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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 of Hay River, oversaw the changes at the request of council. “They wanted to dress the place up,” she...
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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 of months ago, the workers – 47 of them – each received $350 in the 2017 Random Acts of...
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 people were on hand to see what the store has to offer, but before that they witnessed a ribbon-cutting and...
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 the results of an independent preliminary economic assessment of the proposed project. The assessment found what it calls a “robust...
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 is back as president. Schumann said she was “absolutely” pleased that everyone on the executive returned. That includes vice-president Sharmayne...
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 safety skills. “So when my sister and my mommy go out I can stay home alone when I don’t want...
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 Canada (YBC) program. “With our little YBC program, they all get an award,” said YBC coach Lillian Crook. “So they...