Riding Profile: This riding takes in the newer half of Hay River (pop. 3,527), away from the waterfront and focused around Highway 1. The downtown commercial district is here, as are the schools and recreation facilities. Neighbourhoods include high-income suburbs and trailer courts.
Political History: Businesswoman Jane Groenewegen first came to power in 1995, when she beat out Ron Courtoreille for the open Hay River seat. She ran unopposed in 1999, and was named minister of health. She resigned from cabinet in 2001 following her involvement in the secret tape-recording of a private telephone conversation with the territory's conflict commissioner.
|Jane Groenewegen||(By Acclamation)|
|Jane Groenewegen||696 (40.00%)|
|Ron Courtoreille||654 (37.59%)|
|George Morin||253 (14.54%)|
|John Pollard||(By Acclamation)|
*Prior to 1999, Hay River North and Hay River South were encompassed in
a single riding.