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No access to town dump impacts Christmas Bird Count in Hay River

For the first time ever, the common raven was not at the top of list when the numbers were tallied for the Dec. 14 Christmas Bird Count in the Hay River area. However, it was...

GNWT public meetings on tourism stop in Hay River

Travelling public meetings to discuss the future of tourism in the NWT made a stop in Hay River on Nov. 26. The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) is hosting public and stakeholder meetings...

Indebted Hay River MLA’s work site up for sale

A work site connected to Rocky Simpson, the heavily indebted MLA for Hay River South, is up for sale.  The property, made up of three adjoining lots, is listed with Century 21. The asking price...

Almost a dozen NWT employers offer certified living wage: Alternatives North

Just under a dozen of NWT's employers credit themselves with paying staff a living wage, according to an Alternatives North news release last Wednesday. The release of the list was timed with small business week...

NWT Supreme Court denies Northland appeal on Hay River power assets

The NWT Supreme Court has denied an appeal by Northland Utilites Ltd over an arbitrator's ruling on the value of the electrical infrastructure in Hay River. In a judgment released Oct. 23, Justice Andrew M....

Entrepreneurs are key to a successful economy

During each election – like the territorial and federal campaigns we just endured – we always admire people who put their names and reputations on the line to run for office. That can't be an...

Hay River proud of its small businesses, says deputy mayor

Deputy Mayor Robert Bouchard believes Hay River can be proud of its small-business sector. "I think Hay River has always prided itself on the fact that we have a small-business sector here in the community,"...

Linda Duford offers advice for other entrepreneurs in Hay River

Linda Duford dreamed for years of owning her own music studio, and now she is nearing the first-year anniversary of living that dream. On Nov. 1, it will be one year since she opened The...

Diamond Jenness students learning about work and business

Even before they graduate, students at Diamond Jenness Secondary School are gaining some of the knowledge that they may one day need to run their own small businesses. "We have our business courses," said Kim...

Back to business for Wally Schumann

It may come as a surprise to some people, but Wally Schumann is still the minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) – at least until a new territorial cabinet is sworn in on...

New president for Hay River Chamber of Commerce

The Hay River Chamber of Commerce has a new president. Mary Boden was chosen to fill the leadership position at an executive meeting on Sept. 11. The presidency had been vacant since former president Joe Melanson...

ITI an active participant in Small Business Week

Even though Small Business Week is not its initiative, the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) is a big supporter. "We are just very active participants for it," said Jaysen Knight, the manager of...

Dragons’ Den Challenge promotes entrepreneurship among students in Hay River

For almost 10 years, young people in Hay River have learned how to pitch a business idea through the Dragons' Den Challenge. The annual event – based on the popular CBC program Dragons' Den –...

Small Business Week celebrating 40 years

The 40th edition of Small Business Week – a creation of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) – is to be held coast to coast from Oct. 20 to Oct. 26. The purpose is to celebrate...

NWT News/North Oct. 21 Edition

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One year of legal cannabis – notice anything different?

Perhaps you have not noticed, but this week – Oct. 17 to be exact – marks a year since cannabis was legalized in Canada. You may not be aware of the anniversary because Canada and...

Floyd Daniels to be inducted into NWT Sport Hall of Fame

The late Floyd Daniels – a fastball pitching legend who played much of his career in Hay River – will be inducted into the NWT Sport Hall of Fame later this year. Sport North announced...

New Mountie arrives in Hay River for first posting

The Hay River RCMP Detachment welcomed its newest member on Oct. 9. Hay River is Const. Mason Byrne's first posting after he graduated from the RCMP's training depot in Regina, Sask., on Sept. 30. The new...

NWT Recreation and Parks Association elects new executive

The NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA) elected and acclaimed a new executive at its annual general meeting last week in Hay River. Cynthia White of Fort Smith was acclaimed to her third year as...

Honours awarded at NWT Recreation and Parks Association conference

Six individuals and one organization were honoured last week for their contributions to recreation in the NWT. They were recognized on Oct. 9 during the annual awards banquet of the NWT Recreation and Parks Association...

NWT News/North Oct. 14 Edition

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NWTel working on unlimited internet, underwater fibre line – but don’t hold your breath

Yellowknife's internet provider updated city council on a pair of promising proposals this week. An additional fibre optic line could be in the works after a summer of notable outages, said Paul Gillard, Northwestel's vice...

Most NWT premier hopefuls keep quiet on intentions

Of the four MLA-elects vying for the premier's chair, all but one are keeping their cards close to their chest. As the only returning minister to the legislative assembly, Range Lake MLA-elect Caroline Cochrane said...

EDITORIAL: Beware of what you post online

We are writing this on the assumption that some young people still read newspapers. We don't know if that is actually the case, but we will proceed anyway. Based on what we have witnessed over the...

Hay River darts players help send off Yellowknifer to international competition

Darts players from Hay River descended in force on Yellowknife on Sept. 21 to help send off a player to international competition with Team Canada. The event was the inaugural Baymen's Cup, a fun tournament...

New building coming to downtown Hay River

A new building is to be constructed in downtown Hay River. The one-storey structure will be located at the corner of Capital Drive and Lepine Street, and will provide a new home for about 30...

Hay River fire chief wants visible street addresses

Ross Potter says it's important for people to make their addresses visible from the street. According to the fire chief and the director of protective services with the Town of Hay River, it could be...

Cocaine trafficker in Hay River sentenced to 12 months in jail

A drug trafficker was sentenced to 12 months behind bars when he appeared in Territorial Court in Hay River on Sept. 24. Fred Lafferty, 44, was one of the people charged in 2017 as a...

Section of demolished Hay River Hotel will live on after relocation to museum

The Hay River Heritage Centre now has another historic building on its grounds. It's a section of the recently demolished Hay River Hotel complex, commonly referred to as The Zoo. "We're very happy to be able...

Parliamentary democracy is best

Since this is the year of a federal election, we've been thinking about parliamentary democracy. We believe parliamentary democracy is the best system of government in the world. That is especially true when compared to the...