GNWT to re-examine rehab followup

December 17, 2017 - NWT

The territorial health minister joined several MLAs for a tour of the addictions facilities with which the GNWT is partnered, to get a better understanding of what NWT residents experience going south for addictions treatment and what they need when they come back home.

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Hay River SPCA donation won’t stay in Yellowknife

May 31, 2017

Health department to study efficacy of Naxolone kits

May 31, 2017
The instruction sheet contained in Naloxone kits that are now available for free at pharmacies and health centres in the NWT. Pharmacists or public health workers give the kits to anyone who needs them, with a short training on how to administer the medication. Photo courtesy Northern Health.
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Satellites and multiculturalism define opportunities in Beaufort-Delta

May 31, 2017

Inuvik Drum Editor Stewart Burnett

opinion – Inuvik Drum Editor Stewart Burnett

It’s a busy month for an economically quiet town. Everyone sees the satellites around Inuvik but not everyone knows what they’re doing.

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Dump Tale: Columnist Walt Humphries discusses how to avoid wildfire disaster

May 31, 2017
In this week’s Dump Tales, columnist Walt Humphries urges the City of Yellowknife to take lessons from last year’s fire in Fort McMurray and develop a more proactive fire emergency plan.
photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
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Justice minister grilled on A New Day, a pilot counselling program for men who use violence against loved ones

May 31, 2017

Three Ykers inducted to NWT Order

May 31, 2017

Iqaluit town hall meeting: Who should police the police?

Elder Geetaloo Kakee, responding to the possibility of an elders' council for police oversight, said through a translator elders don't have knowledge of the criminal justice system. Michele LeTourneau/NNSL photo
May 31, 2017

Men majority of drowning victims in NWT, say safety officials

May 30, 2017

International satellite scientists in Inuvik to discuss Landsat program

May 30, 2017

Call goes out for young women leaders to sign up for FOXY summer retreat

FOXY participants Body Mapping at Blachford Lake Lodge.https://arcticfoxy.com/
May 30, 2017

Ulukhaktok’s junior MLA takes on high cost of travel in Legislative Assembly

Kyran Alikamik, Grade 9 student at Helen Kalvak School in Ulukhaktok, represented the Nunakput constituency during the Youth Parliament program in Yellowknife the week of May 8. photo courtesy of NWT Legislative Assembly.
May 30, 2017

Arctic Image festival to show off work of talented Delta photographers

David Stewart, from the Inuvialuit Communications Society, and Elizabeth Kolb, Arctic Image Festival Coordinator, encourage the community to come out and support Northern photographers at this weekend’s Arctic Image Festival. - Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo
May 29, 2017

Gwichin ‘Caribou people’ work to keep herds and communities healthy in Old Crow

Melba Mitchell, left, of Inuvik and Mary Jane Moses of Old Crow participate in the caribou skinning contest. - photo courtesy of Bobbie Jo Greenland-Morgan
May 29, 2017

Night of celebration showcases multicultural life of Inuvik

Bonny Ebele and Emmanuel Ndumu, both from Africa, take part in Inuvik’s third annual multicultural event, held on Saturday, May 27. - Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo
May 29, 2017

After 28 years of Northern nursing, Sheila Mattson retiring to cabin life

Lesa Semmler, manager of nursing units at the Inuvik Regional Hospital, presents a long-service award to retiring nurse Sheila Mattson. Mattson meant to spend only a year in the North, but will now be retiring to a camping lifestyle. - Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo
May 29, 2017

Young leaders gather at Camp Connections to talk about health and wellness

May 29, 2017

Several councillors balk at inclusion of proposed subdivision in Capital Plan without previous debate

map courtesy of the City of Yellowknife A Frame Lake subdivision off Old Airport Road is included in the draft Capital Area Development Plan presented at the legislative assembly last month, though still must be approved by city council.
May 29, 2017

YWCA signs contract for family extension of Housing First program

May 29, 2017

MP: feds likely to aid city’s homeless plan

May 29, 2017

Nunavut declared the land of opportunity, 2017 territorial economy predicted to grow by 5 almost per cent

Deputy Minister at the Government of Nunavut's Department of Economic Development and Transportation Sherri Rowe, seated with Iqaluit Chamber of Commerce president Matthew Clark, takes questions after speaking about Nunavut's economic status at a chamber breakfast event May 25. Michele LeTourneau/NNSL photo
May 28, 2017

QIA board meeting in Arctic Bay to discuss $1 million in new program funding

May 28, 2017

Qikiqtaaluk – The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is holding its three-day board meeting in Arctic Bay May 30 to June 1. Along with updates from the departments of lands and resources, major projects and social policy, the agenda includes the selection of program themes for the development of QIA’s new key programs.

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2020 Arctic Winter Games location announced

Yellowknife's Oliver Hodgins dodges around a less simble racer during semi-final sprint action at the Mount McIntyre Recreation Center on Tuesday in Whitehorse during the Arctic Winter Games. NNSL File Photo
May 26, 2017

Artists left in dark as visitors centre relocates

May 26, 2017

Target of 20-year-old lawsuit launched after school fire wants it dropped

A March 1997 fire consumed the Attagoyuk School in Pangnirtung. Wikipedia photo
May 26, 2017

GNWT makes landclaim offers to Akaitcho Dene and NWT Metis Nations

May 26, 2017

Two nations are closer to settling land claims with the GNWT. The government made land claim offers to the Akaitcho Dene First Nation and the Northwest Territory Metis Nation, Premier Bob McLeod announced last week.

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$19.6 million from feds for Indigenous language – McLeod

May 26, 2017

NWT MP Michael McLeod

Indigenous languages in the Northwest Territories will receive $19.6 million.

Northwest Territories MP Michael McLeod made the announcement May 26. It comes after negotiations over the past year between the federal government, the GNWT and Nunavut, stated a news release.

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Sharing circle in Yellowknife open to all those affected by crime or violence

May 26, 2017

People and families affected by violence or crime will have a space to share their experiences on May 31. Organized by the Native Women’s Association of the NWT, a sharing circle will take place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the association’s office on the second floor of the Yellowknife post office building. Guest speakers Kathy Meyer, Cyndi Caisse and Yvonne Doolittle will start off the evening. Anyone affected by crime, from anywhere in the territory, is invited to attend. The event is part of National Victims and Survivors of Crime Awareness Week.

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Criticism mounts over how National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will be handled

Destiny Nahanni-Hope, left, was found dead six years after her cousin, Keisha Trudel, died in a car crash. Her aunt Sharon Allen is calling for the GNWT to help the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls with supports for family members who want to share their stories. Photo courtesy of Sharon Allen.
May 26, 2017
Destiny Nahanni-Hope, left, was found dead six years after her cousin, Keisha Trudel, died in a car crash. Her aunt Sharon Allen is calling for the GNWT to help the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls with supports for family members who want to share their stories. Photo courtesy of Sharon Allen.
Destiny Nahanni-Hope, left, was found dead six years after her cousin, Keisha Trudel, died in a car crash. Her aunt Sharon Allen is calling for the GNWT to help the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls with supports for family members who want to share their stories. Photo courtesy of Sharon Allen.
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Kevin Floyd helping to keep Inuvialuit qayaqing skills alive

May 25, 2017

Inuvik squash club programs groom future court champions

May 25, 2017

Gwich’in elder speaks on hand games and destruction of culture

Fort McPherson’s Charlie Snowshoe was presented with an Indspire Award for his environmental work during a ceremony in Winnipeg on March 21. From left, Glen Abernethy, minister of health and social services, Charlie Snowshoe and Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, vice president of human resources for Air Canada. - photo courtesy of Indspire
May 25, 2017

Lenny Burger closes its doors, building soon up for sale

Store manager Belen Baltazar, left, and co-owner Sasha Jason stand by the counter in The Lenny Burger when it opened in December. Jessica Davey-Quantick/ NNSL photo
May 25, 2017

Dominion Diamonds pleased with results from Misery Deep it at Ekati

Dominion Diamond announced positive results for its pre-feasibility study at the Misery Deep pit on Tuesday. The Misery Main pipe open-pit mine is expected to account for around 60 per cent of of the diamond carats recovered at Ekati mine in fiscal 2018. nnsl file photo
May 25, 2017

1.9 million Bell Canada customer email addresses hacked

May 25, 2017

Earlier this month, Bell Canada announced its customer information was illegally accessed by an anonymous hacker.

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Yk chamber spring trade show draws 8,300 visitors

Tiffany Thiem-Pennell, left, chats with Al Matesic at Good Times Soap Company booth at the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce's Spring Trade show on the weekend of May 13. In the back left, business owner Karen Wood also chats with a visitor. Robin Grant/NNSL photo
May 25, 2017
Tiffany Thiem-Pennell, left, chats with Al Matesic at Good Times Soap Company booth at the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce's Spring Trade show on the weekend of May 13. In the back left, business owner Karen Wood also chats with a visitor. Robin Grant/NNSL photo
Tiffany Thiem-Pennell, left, chats with Al Matesic at Good Times Soap Company booth at the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Trade show on the weekend of May 13. In the back left, business owner Karen Wood also chats with a visitor. Robin Grant/NNSL photo
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Two Inuvikians receive Order of NWT

May 25, 2017

Order of NWT recipient Fred Carmichael Tom ZubkoFred Carmichael and Tom Zubko are among six recipients of 2017 Order of the Northwest Territories.

“These six recipients deserve to be granted this honour,” stated Paul Deloreychair of the organization that runs the awards, in a news release.

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Inuvik Native Band to take over interagency building

May 25, 2017

The Inuvik Interagency Committee received one application to take over ownership of its building, located between Northmart and the Children First Centre. The Inuvik Native Band will be the new owners of the building. The interagency committee sold the building for $1, looking to continue its legacy as a space for groups that better the community.

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Beloved four-foot python stolen from Mildred Hall School

Georgia Pellissey, left, Josson Boline and Jaden Grooms hold Sophie, a 19 year old python at Mildred Hall School. The Grade 7 and 8 students in Kim Black's class received an unwelcome surprise when they returned to school after the long weekend, Sophie had been stolen. Photo courtesy of Kim Black.
May 25, 2017

What a ride the Oilers took us on

May 25, 2017

When the Heart Says No by Roy Erasmus

The Edmonton Oilers took us on a great ride, eh! Yep, a lot of ups and downs while they were in the play offs for the first time since 2006. And then to be robbed of victory because the referees failed to call goalie interference when the Anaheim Ducks’ player was obviously pulling the Edmonton goalie’s pad. Eschia!

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Forging a new energy identity for Inuvik’s premier showcase

May 24, 2017

Inuvik Drum Editor Stewart Burnett

INUVIK DRUM EDITOR – It was surprising to hear that finding interest for the Arctic Energy and Emerging Technologies conference and tradeshow has not been too much of a challenge for Vicky Gregoire-Tremblay, the town’s economic and tourism manager.

In fact, people were coming to her before she could reach out to them, eager to be part of the show and get involved in the region’s energy future.

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Children First Centre prepares for changes coming with junior kindergarten

Madison Francis, left, and Sierra McDonald practise their roles in How Tulugaq the Raven Stole the Sun, which students from East Three School will be performing this weekend. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday, May 26, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 28. Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo
May 24, 2017
Madison Francis, left, and Sierra McDonald practise their roles in How Tulugaq the Raven Stole the Sun, which students from East Three School will be performing this weekend. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday, May 26, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 28. Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo
Madison Francis, left, and Sierra McDonald practise their roles in How Tulugaq the Raven Stole the Sun, which students from East Three School will be performing this weekend. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday, May 26, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 28. Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo
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San Francisco trip a hit for Art Travel Club, says Chrissy Hvatum

May 24, 2017
Chrissy Hvatum and a group of her peers travelled to San Francisco during spring break as part of East Three Secondary School’s Art Travel Club. Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo
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Lots of interest for Inuvik’s Arctic Energy and Emerging Technologies Conference and Tradeshow

Vicky Grégoire-Tremblay, marketing and tourism manager for the Town of Inuvik, says the town has a jam-packed schedule of events during June. One of the largest is the Arctic Energy and Emerging Technologies Conference and Tradeshow, which is the recently rebranded Inuvik Petroleum Show. Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo
May 24, 2017
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Vicky Grégoire-Tremblay, marketing and tourism manager for the Town of Inuvik, says the town has a jam-packed schedule of events during June. One of the largest is the Arctic Energy and Emerging Technologies Conference and Tradeshow, which is the recently rebranded Inuvik Petroleum Show.
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HPV vaccine to be offered to boys

May 24, 2017

Canoe stolen from camp for foster children

Tammy Roberts, executive director of the Foster Family Coalition of the NWT, says this white fibreglass canoe was stolen May 18 from the organization's campsite on Cameron River, 57 kilometres out on the Ingraham Trail. photo courtesy of Foster Family Coalition of the NWT
May 24, 2017
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