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Lesa Semmler lays out legislative priorities

Inuvik-Twin Lakes MLA Lesa Semmler never pictured herself in politics, but now that she's in the seat she can reflect on how she got here. "I never thought I was going to be in politics,...

EDITORIAL: On that dreaded deficit…

Finance Minister Bill Morneau released his fiscal update Dec. 16 and the usual chorus quickly chimed in its holiday doom predictions. Projections for the deficit in 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 grew by close to $8 billion...

Inuvik Drum – December 19 Edition

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$80 million price tag to replace utilidor system already 30 years past service life

Inuvik still has 6,400 metres of original utilidor in service, with some sections nearing 65 years old, over twice their intended service life. Costs to replace the system are being pegged at $80 million. That's...

Inuvik sending hockey player to Arctic Winter Games

Liam Cardinal will be the Beaufort Sea's sole representative at the bantam division of the 2020 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse this March after emerging as one of 17 players to make the elite...

Yukon gov’t wants to electrify the Dempster

Yukon Territory wants to work with the NWT government to install fast-charging stations along the Dempster as part of its climate change plan, which is on the verge of going live and residents of...

Aklavik man arrested for sexual assault of a minor: RCMP

A 30-year-old Aklavik man has been charged with sexual interference. Police say they received a complaint on Dec. 5 of this year. They allege the man was engaging in sexual acts with a minor for...

EDITORIAL: Nature knows no borders

I noticed a bit of a theme threading through the last few weeks of stories I've been covering — the concept of a border and why it's a silly construct. All borders are effectively psychological....

Inuvik Drum – December 12 Edition

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Town of Inuvik releases survey to pick new name for airport road

  An online survey has been released by the Town of Inuvik with a total of eight options for residents, an increase of six possible names from the original suggestions. Earlier in the month, the Department...

Ulukhaktok votes for new liquor restrictions in Beaufort Delta elections

Voters in Ulukhaktok elected a new board of education, board of directors, council and voted to replace the current liquor restriction system with a new one after 62 votes were cast in favour to...

Northern Games coming home for 50th anniversary

  They've been all across the country and even made a display at the 2010 Winter Olympics, but for their 50th anniversary the Northern Games are coming home to Inuvik. Still in the very early planning...

East Three Secondary School drives up food bank donations

Students at East Three Secondary School are competing for a good cause this holiday season as they ramp up their annual food bank donation drive this month. Students began bringing food in at the start...

EXCLUSIVE: Why was the Yukon government presenting to Inuvik last week?

Representatives from the Yukon government were at the Midnight Sun Complex on Nov. 30 to discuss their climate change strategy, now in its final public draft form. While officially a Yukon government plan, Inuvik and...

RCMP seek public help after lights stolen from Parks Canada vehicles

Inuvik RCMP are investigating a Dec. 1 vehicle theft on a Parks Canada vehicle. Sometime between the evening of Dec. 1 and the morning of Dec. 2, someone removed the LED Light bars from two...

Inuvik Drum – December 5 Edition

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East Three English-30 class fundraising for Holocaust Tour

A dozen graduating students from East Three Secondary School are hoping to take a solemn tour of Holocaust Memorial Sites next June and have launched a fundraising campaign to get there. Every year, English 30-1...

Team Bain eyes the bring prize

They may have just gotten back from nearly two weeks on the road, but Team Bain isn't slowing down. It's been a busy November for the squad of four junior curlers, having taken south to...

Warming Centre having positive impact: RCMP

Inuvik's John Wayne Kiktorak Warming Centre is part of the solution to homelessness in Inuvik. That's the opinion of Inuvik RCMP Cpl. Brennan Woodcock and acting detachment commander, who was asked the impromptu question by...

Man put on probation for phoning elder about his ‘sex dreams’

An Inuvik man was put on two-years probation for repeatedly calling a 75-year-old woman and telling her he had sexual dreams about her. In Inuvik territorial court Nov. 22, Richard McLeod, 46, pleaded guilty to...
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Bluenose-East caribou population declining

Bluenose-East caribou numbers have declined to the point that the herd is now listed as Red, meaning a low population, and the Bluenose-West caribou population remains 'intermediate and decreasing' in Orange status. Caribou of the...

EXCLUSIVE: Bluenose-East Caribou Population declining

Bluenose-East caribou numbers have declined to the point that the herd is now listed as Red, meaning a low population, and the Bluenose-West caribou population remains 'intermediate and decreasing' in Orange status. Caribou of the...

Exclusive: Inuvik man’s dream becomes Elder’s nightmare

He called her fax line, her land line, and messaged her on social media. The 75-year-old Inuvik Elder thought she had escaped the harassment at last when Richard McLeod moved to Edmonton. Then, at 1:30 a.m.,...

Inuvik Drum – November 28 Edition

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Residents brainstorm tourism ideas

More collaboration is needed between all stakeholders to improve tourism, which will have an improvement on investment, prices and other facets of life in the Beaufort Delta region. That was the conclusion of a roundtable...

Woman was behind the wheel three times the legal drinking limit

An Inuvik woman who led police around town while driving three times the legal limit was given a four-digit fine and banned from driving for a year-and-a-half. In Inuvik territorial court Nov. 22, the woman...

Woman who hit son awaiting sentencing

A woman who struck her 13-year-old son while intoxicated will have to wait until March to learn her fate. In Inuvik territorial court Nov. 22, the woman pleaded guilty to one count of assault. Her...

Inuvik man busted driving at three times the legal limit – at 10:30 a.m.

An Inuvik man who was caught behind the wheel three times over the legal blood alcohol limit lost his driving privileges for a year and a half and will pay several thousand dollars in...

FutureXChange group wants to make climate change documentary

Plans are underway for a locally-filmed documentary with hopes to interview local elders on what the environment was like when they were young. Coming out of the FutureXChange project, which has connected Jessie Pascal, Lesli...

Town seeking input on new name for military road

Feedback is welcome by the Town of Inuvik for a new name of a road at the Canadian Forces terminal at the Inuvik Airport. The town has been asked by the federal Department of...