Hay River Timeline

Discover How Interesting Our History Truly Is!

1949

First Highway North
Feb

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Built from Grimshaw, AB to Hay River, NT making it the first community to be linked with the south.
1963

Hay River Flood
Feb

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After a very bad flood, many of the residents decided to move out of the flood plain establishing a new area of town.
1988

Pine Point Closes
Feb

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An entire single industry town was built to mine ore but closes after 23 years.
1998

North America's First Diamond Mine
Feb

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Ekati went into operation on the barrenlands near Lac de Gras.
2016

Government Rescues Shipping
Jan

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The government of the Northwest Territories stepped in to purchase the assets of the financially troubled barge company.
2016