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Three charged following Hay River drug trafficking investigation

Three people are facing trucking trafficking-related charges after an investigation led by Hay River RCMP turned up illicit drugs and cash. Hay River RCMP, along with members of the Yellowknife RCMP, arrested nine people in...

The doctors are in for Hay River

Hay River will have enough physicians for the coming several months. That was the main message from Erin Griffiths, the CEO of the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority, when she delivered a quarterly...

Street naming requests hit red light in Hay River

Hay River town council has decided to take another look at its policy for naming and renaming streets. At its Jan. 20 meeting, council was presented with a recommendation from town administration to rename Fairway...

Winter a challenge for Hay River Rec Centre

The cold temperatures of winter pose challenges to everyone and everything. And that includes the Hay River Rec Centre – a large complex containing a swimming pool, an arena, a curling rink and more. In fact,...

Edmonton police seek murder suspect with ties to Yellowknife, Hay River

Police in Edmonton are searching for a murder suspect with ties to Yellowknife and Hay River. According to a news release issued by Edmonton Police Service on Tuesday, the force’s homicide unit is continuing its...

Hay River to realign section of road in Paradise Valley

The Town of Hay River is planning to slightly realign a roughly 200-metre section of the road in Paradise Valley. That's because of erosion on the banks of the Hay River. Mike Auge, director of public...

A ‘banner year’ at Pine Point for Osisko Metals

Osisko Metals Inc. is lauding its exploration work last year at Pine Point. "2019 was another banner year for Osisko Metals with the release of the updated 52-million-tonne mineral resource estimate for Pine Point, confirming...

Helping hands head to Australia to fight fires

A member of K'atlodeeche First Nation is off to Australia to help that country battle its fire crisis. Raelene Lamalice is with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR), and one of four employees...

Start being fire smart in your backyard

Daniel Allaire has advice for people on how to protect their houses from forest fires. "FireSmart starts in the owner's backyard," said the manager of forests for the South Slave region with the Department of...

Beating winter blahs with badminton in Hay RIver

Badminton is experiencing renewed popularity in Hay River. In November, the Town of Hay River started two new programs by offering pickleball and badminton. "Now badminton has taken over," said Amanda Tybring, a recreation programming aide...

Hay River readies for next Chase the Ace lottery

After being absent since October, Chase the Ace could return soon. "We're looking to advertise a call for applications for the next round of Chase the Ace, and we expect that to go out before...

Stop faxing, privacy commissioner tells health authority

Privacy Commissioner Elaine Keenan Bengts insists the NWT Health Authority needs to cut out faxing private health records. Noting the authority’s “reluctance” to switch, she wrote the technology’s continued use to transfer health records was...

Dangerous goods inspectors probe Hay River auto dealership

RCMP and officials with Transport Canada executed a search warrant on an auto dealer in Hay River on Jan. 14. “Two search warrants were issued to Transport Canada on Jan. 9, and on Jan. 14,...

A curious expertise in falling down

Let's begin by saying that walking on ice is treacherous. We know. And before we go on, just for this editorial we will dispense with the royal 'we', because The Hub as an entity did not...

Pellets on Demand in Hay River gets CSA approval

A Hay River inventor is ready to once again begin sales of a new way to conveniently bring wood pellets into homes. Robert Chenard calls the system Pellets On Demand. Chenard had previously sold two systems...

False alarm at Mackenzie Place highrise in Hay River

On Jan. 8, firefighters were dispatched to the Mackenzie Place highrise, the site of a fire last March. However, the call was a false alarm. Fire Chief Ross Potter explained that someone believed there was smoke...

Drug shortages a daily concern for Hay River pharmacist

In recent years, pharmacists have been dealing with shortages of drugs – in Hay River and around the world – and the situation is getting worse. That's according to Julianne Fuller, a pharmacist at Ring's...

Yellowknife’s Galusha team wins NWT Scotties playdowns in Hay River

The Kerry Galusha team from Yellowknife has won the right to represent the NWT at next month's Scotties Tournament of Hearts. The Galusha squad won the NWT Ladies Championships – the playdowns for the Scotties...

Hay River Rusty Blades make big donations

The Hay River Rusty Blades oldtimers hockey team is in the giving spirit. On Dec. 13, the team donated $25,000 to the five schools in Hay River and on the Hay River Reserve, along with...

Coloured igloo returning to Hay River for third time

A multi-coloured igloo is returning to Hay River for the third time. Teira Arnault plans to once again build the igloo, which first appeared in 2018 for the Arctic Winter Games and quickly became something...

A New Year’s resolution for cabinet

Just before Christmas, we happened to be speaking to a communications person with a GNWT department about hopefully getting a comment or two from a new cabinet minister. As is often the case with any...

Earlier NYE fireworks show sparks interest in Hay River

A change for the New Year's Eve community fireworks display in Hay River appears to have been a success. On Dec. 31, the Town of Hay River presented only one show at 8 p.m., without...

Hay River steps up to help family who lost house to fire

A young family in Hay River is still recovering after losing their home – and a beloved pet dog – to a fire on Christmas Eve, but they have the community behind them. "I can't...

Temporary shelter found for homeless men in Hay River

A group of individuals have joined forces in Hay River to provide a temporary shelter for homeless men. One of the people helping is Tom Makepeace, who has been driving homeless men to a trailer...

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...

Enough with the giving spirit

In this season of giving, we have to recognize that the Town of Hay River is in the giving spirit all year round. It's sort of admirable for the community, but it makes no financial...

Hay River town council enters cyberspace

Hay River town council has finally joined the brave new world of cyberspace. On Dec. 9, a meeting of council was live streamed on YouTube for the first time, and everything appears to have gone...

Trials by cold and ice in Hay River for AWG

Trials for three sports in the upcoming Arctic Winter Games – midget hockey, snowshoe biathlon and ski biathlon – took place in Hay River from Dec. 12-14. While the midget hockey trials went ahead as...

Hay River teen had summer adventure of a lifetime

A Hay River teenager went on an adventure of a lifetime last summer when she joined an expedition to the High Arctic. Mia McKenzie-Steinwand was part of a voyage with Students On Ice, which took...

Two sides claim leadership of NWT Fishermen’s Federation

A contentious meeting of the NWT Fishermen's Federation (NWTFF) in November has left two men claiming to be president of the organization, and two separate boards of directors. Both sides stated their cases for leadership...