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Taking a taxi in Iqaluit? Prepare to pay $7 up front starting July 15

No cash, no service – that’s the new rule being put in effect by Iqaluit’s taxi companies come July 15. That’s due to the high number of customers not paying for their taxi rides. Caribou...

Soft opening planned for new Iqaluit take-out restaurant and general grocery store

A new take-out eatery and general grocery store named Hunter’s Market opens its doors Tuesday morning in the capital. The shelves are stocked and the kitchen is almost ready to go. “It’s the concept we came...

RCMP updates public on Iqaluit and Apex fire investigations: three of four solved

A blaze early Sunday, June 30 in the lower plateau area, or 5300 block, took out several units of a 10-plex, and saw neighbouring multiplexes evacuated. Neighbours said they saw the residents of the unit...

RCMP charge Pond Inlet man with second-degree murder related to Iqaluit weekend death

RCMP have charged a 19-year-old Pond Inlet man with second-degree murder after another man died from his injuries in Iqaluit over the weekend. Wayne Panipakoocho is being held in custody and has a court appearance...

‘Be fire safe’ and report suspicious activity, mayor urges after Iqaluit’s fourth fire call...

No injuries were reported as Iqaluit’s fire department extinguished two sheds that were fully engulfed in flames on Monday evening. Firefighters battle two shed fires behind House 753 on Monday evening. Following a rash of...

Fire update: City of Iqaluit confirms third fire, in addition to two reported...

In addition to the shacks and the ten-plex fires, which took place the evening of June 29 and the morning of June 30, the City of Iqaluit has confirmed a third fire. Read: Fires in...

Fires in Iqaluit: a 10-plex and several shacks destroyed by fire within 12 hours

A blaze early Sunday morning in the lower plateau area, or 5300 block, took out several units of a 10-plex, and saw neighbouring multiplexes evacuated. Flames and smoke consume part of a 10-plex in the...

RCMP resolve ‘high risk, dynamic’ incident in Iqaluit’s 300 block

Iqaluit RCMP responded to a “high risk, dynamic situation” that “unfolded quickly” in the city’s 300 block on Sunday, according to a news release issued by the police force. Residents in the area were forced...

Charges laid after Iqaluit man suffers serious head trauma

Iqaluit RCMP have charged a 26-year-old Iqaluit man with aggravated assault, forcible confinement and several other breach of court conditions after responding to a man who suffered “significant trauma injuries to his head” on...

Iqaluit Rangers receive and test fire new C-19 rifles

Iqaluit Rangers have finally got their hands on the C-19 rifles that are replacing the .303 Lee Enfield from the First World War era. Training will be ongoing in Iqaluit through June 20. Canadian Rangers have...

Greenland donates $100,000 toward food security in Iqaluit in wake of last year’s Northmart...

The Government of Greenland has donated $100,000 to help improve food security in Iqaluit, a move prompted by media coverage following last November’s Northmart warehouse fire. Following the Northmart warehouse fire last November, the Government...

Iqaluit taxi company launches smartphone app

Caribou Cabs, the capital’s main taxi company, joined the digital age when it launched a smartphone app two years in the making May 22. With the purchase of Pai-Pa Taxi in March, Caribou Cabs has...

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...

With warm weather comes Toonik Tyme

The 54th Toonik Tyme kicks off with an opening ceremony April 11, with the naming of the 2019 Toonik, as well as the Honorary Toonik. Outdoor games at Nakasuk School, such as the blanket toss...

AROUND NUNAVUT: Pangnirtung’s Rita Claire Mike-Murphy named emerging talent, food centre receives $3000,...

This week, the multi-talented Rita Claire Mike-Murphy is recognized for her work on children’s TV series Anaana’s Tent, as she prepares to release a new album, the Qajuqturvik Food Centre receives a $3000 donation,...

Two seamstresses share their experience with Canada Goose’s Project Atigi

A secret project, 14 Inuit seamstresses, and a now-fashionable parka company – those are the basic elements of a revelation that wowed Nunavut, New York City, and the world Jan. 31. Iqaluit's Marlene Watson was...
Jennifer Ellsworth is seen at an event earlier this year receiving an award. Ellsworth is one of the newest black belts at the Iqaluit Taekwondo Society. NNSL file photo

More black belts for Iqaluit Taekwondo Society

Two members of the Iqaluit Taekwondo Society recently received their black belts. Jennifer Ellsworth became a newly minted marshal arts master by earning her first degree black belt while Maryse Mahy received her third degree...

LGBTQ2S issues focal point in day three of Iqaluit MMIWG hearings

LGBTQ2S Indigenous peoples are burdened with educating the institutions that serve them, discouraging them from getting the help they need, said panelists at the Sept. 12 MMIWG hearing in Iqaluit. Indigenous women are already "existing...