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Feds to spend $150 million on Inuvik Airport forward operating base

Ottawa committed to spending $150 million over five years to extend the Inuvik Airport runway by 3000 feet and and to install landing improvements, it announced Wednesday. Harjit Sajjan, minister of national defense, and MP...

Solo kayaker paddles from Fort Providence to Inuvik in 18 days

For 18 days, Alex McEwan woke up most mornings with freezing hands. On a solo kayak journey down the Mackenzie River, he had a small window of time before his hands stopped working. He acted...

Indigenous organizations finalize Porcupine Caribou User Agreement

Thirty four years since the Porcupine Caribou User Agreement was first considered, eight Indigenous organizations finalized the plan on August 27, signalling a key strategy for the herd as other populations drop precipitously. The agreement,...

Community greenhouse plans year-round garden

On August 22, the community greenhouse received a helping hand. Its roof, suffering from rain and water damage on the building's commercial side, needed patch repairs. Solvest, which is installing solar panels in the community,...

Reflecting on the Western Canada Summer Games

When track and field coach Kenzie McDonald travelled to the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., this month, it was the culmination of months of training. He arrived on August 13, and met...

Climate youth leaders travel through Beaufort Delta

A six-day trip through the Beaufort Delta made a changing climate bracingly tangible for roughly a dozen youth leaders this week. Running from August 22 to 28, Ecology North's Young Leaders' Summit on Northern Climate...

Mayor of Ulukhaktok calls out housing corporation

Ulukhaktok Mayor Laverna Klengenberg grilled the NWT Housing Corporation in an August 19 open letter over unresponsiveness and poor unit conditions. Addressed to Alfred Moses, the minister responsible for the housing corporation, and copying Nunakput...

Inuvik Drum – August 22 Edition

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SPORTS TALK: Floyd Daniels was a friend to softball and a friend to me

The glare. That was my first encounter with Floyd Daniels. It was at the 2008 NWT Men's Fastpitch Championship in Hay River. I had just been installed as the umpire-in-chief for NWT Softball the month prior...

Inuvik barbershop reports break-in, theft

When Styles & Tangles owner Hamza Alhihi arrived at his business on 11 a.m. Saturday morning, he found a broken window and an open door. Entering the building, he found the cash register missing,  along...

Housing Corporation builds rental units for RCMP

The RCMP are receiving 45 new market rental units across NWT courtesy of the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation, a GNWT news release announced Friday. In Inuvik, 17 units will be built, in addition to six...

Sallie Ross will run for Inuvik Twin Lakes

Sallie Ross is the second candidate hoping to replace Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod as the representative for Inuvik Twin Lakes. Ross, who’s worked as a nurse and the regional manager of an income security...

‘The Dene Nation wants a new blueprint for housing’ 

“Enormous” housing pressures felt across the territory won’t be relieved unless communities are given more control of how federal dollars are spent, says Dene national chief Norman Yakeleya. “The relationship with housing and the territorial...

Housing Minister Alfred Moses will not seek reelection

Housing Minister Alfred Moses told family and friends over social media that he would not seek reelection on Wednesday. Moses, who was first elected as MLA for Inuvik Boot Lake in 2011, previously worked as...

Inuvik Drum – August 1 Edition

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SPORTS TALK: Thinking caps on, kids … time to save Team North

Alright, so the Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT is no longer looking after the bill for Team North at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships. In all honesty, I don't blame them for going...

Great Northern Arts festival announces schedule

Inuvik The Great Northern Arts Festival (GNAF) has announced their special projects and performance schedule for the upcoming July 12 to 20 event. This year there will be special presentations from the Inuit Art Foundation on...

Protecting cultural heritage

As climate change threatens communities and historic sites on the Arctic coast, a researcher is using maps to work with communities to identify what should be saved. “There are all kinds of impacts taking place,”...

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...

Inuvik RCMP investigating after 17 solar panels damaged

Police in Inuvik are asking for the public’s help after 17 solar panels were damaged in the community over the weekend. The solar panels were damaged at the Children First Centre, located on Kingmingya Road,...

EDITORIAL: Marking Inuvialuit Day

June 5 will mark the 35th anniversary of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement, when control over lands and resources returned to the Inuvialuit people. Northerners celebrate the day as one of the major milestones of the...

No medals, but Team NWT building experience for Skills Canada nationals in Vancouver next...

Of the 21 Team NWT participants at Skills Canada nationals in Halifax this week, many went up against the best in the country for the first time. "This year we were a large number of...

Inuvik’s Devon Burgess has some big ideas and goals on his plate

Living in the North can put a Skills Canada competitor at a disadvantage. Take Inuvik's Devon Burgess, for example. For him to practice prior to the cooking event at the national championships in Halifax was...

Kaylin Harder has designs on a Skills Canada medal

Kaylin Harder nimbly assembles pieces of cotton fabric with a hot iron next to her. She's creating a transformative dress at Skills Canada nationals in Halifax on Tuesday. Her garment will have zippers on the...

The new great age of British hockey … yes, it’s a thing

It's incredible what the offer of free beer will do to people. A brewery in North Carolina had one of its delivery vans stolen in the early hours of May 20, leading to quite the...

17 ounces of crack seized at Inuvik airport; 17-year-old male charged

A 17-year-old male faces drug trafficking charges after Mounties say they seized 17 ounces of crack cocaine in Inuvik last week. The “large amount” of drugs was seized at the Inuvik Mike Zubko Airport on...

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...
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...

Inuvik RCMP seize crack cocaine and cash

Police in Inuvik confiscated close to 200 grams of crack cocaine and approximately $2,000 in cash on the afternoon on March 28. William Powell, a 24-year-old man from Mississauga, Ont., has been arrested and charged with...

Inuvik RCMP search for suspect after alleged arson at apartment complex

Inuvik RCMP are searching for a suspect following an alleged arson incident at an apartment complex in the community this morning. Mounties were called to the Lakeview Apartment Complex, located at 20 Boot Lake Road,...