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EDITORIAL: Knowledge is the toolbox for everything you do

This week, I had the opportunity to speak with Education Minister RJ Simpson about graduation levels and ways to improve the graduation rate for Indigenous students, as highlighted as a major failure of the...

Education Minister visits East Three School and Aurora Campus in Cabinet tour blitz

Education Minister RJ Simpson only got a fleeting glimpse of how education is handled in the Beaufort Delta, but he liked what he saw. "I was here for an hour-and-a-half and I didn't get to...

Inuvik town council passes “public behaviour” bylaw

Inuvik bylaw officers and RCMP will now be able to issue fines for spitting, loitering and public urination after a public behaviour bylaw passed unanimously at Town Council's Feb. 26 meeting. Councillors voted 6-0, with...

Man put teenager into headlock until she was dizzy

A man who avoided trial by pleading guilty to nearly choking out a minor with a headlock will serve a 30-day jail sentence on weekends. In Inuvik Territorial Court Feb. 18, the man, who the...

Residents vote to name airport road in memory of veteran

A road at Mike Zubko airport in Inuvik that Canadian Forces asked the town to name on its behalf will be called Anderson Road in memory of Cpl. Jordan Anderson, who died serving Canada...

Inuvik man sentenced for false alarm and fire extinguisher prank

A prank involving pulling a fire alarm and playing with a fire extinguisher lead to a resisting arrest charge and 30 hours of community service for an Inuvik man. In Inuvik territorial court, the 20-year-old...

Inuvik Drum – February 27 Edition

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Homelessness expert cautions Inuvik against passing Public Behaviour bylaw

A two-time Yellowknife city councillor and 15-year veteran of outreach with homelessness is cautioning town council from passing a Public Behaviour bylaw, which is up for final vote tonight at Inuvik town council's regular...

Tuktoyaktuk man spat on spouse and slapped cop while handcuffed

A Tuktoyaktuk man will spend three months under house arrest for slapping a cop and spitting on his spouse. In Inuvik Territorial Court Feb. 20, the offender, who Inuvik Drum is not naming to protect...

Coroner’s Inquest into death of Richard Binder Jr set for March 3

A three-day coroner's inquest into the death of Richard Binder Jr. will begin March 3 at the Mackenzie Hotel. The NWT Coroner service announced the inquest in a Feb. 24 press release. Following the inquest,...

Gwich’in Immersion program helping youth take root in their culture

A group of toddlers sits transfixed on the hands of an elder as she kneads dough and sings to herself in Gwich'in. Finally, once it is flattened, she walks out of the room to...

Rock The Rings festival brings youth curlers together

Is there a future Jamie Koe or Kerry Galusha out there somewhere in the NWT? There may have been earlier this month. NWT Curling hosted its inaugural Rock The Rings curling festival in Yellowknife from...

Midnight Sun Complex hosts 19th annual Gwich’in Cup

Four days. 38 games. 17 teams. Nine communities, 201 athletes and as many medals. And a new record for females athletes — 40 girls from age five to 18 strapped on their skates for the...
Margaret Dawn Anderson is the NWT’s new senator, as announced Dec. 12. Photo courtesy of Margaret Dawn Anderson.

NWT Senator Anderson calls for Senator Beyak to be expelled

Senator Margaret Dawn Anderson is calling for the expulsion of fellow Senator Lynn Beyak from the Red Chamber. Anderson, the Northwest Territories' lone representative, said she was both in support of recommendations of a Jan....

EDITORIAL: Some things only change when they have to

This week members of Climate Action Inuvik didn't let below -40 C windchills stop them from taking to the streets and standing up for what they believed in. They have been doing Friday afternoon marches...

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...