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Time for Inuvik to go social

Time for Inuvik to go social | NWT News | Scoop.it

Ben Vadasz, the founder of Think! Social Media, met with a small group of town representatives Feb. 22 in advance of a larger and more public session on Feb. 26. Vadasz, who operates out of Vancouver, had some encouraging things to say about how the town and its businesses are poised to handle social media. He also had some constructive criticism to offer about how the town – and also the NWT – is missing the social media express.

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"... Lower still was the use of Twitter and some of the other forms of social media, including Trip Advisor, one of the monster entities in the field, he said.

He pointed to some entries on the Trip Advisor forums for Inuvik and the NWT, including a question from a prospective visitor wondering if it was possible to drive to Inuvik. Luckily, several local people had hopped on the forum to answer the question in the affirmative. Vadasz said he's seen cases where questions have been left unanswered for months at a time.

"There's also no business-related blog here," he said...."

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Christmas concert at Inuvik NWT's Igloo Church

Christmas concert at Inuvik NWT's Igloo Church | NWT News | Scoop.it
Every year Inuvik’s largest church hosts a Christmas concert. This year’s event featured four lanuages: English, Gwich’in, Inuvialuktun and also the Filipino Choir. Many proud par...

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10 Places in Canada Every Canadian Needs To Visit in 2013? #2 GNAF Inuvik NWT

2. Great Northern Arts Festival, Inuvik, N.W.T

Above the Arctic Circle from May 24th until July 19th, the sun stays high in the sky, day and night. This remarkable show of nature provides the perfect backdrop for the Great Northern Arts Festival  http://www.gnaf.org/ July 13 to 21 in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. 2013 ushers in the 25th anniversary of this wonderful art showcase featuring visual arts, performances, and workshops. Discover the diversity of Canada’s North, and learn about art techniques used by Canada’s First Nations including the Inuit, Inuvialuit, Gwich'in, Dene, and Metis. Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists come from far and wide to promote the best of Canada’s art world. 

(Photo ©Terry Parker/NWTT)

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Former Inuvik teacher, Hugues Latour, faces child porn, sex assault charges - North - CBC News

Former Inuvik teacher, Hugues Latour, faces child porn, sex assault charges - North - CBC News | NWT News | Scoop.it

Former Inuvik teacher Hugues Latour, pictured here in January 2009 in Inuvik, N.W.T., faces charges of possession of child pornography and sexual assault.

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Hugues Latour, 38, faces charges of touching of a minor for a sexual purpose, sexual assault, assault and unlawful confinement stemming from a recent incident.

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Latour, who is originally from Quebec, is a former high school teacher – someone who worked with teenagers. He worked at Samuel Hearne Secondary School for only one or two years.

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RCMP Staff Sgt. Wayne Norris says parents should talk with their children about the case.

"With these charges and this person in custody, all I need to stress is that if anyone else is aware of someone who is a victim like this, to report it to the RCMP," said Norris.

Latour is in police custody and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday in Inuvik.

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