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‘The North is going to benefit’

January 25, 2018

“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

Promising signs at Ptarmigan Mine

January 24, 2018

TerraX Minerals Inc. fell short of its $10 million exploration goal, but there are promising signs at the old Ptarmigan Mine site, recently purchased by the company. Read More

AWG organizers not worried about tight timeline for rec centre rebuild

January 23, 2018

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

Green named three-time Olympian

January 23, 2018

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

Paulatuk recovers from intense storm

January 21, 2018

Mayor Raymond Ruben said life is pretty much back to normal in Paulatuk after a brutal windstorm battered the community on Jan. 14, destroying one home, damaging others and cutting off power for a day. Read More

Seniors’ society calls out housing corporation

January 21, 2018

The Northwest Territories Seniors’ Society will hold a news conference today to release recommendations from the territory’s information and privacy commissioner about members’ housing concerns raised back in 2016. Read More

Sports Talk: A Russian love story in every sense

January 21, 2018

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

NWT park featured on new stamp

January 20, 2018

A canoeist paddles across glassy water in Nááts’įhch’oh National Park Reserve, in front of the park’s eponymous mountain, on a stamp from one of Canada Post’s newest collections, released on Jan. 15. Read More

Editorial: Raise the alarm on games

January 20, 2018

Northern artists have stood up and defined the value of their work and the South Slave 2018 Arctic Winter Games host society has learned a hard lesson to go along with it. Read More

Last newspaper, last thoughts

January 19, 2018

After about one and a half years as editor of the Drum, I’m leaving the paper but staying in Inuvik, because it’s a great town. I notice a lot of former mayors, GNWT employees and even Drum editors tend to stick around. Read More

Heating it up

January 19, 2018

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 shows welcome restraint

January 19, 2018

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

Council worries donation will set precedent

January 18, 2018

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

Inuvik welcomes four new Rangers

January 18, 2018

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

Scoring that last bucket

January 18, 2018

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

Wellness is about community

January 18, 2018

Developing a sense of community was stressed during East Three Secondary School’s wellness day.

All four keynote speakers during the morning’s assembly talked about the importance of community Tuesday, Jan. 9. Read More

Hay River Soup Kitchen gets more support

January 17, 2018

After years of struggling to find enough money to operate, the Hay River Soup Kitchen – which helps feed the community’s hungry – has experienced a veritable flood of financial support over the past year. Read More

Hay River’s Brendan Green named to Canadian Winter Olympic team

January 16, 2018

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.

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Kids copy what we say and do

January 14, 2018

A guy told me the other day, “That was a good article on bullying. Keep writing about things like that. Please understand that people don’t just start bullying out of the blue. They probably learn it at home.” Eschia! Read More

Power outages this week in Aklavik

January 14, 2018

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

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