Hay River Timeline

Discover How Interesting Our History Truly Is!

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1949

First Highway North

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

Feb 10, 1949
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1963

Hay River Flood

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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.

Feb 13, 1963
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1988

Pine Point Closes

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

Feb 10, 1988
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1998

North America's First Diamond Mine

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

Feb 10, 1998
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2016

Government Rescues Shipping

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

Jan 1, 2016
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2016