40 years ago
The Hay River Corridor Group proposed a policy for delivery of water to town council.
Among the suggestions of the organization were that the residents of the corridor pay $20 per month per household, based on 40 gallons use per person per day.
The group was asking that the rate stand until the government could conduct a study to locate palatable drinking water, enabling the residents of the corridor to drill wells on their property within a reasonable distance of their dwellings.
They also asked that residents be allowed up to one year to drill wells after obtaining the survey results.
Following a survey done by the Corridor Group it was estimated that there would be a need for 27,465 gallons of water to be delivered per week for the next year.
30 years ago
Sgt. Goodridge then of the Hay River RCMP appeared before Council to present the crime statistics for August. He said there had been several vehicle thefts during the month where vehicles were stripped and burned. Noting that was not a typical occurrence for Hay River and he attempted to determine if the thefts were part of an organized and continuing trend.
Several young offenders were dealt with through the alternative justice system for their part in a spate of tire slashings the previous month as well.
20 years ago
Del Hamilton found out what the perks of the “300 Club” were. Hamilton took first place in the previous year’s 300 club tournament and won free bowling for a year at the Hay River Bowling Lanes.
10 years ago
The Hay River Literacy Society won the Ministerial Literacy Award for Organizations.
The volunteer group hosted a variety of literacy events for all ages and supports literacy programs in the community.
NWT Literacy week celebrated reading, writing and storytelling with special events throughout the territory.