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The Hub – Sept. 4 Edition

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Hay Days standing on solid ground in Hay River

Except for the fact that Hay Days did not happen in 2016, this year would have seen the 10th edition of the music, arts and culture festival. Still, nine out of 10 years is not...

Reduced doctor availability coming in Hay River

There will be a reduced number of doctors in the community for a three-week period in July and a two-week period in August. Erin Griffiths, the chief executive officer for the Hay River Health and...

Hay Days Festival in Hay River gets good funding support

During Hay Days and leading up to it, there is a bit of an economic boon in Hay River from the significant amount of money involved in presenting the festival each summer. "The budget right...

Small wildfire erupts in Hay River

A small wildfire was spotted on June 19 on Vale Island, close to West Point First Nation and the West Channel residential area. The battle against the blaze was taken on by the Department of...

K’amba Carnival still going strong

Sometimes when you get used to something, you don't always appreciate how exceptional it might be. In an odd way, familiarity – and the sense that something is always going to be there, no matter...
The swimming pool in Hay River was closed on Jan. 29 because of the failure of the main pool pump. NNSL file photo

Missing part keeps Hay River pool closed

As of Feb. 22, the swimming pool remained closed due to a mechanical problem. "The whirlpool and steam room are open, but the pool remains closed," said Stephane Millette, director of recreation with the Town...
Erin Griffiths, the CEO of the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority, told town council on Feb. 18 that negotiations with the health authority's unionized workers will resume in early March. NNSL file photo

Labour negotiations ongoing in Hay River

More negotiations will take place soon between the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority and its unionized workers. In an appearance before town council on Feb. 18, Erin Griffiths, CEO of the health authority,...
Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson has once again raised concern in the Legislative Assembly about the excessive wait times for mental health counselling in Hay River. NNSL file photo

Mental health counselling wait times are ‘ridiculous,’ says MLA

Concerns over excessive wait times to see a mental health counsellor are falling on deaf ears, a Hay River MLA said in the Legislative Assembly. On Feb. 22, Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson told...
Trisha Laye, left, and Kim Lea are creating a first-ever mascot for K'amba Carnival. The mascot will be based on a ptarmigan, because k'amba is the Slavey word for ptarmigan. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo

K’amba Carnival gets first mascot

K'amba Carnival is getting something completely new this year – a mascot. The winter festival on the Hay River Reserve has apparently never had one in its 37-year history. "I don't really recall any mascots for...

Hay River farmers’ market pesto recalled over botulism risk

The territory’s chief public health officer is warning anyone who bought ready-to-eat pesto from Riverside Growers NT not to eat it because it carries a risk of botulism. The pesto was sold at the Fisherman’s...