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Recent graduate John Noksana is escorted to the graduation stage by his sister Joce, left, and his mom Glenna during Mangilaluk School’s 2019 graduation ceremony in Tuktoyaktuk on June 20. Noksana was one of the 21 students who received their high school diplomas that day, which made them the largest graduating class in the school’s history. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Tuktoyaktuk’s Mangilaluk School welcomes their largest graduating class

A record breaking 21 students from Tuktoyaktuk’s Mangilaluk School received their high school diplomas on June 20, making them the largest graduating class in the school’s history. “It was hard, it was challenging, but they...
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...
Calvin Pokiak, Tuktoyaktuk’s mayor in 1984 and 1985, poses outside of the Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk’s office on May 24. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Former Tuk mayor shares memories of involvement in Inuvialuit Final Agreement

Despite the fact that he wasn’t part of the negotiating process for 1984’s Inuvialuit Final Agreement, Calvin Pokiak said representing Tuktoyaktuk on the Committee of Original People’s Entitlement (COPE)’s board of directors had a...
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...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Friendly people in the NWT

From: Peter Newland, England I am from England and I have just cycled 1588.67 km from Whitehorse to Tuktoyaktuk via Aklavik and Inuvik on the ice road over the last two weeks, camping out where...

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...

Inuvik, Tuktoyaktuk gear up for summer tourism boom

The newly-completed Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway is expected to draw five to 10 times the average number of visitors to the region, according to Annie Steen, the economic development officer for the Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk. Steen said...

Aklak Air cancels Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk route

Aklak Air discontinued its flight service between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk on Friday, Feb. 9, according to Ken Dalton, the airline’s general manager. Aklak Air is the only airline that offers flight service between Inuvik and...

Aklak Air cancels Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk route

Aklak Air discontinued its flight service between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk on Friday, Feb. 9, according to Ken Dalton, the airline’s general manager. Aklak Air is the only airline that offers flight service between Inuvik and...

Second dog lost to “unfair and unfortunate” bylaw in Tuktoyaktuk

Chukita Gruben of Tuktoyaktuk is calling for changes to a hamlet bylaw after she alleges the bylaw officer unnecessarily destroyed her dog Friday, Jan. 26. Gruben said she received a call from an elder on Friday...

New road means badminton

Students at Mangilaluk School in Tuktoyaktuk missed out on an East Three School volleyball tournament earlier this year because the cost of flights would have been over $8,000. “This time we have the road, so...

Proud to be from Tuk

Part of the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway was inside the Donald Kuptana Sr. Memorial Arena in Tuktoyaktuk during celebrations for its opening Wednesday, Nov. 15. A giant mural, made out of the same material that is...

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...