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Inuvik wind project to offer high source of energy

The Town of Inuvik has the highest dependency on diesel fuel in the NWT but the Inuvik Wind Generation Project is now well on the way to providing an alternative. The Government of Canada and...

New Arctic Region could increase resources, sovereignty

The Department of Fisheries, Oceans (DFO) and the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) announced the creation of a new Arctic Region that will include the four regions of Inuit Nunangat in Inuvik Oct. 24. The new...

Arctic Inspiration Prize nominates first Western Arctic project

A joint submission from the Gwich'in Tribal Council (GTC), the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) and the Aurora Research Institute (ARI) is the first-ever project from the Western Arctic chosen as a finalist for the...
Inuvialuit Regional Corporation office in Inuvik. NNSL file photo

Mounties guarded IRC office last week after alleged threats

Mounties armed with carbine rifles were temporarily on guard outside the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) building in Inuvik last week after threats were allegedly directed at IRC employees, Inuvik Drum has learned. An editor...
Kyra McDonald, a 15-year-old hockey player from Inuvik, is one of many youth female hockey players from across the nation who make up the first all-girl season of the Hit The Ice youth hockey series. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Inuvik hockey player makes her TV debut

Season seven of the Canadian youth hockey series “Hit The Ice” premiered on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) on June 12, and it stars one of Inuvik’s most talented and upcoming hockey players. 15-year-old...

Three Inuvik youth set to play for NWT Basketball

Krish Sharma, Donovan Arey and Dwayne Raddi landed spots on this year's under-15 NWT basketball team. Krish Sharma, 15, said he was shocked when he found out that he made the team. "I knew I had...
An image of the seized items. photo courtesy of the RCMP

Inuvik RCMP seize drugs valued at $53,000, “significant” sum of cash

Responding to an assault call in Inuvik led RCMP to seize 330 grams of crack cocaine valued at $49,000, 220 grams of marijuana worth $4,000, and a "significant" amount of cash, police stated in...

RCMP charge man in Inuvik stabbing

A 39-year-old Inuvik man has been charged following a stabbing in the community that sent one man to hospital. In the early morning hours of May 10, Mounties discovered the man in the Union Street-area...
Federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna, right, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Natan Obed watch as Inuvik drummers and dancers perform a drum dance ceremony prior to the announcement of the National Inuit Climate Change Strategy at Ingamo Hall on June 7. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Inuit-led climate change strategy announced in Inuvik

An Inuit-driven climate change strategy was revealed at Inuvik’s Ingamo Hall Friendship Centre on June 7, which will see Inuit communities and governments across the Inuit Nunangat collaborate to address the growing concerns that...

Forty-four cases of H1N1 confirmed in Inuvik

Since mid-November, there have been 44 confirmed cases of the H1N1 strain of the flu in Inuvik, according to Dr. Matt Quinn, regional public health officer and family physician and the Inuvik Regional Hospital. "It's...
Tyra Cockney-Goose poses with her bronze medal at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Ottawa in 2018. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Parrott

Inuvik student recipient of $25,000 award

An Inuvik student studying at the University of Victoria has had her academic efforts recognized, as she was recently named as one of five recipients of a $25,000 award. Tyra Cockney-Goose, a first-year student who...
George Teepe, a resident of Laguna Niguel in California, poses with his Tesla as it charges outside of an Inuvik resident’s home on June 3. He headed North in his electric car to Tuktoyaktuk on May 16 before arriving in the hamlet on June 4. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

California man believed first to drive electric car to the Arctic

George Teepe celebrated his 84th birthday on June 2 by sleeping in his Tesla electric car in the Peel River region, waiting for the ferry services to open up to take him across the...

Small renovations make a big difference

Joey Amos, manager of Inuvik’s John Wayne Kiktorak Centre, says a newly cleared out office space is now available to external service workers to use to work with residents, making their services more accessible. “Wellness...

Reporter witnesses drug sting at hotel

The Inuvik Drum had a ringside seat to a dramatic scene Nov. 6 as an apparent undercover drug investigation unfolded at the Nova Inn. Two criminal events appeared to take place in one day but...
NWT MP Michael McLeod, left, and territorial delegate for Daughters of the Vote Lesli Kisoun met while she was in Ottawa to spread the word about a threat to Porcupine caribou in Alaska. Photo courtesy of the Office of Michael McLeod

Young Inuvik woman turns back on Trudeau

An Inuvik resident was one of the dozens other young women who turned their back on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the House of Commons on April 3, the day after he booted two...

Fatality on the Dempster Highway south of Fort McPherson

A 22-year-old man died in a two-vehicle collision on the Dempster Highway just before 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. According to Cst. Robert Frizzell of the RCMP North District Media Liaison, the accident occurred approximately...

Cooking up a trip

Eight years after he attended the Dreamcatchers Aboriginal Youth Conference, Michael Ciboci was busy finishing some Chinese takeout to help fundraise for a new crop of youth to head to this year’s event. “Now I’m...
Dalton McLeod from Inuvik completed the 240 kilometre Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay in 11 hours on June 15. Photo courtesy of Paul MacDonald

Inuvik youth completes 240 km cycling event

Before taking on the menacing 240 km Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay solo race event on June 15, the only other long distance race that 17-year-old Dalton McLeod had participated in was a five...

Untangling lights worth it

The warm weather meant Tim Gordon finally got some help putting up his bevy of Christmas lights this year. “Now that it’s warmer, she comes out,” said Gordon, who along with Kelcy McDonald had the...

Botched or otherwise, inquiry raises awareness

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls was always going to be challenged to find a way to actually make a positive impact. First, it’s tackling an issue almost too large to...

Jubilation as Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway opens

People were spilling out of the sides of the Donald Kuptana Sr. Memorial Arena in Tuktoyaktuk for a historic celebration of the opening of the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway on Wednesday, Nov. 15. More than 700 community...
The recent buildup of ice in Kitikmeot waters has made conditions much more challenging for the GNWT's Marine Transportation Services division than when this photo was taken in September 2017. The last barge of the season is unable to get into Kugluktuk or Cambridge Bay, causing a huge headache for businesses, municipal governments and residents who are relying on the delivery of those supplies. photo courtesy of the GNWT

Delta communities express outrage over barge cancellation

Residents in the Beaufort Delta are frustrated with a decision by the GNWT to cancel the Marine Transportation Services barge up through the communities for season deliveries. Ray Ruben, mayor of Paulatuk said he got...

Northern games integral to Tuk history

In Inuvik, the annual festival welcoming the return of the sun brings a smorgasbord of events, from yoga to dancing, fireworks, snow carving and more. Tuktoyaktuk’s festival, named Sikiniq Nuimavia Katijvikput – “As the sun...

Specialist brought in to find pool leak

An ongoing leak at the Midnight Sun Complex (MSC) pool forced the Town of Inuvik to bring in a leak detection specialist last weekend and required closing the pool for three days. “Certain areas are...

Cup returns to E3SS

Keenen Wolki and his team of East Three Secondary School students hoisted the school’s miniature Stanley Cup last week, winning the final game of floor hockey intramurals in the season-ending playoffs. The Cup was presented...

Nine repping Beaufort Delta

Forty players competed to make the bantam boys' hockey team at the Arctic Winter Games trial last weekend in Inuvik, with about half making the cut. “All the kids are working hard and battling hard,”...

Last newspaper, last thoughts

After about one and a half years as editor of the Drum, I’m leaving the paper but staying in Inuvik, because it’s a great town. I notice a lot of former mayors, GNWT employees...
East Three Secondary Students Cheyenne Gully, right, and Lynelle Pedroso were just two of the hundreds of community members who marched in Inuvik’s second annual Pride Parade on June 8. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Hundreds march in Inuvik’s second annual Pride Parade

More than 200 community members marched in Inuvik’s second annual Pride Parade on June 8, which was organized by East Three Secondary School’s Aurora Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) club. “A pride parade in Inuvik is...

Inuvik Minor Softball League to start up after hiatus

A group of Inuvik parents are re-starting the minor softball league after being on hiatus for a few years. "We thought we would stop complaining and start organizing," said Janelle Glemser, president of the new...