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COVID-19: Increase in demand at Hay River’s Super A Foods

While many businesses in Hay River have closed as a precaution against coronavirus/COVID-19, there are exceptions, probably none more important to the community than grocery stores. Yet, they too are feeling the impact. "I think the...

COVID-19: Hay River mayor calls for non-essential businesses to close

Mayor Kandis Jameson is calling on all non-essential businesses in Hay River to close in light of coronanvirus/COVID-19. "Non-essential businesses are being asked to strongly consider suspending their operations, close their doors to the public...

Association of Communities’ 2021 AGM to coincide with K’amba Carnival

The Northwest Territories Association of Communities (NWTAC) will hold its annually generally meeting in Hay River next year. That is not surprising, since the organization rotates its AGM among three of the largest communities in...

Hay River proceeds with Fraser Place land tests

The Town of Hay River intends to proceed next week with geotechnical testing for the proposed Fraser Place land development. The town has determined that it no longer needs to get a permit from the...

Fight coronavirus for each other

It's difficult to write something about the coronavirus which will be read several days into the future. With the dizzying developments of last week, anything we write will likely be hopelessly out of date by...

Dene Nation postpones Hay River Reserve education summit

The Dene Nation has announced that a major conference on education planned for this week on the Hay River Reserve has been postponed due to concerns about COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the...

Hay River coming to grips with cancellation of AWG

  Like other athletes and coaches who were heading to the Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse, those in Hay River are still coming to grips with the cancellation of the games due to fears of...

Polar Pond Hockey returns with changes due to coronavirus fears

After a two-year absence, Polar Pond Hockey returned to Hay River over the weekend, at least the actual hockey playing on the ice of the river. The two social aspects of the event – a...

Chase the Ace in Hay River delayed by fears of coronavirus

The latest edition of Chase the Ace in Hay River had been set to start on March 13, but has been delayed by concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19). Late on the afternoon of March 13,...

Linda Duford named Hay River’s Citizen of the Year

Linda Duford, a well-known musician and music teacher, has been named Hay River's Citizen of the Year. "I can't believe it," she said, just after receiving the award at the annual gala of the Hay...

KFN presented with 1970 Dogsled Mail Run envelope

In 1970, a unique endeavour was undertaken to mark the centennial of the entry into Confederation of the Northwest Territories, which was much larger in 1870 than it is today. A mail run by dogsleds...

Special Olympics holds Try-It Day in Hay River

Special Olympics NWT is optimistic that it may be able to start some programming in Hay River after another successful Try-It Day in the community. The main goal of the Try-It Day on Feb. 29...

Editorial: Voting is a privilege for citizens only

Every once in a while, an idea pops up that needs to be popped right back down. Such is the idea that permanent residents of Canada be allowed to vote in municipal elections in the...

Polar Pond Hockey returning to Hay River

For the first time since 2017, Polar Pond Hockey will be returning this coming weekend to the ice of the Hay River. And Terry Rowe, an executive member of Polar Pond Hockey, said everyone is...

NWT chief public health officer talks coronavirus in Hay River

NWT Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Kami Kandola was in Hay River recently to provide information on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which is spreading throughout the world. Kandola was asked about the possibility that the...

Hay River man chases thief at Edmonton mall

A man from Hay River made news in Edmonton recently when he chased down a thief. On Feb. 29, Adam Aylward, along with his two sons, were shopping at the Bell Store in the Southgate...

EDITORIAL: K’amba Carnival keeps going strong

Every year at this time, our thoughts turn to K'amba Carnival, which as everyone knows is one of this area's biggest annual events. Inevitably, we always marvel at how long the carnival has existed. This...

More prize money for mushers at K’amba Carnival

Bess Ann McKay of Fort Resolution has been involved in dog mushing for about 35 years, and she helps co-ordinate races in many places. And that includes K'amba Carnival's dogsled races, which is one of...

K’amba Carnival: Vendors Market is a popular feature

The popular Vendors Market will be back once again at K'amba Carnival. The market is set for March 7 & 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Chief Lamalice Complex. "You'll find...

K’amba Carnival: New fashion show for 2020

There is something new this year at K'amba Carnival – a fashion show. Yellowknife artist Dolly Martel, a member of K'atlodeeche First Nation who co-ordinates the Vendors Market at the festival, suggested the idea. "Because there's...

K’amba Carnival: Prince and princess contest will continue

After a very successful return last year to K'amba Carnival, the crowning of a prince and princess will take place once again this year. And Jamie Heron, the co-ordinator of the competition, said it is...

K’amba Carnival: Even younger children to perform at talent show

There will be something new for the Youth Talent Show at K'amba Carnival on the Hay River Reserve. A category has been added for children five years of age and under. "We added the five-and-under category...

K’amba Carnival: New chair and vice-chair for 2020

Aaron Tambour is the chair of the organizing committee for the 2020 K'amba Carnival. However, it is not like he is new to the role. Last year, Tambour was vice-chair, and by the end of the...

Hay River council hesitant over vote for permanent residents

An idea to allow permanent residents of Canada to vote in municipal elections has received a cool reception at Hay River town council. On Feb. 24, council discussed an email from Yellowknife North MLA Rylund...

Hay River Huskies Atoms White capture gold medal in hometown

A team of Atom hockey players in Hay River won a recent tournament in their home town. Hay River Huskies Atoms White – one of two Hay River teams playing – won gold by taking...

Hay River Golf Club awarded next Chase the Ace

The Hay River Golf Club has won the right to present the next Chase the Ace lottery in the community. The Town of Hay River made that announcement at the Feb. 24 meeting of council. "We...

Hay River’s Hay Days postponed to 2021

Hay Days won't be happening this coming summer. The management committee of the music, arts and cultural festival announced on Feb. 25 that it has been postponed to next year. "A number of key management roles...

Hay River Peewees host annual tournament

The Hay River Huskies Peewee Tournament recently attracted five hockey teams, including the home squad. Out-of-town teams came from Yellowknife, Fort Smith and Fort Simpson for the Feb. 14-16 tournament. The Fort Smith Hawks emerged victorious...

Does the majority decide anymore?

Since the birth of democracy, it has had the core principle that the majority decides. That does not mean that a minority or minorities should be ignored, but that there is power in numbers –...

Rusty Blades pay AWG registration fees for Hay River athletes

The Rusty Blades Oldtimers Hockey Club has made a significant donation to support young athletes from Hay River attending next month's Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse. The club has paid the registration fee of every...