It’s all in the game
The public library is starting something new with a traditional form of entertainment – board games.Read More
Christmas classic returns to airwaves
After a successful series of performances prior to last Christmas, the radio play It’s a Wonderful Life is returning to the Hay River Heritage Centre.Read More
Former track star pleads guilty to child porn
A one-time Hay River track star pleaded guilty to several child pornography-related charges in NWT Supreme Court in Yellowknife on Nov. 20.Read More
Sport North seeking cultural delegates
Sport North, in conjunction with the NWT Arts Council, is accepting applications for cultural performing delegates for Team NWT at the upcoming Arctic Winter Games.
It is seeking six cultural delegates and one manager interested in participating at the South Slave 2018 Arctic Winter Games in Hay River and Fort Smith.Read More
First Nation seeks cash for arena
K’atlodeeche First Nation is still searching for more money to build a natural ice arena on the Hay River Reserve.Read More
Unsightly properties get break for winter
Coun. Roger Candow asked about unsightly properties at town council’s municipal services committee meeting on Nov. 14.
In response to the municipal enforcement report for October, Candow recalled seeing some unsightly properties in the report at one point in time.Read More
For those who want to rock
Years ago, thousands had gathered for a concert at what was then called Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton. The lights went way down creating an almost complete dark void in the arena.
As thousands waited, the darkness was pierced by the nearly deafening sound of bells.Read More
Ice crossing opens for winter
The main ice crossing between the Hay River Reserve and Hay River opened for the season on the morning of Nov. 17.Read More
K’amba Carnival committee to meet
The K’amba Carnival committee will meet early next week.
The meeting is set for Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Chief Lamalice Complex on the Hay River Reserve.
Among the issues to be discussed in advance of the 2018 carnival are fundraising ideas, plans for carnival activities, dog races and volunteers.Read More
Santa Claus is coming to town
The annual Santa Claus Parade set for Dec. 1 is poised to open with enthusiasm from it’s organizer with the recreation department of the Town of Hay River.Read More
Arbitration rolls on between Northland Utilities and Town of Hay River
It has been almost a year since the electricity franchise for the Town of Hay River officially expired with Northland Utilities (NWT) Ltd.Read More
Festival of Trees set for PA School
The annual Festival of Trees will be back for another year at Princess Alexandra School.
The seasonal event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Nov. 25.Read More
Craftspeople seek GNWT support
A call is being raised on the Hay River Reserve for more support for craftspeople and artists.Read More
Woodland Manor expansion on target for end-of-year completion
The expansion of Woodland Manor is expected to be completed by the end of the year.Read More
Aklavik study makes medical impact
The North American medical community is changing the way it treats a stomach bacteria with the potential to cause cancer thanks, in part, to residents of Aklavik.
After a study of 376 people in Aklavik, along with participants from Fort McPherson, Tuktoyaktuk and Old Crow, Yukon, researchers have changed the types and duration of antibiotics courses they prescribe for Helicobacter pylori.Read More
Addictions Week focuses on opiates
Since April 1, 156 NWT residents have attended drug treatment programs—22 of which were for opiates.Read More
Cannabis tax too ‘hefty,’ says marijuana advocate
A Yellowknife resident says the federal government’s proposed tax regime for legal cannabis is “hefty” and could be a turn off for people who are already familiar with black market prices.Read More
9-1-1 service will be in all 11 official NWT languages
Having 9-1-1 service in the NWT in all 11 official languages does not mean having a dispatch centre full of translators around the clock. So said Ashley Geraghty, the territorial government’s point man on the proposed emergency service.Read More
Dettah chief wants land claim settled next year
The chief of Dettah says he wants to see an agreement-in-principle on land, resources and self-government reached between the GNWT, federal government and Akaitcho Dene First Nations by 2018.Read More
Remembering Archie Beaulieu
For many Northerners, the work of Archie Beaulieau is instantly recognizable. It’s bright, bold, enchanting – and unmistakably rooted in a land that seems to live and breath through the canvas.
Beaulieu, who died recently at the age of 65 after a battle with cancer, achieved world-wide acclaim for his distinct depictions of Northern life, namely through his portrayals of Dene tradition, culture and folklore. Drawing influences from his roots as a member of the Tlicho First Nations, Beaulieu developed a unique brand of art that played with colour and married the abstract and the familiar.Read More
Good Ole Fred
Friends, seeing Elders like Fred Carmichael getting the kind of recognition they deserve says a lot about us as Northerners.Read More
UNW voting on strike
The Union of Northern Workers and NWT Power Corporation will know in December whether there will be a strike.
The UNW is demanding “better economic increases” for all its workers at Power corp., said Todd Parsons, UNW president.Read More
Highway out of isolation
Hi from Edmonton, here for an eye check up. I love the City of Edmonton, first thing I always do is buy all the newspapers and magazines! You all know with the government restrictions we don’t have much time to shop when out on a medical trip.Read More
Soccer association envisions new pitch
Ollie Williams has a grand vision for soccer in the Northwest Territories.
The president of the Northwest Territories Soccer Association went before Yellowknife city council on Nov. 14 to present a “preliminary overview” of his group’s plan to develop a new, full-size, enclosed soccer facility in Yellowknife.Read More
The best in Indigenous sport
2017 was a busy year for sport involving the NWT, which would make the job of singling out people for honours a tough job.Read More
Time to listen about time
Daylight Savings Time is dumb. There, we said it. Earlier this month, on Nov. 5, clocks fell back an hour. Which, for anybody living North of 60, meant they got up in the dark and walked home in the dark.Read More
Education authority election set
An election for members of the Deninu School District Education Authority in Fort Resolution will take place on Dec. 13.
Seven seats will be filled on the board of directors.
Nominations for candidates closed on Nov. 15.Read More
Muskrats prep for territorials
Back from the first meet of the season in Whitehorse, Mackenzie Muskrat swimmers are preparing hard for territorials in February.Read More
Jubilation as Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway opens
People were spilling out of the sides of the Donald Kuptana Sr. Memorial Arena in Tuktoyaktuk for a historic celebration of the opening of the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway on Wednesday, Nov. 15.Read More
GNWT releases public accounts
Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod released the GNWT public accounts information for 2016-17 on Nov. 8.
There was an operating surplus of $175 million, $35 million more than what was originally budgeted.Read More
What is the Canadian identity?
Remembrance Day ceremonies tend to involve a lot of thinking about Canada, its history and what the flag means.Read More
Player turns coach
Brittenie Jefferd-Moore, known better in town by the nickname Bitsie, was one of only two girls in her age group playing hockey growing up.Read More
Highest award for Inuvik teacher
A cultural exchange program at East Three Secondary School earned French immersion teacher Denise Lipscombe the Governor General’s 2017 Experiences Canada Award.Read More
‘Most dangerous time in our history’
Mayor Jim McDonald didn’t shy from sharing his perception of the current state of affairs in the world during Remembrance Day remarks Saturday, Nov. 11.Read More
Sharpe foils suspected dope dealer
Vince Sharpe’s curiosity and sense of duty helped foil a presumed drug dealer in town.Read More
Canada’s first all-season road to the Arctic Ocean opens
It took dozens of years of lobbying and several years of construction, not to mention some $300 million, but the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway is now officially open.
A ceremony held at the Midnight Sun Complex was packed with community members and dignitaries Wednesday, Nov. 16.
The most special federal guest was Governor General Julie Payette, who thought there was something fitting in the name of the road itself.
“Even the name – highway, way to the future and aiming high,” said Payette during her speech to the crowd.
Hometown hero producer dies
Roman Bittman, who was raised in poverty in Hay River but went on to find success as a noted television and movie producer, has passed away.Read More
Tourism boss sees branding potential
Peter Magill is settling into his new job as a tourism and economic development co-ordinator, which is also a new position with the Town of Hay River.Read More
Fight against Daylight Saving Time renewed
An Aurora Ford employee has launched a petition calling for the end of Daylight Saving Time in the NWT.Read More
Time for Kivalliq led and Kivalliq first
For the first time in history following a territorial election for the Government of Nunavut (GN), I am expecting — and actually cheering for — the next premier to come from the Kivalliq.
I would be equally happy to see either Rankin Inlet’s Lorne Kusugak or Cathy Towtongie have the premier’s plaque on their office desk.Read More
Top Hay River apprentices recognized
The top NWT apprentices in Hay River for the past academic year were honoured at a Nov. 9 ceremony hosted by the Department of Education, Culture and Employment.Read More
Public and territory talk manufacturing
A number of consultation sessions were held in Hay River last week by the GNWT to seek input for a new manufacturing strategy.Read More
Ladies Night at museum
The Hay River Museum Society will be hosting its annual Ladies Night on Nov. 16, beginning at 7 p.m.
This will be the third Ladies Night, at which many women wear big hats, furs and jewels. The event at the Hay River Heritage Centre will feature a fashion show courtesy of G&L Workwear.Read More
Gwich’in Tribal Council highlights inconsistency in Premier’s ‘red alert’
The Gwich’in Tribal Council is calling out the Northwest Territories premier for issuing a “red alert” to Ottawa without first talking to Indigenous groups.
The council is “surprised” Bob McLeod didn’t reach out before denouncing federal restrictions on oil and gas exploration in the Beaufort Sea, especially given the premier’s frustration with Ottawa for imposing those restrictions without first consulting with the territorial government.Read More
Major tourism players honoured
Four awards were given out in Inuvik at an NWT Tourism gala at the beginning of November to recognize some of the major figures in one of the territory’s few recent economic success stories.Read More