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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...

Aklavik man arrested for sexual assault of a minor: RCMP

A 30-year-old Aklavik man has been charged with sexual interference. Police say they received a complaint on Dec. 5 of this year. They allege the man was engaging in sexual acts with a minor for...

Prisoner bolted from custody, RCMP say

A handcuffed prisoner broke loose from custody Saturday as police escorted him to his courthouse cell, according to an RCMP news release.  During the incident, Jacob Smith-Lafferty, who’s facing a charge of escape lawful custody,...

Data storage a barrier to body cameras – RCMP; MLA says he doesn’t want...

Tununiq MLA David Qamaniq wants RCMP to wear body cameras but Nunavut's police force says there’s a technological roadblock preventing it. It doesn’t appear that Nunavut RCMP will be using body cameras until data storage...

Beware phone fraudsters posing as police, CRA: NWT RCMP

NWT RCMP has issued a warning after they say fraudsters posed as police and federal officials in an effort to scam a resident out of money. A complaint was filed with NWT RCMP after the...

Hay River RCMP Detachment gets new accessibility ramp

The Hay River RCMP Detachment has become more accessible for persons with disabilities. The detachment has replaced an old ramp with a new and improved version. "There was a ramp before," said Sgt. Brandon Humbke. "We...

Suspect sought in armed gas station robbery: Yellowknife RCMP

Police in Yellowknife are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man they say robbed an uptown gas station Friday night. Just before midnight, the man, donning a black balaclava, entered the Shell gas...

Water pipe woes shake up service hours at RCMP detachment

Administrative service hours at the Yellowknife RCMP Detachment are being scaled back in the wake of a “structural integrity issue with the main water pipe system,” that will require major repairs, say police. The “temporarily...

Exclusive: Inuvik man’s dream becomes Elder’s nightmare

He called her fax line, her land line, and messaged her on social media. The 75-year-old Inuvik Elder thought she had escaped the harassment at last when Richard McLeod moved to Edmonton. Then, at 1:30 a.m.,...

Inuvik man busted driving at three times the legal limit – at 10:30 a.m.

An Inuvik man who was caught behind the wheel three times over the legal blood alcohol limit lost his driving privileges for a year and a half and will pay several thousand dollars in...
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Mountain View: From root to fruit!

Friends, at the outset what Tsiigehtchic citizen Lawrence Norbert has to say about the bootleggers there can easily be taken the wrong way. Every decent minded person, sober or not, in a small Northern town...

EXCLUSIVE: Mother raises alarm after daughter’s attacker released from prison

Walking downtown one day recently, a Yellowknife mother's worst nightmare appeared in front of her. Darnell Kakfwi, who was imprisoned for raping her daughter, was back on the street just months after his conviction. She wondered:...
Close to $200,000 worth of sports gear showed up in Fort Providence on Nov. 15 thanks to the work of Edward Landry, a minor hockey coach in the community, Cpl. Cagri Yilmaz, detachment commander of the Fort Providence RCMP, and Sport Central, an Edmonton-based organization which provides donations to communities in need. photo courtesy of Thorsten Gohl

Thousands of reasons to smile in Fort Providence

Edward Landry of Fort Providence is a long-time coach in minor hockey and had a problem. Plenty of youth in the community didn't have any equipment to wear in order to play and he wanted...

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.  

Fort Simpson RCMP seize drugs and cash

Fort Simpson RCMP seized $1,900 worth of crack cocaine and arrested one man in the community. While searching a residence on Nov. 9, police also seized a scale with cocaine residue, stated an RCMP news...

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...

Marching to end family violence in the North

Awareness, then action. Louise Elder, march organizer and executive director of Status of Women Council NWT, wanted both as dozens of residents marched downtown and called to eliminate family violence on Wednesday. That includes ending the...

Police investigate sudden death in Inuvik

Inuvik RCMP is investigating a sudden death in the community. According to police, first responders rushed to a residence at about 9:58 p.m. Tuesday and found an unresponsive 54-year-old man. He was pronounced dead at...

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...

Should Nunavut RCMP wear body cameras? MLA David Qamaniq says yes

Nunavut’s police officers should be equipped with body cameras and their vehicles should have video cameras mounted in them, Tununiq MLA David Qamaniq said in the legislative assembly on Thursday. Tununiq MLA David Qamaniq wants...

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...

Downtown Yk police patrols need to be more visible

Nine years ago my wife and I honeymooned in Costa Rica. Our travel agent accidentally booked our seats at opposite ends of the plane but one thing that did do us well was the chartered...

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...

Trial begins for Fort Good Hope man accused of murder

The second-degree murder trial of a Fort Good Hope man began in Yellowknife Monday. Twenty-six-year-old Colten McNeely is accused of killing Lloyd Edgi, 28, in the early hours of Sept. 3, 2017 in the Sahtu...

Yellowknife RCMP say patrols are up downtown

Yellowknife RCMP officers conducted 74 downtown patrols in September. Of those patrols, 19 were focused at or around the Sobering Centre/Day Shelter, and 55 bottles of liquor were seized and destroyed downtown throughout September, Insp....

RCMP reissue plea for help finding missing man

Yellowknife RCMP are renewing their call for assistance in finding 63-year old Yellowknife area man Glen Harold Field. Field has grey hair, grey/blue eyes, measuring 178 cm/5 feet 8 inches and weighing 77 kg/169 pounds. He...

Vehicle rollover claims life of 11-year-old Rankin Inlet girl

A side-by-side utility vehicle being driven by a 13-year-old girl rolled over near the Rankin Inlet elementary school on Tuesday evening and resulted in the death of an 11-year-old female passenger, according to the...

New Mountie arrives in Hay River for first posting

The Hay River RCMP Detachment welcomed its newest member on Oct. 9. Hay River is Const. Mason Byrne's first posting after he graduated from the RCMP's training depot in Regina, Sask., on Sept. 30. The new...

Yellowknifer – Oct. 11 edition

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Resolute man charged after shots fired

Following an alleged physical altercation between a man and a few other people and several rounds were subsequently fired from a long gun in the direction of others on Sunday night, RCMP arrested and...