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HUB EDITORIAL: Big changes coming to town council

September 18, 2018 - Hay River

To state the obvious, Hay River Town Council is in for some big changes.

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NEIGHBOURLY NEWS: Aurora College launches 50th anniversary celebrations

Terry Harrold, left, president of Northwestern Air Lease Ltd., and Jeff O'Keefe, the interim president of Aurora College, unveiled a logo on a Northwestern Air Lease aircraft on Sept. 13 in Fort Smith. The logo recognizes the 50th anniversary of Aurora College. Photo courtesy of Jayne Murray/Aurora College.
September 18, 2018 - NWT

Thebacha/Fort Smith

On Sept. 13, Aurora College launched its 50th anniversary celebrations, and unveiled a new anniversary logo.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Current council stays ’til November

September 18, 2018 - Hay River

The current town council will stay in place until the beginning of November, even though a municipal election is set for Oct. 15.

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Town approves paving at Rec Centre

The town is aiming to pave the Rec Centre's back and side parking lot this fall. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo.
September 18, 2018 - Hay River

Town council has approved a $300,000 capital project to pave the back and side parking lot at the Rec Centre.

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Hay River Fall Fair makes successful return

The 2018 Hay River Fall Fair Committee consisted of front row, from left, Donna Dean, Paula Gour and Sheila Domingo; and back row, from left, Emily Chambers, Lynnette Walters and Jill Morse. Photo courtesy of Jill Morse; photo by Marilyn Marshall.
September 18, 2018 - Hay River

The Hay River Fall Fair made a successful return on Sept. 8 after a three-year absence.

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Appeal successful in KFN ratification vote

September 18, 2018

An appeal has been successful to have 14 of 19 previously-rejected mail-in ballots counted in a K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) ratification vote on dispersing a financial settlement for a promise in Treaty 8.

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Princess Alexandra School students go to Disneyland

Three students at Princess Alexandra School – left to right, Leland Lafferty, Ryan Wilson and Charlene Smallgeese – were surprised on Sept. 14 by being selected for a trip to Disneyland. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo.
September 18, 2018 - Hay River

Three students from Princess Alexandra School received some unexpected and amazing news late last week.

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Hay River ball players help out Alberta

The Alberta team at the recent Master Men's Canadian Fast Pitch Championship in Nova Scotia had a significant Hay River contingent – left to right, Jeff Boyce, Keith Pettipas and Norm Bassett. Photo courtesy of Norm Bassett.
September 18, 2018 - St. Croix, N.S.

When Alberta took to the field at a recent national fast pitch tournament, Hay River was well-represented on the team.

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Family support centre marks milestone

Janet-Marie Fizer, left, chair of the board of the Family Support Centre Kristine Vannebo-Suwala, right, the centre's executive director In front of demolished building which once housed a women's shelter Building demolished on Sept. 15, 2018. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
September 17, 2018 - Hay River

A major milestone has been reached on the journey to a new women’s shelter in Hay River.

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Soup Kitchen celebrates improvements

September 11, 2018

After a series of improvements this year, the Hay River Soup Kitchen held a ribbon-cutting on Sept. 5 to celebrate the changes and for a symbolic reopening.

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Fall Fair makes successful return

Cindy Caudron Looking at items on display at Hay River Fall Fair. Paul Bickford Northern News Services Ltd
September 11, 2018

The Hay River Fall Fair has made a successful return after a three-year hiatus.

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Rallying from Prague to Siberia

photo courtesy of Barrett Gibb Team Grizzly Rims, including Barrett Gibb from Hay River, rearrange their gear atop their vehicle during the Mongol Rally.
September 11, 2018

Barrett Gibb has just wrapped up an adventure that most people would probably find difficult to even imagine.

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Everything you need to know to run in municipal election

Heather Coakwell Returning officer for the municipal elections on Oct. 15, 2018. Paul Bickford Northern News Services Ltd.
September 11, 2018

Heather Coakwell is ready to offer information to would-be candidates for town council or the Hay River District Education Authority (DEA).

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Hay River mayor won’t seek re-election in October

Brad Mapes: mayor has decided not to seek re-election. NNSL file photo
September 11, 2018

After three years as mayor of Hay River, Brad Mapes won’t seek re-election in October.

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Appeal filed on KFN treaty settlement vote

Chief Roy Fabian K'atlodeeche First Nation File photo March 3, 2017 Hay River Reserve Photo by Paul Bickford Northern News Services Ltd.
September 11, 2018

A Sept. 5 ratification vote on what to do with a large treaty settlement for K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) has become the subject of an appeal.

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News Briefs: Franklin searcher to describe findings

September 11, 2018

Tom Gross will give a presentation on the Franklin Expedition at the Hay River Heritage Centre on Sept. 14, beginning at 7 p.m.

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NEWS Briefs: Museum seeking space-themed art

September 11, 2018

Northern Life Museum & Cultural Centre in Fort Smith is teaming up with the Canadian Space Agency for an exhibit in the late fall or early winter.

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Hay River hockey player living his dream

Trey Beck, a 16-year-old hockey player from Hay River, has signed a contract to play with the Hinton Wildcats, a Junior A hockey team in Alberta. Photo courtesy of Trey Beck
September 11, 2018

A Hay River teenager has begun to live his hockey dream.

Trey Beck recently signed to play Junior A hockey with a team in Alberta.

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Hay River and Alberta inseparable

September 11, 2018

In Hay River, sometimes it seems that we’re a part of Alberta.

Of course, we’re not, but it just feels like that.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Returning officer named for election

September 7, 2018 - Hay River

The Town of Hay River has appointed a returning officer for the municipal elections set for this fall.

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AROUND THE SOUTH SLAVE: Handgun stolen from residence in Fort Smith

September 7, 2018 - NWT

Thebacha/Fort Smith

Fort Smith RCMP received a report on Aug. 27 about the theft of a handgun from a residence in the community.

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Cyclist rides to conquer cancer

September 7, 2018 - Hay River

A Hay River woman has just completed a long-distance bicycle ride – although shortened by smoke – in the fight against cancer.

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Expanded daycare launched on Hay River reserve

September 6, 2018 - Hay River

An expanded daycare on the Hay River Reserve was launched with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 29.

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EDITORIAL: Thank the labour movement

September 6, 2018 - Hay River

We hope you enjoyed your Labour Day long weekend.

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Emergency exercise planned for Hay River airport

September 6, 2018 - Hay River

A chance to test the readiness for an emergency at Hay River Merlyn Carter Airport will take place on Sept. 13.

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Youth and elders join forces to create mural on reserve

September 6, 2018 - Hay River

A new stand-alone and mobile mural – created in a collaboration between youth and elders – has been erected outside the Ehdah Cho Store on the Hay River Reserve.

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Hay River to draft bylaw against public cannabis smoking

September 5, 2018 - Hay River

The Town of Hay River is going to consider banning the smoking of cannabis in public places.

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SSDEC hands out awards in Hay River

September 5, 2018 - Hay River

The South Slave Divisional Education Council (SSDEC) has handed out its annual Excellence in Education Awards, including a new one in remembrance of a Hay River resident who passed away last year.

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Principal awarded the Polar Medal

September 5, 2018 - Hay River

A Hay River school principal has been awarded the prestigious Polar Medal.

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Hay River planning pavilion near Fisherman’s Wharf

September 5, 2018 - Hay River

Construction of a new permanent structure – being described as a pavilion – is expected to start soon in the Fisherman’s Wharf area.

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