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DEA election set in Fort Resolution

An election for members of the Deninu School District Education Authority in Fort Resolution will take place on Dec. 13. Seven seats will be filled on the board of directors.

It’s all in the game

The public library is starting something new with a traditional form of entertainment – board games. On Nov. 22, a once-a-week Board Game Cafe will be launched in NWT Centennial Library's meeting room. And Marissa Oteiza,...

Christmas classic returns to airwaves

After a successful series of performances prior to last Christmas, the radio play It's a Wonderful Life is returning to the Hay River Heritage Centre. "We very much want this to become a yearly production...

Former track star pleads guilty to child porn

A one-time Hay River track star pleaded guilty to several child pornography-related charges in NWT Supreme Court in Yellowknife on Nov. 20. Joel Gordon, 23, was not in court when the pleas to distributing child...

Sport North seeking cultural delegates

Sport North, in conjunction with the NWT Arts Council, is accepting applications for cultural performing delegates for Team NWT at the upcoming Arctic Winter Games. It is seeking six cultural delegates and one manager interested...

First Nation seeks cash for arena

K'atlodeeche First Nation is still searching for more money to build a natural ice arena on the Hay River Reserve. Peter Groenen, the chief executive officer for the band, said it has about half of...

Unsightly properties get break for winter

Coun. Roger Candow asked about unsightly properties at town council's municipal services committee meeting on Nov. 14. In response to the municipal enforcement report for October, Candow recalled seeing some unsightly properties in the report...

For those who want to rock

Years ago, thousands had gathered for a concert at what was then called Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton. The lights went way down creating an almost complete dark void in the arena. As thousands waited, the...

Ice crossing opens for winter

The main ice crossing between the Hay River Reserve and Hay River opened for the season on the morning of Nov. 17. That was considerably earlier that the opening date in 2016. "Last year, I think...

K’amba Carnival committee to meet

The K'amba Carnival committee will meet early next week. The meeting is set for Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Chief Lamalice Complex on the Hay River Reserve. Among the issues to be discussed in...

Santa Claus is coming to town

The annual Santa Claus Parade set for Dec. 1 is poised to open with enthusiasm from it's organizer with the recreation department of the Town of Hay River. "I love the parade," said Dale Loutit,...

Arbitration rolls on between Northland Utilities and Town of Hay River

It has been almost a year since the electricity franchise for the Town of Hay River officially expired with Northland Utilities (NWT) Ltd. However, the company is still distributing power to the community as a...

Festival of Trees set for PA School

The annual Festival of Trees will be back for another year at Princess Alexandra School. The seasonal event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Nov. 25. As in previous years, it will feature...

Craftspeople seek GNWT support

A call is being raised on the Hay River Reserve for more support for craftspeople and artists. "We have so many beautiful people that do beautiful work," said Georgina Fabian, while noting there is a...

Woodland Manor expansion on target for end-of-year completion

The expansion of Woodland Manor is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The work is to add nine long-term care beds to the facility. Erin Griffiths, the chief executive officer of the...

Hometown hero producer dies

Roman Bittman, who was raised in poverty in Hay River but went on to find success as a noted television and movie producer, has passed away. Bittman, who was in his mid-70s, died on Nov....

Tourism boss sees branding potential

Peter Magill is settling into his new job as a tourism and economic development co-ordinator, which is also a new position with the Town of Hay River. Magill, who started work on Sept. 25, said...

Fight against Daylight Saving Time renewed

An Aurora Ford employee has launched a petition calling for the end of Daylight Saving Time in the NWT. "I have never really liked the idea and this year I decided to just put up...

Top Hay River apprentices recognized

The top NWT apprentices in Hay River for the past academic year were honoured at a Nov. 9 ceremony hosted by the Department of Education, Culture and Employment. While eight apprentices were honoured at the...

Public and territory talk manufacturing

A number of consultation sessions were held in Hay River last week by the GNWT to seek input for a new manufacturing strategy. The sessions were held by representatives of the Department of Industry, Tourism...

Ladies Night at museum

The Hay River Museum Society will be hosting its annual Ladies Night on Nov. 16, beginning at 7 p.m. This will be the third Ladies Night, at which many women wear big hats, furs and...

GNWT releases public accounts

Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod released the GNWT public accounts information for 2016-17 on Nov. 8. There was an operating surplus of $175 million, $35 million more than what was originally budgeted. Overall, $368 million was...

Handmade Market at heritage centre

A Handmade Market will be held on Nov. 18 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Hay River Heritage Centre. The market will feature handmade wares direct from Hay River artisans.

O’Brien regional vice-president

Dawna O'Brien is the regional vice-president for Hay River on the new executive of the Union of Northern Workers following its 17th triennial convention in Yellowknife from Oct. 27 to Oct. 29. Other members of...

Jill Taylor remembered

It's a bit ironic that hundreds of people turned out Nov. 4 for Jill Taylor's service, as those who knew her best agree she would never have wanted that much attention.  "I think Jill would...

Communications plan for town and authority

A formal communications plan has been established to keep the Town of Hay River up to date on the activities of the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority. Improved communications was discussed when a...

Remembrance Day ceremonies return to Royal Canadian Legion

Remembrance Day ceremonies will be back at the Royal Canadian Legion on Nov. 11 after a year's absence. Last year, the ceremonies were held at Princess Alexandra School. "It is an honour," said Blake Lawrence, the...

A way to save a life

Naloxone kits – containing a life-saving medication that can temporarily stop or reverse the effects of an opioid overdose – have been available for free in Hay River since January. But Julianne Fuller, a pharmacist...

First Nation returns to band office

K'atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) is back in its regular band office building after about a year away to allow for renovations. Peter Groenen, the chief executive officer with KFN, said the band office reopened for...

Shining bright

It’s a bit of irony that hundreds of people turned out Nov. 4 for Jill Taylor’s service, as those who knew her best agreed that she would never have wanted that much attention.  “I think...

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