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Inuvik family buzzing about sweet new hobby

An Inuvik family is buzzing about their sweet new hobby – honeybee farming. Brenden Cathers and his daughter, Callie Cathers, installed two honeybee hives on their front porch this week. Currently, they have between 10,000 and 15,000...

Proud to be from Tuk

Part of the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway was inside the Donald Kuptana Sr. Memorial Arena in Tuktoyaktuk during celebrations for its opening Wednesday, Nov. 15. A giant mural, made out of the same material that is...

Studying highway resources could bring economic boost

When the United States and Canada announced a joint, five-year moratorium on off-shore oil and gas drilling in Arctic waters last December, the countries' leaders hailed it as a move toward a “strong,” “viable”...
Team Nunavut marches into the opening ceremony of the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., on Feb. 15. Mark Cundict/Canada Winter Games photo

Team NT and Nunavut schedule: Day 3

Here's what Team NT and Nunavut will be up to on Day 3 of the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., on Sunday: All times MST Hockey 9:00 a.m. Team NT vs. Prince Edward Island Nunavut vs. Yukon 7:30...
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 brings home bronze from science fair

Tyra Cockney-Goose brought home a bronze medal from the Canada-Wide Science Fair for her project on sleep deprivation May 18 – the only medal brought home to the NWT this year, and the first in...

Roads End Golf Course celebrates first men’s league season

Inuvik's colder-than-normal summer didn't stop the Roads End Golf Course from hosting its first men's golf league and tournament this summer. Kevin McLeod took first place in the tournament, Andrew Dunbar took second and Steve...

Busy camp for volleyball tryouts

Competition is high this year for spots on the plane trip to Yellowknife for the Spike It! volleyball tournament later this fall, and it might not just be performance on the court that separates...
Coun. Dez Loreen is set to star in his stoner-comedy film, “Below the Treeline”, which he wrote in 2010. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Inuvik town councillor to release stoner-comedy film later this year

Nine years after writing the script, Inuvik town councillor and assistant deputy mayor Dez Loreen is ready to start filming his stoner-comedy film later this summer. After producing multiple minute-long Dead North shorts and other...

Never too old to skate

A mini-skating-daycare service will result in either learning how to stop or a broken leg by Christmas. After overhearing a cousin telling her daughter she wasn’t available to take her skating, Ruth Wright has begun...

Squash catches on

The onset of a dark and cold winter might have finally spurred the interest squash organizers have been looking for in the sport all year, as 23 people participated in a three-day tournament last...

Second dog lost to “unfair and unfortunate” bylaw in Tuktoyaktuk

Chukita Gruben of Tuktoyaktuk is calling for changes to a hamlet bylaw after she alleges the bylaw officer unnecessarily destroyed her dog Friday, Jan. 26. Gruben said she received a call from an elder on Friday...
An image of Planet Labs’ Inuvik ground station site, located at the Canadian Satellite Ground Station Inuvik (CSGSI). Photo courtesy of Planet Labs

Satellite receivers in Inuvik finally being used

After receiving a long-awaited full operating license for their ground station site in Inuvik, Planet Labs is ready to put their satellite receivers to use at last. The San Francisco-based Earth imaging company was granted...

Cultural workshops fill fast

A series of free cultural workshops filled almost immediately after nearly being cancelled. “I emailed my funding people and said I’m going to have to give the money back, I can’t do it,” said Lise...

Town aims to tie tourism to Yukon

Inuvik may be part of the Northwest Territories, but in many ways – most notably tourism – it’s more closely tied to Yukon. That’s why the Town of Inuvik has identified strengthening that tie as...

Recreation training comes to Inuvik

A territory-wide recreation training program made its first stop in Inuvik on Monday. The Recreation North Training Program is put on by Recreation North, which is a partnership between the three territorial recreation and parks...

Scoring that last bucket

They didn’t have an official team name and had to forfeit a couple of matches after sleeping in Saturday morning, but Chris Church’s team came out on top with a hard-fought win in the...

GNWT consults Inuvik community on petroleum legislation updates

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) held a public engagement session in Inuvik to discuss its proposed changes to the Petroleum Resources Act (PRA) and the Oil and Gas Operations Act (OGOA) on...

Inuvik forest firefighters lent a hand in Ontario this summer

Four of Inuvik's forest firefighters lent a hand fighting fires in Ontario this summer. Inuvik’s forest officer Ernie Francis and material management officer Chris Laroque also made the trip. Matthew Lavoie, Jozef Semmler, Keefer Francis and...

Annual Sachs Harbour jamboree a hit

Sachs Harbour - Recreation co-ordinator Doreen Carpenter was just recovering from a busy jamboree in Sachs Harbour. “It went really well,” she said. The community held the kiddie carnival a week before the jamboree. “I don’t think...
Residents and politicians joined members of Climate Action Inuvik for one final march down MacKenzie Road on June 28. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Climate Action Inuvik hosts final march of the season

With summer break officially underway, politicians and residents joined members from the Climate Action Inuvik group for one final march and rally on June 28.  “This is our last march of the season. I just...

East Three students prepare for track and field championships

Inuvik has some fantastic athletic ability among its youth, but not all of those genetically gifted students will be attending...

Grammy winner to perform at Igloo Church

Grammy winning Iroquois artist Joanne Shenandoah is set to perform at Inuvik's Igloo Church Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Shenandoah will perform in a trio with her daughter, Leah, and Thelma Cheechoo. NACC executive director Marie...

Arctic Development Expo feature: Arctic Energy Alliance

For the past 20 years, the Arctic Energy Alliance (AEA) has been helping Northerners implement a number of different energy-efficient systems, products and practices into their homes and businesses. They’re a non-profit organization that has...

Vince Sharpe wins annual golf course fundraiser

Vince Sharpe won the grand prize of $4,000 in the Road's End Golf Course's unique, sold-out annual fundraiser September 15. Steve Krug, outgoing president of the Inuvik Golf Association explained that everyone who purchased a...

Community celebrates rare catch

Residents of Sachs Harbour were delighted by a beluga whale catch on Sept. 4, after waiting all summer for a sighting with little luck. Richard Carpenter spotted three whales near the community while out for...

Territorial gold for Inuvik baker Karis Dekwant

Inuvik's 17-year-old Karis Dekwant brought home a gold medal from the Skills Canada territorial baking competition in Yellowknife last weekend. This isn't the first time she has competed in the Skills Canada competition. "My first...

Inuvik declares November Indigenous Disabilities Awareness Month

The Town of Inuvik declared November Indigenous Disabilities Awareness Month on Oct. 24, following a request from the NWT Disabilities Council to do so. According to the announcement notice from the town, the rate of...

34th annual Inuvialuit Day celebrated

The 34th annual Inuvialuit Day celebrations took place at Jim Koe Park June 5. Lucy Kuptana, director of operations, culture and communications for the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) said the day has been celebrated since...
Children play on one of the structures at Chief Jim Koe Park on May 15. A new summer program introduced later in July will allow Inuvik youth to stay active every day of the week. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

New summer programming for Inuvik youth

Although they won’t be offering a day camp program this summer, the Town of Inuvik is introducing a new summer program to the community in July that will allow youth to stay active every...

Cabinet peppered with questions from community level politicians around NWT

Community representatives had a chance to ask questions of cabinet during the last session of the Northwest Territories Association of Communities meeting last weekend in Inuvik. K'atl'odeeche First Nation Chief Roy Fabian declared oil and...