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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...

Lost on Great Slave Lake

After over a week with no sign of four fishermen missing on Great Slave Lake, it is now believed that they have been lost. In an Oct. 4 news release, Hay River RCMP announced that,...

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...

RCMP still searching for fishermen, release names

RCMP are still searching for four commercial fishermen who went missing last week. On Oct. 1 RCMP confirmed they spotted a submerged craft near Windy Bay with a CC138 Twin Otter aircraft but found no...

Whale Cove childhood pals hope to join RCMP

John Voisey has wanted to be a police officer ever since he was a little kid growing up in Whale Cove. Now the recent high school graduate is hoping fulfill his dream with his...

Cash and drug scale seized in Inuvik bust

A digital scale with suspected crack cocaine residue and a large sum of cash has been seized by RCMP in Inuvik, according to a Tuesday news release. The bust came as a result of a...

Where are the RCMP foot patrols?

Few jobs are more thankless, more important or invite more danger on any given workday, than that of a police officer. And here in Yellowknife, we expect a lot from our cops. Courage has long...

Siblings fight crime in Inuvik mystery novel

RCMP Cst. Jasper Nelson’s father makes a deathbed admission: his son has an illegitimate sister. It’s one of the opening moments of Ketsia Lessard’s novel On Duty, which was released this spring. Following that scene,...

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...

Councillors question RCMP on downtown presence

During the monthly reporting of stats on RCMP, Inspector Alex Laporte told Yellowknife city council that in the downtown core 51 patrols were carried out with 14 specifically pertaining to the sobering centre area...

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...

UPDATE: Man reported missing in Yellowknife found safe

The RCMP say a man reported missing in Yellowknife has been found safe. The 38-year-old was reported missing on Sept. 12. He was last seen near Range Lake Road on Sept. 2. Police said Friday that...

Inuvik Town Council scuttles RCMP housing development

Council voted unanimously Wednesday evening to nix the proposed development of RCMP duplexes on Carmichael Drive. Speaking to council on Monday evening, neighbors urged against the proposed eight RCMP duplexes and an additional single home....

Neighbours turn out against RCMP duplexes

Inuvik town council was packed Monday evening as residents crowded to express concern over a proposed development of RCMP duplexes on Carmichael Drive. A relatively quiet neighbourhood that attracts buyers for its single home residences...

Hay River death deemed non-suspicious

A 54-year-old man found deceased Aug. 31 on a trail in Hay River has been identified. The deceased is Richard Arcand of Hay River, according to Cathy Menard, the chief coroner of the NWT. No foul...

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...

Hay River RCMP constable awarded for contributions to education

An RCMP constable in Hay River has been recognized with an award for offering on-the-land camps for youth since 1995 and his other contributions to the educational system. Const. Steve Beck was presented with the...

Kudos to new RCMP recruitment program

The results remain to be seen, but a process that will begin in January to, hopefully, recruit more Inuit into the ranks of the RCMP is long overdue. The RCMP have partnered with Nunavut Tunngavik...

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...

$1 million from feds to fight impaired driving

The federal government has provided $1.4 million to help pump the brakes on drug-impaired driving in the NWT. The funding will come over five years and support law enforcement training for drug recognition and increase...

Charges filed in alleged fraud against Hamlet of Taloyoak

Two individuals, including a former senior administrative officer in Taloyoak, are facing charges after accusations that the hamlet's finances were mishandled. Ghulam Murtaza, 60, a former SAO in the community, is charged with fraud, theft...

RCMP charge Gjoa Haven man with murder

The RCMP have laid a murder charge against a 34-year-old Gjoa Haven man. Police responded to a complaint of a 33-year-old woman found in her home not breathing on Aug. 13. She was determined to...

EDITORIAL: Yk’s internet woes demand inquiry

Yellowknife is often described as a place of great isolation - a tiny community nestled in the heart of a virtually uninhabited wilderness, far from the teeming cities of the south. But on certain occasions,...

Resident chides RCMP for breaking parking rules

A Yellowknife resident is up in arms about the RCMP parking their vehicles in explicitly "no parking" zones outside of the NWT courthouse. On July 26, the resident, who does not wish to be named,...

RCMP partnering with Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corp in recruitment effort

The RCMP and Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation are teaming up with a goal of enlisting more Inuit police officers in Nunavut. The RCMP will offer a four-month training course in Nunavut beginning in January 2020...

Major internet outage once again caused by vandalism: RCMP

Vandalism is yet again being blamed for a major phone and internet disruption Monday -- the second such incident since July 13 when internet service for much of the North Slave was knocked out...

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...

UPDATED: Missing kayaker on Great Slave Lake found dead

The search by Hay River and Fort Resolution RCMP for a missing man travelling by kayak on Great Slave Lake has ended as the man was announced deceased on Thursday. NWT chief coroner Cathy Menard...

RCMP special constable in Hay River spreads messages of boating safety

An RCMP member from Hay River is spreading the word this summer about boating safety. On July 31, Special Constable Jordan Groenewegen spoke to 24 children participating in the Town of Hay River's Summer Heat...