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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...

Hay River Hub – Dec. 18 Edition

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Trials by cold and ice in Hay River for AWG

Trials for three sports in the upcoming Arctic Winter Games – midget hockey, snowshoe biathlon and ski biathlon – took place in Hay River from Dec. 12-14. While the midget hockey trials went ahead as...

Hay River teen had summer adventure of a lifetime

A Hay River teenager went on an adventure of a lifetime last summer when she joined an expedition to the High Arctic. Mia McKenzie-Steinwand was part of a voyage with Students On Ice, which took...

Two sides claim leadership of NWT Fishermen’s Federation

A contentious meeting of the NWT Fishermen's Federation (NWTFF) in November has left two men claiming to be president of the organization, and two separate boards of directors. Both sides stated their cases for leadership...

Hay River town council approves 2020 budgets

Hay River town council has approved its 2020 budgets, but it was far from a ringing endorsement of the municipality's financial plans for the coming year. Five councillors backed the budget at a special meeting...

Waiting for the grocery store?

Transparency in government is a two-way street. Governments have to be willing to give the public a say in the decision-making process. And just as importantly, people have to be willing to say something. On Dec....

Women’s hockey tourney in Hay River attracts nine teams

Women's hockey took the spotlight this month in Hay River with a tournament featuring nine teams. "There were seven out-of-town teams and two Hay River teams actually, which was really good, I thought," said Lisa...

Hay River Hub – Dec. 11 Edition

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Christmas Bird Count in Hay River to tally species and overall numbers

Once again this year, Hay River and area will be the site of a Christmas Bird Count. The count – part of an international conservation initiative that began 120 years ago – is set for...

Hay River RCMP Detachment gets new accessibility ramp

The Hay River RCMP Detachment has become more accessible for persons with disabilities. The detachment has replaced an old ramp with a new and improved version. "There was a ramp before," said Sgt. Brandon Humbke. "We...

2020 budget consultations attract one resident in Hay River

The Town of Hay River hosted public consultations on Dec. 4 for its 2020 budgets, but just one community resident showed up. "Part of our strategic plan is to be more transparent, and this was...

Two-per-cent tax hike proposed in Hay River; cost of dump fire a financial strain

Members of Hay River town council are scheduled to have their final say and vote on the 2020 operations and maintenance budget, and capital budget, at a special meeting on Dec. 11. The proposed operations...

Hay River Reserve house gets inspected by students

A group of students on the Hay River Reserve recently received a unique lesson on housing. On Nov. 25, the nine youngsters – in Kindergarten to Grade 4 at Chief Sunrise Education Centre – were...

Fishing for a great tourism idea

Of all the public meetings we attend in Hay River, discussions about tourism are among our favourites. We're not quite sure why that is, but we believe the opportunity to come up with ideas that...

Secret Santa to wrap up earlier this year in Hay River

Secret Santa, which once again is asking the community to help ensure that less-fortunate families have a happy Christmas, will be wrapping up earlier than usual this year. That means anyone planning to contribute to...

Midget hockey tournament returns to Hay River

A tournament for Midget hockey teams was held in Hay River in late November. And even though just three teams participated, it was still an improvement over last year when the tournament was not held...

Hay River Hub – Dec. 4 Edition

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Slavey teacher Shirley Lamalice honoured with national award

A Hay River teacher has received a prestigious national award. Shirley Lamalice, a Slavey language and culture teacher at Princess Alexandra School, was one of seven recipients from across Canada of the 2019 Guiding the...

Five days of training on Hay River Reserve for Dene and Northern games

People from all over the NWT gathered on the Hay River Reserve recently to learn more about traditional games. Those games fall into two categories – Northern Games like one-foot high kick, two-foot high kick...

Lights, camera, council in Hay River

The Town of Hay River is ready to start live streaming council meetings on the Internet. The new system is expected to be launched with the Dec. 9 meeting. "About a month ago we put the...

GNWT public meetings on tourism stop in Hay River

Travelling public meetings to discuss the future of tourism in the NWT made a stop in Hay River on Nov. 26. The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) is hosting public and stakeholder meetings...