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Former Fort Res mayor defends fiscal record

In response to recent criticism, the former mayor of Fort Resolution said he and his council didn’t break the hamlet’s finances, and he has...

Healthy snack day promotes importance of oral health

Students at East Three Elementary School were treated with apples and cheese as they celebrated Healthy Snack Day on April 18, which is one...

Feds announce $1.6 million for Northern women’s groups

The federal government is giving $1.6 million in multi-year funding to four organizations that serve women in the NWT. The YWCA NWT will get about...

Pond Inlet receives grant from Jays Care Foundation to help rebuild baseball field

The Toronto Blue Jays may not ever get to Pond Inlet anytime soon but a piece of the team will be around in the...

Nattiq Frolics pays tribute to Lucy Ann Maniyogena

One of Nattiq Frolics’ biggest supporters isn’t there to celebrate the spring carnival this week but she hasn’t been forgotten. An animated Lucy Ann Maniyogena...

Folk on the Rocks announces final wave of artists

Friday Folk on the Rocks festival announced the third and final wave of artists hitting the stage this summer. Canadian storyteller Fiver, garage rock band...

City facilities will have reduced Easter hours

A number of city facilities will have reduced hours this weekend. City hall will be closed all day today and on Monday. The library will be...

Social services under fire

Warning: This story contains content some readers may find disturbing. She was stabbed repeatedly in her home in Yellowknife, allegedly by her estranged partner, while...

Young girl with cerebral palsy heading to US for specialized surgery

A five year old girl with the most severe form cerebral palsy is in need of a unique surgery in the United States after...

Premier McLeod announces new associate deputy minister of infrastructure

Today the Premier Bob McLeod has announced the appointment of Mr. Sandy Kalgutkar to the position of associate deputy minister of Infrastructure, according to a...

Wyss foundation commits $750k to protect Edéhzhíe lands

The Wyss Foundation, founded by Swiss entrepreneur Hansjörg Wyss, has announced it will commit $750,000 over three years to help protect the Edéhzhíe National Wildlife Area. The...

Sentencing adjourned for woman who sent sexually explicit messages to girl

The Ulukhaktok woman admitted to sending sexually explicit texts and Facebook messages to an underage girl, pleading guilty to an offence that carries a mandatory...

Qaggiavuut takes on the world, hoping to bring the world to Nunavut

With $500,000 from the federal government, Qaggiavuut is one step closer to fulfilling the dream of a performing arts centre in Nunavut. The Qaggiq Hub,...

AROUND KIVALLIQ: Fishing derby season

Fishing derby season is about to swim its way across the Kivalliq region and Arviat has announced its annual Trout and Pike Derby has...

Military training coming to Kam Lake

Canadian Armed Forces members will march along Deh Cho Boulevard in a military training exercise next week. The soldiers of C Company, The Loyal Edmonton Regiment, will march...

Police increase downtown patrols in an effort to reduce crime

Law enforcement have long acted under the accepted belief that the presence of police is intrinsically tied to the prevalence of crime: More officers...

CT scans, sterilization machines down at Stanton Territorial Hospital

The Stanton Territorial Hospital is experiencing "service interruptions" with its CT scanner and sterilization units, the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA)...

First Qikiqtaaluk science fair in 18 years yields three projects for nationals

Thanks to a movement to resurrect science fairs in the region, three Inuksuk High School students will represent the Qikiqtaaluk at the Canada-Wide Science...

Jail birds come through for hockey team

The Rankin Inlet fire department and bylaw stepped up to help the Rankin Rock novice team fundraise in Rankin Inlet on April 5. Christine Wilson...

Feds invest $2.7M into nine NWT projects

The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) is investing $2.7 million into nine economic development projects in the Northwest Territories. The benefiting projects range from...

Focus on Business: Old Town Glassworks

In the early 90s then Mayor, Pat McMahon, once told Matthew Grogono that recycling was not something that would be done in the Northwest...

We spoke to Yellowknifers about climate change, here’s what they said

France Benoit is a farmer on the Ingraham Trail, and explains how she sees the effects of climate change on her daily work. "I have...

Remote family lodge to be operational this summer

Much like the six-foot saplings and fireweed growing back into the area where old growth trees used to be, longtime family getaway Namushka Lodge...

One-stop shopping for hunting, fishing, safety and Arctic Cat

The Rankin Inlet business community has a new member after Nitsik Leasing and Sales held its grand opening last week in Rankin Inlet. A customer...

Inuvik music school offers helping hand to neighbouring communities

Students at Angik School in Paulatuk can find soon themselves sitting in a music classroom learning how to play an instrument, thanks to the...

Farming in Yellowknife

After years of discussion, Yellowknife is finally developing an urban agriculture strategy. Urban agriculture, as defined by the city, is “the growing and raising of...

Taloyoak man charged after several shots fired

A 21-year-old Taloyoak man faces several charges, including discharging a firearm with the intent to endanger life, following a shooting incident in the community...

Party time for Growing Together

Growing Together hosted an Easter party on April 12 at the Rec Centre. The gathering – appropriately called Hoppy Easter Party – was for children...

Feds pledge $100K for accessible washroom at Northern United Place

The NWT Community Services Corporation in Yellowknife is receiving $100,000 in federal funding to build an accessible washroom in Northern United Place, announced Liberal MP Michael...

Lone goose arrives early in Yellowknife

    A lonesome goose has been causing a stir in Yellowknife. Many residents have reported seeing the bird in recent weeks, including former NWT commissioner Tony...

Opinion & Editorial Articles

DESTINATIONS: As a butterfly’s wing fans the flame, so too, does the hurricane

From time to time with my friends in the bush, we stand around a fresh...

The real Orwell

Friends, reading is one way to expand your thinking, putting your life and times into...

EDITORIAL: 911: Yes, you’re still on hold

The evolution of a territorial 911 emergency phone service from purely conceptual and largely ignored...

EDITORIAL: Family services without the services

If we accept a mother of three's story of the neglect and incompetence she alleges...

TALES FROM THE DUMP: Not so brilliant ideas

This is a tale that happened years ago, at an exploration camp far out on...

Volunteerism a Kivalliq strength

As the call for volunteers once again rings out across the Kivalliq to signal the...

EDITORIAL: Nunavummiut deserve equal access to essentials

Nutrition North Canada is intended to reduce food insecurity in the North. In the past,...

IN MY VIEW: Changing of the season

As the season is changing so quickly, we begin to think and plan for this...
Aaron Hemens is the editor of the Inuvik Drum.

Vendors are critical to the community

Andy and Rania Crowther took Bon Cafe with them as they left for Calgary earlier...

TALES FROM THE DUMP: It’s the law

A couple weeks ago at the salvage area, someone had dumped out a big pile...