UPDATE: Man charged in Clyde River death


A 37-year-old man is charged with second degree murder after the death of a Clyde River man Feb. 3, RCMP stated Feb. 7.

The Clyde River detachment received the call of a man in medical distress Feb. 1, according to an RCMP news release.

The 66-year-old man died Feb. 3 at the Qikiqtani General Hospital in Iqaluit, after first  being treated at the community’s health centre. Police were treating the death as suspicious.

Clyde River RCMP investigated, along with the Major Crimes Unit. The Office of the Chief Coroner was also investigating the death.

Th 37-year old has been remanded into custody and will appear before a judge, according to police.

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Michele LeTourneau first arrived at NNSL's headquarters in Yellowknife in1998, with a BA honours in Theatre. For four years she documented the arts across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Following a very short stint as a communications officer with the Government of the Northwest Territories, Michele spent a decade at a community-based environmental monitoring board in the mining industry, where she worked with Inuit, Chipewyan, Tlicho, Yellowknives Dene and Metis elders to help develop traditional knowledge and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit contributions for monitoring and management plans. She rejoined NNSL and moved to Iqaluit in May 2014 to write for Nunavut News. Michele has received a dozen awards for her work with NNSL.