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Yellowknifers gather for Christchurch vigil

A crowd of Yellowknifers gathered at the city’s Islamic Centre on Friday to show support for their local community following a tragedy a world...

Inuvik crafter says she is victim of cyber bullying

An Inuvik resident says she has become a target of online bullying after she was accused on social media of exploiting Inuvialuit culture through...

Leading in kindness

Staff members at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) in Chesterfield Inlet take the ongoing process that is the fight against bullying quite seriously. Every member of...

Two earthquakes hit the Northwest Territories

Two earthquakes struck hours apart in the Northwest Territories yesterday. The first earthquake happened at 10:33 a.m yesterday and registered at a magnitude of 4.5...

Helping young players travel

Northern Pharmacy stepped up in a big way by donating $5,000 to the Rankin Rock peewee team in Rankin Inlet on March 7. The Rankin...

AROUND KIVALLIQ: Hardware store grand opening

A weekend's worth of giveaways and special prices marked the official grand opening of the Eskimo Point Lumber Supply Home Hardware store in Rankin...

Film summit a hit

Three members of the Arviat Film Society (AFS) travelled to Iqaluit to participate in the Avalusiniq Sivuniksaq (Framing the Future) film conference on March...

NGO holds grief talks

Dealing with grief and loss can be a hard to talk about so a grassroots non-profit group, Northern Conversations, is hosting an event March...

Yk-born Scoop survivor leaves life in California to be with mother in Lutsel K’e

Theresa Harmon’s mother used to call her “the lost one.” Separated from each other in Yellowknife during the Sixties Scoop, Harmon and her birth...

GNWT issues court order to former employee over website

A five-year dispute between the territorial government and one of its former employees has come to an end. Donn MacDougall, a former manager with the...

500-million-year-old worm tunnels in NWT contain clues on life in early oceans

About 500 million years ago in what is now Northern Canada, the ocean floor was covered in a network of tunnels built by prehistoric...

Federal government pledges $1.7 billion to get Canadians online

In Budget 2019, the federal government announced its goal to get 95 per cent of Canadian homes and businesses connected to internet speeds of...

Focus on business: Music Space

The recent winner of the YK Win your Space contest Mary Kelly was able to take her growing home based business to the next...

Inuksuk for British Museum’s 2020 Arctic exhibition

Under the direction of Piita Irniq, front left, British Museum curator Ian Taylor, left, conservator Tomasina Munden and curator Amber Lincoln built an inuksuk...

MP McLeod reacts to 2019 federal budget

Northwest Territories MP Michael McLeod said he was pleased overall with the 2019 federal budget. “I think it was a good budget for us,” McLeod...

Cooking up more ways to help others

Even as Tasha Tologanak wraps up a two-year culinary arts program in Edmonton, she’s still thinking about ways she could help others. Tasha Tologanak of...

Another top-10 for Wren Acorn at national event

Wren Acorn's competitive season is done and she wrapped it up with another fine showing on the national stage. The 15-year-old competed at the Canadian...

Skiers wrap up season at Canadian Ski Championships

You could forgive the Yellowknife Ski Club's high performance program if they seem a bit fatigued. They have, after all, had a busy last few...

Inuit, Baffinland seek common ground on Phase 2 proposal

Inuit and Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. are together grappling with the main issues related to the company’s Phase 2 bid in a series of...

City banks big on bright idea

The City of Yellowknife is vying for the Canada-wide Smart Cities Challenge grand prize  – banking big on its bid to turn street lights...

Hay River RCMP investigating high-rise fire, ask for public’s help

A fire that displaced over 100 Mackenzie Place residents last week is being investigated by police in Hay River - and they're turning to...

Inuvik RCMP search for suspect after alleged arson at apartment complex

Inuvik RCMP are searching for a suspect following an alleged arson incident at an apartment complex in the community this morning. Mounties were called to...

Edmonton man charged after Fort Simpson RCMP seize $18K worth of crack cocaine

An Edmonton man faces a slew of charges after Fort Simpson RCMP say they seized cash and crack cocaine - valued at $18,000 -...

Yk gymnasts win big at University of Calgary International Cup

If you were to ask the Yellowknife Gymnastics Club, it was worth the trip to Calgary last weekend. A total of 12 gymnasts from the...

Organizers cancel Hay River’s Polar Pond Hockey tournament

Polar Pond Hockey will not be going ahead this year. The annual and popular event – which had been set for March 22 to 24...

Polar bear hunting still touches George Angohiatok’s soul

More than 40 years after his first polar bear hunt, lining up a huge predator in the sights of his rifle still deeply moves...

Winter roads melting too soon

As much of the territory experiences unseasonably warm weather, the Mackenzie Valley Winter Road has been closed, announced the Department of Infrastructure in a...

James Schiller, charged alongside son in death of cab driver, granted bail

James Schiller, a Yellowknife man charged with murder alongside his son in the death of an on-duty taxi driver, has been granted bail. NWT Supreme...

Jazz band brings southern heat to Northern stage

With its symphonic clash of trumpets, tubas and trombones, The Heavyweights Brass Band is prepared to take Yellowknife to a time and place far...

Minister commits to preserve funding for Growing Together

It appears that Growing Together – a long-running program in Hay River for young children and their parents – has succeeded in convincing the...

Opinion & Editorial Articles

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Friendly people in the NWT

From: Peter Newland, England I am from England and I have just cycled 1588.67 km from...

COLUMN: Quite the ride for player and arena

The grand old lady on top of the hill received the royal send off it...

University ship plotting course

A speaker series has been launched with dates set across the Northwest Territories and already...

‘Muses invade city hall’

Before anyone calls in the exterminator, one has to realize that muses are not necessarily...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Climate effects on Giant Mine arsenic

From: Danielle Patzer, Yellowknife Let’s talk about the consequences of climate change on the underground arsenic...

GUEST COMMENT: Comment failed to consider bad side of mining

Tom Hoefer’s comment on MLA Kevin O’Reilly’s critique of the Premier’s Red Alert II (Yellowknifer...
Aaron Hemens is the editor of the Inuvik Drum.

Climate change is a humanitarian crisis, not a youth problem

On March 15, students around the globe decided to skip class and strike for climate...

GUEST COMMENT: I beg to differ with MLA O’Reilly

by Tom Hoefer, executive director of the NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines Editor's note: The...

EDITORIAL: Women are leaders too

Women have been working harder, stronger, faster and smarter in business and politics for quite...

Confessions of a ‘Grammar Nazi’

We consider languages to be among the greatest creations in human history. Each language offers something...