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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...

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...