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Hay River council hesitant over vote for permanent residents

An idea to allow permanent residents of Canada to vote in municipal elections has received a cool reception at Hay River town council. On Feb. 24, council discussed an email from Yellowknife North MLA Rylund...
A couple of NWT flags hang out at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games in Hay River. One thing the 2018 Arctic Winter Games didn't have to worry about was the threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19), something the host society for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games has to contend with. photo courtesy of Thorsten Gohl

2020 Arctic Winter Games prepares for COVID-19, should it arrive

As the world does what it can to stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), so, too, is the 2020 Arctic Winter Games host society. The host society issued a news release on Monday outlining the...

Hay River Huskies Atoms White capture gold medal in hometown

A team of Atom hockey players in Hay River won a recent tournament in their home town. Hay River Huskies Atoms White – one of two Hay River teams playing – won gold by taking...

Hay River Golf Club awarded next Chase the Ace

The Hay River Golf Club has won the right to present the next Chase the Ace lottery in the community. The Town of Hay River made that announcement at the Feb. 24 meeting of council. "We...

Hay River’s Hay Days postponed to 2021

Hay Days won't be happening this coming summer. The management committee of the music, arts and cultural festival announced on Feb. 25 that it has been postponed to next year. "A number of key management roles...

Hay Days Festival postponed until next year

The Hay Days Festival will be held off until next year. The festival management committee announced in a media advisory on Tuesday that the premiere music and arts and cultural festival won't be taking place...

Hay River Peewees host annual tournament

The Hay River Huskies Peewee Tournament recently attracted five hockey teams, including the home squad. Out-of-town teams came from Yellowknife, Fort Smith and Fort Simpson for the Feb. 14-16 tournament. The Fort Smith Hawks emerged victorious...

Hay River Hub – Feb. 26 Edition

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Does the majority decide anymore?

Since the birth of democracy, it has had the core principle that the majority decides. That does not mean that a minority or minorities should be ignored, but that there is power in numbers –...

Rusty Blades pay AWG registration fees for Hay River athletes

The Rusty Blades Oldtimers Hockey Club has made a significant donation to support young athletes from Hay River attending next month's Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse. The club has paid the registration fee of every...

Town of Hay River must consult door-to-door on Fraser Place geotech testing

The Town of Hay River has been told to do door-to-door consultations prior to applying for a permit to conduct geotechnical testing on land targeted for the proposed Fraser Place development. Mike Auge, the town's...

Hay River mayor positive after council meets with premier, cabinet

Mayor Kandis Jameson is feeling positive – although not offering a lot of details – following a meeting in Hay River on Feb. 18 between the town and Premier Caroline Cochrane and her cabinet. Jameson...

Rock The Rings festival brings youth curlers together

Is there a future Jamie Koe or Kerry Galusha out there somewhere in the NWT? There may have been earlier this month. NWT Curling hosted its inaugural Rock The Rings curling festival in Yellowknife from...

Hay River Rec Centre getting new names

The Hay River Rec Centre and some of its main interior areas are about to get some names. A recommendation on the names was to be voted on at the town council meeting on Feb....

CRIME: Pound of crack cocaine seized near Enterprise

Approximately one pound of crack cocaine was seized from a vehicle near Enterprise on Sunday by the RCMP Federal Investigations Unit (FIU), according to a news release from police. Police say arrests came after a...

Hay River Hub – Feb. 19 Edition

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Hay River’s community plan on ice pending GNWT approval

Hay River town council is getting frustrated waiting for approval of its Community Plan by the GNWT. The town sent the document to the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) in the summer. "The town...

Hay River council won’t close town hall over lunch hour

Hay River town council has quickly dismissed the idea of closing town hall for an hour over lunch. The recommendation from town administration was discussed at the Feb. 10 standing committee of council, and failed...

Ecole Boreale debating students claim rookie award in Edmonton

A two-student team from Ecole Boreale has made an impression at their first debating competition. The team – 17-year-old Grade 12 students Reegan Jungkind and Victoria Tweedie-Pitre – attended the French-language Sommet des débats in...

Aurora Ford Classic Dog Races in Hay River attracts 13 teams

Danny Beck is pleased with the second running of the Aurora Ford Classic Dog Races. Beck – the president of the Hay River Dog Mushing Club – said the Feb. 8 and 9 event went...

Hay River hosts annual oldtimers hockey tourney

The Hay River Rusty Blades Oldtimers League recently hosted its annual tournament. Eight teams competed in the Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 event – four from the league and four from out of town. The champions...

Hay River library to host murder-mystery

For the first time in about a decade, the public library in Hay River will host a murder-mystery night on Feb. 15. The interactive event – involving those attending taking on roles as main characters...

Hay River Hub – Feb. 12 Edition

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Hay River South MLA Rocky Simpson objects to government red tape

Hay River South MLA Rocky Simpson brought up the issue of "dreaded" government red tape in the Legislative Assembly on Feb. 5. In a member's statement, Simpson said the government continues to pile red tape...

More impaired drivers nabbed in Hay River area during 2019

The number of charges for impaired driving in the Hay River area – and the number of reports from the public about suspected drunk drivers – increased significantly in 2019 compared to the previous...

It’s boring to hear Canada called boring

So Canada has once again been described as 'boring' by a famous American. We have heard Canada called boring many times by many people (including some Canadians, but most often by Americans), and we just...

Hay River highrise owner still optimistic building will soon re-open

The Mackenzie Place apartment building remained closed last week by a public health order. However, the owner is optimistic that the building will be re-opened soon as it recovers from a fire last March. Harry Satdeo...

Hay River: Let’s think apartment buildings

Every time we hear anyone talk about the dire need for residential land development in Hay River – which is quite often, of course – we wonder if that is what the town really...

Hay River council hears complaints about taxi services

Members of Hay River town council have been hearing some concerns about the level of taxi services in the community. "I think it's something that we should keep an eye on because throughout the community...

Hay River Hub – Feb. 5 Edition

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