Mail theft investigation in Iqaluit yields arrest

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A 42-year-old male is charged with one count of theft from mail, and is to appear at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit Feb. 25, 2019.

The arrest follows a joint investigation by Nunavut RCMP’s federal operations section and Canadian postal inspectors.

“The investigation commenced after postal inspectors received several reports of non-receipt of mail within the Iqaluit community,” according to the news release.

Cst. Danielle Pollock said RCMP could not say at this point what happened to any stolen mail, saying the federal investigation is ongoing.

More information is unlikely until the disclosure process in February, said Pollock.

Canada Post did not immediately respond to an inquiry.

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Michele LeTourneau
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. Awards (11 proper, one honourable mention) 2018: Canadian Community Newspaper Association Best Reporter Initiative (1st) Best Feature Series (3rd) Ontario Community Newspaper Association Best Historical Story (1st) 2017: Ontario Community Newspaper Association Best Feature (1st) Best Environmental Story (3rd) Best Heritage Story (honourable mention) 2016: Canadian Community Newspaper Association Best Reporter Initiative (2nd) Best News Story (3rd) Ontario Community Newspaper Association Best News Story (1st) 2002: Canadian Community Newspaper Association Best Overall Arts Coverage (1st) Best Historical Feature (2nd) 2002: Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association Best Feature (1st)