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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...

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...

Hay River hosts territorial darts championships

Hay River will be well-represented at this year's national darts championships. That follows the championships of the Territorial Darts Association held at the Royal Canadian...

Riverview Lodge seniors’ complex may be replaced within five years

The territorial government is planning to replace the Riverview Lodge seniors' complex within the next five years, and building at a different site. In the...

Trauma and treatment centre likely, but overall federal budget disappoints Nunavut leaders

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau laces up his budget shoes March 19 prior to delivering a 2019 budget confusing and disappointing for Nunavut.photo courtesy...

Fish camp hooks visitors with art

On the eastern side of Jolliffe Island, the Rainbow Coalition is putting on a free and open fish camp to provide inclusive access to...

Federal budget 2019 highlights

Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the 2019 federal budget in the House of Commons today. Here are some of the highlights and investments in the...

Cambridge Bay seeks new recreation complex

After a year and a half, the Cambridge Bay arena has finally been cleared to reopen. Even so, the Hamlet of Cambridge Bay is...

‘It feels amazing:’ Yellowknife student selected for RCMP training camp

At age four, around the same time he first saw “Cops” on TV, Mathieu D'Aigle knew he wanted to be a police officer. Now 18,...

Frostbite 50 brings out dozens of competitors for annual event

It would be hard to say you got frostbite at this year's Frostbite 50. The Yk Multisport Club's annual event happened on a very warm...

DT Electric Futures U13 and U15 basketball squads win seventh place games at Alberta Basketball Youth Provincials

For the first time, Basketball NWT had teams playing in the Alberta Basketball Youth Provincials. And it wasn't a blowout by any stretch of the...

Jamie Koe skips rink to victory at NWT Mixed Curling Championship

Jamie Koe is all done with curling for this season and he ended off on a winning note. Koe skipped his rink of Kerry Galusha,...

Yellowknife vigil planned in wake of New Zealand mosque attacks

Yellowknife’s Islamic Centre will host a vigil Friday night to commemorate the lives of dozens of Muslims killed last week in terrorist attacks at...

MLAs support more women in office

The legislative assembly passed a series of motions last week aimed at removing barriers that prevent women from running for office. The recommendations came from...

Inuvik Curling Club hosts second annual Mixed Doubles Funspiel

The Inuvik Curling Club hosted its second annual Mixed Doubles Funspiel on March 17, where nine teams came out to the Midnight Sun Complex...

Opinion & Editorial Articles

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Let’s talk about the consequences of climate change on the underground arsenic storage and long-term...

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...

Love each other as much as possible

Editor’s note: Columnist Catherine Lafferty is writing a series on the Dene laws. This week’s...

EDITORIAL: The story of Inuit and TB is Canada’s story

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s apology to Inuit March 8 acknowledges the human rights abuses visited...

Plumbing matters

In the immortal words of American actress Jenifer Lewis, "You sit in (expletive) too long,...

Go green? Go local

Yellowknife, during its formative years, was not just pulling gold out of the ground but...