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Barbershop reports break-in, theft

When Styles & Tangles owner Hamza Alhihi arrived at his business on 11 a.m. Saturday morning, he found a broken window and an open door. Entering the building, he found the cash register missing,  along...

Housing Corporation builds rental units for RCMP

The RCMP are receiving 45 new market rental units across NWT courtesy of the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation, a GNWT news release announced Friday. In Inuvik, 17 units will be built, in addition to six...

Inuvik Drum – August 22 Edition

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Sallie Ross will run for Inuvik Twin Lakes

Sallie Ross is the second candidate hoping to replace Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod as the representative for Inuvik Twin Lakes. Ross, who’s worked as a nurse and the regional manager of an income security...

‘The Dene Nation wants a new blueprint for housing’ 

“Enormous” housing pressures felt across the territory won’t be relieved unless communities are given more control of how federal dollars are spent, says Dene national chief Norman Yakeleya. “The relationship with housing and the territorial...
Inuvik Boot Lake MLA Alfred Moses shared some words of wisdom with the youth. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Housing Minister Alfred Moses will not seek reelection

Housing Minister Alfred Moses told family and friends over social media that he would not seek reelection on Wednesday. Moses, who was first elected as MLA for Inuvik Boot Lake in 2011, previously worked as...
Diane Thom, the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC)’s chief negotiator for the Inuvialuit Self Government agreement, will run for MLA of Inuvik Boot Lake in the 2019 territorial elections. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Diane Thom to run for MLA of Inuvik Boot Lake

Running for MLA of Inuvik Boot Lake has been on Diane Thom’s mind for several years now, so she decided that this would be the year where she would finally enter the race. “I’ve worked...
Tuktoyaktuk’s very own Henson Nasogaluak performs during the opening night of the 2019 Land of the Pingos music festival on Aug. 9. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Tuktoyaktuk hosts seventh annual Land of the Pingos music festival

The hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk hosted their seventh annual Land of the Pingos music festival from Aug. 9 to 11, which saw several local and regional artists come out and perform old time tunes at...
Matt Chudek (centre), the organizer for the Inuvik Greenhouse’s murder mystery party, sets the tone early for the event. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Greenhouse to host murder mystery party

Residents who fancy role-playing, mingling or scheming are invited to take part in a murder mystery party that’s happening at the Inuvik Community Greenhouse on Aug. 17. Up to 30 participants will have a role...
The mini putting activity has adjustable blocks that allow players to customize their game. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Drop Zone offers indoor summer fun

As temperatures continue to drop and the sun slowly begins to set, the Town of Inuvik is providing youth with the opportunity to savour their final month of summer vacation with their indoor Drop...

One dead, another injured in ATV crash in Inuvik

An ATV accident that occurred on Aug. 3 has left a 29-year-old Inuvik man dead and another with minor injuries, local RCMP confirmed in a press release. "Inuvik RCMP attended the scene of a fatal...
The Amirco Barry Pickers finished in first place for the Midnight Sun Softball Tournament, after defeating the Native Yankees 6-1 on Aug. 5. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Amirco Barry Pickers finish first in Midnight Sun Softball Tournament

It was the Amirco Barry Pickers who came out on top of Inuvik’s 2019 Midnight Sun Softball Tournament, after defeating the two-time defending champions, the Native Yankees, 6-1 on Aug. 5. “That’s actually a low...
The Awry Lake wildfire 41 km outside of Yellowknife had grown to 4,084 hectares on July 27. Photo Courtesy of Amber Simpson

Wildfire near Tsiigehtchic measured at more than 45,500 hectares

Last week, the wildfire burning along the Mackenzie River about 90 km east of Tsiigehtchic was measured at 27,319 hectares in size. As of Aug. 4, it has spread to approximately 45,530 hectares, according...
Lesa Semmler announced in June that she was running for MLA of Inuvik Twin Lakes. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Lesa Semmler to run for MLA of Inuvik Twin Lakes

For the past four years, the idea to run for MLA of Inuvik Twin Lakes had always been in the back of Lesa Semmler’s mind. “It had to do with living here, growing up here,...
Talia Cockney, right, participates in coastal erosion demonstration with Joel McAlister, the manager of the Aurora Research Institute’s Western Arctic Research Centre, during Tuktoyaktuk’s Science Day event on Aug. 1. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Tuktoyaktuk’s Science Day event highlights impacts of climate change

The Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk hosted a Science Day event on Aug. 1 to draw more attention to the impacts that climate change is having on the region. A total of 17 organizations conducting research projects...
Inuvialuit Regional Corporation office in Inuvik. NNSL file photo

IRC marine project receives federal funding

The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) received $300,000 in federal funding for the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR) Marine Program Coordinator project, which is an initiative of Transport Canada's nation-wide Oceans Protection Plan. The funding came from...
Fort Mcpherson, 2007. photo courtesy MACA

Beaufort Delta schools awarded

Four schools from the Beaufort Delta Education Council each received over $1,000 from the GNWT for their participation and educational work in the 13th annual territorial "Drop the Pop" campaign. Out of the 48 participating...
Inuvik RCMP officer Stephanie Leduc is joined by her dog and her child during a run along the ice road in February. She is currently hoping to raise $5,000 for youth-oriented programs in the North. photo courtesy of Stephanie Leduc

Inuvik RCMP officer runs to support youth programming

In an effort to provide more funding opportunities for youth-oriented programs across the North, avid runner and Inuvik RCMP officer Stephanie Leduc is looking to raise $5,000 before competing in a half-marathon later in...
Inuvik’s MacKenzie Hotel will host the first Shining Lights: Energy Literacy and Language in the NWT workshop that is scheduled to take place from Aug. 13 to 15. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Upcoming workshop to revolve around household energy consumption

Inuvik will host the first of three NWT energy literacy workshops in August, with a goal of creating awareness around energy consumption at the household level. From Aug. 13 to 15, NWT residents are invited...

Inuvik Drum – August 1 Edition

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Members from the Inuvik Native Band’s Youth Committee have been working since June to develop a youth governance board. From left to right: Myha Martin, Brayden Koe, Elliot Colin and Jazelle Pokiak. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Youth committee looking to better support Inuvik youth

Members from the Inuvik Native Band’s Youth Committee are currently in the midst of putting together a youth governance board in order to better support local youth throughout the community. Committee members Brayden Koe, Elliot...
The Awry Lake wildfire 41 km outside of Yellowknife had grown to 4,084 hectares on July 27. Photo Courtesy of Amber Simpson

Fire near Tsiigehtchic grows to more than 27,000 hectares in size

The wildfire 90 km east of Tsiigehtchic is burning along the Mackenzie River and has grown to 27,319 hectares in size, according to the Environment and Natural Resources’ NWT Wildfire update page. "Crews are monitoring...
Since the beginning of the month, the Inuvik Youth Centre has been distributing food bags that contain fruits, vegetables and other snacks to youth all over the community. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

NEWS BRIEFS: Food bags for youth, art input and more

Food bags handed out to youth Since the beginning of the month, the Inuvik Youth Centre has been distributing food bags that contain fruits, vegetables and other snacks to youth all over the community. Every Monday,...
The 2019 GNAF Arctic Fashion Show coordinator, Erica Lugt, left, poses with assistant coordinator Lesley Villeneuve following the event on July 20. It was the first time that the two had ever coordinated a fashion show. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Festival fashion show a success for first-time coordinators

After visiting the very first Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto showcase in 2018, local artist Erica Lugt said that the experience ignited her curiosity in coordinating her own fashion show. “I saw an opportunity. I find...
Lawry Semmler, right, is an awe as Actua member Morgan Murphy demonstrates the capabilities of the homemade record player. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Inuvik youth receive hands-on lessons on science and tech

More than 20 youth from around the community participated in various science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related activities that were hosted for free by Actua at the Inuvik Centennial Library on July 19. “Ideally,...
Bernice Lavoie, the owner of local craft store Just Raven’ Fabrics & More, poses in the store’s online inventory space on July 19. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Online crafts store opens in Inuvik

An Inuvik-based online fabric and craft store was launched earlier this month, allowing seamstresses and artists from all over Canada to gain access to a wide variety of fabrics and other crafting accessories that...
Water Smart coordinators Gabe Ferreira, left, and Jenika Kopala were in Inuvik on July 17 and 18, where they gave two sessions on water safety. Here they are pictured with Swim to Survive participants at the Midnight Sun Complex on July 18. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Inuvik residents pick up water safety skills

Thanks to a couple of lifesavers from the Lifesaving Society’s Alberta and NWT branch, a few residents in town are now equipped with swimming skills that they can use when they find themselves treading...
Fort Mcpherson, 2007. photo courtesy MACA

High school credits being offered through Indigenous summer camps

High school students throughout the Beaufort Delta Region will have the opportunity to acquire school credits by participating in an on-the-land science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) summer camp hosted in Fort McPherson from...
Longtime wrestling fans Dez Loreen, left and Wade Blu Gruben founded Totally Arctic Wrestling in June 2019. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Arctic wrestling company ready to rumble in the fall

Over a year ago, wrestling super-fans Dez Loreen and Wade Blu Gruben came up with the idea to put together their own wrestling match. “It was going to be a video of the two of...
Craig Scott is the executive director of Ecology North. NNSL file photo

Youth climate change summit coming to Inuvik

Inuvik and other surrounding communities throughout the Beaufort Delta Region will be the focal point of Ecology North’s Young Leaders' Summit on Northern Climate Change event that’s taking place later this summer. Around 11 to...