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An image of the seized items. photo courtesy of the RCMP

Inuvik RCMP seize drugs valued at $53,000, “significant” sum of cash

Responding to an assault call in Inuvik led RCMP to seize 330 grams of crack cocaine valued at $49,000.00, 220 grams of marijuana worth $4,000, and a "significant" amount of cash, a police press...

Police seize ‘large quantity’ of cannabis, psilocybin mushrooms and cash during Rankin Inlet arrest

A 38-year-old man from Rankin Inlet has been charged with trafficking and other offences after RCMP seized ‘a large quantity’ of cannabis, psilocybin mushrooms, drug manufacturing paraphernalia and cash. The police were responding to a...

Iqaluit police seek public’s help in tupiq fire investigation

Police released a video June 7 in the hopes the public can help with the investigation into the Nanook School tupiq fire, which took place May 24. Iqaluit RCMP is asking for the public’s help...

RCMP seize ‘large quantities’ of cannabis, mushrooms and shatter in Rankin Inlet

A 35-year-old man from Rankin Inlet has been charged with offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Cannabis Act and the Criminal Code of Canada including impaired driving and drug trafficking following an...

RCMP resolve alleged armed barricade situation in Iglulik

Iglulik RCMP peacefully resolved a crisis situation involving an alleged armed and barricaded individual in a residence in the early morning hours on Saturday. The Mounties’ Containment Response Team and crisis negotiators made contact with...

Missing 15-year-old girl found dead off Frame Lake Trail

The body of a 15-year-old girl reported missing early this week was found near the Frame Lake Trail Tuesday morning.  Cassidy Giroux was last seen Friday evening in Yellowknife and was reported missing on Monday. The missing...

Apparent Iqaluit stabbing leads to aggravated assault arrest

Iqaluit RCMP have arrested and charged a 25-year-old man in Iqaluit following an apparent stabbing in the capital city. Police responded to a residence in the 1600 block on Thursday. Paramedics were already on scene,...

EDITORIAL: Visible policing more than pick-up trucks

A woman lays unconscious on the sidewalk. A frustrated business owner posts a video to social media. A city reacts, most visibly the police. The April 9 incident outside the Finn Hansen Building on 50 Street drew...

RCMP seeking woman charged in two corner store robberies

Yellowknife RCMP and the General Investigative Section (GIS) are seeking a woman charged in connection with a robbery at Willy’s Convenience Store on Range Lake Road earlier this year. Cynthia Lafferty, 20, of Yellowknife, has been...

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...

EDITORIAL: Info train dead on the tracks

When it comes to access to information legislation it would appear the RCMP has a punctuality problem. Parliament passed the Access to Information Act in 1983 to give reporters, academics and everyday citizens the right...

Police take 30 months to process information request

The federal government touts that there are methods of transparency for getting access to information in Canada, but apparent backlogs have slowed the ATIPP process at the RCMP to a near halt. Yellowknifer is seeing...

RCMP in active search and rescue

Yellowknife RCMP have initiated a search and rescue operation for one or more people in the Mackay Lake area. Helicopters have been deployed and a group of travellers have been located. RCMP and are currently in...

UPDATED: RCMP found missing teen

The missing teen has located been located. The RCMP thank the public for their assistance. The RCMP were seeking the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old female who went missing in the downtown Yellowknife area of...
Inspector Alex LaPorte delivered a list of crime statistics to council from the month of January. Brett McGarry/NNSL Photo

RCMP provide crime stats for Jan. 2019

Inspector Alex LaPorte came before city council on Feb. 18 to deliver crime stats for the month of January. According to the statistic, thefts are up in Yellowknife from this time last year. Motor vehicle theft...

Police accuse driver of deliberately ramming truck into police vehicles

On Monday, RCMP turned to  Yellowknife residents to help find 38-year-old Gary Taylor, who was wanted on multiple arrest warrants. Thanks to a tip from the public, Mounties found Taylor on Wednesday afternoon, along with...

Updated: RCMP respond to weekend incident in Yellowknife

The RCMP G Division responded to an 'incident' leaving one person needing medical attention over the weekend.  In a news release RCMP stated they received a call at 8:40 am on Saturday Dec. 22 in...
Headshot of Black provided by RCMP

RCMP asks for help locating Yellowknife Woman

Yellowknife RCMP are asking for the public's assistance in locating Tina Black. Black, 39, is described as 5’4”, 180 lbs, medium build, long black hair with bangs and brown eyes. She was last seen...

Desire-Tesar, two others, arrested in connection to gun thefts

Beau Desire-Tesar was placed into custody in Westlock, Alta. and transported back to Yellowknife, stated an RCMP news release issued Thursday morning. A warrant for the arrest of Desire-Tesar was issued following the theft...
Guns and drugs were seized in a traffic stop in Fort Providence last weekend. Photo courtesy of RCMP G division

Gun, drugs and money seized in Fort Providence

Police have charged two men from Edmonton, Alta.  with multiple drug and weapon charges after a traffic stop and search warrant were conducted in Fort Providence. Cassiuis Paradis, 30, and a male youth who cannot...

RCMP to use drones in 2010 cold case

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced that they will be conducting UAV flights this Friday to assist in a disappearance case from 2010. In a news release issued Thursday, the RCMP stated the  UAV...

Beer, credit card reader stolen from Inuvik golf course

In its second break-in of the summer, 150 bottles of beer and a Square credit card reader were allegedly stolen from the Road's End Golf Course sometime between the evenings of September 2 and...

New top Mountie could bring real change

Brenda Lucki said all the right things while being sworn in as the first female commissioner of the RCMP in history this past Thursday, Sept. 6, at Regina, Sask.’s, F Division. Lucki comes aboard during...

Safety first at Inuvik bike rodeo

East Three Elementary School students learned the importance of wearing a helmet while riding a bike last week – and received a new helmet for free if they didn't have one. The three-day bike rodeo, organized...

Mini Mountie program connects Inuvik youth and RCMP

RCMP Const. Stephanie Leduc introduced her Mini Mountie program at East Three Elementary School in September 2017 and it is set to launch in Aklavik in the fall. "The Mini Mountie program is something I...

Corner Store armed robbery suspect arrested

Inuvik RCMP arrested a suspect in relation to the alleged armed robbery of the Corner Store April 5. A youth faces a charge of robbery, according to RCMP news releases. The Youth Criminal Justice...

Town council meeting discusses pride parade, RCMP report

RCMP reports impaired driving and domestic violence charges, increased youth involvement Staff Sgt. Dustin Ward of the Inuvik RCMP Detachment presented the monthly mayor’s/chief’s policing report for December 2017. The report states the RCMP responded to...

RCMP spread awareness about impaired driving during Candy Cane Checkstop

The RCMP stopped about 50 vehicles and gave each a pamphlet with facts about impaired driving and a candy cane, during its second Candy Cane Checkstop of the month. The Candy Cane Checkstop is a...

RCMP investigating suspicious death near Hay River

Police are investigating a suspicious sudden death Hay River, in the area close to Sandy Creek and a road known as the Wilderness Lodge Road on the K'atlodeeche First Nation. RCMP on Thursday responded to...

(UPDATE) Missing woman in Inuvik located

Inuvik RCMP have located 29-year-old Patricia Gordon, who was reported as missing to the police on November 25, 2017. The RCMP thank the public for the assistance.