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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...

Wild Berry Festival at Heritage Centre

The third-annual Wild Berry Festival will take place Aug. 27 at the Hay River Heritage Centre. The event is presented by the Hay River Museum Society, and features pies, jams, music and more.

Board recommends $100,000 compensation to Carter family

The owners of a fishing lodge on Nonacho Lake – the Carter family of Hay River – has once again not gotten the result they were hoping for from the Mackenzie Valley Land and...

Town looking at year-round Visitor Information Centre

The town has a new vision for the Visitor Information Centre. "We're hoping to have this open all year round," said Jim Darby, the director of recreation and community services with the Town of Hay...

Report positive on accepting evacuees

Town council was updated on Aug. 15 about a week-long study by the Canadian Armed Forces in July on whether the town could support 420 persons for 72 hours in the event of an...

Learning the beautiful game

British Soccer was back in Hay River for the sixth year last week. It meant another week of instruction for young players. The instruction was provided by representatives of U.S.-based Challenger Sports, the number one youth...

Propane leak suspected in Hay River house fire

A residence in Old Town was seriously damaged by fire on the evening of Aug. 16 in a blaze that is believed to have been caused by a propane leak. Fire Chief Ross Potter said...

Kayaker has greatest experience of his life on the Mackenzie River

A Chicago man who paddled away from Hay River on June 15 has successfully completed an "amazing" solo journey of the Mackenzie River. "I would say this trip was the greatest experience in my life....

Biggest Fiddling & Jigging Championship North of 60 cancelled for year due to funding...

The Biggest Fiddling & Jigging Championship North of 60 – a very popular annual event in Hay River – has been cancelled for this year by the Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre. Shari Caudron, executive director...

Pool’s annual shutdown will be first in three years

Jim Darby says the town's swimming pool is in need of a shutdown for maintenance. In fact, Darby, the director of recreation and community services with the Town of Hay River, said such a shutdown...

Charges laid under Safety Act over accident at Rec Centre demolition

The Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) has filed six charges in Territorial Court in relation to a July 26, 2016, incident in which a worker was injured during demolition of the Don Stewart...

Literacy Society chooses leadership

The Hay River Literacy Society has agreed on its leadership for the coming year. And the new executive is very much like that of the past 12 months following the group's annual general meeting on...

Chipsealing Highway 5 through September

Chipsealing is rolling through the final 64 kilometre gravel stretch of Highway 5 through Wood Buffalo National Park. In fact, as of Aug. 11, chipseal has already covered much of that stretch of highway. "At this...

MLA gets update on seniors’ issues

The Hay River North MLA says he'll heading back to the legislative assembly next month with an eye for keeping seniors in their homes – among a number of other issues he's heard from...

Editorial: Hot stuff

Over the past couple of weeks, we have all faced the prospect of a second nuclear war on this planet. It's been fascinating to see U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jung...

GNWT changes Vital Statistics Act

The GNWT announced on July 28 that it has introduced two changes to the Vital Statistics Act. NWT residents can now use single traditional names as their legal names, as long as the name is based...

Soaring Eagle seeks youth for council

Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre is seeking youth to form a Soaring Eagle Youth Council. Interested youth must be aged from 15 to 29 years. They will be responsible for planning and facilitating fundraisers, activities and workshops...