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Residential school survivors must act to preserve their records

The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat is urging residential school survivors to act if they want their claims records preserved. “We want to tell claimants what their options are,” said secretariat spokesperson Michael Tansey. The secretariat...
Former Deh Cho Drum editor Art Milnes, right, convinced George H. Bush to write a fishing column for his newspaper after meeting him at the Yellowknife airport in 1997. The column was published in the Sept. 4 edition. NNSL file photo

FISHING TALE RECALLED – a column by George H.W. Bush

Editor's note: This guest comment by George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, was obtained by former Deh Cho Drum editor Art Milnes after he learned the former president was passing through...

Superboard unifies Inuit organizations

An amalgam of Inuit organizations was formed tonight to get better contracting deals with the federal government. “We need to be prepared,” said Inuvialuit Regional Corporation's Duane Smith at the inaugural Inuit super lobby in...

SPORTS TALK: A sad end to a great love story

Two years ago, Leicester City Football Club was the toast of the sports world after putting the exclamation mark on one of the greatest sports fairy tales ever written. The little team that could,...
Roman Reigns is a professional wrestler. His real name is Joe Anoa'i and he broke character on Oct. 22 for a very, very good reason. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

SPORTS TALK: Professional wrestling is very real sometimes – just ask Joe Anoa’i

You know the best way to troll millennials? Play a song they have no clue about and watch them eat it up. Fatboy Slim, the legendary British DJ, played a set at the Boiler Room...

SPORTS TALK: Usain Bolt is about to take over another sport

Emotional support squirrels. That's what this has come to in 2018. If you don't know by now, a woman was kicked off a Frontier Airlines flight in Orlando, Florida after she tried to bring her...
Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass, something he's done for more yards than any other quarterback in National Football League history. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

SPORTS TALK: The UFC deserves its criticism after UFC 229

How about that Banksy deal earlier this month? You'll recall after one of the street artist's images, Girl With Balloon, was sold for $1.4 million at Sotheby's in London, it began to shred itself thanks...

SPORTS TALK: People just never learn sometimes, isn’t that right Tom Wilson?

So we have a new NAFTA. We're calling it the USMCA now. I think USCAM sounds better but what do I know? Anyway, Ezra Klein of Vox was a little fuzzy on why the U.S....
Daniel Nestor retired from tennis on Sept. 15 following his Davis Cup doubles match against the Netherlands in Toronto. So ends the career of Canada's greatest-ever men's player. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

SPORTS TALK: The Ottawa Senators got fleeced but Pierre Dorion still looks smart

One of these days, a news correspondent is going to lose their life covering a hurricane. This was never going to happen this time around. Hurricane Florence was a nasty storm, of that there is...

Firefighters, youth connect at the library

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. Assistant librarian and volunteer firefighter Kolin Murray came up...

SPORTS TALK: Careful what you say – your kids might pay for it in...

If you're going to criticize Donald Trump – and there are plenty of ways to do so because he makes it way, way too easy – make sure the image you're using to accompany...

SPORTS TALK: The greatest first pitch ever thrown – and she’s a nun

It takes a special sort of dingus to pull this trick. Someone thought it would be a good idea to phone in a bomb threat to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on Aug. 22. A...

SPORTS TALK: I love sports – and Sig did as well

I've often told anyone who will listen that I love my job. I write about sports and get paid to do it. How bad can my life be? Jack Sigvaldason also loved sports and that's...

Natan Obed re-elected ITK president

Natan Obed will head the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami for a second term, it's just been announced in Inuvik where the organization is holding its annual general meeting. Obed was in a race against former Nunavut...

SPORTS TALK: Goodbye to Stan Mikita – one of the best ever

You want even more good news from the cave rescue in Thailand? Sure. Three of the boys and the head coach that were rescued from near-certain death were given Thai citizenship. It's an odd story...

Northern media pioneer remembered

Friends, colleagues and family members are paying tribute to a northern media giant this week. Jack “Sig” Sigvaldason, founder and president of Northern News Services, died in Ottawa Aug. 9 after a brief illness. He...

SPORTS TALK: Next stop for Jarome Iginla: Hockey Hall of Fame

Nice to see we have discourse such as this in our lives. Someone by the name of Charlie Kirk made a point on Twitter about how Melania Trump operates the first lady's office with a...

SPORTS TALK: This time, the Toronto Raptors are to blame

So summer is finally here. I say that because all of the rain we had in Yellowknife meant I wasn't able to mow my lawn for days and days. It started to resemble the...
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EDITORIAL: Kivalliq caribou: what do you have to lose?

What do Northern Quebec, Southern British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and Baffin Island have in common? All four regions once supported bountiful caribou herds which have now been reduced to the verge of extinction. Earlier this...

SPORTS TALK: Farewell to the Razor – someone who was his own man

I'm going to start with something that's been burning my biscuits ever since I read it. Emily Singer is a journalist who writes for Mic, an independent news outlet. Singer tweeted out a photo which...
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