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

Gross has been searching for Franklin’s grave every summer for the past two decades, taking a quad trek from Gjoa Haven in Nunavut to a spot that he’s mapped out on the land.

The Hay River resident will be giving a presentation on the findings from his 2018 trip.

Fossil talk and hunt this week

Bruce Green will be offering a fossil talk and fossil hunt this week.

The fossil talk will take place on Sept. 12 from 7-9 p.m. at NWT Centennial Library.

The fossil hunt will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sept. 15. Participants will meet at the library and drive together to a fossil site. Outdoor clothing and footwear are a must.

All ages are welcome.

Fewer forest fires in NWT this year

In a Sept. 5 news release, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources reported that the NWT experienced a lower than average fire season in 2018.

As of Aug. 22, there were 54 fires with a total of 11,271 hectares burnt. The 25-year average is 172 fires and 402,976 hectares burnt.

Cookbook club being organized

A planning meeting for a cookbook club will be held on Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Whispering Willows seniors housing complex.

Each month, members will choose a variety of recipes from a different cookbook and prepare a dish at home to bring to a club potluck.

Jean Marie airport to temporarily close

The Jean Marie River Airport will be closed temporarily in order to accommodate the resurfacing of the runway.

Paul Bickford

Paul Bickford is the reporter for Hay River Hub.

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