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Climate Action Inuvik marches in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en nation

Environment Canada was issuing extreme cold alerts all week and projecting -40C wind chills, but that didn't stop eight members of Climate Action Inuvik from taking to the streets for their weekly march Feb....

Inuvik Drum – February 20 Edition

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Inuvik woman attacked person in library

A woman was released on time served and put on twelve months probation for a series of thefts and attacking another woman at the Inuvik library. Appearing in custody before Inuvik Territorial Court Feb. 18,...

Drugs, shotguns seized by police in Inuvik hotel room raid

Two people are facing firearm and drug related charges after RCMP executed a search warrant at an Inuvik hotel last week. Acting on information that an Alberta man, released on a recognizance, was breaching release...

Rock Star festival sweeps kids into the sport of curling

They may be shorter than the brooms themselves, but that didn't stop over 60 of Inuvik's most eager young curlers from giving the game a throw at the third annual Rock Star Festival Feb....

Inuvik man threatened to sodomize cop and blow up gas station

An Inuvik man will serve 69 days behind bars for threatening staff at a gas station and police after his arrest. In Inuvik Territorial Court Feb. 4 the man, who Inuvik Drum has chosen not...

EDITORIAL: On positive and negative news

In this week's edition, there is a heavy story that came out of court last week. There has been some feedback on our Facebook page about the frequency of court stories in this publication...

Breaking the stigma of Mental Health, one classroom at a time

Students at East Three School got to join in a teleconference with YouTube personality and mental health writer Joey Kidney Jan. 30 as part of a Canada-wide program called RCMPTalks — a quarterly presentation...

Inuvik Drum – February 13 Edition

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Ship’s Bell of H.M.C.S. Inuvik baptized at Legion

Almost a century of history was commemorated at the Inuvik Legion Feb. 8 as a replica ship's bell was baptized and rung out during a ceremony. McInnes Branch 220 will be the home of the...

Woman barred from wheel for a year after caught driving nearly twice the legal...

A woman will pay a four-digit fine and is barred from driving for a year after being caught behind the wheel in Inuvik at nearly twice the legal limit. In Inuvik Territorial Court, the woman,...

IN PHOTOS: Inuvik flips for Judo

For the first time ever, Inuvik was host to the fifth Arctic Open Judo tournament, a gathering of northern judoka to test out their techniques before heading to the higher tier competitions further south....

Inuvik musician seeks NWT’s help to win national contest

OK Inuvik musician Abe Drennan is hoping the Mackenzie Delta can help elevate his song 'Spirits Soared' to the top 100 of CBC's Searchlight 2020 contest — which would help a non-profit which assists survivors...

Inuvik sending four speed skaters to Arctic Winter Games

Seigna Hult-Griffin admits her march to TeamNT wasn't as nerve wracking as some people's. "I was actually lucky, there was four girls trying out and they take four," she said. "So it was low stress." Seigna...

EDITORIAL: Half of something…

This week our focus was the ongoing story of Town Council's decision to drop, re-visit and then ultimately approve a one-time $500 rate reduction at the town's landfill so an enormous amount of steel...

Mike Zubko airport to get runway extension in planned upgrades

Inuvik's gateway to the world is getting a totally new look as a trio of planned upgrades are slated to start construction next spring. Delegates Delia Chesworth and Tammy Allison explained what was in the...

School lockdown, man arrested in Tsiigehtchic after threatening to obtain a firearm and ‘shoot...

Both of Tsiigehtchic's schools were locked down Feb. 6 after RCMP received a complaint about a man making multiple threats involving using a firearm. Fort McPherson RCMP said they received a phone call Feb. 4...

Inuvik Drum – February 6 Edition

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Robotics club giving free hands-on experience with technology

A free after school program offering children in Grades 3-6 hands-on experience with robotics and programming is proving to be a big hit, with over 30 students checking out the walk-in workshops in the...

Inuvik Town Council grants $500 discount for dumping to EGT Northwind

Town council has re-granted itself the ability to set special dumping rates at the landfill by way of motion and then proceeded to grant a special rate to EGT (E. Gruben's Transportation Ltd.) Northwind. At...
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VIDEO: AJ Abba makes a slam dunk

AJ Abba wowed the crowd with a slam dunk in the twilight hours of the East Three School basketball tournament Jan. 30-Feb. 1.

EDITORIAL: GTC wise to take mining by the horns

This week I was honoured to speak with Gwich'in Tribal Council Grand Chief Bobbie Jo Greenland-Morgan about the GTC's recently signed Mineral Development Strategy. Particularly encouraging for me in our chat was her assertion that...

IN PHOTOS: Arctic Winter Games Trials

Inuvik hosted Arctic Winter Games trials for both traditional northern games and snowshoe racing Jan. 23-25, bringing out over 50 athletes from across the Northwest Territories to vie for a spot at the main...
Charles Klengenberg, IRC Director of Lands , Patrick Gruben, IDC Chair, Duane Smith, IRC Chair and CEO, Shane Thompson, Minister of ENR and Lands, Caroline Cochrane, Premier of the Northwest Territories Bobbie Jo Greenland-Morgan, Grand Chief/President, Gwich’in Tribal Council, Katrina Nokleby, Minister of ITI and Infrastructure, Joy O’Neill, GTC Economic Development Officer, James Thorbourne, GTC Interim Chief Operating Officer. photo courtesy of the Government of the Northwest Territories

Gwich’in Tribal Council and Inuvialuit Regional Corporation sign Mineral Development Strategies

Both of the major players in the Beaufort Delta inked comprehensive Mineral Development Strategies Jan. 21 in Vancouver, providing both the Gwich'in Tribal Council (GTC) and the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) with a road...

Inuvik man sentenced after breaching no-contact order with mother

An Inuvik man was sentenced to time served for two breaches of court-imposed conditions, one of which included not having any contact with his mother. Appearing in custody before Inuvik territorial court Jan. 21, the...

Inuvik Town council backtracks on landfill dumping fee decision

Inuvik Town Council is backtracking on a decision it made just three days ago to kill a bylaw that would have allowed it to give two local companies a $500 per load discount at...

Inuvik man barred from driving for a year

An Inuvik man has lost his driving privileges after pleading guilty to being intoxicated behind the wheel. In Inuvik territorial court Jan. 21, a 35-year-old man, whom Inuvik Drum is choosing not to name because...

Inuvik Drum – January 30 Edition

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Town council opts to keep current landfill tipping structure following heated meeting

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was published in the Jan. 30 edition of the Inuvik Drum, however a more recent development has happened since press time which can be read here. A potential change to the...

Beaufort Delta sending 14 more athletes to Arctic Winter Games

You wouldn't know it from watching him, but Inuvik's Jim Underwood Day was more surprised than anyone else in the room he made TeamNT. "It's a relief," he said. "I've been waiting for the games...