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The Rankin Inlet business community has a new member after Nitsik Leasing and Sales held its grand opening last week in Rankin Inlet. A customer...

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...

Farming in Yellowknife

After years of discussion, Yellowknife is finally developing an urban agriculture strategy. Urban agriculture, as defined by the city, is “the growing and raising of...

Taloyoak man charged after several shots fired

A 21-year-old Taloyoak man faces several charges, including discharging a firearm with the intent to endanger life, following a shooting incident in the community...

Party time for Growing Together

Growing Together hosted an Easter party on April 12 at the Rec Centre. The gathering – appropriately called Hoppy Easter Party – was for children...

Feds pledge $100K for accessible washroom at Northern United Place

The NWT Community Services Corporation in Yellowknife is receiving $100,000 in federal funding to build an accessible washroom in Northern United Place, announced Liberal MP Michael...

Lone goose arrives early in Yellowknife

  A lonesome goose has been causing a stir in Yellowknife. Many residents have reported seeing the bird in recent weeks, including former NWT commissioner Tony...

Yellowknife RCMP charge 2 in weekend Taser incident

Yellowknife RCMP have charged two men in connection with a weekend incident that saw RCMP use a Taser to subdue and arrest a suspect...

Fort McPherson man pleads guilty to manslaughter

A Fort McPherson man charged in the death of a 32-year-old man last summer has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after reaching a plea agreement...

Climate change has mental health risks, says Yellowknife doctor

In 2014, the Northwest Territories saw its worst wildfire season since the 1990s, with three million hectares of land burned in one summer. While the...

‘I felt like I was criminalized just for being a victim’

She was stabbed repeatedly in her home in Yellowknife, allegedly by her estranged partner, while her children watched. By the time she arrived at...

New scholarship funding for mine jobs

A new scholarship fund aiming to get Northern youth more involved in the mining industry was revealed during a special ceremony last week. The Mine...

Cost of dump fire continues to climb in Hay River

The cost of the now-extinguished fire at the landfill site continues to rise for the Town of Hay River. At the April 8 meeting of...

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...

Hay River council backs $100,000 project for tourism marketing strategy

The Town of Hay River is hoping to develop and implement a tourism marketing strategy this year. Council passed a motion on April 8 to...

Woman sustains non-life threatening injuries in Highway 3 crash: Yk RCMP

Yellowknife RCMP located an "extensively damaged" vehicle along Highway 3 over the weekend after responding to a report of a single vehicle collision -...

Fort Good Hope RCMP seek witnesses following ‘suspicious’ fire

Fort Good Hope RCMP is asking for the public's help after a "suspicious" fire engulfed a residence in the community Sunday morning. Mounties say they...

Nabbed by undercover cops at Hay River baseball tournament, woman gets 5 months for trafficking

They looked and played the part, running bases and rubbing shoulders with unsuspecting teammates and opponents at the 2017 Coors Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament in...

Yellowknife RCMP charge man, 60, in alleged assault downtown

Yellowknife RCMP have charged a 60-year-old man in connection with an altercation at a busy downtown intersection last week that sent two to hospital. A...

Special Olympics seeks volunteers in Hay River

Special Olympics NWT is seeking volunteers to start programming in Hay River for the first time. This follows a successful Try-It Day on Dec. 8,...

Iqaluit man charged with kidnapping

RCMP received a complaint last Wednesday, April 10, that a man was taken from his Iqaluit residence by another man, then held against his...

Hay River break-up on the way

The annual watch of the Hay River has begun in advance of spring break-up, which this year might be earlier than usual. Ross Potter, the...

Organizer disappointed with response to GoFundMe to help people displaced by fire

Mark Lundbek, the creator of a GoFundMe page on the Internet to raise money for people displaced by the Mackenzie Place highrise fire, is...

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...

A fond farewell

Julia MacPherson’s performance while teaching for seven years in Naujaat received a ringing endorsement when she was presented with a teaching award from the...

Hay River’s Gavin Broadhead to begin full-time speed skating training in Calgary

Gavin Broadhead, a former resident of Hay River and one-time Junior A hockey player, is focusing on a new sport to see where it...

Report on handguns released

After hearing from Canadians across the country, Bill Blair, Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, released his summary report April 12. The report:...

Nominations wanted for Arctic Inspiration Prize

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Arctic Inspiration Prize. This year, $3 million is up for grabs. A $1 million prize will be awarded...

Two males arrested after police deploy Taser: RCMP

Police deployed a Taser device while arresting two males Saturday afternoon after RCMP responded to "altercation" on a downtown vacant lot across from Centre Square...

Salt River First Nation and GNWT meet

Salt River First Nations (SRFN) chief Frieda Martselos along with council members Melvin Fortier, Ray Tourangeau, Chris Hunter and council members-elect Warren Gagnon and...

Opinion & Editorial Articles

Volunteerism a Kivalliq strength

As the call for volunteers once again rings out across the Kivalliq to signal the...

EDITORIAL: Nunavummiut deserve equal access to essentials

Nutrition North Canada is intended to reduce food insecurity in the North. In the past,...

IN MY VIEW: Changing of the season

As the season is changing so quickly, we begin to think and plan for this...
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...

TALES FROM THE DUMP: It’s the law

A couple weeks ago at the salvage area, someone had dumped out a big pile...

EDITORIAL: If only blue-green algae had a carbon tax

The good news is that humans are not the first creatures to have emitted a...

What Hay River really needs is a brand

On April 8, town council passed a motion to spend $100,000 – that would be...

Krause talk bashing Tides buries painfully obvious conclusion

Environmental activists bankrolled by the American oil interests through influential charitable trusts pose a serious...

DESTINATIONS: Spare the rod, make the choice, because your government won’t

If all I am taught is hate, what then do I teach? Instruction by the...

Sleep at night and work during the day

Editor's note: Columnist Catherine Lafferty is writing a series on the Dene laws. This week's...