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First Nation Youth Program to host flea market

The K'atlodeeche First Nation Youth Program will host a Fall Flea Market on Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chief Lamalice Complex. All proceeds from table rentals will go to help...

Growing Together to mark 20 years

The Growing Together program for children and families is about to celebrate 20 years. The celebration will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 14 at She Takes the Cake Café. It is open...

President plans for power

When Jay K. Grewal officially started work in June as president and chief executive officer of the Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC), she already had a plan. "When I came in, I had a 90-day...

National futsal coach says the North can be leader for the sport in Canada

The coach of the national men's futsal team is impressed with the North's interest in the sport – an indoor derivation of soccer. In fact, Kyt Selaidopoulos sees possibly big things ahead for futsal in...

Travelling festival to visit Hay River

The Ko K'e Music and Spoken Word Festival will make a stop at Riverview Cineplex. The performance will feature Leanne Goose, a storyteller and country/folk songwriter and singer, and Caroline Cox, a storyteller and musician. The...

World Religions Conference sees justice as way to peace

Representatives of three religious traditions shared their thoughts on Global Conflict and the Need for Justice at a recent conference on the Hay River Reserve. The Sept. 25 World Religions Conference – the second such...

Editorial: Marijuana out of the shadows

It was enlightening to sit through a recent public meeting in Hay River on the coming legalization of cannabis, or marijuana if you prefer. The federal government's legalization is now 10 months away, and many...

Enterprise holding its annual fall fair

The annual fall fair in Enterprise is set for this coming weekend. The fall fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 30 at the Enterprise Community Hall. As in previous years,...

Famed Quebec chef Ricardo helping to promote whitefish

A chef – famous in Quebec and well-known in food circles across Canada and around the world – made a stop in Hay River on Sept. 19 to help promote the whitefish of Great...

School library seeks helping hand

Harry Camsell School is getting a helping hand for its library. It is taking part in Indigo's Adopt a School program – a fundraising campaign which began Sept. 16 and ends Oct. 8 to help...

Reserve gets functioning fire truck

A big step has been taken to revive the fire department on the Hay River Reserve. On Sept. 21, an open house was held at the fire hall to introduce people to the latest and...

One woman plays 12 roles

A one-person play exploring a woman's journey to reclaim her heritage will be performed in Hay River on Sept. 27. Based on the true story of neuroscientist and Senator Lillian Eva Quan Dyck, Cafe Daughter...

Long-term care facility in the works

Plans to construct a 48-bed long-term care facility in Hay River were announced on Sept. 20 in the legislative assembly. Health and Social Services Minister Glen Abernethy announced funding will be included in the capital estimates...

Editorial: Why the fascination?

Last week while doing an interview, we were asked questions. We don't like when that happens because, basically, we really don't have time to think. Nevertheless, there they were, questions, and it would be impolite to...

Library to offer events on fossils

Bruce Green will be returning to NWT Centennial Library for two separate events involving fossils – an interpretive presentation and a fossil hunt. The presentation about local fossils and the Devonian period will take place...

Radio play returning to Heritage Centre

A radio play version of the Christmas movie classic It's a Wonderful Life will be returning to the Hay River Heritage Centre in November for a second year to 25. The actors will read from...

Canadian national futsal coach to visit

Canada's national futsal coach is on a visit to the NWT, which will include a stop in Hay River. Kyt Selaidopoulos, who is preparing the national men's team for the 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup,...

Large barge takes to the highway

A large barge made its way through Hay River on Sept. 20 in the final part of a highway journey all the way from Edmonton to the Great Slave Lake, and later up the...

New priest named for Roman Catholic parish

The Roman Catholic parish is soon to get a new priest. On Oct. 6, Father Innocent Ukaegbu is set to assume leadership for Our Lady of Assumption Roman Catholic Church. Ukaegbu said he is looking forward...

GNWT increases support payments

The GNWT recently made increases in two of its income security programs. The Senior Citizen Supplementary Benefit will improve support for seniors, while the NWT Child Benefit is better supporting families with children. Senior citizens who...

No more gravel section on Hwy 5 through park

As of Sept. 15, the final section of gravel on Highway 5 through Wood Buffalo National Park has been covered by chipseal. "There are no longer any gravel stretches on the highway between Hay River...

Sunday Music Club delayed by a week

The start of the fall session of the Kole Crook Fiddle Association's Sunday Music Club has been postponed by one week. All classes will commence on Sept. 24, after having originally been set to begin...

Taekwondo a family affair

To say that David and Goldie Mercer and their family – who just arrived in Hay River a couple of months ago – are deep into taekwondo is a bit of an understatement. David Mercer...

GNWT gets Hay River input on a new mineral resources act

The GNWT's travelling consultation on a mineral resources act stopped down in Hay River on Sept. 11. But unlike consultations in other communities, this one was attended by Wally Schumann, MLA for Hay River South...

Something special, something magical

Three students at Princess Alexandra School received a special surprise last week. At an assembly on Sept. 15, the three – Teddy LaFleur and brothers Logan McIntyre and Liam McIntyre – heard that they had...

Literacy Society to give away books

The Hay River Literacy Society will be giving away books on Sept. 30. Adult and children's books will be available The giveaway will begin at 11 a.m. on Sept. 30 at Super A Foods.

Mayor pitches skating trail

In the next couple of weeks, Mayor Brad Mapes will be pitching the idea of a skating trail on the Hay River to town council. The mayor believes it would be a popular addition to...

Soaring Eagle collecting coats

The Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre is accepting donations of gently-used winter clothing in a project called Coats for the Community. The initiative is to help the people in the community who do not have and...

Chase the Ace off to solid start

Hay River's second Chase the Ace lottery is off and running. Its first weekly draw was held on Sept. 15, and Kelsey Brown – a visitor from Winnipeg – won the right to draw from...

Holiday in a hurricane

While people in Hay River watched on television as Hurricane Irma cut its destructive path through Florida, Tom and Donna Lakusta were in the path of the massive storm. The Hay River residents were on...