Here are the numbers you have been waiting for – the 2017 lowest return airfares or the last-minute airfare, at the time of your trip. You need to claim these crucial numbers to claim your northern residents travel deduction correctly. Read More
Right into it this week as we lay bare the best (and the worst) of the big show in PyeongChang, South Korea: Read More
Friends, I usually don’t make it a point to repeat the subject in a column from one similar in the last, but in the case of this story in News/North, excellently written by Sidney Cohen, the subject of our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls should at least bear the burden of a re-read, if only to drive the message home. Read More
New band council elected
Tthek’ehdeli /Jean Marie River
Jean Marie River First Nation has an almost entirely new council following its Feb. 13 councillor election. Read More
Premier appears before Senate Arctic committee
Northwest Territories Premier Robert McLeod will appear via video today before the Senate’s special committee on the Arctic. Read More
A prolific and award-winning writer of children’s books will visit Hay River and the Hay River Reserve next week.
Ontario’s Helaine Becker – who has written more than 70 books – will be here on Feb. 27 for a presentation at Chief Sunrise Education Centre and at NWT Centennial Library that evening. Read More
The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) hosted cultural events alongside its annual hockey tournament Friday, Feb. 16 and Saturday, Feb. 17.
San Francisco-based satellite company Planet will remove its Inuvik ground station if it does not receive a remote sensing licence from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) by June 1, 2018.
Hay River will be hearing music from Down Under later this month at the Riverview Cineplex. Read More
Territorial court Judge Garth E. Malakoe fined Allen Services & Contracting Ltd. $100,000 in relation to the 2016 workplace death of David Vinnicombe Tuesday, Feb. 20.
The steady beat of the drums, the roaring songs, the contagious energy.
For Hay River’s Brendan Green, it’s two races down and one more to go at the Winter Olympics. Read More
Last weekend I was driving and noticed a crowd of people by the post office. Being a nosy type of person, I parked and went to see what was going on. People were protesting about Gerald Stanley being found not guilty of murdering Colten Boushie. I talked to some people and left because I really did not know much about it. Read More
Thankfully, this has been confirmed and I can go on with life. Read More
Friends, I usually don’t make it a point to repeat the subject in a column from one similar in the last, but in the case of this story in News/North, excellently written by Sidney Cohen, the subject of our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls should at lest bear the burden of a reread, if only to drive the message home. Read More
I had lunch with a few twenty-something youngsters recently. Since this is Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) season, one of them – ‘John’ – asked, “What’s an RRSP and what can it do for me”? That basic question surprised me. His friend, -’Rick’-, an employee in an accounting firm, piped in and exclaimed, “I bought an RRSP last year and I lost money – RRSPs are useless”! Read More
Not all gun crimes that trigger mandatory minimum sentences should result in hard time for offenders, a NWT judge ruled Feb. 14. Read More
When a GNWT committee was devising the territory’s new Mental Health Act in 2015, then-Deh Gah Got’ie First Nation Chief Joachim Bonnetrouge told the committee that “the Act should be written for the people it serves.” Read More
Inuvik RCMP Staff Sgt. Dustin Ward presented the monthly police report at the town council meeting Monday, Feb. 12.
On Saturday Feb. 10, I went to the Comedic Dinner Theatre put on by the East Three Theatre Club. I was there to report on it for the Inuvik Drum, but I really did enjoy the show while I snapped photos and took notes.
The sixth annual 2018 Dene Games Summit, showcasing the skills of nearly 200 student athletes from across the Mackenzie Delta region, was held at East Three Secondary School Monday Feb. 12 and Tuesday Feb. 13.
The 2018 Dene Games Summit opening ceremonies kicked off two days of traditional games in Inuvik Sunday, Feb. 11.
The GNWT won’t be breaking ground this spring for a new fish plant in Hay River but that doesn’t mean plans aren’t in the works.
In October, it announced that, after discussion with the federal Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation and fishers in Hay River, it had decided to proceed with building a new facility. Read More
Inuvikians gathered in the East Three Secondary school foyer for dinner and a show put on by the theatre department Friday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, Feb. 10.