Inmates trash Baffin Correctional Centre unit (updated)

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For the second time in nine months, inmates at the Baffin Correctional Centre (BCC) in Iqaluit took control overnight. The June 20 incident began sometime around midnight, with RCMP and the fire department responding to the incident. “Several inmates barricaded a section of the facility resulting in significant damage to the Charlie Unit,” Minister of...
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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. Michele has received a dozen awards for her work with NNSL.