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Northwestel customers in Yellowknife and surrounding areas had a 'major' disruption in services on May 8. NNSL file photo

Northwestel to bring high-speed Internet to Hay River

Hay River could soon have some of the best Internet service across Canada's three territories. Northwestel, one of the largest Internet providers in the North, is in the process of replacing ageing infrastructure with...

Clear Prairie wins Keith Broadhead Memorial Softball Tournament

Clear Prairie ended up taking home the Keith Broadhead Memorial tournament with a 14-3 win against the Hay River Pirates over the weekend. The final was a rematch of the semi-final between the two teams,...

Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson to seek second term

R.J. Simpson has announced his intention to seek re-election as an MLA in the territorial vote this fall. The rookie MLA for Hay River North confirmed his plans to run again in an interview with...

Hay Days through the eyes of a visitor

Before last weekend, it had been at least five years since I'd been to Hay River. It was the fall of 2014 when I came down to do some work for News/North and I...

History is in the eye of the beholder

The coming demise of The Zoo got us to thinking about historic buildings. The Zoo, a complex of buildings from the 1950s, certainly has a long and colourful history, and some people consider it to...

Former mayor argues for relocating airport in Hay River

A case was made for relocating the airport in Hay River at a recent public meeting. However, there was little to no enthusiasm for the move from a representative of the GNWT. The June 13 public...

Hay River braves weather to celebrate Canada Day

Hay River braved the stormy weather to celebrate Canada Day with a parade through town on July 1. Crowds of people lined the streets with umbrellas in hand or parked in their cars as...

Lack of dialysis services forces Fort Smith man to live in Yellowknife

Almost one year into a potential five year wait for dialysis treatment near his family, Ron Mabbitt worries he may never come home to Fort Smith. At one time, the town had a dialysis machine...

The eight-year-old Hay River record setter

An eight-year-old girl at Harry Camsell School was the only competitor from Hay River to set a new record at the recent NWT Track & Field Championships. Jersey Ashton set the record in standing long...

New Hay River eatery to offer Japanese cuisine

Hay River is getting a new restaurant, and this one will offer something completely new to the community. The restaurant – called Yuki – will feature Japanese cuisine. Appropriately, 'Yuki' is the Japanese word for snow,...

Hay River celebrates grand opening of Rec Centre

Fourteen months after the facility opened for business, the Town of Hay River has held a grand opening for the Rec Centre. The grand opening featured a ribbon-cutting, speeches, tours of the facility and live...

Health authority team honoured with Premier’s Award

A team from the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority was recognized for helping people displaced by the March 15 fire at the Mackenzie Place highrise. The team received a Premier's Award for Excellence...

As Indian Cabins residents evacuate, GNWT could close southbound traffic on Highway 1

A mandatory evacuation order was issued for residents of Indian Cabins and its surrounding areas Monday as out-of-control wildfires continue to burn in northern Alberta. Residents were ordered to leave immediately and travel north, to...

Keeper of the NWT Track and Field Championships torches

When the NWT Track and Field Championships came to Hay River in 1991, Peter Osted felt something special was needed to light a flame during the opening ceremonies. "I thought it would be a good...

NWT Track and Field Championships stand the test of time

To absolutely no one's surprise, several hundred volunteers have once again stepped forward to help stage the NWT Track and Field Championships. We say to no one's surprise because the fact that volunteers support the...

Over 1,100 athletes to compete in NWT Track and Field Championships

As of late last week, 30 teams were registered for this year's NWT Track and Field Championships, set for June 5 to 7 in Hay River. Marilyn Marshall, the administrator for the event, said that...

Special Olympics still seeks volunteers in Hay River

Special Olympics NWT has had no luck in finding new volunteers to help set up programs in Hay River, except for interest from one person who may be leaving town by the fall. For the...

Max Hyde takes on heavy equipment at Skills Canada nationals

Max Hyde knows heavy-duty industrial trucks. Large tracked vehicles, like the D3G dozer, are not so familiar. When he had to inspect the dozer's undercarriage at Skills Canada nationals on Tuesday morning, it was a...

Five organizations in Hay River and area supported by Anti-Poverty Fund of the GNWT

Five organizations in Hay River and area have received financial support from the GNWT's Anti-Poverty Fund for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. The five organizations – four in Hay River and one on the Hay River...

NorthWords Writers Festival to offer presentations in Hay River by writers and storyteller

The NorthWords Writers Festival is giving Hay River a chance to hear about the creative process. On May 31, it will offer free presentations by a filmmaker/storyteller and two writers working on a book. Fran Hurcomb...
Singer-songwriter Elijah Bekk of Faro, Yukon, performs on a stage set up for last year's Hay Days. The Town of Hay River is getting a portable stage. NNSL file photo

Hay River to get mobile event stage

The Town of Hay River is getting a mobile stage. At its May 14 meeting, council awarded a tender for the stage to Aurora Freightliner for a price not to exceed $130,000, excluding GST. The portable...
Kim Rapati demonstrates the 'wheelchair' that she and her partner bought for their dog, Floyd, who was having difficulty moving around after his hind legs began to lose their strength. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo

Dog in Hay River gets wheelchair to help move around

Floyd the dog has gotten some extra special help from his owners to keep him mobile in his golden years. His owners have ordered a wheelchair – which could also be described as something akin...
Shane Thompson, the MLA for Nahendeh and the chair of the Legislative Assembly's Standing Committee on Social Development, was in Hay River May 14 for a public hearing on two new bills. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo

MLAs gather feedback on bills in Hay River

Hay River residents have had their chance to offer opinions on two new bills before the Legislative Assembly – the Corrections Act and the Post-Secondary Education Act. They had their say at a May 14...
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....
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...
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...
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 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...
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...

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...