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Vince Sharpe wins annual golf course fundraiser

September 22, 2018 - Inuvik

Vince Sharpe won the grand prize of $4,000 in the Road’s End Golf Course’s unique, sold-out annual fundraiser September 15.

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Ko K’e festival to wrap up in Inuvik

September 21, 2018 - Inuvik

The 14th annual Ko K’e Spoken Word and Music Festival is set to wrap up its tour of the Northwest Territories in Inuvik September 27.

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Marathoning for hope in Inuvik

September 21, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik resident Trudy Marks has participated in every Terry Fox Run since 1981.

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Inuvik’s skate park renamed after Andrew Robertson

September 20, 2018 - Inuvik

The skate park beside the Inuvik Youth Centre is now called the Andy Robertson Skate Park after the late Inuvik youth.

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Inuvik town councillor and DEA positions uncontested

September 19, 2018 - Inuvik

The October election will decide only one thing – who will be mayor – as the eight council seats and seven district education authority (DEA) seats were acclaimed.

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Self-government negotiations to take community-driven approach

September 19, 2018 - Inuvik

Three Gwich’in communities resolved to take a community-driven approach to self-government negotiations at the Gwich’in Tribal Council’s (GTC) special assembly on self-government in Aklavik last week.

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Inuvik’s tourism “boom” shouldn’t be squandered

September 16, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik was crawling with tourists this season.

The parking lot at the Western Arctic Regional Visitors Centre was often packed with RVs, truck campers and the odd beater that huffed its way up the Dempster Highway.

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Big donation for Inuvik Youth Centre

Sports for Smiles members Janeva Shahi, left, Kanaka Shahi and Deva Shahi pack up their donation to the Inuvik Youth Centre. Photo courtesy of Janeva Shahi
September 16, 2018

A B.C.-based group is helping out Inuvik in a big way.

The Inuvik Youth Centre is set to receive a donation of soccer equipment, leadership seminars and sports camps from Sports for Smiles, a non-profit located in Delta, B.C.

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Inuvik Youth Centre to get soccer equipment donation, leadership seminars

Sports for Smiles members Janeva Shahi, left, Kanaka Shahi and Deva Shahi pack up their donation to the Inuvik Youth Centre. Photo courtesy of Janeva Shahi
September 15, 2018 - Inuvik

The Inuvik Youth Centre is set to receive a donation of soccer equipment, leadership seminars and sports camps from Sports for Smiles, a non-profit based in Delta, B.C.

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Inuvik forest firefighters lent a hand in Ontario this summer

September 14, 2018 - Inuvik

Four of Inuvik’s forest firefighters lent a hand fighting fires in Ontario this summer.

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Inuvik sees 34 per cent increase in tourist traffic

September 14, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik saw a significant jump in the number of visitors it had this year, but the increased tourism isn’t necessarily bringing in more money for local tourism operators.

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Inuvik’s Anglican Church gets new minister

September 13, 2018 - Inuvik

Victor Johnson, joined by his wife Nalini Johnson, arrived in Inuvik last week to serve as the newest minister at the Anglican Church of the Ascension.

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Beer, credit card reader stolen from Inuvik golf course

September 13, 2018 - Inuvik

In its second break-in of the summer, 150 bottles of beer and a Square credit card reader were allegedly stolen from the Road’s End Golf Course sometime between the evenings of September 2 and September 4.

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Canadians love to talk about the weather

September 9, 2018 - Inuvik

Can you believe the weather we’re having?

It snowed on August 31 and all through Labour Day weekend and it was horrifying.

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Community greenhouse coordinator program grows

September 8, 2018 - Inuvik

The Inuvik-based community greenhouse coordinator program for Beaufort Delta communities has grown in its second year to include coordinators from the Sahtu region. Instead of a network of seven communities, now 11 are involved from both regions.

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Firefighters, youth connect at the library

September 7, 2018 - Inuvik

Stop, Drop and Read, a new program at the Inuvik Centennial Library, is set to foster a positive relationship between youth and the community’s volunteer firefighters.

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Snow caps off cold Inuvik summer

September 7, 2018 - Inuvik

Environment Canada’s senior climatologist David Phillips dubbed 2018 “the year that summer was cancelled” for Inuvik after a snowy Labour Day long weekend.

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Alfred Moses, IRC sign MOA for new housing

September 6, 2018 - Inuvik

Alfred Moses, minister responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation, signed a memorandum of agreement September 4 with Duane Smith, chair of the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) for six new housing units built by the Inuvialuit Development Corporation (IDC).

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Curiosity didn’t kill the cat on Alder

September 6, 2018 - Inuvik

Curiosity didn’t kill Hershey the cat when he climbed up an electrical pole on Alder Drive Monday afternoon.

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Inuvik has so much potential

August 31, 2018 - Inuvik

Something I often hear from people is that Inuvik used to be a booming town, full of life and a steady stream of new residents and businesses. Now, they say, it’s much quieter, nearly dead.

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Roads End Golf Course celebrates first men’s league season

August 31, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik’s colder-than-normal summer didn’t stop the Roads End Golf Course from hosting its first men’s golf league and tournament this summer.

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Peggy Day honoured for homeless shelter work

August 30, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik Homeless Shelter board member Peggy Day received Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami’s (ITK) and the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation’s (IRC) community volunteer award earlier this month.

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Second annual Indigenous Connectivity Summit to be held in Inuvik

August 29, 2018 - Inuvik

The Internet Society will hold its second annual Indigenous Connectivity Summit in Inuvik October 10-11.

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Amirco Barry Pickers take slo-pitch playoff title

August 29, 2018 - Inuvik

In two tight final games, the Amirco Barry Pickers faced off against two-time Midnight Sun Tournament winners the Native Yankees to win the 2018 Inuvik Slo-Pitch Association title.

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CFS an integral part of Inuvik

August 25, 2018 - Inuvik

It took nearly 15 years of fundraising and planning before Children First Society (CFS) could open its doors.

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Inuvik Satellite Station Facility gets a makeover

August 24, 2018 - Inuvik

Five antennas at the Inuvik Satellite Station Facility (ISSF) are getting a makeover.

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Two canoers spent three months #PaddlingNorth

August 23, 2018 - Inuvik

TA Loeffler and Marian Wissink paddled 3,080 km from Jasper, Alberta to Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories and ended up feeling like they had arrived back home in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Children First Society celebrates five years in operation

August 23, 2018 - Inuvik

Sharon Awichen and Lydia O’Connor have what some might say are the toughest jobs at Children First Society (CFS), but they’ve been working at the childcare centre since it opened on August 6, 2013.

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Boot Lake Trail vandalism unacceptable

August 18, 2018 - Inuvik

I use Inuvik’s Boot Lake Trail almost every day.

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World record holder runs for peace in Inuvik, around the world

August 17, 2018 - Inuvik

Suresh Joachim has broken more than 60 Guinness World Records in the last 20 years.

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