum won’t be open for AWG

There had been some talk earlier in the year about the possibility of the Hay River Heritage Centre being open during the Arctic Winter Games in March. However, that is not going to happen. "We were...

Recreation centre a showcase for community

It was a low-key opening for a building that has been awaited by the community since the summer of 2016, when demolition began on the town's old rec centre. Hay River's new recreation centre opened...
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