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Lon Christopherson sheds light on our area’s rich history each month in his column, “Photos From Our Past.” This c.1911 photo, teacher Grace Downs (center, seated) is pictured with her students at Pleasant Creek School, Town of Prairie Farm. Credit: Photo courtesy of Janell Kuehn

A Community Committed to Local News

Each issue of the Hay River Review is the culmination of elbow grease and a commitment to our community. Every month, our volunteer contributing writers share their time, talent, and knowledge for free. Our nine-person board is also all volunteers. We are grateful for them, and we are equally grateful to the small local businesses who support our newspaper with their advertising. 


We take pride in running an efficient and lean operation. Our part-time staff consists of our bookkeeper and distributor, our ad sales coordinator, our graphic designer, and our editor. 


In print since 1987, the Hay River Review has survived the test of time as community newspapers have become a rarity. Our survival is due, in part, to financial support from folks who recognize the value of a local, community-focused newspaper. 


Your donation will help cover the costs of printing and publishing our newspaper and maintaining our website and social media presence. We thank you for supporting the Hay River Review!

News Based on the Cooperative Model

HRR is owned by Hay River Publishing Cooperative. Purchasing a $10 stock share is an investment in the newspaper. If you hold a subscription and a share of stock, you can vote at the annual meeting and have a voice in how the paper operates. HRPC does not pay out dividends. (Sorta like owning Green Bay Packer stock.)


Holding a subscription and purchasing stock are important ways to invest in and support the newspaper. 

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