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Coun. Dez Loreen is set to star in his stoner-comedy film, “Below the Treeline”, which he wrote in 2010. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Inuvik town councillor to release stoner-comedy film later this year

Nine years after writing the script, Inuvik town councillor and assistant deputy mayor Dez Loreen is ready to start filming his stoner-comedy film later this summer. After producing multiple minute-long Dead North shorts and other...
Chris Church, an actor from Inuvik, said that the small role that he had in the 2018 film, The Grizzlies, was an unforgettable experience. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Minor movie role has major impact on Inuvik actor

Although he didn’t have a major role in the film, Inuvik actor Chris Church said just being involved in The Grizzlies was a life-changing experience. Based on a true story, The Grizzlies is Canadian sports...

Youth MLAs debate mental health resources in the NWT

Young people from across the Northwest Territories got a taste of political life during Youth Parliament 2019. The week-long program is an opportunity for high school students to walk in the shoes of the elected...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Kevin Koe grimaces as he watches a shot while Sweden's Christoffer Sundgren, left, and Rasmus Wrana look on behind during the final of the World Men's Curling Championship in Lethbridge, Alta., on Sunday evening. Michael Burns/World Curling Federation photo

Kevin Koe collects silver medal at World Men’s Curling Championship

Kevin Koe had managed a week's worth of heroics at the World Men's Curling Championship in Lethbridge, Alta., with some stunning shots to pull his rink out of danger at the opportune time. His luck,...
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...
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,...
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...
Grant Hood (right), the senior administrative officer at the Town of Inuvik, teaches Johannes Hano (centre), the lead correspondent for the New York bureau of Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), how to curl as Brian Dentz (left) films on March 22. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Inuvik introduces curling to Germans

Members from a German documentary film crew visiting from New York spent their final night in Inuvik drinking beer and throwing rocks at the town’s Curling Club on March 22. The team from the New...
Fatima Tin, left, poses with her handmade mitts, moccasins, ornaments and card holders during an Arctic Market event on Feb. 23, with her daughters Fariha Hossain (centre) and Shaylah Hossain (right). Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Inuvik crafter says she is victim of cyber bullying

An Inuvik resident says she has become a target of online bullying after she was accused on social media of exploiting Inuvialuit culture through her reproduction of traditional arts and crafts. Fatima Tin, a regular...

UPDATE: Public heath advisory issued after passenger with measles flew to Inuvik

The acting chief public health officer has issued an update to the measles public health advisory released on Friday. The laboratory-confirmed case of measles involved an individual who travelled to Inuvik from an international destination...

Former Yellowknifer makes chemotherapy breakthrough

A former Northerner has found a way to protect heart cells from some negative effects of chemotherapy. Gopinath Sutendra grew up in Inuvik and Yellowknife and is now a researcher and assistant professor in the cardiology...

Micro-manufacturing centre gets $196,500 in federal funding

In a joint announcement on Friday, Northwest Territories MP Michael McLeod announced two new initiatives will receive $734,000 of federal funding in Inuvik. Over $500,000 of that investment will go toward a new solar project...

Recreation training comes to Inuvik

A territory-wide recreation training program made its first stop in Inuvik on Monday. The Recreation North Training Program is put on by Recreation North, which is a partnership between the three territorial recreation and parks...

Pair complete Polar Sunrise 150 km challenge

While many attended the Sunrise Festival in Inuvik last weekend, two women celebrated the return of the sun their own way. Rita Pasiciel and her daughter Jennifer Pasiciel ran from Tuktoyaktuk to Inuvik to...

Skier remembers coach Pettersen

Cross country ski coach Bjorger Pettersen, a pioneer of the sport in Canada and around the world, passed away Dec. 29 at his home in Okotoks, Alta., but is being remembered by his connections...

Inuvik RCMP investigate sudden death

Inuvik RCMP are investigating the death of a man found near Big Lake near Inuvik over the weekend. They have not yet identified the deceased man. "The RCMP is aware that there is some speculation as...

Clearing up confusion about consuming cannabis

When the Government of Canada legalized recreational cannabis Oct. 17, some residents were left confused about where they are allowed to consume the substance. As of now, Inuvik is following the consumption location limitations outlined...