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Restaurant opening begins Tuk tourism conversation

After a decade of emptiness in a small NWT town there a place to sit down and grab a bite to eat. End of the Road Ltd. is placed where the name says: at the...

Fort Smith ski club gets federal boost

Lovers of the white stuff in the Northwest Territories can expect something a little different this year at their local trails. Both the Yellowknife Ski Club and the Fort Smith Ski Club will be getting...

Parsons back in as UNW boss

Todd Parsons has been re-elected as president of the Union of Northern Workers following a vote Oct. 29, marking the beginning of his sixth term as top brass. Parsons, who became the head of the...

First Nation considers farming deal with feds

Members of K'atlodeeche First Nation will be voting later this month on whether to ratify an agreement with the federal government over agricultural benefits in Treaty 8. The Crown's agricultural commitments in Treaty 8 are...

Communications plan for town and authority

A formal communications plan has been established to keep the Town of Hay River up to date on the activities of the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority. Improved communications was discussed when a...

Path of tradition merges with ‘road to future’

Canadian Zinc's long-awaited all-seasons road to its Prairie Creek mine continues to clear regulatory hurdles and could soon mean a green light for tourism and industry opportunities for the Nahanni Butte Dene Band. But the...

Highway opening schedule changes

The Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway opening ceremonies will take place in Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk Wednesday, Nov. 15. They will start with an official opening ceremony at the Midnight Sun Complex at 10:30 a.m. Guests will then attend a...

Preparing for a historic anniversary

Like all Inuvik groups, the ski club has seen fluctuations in interest over the past few years, with last year being particularly down as most of the core group moved on. But the club is...

Two silvers at Spike It!

It always takes a lot of fundraising to get there, but the work paid off for Inuvik athletes at this year’s Spike It! volleyball tournament in Yellowknife. The junior boys and senior girls both took...

Do-gooding on a national scale

Premier Bob McLeod taking the federal government to task for imposing a five-year ban on new offshore exploration licenses in the Arctic has been the hot subject this week. It’s a story few in the...

Reporter witnesses drug sting at hotel

The Inuvik Drum had a ringside seat to a dramatic scene Nov. 6 as an apparent undercover drug investigation unfolded at the Nova Inn. Two criminal events appeared to take place in one day but...

Get ready for the rush

Annie Steen has had the opportunity to use the new Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway to access camping grounds in Husky Lakes over the last year, giving her a tourist’s perspective on the road and how it...

New era of transportation

Life in Tuktoyaktuk used to revolve around the ice road, which saw its last season this past spring. “You were always waiting for it to open so you could get your vital supplies into the...

Tuk highway builder breathes sigh of relief

Hauling the last load of crush signified the end of a project that consumed Kurt Wainman’s life for the past five years. “It’s like someone took a 100-pound dumbbell off my shoulders and threw it...

Remembrance Day ceremonies return to Royal Canadian Legion

Remembrance Day ceremonies will be back at the Royal Canadian Legion on Nov. 11 after a year's absence. Last year, the ceremonies were held at Princess Alexandra School. "It is an honour," said Blake Lawrence, the...

A way to save a life

Naloxone kits – containing a life-saving medication that can temporarily stop or reverse the effects of an opioid overdose – have been available for free in Hay River since January. But Julianne Fuller, a pharmacist...

First Nation returns to band office

K'atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) is back in its regular band office building after about a year away to allow for renovations. Peter Groenen, the chief executive officer with KFN, said the band office reopened for...

Shining bright

It’s a bit of irony that hundreds of people turned out Nov. 4 for Jill Taylor’s service, as those who knew her best agreed that she would never have wanted that much attention.  “I think...

Premier has his ‘isms’ mixed up

Premier Bob McLeod has to come up with a better word. Last week, the premier called for a national debate on the NWT's future, and blasted the federal government for "colonialism" towards Northerners. Hmmm, colonialism? That's an...

Performers needed for Christmas concert

NWT Centennial Library is looking for performers for its annual Christmas concert. The concert, which is for an adult audience, will be held on Dec. 9.

Communications plan for town and authority

A formal communications plan has been established to keep the Town of Hay River up to date on the activities of the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority. Improved communications was discussed when a...

Hay River healthy authority struggling to attract nurses

It's apparently getting more challenging to attract nurses to town. That is the opinion of Leanne Clouthier, a human resources officer with the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority. Speaking on Nov. 1 at a...

ITI hosts trade show on resources, energy

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment is presenting a resources and energy development information trade show at the Legion boardroom on Nov. 9, starting at 2 p.m. and running until 7 p.m. It will...

KFN members to vote on offer on Treaty 8 promise

Members of K'atlodeeche First Nation will be voting later this month on whether to ratify an agreement with the federal government over agricultural benefits in Treaty 8. The Crown's agricultural commitments in Treaty 8 are...

Late Pat Bobinski inducted into NWT Sport Hall of Fame

The late Pat Bobinski of Hay River has been inducted into the NWT Sport Hall of Fame. Bobinski, who died in July, was honoured as a builder in the sport of biathlon. Paul Green represented Bobinski...

Banner days for downtown

The first of 72 new banners was raised on a downtown utility pole on Nov. 3. By the middle of this week, all of the banners are expected to be hanging with most displaying images...

New rules for wildlife tourism

An industry association for cruise operators has created a set of guidelines for tourists to help keep them and the animals safe in their interactions. The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators released the...

The pen is mightier than the government

It takes a lot to get me down, but lately, this damn isolation has been getting me mad, especially in my writing. I only use a special pen, a Sarasa. It is the best...

Public ceremony for highway opening

A ceremony will be taking place for the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk highway opening Nov. 15. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the end of Muskrat Road, where the highway begins. From there, a reception will be...

More constables sought

The RCMP is looking for more constables in Hay River. The request for the required additional funding from the GNWT for such positions is with the government and will be considered in the upcoming budgetary...