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David and Elaine Ross are planning on running an “Alpha Home Gathering” program right from their living room, starting on May 15. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Inuvik residents hoping to explore faith with community members

An Inuvik couple is inviting community members into their home to sit down, eat and discuss any questions they might have about Christianity and their own faith in God. Starting May 15, David and Elaine...
Dave Bernhardt has been volunteering with the Inuvik Fire Department for 39 years, and had his services celebrated when he was awarded with the Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association Municipal Long Service Award by his fellow firefighters on May 4. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Inuvik firefighter receives exemplary award

Inuvik firefighters honoured one of department’s most seasoned and beloved veterans with a Canadian volunteer fire services award at the 2019 Inuvik Firefighter’s Ball on May 4. Dave Bernhardt has been with Inuvik’s fire department...
Anibe Abba, a member of Climate Action Inuvik, helps a customer pack up their groceries in their recently acquired reusable bag that they received for free from Northmart on May 3. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Climate action group distributes reusable bags to Northmart customers

After raising concerns over single-use plastic with the manager of the local Northmart last month, members of Climate Action Inuvik were invited to the store on May 3 to hand out two free reusable...
The girls soccer team from East Three Elementary School that represented Inuvik at the 2019 Junior Super Soccer tournament in Yellowknife from April 26 to 28. Top row, from left to right: Maryssa Camacho, Courtlyn Furlong-Clark, Blaise Mitchell, Casey Gruben, Abygail McDonald, Alexandria Testart, Zoe Hansen, Josie McConnell. Bottom row: Petra Jellema. Photo courtesy of Maryssa Camacho

Inuvik shines at junior soccer tournament

Although they didn’t come away with gold, the coaches for East Three Elementary School’s boys' and girls' soccer teams both agreed that this year was one of the more successful runs that the school...
Aaron Hemens is the editor of the Inuvik Drum.

More than just a game

It was a cold and windy day down by Shell Lake on April 23, but that didn't stop the kids from playing hockey one last time on the outdoor rink. As the players engaged in...
Keith Verbonac, a grade 12 student at East Three Secondary School, participated in his final play, where he played the part of the sheriff of Nottingham in the theatre program’s production of Robin Hood. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Two Inuvik students say goodbye to theatre program

As the cast and crew of East Three Theatre's production of Robin Hood took their final curtain call on April 27, two of the program's most experienced actors stood before the crowd for the...
Parents, coaches and players all came out to the final outdoor skate that hosted at Shell Lake on April 23. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Inuvik youth have one last skate

With warmer days on the horizon, Inuvik youth took the ice one last time to play some pickup hockey down by the outdoor rink on Shell Lake on April 23. Around 20 kids between the...
Darryl Froese, project manager for the Dempster Fibre Project, answers a question from the audience during an open-house presentation on the Yukon government’s Dempster Fibre Project in Inuvik on April 24. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Fibre optic line project previewed in Inuvik

Members of the Dempster Fibre Project team hosted an open house presentation in Inuvik on April 24 to answer any questions residents might have about the project. The proposed project is a 777-km fibre optic...

Housing issues raised at Northern summit

More funding is required to acquire more houses and units in order to reduce the growing numbers on the public housing waitlist, NWT Housing Corporation president and CEO Tom Williams told those at the...
Aaron Hemens is the editor of the Inuvik Drum.

Healing together as a community

I learned a lot about the Inuvik Community Greenhouse this past weekend, thanks to a nice discussion that I had with Ray Solotki, the greenhouse's executive director. The greenhouse is a great place for any...
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...
Mackenzie Hicks pours maple syrup over her pancakes during the opening of the 20th gardening season for the Inuvik Community Greenhouse on April 20. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Inuvik greenhouse enters 20th gardening season

To celebrate the opening of its 20th gardening season, the Inuvik Community Greenhouse hosted an Easter egg hunt and free pancake breakfast for community members on April 20. Seeds, starter supplies, soil, pots and cages...
Amanda Grobbecker, a master trainer for the DANCEPL3Y physical literacy program, facilitates a session for kids at the Midnight Sun Complex on April 18. The worldwide program helps to develop physical literacy through dancing and fundamental movement skills. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

DANCEPL3Y gets Inuvik residents moving

Sessions for a popular dance and physical literacy program were offered to community members for free last week, getting families out of the house and grooving to some of the radio’s most popular tunes. 'DANCEPL3Y'...
Bailey Allen, a grade 4 student at East Three Elementary School, holds up an apple and a “smiley” during the school’s celebration of Healthy Snack Day on April 18. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Healthy snack day promotes importance of oral health

Students at East Three Elementary School were treated with apples and cheese as they celebrated Healthy Snack Day on April 18, which is one of the many initiatives that the school promotes during National...
Aaron Hemens is the editor of the Inuvik Drum.

Vendors are critical to the community

Andy and Rania Crowther took Bon Cafe with them as they left for Calgary earlier this week. Not only is their departure a huge blow to the Arctic Market, but it’s a great loss...
Glen Brake, the founder of Inuvik’s Western Arctic School of Music, poses with instruments that he’ll be shipping out to Paulatuk’s Angik School. He’s also helping to set up similar music programs in communities such as Aklavik and Fort McPherson. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Inuvik music school offers helping hand to neighbouring communities

Students at Angik School in Paulatuk can find soon themselves sitting in a music classroom learning how to play an instrument, thanks to the help of Inuvik’s Western Arctic School of Music (WASM). In addition...
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...
Jay Bretana slam dunks a basketball during a Jr. NBA basketball clinic hosted at East Three Elementary School’s gym on April 13. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Basketball program a slam dunk for Inuvik youth

A nation-wide basketball program for Canadian youth that made its way to Inuvik for the first time earlier this year continues to attract a high volume of young ballers to the court every weekend. Canada’s...
Rania (left) and Andy Crowther launched Bon Café three years ago, a cafe that specializes in pastries and espresso. The two left Inuvik earlier in the week for Calgary, leaving their behind their business as well. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Popular Inuvik cafe owners leave town

The owners of a local fan favourite café packed up and left town earlier this week, leaving a hole in Inuvik’s Arctic Market scene that will be tough to fill. Andy and Rania Crowther, the...
Aaron Hemens is the editor of the Inuvik Drum.

The youth can make a difference

Last week, I sat down with some elementary students who are members of Inuvik's climate action group, and one of them made a comment that made me upset. "I know that we're always going to...
A ski-doo racer flies around the corner of the race track for the men’s ski-doo race that took place down by the river site on April 6. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Celebrating the 62nd Muskrat Jamboree (Photo Feature)

From April 5 to 8, Inuvik celebrated the 62nd annual Muskrat Jamboree through a wide variety of events. Hundreds of community members and visiting residents participated in the Jamboree’s games for a chance to...
William Day (left) and Ashlyn Hendrick, the king and queen of the 2019 Muskrat Jamboree, cut out pieces of cake that were served to guests during the event’s opening ceremonies on April 5. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Inuvik celebrates 62nd annual Muskrat Jamboree

Hundreds of individuals from neighbouring communities – and even from countries as far as Japan – flocked to Inuvik earlier this week as the town celebrated the 62nd annual Muskrat Jamboree. From April 5 to...
Marion Macé, the manager of Inuvik’s Community Greenhouse, will be helping to facilitate the organization’s 12-week-long healthy eating and lifestyle program, “FoodFit”, which begins later this month. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Inuvik greenhouse launching healthy living program

Later this month, the Inuvik Community Greenhouse will introduce a 12-week-long healthy eating and lifestyle program to help community members get into the habit of making healthier choices. Greenhouse manager Marion Macé said the “FoodFit” program...
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...
Rachel Blakeston, a grade four student at East Three Elementary School, was just one of many students to participate in a meeting with Kevin Giesbrecht, the manager of the local Northmart, at the town’s council chambers on April 3. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Northmart’s plastic usage challenged by Inuvik youth

Inuvik youth continue their push for a plastic-free community, most recently taking their message to the store manager of the local Northmart at a meeting hosted in town council chambers on April 3. Kevin Giesbrecht,...
Aaron Hemens is the editor of the Inuvik Drum.

Right to question downtown weed shop

During a town council public hearing at the Midnight Sun Complex on March 27, only one Inuvik councillor rejected the idea of allowing a cannabis retail store to potentially set up shop in Inuvik's...
Erik Suguitan poses with his two-year-old blue nose pitbull named Siren. The dog had gone missing while Suguitan and his family were on vacation in the Philippines last month. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Missing dog returns home to Inuvik family

With the help of community members, an Inuvik family has been reunited with its dog after the dog’s sitter allegedly sold her while the family was on vacation. Erik Suguitan, the owner of a two-year-old...
Louie Goose (left) glances over at David Ross (right) as they perform a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Proud Mary” during the Western Arctic School of Music’s first open mic event on March 30. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Inuvik’s music school hosts first open mic event

Musicians and music lovers from all corners of Inuvik came out to the Western Arctic School of Music (WASM) on March 30 to tune into some local talent during the school’s first open mic...
Tessa Jenks presents her french science project on daltonisme (colour blindness) to Kenzie MacDonald, a judge and organizer for the Beaufort Delta regional learning fair, at East Three Secondary School on March 27. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Inuvik hosts second annual regional learning fair

East Three Secondary School hosted the second annual Beaufort Delta regional learning fair on March 27, featuring more than 30 projects by students from communities across the region. This year’s fair consisted of 25 science-based...
Members from Inuvik’s Team Bain female junior curling team introduced the sport to 12 young girls during a curling night on March 27. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Junior curlers share their knowledge with Inuvik youth

In an effort to attract a younger demographic to the sport, members of Inuvik’s Team Bain female junior curling team facilitated a curling night for budding curlers at the town’s curling club on March...