Kayaker has greatest experience of his life on the Mackenzie River

A Chicago man who paddled away from Hay River on June 15 has successfully completed an "amazing" solo journey of the Mackenzie River. "I would say this trip was the greatest experience in my life....

Biggest Fiddling & Jigging Championship North of 60 cancelled for year due to funding...

The Biggest Fiddling & Jigging Championship North of 60 – a very popular annual event in Hay River – has been cancelled for this year by the Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre. Shari Caudron, executive director...

Pool’s annual shutdown will be first in three years

Jim Darby says the town's swimming pool is in need of a shutdown for maintenance. In fact, Darby, the director of recreation and community services with the Town of Hay River, said such a shutdown...

Charges laid under Safety Act over accident at Rec Centre demolition

The Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) has filed six charges in Territorial Court in relation to a July 26, 2016, incident in which a worker was injured during demolition of the Don Stewart...

Literacy Society chooses leadership

The Hay River Literacy Society has agreed on its leadership for the coming year. And the new executive is very much like that of the past 12 months following the group's annual general meeting on...

Chipsealing Highway 5 through September

Chipsealing is rolling through the final 64 kilometre gravel stretch of Highway 5 through Wood Buffalo National Park. In fact, as of Aug. 11, chipseal has already covered much of that stretch of highway. "At this...

MLA gets update on seniors’ issues

The Hay River North MLA says he'll heading back to the legislative assembly next month with an eye for keeping seniors in their homes – among a number of other issues he's heard from...

Editorial: Hot stuff

Over the past couple of weeks, we have all faced the prospect of a second nuclear war on this planet. It's been fascinating to see U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jung...

GNWT changes Vital Statistics Act

The GNWT announced on July 28 that it has introduced two changes to the Vital Statistics Act. NWT residents can now use single traditional names as their legal names, as long as the name is based...

Soaring Eagle seeks youth for council

Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre is seeking youth to form a Soaring Eagle Youth Council. Interested youth must be aged from 15 to 29 years. They will be responsible for planning and facilitating fundraisers, activities and workshops...

Trans Canada Trail celebration

A celebration of the Trans Canada Trail will take place in Hay River later this month. The Town of Hay River's recreation and community services department will be hosting a bike and barbecue at 1...

Workshop on air monitoring sensors

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources and SensorUp will be hosting a one-day workshop on how people can create their own sensors to monitor air quality in their own homes. The workshop is set...

Coors tourney bigger than ever, hometown team take third place

Another year – this one the 35th – and another successful Coors Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament is in the books. The tournament, held on the Civic Holiday long weekend, attracted 18 teams to Hay River, which...

Police go undercover as ballplayers to launch drug raids during slo-pitch tournament, sources say

A major drug bust in Hay River resulting in the arrests of 11 people, and charges against nine of them last week may be connected to a slo-pitch softball tournament that took place around...

Playschool to hold its annual auction

The 24th-annual Hay River Playschool Auction and Dance will be held this coming weekend. The popular fundraising event will take place on the evening of May 6, upstairs at the Royal Canadian Legion. The...

Midwifery program to mark two years

The midwifery program of the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority will be marking its two years of existence on May 5, which is also the International Day of the Midwife. The midwifery program...

River breakup getting closer

As of April 30, the spring breakup of the Hay River had still not happened, although it was getting closer Fire Chief Ross Potter, who is also the director of protective services with the Town...

Sudden death investigated

The RCMP and the NWT Coroner Service are investigating the sudden death of a 26-year-old male in Hay River in the evening hours of April 23. According to an RCMP news release, no foul play...

Who’s less fortunate?

It was just a couple of words uttered in a national sports broadcast over the weekend, but they caught our attention.A Toronto-based sportscaster was introducing a supposedly heart-warming piece about a trip to Nunavut...
Stacey Barnes, the executive assistant with the Town of Hay River, stands in front of the large photographs now adorning council chamber. - Paul Bickford/NNSL photo

Council chamber gets makeover

The council chamber of the Town of Hay River has a new look. On April 24, four large photographs were added to the wall behind where councillors sit. Stacey Barnes, the executive assistant with the Town...
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$16,450 random act of kindness

The Hay River Hospital Foundation has been the beneficiary of a very impressive random act of kindness. The foundation has received a donation of $16,450 from some employees of the Aurora Group's Mining Division. A couple...
On hand for the April 29 ribbon-cutting to open the Great Canadian Dollar Store in Hay River were, left to right, Gerry Russ, president of the Great Canadian Dollar Stores from Victoria, B.C.; Catherine Hill, owner/general manager of the new store; Coun. Steve Anderson of the Town of Hay River; and Hay River South MLA Wally Schumann, who is also the minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment. - Paul Bickford/NNSL photo

Dollar store opens doors

If the crowd of people gathered waiting for the doors to open on April 29 is any indication, the new Great Canadian Dollar Store at the Wright Centre is off to a good start. The...
These core samples were recently collected at Pine Point by Darnley Bay Resources Ltd. - photo courtesy of Darnley Bay Resources Ltd.

Positive signs for future revival of Pine Point mine

The signs are looking encouraging that Pine Point may emerge sometime in the coming years as a working mine. On April 18, Darnley Bay Resources Limited – which bought the property in December – announced...
Louise Schumann, president of the Hay River BMX/Skate Park Association, stands in front of Chaser BMX/Skate Park. - NNSL file photo

Skate park association re-elects its executives

The complete executive of the Hay River BMX/Skate Park Association has been returned for another year after the organization's annual general meeting on April 24. "It's nice to have the continuity," said Louise Schumann, who...
Two Hay River firefighters – Capt. Kirsten Fischer, left, and Korin Carter, right – have again volunteered to instruct a Home Alone Course for children, including Carter's nine-year-old daughter Jaidyn Henderson. - Paul Bickford/NNSL photo

Home alone training for youth

Later this week, Jaidyn Henderson and a group of other children will learn how to safely stay home alone. Nine-year-old Jaidyn said she is looking forward to the two-day course that will teach her those...
Ten-year-old Jacob Aylward receives the award as YBC Bowler of the Year in Hay River from coach Lillian Crook during a year-end event at Lizard's Lounge & Lanes on April 29. - Paul Bickford/NNSL photo

Bowling leagues wrap up season

The 2016-2017 year of bowling leagues in Hay River wrapped up on April 29. In the afternoon, youth bowlers gathered at Lizard's Lounge & Lanes to receive certificates for their participation in the Youth Bowling...
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