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Updated: NWT Coroner identifies man killed in apparent workplace incident

July 10, 2018

The sudden death of a 35-year-old man in Inuvik has prompted a police investigation.

After responding to a call for service just after 1 p.m. on Saturday, Inuvik RCMP, along with Inuvik Emergency Medical Services and Fire Department, located the deceased man on the “premises of a business/work site,” stated a news release Monday.

RCMP are investigating alongside the NWT Coroner Service and the Worker’s Safety & Compensation Commission.

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The Broad Street Bullies live! … in the Philippines

July 8, 2018

A homeowner in California was getting ready to dip into his hot tub, margarita in tow, on June 29 when a brown bear decided to cut in line. Mark Hough is the homeowner and watched as the bear helped himself to the warm water and the frosty beverage by knocking over the glass and lapping it up. It’s hot this time of year in California, don’t you know. I don’t blame the bear one bit. Read More

Incident at Inuvik’s Airport Road Northwind location

July 7, 2018

An incident took place in the Northwind Industries Ltd. lot just off of Airport Road.

The Inuvik Drum attended the scene of the accident in the early afternoon of July 7. A small portion of the lot was cordoned off.

RCMP and the Inuvik Fire Department were attending the scene. This story will be updated when information becomes available.

Handgames or high water at Open Sky

July 7, 2018

When the MV Lafferty ferry was shut down due to high water and debris on the Liard River, it looked like musicians and craftspeople might not make it for the June 30 Open Sky Festival – but then, at the last minute, it was put back in. Read More

EDITORIAL: Highway to ruin

July 7, 2018

Former Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya knew the score when in 2014 he opined, “You know, we’ve been waiting since the ’70s – what’s a few more years?” Read More

THE MUNDANE AND THE HOLY: The witches bakery

July 7, 2018

After noting the weather was forecast to rain on the holiday, the Reliance neighborhood decided to hold Canada Day on July 2nd this year. July 1st found me baking up a storm to help feed the crowd of what became 19. The pantry is starting to look a bit empty and I had to really dig to find some inspiration to feed what I knew would be a ravenous post-parade hoard. Read More

Gwich’in reaffirm commitment to protect ANWR

July 7, 2018

Gwich’in from Alaska, Yukon and the Northwest Territories met last week at the 15th biennial Gwich’in Gathering in Tsiigehtchic to reaffirm their commitment to protect the caribou calving grounds in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).

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First Air, Canadian North to merge airlines

July 6, 2018

Longtime competitors First Air and Canadian North announced Friday that they’re joining forces to form a single airline.

The airline will function under the name Canadian North and will feature First Air’s marketing brand, including its recently adopted inukshuk logo. Read More