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Advanced Medical Solutions president and CEO Sean Ivens gets his team ready to roll out ground ambulance service Feb. 15 in Inuvik. - Sarah Ladik/NNSL photo
New ambulances coming soon

Inuvik residents needing emergency help to get to the hospital will see a few new things starting next week - including two new ambulances. next Read more

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A section of fibre optic cable is exposed near Campbell Creek south of Inuvik in May 2015. Fibre line cleanup not done: report
Inspection reports spanning nearly a year have revealed erosion and risk to wildlife along the Mackenzie Valley fibre optic cable construction route. Expected to be complete by August of this year, the $84-million project will see installation of 1,154 km of fiber optic cable from Jean Marie River to Inuvik, providing communities across the Mackenzie Valley and Beaufort Delta access to high-speed Internet service.

Reneltta Arluk stars as Dying Girl in the play, Pig Girl, inspired by the Robert Pickton murders in British Columbia. To the left, is co-star Julie Tamiko Manning who plays Sister, and Graham Cuthbertson as Killer. Reneltta Arluk takes on Dying Woman
After the controversy that hung over Pig Girl, the 2013 play about the Robert Pickton murders, Fort Smith-born actor Reneltta Arluk and Montreal playwright Colleen Murphy are now retelling a tale that puts a face to the many women who suffered at the hands of their murderer.

Chloe Kanayok makes a coffee for a customer at the student-run Coffee Shop at Helen Kalvak Elihakvik School in Ulukhaktok on Jan. 30.

More than just a cup of coffee
Saturday afternoons are a special time at Helen Kalvak Elihakvik School in Ulukhaktok, thanks to a student-run coffee shop. "It's phenomenal," said teacher Kathy Tollenaar.

Behchoko nurse Lianne Mantla received a Tlicho Government Award for her work in the community on Jan. 14.

The language of wellness
Lianne Mantla says she knew she chose the right career after starting work as a nurse at the Marie Adele Bishop Health Centre in Behchoko. Originally from the community, Mantla speaks Tlicho fluently and is able to communicate directly with elders when they come in for appointments.

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