Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) participated in a signing ceremony on January 30, 2017 to officially recognize and implement the Public Safety Coopera
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Tuktoyaktuk, or Tuktuyaaqtuq, (meaning "place resembling a caribou") is found amidst a landscape dotted with huge ice-covered hills known as pingos and situated on the edge of the Beaufort Sea. With a population around 1000, it is the major Inuvialuit community within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.
Still very much a traditional whaling town, Tuktoyaktuk has prepared itself for an expected increase in tourism. In the fall of 2017, an all-season highway will open to connect the community to Inuvik and the rest of Canada.
In the 1980s the community was the centre of oil and gas activities in the Western Arctic. Today, there are still large reserves of oil and gas both on and offshore near Tuktoyaktuk.
Bell Let's Talk Day was celebrated on Wednesday, January 5 and many individuals and organizations across the country showed their support - including Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC).
On December 20, 2016, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Barack Obama issued the United States-Canada Joint Arctic Leaders’ Statement.