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Northwest Territories wildfire season “about average” so far

The warm, dry months of summer signal the start of wildfire season in the Northwest Territories, and this year is off to an 'average' start, officials say. There are currently 28 wildfires in the territory...
Kyra McDonald, a 15-year-old hockey player from Inuvik, is one of many youth female hockey players from across the nation who make up the first all-girl season of the Hit The Ice youth hockey series. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Inuvik hockey player makes her TV debut

Season seven of the Canadian youth hockey series “Hit The Ice” premiered on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) on June 12, and it stars one of Inuvik’s most talented and upcoming hockey players. 15-year-old...
In addition to shifting and sinking target stands, a large “lake” has also formed at the Inuvik Gun Club’s outdoor shooting range. The club is investing around $30,00 to help renovate and clean up the site, with the remediation process beginning at the end of the month. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Inuvik’s shooting range to undergo renovations

Thanks to some much needed renovations, the Inuvik Gun Club’s outdoor shooting range will have a completely different look by the end of the summer. Club secretary Chris Garven said that the remediation process will...
June 15 is recognized around the world as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Inuvik hosted their own event a day early at Ingamo Hall on June 14. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Elder abuse awareness event hosted in Inuvik

Residents from all over the community came out and showed their support for local Elders during the town’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event that was hosted at the Ingamo Hall Friendship Centre on...
The mural that was painted over the kiosk at Jim Koe Park by Inuvik youth features a grizzly bear, a whale, caribou, Northern Lights and more. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

New mural adds more colour to Inuvik

Residents throughout town are raving about the new mural that was painted over the old kiosk at Jim Koe Park, a project and vision that was brought to life by local youth from the...
Three-year-old Eliana Prins was all smiles as she sat comfortably aboard the Inuvik Regional Hospital’s float during the parade.Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Photo feature: Inuvik’s second annual Pride Parade

More than 200 community members marched in Inuvik’s second annual Pride Parade on June 8. This year’s parade featured floats from various organizations, such as the Inuvik Fire Department, the Legion, the Hospital, Parks...
Federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna, right, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Natan Obed watch as Inuvik drummers and dancers perform a drum dance ceremony prior to the announcement of the National Inuit Climate Change Strategy at Ingamo Hall on June 7. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Inuit-led climate change strategy announced in Inuvik

An Inuit-driven climate change strategy was revealed at Inuvik’s Ingamo Hall Friendship Centre on June 7, which will see Inuit communities and governments across the Inuit Nunangat collaborate to address the growing concerns that...
Softball instructor Bryan Sask, left, teaches Keene Woodcock how to properly hold a bat during a softball clinic in Inuvik on June 9. Sask and NWT Softball executive director Paul Gard were in town from June 8 to 9, where they introduced youth to the basic fundamentals of the game. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Softball clinic a home run for Inuvik youth

A softball clinic for Inuvik youth was hosted from June 8 to 9, where more than 50 kids came out to learn about the basic fundamentals of the game. Paul Gard, the executive director of...
George Teepe, a resident of Laguna Niguel in California, poses with his Tesla as it charges outside of an Inuvik resident’s home on June 3. He headed North in his electric car to Tuktoyaktuk on May 16 before arriving in the hamlet on June 4. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

California man believed first to drive electric car to the Arctic

George Teepe celebrated his 84th birthday on June 2 by sleeping in his Tesla electric car in the Peel River region, waiting for the ferry services to open up to take him across the...
East Three Secondary Students Cheyenne Gully, right, and Lynelle Pedroso were just two of the hundreds of community members who marched in Inuvik’s second annual Pride Parade on June 8. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Hundreds march in Inuvik’s second annual Pride Parade

More than 200 community members marched in Inuvik’s second annual Pride Parade on June 8, which was organized by East Three Secondary School’s Aurora Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) club. “A pride parade in Inuvik is...
An overview of the Inuvik Petroleum Show, June 17, 2004. NNSL file photo

First Arctic Development Expo on the way

The Town of Inuvik will be hosting their first Arctic Development Expo at the Midnight Sun Complex from June 10 to 12. The expo will showcase local and national organizations and businesses who are involved...
The Gwich’in Development Corporation was founded shortly after the signing of the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement in 1992. It’s purpose is to generate wealth that will later be distributed to Gwich’in beneficiaries. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Arctic Development Expo feature: Gwich’in Development Corporation

Shortly after the signing of the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement in 1992, the Gwich’in Development Corporation (GDC) was created, an organization whose purpose is to generate wealth that will eventually be distributed among...

Arctic Development Expo feature: Arctic Energy Alliance

For the past 20 years, the Arctic Energy Alliance (AEA) has been helping Northerners implement a number of different energy-efficient systems, products and practices into their homes and businesses. They’re a non-profit organization that has...
During the summer of 2017, Green Sun Rising had installed a solar system panel onto the Inuvik’s Children First Society building. photo courtesy of Klaus Dohring

Arctic Development Expo feature: Green Sun Rising

After spending 25 years in the automotive industry, German engineer Klaus Dohring said that he was fired from his executive position in January 2008 over a personality conflict. “I had just turned 50 at the...

Inuvik’s Devon Burgess has some big ideas and goals on his plate

Living in the North can put a Skills Canada competitor at a disadvantage. Take Inuvik's Devon Burgess, for example. For him to practice prior to the cooking event at the national championships in Halifax was...
Christine Sydney, left, and Tara Day are organizing Inuvik’s Inuvialuit Day celebrations together for the second year in a row. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Inuvik organizers prepare for huge Inuvialuit Day celebrations

For Tara Day and Christine Sydney, organizing Inuvik’s Inuvialuit Day celebrations for the second straight year has only made them more proud of their cultural heritage. “It was something that I always wanted to...

Kaylin Harder has designs on a Skills Canada medal

Kaylin Harder nimbly assembles pieces of cotton fabric with a hot iron next to her. She's creating a transformative dress at Skills Canada nationals in Halifax on Tuesday. Her garment will have zippers on the...
Completed in 2017, the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway is a long and winding gravel road that spans 140 km. As of April 2019, various species of fish are not to be sport fished within 100m of the road’s centerline. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Sport fishing regulated along Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk highway

A regulatory change to the NWT Fishery Regulations has limited the variety of fish one can retain when sport fishing within 100m of the centerline of the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk highway. The 2019-20 Northwest Territories Sport Fishing...