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New Chase the Ace beginning on Friday

Chase the Ace will be returning this Friday. The beneficiary of this fundraiser? The Arctic Winter Games Host Society. "It's obviously a relief to finally have it secured," said Greg Rowe, president of the host...

Birders spot rare find

A great blue heron recently made an extremely rare appearance in the West Channel area. The large bird, which was about 600 kilometres north of its range on the prairies, was spotted Gary Vizniowski, a birder...

Federal minister eyes farming in Hub

The Northern Farm Training Institute has garnered the attention of the federal minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. On Sept. 8, Lawrence MacAulay – accompanied by a delegation of municipal, territorial and federal politicians – toured...

Storefront wraps up at Hay River’s Diamond Jenness School

An alternate schooling arrangement – known as the Storefront – has come to an end at Diamond Jenness Secondary School. The Storefront was first established in the fall of 2009 as a way to offer...

Minor hockey returning to floor ball while awaiting completion of arena

Hay River Minor Hockey will again turn to floor ball and hopefully some outdoor rinks as it awaits the opening of a new arena in the under-construction recreation centre. Pennie Pokiak, the president of Hay...

Economic development officers to visit Enterprise

Economic development officers from the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment will visit Enterprise over the next four months. They will be discussing funding programs, mentorships, training opportunities and other useful information for business owners...

Online threat to South Slave schools

The RCMP has made an arrest in Fort Resolution involving an alleged threat on social media against schools in Hay River, Fort Resolution and Fort Smith. Fort Resolution RCMP received a complaint that a perceived...

Editorial: Privacy not always in public interest

In a general sense, we agree people should be entitled to privacy. However, as with the right to free speech, privacy should not be a blanket entitlement. A person cannot shout “Fire!” in a movie theatre,...

Lights On wins award

The Lights On program of Hay River was named one of two winners of the 2017 Excellence in Education Award from the South Slave Divisional Education Council on Aug. 25. "Lights On is a truly...

Sunday Music Club to begin

The Kole Crook Fiddle Association is taking registrations for the fall session of its Sunday Music Club. This season, it is offering fiddle, guitar and keyboard for children and adults. Classes will start on Sept. 17.

Stories about cancer get venue for sharing

A young woman is launching a Cancer Sharing Circle for Hay River. Kelsey McGinley said such a group would have helped her when she went through cancer treatment last year in Edmonton and afterward. "When I...

Editorial: Criticism and praise

As with any municipal government, the Town of Hay River often deserves both criticism and praise. First, the criticism. Just last week, we found out the town very likely won't get around to upgrading a pedestrian...

Territorial parks closure dates set

The 2017 season for territorial parks is coming to a close. According to the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment, parks in the South Slave will close Sept. 12. Territorial parks in the North Slave and...

Cob on the corn

A gardener's accomplishment is drawing attention on social media and prompting questions about climate change. Though Linda Duford has been growing corn for 35 years, she had yet to see an actual cob develop on...

Territorial premiers see an opportunity

The premiers of Canada's three Northern territories see the split of the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada into two departments as an opportunity. "Premiers see this reorganization as an opportunity to honour the...

Fisherman’s Wharf to wrap up Sept. 16

Fisherman's Wharf will be wrapping up for the season on Sept. 16. The outdoor market, which is popular with residents and visitors alike, begins in mid-June and takes place each Saturday from 10 a.m. to...

That twangy sound

People in Hay River now have an opportunity to learn how to play a fun and unique musical instrument – the ukulele. Classes on the ukulele are being offered by NWT Centennial Library. "More or less,...

World Suicide Prevention Day

A fire-feeding ceremony will take place on the Hay River Reserve this week to pay tribute to family members, friends and community members who lost their lives to suicide. The ceremony, part of World Suicide...

200 days and counting

The South Slave Arctic Winter Games (AWG) are getting closer, and organizers want to make sure people realize that. On Aug. 28, they held a 200-day countdown event in Hay River for the games, which...

Living, breathing, sleeping yoga

Hay River now has four women trained as yoga instructors and willing to pass on the secrets of the ancient physical and spiritual practice to others in the community. That is the result – and...

Waiting at home, hopefully

A Hay River woman, who was possibly facing years in Edmonton awaiting a double-lung transplant, may be able to stay at home, after all. Dawn Loutit found out on Aug. 24 that she might be...

No work expected this year to improve safety of pedestrian walkway on Super A...

Although the existing pedestrian walkway on the Super A service road was called dangerous last year by some members of town council, it appears no work will be done this summer to correct the...

Editorial: Fishing for connections

We couldn't decide between the two topics we had in mind for this week's editorial. Both are equally worthy, so we decided to write about the two of them since we feel they are united...

Licence for new Chase the Ace expected to be issued soon

A process has begun that will soon see a licence issued for the second Chase the Ace lottery in Hay River. Judy Goucher, the senior administrative officer (SAO) with the Town of Hay River, said...

Porritt Landing project well underway

Work is well underway to revitalize Porritt Landing. But one of the major improvements – repairs to the boat launch – will be put to one side until the fall. "We've just received the concrete slabs...

Yards in Bloom hands out awards

Yards in Bloom handed out its awards this past weekend to honour just a few of the many people who have taken it upon themselves to create a more attractive community. The top award –...

Lawyer to file constitutional challenge

A lawyer says he will file a constitutional challenge to the mandatory minimum sentence of four years in jail for a crime committed while using a firearm. Peter Harte said he is filing the challenge...

Hay River woman elected national youth rep with Native Women’s Association of Canada

A young woman from Hay River has been elected the national representative for youth on the Native Women's Association of Canada. Jaylene Delorme-Buggins was elected to the position at the organization's annual general assembly in...

Licence for new Chase the Ace expected to be issued this week

A licence for a new Chase the Ace is expected to be issued this week by the Town of Hay River. That's according to Judy Goucher, the town's senior administrative officer (SAO). Speaking late last week,...

Fibre workshops beginning at NFTI

The first in a series of fibre workshops using local sheep's wool is set for Aug. 25 at the Northern Farm Training Institute. The initial workshop is about washing and preparing raw wool. Throughout the fall...