Confronting bleak statistics, minister outlines priorities of new Department of Indigenous Services Canada
If the new federal Department of Indigenous Services Canada succeeds in its mission, the department itself will no longer exist in the coming years and tuberculosis will be eliminated in Nunavut.
“At some point, instead of sitting there and criticizing why we’re down here, I think someone needs to follow us around and see what’s going on here,” said Industry, Tourism and Investment Minister Wally Schumann on Wednesday from Vancouver, B.C. Read More
The host society for the upcoming Arctic Winter Games (AWG) is not worried that Hay River’s new Rec Centre won’t be opening until mid-February – just a month before the start of the international sporting event in the South Slave.
“That still gives us enough time,” said Todd Shafer, the general manager of the games. Read More
Hay River’s Brendan Green is excited to be once again selected to represent Canada in biathlon at next month’s Winter Olympic Games at Pyeongchang, South Korea.
“It’s always a great honour to represent Canada and the North,” he said in an e-mail interview with The Hub. Read More
Because this is a thing in 2018. Chris Christie, the outgoing governor of the state of New Jersey, signed dozens of new laws into existence on his final day in office, Jan. 15. One of them dealt with drunken droning. I kid you not. Read More
January 17th, how time flies! We sure can’t afford to waste time and especially in the building up of our Northwest Territories. We have a good opportunity next week! Read More
Families jigged away New Year’s Eve at the old time dance, adults partied at the ice video dance party for the sunrise festival, and now youth will get their own exclusive event in the Midnight Sun Complex.
Jayden and Isaiah Sharpe, who perform with the monikers DJ Darth Jayden and DJ Afro Boy, respectively, are hosting “Heat It Up,” a dance party for youth ages 16 and under Saturday, Jan. 27. Read More
Council showed some welcome restraint limiting its donation to the Terry Halifax bursary, down from a requested $5,000 to $2,500.
Immediately, let’s put aside any comment about the man himself – everyone agrees it is worthy to honour Halifax.
But is that the role of the Town of Inuvik? Read More
A bursary honouring the late Terry Halifax, a former Inuvik town councillor, caused some discussion about precedent setting at the council meeting Wednesday, Jan. 10.
Denny Rodgers had approached council at the previous committee of the whole seeking $5,000 for the bursary, which would pay out yearly to high school students as a way of honouring Halifax’s legacy. Read More
Jimmy Kalinek, who has always called Inuvik home, is one of eight new Canadian Rangers – and one of four from Inuvik – welcomed into the First Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (1 CRPG) Jan. 11.
“I’ve always had an interest in being a Ranger, and I think joining the Rangers is a good thing,” Kalinek said. “We’re the eyes and ears for the North, as they say.” Read More
They didn’t have an official team name and had to forfeit a couple of matches after sleeping in Saturday morning, but Chris Church’s team came out on top with a hard-fought win in the men’s finals of East Three School’s annual three-on-three basketball tournament Jan. 12 and 13. Read More
Lorell Gauthier, the daughter of a Fort Smith man who claimed NWT Housing Corporation’s method of collecting personal information infringed his rights, says her father feels “vindicated” following the release of a report from the territory’s information and privacy commissioner Wednesday.
An idea from Down Under has been imported to Hay River to make the community more sociable. Read More
The Town of Hay River has announced it will take possession of the new Rec Centre at the end of the month. Read More
It’s official – Brendan Green is a three-time Olympian.
Hay River’s favourite biathlon son will be returning for a third Winter Olympics after being named to Canada’s biathlon team that will be going to PyeongChang, South Korea for the 2018 edition. Biathlon Canada announced its roster on Tuesday morning.
The Northwest Territories Power Corporation is advising Aklavik residents to expect occasional rolling power outages until Friday as it updates its local power plant.
The outages won’t be all day, according to NTPC’s statement, but are expected to just last a few minutes at a time. Read More