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Soccer tourney attracts 500 players in Hay River

About 500 young players took to the field this past weekend in the annual Elks Outdoor Soccer Tournament in Hay River. Teams came from a number of communities in the NWT, including Yellowknife, Fort Simpson,...

Dredging set for Porritt Landing in Hay River

Dredging is about to begin at Porritt Landing. Glenn Smith, the assistant senior administrative officer with the Town of Hay River, said the work will begin after the floating docks are removed. "Our end of season...

The Hub – Sept. 25 Edition

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Big increase in numbers for annual Terry Fox Run in Hay River

There was a big jump in the number of people participating in this year's Terry Fox Run in Hay River. Organizer Bridgitte Stephen said 63 people showed up to run or walk in the event,...

Religious conference held in Hay River for fourth year

For the fourth year, a World Religions Conference has been held in the Hay River area. This year, the conference – with the topic 'Universal Compassion: The Core Human Value' – was held at the...

Missing Hay River teen located safe

Dallas Casaway-Gray, 14, has been located safe after being reported missing in Hay River. The teen was reported missing on Saturday, prompting police to appeal to the public for help yesterday. RCMP thanked the public in...

Radio play returning to museum in Hay River

The popular radio play It's a Wonderful Life will be returning to the stage of the Hay River Heritage Centre in November after a one-year absence. However, it might be the final presentations of the...

Hay River inventor revamps Pellets On Demand

A Hay River inventor is close to re-launching sales of his system to conveniently bring wood pellets into homes. The system is called Pellets On Demand, and was created by contractor Robert Chenard. A couple of...

Exhaustive and exhausting candidates’ forum in Hay River

An exhaustive and exhausting candidates' forum was held in Hay River on Sept. 19 for the upcoming territorial election. It was exhaustive in that a wide variety of issues were covered. The almost three-hour gathering was...

NDP candidate visits Hay River

The NDP candidate for the Northwest Territories paid a visit to Hay River last week to introduce herself to voters in advance of next month's federal election. On Sept. 20, Inuvik's Mary Beckett was in...

Read Jane Groenewegen’s column in Monday’s News/North

Jane Groenewegen, former four term MLA for Hay River South, offers her perspective on consensus government in the Monday, Sept.23 edition of News/North. Subscribers can read her column in the e-version of the newspaper available...

Prestigious award for SSDEC superintendent

Curtis Brown, the superintendent of the South Slave Divisional Education Council (SSDEC), has received a prestigious award for his more than 30 years of service in Nunavut and the NWT. Brown was awarded the Polar...

The Hub – Sept. 18 Edition

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Mud Run hits pay dirt in Hay River

The first edition of the Color Me Muddy Mud Run is being called a big success. "It was great," said Heather Coakwell, the president of the Health and Wellness Foundation of Hay River, which presented...

It’s off to Disneyland for two students in Hay River

Two young students from Princess Alexandra School have been surprised with a trip of a lifetime. At an assembly on Sept. 13, the students – Suri Nowdlak and Kimberly Martel – were announced as this...

Schumann predicts major changes in makeup of NWT Legislative Assembly

Wally Schumann is predicting big changes in the Legislative Assembly as a result of the upcoming territorial election. The incumbent MLA in Hay River South and cabinet minister believes there will be many brand-new MLAs...

Tunchai Redvers to launch her first book of poetry in Hay River

Tunchai Redvers will be returning to Hay River on Oct. 3 for the NWT launch of 'Fireweed', her debut collection of poetry. "I'm really excited about coming to the North," said Redvers, who grew up...

Hay River fire chief says coming 911 system will be basic call-forwarding service

Ross Potter wants people to understand what the GNWT's 911 emergency call number will mean when it is introduced in November. "At this point, all they're going to be doing is basic 911," said Potter,...

Fibre optic cable work over half completed in Hay River

A project to dramatically upgrade the speed and reliability of the Internet communications infrastructure in Hay River is over half completed. On Sept. 10, Paul Gillard, the vice-president of business markets for NorthwesTel, updated town...

Rev. Ken Gaetz returns old firearm to K’atlodeeche First Nation

A piece of history was returned to K'atlodeeche First Nation on the weekend by a man who himself created a lot of history in Hay River and on what is now the Hay River...

Should we all vote to select the premier?

We now have an acclaimed Hay River MLA saying he will seek to become the next premier of the Northwest Territories. And we have another Hay River incumbent saying it's possible he might also seek...

Record number of teams for KFN handgames tournament

There were a record number of teams for the $50,000 Handgames Tournament held recently on the Hay River Reserve. Sharon Pekok, the recreation director with K'atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) and the tournament organizer, said 38...

Candidates’ forum organized for Sept. 19 in Hay River

An all-candidates' forum for the upcoming territorial election will be held in Hay River on Sept. 19. The forum is being organized by Sandra Lester for the Hay River Chamber of Commerce. Lester said the two...

New children’s book released in Hay River

Inspiration can come in curious ways. For Tom Lakusta, it was an unexpected run-in with an insect that inspired him to write a children's book. Lakusta explained that he was sitting outside about a year ago. "And...

The Hub – Sept. 11 Edition

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KFN honours employees

K'atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) held its first ceremony to recognize and honour its workers, including some long-time employees from the recent past. "This is the first time that it's happened for KFN to do recognitions,"...

Hay River’s first youth triathlon set

A brand-new sporting event is coming to Hay River. It's called the KitCan Youth Triathlon, which is set for Sept. 15. The idea was brought to the community by Dale Loutit, the recreation programmer supervisor with...

Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson to run for premier

Now that he has been acclaimed as the MLA for Hay River North, R.J. Simpson has another election on his mind. Simpson will seek to be chosen premier of the Northwest Territories when MLAs gather...

Debate raging in Hay River over future of wooded area

The future of a small wooded area in Hay River has become the subject of a heated debate. The area – known unofficially by its supporters as the Hay River Nature Park – has also...

Hay River death deemed non-suspicious

A 54-year-old man found deceased Aug. 31 on a trail in Hay River has been identified. The deceased is Richard Arcand of Hay River, according to Cathy Menard, the chief coroner of the NWT. No foul...