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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...

Put more officers in Kugluktuk, RCMP told during community meeting

Kugluktuk residents are calling for more RCMP officers, higher police visibility and a dedicated night shift to tackle growing crime and a sense that the Mounties are not responsive enough to calls. Also, the “us...

Police seize hundreds of bottles and cans of illegal liquor

On Thursday morning, Yellowknife RCMP seized hundreds of bottles and cans of illegal liquor — making it one of the largest quantities the detachment has ever obtained through a Liquor Act search warrant. According to...

Yellowknife man gets year in jail for campsite assault

A Yellowknife man who left a male victim with life-altering injuries after hitting him in the head with a cast iron cooking appliance was sent to jail Tuesday following “anxious consideration” by an NWT...

Ex-gymnastics coach convicted of child luring shouldn’t get mandatory sentence, argues lawyer

A former Yellowknife gymnastics instructor who sent a sexually explicit image to an underage girl he once coached should not receive the mandatory minimum sentence for child luring, the man’s lawyer argued Monday. Ricky Lee...

RCMP to meet with mayor, SAO following Kugluktuk protest

What police described as a “small protest” in Kugluktuk on Wednesday afternoon is being taken very seriously, the RCMP stated in a news release issued Thursday afternoon. “At this time we are gathering further information...

Dramatic video of Kugluktuk residents protesting outside RCMP detachment

This video footage, courtesy of Ron Tologanak, shows Kugluktuk residents holding a protest outside the RCMP detachment on Wednesday afternoon. Tologanak can be heard shouting: "Don't be lazy. Don't be racist. Just do your job." A...

Bear spray discharge evacuates Yellowknife apartment building

Residents of Sunridge Apartments evacuated their building in the middle of the night this Wednesday after a discharge of bear spray, say police. RCMP officers arrived slightly past midnight after receiving a report that several...

Kugluktuk residents hold protest against RCMP

Close to 25 residents in Kugluktuk called upon the police to be more responsive to complaints as they protested outside the RCMP detachment early Wednesday afternoon. This is the sign that Kugluktuk’s Quentin Norberg carried...

Man charged after ‘mischief spree’

A Yellowknife man faces a slew of charges after a "mischief spree" resulted in stolen perfume and hair products and an attempted meat theft. The 50-year-old suspect is facing two counts of theft under $5000,...

Rockridge Apartments incident sends one to hospital

RCMP are investigating an incident at Rockridge Apartments that sent one person to the hospital on Saturday. Police were called to the apartments on 54 Avenue late Saturday afternoon, RCMP Media Relations Officer Julie Plourde...

Two deaths in road accident near Behchoko

Two people died in a car accident near Behchoko on Saturday, an RCMP news release said Monday. On Saturday morning, police were called to the scene on Highway 3 and found the vehicle had driven...

UPDATE: Yellowknife woman found safe

RCMP are advising residents that the 35-year-old woman from Yellowknife has been found safe. The RCMP is thanking citizens for their help.

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...

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...

Missing 17-year-old found safe: RCMP

The 17-year-old male who went missing June 23 has been found safe, according to a Tuesday news brief from RCMP. The RCMP thanks the citizens of Yellowknife for their assistance.

Missing teen found safe

The 14 year-old female who went missing June 18 has been found and is safe as of Thursday morning, according to an RCMP news release. The RCMP thanks the public for their assistance.  

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...

EDITORIAL: Good cops, bad system

It is an unofficial truth that deep-seated shortcomings in our criminal justice system are much to blame for the disproportionate number of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada compared with their non-Indigenous counterparts. Thanks...
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, 220 grams of marijuana worth $4,000, and a "significant" amount of cash, police stated in...

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...

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