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City of Iqaluit updates which businesses are open and closed

For Iqalummiut wondering which businesses are still accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Iqaluit has issued an update. The following businesses are open: Arctic Ventures DJ’s Convenience Store North-mart Canada Post Baffin Gas Bar Co-op Gas Bar All Quick-Stop locations Businesses...

COVID-19 devastates hospitality industry; numerous layoffs, hotel bookings plunge

As of today, there are no bars open in Nunavut and restaurants can only serve takeout meals. More than 100 staff at Iqaluit bars and restaurants have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and the...

City of Iqaluit asks residents to pay bills by internet, at banks or by...

In an effort to reduce public interaction during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Iqaluit would like residents to pay their taxes, utilities, land leases, traffic tickets and other bills through financial institutions, via...

BREAKING: Mayor and council ask public to delay non-essential travel to Iqaluit

Anyone planning to visit Iqaluit for non-essential purposes is being asked to delay their travel. Mayor Kenny Bell and city council held an emergency meeting Sunday to arrive at that recommendation in light of the...

Iqaluit woman faces charge of aggravated assault after apparent stabbing

A 39-year-old Iqaluit woman has been charged with one count of aggravated assault after RCMP found a 39-year-old man apparently stabbed in the 100 block of the city during the early morning on Tuesday. The...

RCMP lay charges following armed robbery at Iqaluit Quickstop KFC

Iqaluit RCMP have charged a 23-year-old man after the Quickstop KFC was the target of an armed robber on Saturday. A man with a weapon entered the business at approximately 7:12 p.m. and demanded money...

RCMP seek information from public regarding apparent aggravated assault in Iqaluit

Iqaluit RCMP are turning to the public for help with an investigation into an apparent beating of a man in the 2200 block of the city. The police responded to a residence there around 10:20...

What’s your opinion on the Iqaluit liquor store? The GN wants to hear it

The territorial government is soliciting feedback from Nunavummiut ages 16 and older through a survey on the liquor store in Iqaluit. The Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission's liquor store, which sells wine and beer, is...

City of Iqaluit suspends trucked services due to cold

Trucked water, sewer and garbage services are suspended due to cold weather, the City of Iqaluit announced on Thursday afternoon. Crews are expected to start early on Friday morning to make up for lost time,...

RCMP arrest Iqaluit man accused of attempted murder

The search is over for a man facing a charge of attempted murder and Iqaluit RCMP are thanking the public for their assistance in the matter. Mosesee Nakashook, 50, was arrested without incident Monday at...

Iqaluit man charged with second-degree murder after woman found dead in college residence

William Autut, 52, has been charged with second-degree murder after a 43-year-old woman was found dead in a Nunavut Arctic College residence early on Thursday morning. Autut, who was also charged with failing to comply...

Iqaluit animal shelter needs funding, space

Nunavut's only animal shelter continues to provide services for all Nunavut communities despite its challenges. The Nunavut Animal Shelter (NAS), also known as Iqaluit Humane Society, has been in operation since 2007. Janelle Grace...

Woman charged with aggravated assault after man sent to Iqaluit hospital with deep cuts

A 46-year-old woman will go to court to answer to a charge of aggravated assault after a man was rushed to Qikiqtani General Hospital in Iqaluit with several deep cuts on Jan 3. The injuries...

Police charge 19-year-old with attempted murder in Iqaluit

A 19-year-old Iqaluit man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly running over two men with his snowmobile in what the RCMP are describing as a “gruesome attack” on Dec. 28. The assault left...

Iqaluit RCMP investigating ‘gruesome’ assault near men’s shelter

A 28-year-old Iqaluit man was hospitalized in critical condition following a "gruesome" attack near the men’s shelter on Friday night. Iqaluit RCMP say they responded to a complaint of an assault in progress at close...

Iqaluit council passes 2020 budget with three per cent property tax increase; focus on...

Iqaluit City council approved a three per cent property tax hike as part of the 2020 budget at a special meeting on Dec. 13. Mayor Kenny Bell says a three per cent property tax increase...

Iqaluit man faces serious drug production and trafficking-related offenses

An Iqaluit man is facing serious drug charges. The accused, Jesse Crooks, appeared before a justice of the peace and is being kept in jail until his bail hearing scheduled for Dec. 17. He is charged...

More than $700 raised at Movember hockey showdown

Two teams of mostly mustachioed police and firefighter hockey players took to the ice in the name of charity on Saturday at the Arnaitok Arena in Iqaluit. When it was all said and done, more...

Whooping cough confirmed in Iqaluit

The Department of Health is advising Nunavummiut, especially parents of babies and young children, that there is confirmed whooping cough in Iqaluit. The most severe cases of whooping cough are found in children under the age...

City of Iqaluit resumes trucked services

UPDATE: The City of Iqaluit announced that it has resumed trucked services as of 4 p.m. after suspending those services earlier today due to the poor state of the roads in inclement weather. Water delivery,...

Two ‘suspicious’ fires extinguished near Federal Road in Iqaluit

The Iqaluit Fire responded to two fires, deemed to be suspicious in nature, in Iqaluit overnight on Wednesday into Thursday. The Iqaluit Fire Department responded to two fires in the city overnight Wednesday into Thursday....

Iqaluit man considered missing has been found

Iqaluit RCMP advised on Thursday morning that Takialuk Sagiatook, who was deemed missing earlier this week, has been located. He is safe, the police stated.  

Iqaluit man missing since last Friday

Iqaluit’s Takialuk Sagiatook is missing. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the police. photo courtesy of the RCMP Takialuk Sagiatook, 40, has gone missing in Iqaluit since the morning of Nov....

Water main repair will disrupt service for Iqaluit’s Plateau neighbourhood

The City of Iqaluit advised on Tuesday evening that all residences in the Plateau neighbourhood will be without water as of Wednesday at 8 p.m. until Thursday at 2 a.m. due to a water...

Northmart bomb threat found to be a hoax

A bomb threat made against Northmart on Friday has been found to be a hoax, RCMP say. NNSL file photo A 32-year-old Iqaluit man has been arrested in connection with a bomb threat made against...

RCMP take man into custody after several hours of negotiating in Iqaluit

RCMP spent five-and-a-half hours negotiating with a man who refused to leave a Happy Valley residence until the early hours of Thursday morning. The police were called to the home in the 1600 Block of...

Girl reported missing in Iqaluit returns home safely

Iqaluit RCMP have advised that a 13-year-old girl who was reported missing on Oct. 29 has safely returned home. The police issued a news release over the weekend seeking the public’s assistance in locating the...

RCMP seek public’s help to locate missing Iqaluit girl

Iqaluit RCMP are asking the public for assistance as they search for a 13-year-old girl who was reported missing. Alison Bracken of Iqaluit is missing and police are hoping residents of the city can provide...

EXCLUSIVE: Walrus hunter recounts incredible story of survival

On Oct. 18, 1994, Pitseolak Alainga embarked on a hunting trip that would change his life forever. The young man set off by sea from Iqaluit in the hopes of harvesting walrus. Instead, eight of...

Wanted man arrested in Iqaluit

Iqauit RCMP have arrested Iola Lucassie, who was sought over the past 10 days to answer to charges of assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon and uttering threats. Lucassie, 32, was taken into...