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Inuvik Curling looks to a new a generation with Rocks and Rings in schools

As elementary school students threw their first stones on Wednesday and Thursday, Inuvik curlers are hoping it sparks a new passion for the sport. Part of the Rocks and Rings in-school curling training session, gym...

Wrestling camp plans to headlock Inuvik youth centre

Anyone who's dreamed of standing on the ropes and body slamming a professional wrestler now has their shot. Totally Arctic Wrestling is hosting a training camp slated for the Youth Centre from Oct. 18 to Oct....

Inuvik Drum – October 10 Edition

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Women’s 3,500-km paddle ends four-month trek in Northwest Territories

Janne Robinson watched from the shore of Tuktoyaktuk as two exhausted paddlers appeared over the ocean’s horizon Thursday. Filmmaker Dianne Whelan and her partner, Louisa, who is Janne’s mother, were making the final strokes of...

Inuvik-trained youth to reach thousands on climate change action

Gwich’in youth from across Canada flew into Inuvik for a three-day session this week. Their mission: bring climate change leadership back to their home communities. FutureXChange, which kicked off Thursday and wraps later today, is...

To create Iglu Sessions, it takes a village

When singer-songwriter Abe Drennan released his album Iglu Sessions in August, it was an overdue end to an unexpected journey. The local teacher started writing four years ago, believing it would be a six-month stint...

Regional futsal camp kicks off

Youth across the region laced up for a futsal camp at East Three this weekend. For head coach Julia Phelan and assistant coach Thomas Laboucan-Avirom, it was more than quick primer on indoor soccer. The...

Crystal Fraser earns PhD for local residential school history

There are no books on the history of the region’s residential schools, and only two on the entire country. And Crystal Fraser — who became the first Gwichya Gwich'in to get a doctorate from University...

Inuvik Drum – October 3 Edition

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Semmler runs away with Inuvik-Twin Lakes

Lesa Semmler has cruised to a convincing victory in Inuvik Twin Lakes. Securing an early lead, Semmler watched results with bated breath alongside friends and family at her home on Tuesday night. Once the polls...
Former Nunakput MLA Jackie Jacobson

Jacobson returns to assembly with win in Nunakput

Jackie Jacobson has returned. "It was tough campaign. It was a tough month for all of us," he said, explaining half the candidates were all related. "(All the candidates) wanted what's best for the people....

Diane Thom wins Inuvik-Boot Lake

Diane Thom has become one of a record nine women elected to the Northwest Territories legislature. Sher collected 239 votes to 179 for Eugene Rees and Desmond Loreen, who took 94 votes, and Jimmy Kalinek, who...

DEZ LOREEN: Inuvik Boot Lake: Disclosing premier and cabinet vote

After Nahendeh incumbent Shane Thompson announced Thursday that, if re-elected, he would support Jackson Lafferty, MLA for Monfwi, as premier, NNSL media sent the following question by email to all 58 candidates in the...

Siblings fight crime in Inuvik mystery novel

RCMP Cst. Jasper Nelson’s father makes a deathbed admission: his son has an illegitimate sister. It’s one of the opening moments of Ketsia Lessard’s novel On Duty, which was released this spring. Following that scene,...

Distance between Yellowknife and Inuvik grows at candidates forum

Inuvik MLA hopefuls clung tightly to longstanding grievances with the territorial government and a centralized bureaucracy during Thursday night’s forum. Hosted by Climate Action Inuvik in East Three Secondary Gym, Boot Lake and Twin Lakes...

Early November to ring in 911 emergency phone service

A new 911 system is set to save lives, according to assistant fire marshal Rick Lindsay. Speaking to Inuvik town council on Monday, he laid out the basics of dialing 911 in the region, which...

Permafrost melt slumps along Dempster Highway

On any given a week up to 15 Manitoulin trucks rattle up the Dempster Highway to Inuvik, hauling the groceries and goods that make up thousands of residents' livelihoods. “The state of the Dempster definitely...

Gwich’in lacrosse player Thomas Hoggarth’s ‘love of the game’

At press time, Gwich’in athlete Thomas Hoggarth is confident about his prospects. That means he and the Iroquois National Team will likely leave the 2019 World Lacrosse Men’s Indoor World Championship in Langley, B.C. with...

Nunakput candidates sound off on unusable fuel

Paulatuk Mayor Ray Ruben Sr. estimates that it has almost been a month since his community received a substandard fuel shipment from the Government of Northwest Territories. His hamlet is one of three fly-in communities...

Inuvik Drum – Sept. 26 Edition

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Inuvik youth protest climate change

On Friday, dozens of youth and community members in Inuvik joined millions of protesters worldwide to urge world leaders to take bolder action on climate change. The march started at East Three Secondary School, stopped...

Inuvik Drum – Sept. 19 Edition

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Inuvik Town Council scuttles RCMP housing development

Council voted unanimously Wednesday evening to nix the proposed development of RCMP duplexes on Carmichael Drive. Speaking to council on Monday evening, neighbors urged against the proposed eight RCMP duplexes and an additional single home....

Community members march for suicide prevention in Inuvik

Dozens of students and community members marched through downtown Tuesday afternoon to end the stigma around suicide. Community members raised signs like "Suicide Stops Here" and "Tomorrow Needs You" to build support for those affected...

‘Not the nine-to-five, paycheque every two weeks kind of girl’

Mary Beckett, an Inuvik-based businesswoman and devoted New Democrat, has officially joined the federal race. The NWT NDP hosted an official acclamation party on Wednesday evening at the North Star Building of the Union of...

Inuvik Drum – Sept. 12 Edition

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‘Because I’m going to win’: Inuvik’s Mary Beckett talks election hopes

On Wednesday — within a hair’s breadth of an election — the NDP will be the last party in the riding to nominate a candidate. Inuvik’s Mary Beckett is one of over 80 candidates the...

Neighbours turn out against RCMP duplexes

Inuvik town council was packed Monday evening as residents crowded to express concern over a proposed development of RCMP duplexes on Carmichael Drive. A relatively quiet neighbourhood that attracts buyers for its single home residences...

Inuvik’s Mary Beckett seeks NDP nomination for NWT

The NWT New Democratic Party plans to acclaim Inuvik resident Mary Beckett as their candidate for the upcoming federal election. According to a Thursday news release, Beckett will seek acclamation on Sept. 11 in Yellowknife...

NACC presents four shows in Inuvik

The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) is bringing an eclectic mix of drama, music and dance to Inuvik this season. NACC executive and artistic director Marie Coderre said it will be an opportunity for...