“Good Time Radio” signs off from Inuvik’s Great Northern Arts Festival

Roy Goose singing "Bluebird" with Shirley and Albert Elias.

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The final show  of ” Good Time Radio” at the Delta was a memorable one. Host Nadira Begg and her co-hosts, Roy and Louie Goose had a plethora of guests.

Merven Gruben is vice president of E. Gruben’s Transport at Tuktoyaktuk. The company constructed the gravel road from the arctic coast to Inuvik, over a number of years.

Northwind Industries of Inuvik was the road contractor from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk.

Gruben was a mayor of his hometown for a few terms. He also speaks of the positive and negative impacts the highway will have on his community. He spoke to Roy Goose about the access to the land, the road now provides to the people of the coastal community.

And Yukon artist Blair Thorson, chatted with Louie Goose about his fourth time attending the festival.

The highlight was at the end of “Good Time Radio” when the Goose cousins’ and Elias folks , Roy on vocals and Louie on acoustic guitar were joined by Albert and Shirley Elias to sing “Bluebird.”


About the Author

Daniel MacKenzie
Returning to the airwaves after a 9 year absence, Dan MacKenzie worked as a news director in Rocky Mountain House Alberta and Thompson Manitoba. As well as a lead morning news anchor in Prince George and lead afternoon news anchor in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. As well, Dan worked the evening sports desk from 1998 to 2000 in Winnipeg. Dan did his journalism education at Red River College, completing in 1997.

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