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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...

Kenny Bell elected as mayor of Iqaluit

Kenny Bell has been elected as Iqaluit’s new mayor. photo courtesy of Kenny Bell/Facebook Voters in Iqaluit have chosen Kenny Bell as their new mayor. Bell defeated Noah Papatsie, his only challenger, by a count of...

Outgoing Iqaluit mayor and city council get praise from MLA George Hickes

George Hickes, speaking in his capacity as MLA for Iqaluit-Tasiluk, used his statement in the legislative assembly on Oct. 22 to applaud outgoing Mayor Madeleine Redfern and Iqaluit city council for their accomplishments during...

Housing minister won’t put limit on rent increases

Nunavut should have a cap on annual rental increases, says Pat Angnakak, MLA for Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu. She pressed Housing Minister Patterk Netser in the legislative assembly on Oct. 18 to include such a provision in the...

Nunavut News Oct. 21 Edition

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Iqaluit Amateur Hockey Association joins World Girls Hockey Weekend

Every year, there’s a weekend set aside for girls hockey players to get out on the ice and play with other girls and just enjoy playing. That weekend was Oct. 4 to 6 as World...

Nunavut News – Oct. 14 Edition

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Trudeau promises to eliminate diesel during Iqaluit visit

Prime Minister Trudeau, accompanied by Nunavut’s Liberal candidate Megan Pizzo-Lyall, told Nunavumiut his party is the best choice for voters in the fight against climate change during a campaign stop in Iqaluit,. Oct. 8....

Armed Iqaluit man, barricaded in home with children, faces multiple charges

Iqaluit RCMP have laid seven charges after an incident involving a barricaded man on Wednesday. Oolayou Shoo, 24, faces charges of assault, assault with a weapon, careless use of a firearm, unsafe storage of a...

Child luring and sexual exploitation charges laid against Iqaluit man

A 55-year-old Iqaluit man is facing charges in relation to child luring and sexual exploitation following an RCMP investigation. Craig Dunphy has been charged with two counts of luring a child, one count of procuring...

Man charged with second-degree murder in Iqaluit

A man has been charged with second-degree murder after a woman was found dead in an Iqaluit apartment around 4 a.m. on Sept. 20. The RCMP indicate that the accused is facing several other charges...

Iqaluit man charged following weekend standoff with police

A 48-year-old Iqaluit man has been charged with several firearms-related offences after a standoff with the RCMP on Saturday that lasted several hours. Moses Kilabuk appeared before a justice of the peace and was released...

RCMP make arrest following standoff in Iqaluit

A man has been arrested following what police initially described as an “armed and barricaded” incident in the Happy Valley area of Iqaluit on Saturday morning. An emergency response to the residence in the 500...

Feds come through with $150 million for Iqaluit, Kimmirut fibre optic plan

Thanks to $150 million in funding announced by the federal government Monday morning in Iqaluit, 3,215 households in Iqaluit and Kimmirut should have access to high speed internet by 2023. Nunavut’s Minister of Community and...

Man found outside Elders’ Qammaq later pronounced dead

An unconscious male found in front of the Elders’ Qammaq in downtown Iqaluit was later pronounced deceased, according to an RCMP news release. “An RCMP officer on patrol was waved down to tend to an...

Marine Protected Area deal signed: Akeeagok, Savikataaq and Trudeau conclude decades-long work to protect...

Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) president P.J. Akeeagok, Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau moved forward today in creating the Tuvaijuittuq Marine Protected Area. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA)...

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...