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Chief Jim Koe Park redesign to possibly involve Aurora College

Plans for the new Chief Jim Koe Park are vastly under budget for what the town of Inuvik wants to accomplish with the redesign, prompting the architectural firm to ask council for permission to...

Geoweek puts Geography on Inuvik’s map

What does reading a map, flying a drone, tracking caribou with radio signals and taking radar images from space all have in common? They're all aspects of the sciences of Geography and Geomatics (GIS) —...

Town seeks residents input on new gateway sign

Three design concepts for a new gateway sign have been released to the public and the Town of Inuvik is trying to decide which will become the next big welcome for visitors to the...

Man in Edmonton hospital after ‘aggravated’ assault in Inuvik

An Inuvik man has been charged with aggravated assault after a 34-year-old man was airlifted to Edmonton with non-life threatening injuries. At approximately 7:54 a.m. on Nov. 13, police received a call about a violent...

Fort McPherson boy presents letter to council with three pages of signatures

A young man in Fort McPherson got a taste of how government works as he presented a letter to hamlet council Nov. 6. Zandar Koe, 9, was hoping to play hockey in the arena during...

Inuvik Drum – November 14 Edition

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EXCLUSIVE: Fort McPherson boy presents letter to council with three pages of signatures

A young man in Fort McPherson got a taste of how government works as he presented a letter to hamlet council Nov. 6. Zandar Koe, 9, was hoping to play hockey in the arena during...

Thom excited to be named Deputy Premier

Inuvik-Boot Lake MLA Diane Thom said she was pleasantly surprised when Premier Caroline Cochrane phoned her and told her she was going to be her Deputy Premier. "She called in all her cabinet and we...

EDITORIAL: To drill or not to drill?

This week I attended a meeting to update local stakeholders on the progress of research into the many ecosystems of the Beaufort Sea and the potential impacts of oil and/or gas exploration, which has...

East Three junior high students take to the woods to learn math

Grade 7 students at East Three School got some hands-on education last week as students from both classes conducted scientific experiments and math problems while simultaneously learning traditional knowledge and setting up a safe...

Beaufort drilling scientific assessment nearly complete

A three-year assessment of the impacts of drilling for oil and gas near and off shore is nearly complete, with the Beaufort Regional Strategic Environmental Assessment to be finished March 31, 2020. Researchers and government...

Inuvik man fined for poaching polar bear in 2018

An Inuvik man was fined $1,500 for killing a polar bear without a tag last year. In NWT Territorial Court in Yellowknife, Aug. 26, 31-year-old Justin Elias was found guilty of killing the bear without...

EDITORIAL: Conversations the first step to Remembrance

I never had a lot of time with my grandfather — he died when I was very young. But I did hear many of his stories over the years, particularly in relation to the Second...

Police investigate sudden death in Inuvik

Inuvik RCMP is investigating a sudden death in the community. According to police, first responders rushed to a residence at about 9:58 p.m. Tuesday and found an unresponsive 54-year-old man. He was pronounced dead at...

Inuvik Drum – November 7 Edition

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Eagles fly high at Spike It! volleyball tournament in Yellowknife

East Three Secondary School's Eagles volleyball teams flew back from Yellowknife on top of the world after both U15 teams claimed the tier 2 championship while the U19 boys took the bronze medal and...

Inuvik Youth brainstorm waste reduction strategies

A waste reduction pizza party at the Inuvik Youth Centre Oct. 30 showed youth in Inuvik are wasting no time in coming up with ways to minimize the town's trash. Over a dozen kids dropped...

Wise Woman Eunice Nasogaluak has deep roots

When Eunice Nasogaluak was first offered the recognition of the NWT Status of Women Council's Beaufort Delta Wise Woman of 2019, her initial response was quite humble. "I was in shock for a bit. I...

Speaker Freddy Blake Jr. says Facebook furor all a big misunderstanding

Frederick Blake Jr., the newly acclaimed Speaker of the legislative assembly, says a vague Facebook apology he posted Nov. 1 was in response to a misunderstanding that blew out of proportion on social media. In...

Tsiigehtchic inches closer to hamlet status

A petition to change the charter community of Tsiigehtchic to a hamlet is picking up steam. On Oct. 29 a representative from the department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) presented an information session to...

Inuvik Drum – October 31 Edition

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Blizzard closes Ulukhaktok airport for seven hours

Heavy snowfall across the Beaufort Sea Oct. 28 and 29 closed Ulukhaktok Airport for seven hours. The storm system triggered three blizzard warnings, with Ulukhaktok, Paulatuk and Sachs Harbour taking the brunt of the snowfall. Environment...

EDITORIAL: NWT should capitalize on Alberta cuts

Normally, Halloween scares are supposed to be fun, but this last week my friends back home woke up to a very real horror story as the Alberta government released a Carthaginian budget that raises...

New speaker eager to hear constituents concerns

Newly-minted speaker of the house Freddy Blake Jr. says he has a pretty good idea what his constituents are expecting out of the new legislative assembly, but he is eager to get out and...

Diane Thom looks forward to seeing other side of table in NWT cabinet

It's been a busy couple of weeks for Diane Thom. Fresh off her election as MLA for Inuvik-Boot Lake, Thom was elected to the executive of the legislative assembly Oct 24 following two rounds of...

Blizzard warning issued for Beaufort Delta communities

Blizzard conditions that have developed in Paulatuk are expected to spread throughout the Beaufort Delta region Monday. According to Environment Canada, blizzard conditions with poor visibility in snow and blowing snow are expected. "A strong low...

RCMP reminding people to stay safe this Halloween

With Halloween fast approaching, RCMP are reminding kids young and old to practise smart safety tips to help keep the day spooky and not scary. Cst. Tyler Smith cautioned parents to make sure they go...

Assaults down, but crimes in September up from last year

While Inuvik RCMP fielded fewer calls in relation to assault-crimes, overall the department fielded 78 more calls for service in September 2019 than the previous year. That was one of the highlights of the RCMP...

Girls take centre ice at Regional Hockey School

It was a busy weekend at the Midnight Sun Complex Oct. 24 to 27 as the Inuvik Regional Hockey School took to the ice, bringing a record number of athletes from around the Beaufort...

Inuvik Drum – October 24 Edition

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