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RCMP says suspicious activity near school was search for missing pet

An incident involving an unknown man calling out to a child near a school was determined to not be criminal in nature upon investigation by police. The Hay River RCMP advised the public on Dec....

Hay River trapper among winners

A young trapper from Hay River was among the winners of the Trapper Recognition Awards for 2016-2017 announced on Dec. 13 by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Kellan Mandeville was named the top...

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,"...

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...

Community challenge brings in Games volunteers

An initiative earlier this month has added 288 new volunteers for the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games. The volunteer drive – called the 100 Day Celebration – was set up as a competition between...

KFN reopens new-look band office

K'atlodeeche First Nation has officially reopened its newly-renovated offices. A grand reopening was held on Dec. 11 for the administration building – popularly known as the band office. "KFN today by the opening of the newly-renovated...

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...

Metis Nation, GNWT renew agreement

The Northwest Territory Metis Nation renewed its memorandum of understanding with the GNWT on Dec. 14. The agreement, originally signed in 2012, focuses on a government-to-government relationship between the Metis Nation and the GNWT. Metis Nation...

Work begins to create skating trail on river

This winter will see something completely different in Hay River – a skating trail on the river. The Town of Hay River began work earlier this month on what it believes to be the first-ever...

Controversial donation returns to Hay River animal advocates

The first payment has been made under a new arrangement that should see a controversial donation to a territorial organization return to Hay River. The agreement has been reached between the Hay River Animal Welfare...

Hay River athletes earn spots at AWG

A number of athletes from Hay River earned their way to the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games at territorial trials which wrapped up Dec. 9 in Yellowknife and Fort Smith. According to information from...

Armed robber to be sentenced in March

A man who pleaded guilty to robbing the Rooster convenience store and gas bar at gunpoint in November of last year is to be sentenced on March 26. Cameron Bernarde, 22, pleaded guilty to robbery...

Town begins process to award licence for next Chase the Ace

The Town of Hay River is beginning the process to award the next licence for a Chase the Ace lottery. Judy Goucher, the senior administrative officer (SAO) with the town, said applications for a licence...

Christmas Bird count returns Dec. 16

The annual Christmas Bird Count is returning once again this year. The count – part of an international conservation initiative – is set for Dec. 16 in the Hay River area. Gary Vizniowski, a local birder,...

Editorial: No excuses on drunk driving

At the beginning of this month, the RCMP launched its annual Christmas season campaign against impaired driving. It happens every year at this time, the RCMP announces that it will be stepping up its efforts...

News briefs: Free movie showing, firefighter calls defined

Free showing of new movie Growing Together will present a free showing of the animated movie Ferdinand at the Riverview Cineplex on Dec. 18. Families and caregivers with at least one child five years of age...

Stacey Barnes honoured as Firefighter of the Year

Stacey Barnes has been honoured as Hay River's Firefighter of the Year. The award was presented at the annual Firefighters' Ball on Dec. 2 at the Ptarmigan Inn. Barnes was unaware she was going to receive...

Hay River siblings make Team NWT

A Hay River brother and sister – Gaius Crook and Michaela Crook – have qualified for the 2018 Arctic Winter Games (AWG) following territorial trials late last week in their hometown. Michaela Crook made Team...

Rec Centre opening delayed to end of January

The Town of Hay River doesn't expect to have the new Rec Centre turned over from the builders until the end of next month. "For a number of reasons, the project is behind schedule and...

Hay River students make their pitches at Dragons’ Den Challenge

The seventh-annual Dragons' Den Challenge was held at Diamond Jenness Secondary School on Dec. 5, and once again the entrepreneurial spirit of young people was on full display. Eight pitches were made to a panel...

Secret Santa ready for action

Secret Santa is back for another year helping needy families in Hay River and on the Hay River Reserve. And Michelle Schaub is also back for her second year as the organizer of the effort...

Cops posed as a ball players to catch drug dealer

A Hay River man caught dealing cocaine to police officers posing undercover as baseball players at the annual Coors slo-pitch tournament last summer has been sentenced to a year in jail minus time served. And...

NFTI in running for $1 million prize

A project proposal from the Northern Farm Training Institute is one of two contenders for a $1 million prize. NFTI's proposal, called From-the-Land – Food Ambassadors Program, is on the shortlist for the top award...

Chase the Ace comes to an end

The second Chase the Ace lottery in Hay River came to an end on Dec. 1 after 12 weeks. Angela Jones drew the ace of spades and won the jackpot in the weekly lottery presented...

Sport North sings Rowe’s praises

Among the winners of the annual awards handed out by Sport North to athletes, coaches and teams is also the name of a Hay River firm. The Rowe's Group of Companies was honoured as Corporate...

Housing Corp. cancels contracts with Hay River company after delays

The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation has cancelled contracts with a Hay River company to build modular homes for communities around the territory. The move came after Concept Energy Services Ltd. fell far behind on the...

Metis getting membership cards

The annual general assembly of the Northwest Territory Metis Nation – held at the Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre from Nov. 21 to Nov. 24 – was highlighted by something new and long-awaited. The launch of...

GNWT releases plan for legalized cannabis in NWT

Justice Minister Louis Sebert released the GNWT's proposed plan for legalized cannabis in the NWT on Nov. 24. The plan would allow people over 19 years old to carry up to 30 grams of the...

More gold for Hay River girls at WickFest

Three girls from Hay River recently helped a team from Yellowknife capture gold at a prestigious hockey tournament in Calgary. The young players – Jenna Demarcke and sisters Chandelle Leonard and Layne Leonard – are...

Disaster simulated for safety

Fifteen public servants should feel a bit more confident taking to the air – either in helicopters or small aircraft – as is sometimes required by their jobs. That's because the workers with the Department...