A packed Yellowknife courtroom erupted in cheers and cries last week as a Supreme Court justice found Denecho King guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated assault for a 2014 sword attack that claimed the life of one man and seriously injured another. Read More
A man who made an unexpected entrance at an uptown convenience store after his vehicle slammed into the front of the building won’t face criminal charges, say police. Read More
by Shelley Wiart
I am writing this column while on the beach at Fred Henne Territorial Park – my office for the next three weeks in Yellowknife! Read More
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.
A breach of patient information in May should be a wake-up call to improve privacy within the Department of Health and Social Services, said the NWT’s privacy commissioner.
Representatives for the Edmonton Eskimos franchise travelled to Inuvik last week to talk with locals about what they think about the team’s name.
So, we just finished our cruise and we certainly enjoyed ourselves. At the same time, I felt quite lucky that my pants still fit pretty well when we got off the ship. Eschia (take it easy)! Read More
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
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.
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 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).
Planet, a private earth-imaging company based in San Francisco, Calif., is still in discussions with Global Affairs Canada (GAC) regarding its application for a remote sensing licence, according to director of corporate communications Trevor Hammond. Read More
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
In her commencement speech to Harvard University’s graduating class of 2008, J.K. Rowling, renowned author of the Harry Potter series of novels, expounded on the benefits of what is a rare condition among the ivy league set: failure. Read More
Inuvik’s women’s slo-pitch team, Totally Twisted, is set to represent Team NWT nationally next year after winning the 2018 women’s territorial championship July 1.
Laurence Carter, a master’s student at McGill University, is researching how muskox and caribou interact west of the Mackenzie Delta.