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Jill Morse, an organizer of the new Auction for Education, displays a fiddle – one of the many items up for bids at the May 4 fundraising event. It was presented by the Parent Action Committees at the four schools in Hay River to replace the former Hay River Playschool Auction. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo

First Auction for Education a ‘huge’ fundraising success in Hay River

The first-ever edition of the Auction for Education has exceeded organizers’ expectations in the amount of money raised. “It was a huge success,” said Jill Morse, one of the organizers of the May 4 event. “We figure after expenses we have around $70,000 for the schools.” The auction, which included an associated raffle in the...
Signs were erected on land on the west side of Studney Drive, near the South Mackenzie Correctional Centre, for the announcement in January of funding for a new fish plant in Hay River. NNSL file photo

More questions to answer about planned fish plant in Hay River

Not surprisingly, a lot of the discussion at the May 9 annual general meeting of the NWT Fishermen’s Federation (NWTFF) focused on plans for a new fish plant in Hay River. And even though a new fish plant has been talked about for years and funding was announced in January to start construction this year,...
Decades from now, this scene from 2016 - the demolition of the old Rec Centre - may repeat itself in Hay River, and town council is planning ahead to pay for replacing the still-new Rec Centre. NNSL file photo

Fee for the future in Hay River

A special rider charged by the Town of Hay River on recreation fees appears to not be going anywhere anytime soon. At its April 29 meeting, town council passed first and second reading of a bylaw that would maintain a 10 per cent – or $10 an hour – rider on recreation fees. Council was...
Nancy Makepeace, left, and Bonnie Crowther kicked of Women of Wheels in Hay River with a bike ride on May 1. Women on Wheels is set for each Wednesday of May. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo

Women on Wheels starts to roll in Hay River

A new biking group called Women on Wheels started a roll with just two riders on May 1. However, the low number of participants did not bother organizer Nancy Makepeace, who attributed the turnout to the low temperature. When the ride began at about 2 p.m. on May 1, the temperature was -4 with a...
The Town of Hay River is applying to the GNWT for help to pay for fighting the recent landfill fire under its Disaster Assistance Policy. NNSL file photo

Cabinet will decide on Hay River’s application for help to pay for dump fire

A GNWT official is not saying one way or the other whether it is likely that the Town of Hay River will receive help to pay for fighting the recent landfill fire under the territorial disaster financial assistance program. “We’d have to look at the details,” said Kevin Brezinski, the director of public safety with...
Large sections of both ice and open water could be seen in the Hay River in front of Chamber Park on April 18, just a few days before the ice cleared out of the river for spring break-up. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo

Hay River breaks up early, maybe earlier than ever

The spring break-up of the Hay River happened on April 21, possibly the earliest ever. At least it was the earliest every seen by Ross Potter, the director of protective services with the Town of Hay River and the community’s fire chief. Potter has been watching the river as a member of the Hay River...

EDITORIAL: Hay River an important hub for decentralization

Colette Langlois will be setting up an office in Hay River sometime this summer as the NWT’s first ombud, which is an independent statutory officer of the Legislative Assembly. It’s great that a new territorial office is being established in this town. When The Hub recently interviewed Langlois about her new role, we naturally asked...
The Medical Clinic in the Hay River Regional Health Centre is coping with a temporary shortage of physicians. NNSL file photo

Lack of part-time docs forces clinic to reduce hours

The reduced hours at the Hay River Medical Clinic, which began on April 23 and will run to May 17, have been caused by two locums physicians who could not make their planned trips to the community. “Normally in Hay River, we’ve got three full-time physicians,” explained Bonnie Kimble, the acting CEO of the Hay...
The fire at the Hay River landfill site, which began on March 3, was still burning as of March 16. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo

Public health advisory lifted in Hay River

A precautionary public health advisory issued after the Hay River landfill fire has now been lifted. The original advisory was issued for the town of Hay River on March 11 due to concerns that smoke from the landfill fire could cause poor air quality. According to a press release from the Chief Public Health Officer, the...

The extreme chutzpah of Harry Satdeo

No matter what you think of Harry Satdeo – the owner of the Mackenzie Place highrise – there’s no denying that he has chutzpah. When contacted by The Hub about the March 15 fire that damaged the highrise and emptied it of tenants for an as-yet-to-be-determined amount of time, Satdeo confirmed the open secret that...
The now extinuished fire at the landfill site will be costly for the Town of Hay River. The expenses - like for this excavator working on the almost-extinguished fire on March 22 - may approach $400,000. NNSL file photo

Dump fire might cost Hay River about $400,000

The fire at the Hay River landfill site is out, but now comes the search for how to pay for the almost month-long battle to put out the blaze. The fire, which was first spotted on March 3, was considered out as of March 28. At the March 25 meeting of town council, Judy Goucher,...
Dwayne Buhler opened a Chester's outlet in Hay River on March 18, and the chicken-to-go small business has been unable to keep up with the overwhelming demand for its food. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo

Crazy for chicken in Hay River

Apparently, Hay River residents love chicken, even more than anyone could have predicted. Dwayne Buhler is finding that out as the owner/manager of a Chester’s franchise, which opened on March 18. Since that date, Buhler has not been able to keep up with customers lining up outside his takeout in the Caribou Centre. “I can...
A fire broke out in an apartment on the 11th floor of Hay River's Mackenzie Place - commonly referred to as the highrise - on the afternoon of March 15. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo

125 people displaced by fire at the highrise in Hay River

The 125 residents of the highrise that caught fire in Hay River on Friday will have to wait until March 20, and possibly longer, before they can return to their homes. At a March 16 information meeting for evacuees, assistant fire Marshal Travis Wright told residents that they could not be allowed back into their...
Firefighters, excavators and water trucks battle a fire at the landfill in Hay River on the morning of March 11. The fire, which had been smouldering for almost a week, flared up on March 9. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo

Hay River declares state of emergency over dump fire

An emergency has been declared in Hay River after a smouldering fire at the dump flared up on March 9. The Town of Hay River declared the local state of emergency at 3 p.m. on March 10. The Hay River Fire Department had been managing a subsurface fire at the landfill since March 3, before...

Brendan Green retires from competitive biathlon

Hay River’s Brendan Green has reached the final finish line in a storied 14-year career as a world-class biathlete. Green officially retired following a World Cup relay race in Canmore, Alta., on Feb. 8. It was an emotional few days as he approached his final competitive race. “This whole week, leading into this World Cup...

News Briefs: Breastfeeding conference set

A breastfeeding conference will be held from Feb. 19 to 21 by the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority. The conference will take place at the Dene Wellness & Development Centre on the Hay River Reserve. One component of the conference will be for healthcare providers working in the areas of midwifery, public health and...

Fort Simpson claims old timers’ glory

An old timers’ hockey tournament has returned to Hay River after an absence of two years. The Feb. 1 to 3 tournament was hosted by the Hay River Rusty Blades Old Timers Hockey Club. Owen Rowe, the captain of the Nahanni Inn Flyers, said the team had just nine players – including two picked up...

Swimming pool to be closed until next week

The swimming pool closed for repairs on Jan. 29 and it is expected to remain that way until sometime next week. “We had a major mechanical failure of the main pool pump,” Stephane Millette, the town’s recreation director, told The Hub on Feb. 7. “It doesn’t happen very often,” he said of the problem. “What...

Brendan Green’s legacy is guaranteed

Maybe it’s too early to talk about the legacy of Brendan Green as a world-class and Olympic biathlete. After all, he just retired late last week. However, we’ll give it a go, because we believe Green’s legacy is guaranteed in Hay River and throughout the North. What is a legacy, anyway? According to our trusty Canadian...

Soup Kitchen celebrates improvements

After a series of improvements this year, the Hay River Soup Kitchen held a ribbon-cutting on Sept. 5 to celebrate the changes and for a symbolic reopening. Chris Aitken, the president of the Soup Kitchen, said one of the main changes was the installation of a new dishwashing system earlier this year, which meant the...
Cindy Caudron Looking at items on display at Hay River Fall Fair. Paul Bickford Northern News Services Ltd

Fall Fair makes successful return

The Hay River Fall Fair has made a successful return after a three-year hiatus. Jill Morse, one of the main organizers of the event, said the revival was really great. “Better than we expected,” she said. “Our entries weren’t off the charts like previous years, because it had a lull for three years.” There were...
photo courtesy of Barrett Gibb Team Grizzly Rims, including Barrett Gibb from Hay River, rearrange their gear atop their vehicle during the Mongol Rally.

Rallying from Prague to Siberia

Barrett Gibb has just wrapped up an adventure that most people would probably find difficult to even imagine. The former resident of Hay River and two of his friends that made up Team Grizzly Rims, completed the Mongol Rally – a 43-day, 21,000-kilometre drive from the Czech Republic to Siberia. In between, they travelled through...
Heather Coakwell Returning officer for the municipal elections on Oct. 15, 2018. Paul Bickford Northern News Services Ltd.

Everything you need to know to run in municipal election

Heather Coakwell is ready to offer information to would-be candidates for town council or the Hay River District Education Authority (DEA). Coakwell is the returning officer for the Oct. 15 elections for both organizations. Nominations opened on Sept. 4 and will close at 3 p.m. on Sept. 17. Speaking on Sept. 6, Coakwell said there...
Roy Fabian. NNSL file photo.

Appeal filed on KFN treaty settlement vote

A Sept. 5 ratification vote on what to do with a large treaty settlement for K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) has become the subject of an appeal. In a Sept. 6 news release, KFN’s chief and council advised that an appeal had been received concerning the results of the vote on dispersing a $28.3-million agricultural benefits...

News Briefs: Franklin searcher to describe findings

Tom Gross will give a presentation on the Franklin Expedition at the Hay River Heritage Centre on Sept. 14, beginning at 7 p.m. Gross has been searching for Franklin’s grave every summer for the past two decades, taking a quad trek from Gjoa Haven in Nunavut to a spot that he’s mapped out on the...
Trey Beck, a 16-year-old hockey player from Hay River, has signed a contract to play with the Hinton Wildcats, a Junior A hockey team in Alberta. Photo courtesy of Trey Beck

Hay River hockey player living his dream

A Hay River teenager has begun to live his hockey dream. Trey Beck recently signed to play Junior A hockey with a team in Alberta. “I’ve been dreaming about it since I was a little kid,” said the 16-year-old. “It finally came true.” On Aug. 30, Beck signed a one-year contract to play for the...

Hay River and Alberta inseparable

In Hay River, sometimes it seems that we’re a part of Alberta. Of course, we’re not, but it just feels like that. Hay River residents often look south to Alberta – and (sorry Yellowknife) not North to our territorial capital city – for a whole host of things. To name only a few, we often...

Inuvik track and field athlete brings home silver

Braeden Picek, 16, brought home a silver medal from last week’s track and field meet in Hay River. The Grade 11 student from East Three Secondary School said he wasn’t expecting to win anything at the event, which took place June 6 to 9. “I didn’t have any expectations because I didn’t train year-round for...

Arctic Winter Games trials held in Inuvik

  Arctic Winter Games (AWG) Trials were held Thursday Jan. 18 to Saturday Jan. 20 in Inuvik. Snoeshoeing was held on the Mackenzie River, and Arctic sports such as Alaskan high kick, knuckle jump, and triple jump were held in the East Three Secondary gym. Veronica McDonald, who came first overall in the open female...

RCMP investigating suspicious death near Hay River

Police are investigating a suspicious sudden death Hay River, in the area close to Sandy Creek and a road known as the Wilderness Lodge Road on the K’atlodeeche First Nation. RCMP on Thursday responded to a report of a vehicle on the side of the road to Sandy Creek. Upon arrival, they found a deceased...