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New children’s book released in Hay River

Inspiration can come in curious ways. For Tom Lakusta, it was an unexpected run-in with an insect that inspired him to write a children's book. Lakusta explained that he was sitting outside about a year ago. "And...

Hay River’s first youth triathlon set

A brand-new sporting event is coming to Hay River. It's called the KitCan Youth Triathlon, which is set for Sept. 15. The idea was brought to the community by Dale Loutit, the recreation programmer supervisor with...

Debate raging in Hay River over future of wooded area

The future of a small wooded area in Hay River has become the subject of a heated debate. The area – known unofficially by its supporters as the Hay River Nature Park – has also...

Taekwondo national coach to workshop in Hay River, Fort Providence and Yellowknife

A head coach of Canada's national taekwondo team will visit Hay River on Sept. 5. Master Seungmin Rim will lead a workshop to introduce the tenets and techniques of taekwondo to everyone who would like...

Hay River RCMP constable awarded for contributions to education

An RCMP constable in Hay River has been recognized with an award for offering on-the-land camps for youth since 1995 and his other contributions to the educational system. Const. Steve Beck was presented with the...

Getting muddy for good cause in Hay River

Residents of Hay River have a new challenge to face, but this one will be a lot of fun and very muddy. The first-annual Color Me Muddy Mud Run is all set to go Sept....

Osisko Metals begins fall exploration at Pine Point

Osisko Metals has launched a fall exploration drilling program at Pine Point. As opposed to the drilling last year and into early 2019, the new drilling is aiming to grow the resource base rather than...

$1 million is a lot of money for Hay River

Once upon a time – May 24, 2011, to be exact – we learned that a million is a really big number. We owe that to the South Slave Divisional Education Council, which collected one...

Buffalo Joe McBryan receives high honour

Hay River's Joe McBryan is one of two people named as the 2019 inductees to the Order of the Northwest Territories. The order recognizes individuals who have served with the greatest distinction and excelled in any...

World Religions Conference returning to Hay River

A Muslim organization will once again present a World Religions Conference in Hay River. It will be the fourth year that the Calgary branch of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at Canada will stage the event either in...

Satdeo delays opening of Hay River highrise to early September

Harry Satdeo's prediction that his fire-damaged Mackenzie Place highrise would be re-opened for occupancy by the end of August has not come to pass. However, the owner of the 16-storey apartment building believes it will...

NACC announces eclectic offering of four shows coming to Hay River

Four performances courtesy of the Northern Arts & Cultural Centre in Yellowknife will be coming to Hay River over the next months. The shows will be part of NACC's 2019-2020 season. Marie Coderre, the executive and...

Fastpitch legend Floyd Daniels passes away

Tributes flowed from many directions upon the passing of Floyd Daniels, a legendary fastball pitcher in the NWT, including many years in Hay River. Daniels passed away on Aug. 18 in Edmonton after a brief...

Town welcomes federal infrastructure funding

The Town of Hay River will receive a significant share of infrastructure funding announced by the federal government. The town will get $4,606,875 from the feds to help pay for a new wastewater lift station....

Hay River MLA blasts ‘Russian roulette’ healthcare system in Hay River

Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson delivered a damning assessment of healthcare in the town during recent comments in the NWT Legislative Assembly. "The residents of Hay River are gravely concerned about the state of...

Dump fire costs at Hay River nearing $1 million

The cost of a stubborn dump fire in Hay River that burned for most of March continues to rise. It is now closing in on $1 million. That's the possible final price tag, according to Judy...

Yards in Bloom winners named in Hay River

Rachel Pegg was the top winner when Yards in Bloom – a competition to promote gardening and community beautification – handed out its awards for 2019 on Aug. 17. Pegg was honoured for having the...

Two shots at $1 million in Hay River

The Million Dollar Shootout has reached its 10th year. The tournament – set for Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at the Hay River Golf Club – will reach the milestone by once again giving two...

Feds fund local farming, tourism

Northwest Territories MP Michael McLeod dropped into Hay River on Aug. 16 to announce some federal government funding. His first stop was at the Northern Farm Training Institute (NFTI) to announce a federal investment into...

Why not the City of Hay River?

You see strange things driving across Canada. Near the top of the list of strangeness are signs informing motorists they are entering Dryden, a community in northwest Ontario. The signs proclaim: 'City of Dryden Population...

A guided tour of highrise in Hay River

Harry Satdeo wants Hay River to know that the Mackenzie Place highrise is very close to being ready to reopen. And to prove that, the owner of the apartment building invited The Hub for a...

Hay River council votes for caretaker unit in Industrial Area

Hay River council has unanimously rejected a town administration recommendation presented at its July 30 meeting to not allow variation from a bylaw for a new caretaker unit in the Industrial Area. The town received...

A chance to get your geek on in Hay River

If all goes well, fans of gaming, pop culture, cosplay, science fiction and more will be able to gather in Hay River next year for their very own convention. It would be Hay River's own...

Hay River one of four communities to test paid family/caregiver option

The GNWT has chosen Hay River to be one of four communities for a pilot project to test a paid family/caregiver option. In a letter last month, Health and Social Services Minister Glen Abernethy informed...

First Hay River Memorial Slopitch Tournament held on long weekend

A new mixed slopitch event replacing the Coors Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament was held in Hay River on the Civic Day long weekend. This year was the first-annual Hay River Memorial Slopitch Tournament. "We've had a few longstanding fans...

Our civic duty not to vote

Since we have just observed the Civic Holiday, it might be a good time to make the case for something we've been mulling over for a while. We think not voting might be the best...

RCMP special constable in Hay River spreads messages of boating safety

An RCMP member from Hay River is spreading the word this summer about boating safety. On July 31, Special Constable Jordan Groenewegen spoke to 24 children participating in the Town of Hay River's Summer Heat...

Hay River gets half of cash surplus from 2018 Arctic Winter Games

The Town of Hay River will receive $16,076 of a cash surplus from the 2018 Arctic Winter Games (AWG). At its July 30 meeting, council accepted the final financial report on the games from the...

Owner plans to re-open fire-damaged highrise in Hay River by end of August

Harry Satdeo – the owner of the fire-damaged Mackenzie Place highrise – returned to Hay River last week to oversee a cleanup and eventual repairs and renovations to the 16-storey apartment building. Satdeo is saying...

Hay River church awards grants in memory of Rev. Georgina Bassett

St. Andrew's Anglican Church has presented three grants totalling $5,000 to community organizations. The financial support – announced on July 14 at a community barbecue on the lawn of the church – was from the...