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COMMUNITY REPORT: Self-isolation must be done outside of NWT, says Tuktoyaktuk mayor

Tuktoyaktuk Mayor Erwin Elias is calling for the government of the Northwest Territories to stop allowing people who have left the territory back until they have completed a period of self-isolation in wake of...

Inuvik men facing charges after crack-cocaine bust

Inuvik RCMP have charged two men in relation to an April 1 drug bust that started as a public disturbance complaint. At roughly 1:54 a.m. April 1, police received a complaint about a disturbance at...

More than 80 caribou killed illegally in Bathurst zone: GNWT

North Slave leaders collectively condemned the illegal killing of scores of caribou in the last two weeks. Minister of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR), Shane Thompson, together with Tłı̨chǫ Grand Chief George Mackenzie, Łutsel Kʼe...

Delta musicians take to live streaming to beat the COVID-19 blues

Residents of Beaufort Delta are turning to music to help beat the COVID-19 blues, with a youth concert to be broadcast this Sunday, April 5 at 11 a.m. Part of a larger movement of artists...

Degrees of Success: Scholarship opportunities abound

Expenses related to post-secondary education can be substantial: tuition, room and board, textbooks, among them. Scholarships and grants can make the difference for promising students who desire a college or university education. Below is...

Delays in health card renewals at Inuvik centre; expired NWT cards will be honoured

Delays in processing health card renewal forms has prompted the GNWT to notify residents they won't lose access to physician or hospital services due to an expired card. The notice indicated the Health Services Administration...

Mackenzie Muskrats swim to podium at territorial championships

Inuvik's swim team, the Mackenzie Muskrats, ended their season with quite the splash in Yellowknife, bringing home 51 pieces of hardware after the Feb 21-23 NWT 2020 Territorial Championships wrapped up last month. Overall through...

COVID-19 swab tests available in all NWT communities, official says

Swab tests for COVID-19 are ongoing in all communities of the Northwest Territories, a senior medical official confirmed on Wednesday. "About 700 tests have come from Yellowknife. All regions have been tested for COVID-19 if...

Inuvik Drum – April 2 Edition

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BREAKING: Second COVID-19 case confirmed in Northwest Territories

Public health officials have confirmed a second case of COVID-19 infection in the Northwest Territories. The subject is an Inuvik resident. They are self-isolating at home with members of their household and are mildly symptomatic. The...

RCMP looking for public assistance to solve December mischief mystery

Inuvik RCMP are asking anyone who has information about a suspicious water leak that happened last December. Police came across a flooded section of Mackenzie Road Dec. 21. The water was flowing from a cracked...
Drake Giroux carries the puck during action at the 2016 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Mississauga, Ont. Giroux was part of the Team North boys squad that won the first – and only to date – medal for the North at the annual tournament when they captured silver. photo courtesy of Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT

Seeds no. 9 through 16 for the Greatest Of All Time

You know the first eight seeds in our quest to find the greatest sports team there's ever been in the history of the NWT. Now it's time to see who the next eight seeds...

EDITORIAL: Now is the time to give to one another

So here we are. Week three since COVID-19 hit the fan. Borders are closed. Cases continue to increase across the continent. Supplies are barely off the truck and are flying off the shelves, and...

Food vouchers distributed among Inuvik’s most vulnerable

Those left out in the cold during the COVID-19 crisis got a slight boost last week after Northmart Inuvik and IC Regulators Corp joined together to provide 175 food vouchers for those in need...

COMMUNITY REPORT — Tuktoyaktuk holding “biggest community harvest in history”

Tuktoyaktuk is coming together to protect itself from the COVID-19 virus, with the largest community hunt in the hamlet's history already underway to ensure the community has enough food in case supply lines drop...

Community Report — Inuvik seeks pet-sitters for people in isolation

Now that incoming traffic through the Mike Zubko Airport is being screened and quarantined as needed, Town of Inuvik Mayor Natasha Kulikowski is now dealing with the logistics of the safety measures. On top of...

COMMUNITY REPORT — Paulatuk residents look out for each other

Reduced air traffic into Paulatuk has helped ease anxiety in the community over the COVID-19 pandemic, but residents are still not taking any chances. "Generally people are pretty relaxed, everybody's keeping an eye on incoming...

COMMUNITY REPORT: ‘Cautious optimism’ in Aklavik

A few residents in Aklavik had inquired to hamlet senior administrative officer Fred Behrens about the possibility of shutting down the ice road to Inuvik to keep the COVID-19 virus out but Behrens said...

State of emergency declared in Northwest Territories

A state of emergency has been declared for the Northwest Territories. The Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), Paulie Chinna, declared a territory-wide state of emergency under the Emergency Management Act to support ongoing efforts...

Entrepreneur hopes to set up shop in his motherland

Jay St. Germaine only recently visited Inuvik, but his roots to the community run deep. "We wanted to stay all week," he said of a recent visit to town that was cut short by the...

Inuvik Drum – March 26 Edition

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Sahara Lafferty, left, and Caitlin Zorn are all smiles prior to the opening ceremony of the 2017 North American Indigenous Games in Toronto. The 2020 edition of the Games this coming July in Halifax is still on for now, says Aaron Wells of the Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT. photo courtesy of Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT

“It was a matter of time”: North American Indigenous Games postponed for one year...

Correction: This story has been corrected to reflect the proper age categories for a re-scheduled NAIG. The original paragraph has been deleted because it was incorrect. Add another log to the fire, if you will,...

East Three Eagles soar to top of Yellowknife Senior Cager

Following an undefeated streak through the Feb. 27 to March 1 Yellowknife Senior Cager basketball tournament, the boys squad edged out the favourite École St. Patrick High School 46-37 to be named 2019-2020 territorial...
Elvis Beaudoin, left, and Keith Way hoist the champions plaques after winning the mens doubles title at the Adult National Darts Championships in Saskatoon on Tuesday. photo courtesy of Sheh Murillo

Who is the Greatest Of All Time? Let’s find out, shall we?

And so we're at that time when there is nothing to write about or watch on TV when it comes to sports. Reminds of the time when baseball went on strike in 1994, causing...
Mayor Natasha Kulikoski is asking residents to respect the recommendations for social isolation after the town received numerous complaints from concerned citizens.

Mayor Natasha Kulikowski asks Inuvik to be diligent with social distancing

Mayor Natasha Kulikowski is asking residents of Inuvik to respect each other's space and health and be mindful of social distancing after the town fielded a large volume of calls complaining about people being...

Town of Inuvik screening people at airport and on Dempster

Anyone returning to the Beaufort Delta from outside the Northwest Territories will be screened and have to spend 14-days in isolation in Inuvik. The town announced the measures at approximated 11:30 a.m. March 23, adding...

EDITORIAL: Universal Basic Income key to Canada’s economic survival in wake of COVID-19

To quote the legendary Ron Burgundy, "Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast." Now that we're well past the point of no return, it would serve us well to...

GoFundMe set up to assist Inuvik in combating COVID-19 crisis

Residents of Inuvik and beyond who would like to help their neighbours now have a means to donate to the grassroots relief fund. Organized by Mike Lee and Jonathon Michel through the Facebook group 'Caremongering...

NNSL newspapers going to PDF-only

Northern News Services and Canarctic Graphics, which prints our newspapers, made the difficult decision this weekend to suspend print publication until further notice. To do so on the week of our 48th anniversary makes...

Defying coronavirus, Muskrat Jamboree crowns its King and Queen with a fundraising record

2020 might be cancelled and the Inuvik Muskrat Jamboree along with it, but organizers didn't let the COVID-19 crisis or a full-on blizzard stop them from crowning the King and Queen of the Jamboree...