Iqaluit man charged with kidnapping


RCMP received a complaint last Wednesday, April 10, that a man was taken from his Iqaluit residence by another man, then held against his will.

RCMP state they arrested an Iqaluit man. There were no injuries as a result of the incident.

Gabriel Choquette, 23, was charged with kidnapping with a firearm, as well as with several other Criminal Code offences.

Choquette appeared in court April 11, and was released with conditions. His next scheduled court appearance is May 6, 2019, state police.


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Michele LeTourneau first arrived at NNSL's headquarters in Yellowknife in1998, with a BA honours in Theatre. For four years she documented the arts across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Following a very short stint as a communications officer with the Government of the Northwest Territories, Michele spent a decade at a community-based environmental monitoring board in the mining industry, where she worked with Inuit, Chipewyan, Tlicho, Yellowknives Dene and Metis elders to help develop traditional knowledge and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit contributions for monitoring and management plans. She rejoined NNSL and moved to Iqaluit in May 2014 to write for Nunavut News. Michele has received a dozen awards for her work with NNSL.


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