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Premier has his ‘isms’ mixed up

Premier Bob McLeod has to come up with a better word. Last week, the premier called for a national debate on the NWT's future, and blasted the federal government for "colonialism" towards Northerners. Hmmm, colonialism? That's an...

Performers needed for Christmas concert

NWT Centennial Library is looking for performers for its annual Christmas concert. The concert, which is for an adult audience, will be held on Dec. 9.

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...

Hay River healthy authority struggling to attract nurses

It's apparently getting more challenging to attract nurses to town. That is the opinion of Leanne Clouthier, a human resources officer with the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority. Speaking on Nov. 1 at a...

ITI hosts trade show on resources, energy

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment is presenting a resources and energy development information trade show at the Legion boardroom on Nov. 9, starting at 2 p.m. and running until 7 p.m. It will...

KFN members to vote on offer on Treaty 8 promise

Members of K'atlodeeche First Nation will be voting later this month on whether to ratify an agreement with the federal government over agricultural benefits in Treaty 8. The Crown's agricultural commitments in Treaty 8 are...

Late Pat Bobinski inducted into NWT Sport Hall of Fame

The late Pat Bobinski of Hay River has been inducted into the NWT Sport Hall of Fame. Bobinski, who died in July, was honoured as a builder in the sport of biathlon. Paul Green represented Bobinski...

Banner days for downtown

The first of 72 new banners was raised on a downtown utility pole on Nov. 3. By the middle of this week, all of the banners are expected to be hanging with most displaying images...

Hay River company behind on modular home project for GNWT

A Hay River company is having difficulty fulfilling a contract for modular homes with the GNWT. The issue came up in the territorial legislature on Oct. 19 with questions to Caroline Cochrane, the minister responsible...

Summit to focus on concept of physical literacy

A conference on physical literacy is being held in Hay River next week that will bring together representatives of communities in the Mackenzie Recreation Association. The meeting – called the NWT Physical Literacy Champion Summit...

Report tabled on legalizing cannabis

Justice Minister Louis Sebert announced on Oct. 24 that the Cannabis Legalization in the Northwest Territories What We Heard Report has been tabled in the territorial legislature and is now available to the public....

Town website gets major overhaul

A major improvement is underway for the website of the Town of Hay River. Judy Goucher, the senior administrative officer for the town, said it is still a work in progress. Goucher noted a soft launch...

Rotary event to celebrate beer

The Rotary Club has had success with its annual Wine Festival, and is now trying to duplicate that success with beer. It has an Oktoberfest planned for Nov. 4. "I think it's been an idea that's...

Cochrane named to oversee WSCC

Premier Bob McLeod announced on Oct. 27 a change of responsibility in the territorial cabinet. Municipal and Community Affairs Minister Caroline Cochrane was named the minister responsible for the Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission, effective Oct....

GNWT considering RCMP request for more constables in Hay River

The RCMP is looking for more constables in Hay River. The request for the required additional funding from the GNWT for such positions is with the government and will be considered in the upcoming budgetary...

Town deals with problems in Wright Crescent project

The Town of Hay River has faced a number of problems in the water and sewer line replacement project on Wright Crescent. In an update at its Oct. 24 meeting, council received a report on...

Friendship centre sets date for AGM

The Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre will hold its annual general meeting on Nov. 18, beginning at noon. The agenda includes the election of board members, along with a review of an annual audit and discussion...

Close encounter of the wolf kind

A Hay River man recently had a close encounter with a pack of wolves that left him shaken for days. Junior Barnes ran into five wolves while hunting for prairie chickens on Oct. 13 just...

Camsell library gets big support

Harry Camsell School garnered $6,100 in credits – the equivalent of about 610 books for its library – in Indigo's Adopt a School program. The fundraising campaign began Sept. 16 and ended Oct. 8 to...

Ski club gets new president

Kathleen Groenewegen is the new president of the Hay River Ski Club. She was chosen to lead the organization at its annual general meeting on Oct. 19. "I feel that the Hay River Nordic Centre is...

Review to begin on MLA compensation

Three members have been appointed to an independent commission to review MLAs' compensation and benefits. Norman Yakeleya of Tulita was appointed chair of the commission, while John Hazenberg and Donna Allen, both of Yellowknife, have...

Bra Art a surprise hit

A new, unique and, as it turns out, very popular art project at the Hay River Regional Health Centre is marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Rhonda Kauhausen, co-ordinator for the health centre's breast...

Review to begin on MLA compensation

Three members have been appointed to an independent commission to review MLAs' compensation and benefits. Norman Yakeleya of Tulita was appointed chair of the commission, while John Hazenberg and Donna Allen, both of Yellowknife, have...

Highrise owner fined $10,000

The company that owns the Mackenzie Place highrise apartment building has been fined $10,000 for failing to fully comply with an order from the Office of the Fire Marshal. The failure involved not repairing deficient...

GNWT to build fish plant in Hay River

The GNWT has decided to proceed with building a new fish plant in Hay River. Speaking in the territorial legislature on Oct. 20, Infrastructure Minister Wally Schumann noted that there is $1.4 million in the...

NWT Fishermen’s Federation to meet

The annual fall meeting of the NWT Fishermen's Federation will take place on Nov. 6, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Hay River Metis Government Council. Topics to be discussed include bylaw changes for the...

Lighting on old highway crosswalk to be updated

The Department of Infrastructure plans to upgrade the lights of the crosswalk on the Mackenzie Highway near The Rooster convenience store. In the territorial legislature on Oct. 19, Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson pointed...

Spook-A-Rama dance for teens

The 33rd annual Spook-A-Rama Halloween Teen Dance is set for Hay River on Oct. 31. The dance – which will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight at Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre – will be...

Fundamental movements

Something new in the way of exercising is being introduced to the area. It's called DANCEPL3Y, which is receiving glowing reviews after its first appearance in the area in September. That was at a Sept. 9...

Bylaws for bees, chickens and goats

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) has signed an agreement with the NWT Association of Communities to develop backyard agriculture bylaws. The bylaws, which will address beekeeping and the raising of chickens and...