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Checkpoints set up on Hay River Reserve due to coronavirus fears

Checkpoints have been set up at entrances to the Hay River Reserve to limit access because of fears of the coronavirus/COVID-19. Only members of K'atlodeeche First Nation (KFN), including band members living in Hay River...
Sir John Franklin won the overall and school grand aggregate titles at the NWT Track and Field Championships in Hay River in 2019 as well as the most sportsmanlike team. Holding the most sportsmanlike trophy, left, is Robert Paddock; holding the overall grand aggregate trophy is Stephen Messier and holding the school grand aggregate trophy is Jaleel Tulloch. They will get to keep the trophies for at least one more year following the cancellation of the 2020 NWT Track and Field Championships on Tuesday. NNSL file photo

NWT Track and Field Championships cancelled due to COVID-19

It was only a matter of time before it happened but the largest annual sporting event in the NWT won't go ahead for 2020. The NWT Track and Field Championships, which were scheduled for Hay...

Association of Communities’ 2021 AGM to coincide with K’amba Carnival

The Northwest Territories Association of Communities (NWTAC) will hold its annually generally meeting in Hay River next year. That is not surprising, since the organization rotates its AGM among three of the largest communities in...

Hay River Hub – March 18 Edition

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Hay River proceeds with Fraser Place land tests

The Town of Hay River intends to proceed next week with geotechnical testing for the proposed Fraser Place land development. The town has determined that it no longer needs to get a permit from the...

Fight coronavirus for each other

It's difficult to write something about the coronavirus which will be read several days into the future. With the dizzying developments of last week, anything we write will likely be hopelessly out of date by...

Dene Nation postpones Hay River Reserve education summit

The Dene Nation has announced that a major conference on education planned for this week on the Hay River Reserve has been postponed due to concerns about COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the...

Hay River coming to grips with cancellation of AWG

  Like other athletes and coaches who were heading to the Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse, those in Hay River are still coming to grips with the cancellation of the games due to fears of...

Polar Pond Hockey returns with changes due to coronavirus fears

After a two-year absence, Polar Pond Hockey returned to Hay River over the weekend, at least the actual hockey playing on the ice of the river. The two social aspects of the event – a...

Chase the Ace in Hay River delayed by fears of coronavirus

The latest edition of Chase the Ace in Hay River had been set to start on March 13, but has been delayed by concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19). Late on the afternoon of March 13,...
Brady Daniels, seen during the First Air Rec Hockey Tournament this past April, is back with the Kimberley Dynamiters of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League in B.C., where he's playing with his younger brother, Austin Daniels. NNSL file photo

Several tournaments cancelled due to COVID-19 fears

The sports world has seen it turned upside down in recent days with leagues and tournaments either being cancelled, postponed or suspended due to the threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19). It's now starting to hit Yellowknife...

Linda Duford named Hay River’s Citizen of the Year

Linda Duford, a well-known musician and music teacher, has been named Hay River's Citizen of the Year. "I can't believe it," she said, just after receiving the award at the annual gala of the Hay...

KFN presented with 1970 Dogsled Mail Run envelope

In 1970, a unique endeavour was undertaken to mark the centennial of the entry into Confederation of the Northwest Territories, which was much larger in 1870 than it is today. A mail run by dogsleds...

Special Olympics holds Try-It Day in Hay River

Special Olympics NWT is optimistic that it may be able to start some programming in Hay River after another successful Try-It Day in the community. The main goal of the Try-It Day on Feb. 29...

Hay River Hub – March 11 Edition

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Editorial: Voting is a privilege for citizens only

Every once in a while, an idea pops up that needs to be popped right back down. Such is the idea that permanent residents of Canada be allowed to vote in municipal elections in the...
Sahara Lafferty, left, and Caitlin Zorn are all smiles prior to the opening ceremony of the 2017 North American Indigenous Games in Toronto. The 2020 edition of the Games this coming July in Halifax is still on for now, says Aaron Wells of the Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT. photo courtesy of Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT

North American Indigenous Games still on for now

We know that the 2020 Arctic Winter Games won't be happening because of the threat brought on by the coronavirus (COVID-19). But there's another major multi-sport competition coming up later this year that could be...

Polar Pond Hockey returning to Hay River

For the first time since 2017, Polar Pond Hockey will be returning this coming weekend to the ice of the Hay River. And Terry Rowe, an executive member of Polar Pond Hockey, said everyone is...

NWT chief public health officer talks coronavirus in Hay River

NWT Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Kami Kandola was in Hay River recently to provide information on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which is spreading throughout the world. Kandola was asked about the possibility that the...
Team NT's Arctic Winter Games figure skating team of Brooke Vallis, left, Sarah Campbell, Emily Hazenberg and Victoria Hamm model off the official walk-out uniform that the team will wear during the opening ceremony in Whitehorse when the Games begin on March 15. The uniform was officially unveiled at the Sport North office in Yellowknife on Feb. 13. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Arctic Winter Games registrations fees to be refunded, athletes to keep uniforms

The cancellation of the 2020 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse on Saturday has caused plenty of heartburn and heartache for anyone who was set to make the trip over to compete, coach or volunteer. But...

Hay River man chases thief at Edmonton mall

A man from Hay River made news in Edmonton recently when he chased down a thief. On Feb. 29, Adam Aylward, along with his two sons, were shopping at the Bell Store in the Southgate...
Ava Applejohn tries to get the upper hand on Quinn Critch during the wrestling trials at St. Pat's Gymnasium back in January. Both of them are now going to have to find other ways to enjoy March break following the cancellation of the Games by the host society in Whitehorse on Saturday. NNSL file photo

Coaches and teams react to 2020 Arctic Winter Games cancellation

There is a recurring theme among those coaches and teams that were all set to travel to Whitehorse for the start of the 2020 Arctic Winter Games on March 15: extreme disappointment. The host society...

EDITORIAL: K’amba Carnival keeps going strong

Every year at this time, our thoughts turn to K'amba Carnival, which as everyone knows is one of this area's biggest annual events. Inevitably, we always marvel at how long the carnival has existed. This...

More prize money for mushers at K’amba Carnival

Bess Ann McKay of Fort Resolution has been involved in dog mushing for about 35 years, and she helps co-ordinate races in many places. And that includes K'amba Carnival's dogsled races, which is one of...

K’amba Carnival: Vendors Market is a popular feature

The popular Vendors Market will be back once again at K'amba Carnival. The market is set for March 7 & 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Chief Lamalice Complex. "You'll find...

K’amba Carnival: New fashion show for 2020

There is something new this year at K'amba Carnival – a fashion show. Yellowknife artist Dolly Martel, a member of K'atlodeeche First Nation who co-ordinates the Vendors Market at the festival, suggested the idea. "Because there's...

K’amba Carnival: Prince and princess contest will continue

After a very successful return last year to K'amba Carnival, the crowning of a prince and princess will take place once again this year. And Jamie Heron, the co-ordinator of the competition, said it is...

Hay River Hub – March 4 Edition

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K’amba Carnival: Even younger children to perform at talent show

There will be something new for the Youth Talent Show at K'amba Carnival on the Hay River Reserve. A category has been added for children five years of age and under. "We added the five-and-under category...

K’amba Carnival: New chair and vice-chair for 2020

Aaron Tambour is the chair of the organizing committee for the 2020 K'amba Carnival. However, it is not like he is new to the role. Last year, Tambour was vice-chair, and by the end of the...